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Visit The Enchanted Cellar at UC Davis for Mad Hatter fun

Get an early taste of Halloween
see Affordable Costumes for rent

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This fall the Enchanted Cellar Costume Rentals at UC Davis offers hundreds of Halloween rentals. Customers can also bid on 20 or more masks at the Mad Hatters’ Silent Auction. Festive, fun-filled rentals and the auction begin on October 22. Visitors will be greeted by eerie music as they descend the stairwell to the Cellar, in room 17 Wright Hall. Walk-ins are welcome but appointments are preferred. 

Visitors will not only be able to peruse rental and sale items, but also may participate in the Mad Hatters’ Silent Auction.This is an opportunity to bid on 20 or more new, handcrafted and elaborate masks.

Costumes

There are many costumes and accessories for rent with hundreds of options ranging from Mad Hatter Tea Partiers to fairies, superheroes and “Star Wars” and “Harry Potter” characters. Customers may rent an entire outfit or separate pieces.

Choose from over 500 finely crafted Department of Theatre and Dance costumes and accessories. Popular outfits include everything from fairies and fauns to “Star Wars” characters and superheroes, zombies, New Ghouls and Ghosts, Neptune and Mermaid Queen, Samurai lord and geisha, Elsa from “Frozen,” Maleficent from “Maleficent,” and “Game of Thrones” characters (men and women). 

New 2014 rentals

A new Spiderman, a Storm Trooper, Elsa from “Frozen,” Malificent from “Malificent” and “Game of Thrones” for both men and women.

Pricing

30% discount on rentals for UC Davis students, faculty, staff and affiliates. The rental price includes cleaning.

Sizes

We have plenty of plus-size costumes, including Civil War Woman, Steampunk Lady and Fifties Poodle Skirt Gal. Complete outfits like these with head-to-toe accessories start at $70 (or $45 with UC Davis discount). Many rentals are less expensive including 1940s and 1950s dresses, skirts and suits, and accessories including butterfly wings, hats, ties, shoes and jewelry. Roxanne Femling encourages all, “Come have fun! We can help you find the perfect costume or folks can go through our stock and put together their own character creation.”

Hours

The Enchanted Cellar hours are 2-7 p.m. Oct. 22-24 and 29-31; doors are open from 11 a.m. to 5 p.m. on Oct. 25 with silent auction winners announced at 5 p.m. Walk-in shoppers are welcome. Preferred appointments can be made through Roxanne Femling at 530.752-0740 or rcfemling@ucdavis.edu

The Costume Shop in the UC Davis Department of Theatre and Dance has provided year-round costume rentals since 2004 at the Enchanted Cellar Costume Rentals.

See our costumes

To view costumes and/or find more information, please see our photo gallery (below) or check us out on Facebook: The Enchanted Cellar.

Mad Hatters’ Silent Auction

Wednesday-Friday, Oct. 22-24, 2-7 p.m.
Saturday, Oct. 25, 11-5 p.m. Winners awarded @ 5 p.m. on October 25.

(530) 752-0740
17A Wright Hall

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