A Clever Costume—Consignment Style

Greetings, resale lovers: For all of you festive types, the costume season is approaching fast. We took it upon ourselves to come up with some great last-minute costume ideas for Halloween, all comprised of goodies you can wear again! You would be amazed at the creative ladies we have on staff; they were able to turn a regular clothing rack into costumes galore. Check out a few of our favorites below, from sparkly to throwback to slightly spooky.

The Glam Witch

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We’ve all heard of the Good Witch, but how about the Glam Witch? To make the perfect cocktail of elements, add some mysterious black lace, a little bit of sparkle, and of course a pointed toe shoe. For extra festivity, throw some orange and purple and you’re set! We’re fresh out of broomsticks, but we’ve got you covered for everything else.

Freddy Krueger

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We’ll be the first to admit that when this cute sweater dress came in, we didn’t exactly have a horror movie costume in mind. But surprisingly, it works! With the red stripes, a fedora and some gloves, you’re on your way to one of the spookiest characters in cinema—ever. Remove the glove weaponry post-Halloween for a totally fashionable, extra usable pair of winter gloves, too.

Sandra Dee: Grease

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Rep this classic ’78 flick right with a sleek all-black look and red accessories. Even outside of the holiday season, we’ve seen Grease costume parties pop up year round. Get your moves and grooves going with an all-black look, some red accessories and google a good throwback hairstyle in the name of Sandra Dee.

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If you have your eyes set on anything specific in this post, feel free to give us a call at our Johns Landing location: 503.244.6910. For other last-minute costume searchers, give us a call ahead of time (Broadway, too: 503.244.0855) and we can start concocting a costume for you right then and there! From pirates to flappers, we’ve seen it all–and we’ve made it work!

Author: Chris Gauger

Chris is a self-confessed resale fashionista. A fashion recycler from an early age, she learned the consignment business from her mother, Jan Gauger, at omt divine resale in Lincoln, Nebraska. Chris moved to Portland, Oregon in 1990 and immediately felt at home, among her people. She started Here We Go Again Deluxe Resale Boutique in 1992 and has never looked back. The second location of her store opened in 1997. Chris loves pretty much everything about clothes and fashion, but she has a serious boot and shoe addiction that is fed by the two stores. It's doubtful she will ever be recovered. In addition to clothes, Chris loves mentoring young women and teaching them about what it takes to run and manage a small business. She has employed some pretty remarkable women over the years and is grateful for all they've done to help grow Here We Go Again. She is a Hoosier by birth, but was raised in Nebraska. She has two sisters who continue to run the consignment store there, and one brother who has sense enough to stay out of the way. Her husband of twenty-seven years, is a land use planner and the fix-anything-guru that Chris relies upon more often than she'd like.

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