The Costume Sale
Twilight Sale: Wednesday, October 19, 2022
9 pm – 11 pm
Thursday, October 20, 2022
Looking for something Halloween-y, fun, funky, or unusual? The annual Costume Sale is back in person this year at William & Mary’s Sadler Center upstairs in Tidewater A & B. The Twilight Sale begins at 9 pm on Wednesday, October 19 followed by the full day event from 10 am – 5 pm on Thursday, October 20.
Reserved parking for community members is available in the circle in front of the Sadler Center (look for designated spaces.
This event is sponsored by William & Mary’s Catholic Campus Ministry student group and brings together campus and community volunteers for the benefit of FISH, Williamsburg’s local food and clothing closet which assists community members who find themselves in need of more support www.fishwilliamsburg.org
The Costume Sale is somewhat of a misnomer. Sure, there are costumes, but there’s so much more that defies description one phrase can’t quite sum it up! Think of it as a pop-up thrift store of treasures – jewelry, adult costumes, kids costumes, vintage, formal wear (current), hats, GLOVES (galore), shoes, furs (both real and faux), dog costumes (really), accessories, AND SO MUCH MORE! Bring your imagination and sense of fun.
All items are donations to FISH but fall into a category beyond necessity and daily use. This event allows those donations to still benefit the organization in what has become one of the largest fundraisers for this local non-profit. All of the proceeds from this annual event support FISH. In past years, proceeds have helped pay the facility’s rent and also been used to purchase new items (like socks and underwear) or hard to find sizes of popular items (think pants -without knee tears – for boys between the ages of 6-10).
Find a treasure and support your community. It’s a WIN-WIN for everyone! If you’re interested in volunteering for the event, please contact Susan Zickel at email@example.com.
Learn all the whys and hows of the FISH Costume sale here.
Check out this video from the sale in 2009, the sale has grown a lot since then.