Houston Grand Opera Held a Massive One-Day Sale

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On Saturday from 12 – 4 p.m., Houstonians lined up to take part in a massive costume and prop sale put on by the Houston Grand Opera. Customers could snatch up Halloween costumes, Renaissance fair dresses, and fun pieces of eclectic clothing from HGO’s history.

According to Click2Houston, about 15 years ago, HGO had a similar sale, but it was only for about 100 pieces. This year, over 7000 items were available from $1 to $150. The pieces were worn on stage in Houston and might have even traveled the world with other companies.

Costume coordinator Clair Hummel told KPRC2, “This is definitely kind of a once-in-a-lifetime thing. This will not happen again for a long time.”

Taking a look through some social media posts, it’s evident that the turnout was overwhelming.

People quickly snatched up props and hunted for deals on things they never thought they would “need.”

Shop for Halloween and Renaissance Fair costumes at the @hougrandopera costume sale today from noon to 4pm. | ? courtesy of @365_houston

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To those not well-versed in thrift or vintage shopping, the sale might have looked almost intimidating with all of the choices laid out on tables and hung up on racks.

Doug at the HGO Costume Sale. #HGOCostumeSale

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Each piece sold will have a new life outside of the warehouse, and shoppers gained a piece of Houston Grand Opera history.