On Sat. Oct. 19, the Department of Theatre Arts will open their costume selection to students. For the third year running, the Costume Shop at the Theater Arts Department seeks to reduce its inventory and sees Halloween as a mutually beneficial opportunity to provide costume selection to students for reduced price.
The costume sale is an affordable means to end, as the Department of Theater Arts downsizes its surplus of costumes and students get a chance to save a trip to their local thrift store.
Ashlynn Goody, junior environmental science major, spoke of her excitement.
“I had no idea that they did this costume sale for students,” Goody said. “I wish I would have know earlier, saves me a lot of money and stress picking out my costume for
Halloween is one of the most festive times of the year, and this is also a reality with college students as well. The issue with costumes is that their is a cost associated with picking a costume that is only going to be worn one time. It is that predicament which gave way to the Department of Theater Arts Costume Shop creating their theatrical costume sale.
Darrin Pufall, associate costume design professor, expressed why he thought giving the students a chance to purchase some old costumes would be an ideal opportunity as Halloween approaches.
“Boise has very limited resources now that the “Costume Shop” on Chinden is closed” Pufall said. “This sale provides students and the community a costume resource for both Halloween and community/educational theaters.”
Goody echoed Pufall’s statement.
“I used to always stress about having to pick a Halloween costume, as I just didn’t see the purpose in spending what little money I had on something that I would never wear again,” Goody said. “But this sale definitely helps iron out those anxieties.”
All proceeds from the costume sale will go directly back the Department of Theater Arts Shop for educational purpose and future productions.
The costume sale will take place in the Academic Wing of the Morrison Center from 9am-12pm, room 214.