Boasting outfits ideal for hanging out at Bender's in the Mission or walking through the TL at 3AM, the San Francisco Opera will, for the fifth time in its history, sell costumes from noted opera productions. And you won't want to miss it. Because you look great in 18th century crinolines.

"This rare sale will offer hundreds of stylish and exotic items, including hats, masks, fabrics and shoes, as well as handmade costumes spanning a wide variety of styles and periods, for men, women and children," SF Opera boasts. "In addition to medieval, biblical, Renaissance, and 18th-century costumes, modern and vintage clothing previously worn in San Francisco Opera productions are also available, as well as conceptual and fantasy costumes that defy description."

I will need all of these.

Costumes from The Gospel of Mary Magdalene, 19th-century Eugene Onegin, Pelléas et Mélisande, and Don Giovanni will be on sale. There's even a piece in there that was created by Gianni Versace.

As for your wallet dent, expect items in the $1 to $750 range. All proceeds benefit the SF Opera. The sale happens this weekend from March 22 through March 23 in Dogpatch at the San Francisco Opera Costume Shop at 800 Indiana Street (between 20th and 22nd Streets).

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