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8 Ways to Reuse Your Costume
1. No Trash Cans Here!
In reality, it might be a bit much to say that every single year you and the members of your family need a brand-new costume. For one, it can get pricey. Also, you may love your Wonder Woman or Spartan Cheerleader so much, why would you want to toss it out?
So, save your costumes to wear another year (who’s going to remember anyway?) or even share with a friend. Hand-me-downs aren’t just great for good jeans and the occasional party dress, after all. If you’re looking to broaden your giving horizons, host a post-Halloween soiree and have a Swap Party.
On the flip-side, if the idea of another fŐte so close to the expired All Hallow’s Eve sounds a bit daunting, try a site like Zwaggle, where you receive points for giving your gently used items to other families, which you can then redeem to obtain “new” items for yours.
2. That Sheet Would Make a Great…
Just because you may not want to revisit last year’s Crypt Keeper costume doesn’t mean he can’t haunt Halloweens to come. Reuse your costumes as indoor and outdoor spooky decor. We love this idea of reusing an old skeleton costume to add a creepy touch to your front yard. Or, try redecorating your ghost costume (ie: that old white sheet) with chilling details like fake blood, spiders and the like to make a fun backdrop for next year’s Halloween events.