Halloween costume rentals benefit UCD theater, dance department

By From page A8 | October 13, 2011

Need a Halloween costume? Look no further than the UC Davis department of theater and dance’s Enchanted Cellar.

UCD students, faculty, staff and community members may choose from dozens of detailed and whimsical costumes inspired by history, popular culture, fantasy and more.

New offerings this year include Superman, Catwoman, Spectra from Watchmen, Captain America, Raggedy Ann and Andy, and a variety of costumes in larger sizes.

Movie lovers may enjoy masquerading as Alice in Wonderland’s Alice or Mad Hatter, their favorite Hogwarts professors from “Harry Potter,” or the heroes and villains from “Star Wars” movies, including Anakin Skywalker, Han Solo and Darth Vader.

For history buffs, the Enchanted Cellar carries Marie Antoinette and Louis XVI, Egyptian, Greek and Roman outfits, and styles of the 1920s to 1960s. There are also pirates, samurai and fantastical characters including witches, warlocks and goblins.

Rental prices for adult head-to-toe costumes range from $60 to $150, with a 50 percent discount for UCD students, faculty, staff and affiliates anytime and Monday through Thursday for the general community. Individual pieces, such as hats and suspenders, may be rented for as little as $2 to $5. Children’s outfits are $25.

The Enchanted Cellar will be open for costume viewing Oct. 17-29 in the basement of Wright Hall on campus. Hours are 3 to 7 p.m. Mondays through Fridays, Oct. 17-21 and Oct. 24-27; 2 to 8 p.m. Friday, Oct. 28; and 11 a.m. to 5 p.m. Saturday, Oct. 29.

Costume rentals require an appointment. They may be made anytime; contact Roxanne Femling at (530) 752-0740 or [email protected]

More information is available at theatredance.ucdavis.edu or on Facebook: The Enchanted Cellar Costume Rentals at UC Davis.

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