This Halloween Be an Original: Shop at Lakewood Theatre Company’s Costume Sale

Finds from the Lakewood Center Costume Sale were popular choices when our son and his friends would raid our costume closet for school spirit events.

Finds from the Lakewood Center Costume Sale were popular choices when our son and his friends would raid our costume closet for school spirit events.

If you’re going for an original look this Halloween, check out the  the Lakewood Theatre Company Costume Sale this weekend in the Lakewood Center’s Community Meeting Room located downstairs at 358 S. State Street. Hours are Friday and Saturday, October 11 through 12 from 10:00 a.m. to 4:00 p.m. Sunday, October 13 from 12:00 noon to 4:00 p.m.

You won’t find the generic polyester witch or ghost garb lurking on the hangers at this event. Instead, you’ll find inspiration to assemble your own unique look (see photo above and check out my son, Brady’s drum major hat getup).

This event was circled in red on our family calendar back in the day when costumes were needed not just for Halloween but for spirit school days, class projects and my wife’s Art Literacy presentations.

We had a closet designated just for dress-up and it was the first place our kids and their friends would rummage through when the need to assume an alter ego arose.

Besides costume hunting, here are a few other activities to consider to get you in the howling mood.

Fright Town Haunted House Friday Night Field Trip sponsored by McKenzie Teen Lounge for ages 11-17 on October 25. Leaves from the West End Building at 5:00 p.m. Returns at 9:00 p.m. $34 Residents/$51 Non-residents. Register for #4285551

Scary Story Swap with Will Hornyak, part of the Lake Oswego Storytelling Festival. Friday, October 25, from 6:45 p.m. to 7:45 p.m. at the Waluga Masonic Lodge, #181, 417 2nd Street.

Serve Chilled with Kim Weitkamp, another Lake Oswego Storytelling Festival offering features spine tingling tales by nationally acclaimed storyteller, Kim Weitkamp.  Friday, October 25 from 8:00 p.m. to 9:00 p.m. at the Waluga Masonic Lodge, #181, 417 2nd Street.

No Carve Pumpkin Decorating for ages 7+ offered at Luscher Farm on Saturday, October 26 from 10:00 a.m. to 12:00 p.m. $10 Resident/$15 Non-resident. Register through Lake Oswego Parks and Recreation for #4229330

Halloween Night at Lakeridge High School featuring games and activities for young children. Tuesday, October 29 from 5:00 p.m .to 8:00 p.m. 1235 Overlook Drive. 503.534.2319.

Luscher Farm Scarecrows. Take a tour of the more than 90 scarecrows and cast your vote for your favorite. 125 Rosemont Rd.

Trick or Treat at the Lake Oswego Public Library. Librarians will be handing out candy to trick-or-treaters so bring your little ones in and don one of those Lakewood Theatre costumes and get some sweets for yourself too! 10:00 a.m. to 9:00 p.m. at 706 Fourth Street.

Don’t Miss 40th Annual Lake Oswego Ski and Snowboard Swap

Get outfitted for the slopes at this popular event featuring ski and snowboard equipment, gear, and apparel on Saturday, October 12 from 8:00 a.m. to 1:00 p.m. Drop off used gear for consignment sales (30% goes to benefit Lakeridge and Lake Oswego High School ski teams) on Friday, October 11 from 4:00 p.m. to 7:00 p.m. Lake Oswego High School, 2501 Country Club Road, East Gym. 503.534.2313.

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About lovelakeoswego

I feel pretty lucky—I live where I work and I love where I live. As a Realtor in Lake Oswego, I get to share that enthusiasm with clients every day. Through this blog, with the help of my freelance writer wife, Genita, I’d like to share that enthusiasm with you. The quality of life you’ll find in Lake Oswego belies its size—there is so much to experience here from a fireworks show over the lake on the 4th of July to the Festival of the Arts--one of the premier arts events in the region. So please check in each week for another reason why I love Lake Oswego and who knows—maybe you’ll fall in love too! If you’re interested in experiencing Lake Oswego personally, please feel free to contact me either on my cell at (503) 939-9801, via email at or check my website by clicking the link in the "Contact me" section in the right hand column. I would love to show you around.
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