Fort Lauderdales secret gem is where discarded items go to find reincarnation into unique, interesting costumes. Fabric, baskets, egg cartons, wire, hardware, and scraps galore are organized into well-kept stations for your perusal. Build that bitchin robot-turned-evil outfit youve been meaning to fashion, while keeping our landfills light. Be a tap-dancing cupcake, a disenchanted Pluto demanding your planetary recognition be reinstated, or even a Mole Man; you can do it all on the cheap. Trash for Treasure charges a mere $5.25 per pound for its glorious, found finds.
If creative undertakings make you feel squeamish, dont fret. TfT has a staff of artsy folk on hand who love brainstorming, and theyll guide you towards a project thats in your comfort zone. (As long as its not Sexy Sarah Palin. Nobody wants that.) Check out this cool alternative to the banal every Friday from 2 to 7 p.m. and Saturday from 10 a.m. to 3 p.m., throughout October. Call 954-623-0603, or visit trash2treasurefl.org.
Fridays, 2 p.m.; Saturdays, 10 a.m., 2008