COSTUME SALE at Lyric Opera of Chicago

Shop early for Halloween!
Sat., Sept. 6, 9am-6pm, one day only at the
Civic Opera House, 20 N. Wacker Dr. at Madison St.

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A sampling of the over 3000 items for sale at Lyric Opera of Chicago on September 6.

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Lyric Opera of Chicago is having a one-day-only costume sale that’s open to the public on Sat., Sept. 6, between 9am and 6pm. Admission to the sale is free, with a suggested donation of $5. There will be a donation box at the entrance.

More than 3,000 costume pieces (including a variety of hats) will be for sale in the Rice Grand Foyer of the Civic Opera House, 20 N. Wacker Dr. at the corner of Madison St. Items for sale will be organized according to price, ranging from $1 to $200.

Everything will be sold as is, and prices are final—no bartering. Cash and major credit cards are accepted. All sales are final; no refunds or exchanges. As there are no fitting rooms at the sale, shoppers should dress appropriately to try on costumes over their clothing.

Among the operas represented in the sale are Don Giovanni, The Mikado, The Voyage of Edgar Allan PoeThe Rise and Fall of the City of MahagonnyA Masked Ball, The Pirates of Penzance, the Ring cycle, The Flying Dutchman, I Capuleti e I Montecchi, and Die Fledermaus. Costume pieces are of varying sizes and conditions. Children’s costumes are not included in the sale.  

CAPE ON
A poncho it is not. Drama is back in the form of a cloak and this time it’s elegant, languid and covering a multitude of sins. “I’m going to include you in my tribe,” said Rick Owens with his gothic capes. Giambattista Valli took modesty to a new level, Alexander Wang made it sporty, Hermès’ was ultilitarian and Chanel brought cyber-punk. The only question that remains, do you have something to hide?

CAPE ON

A poncho it is not. Drama is back in the form of a cloak and this time it’s elegant, languid and covering a multitude of sins. “I’m going to include you in my tribe,” said Rick Owens with his gothic capes. Giambattista Valli took modesty to a new level, Alexander Wang made it sporty, Hermès’ was ultilitarian and Chanel brought cyber-punk. The only question that remains, do you have something to hide?

BATTLESUIT
Warrior women ruled the runways as dominant tailoring progressed into a modern day battlesuit. Lagerfeld’s ladies strolled through volcanic ash, while at YSL they used their legs as weapons. From all-in-ones to androgynous suiting, it’s a tough world out there – and you must be prepared

BATTLESUIT

Warrior women ruled the runways as dominant tailoring progressed into a modern day battlesuit. Lagerfeld’s ladies strolled through volcanic ash, while at YSL they used their legs as weapons. From all-in-ones to androgynous suiting, it’s a tough world out there – and you must be prepared