Local Costumes Resources & Discounts


Local Costuming Resources

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

faceOdd – Wearable Art Masks

Mask-making artist Tammy Clammer can sell you a mask from her shop or teach you how to make your own. She’s offering 20 percent discounts on 2011 masks and 50 percent discounts on older masks from her 2010 collection. Many of her masks are leather, which is supple and fun. To see some of what she’s got, go to http://www.faceoddmasks.com

Tammy also offers weekly classes from which you’ll emerge with your own mask at the end of the workshop. Use this code to get a $10 discount on the class: bpt.

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

                                      A few of Teatro Zinzanni’s masks

      Teatro Zinzanni Boutique – 20-percent mask discount

Like last year, Teatro Zinzanni is offering their 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