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Press Releases Hosts Halloween Costume Swap

Go green and save some green this Halloween – swap costumes!

Victoria, BC – October 9th, 2012

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?

Our Big Earth and have got a fun, economic, creative and light-on-the-earth solution for you – the first Victoria Costume Swap as part of National Costume Swap Day Canada.

We’ve got your back in the costume department this year. Spend a fun 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,” said 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 2 to 4 p.m. Saturday, Oct. 13 at the Oaklands Community Centre. Simply bring your costumes to the swap and we will organize them for you.

“We are thrilled to support this exciting shift in Halloween tradition which is connecting families in Victoria and the surrounding area in the spirit of recycling and building community – while having a great time!”, said Erin Richards, Marketing Coordinator for

Get all of the details on the local costume swap and find out all the details on this national movement at

How it works: Come and bring your costumes to exchange and trade with the group. You will get an exchange ticket at the door for every costume you bring in that allows you to go home with a new-to-you costume for yourself or your kids.

The Costume Swap is a part of National Costume Swap Day Canada celebration where communities throughout the country are helping families save money, create a stronger sense of community and live lightly on the Earth this Halloween.

Media Contacts:
Erin Richards/
250.381.3633 ext. 3291

Scott Ledingham/PRMediaNow