Our First Annual Costume Swap
Are the dark corners of your storage room a little spookier
than usual? Do they come complete with piles of too small, underused or long-forgotten
costumes, bits and bobbles of Halloweens past? Do you have no desire to spend tons of
time and money fighting the crowds (and your kids) to score another costume that will
end up in that cob-webby pile?
Kid Culture, Fancy Pants Kids and Play Me Mama have a fun, economic, creative and
light-on-the-earth solution for you – the first Junction Costume Swap as part of National
Costume Swap Day Canada.
We’ve got your back in the costume department this year. Spend a fun early October
Saturday afternoon with other parents and kids looking to discover some great finds and
get rid of that never-to-be-worn-again (by you) box of costumes, accessories and more in
the spirit of upcycling.
“Everyone has a stash of costumes from Halloweens gone by that they don’t use any
more,” says National Costume Swap Day organizer Robin Rivers. “We’re putting those
old costumes to good use and making them new to you while helping families save
money and live lightly.”
The event will be held from 10 a.m. till 8 p.m. Saturday, Oct. 13 at Kid Culture, 2986
Dundas St W Toronto, ON. Costumes and accessories to be swapped can be dropped off
at Kid Culture from Sunday September 30th till Friday October 12th.
How it works: Bring your clean, gently used costumes to exchange and trade into the
store from September 30th till October 12th. You will get an exchange ticket in the shop
for every costume you bring in that allows you to go home with a new-to-you costume
for your kids the day of the swap. No costumes to trade, no worries you’ll be charged a
flat fee of $5 at the door (cash only) and you can pick out a costume. Proceeds will be
benefitting The Salvation Army Evangeline Residence.
Organizers are also asking that you bring a new or gently used children’s book for
Bookhunters. Get all of the details on the local costume swap and find out all the details
on this national movement at www.costumeswapdaycanada.com