Every Halloween we splash out on capes, fake blood and witches hats and every year £140 million worth of clothes end up in the bin. Scary right? Get Sew Spooky and swap or make a DIY Halloween costume that won’t spook the planet, instead of buying new. 

We're linking up with North London Waste Authority to run a series of Halloween costume swaps and making workshops across north London. See what's on in Islington, Camden, Hackney, Walthamstow, Enfield, Barnet and Haringey below.

Not in north London? Never fear, we've got lots of tips for making your own DIY costume at home.

What's on in North London

Sunday 22nd October Hornbeam Community Cafe & Environment Centre, 458 Hoe Street, London. Sew Spooky Halloween Costume Making Workshop, 6 - 9pm. Stuck with what to wear this Halloween? In this workshop you’ll learn how to make, alter or embellish clothes and costumes and turn them into something spooky. Book free ticket.

Tuesday 24th October

London Metropolitan University, Rocket Bar, Islington. 

Sew Spooky at London Met Uni - Halloween Costume Swap, drop in 10 - 4pm. Bring last years' costume and swap it for something new to you. 
Sew Spooky repairs - bring your clothes back from the dead, 11 - 12noon [book here] and 2 -3pm [book here]. Learn how to resurrect your wardrobe favourites and dip your toes into the world of sewing and repairs.
Sew Spooky Halloween Costume Making Workshop, 12:30 -1.30pm. Stuck with what to wear this Halloween? In this workshop you’ll learn how to make, alter or embellish clothes and costumes and turn them into something spooky. Book free ticket.
Thursday 26th October Middlesex University College Building, The Burroughs, Barnet. Sew Spooky at Middlesex Uni - Halloween Costume Swap, drop in 10 - 4pm. Bring last years' costume and swap it for something new to you. 
Sew Spooky repairs - bring your clothes back from the dead, 11 - 12noon [book here] and 2 -3pm [book here]. Learn how to resurrect your wardrobe favourites and dip your toes into the world of sewing and repairs.
Sew Spooky Halloween Costume Making Workshop, 12:30 -1.30pm. Stuck with what to wear this Halloween? In this workshop you’ll learn how to make, alter or embellish clothes and costumes and turn them into something spooky. Book free ticket.
Friday 27th October University College London, Wilkins Building, Camden. Sew Spooky at UCL - Halloween Costume Swap, drop in 10 - 4pm. Bring last years' costume and swap it for something new to you. 
Sew Spooky repairs - bring your clothes back from the dead, 11 - 12noon [book here] and 2 -3pm [book here]. Learn how to resurrect your wardrobe favourites and dip your toes into the world of sewing and repairs.
Sew Spooky Halloween Costume Making Workshop, 12:30 -1.30pm. Stuck with what to wear this Halloween? In this workshop you’ll learn how to make, alter or embellish clothes and costumes and turn them into something spooky. Book free ticket.
The Lordship Hub Co-op, Higham Rd, Tottenham, Haringey. Sew Spooky Halloween Costume Swap and Making Workshop, drop in 3 - 6pm. Bring last years' costume and swap it for something new to you in this pop-up. Or get crafting something new. Book free ticket.

What's on for kids (ages 6+)

Monday 23rd October Little Hands Design, Belsize Park, Camden Halloween masks, ears and tails galore workshop, 3 - 5pm. Join Little Hands Design in making a fun and original Halloween costume and scary props and accessories. Book free ticket.
Tuesday 24th October London Metropolitan University, Rocket Bar, Islington. Trick or treat bag making, 10 - 11am. Bring your little horrors along to a spooktacular workshop turning old t-shirts into personalised trick or treat bag for Halloween! Book free ticket.
Hornbeam Learning Lodge, Pimp Hall Nature Reserve, Chingford, Waltham Forest. Sew Spooky kids Halloween costume swap, 1 - 3pm. Pop-up Halloween costume swap - bring last years' costume and swap it for something new to you. Book free ticket.
Halloween masks, ears and tails galore kids workshop, 3 - 5pmJoin Little Hands Design in making a fun and original Halloween costume and scary props and accessories. Book free ticket.
Wednesday 25th October The Hackney Pirates, 138 Kingsland High Street, London. Sew Spooky kids Halloween costume swap and craft workshop 10 - 1pm drop in. Join Mrs Bears and Craft Guerilla for a morning of swapping, crafting, making and mending. Book free ticket.
Thursday 26th October Forty Hall Farm, Enfield. Sew Spooky kids Halloween costume swap and craft workshop, 12 - 5pm drop in. Join Craft Guerilla for a morning of swapping, crafting, making and mending. Book free ticket.

This campaign is funded by North London Waste Authority and brought to you by Hubbub.