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Costumes Await in the Enchanted Cellar

By Michael French on October 11, 2016 in University

Enter the Enchanted Cellar, a costume rental service operated by the Department of Theatre and Dance, and you can be transformed into Harry Potter, Princess Leia, Superman or the Wicked Witch of the West, to name just a few characters. UC Davis students, faculty, staff and affiliates receive a 30 percent discount on rentals.

The Enchanted Cellar, in 17 Wright Hall, offers more Halloween selections than ever before and special hours for costume viewing and fittings.

A Department of Theatre and Dance costumes inspired by Dumbledore from Harry Potter.
A Department of Theatre and Dance costumes inspired by Dumbledore from "Harry Potter."

Choose from a colorful array of costumes in a wide range of themes, from Game of Thrones, Star Wars and Star Trek, to Alice in Wonderland and The Wizard of Oz; and several time periods, including the 1920s, Victorian England and the lavish French Court of Marie Antoinette. Not to mention movie stars and superheroes, fairies and steam punk. See a photo gallery.

“We have kits starting at $45 which include all accessories head-to-toe,” said Roxanne Femling, director of the costume shop. “Or people can go through our stock and put together their own character. Come have fun with it!”

Appointments are preferred, but walk-ins are welcome. Here are the hours:

  • Wednesday-Friday, Oct. 19-21 and 26-28 — 11 a.m.-7 p.m.
  • Saturday, Oct. 22 and 29 — 11 a.m.-5 p.m.

For more information or to set up an appointment, contact Roxanne Femling by email or phone, 530-752-0740.

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Michael French Michael French is the arts marketing specialist for the Arts Administrative Group. Reach him at 530-752-5863 or