Thrifting: Head to your local thrift store and pick out pre-used, pre-loved clothing and accessories to make a unique costume for you or your family. A thrifted t-shirt not only reduces plastic materials in a new costume, but it also saves 2,650 litres of water from making and purchasing a new one.
Making: Take a look around your home and get crafty. Pull out the cardboard, glue, fabrics, scissors and more to create your costume. Easy options include the classics like a black cat, pirate, ghost, prom queen, or ‘where’s Waldo?’. Make this a family event by having the kids help and let them know the importance of reducing plastic and foam waste.
Borrowing: Ask a friend or family member if they already have a costume or parts of a costume that you’re looking for. You could offer to make this a fun, physically distanced clothing swap to help with everyone’s Halloween costumes this year.