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Western Costume Co. to hold spring cleaning sale on Saturday

Western Costume Sale
Western Costume Co., which turns 100 this year, is cleaning out closets and freeing up rolling rack space by holding a centennial spring cleaning sale Saturday.

The costume house is calling it its biggest such sale ever and will be offering up costumes, accessories, footwear and some truly one of-a-kind (or, in the case of the lime-green airbrushed unitards up for grabs, four-of-a-kind) pieces. Among the treasures for sale, modeled to hilarious effect by Western employees on the company's blog: saloon girl dresses, butterfly wings, armored breastplates, sombreros, kimonos, 5/6ths of a gorilla suit and a whole lot of battered garments labeled with just one word: "Waterworld."

A couple of guys (we're guessing they're also employees) even went all multimedia and posted a YouTube video that reels off some of the sale offerings via a parody of Bill Hader's Stefon character from "Saturday Night Live," a combination that ends up being very, very funny.

The annual event, now in its fifth year, will take place 8 a.m. to 2 p.m. Saturday, May 19, at the rear loading dock of Western's headquarters at 11041 Vanowen St., North Hollywood, (818) 760-0900. 


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Photos: Portion of the Western Costume flier announcing its centennial spring sale, which will take place 8 a.m. to 2 p.m. on Saturday. Credit: Western Costume Co.

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