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Crowds Shop Chicago's Goodman For Costumes

October 20, 2018 - 2:07 pm

CHICAGO (WBBM NEWSRADIO) -- For the first time in six years, Goodman Theatre's Costume Shop hosted a costume on Saturday.

Hundreds of people showed up at the iconic theatre at 170 North Dearborn to buy hats, dresses, capes, wigs, pants, shirts, and more.

"We are cleaning out our storage rooms of items that are specialized items, one of-a-kind things that have seen their useful life for us come to an end,” Goodman production manager Scott Conn told WBBM Newsradio. “We're putting it out there for the public or other theaters to purchase and take away at a very reduced, low cost."

The prices for the costumes ranged from one dollar to $300. All the proceeds go right back into the Goodman Theatre, a non-profit.

Jackie Ohrt from Matteson bought a fancy hat to wear for a "Derby Day" party next May. She also bought boots and a dress but wasn't sure what production they were used in.

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Sarah Gockelman was looking through a rack of dresses and also had bought a hat. A Batman costume was snapped up by Vijay Sarathi for just $10.

"Ten bucks to be Batman. That's a pretty good deal,” he said.