4Cats Art Studio Hosts First National Costume Swap Day™ Canada Event in the Central Vancouver Island Region

4Cats Art Studio head curator, Tara Gray, gets into the Halloween Spirit!


(Sept. 25, 2012) Lantzville, B.C. – Are the dark corners of your storage room a little spookier than usual? Do they come complete with piles of too small, underused or long-forgotten costumes, bits and bobbles of Halloweens past? Do you have no desire to spend tons of time and money fighting the crowds (and your kids) to score another costume that will end up in that cob-webby pile?

4Cats Arts Studio has got a fun, economic, creative and light-on-the-earth solution for you –  National Costume Swap Day Canada. The swap takes place on Saturday, October 13th, 2012 at 1-7221 Lantzville Road, Lantzville, BC. It starts at 4:00 pm to 6:00 pm and is FREE!We encourage you to bring your CLEAN costume to the studio by Thursday, October 9 so we can sort them for easy swapping on National Costume Swap Day – October 13!! Costume Swap costumes can be taken at the door on swap day as well. Please bring a non perishable food item for Loaves and Fishes too… they do need it right now!

We’ve got your back in the costume department this year. Spend a fun early October Saturday afternoon with other parents and kids looking to discover some great finds and get rid of that never-to-be-worn-again (by you) box of costumes, accessories and more in the spirit of upcycling.

“Everyone has a stash of costumes from Halloweens gone by that they don’t use any more,” says 4Cats Nanaimo curator, Tara Gray. “We’re putting those old costumes to good use and making them new to you while helping families save money and live lightly.”

Get all of the details on the local costume swap and find out all the details on this national movement at www.costumeswapdaycanada.com

How it works: Come and bring your costumes to exchange and trade with the group. You will get an exchange ticket at the door for every costume you bring in that allows you to go home with a new-to-you costume for your kids.

4Cats Nanaimo is pleased to be part of National Costume Swap Day Canada celebration where communities throughout the country are helping families save money, create a stronger sense of community and live lightly on the Earth this Halloween.

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