Those combatting the eternal paradox of having plenty of clothes to cover their bodies, yet nothing to wear, or searching for an original Halloween costume needn't fret any longer: The Boise State University Theatre Arts Department is hosting its second annual costume sale Saturday, Oct. 20.
According to Carrie Applegate, administrative assistant in the department, last year's sale raked in $2,500-$3,000. Attendees stood in line and were invited to peruse the collection of attire in groups of about 20.
"Everybody left with something, and left really excited," said Applegate.
Funds raised from the sale are put back into the department and used to purchase supplies that both educate theater students, and provide detailed costumes for the department's various productions. Last year's funds were used to purchase sewing machines and costume racks.
This year's sale will take place from 9 a.m.-3 p.m. in the Academic Wing of the Morrison Center. The department wants all of its excess inventory out the door, and 2-3 p.m. will be bargaining hour, during which reasonable offers will be accepted.
Applegate said this year's selection includes everything from Medieval and Renaissance attire to band uniforms from the days of Boise Junior College and plenty of wares from last year's production of Hamlet. All the costumes are made by students and feature a variety of unique fabrics. Applegate also said that one of the only differences between last year's event and the upcoming sale is that prices are lower, with items starting at $1 and the most expensive items going for around $50.