Halloween Costume Swap gives parents a free alternative

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by TERESA YUAN / KING 5 News

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Posted on October 11, 2013 at 9:18 AM

Updated Friday, Oct 11 at 9:52 AM

WEST SEATTLE – If your closet is packed with old Halloween costumes, there’s a way to swap it for another one this weekend.

Saturday is National Costume Swap Day. City Mouse kid’s store in West Seattle is one of those that are taking part.

People receive a token for bringing in a costume. On Saturday, the costumes will be laid out on a large table and people can pick out another costume.

The national event was sparked by a simple idea that reusing Halloween costumes would help families save money each Halloween and cut down on the number of outfits that end up in landfills.

“I love it. I think it's perfect for our community. Perfect for families,” said customer Diana Palmer. “There's no reason to go out and spend $80-to-$100 on costumes really. I don't have anything against people who do, but our family, we have three small kids. I think it's great to come and find a costume.”

City Mouse Store is located at 4218 SW Alaska Street.

People can start showing up at 10:00 a.m. and look through costumes, but the swap will begin at 11:00 a.m.

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