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Community Costume Swap
Date: October 5, 2019
Time: 10:00 AM - 11:30 AM
Location: City Hall - Peter Kirk Room Map it
123 5th Ave
Kirkland, WA

costume-swap-kidsTrade your old costumes for ones that are new-to-you at our 4th Annual Costume Swap!

Two steps to participate:
1) Donate your old costumes the week of Sept 30-Oct 4
2) Come to the swap event on Oct 5 to select a costume

How to Donate
Donate your old costumes during the week before the swap event (Sept 30-Oct 4). Multiple drop-off locations available for donations.

Costumes of all sizes - from infant to adult - are accepted. Items should be clean and in good, wearable condition (e.g. no broken zippers, not mildewed or musty, torn only if intentional). Accessories in good condition also accepted.

Where to Donate
Donations accepted Sept 30-Oct 4
Kirkland City Hall (upstairs lobby)
123 Fifth Ave
Donate between 8am - 5pm

North Kirkland Community Center (lobby)
12421 103rd Avenue NE
Donate between 8am - 4pm
(Donations accepted till 12pm on Friday)

Participating elementary schools
You'll get a notice on Peachjar if your school is participating. In the past Peter Kirk and John Muir have had boxes. If you want to organize a donation box at your school, please contact us at

How the Swap Works
Come select from the donated costumes. Limit one costume per person. Remember to bring your own reusable bag or hangers to take costumes home!

October 5
10am - 11:30am

Kirkland City Hall
Peter Kirk Room (use downstairs entrance)
123 Fifth Ave

This event is very busy at the start! We will allow people in till we reach room capacity, then will admit people as others leave. The crowd typically quiets down around 11.

We cannot guarantee you will get a costume since the selection is limited to what is donated in advance. But if you come with an open mind we will help you find something that will work for you! (At past swaps we've had lots of princess, superhero, witch and animal costumes.) Use the accessories table to create your own unique outfit!

The event is fun and easy – it’s not an exchange program where you must bring in a costume to get one, but residents are encouraged to donate if you’d like to take a costume. We rely on advance donations from the community to make this event run smoothly! Donating in advance allows us to sort the costumes by size and hang them on racks so it's easy for people to find a costume that fits.

This is a great way to help the environment, save money, and share with the community! Hosted by the City of Kirkland Recycling Team to make it easy for our community members to reuse and reduce :)

Volunteering Opportunity
If you're interested in volunteering the day of the event, please contact Volunteers help set up the room, help attendees find costumes that will work for them, monitor the room capacity, run the photo booth, and hang up costumes that have been tried on.

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