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Tired of paying for Halloween costumes that are only worn once — or that are thrown out because your child outgrows them or doesn’t want to wear the same outfit twice? Here’s a solution that will benefit your wallet and the environment: Edmonds-based Womentorz.com and Coldwell Banker Bain are hosting a costume swap on Oct. 9 at the Coldwell Banker Bain office at 108 5th Ave. S. in downtown Edmonds.

The costume swap is sponsored by Green Halloween Edmonds, part of the Puget Sound-based Green Halloween national movement to make Halloween more healthy for children and more sustainable for the planet. Led by Edmonds resident Melinda Knight, Green Halloween Edmonds has the support of the Edmonds Chamber of Commerce and will be incorporated into downtown Edmonds’ annual Halloween festivities this year.

Costumes in good condition can be dropped off at Coldwell Banker Bain after Oct. 1 through the day of the swap. Those donating costumes will receive a token if they want to return to pick up a new costume the day of the event. Any leftover costumes will be donated to charity.

Knight is currently seeking volunteers who can help during the event. For more information, visit the Green Halloween Edmonds Facebook page.

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