Now, see, this is just a tease. Normally I do not get dressed up for Halloween, but apparently kids’ school is having a family night and going as a family implies that we all get dressed up. The thought most certainly crossed my mind (I just mentioned it on Twitter not 10 minutes ago) about doing something Shakespearey. Wouldn’t you know it, but the Shakespeare Theatre Company is having a costume sale!
Because the theater has covered a lot of Shakespearean ground since 2006—remember Twelfth Night, Hamlet, and Macbeth?—the selection is diverse. Period details such as doublets, cloaks, and armor pull an elaborate character together—or check out some of the unexpected options, such as animal headdresses or 1960s mod fashions. And it’s not just clothes, either: There’ll be jewelry, masks, and props such as sculpted wedding rings and table settings from The Taming of the Shrew.
Alas, it’s down in Washington DC and I’m no way near there. But if you are, go check it out! More details can be found here: http://www.washingtonian.com/blogarticles/shopping/shoparound/13787.html (There’s gotta be a joke in here someplace about going as Bottom and not needing a costume at all…..)