Saturday, October 13 is National Costume Swap Day, a day to pass the Halloween costumes that no longer fit your kids on to a new generation of witches and zombies. This is a nationwide recycling event, and the Bloomfield Public Library will be a swap location.
To participate, you’ll need to drop off clean, gently used children’s Halloween costumes at the library any time before the day of the swap. (The map below will get you there.) You’ll get a swap ticket for each costume, with a limit of 1 per child. You bring your ticket back on October 13 to select a new costume.
From 11 a.m. to 1 p.m., the swap will be open only to those with swap tickets. From 1 to 2 p.m., the swap is open to all, with a requested donation of $3 per costume.
If you can’t make the swap and you want a vintage costume, check out the Wonderfun Shop in Pompton Lakes. They are selling off a wide assortment of costumes from theaters and magicians, all at very reasonable prices.