Arsenic and Old Lace

Happy Monday!

Today I thought I would share with you the (thrifted) clothes that I wore from this past weekend’s production of ‘Arsenic and Old Lace.’

Yours truly played Elaine Harper, the minister’s daughter/ love interest.


My husband also was cast in the play. He played the part of Mr. Gibbs, the only man to get away before the sisters were able to poison him with their Elderberry Wine. I thought he did a fantastic job. He even used a Scottish accent for the part!


Okay, on to the clothes…

BTW: the only shots I got were in the dressing room before going on stage.


Up first, the evening gown!

I actually thrifted THREE evening gowns!

First, an emerald green one at Savers for $9.99. I wore it for the promo picture and then decided it wasn’t flattering in the chest area.

Then at the Salvation Army, I picked up a sparkly silver one for $4.10. It turned out to be not that flattering in the stomach area.

Finally, I headed back to Savers and scored this one for $10.49. Super pricey, BUT I felt the most confident in this one and when you are on stage, you definitely want to feel confident!



It’s never a good idea to wear black because you blend into the black curtains BUT with the sparkles on the dress and the lighting that was used, I was told that my dress looked stunning on stage.


For my second entrance, it was all about late 1930’s lingerie and I feel Savers really came through.



I’m really in love with this pink robe…which has tiny shoulder pads! It is something that will stay in my closet and was a bargain for just $4.49. Also from Savers is the full length slip/nightie that I wore underneath it, that was a steal for just $1.24.


I had bought a dress for $4.10 from the SA to wear in the final scene, but the director had went to one of the other theaters in the area and borrowed this dress.



It’s a legit vintage, Made in the USA dress that I thought was SO cool! This one definitely screamed ‘minister’s daughter’!

In all honesty, I thought this play was not going to go off well, or at all, for that matter. People quit during the table read, one never showed up for rehearsal, so we had to replace him and people were having difficulties remembering their lines. The director and another cast member had surgery. One lady could barely walk/stand AND my husband ended up with a hernia and I ended up having a root canal three days before the play!!

With all that being said, we actually pulled it off with RAVE REVIEWS!






Author: style4lessvegas

Fashion and Beauty on a Budget

8 thoughts

  1. As you related the play was a success!! Since I was not part of the cast in this play that allowed me to be part of the audience and i was able to view your costumes as they appeared to your audience. ALL your outfits were spot on and reeked of late 1930’s nostalgia.

    Hugs from Miss Dee! xoxo

  2. Congratulations on the play! I hope you had fun! I just heard about Savers today and signed up on their website, so I am hoping to visit the store soon! Lol

    -PerlaGiselle |

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