Few things about Halloween are scarier than the over-consumption that goes along with it: One-time use costumes, processed candy by the bag-full, and off-the-shelf makeup full of mysterious chemicals are just the beginning. This year, leave the tricks to your local haunted hayride and treat yourself to these sustainable options instead.
Tom Arma Costumes
The greenest Halloween costume is usually one you make yourself
-- especially when you take advantage of thrift stores, your grandmother's attic, or on-hand craft supplies for a one-of-a-kind look. But if you're not the crafty type, then choose a long-lasting, durable costume from Tom Arma
The company runs its offices on renewable energy, ships the costumes in recyclable packaging, and uses high-quality construction that means your kid (and his younger brothers, sisters, and cousins) can use the costume for year-round dress up until it's too small.
Each costume -- which comes in child, toddler, and infant sizes -- also includes a fact sheet from the National Wildlife Federation to teach kids about their real-life animal counterparts. (Tom Arma Costumes, $50)
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