Racks of kilts, army uniforms from many years passed by, and lengthy woolen coats waved within the breeze Saturday as they waited for a brand new lease on life.
The Royal Nova Scotia Worldwide Tattoo held a yard sale at its manufacturing workplace and warehouse in Dartmouth, N.S. It featured 1000’s of costumes and clothes objects starting from $5 to $30.
Molly Brown stated she liked going to the Tattoo throughout her years as a Lady Information, and drove from Windsor together with her sister and a buddy for the occasion.
Brown did nicely — she walked away with a “big” skirt that resembles a circus tent, a number of jackets, and a clown hat that may come in useful for Halloween.
She stated proudly owning items of Tattoo historical past is “superb.”
“I want to put on some of these things, like, simply round, like perhaps the jackets and stuff, and be, like, ‘Yeah, this was within the Tattoo,'” Brown stated with fun.
“That is so cool.”
Brown stated she liked the general theatrics of the Tattoo, particularly aerial performers and the army teams, and even one group that assembled a automobile in the course of the present.
“That was all the time simply, like, so spectacular to me, and I used to be all the time simply actually excited to go,” she stated.
The yard sale was a option to elevate cash, filter the issues which might be now not getting used, and join with the neighborhood after two COVID-19 summers with out an in-person pageant, stated Scott Lengthy.
Lengthy, Tattoo managing director, stated there have been numerous individuals searching for Halloween costumes, theatre and dance teams, and even some homeowners of haunted homes. The choice was only a “small fraction” of the tens of 1000’s of costumes they’ve.
With out ticket gross sales for the previous two years, Lengthy stated the pandemic has been exhausting on them and others within the performing arts sector however “we have made it by way of it.”
Whereas it may be exhausting to see any of the costumes go away, Lengthy stated it is comforting to know they’re getting a “new life” with totally different homeowners.
“That was encouraging for me as nicely, as we emerge hopefully right into a post-pandemic period … to see that there is cultural teams right here with sources to accumulate issues and so they’re fascinated about their future productions,” Lengthy stated.
“We’re actually completely satisfied to have the ability to share and go on a few of our sources.”
Lengthy stated that the 2021 digital Tattoo is simply wrapping up filming now, and must be launched quickly.
The Tattoo hopes to return to an in-person present for 2022, that includes “fan favourites” from over time, Lengthy stated.