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Farmington Barn Holds Costume Sale Just In Time For Halloween

Get ready to find some scary bargains - everything will be under $20. The Farmington Barn Theatre's semi-annual costume sale is on October 15.

Halloween is just around the corner. Do you have costumes ready for your childrens' trick or treat adventures and school parties? Or an ensemble for yourself so you can dazzle everyone at this year's Halloween soiree? If not, we have a solution for you!

The will hold their bi-annual costume sale in the lobby of the Barn Theatre at 32332 W. 12 Mile Rd. in Farmington Hills on Saturday, Oct. 15 from 9 a.m. until noon.

Bargains will abound, according to Farmington Players costume designers Cynthia Tupper and Emily McSweeney, organizers of the sale. And, the choices are extensive.

"We have a more eclectic mix than what you're going to find at one of the Halloween stores, so if you're looking for something that's not so ordinary and pre-packaged, you'll find it here," Tupper said.

McSweeney told us, "Everything will be priced to sell, with nothing over $20. Many items will be less. Many of these costumes were hand-made for prior productions at the Barn. The fabrics and the construction are much better than what you'll find at the seasonal Halloween stores, and the costumes cost much less."

Choices range from favorites like wizards, clowns, elves, witches and gypsies to more inventive choices such as Ralph's pink bunny suit and Randy's overstuffed snowsuit from A Christmas Story, Porky Pig, the Statue of Liberty and a sparkly Vegas-era Elvis costume.

Many ensembles are complete with wigs, hats, scarves, belts and other accessories and have been put together by the costuming experts at the Barn Theatre.

Those who love the vintage look will find lots to get excited about – the Barn will be selling many of their vintage outfits.

"We have a great selection of vintage pieces, especially in small sizes that are perfect for teen girls," Tupper said. "We'll also be selling much of our fur collection, both real and faux. And all at $20 or under!"

Shoppers can also browse through hundreds of costume pieces and parts to spark the imagination. And for those left-brained souls who find creativity a chore, many of the volunteers working the sale will be happy to lend a hand and a bit of inspiration.

"Part of our preparation for this sale is to pull different pieces together to create complete costumes, so it's easy for people to find something they love at a bargain price," McSweeney said.

The Barn costume sale offers items for everyone, from children to teens to adults. There's even a plus-size teddy bear costume, perfect for someone whose costume taste runs to the cuddly rather than the creepy.

While you're at the costume sale next Saturday, why not reserve your tickets to the Barn's current production, "To Kill A Mockingbird?" The show runs Friday and Saturday nights through Oct. 22, with one Thursday evening performance on Oct. 20 and a Sunday matinee on Oct. 16. For more information, call the Barn ticket office at 248-553-2955 or visit their website.

Jan Jacobs October 10, 2011 at 11:32 AM
This sale is always well attended and shoppers tend to get to the sale long before the doors open. There is usually a line through the parking lot by 9 a.m.! There are fabulous deals to be found at this sale. Go!
Jan Cartwright October 13, 2011 at 01:10 AM
Sorry to those readers who could not log in to post their comments! I'll pass the word along.
Marie Richardson October 22, 2011 at 11:15 AM
Can you still buy costumes? Will there be another sale..and if so, when? Thanks!
Joni Hubred-Golden October 22, 2011 at 06:09 PM
Marie, unfortunately the sale is over, but we'll be posting another notice when the Farmington Players set the date for their next sale!

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