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Friday, October 23, 2009

Costumes Galore!

Lime green wigs flying through the air, a man dressed in Shakespearian attire and a girl trying on thigh-high, pleather platform boots—this was the scene at the Constans Theatre today (10/23) as UF's costume department holds its annual costume sale.

Students and faculty shopped starting at 10am (it goes until 3pm) in search of their potential Halloween costumes. One girl grabbed a lacey black dress to use for her get-up as Morticia Addams. Two women, who wanted matching costumes, snatched up blonde wigs and white sparkly dresses. Other customers grabbed individual items such as mullet wigs, feathered boas, angel wings and geisha robes.

“We have a little bit of everything,” says Stacey Galloway of the costume department.

The great assortment of items also came at great prices. Costumes ranged from $5 to $15, feathered-boas and fishnets were $1, shoes were between $5 and $10, and wigs were just $5.

“I just saved a lot of money on my Halloween costume,” exclaimed one happy student.

The costume sale is held every year as a fundraiser for student projects, such as the costume department’s annual educational trip to New York. Each year the sale yields a couple hundred dollars and customers walk out with one-of-a-kind costumes that don't break the bank.

—Ashley McCredie

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