Sunday, October 7, 2018

The Biggest Costume Swap in the NW

12 p.m. doors

$8 advance, $10 day of show

All ages welcome

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The Biggest Costume Swap in the NW

The Biggest Costume Swap in the NW

Every year October rolls around and you have to scramble to come up with a clever Halloween costume. Or, perhaps you have a million costumes that you've stock piled over the years, but they've run their distance and you don't want to wear them again. Or, maybe you just want to find a bunch of random stuff and patch something wacky together?

Well, all of these are awesome reasons to check out The Biggest Costume Swap in the NW: a clothing swap specifically for Halloween costumes! Come join us as we swap all our random costume components: old store- bought costumes, wacky vintage pieces, wigs, props, and anything else from the troves of costume boxes that we all have and seldom make use of!


The rules are pretty simple:

1. Clean items only. Duh.
2. No everyday street clothes allowed at this swap -- save those items for the other clothing swaps!
3. Bag for bag policy: for every item you bring, you can grab something cool, and this runs on the honor system. If our security catches you hoarding items, you'll be asked to leave.

Things that are awesome to bring:

1. Old prom dresses, vintage clothes, funky sweaters, weird stuff!
2. Old costumes that are complete and wearable
3. Wigs
4. Props

Things that are not awesome to bring:
1. Yucky make- up or expired face paint.
2. Lingerie
3. Standard street wear clothes (which will be rejected at intake.)

Don't have a bag of costumes to swap? No problem! You can buy an empty bag for $5 and fill it up with awesome finds!

And, Costume Swap soundtrack provided by DJ Gregarious!

Invite ALL your friends! The more that attend, the more awesome costumes to choose from!

--This is an all ages event, but we recommend leaving small children at home.--That's all! We hope everyone finds awesome costumes at this rad event! You never know what you'll find! <3

Proceeds from this swap will go toward producing Unmentionable: A Lingerie Exposition. This event, which will take place at The Mission Theater on February 6th, 2019, is an annual fashion show that focuses on independently owned and manufactured lingerie brands. From basics to couture and everything in between, Unmentionable strives to show pieces that appeal to ALL types of people. This show is also about being inclusive, and we are proud to feature models of all shapes and sizes.



About Mission Theater

Featuring Music, Movies & Events

Our historic Mission Theater in Northwest Portland features special movie screenings, live music, engaging talks, select sports event screenings and other fun experiences—join us for the next event! We’ve installed a much larger screen & a thundering new sound system, and have space for you to either sit or stand.  

Food and Drinks at the Mission
We’ve got a full bar, pizza, salad and concessions for you to enjoy.

Theater pricing and policies 
•  All shows are 21 and over unless accompanied by a parent or guardian, or unless stated otherwise.
•  Doors will open approximately 30 minutes before show time, unless stated otherwise.
•  Admission is $2 for adults and children for shows starting before 5pm, $4 for adults and $3 for children after 5pm, unless stated otherwise.
•  Daily ticket specials only apply to standard movies and are not available for special screenings or events.

Accommodations Closed Captioning 

Our theater offers a quality entertainment experience for deaf, hard of hearing and vision impaired guests. Our movie showings are closed captioned, and we offer individual Captiview closed caption devices that sit in your seat’s cupholder. In addition, we offer two types of headphones: hearing impaired headphones that amplify the dialogue, or visual impaired headphones that describe the scenery and action. Just inquire before showtime to use any of these devices.

Please note: Mission Theater is wheelchair accessible.

Online Ticket Questions

If you purchased a ticket accidentally, for the wrong show or theater, or need a refund for any other reason, please call us at (503) 223-4527 for assistance.


Menu Catering

We’ll serve you a meal or a snack to enjoy while you sit and take in the feature film. Enjoy pizza by the slice or whole pie, salads and movie concessions – along with both non-alcoholic beverages and our own handcrafted ales, wines, hard cider and beer (plus guest taps).


The location that serves as one of McMenamins favorite neighborhood theater pubs was the locus of great spiritual zeal beginning in the 1890s. That's when the Swedish Evangelical Mission established its church here....

From a church to a theater-pub, the Mission's history ain't exactly saintly. Click here for more info!

Hold your Private Event at the Mission Theater

Weddings  Meetings  Social Events

The Mission Theater (ca. 1912) offers historic splendor in the heart of Northwest Portland. The preserved balcony, ornate finishes, woodwork, high ceilings and grand stage all make for a magnificent and memorable wedding venue. Our catering, staff, and sweeping area for a dance floor add the desirable detail to your big day.

Contact our sales team to inquire or book your event.
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