You might already have gone to a couple of Halloween parties, but today is THE day. If you’re still scrambling about thinking of what to wear tonight, and wanting to tear your hair out because the only things you have in your closet are costumes that you’ve already worn in the past, here’s a quick tip for you: go raid your friend’s closet. For that matter, go raid your siblings’, parents’, or partner’s Halloween costume stash.
For sure, you will be able to find a get up that will suit you, and you do not have to spend a single dime. Swapping costumes for Halloween may not be the first thing that comes to mind, especially if you are all gung ho about coming as the most unique, most stunning creature to a party. Then again, costume swapping brings another benefit on top of saving money: you get to conserve other resources (read: raw materials being used to create those costumes!).
There is actually a “holiday” dubbed Costume Swap Day, which is celebrated on the 9th of October every year. This gives you pretty much a whole month to figure out who/what you are going to go as for so and so number of Halloween parties. Take a look at this video for more information.
The Day might be over now, but it doesn’t mean you can’t do your own swap several hours before that last Halloween party you are going to attend. And, if you are tearing your hair out and beating yourself up for leaving things to the last minute – remember to start your swap early next year!