Now that the trick-or-treating is over and the candy has been sorted, parents are left to figure out what to do with another year’s worth of costumes. There are probably some local churches or groups that you could donate to, but these are some other options for what to do with your family’s gently used Halloween costumes, so they don’t end up wasting space in your closet or in a landfill.
- Donate it to kids in need - The Halloween Helpers collects gently used costumes and dance class outfits and sends them to places like community centers and shelters for families who don’t have the resources to buy costumes. ’Ween Dream is a similar organization that collects clean, pre-worn costumes to donate to families living at or below the poverty level and those affected by a “traumatic event” like Hurricane Michael.
- Try online secondhand stores - If the costume is in really great shape, you could try selling it online at sites like Poshmark or ThredUP. With Poshmark, sellers upload photos to the site and with ThredUP, users send in clothing which is then evaluated for resale. Both accept kids’ costumes year-round.
- Let social media do the work - People sell everything from furniture to electronics on social media, so why not Halloween costumes? Facebook Marketplace could help you sell your old costumes and if you’re lucky, you could even make enough to cover the cost of next year’s costumes.
Source: Huffington Post