Local Costuming Resources
	For instant help with your Masquerade persona, here are four Seattle resources to help bring your costume ideas to life:


           Brocklind's Formal Wear and Costume Shop -- 20 Percent Discount

	Brocklind's Formal Wear and Costume Shop is the Century Ballroom's go-to resource for all things costume, flash, formal and glitz. The venerable rental specialists offer a 20-percent discount on their masks, costumes and men's formalwear to all patrons of the Century Ballroom Masquerade Waltz. (Just tell ‘em you’re attending the show.) You probably think of them as a tuxedo-rental store, and they do have a splendid selection of formal duds and gowns, but they also have racks of costumery plus a nice selection of affordable masks and face paint. Go to Brocklind's web page and you'll see a hundred or so costume ideas, literally a list from A to Z (in this case, that would be Ali Baba to Zorro). Brocklind's is located at 500 East Pike Street, directly below HaLo, the Century Ballroom's sister space. 
	Telephone: 206-325-8700
	Go to: www.brocklinds.com 

	• faceOdd – Wearable Art Masks
	Mask-making artist Tammy Clammer can sell you a mask from her shop or help you make your own in one of her mask-making workshops. She’s offering 20 percent discounts on her handmade masks beginning January 1. Many of her masks are leather, which is supple, fun, and nice against the skin. To see some of what she’s got, go to http://www.faceoddmasks.com.
(As of mid-December, her inventory is thin from a recent sales rush, but over the next couple of weeks she’ll get new images posted to her facebook page and also at her Etsy shop, http://www.etsy.com/shop/faceOdd..)
		Tammy will be happy to meet you at her studio, by appointment, and let you try on different masks. 
Contact her at faceoddmasks@gmail.com, by phone at 206.913.1336, or on facebook at FaceOdd Wearable Art Masks.

                 Tammy also offers classes from which you’ll emerge with your own mask by the end of the workshop. She has six classes before the Masquerade: January 13 – 15 and January 20-22. Use this code to get a $20 discount on the class, which means you’ll walk away with an amazing mask of your own creation for $80, not $100 (and you’ll have a blast in the process). Register for the class at http://www.brownpapertickets.com/event/152584. To get the discount, use the word: special. No experience is required, and there are no additional fees for materials.
	• Vintage Costumers – 10 percent discount
	For the ultimate help in a complete costume, Seattle’s Vintage Costumers is your Mecca. With literally thousands of lavish outfits from genuine Victorian ball gowns to Austrian military uniforms, this jam-packed house on 71st and Roosevelt is a true experience in time travel. You can mix and match and create just about anything you like – from the late 1800 through the 1970s.
	Open Monday through Friday, 11 a.m. to 7 p.m. Saturday and Sunday,  11 a.m. to 6 p.m.
	Telephone: 206-522-5234.
	Go to: http://www.vintagecostumers.com/index.jsp

	• Teatro Zinzanni Boutique – 20-percent mask discount 
	Like last year, Teatro Zinzanni is offering its employee discount to anyone who mentions the Masquerade Waltz. Their collection of masks is probably second to none in the city, and they’re located on Mercer Street just across the wide boulevard from Seattle Center. They have relatively inexpensive masks and also collector-grade Venetian masks.
	Teatro Zinzanni’s boutique is open “theatre hours” – 5:30 p.m. to 10 p.m. Wednesday through Saturday or 4:30 p.m. to 9 p.m. Sundays. Call 206-802-0018 for information.
	Go to: http://dreams.zinzanni.org/catalog.htm?req=masks
	• Strawberrella’s Sewing Circus
	If you want to make your own costume – and would like some expert help – contact Dikka Ballantine. She often hires on to help people sew their own…whatever. She teaches sewing as well as creative mending, and she loves the idea of helping make the Masquerade something special for someone.
	Call Dikka at 206-784-7117 or email her at strawberrella@yahoo.com
	• A Masquerade (in Bellevue)

This fabulous mask emporium features great masks from high end to low. Great Venetian creations, and check out the Papier-mâché masks from China priced at just $15. Tell them you’re attending the Masquerade Waltz, and get a 10-percent discount.

A Masquerade also has wild footwear, costumes, wigs and other nifty add-ons. Visit their web page for driving directions: www.amasquerade.com. Their telephone: 425-455-7621.