Clothes make a statement. Costumes tell a story.
Can’t make it in person to one of the cool Halloween swaps in your area? (I know that my weekends are booked solid from now until Thanksgiving, thanks to selling my soul to youth sports.)
You can still save money and keep costumes out of landfills! thredUP allows you to swap unwanted and outgrown Halloween costumes with other families online.
It’s a virtual thrift store. Browse boxes of gently-used clothes and toys listed by parents like you; find one you like and have it sent to your house for just $5 plus shipping. You can even tag favorite sellers and be notified when they list new boxes.
Pack up and list your own boxes for credit towards new boxes— thredUP will send you USPS flat-rate boxes for free, and you can print out pre-paid shipping labels at home. Your postal carrier will just pick your box up from your mailbox or door.
The Halloween costume exchange works exactly like the existing swap service: moms can browse Halloween-themed boxes and pick one they’d like to receive for $5 + shipping. Swappers also post their kids’ outgrown costumes online and send to other families upon request. thredUP e-mails the pre-paid shipping label and schedules home pick-up.
Or, if you’re in dire need of a new costume (somehow, I doubt I’m going to find an old Smurfette being exchanged; seriously who knew the Smurfs would ever make a comeback), thredUP has partnered with two costume companies for discounts so deep they’re scary. 🙂
Have your kids decided what they’re going to be for Halloween?