Swap Your Halloween Costume with ThredUP


After rounding up costume after costume here on Family Style, I know just how costly a kid’s Halloween costume can be. And then what do you do with it after Halloween? Clearly your little one can’t fit into it next year, and even if he could, would you have worn the same prom dress two years in a row?

That’s why I adore thredUP’s annual Halloween Costume swap, which they’ve extended to October 22 this year. See how it works below:

Here’s what you do:

  • Put together a box of outgrown kids’ clothes and include an old Halloween costume. Then when you list it on, make sure to flag it as a “specialty box.”
  • When it’s time to ship your box, you can do it free of charge.
  • To pick a new costume for your little one, browse through the boxes marked as having Halloween costumes. Pick one out, and then pay $5 + $10.95 shipping for the entire box (over 15 items).

Just taking a quick look through the 148 boy’s boxes with costumes, I see a few infant Pea in a Pod costumes, a toddler Tigger costume (never worn) and a toddler Handy Manny costume.

You have until October 22 — so start swapping now! And don’t forget that you can easily swap kid’s clothes year round on thredUP.

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