Get your Halloween off to a green start at Charlotte's Green Halloween Costume Swap on Oct. 8. Don't buy new this year - save some money and help green our community by swapping out your children's gently used costumes.
Hosted by Natural Luxe and Atherton Mill and Market, the event will feature goody bags filled with great discounts and offers from swap sponsors for the first 50 swappers to arrive.
From 10 a.m.- noon, swappers who have donated a costume will be able to pick out a "new" costume; after noon, the swap will be open to the public to select a costume. All costumes left after the swap is over will be donated to a local charity. Children between age 1-13 can enter the ChicoBag 4th annual Trick-or-Treat Bag Design Contest.
But first, you need to drop off a costume to swap. The deadline to submit costumes is Oct. 5. Only gently used children's costumes will be accepted. For every costume you donate, you will receive a ticket to swap out for a new one.
Drop off costumes at the following Charlotte locations:
- Keller Williams Realty SouthPark, 2115 Rexford Road, 704-602-0400
- Belly Elan - 9816 Rea Road, Shops at Blakeney, 704-544-3226
- Eco-licious, 1916 Commonwealth Ave., 704-966-7030
- Atherton Market, 2104 South Blvd., open Tuesdays, 3-7 p.m.; Wednesdays, 9 a.m.-1 p.m.; and Saturdays, 9 a.m.-2 p.m.
For more information, contact Jennifer at Natural Luxe at 704-904-2535.