Best Places To Get Last-Minute Pride Outfits In Seattle

June 11, 2012 6:00 AM

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The 2012 Seattle Pride theme is The Many Faces of Pride, celebrating the diversity of the GLBT community. The parade is the perfect opportunity for participates to come up with ways to uniquely express their Pride. Judges will be located at Westlake Center looking for outfits that stand out in the following six areas:

  1. Best celebration of the theme
  2. Brilliance
  3. Most colorful
  4. Uniqueness
  5. Outstanding presentation
  6. Most unexpected

Winners will be announced at 3 p.m. at the Seattle Center, with first prize receiving $500, second $250 and third taking home $100. If you haven’t got your costume yet, check out these local retailers where you are sure to find a great, last-minute Pride costumes.

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A Masquerade Costume
13310 Bel Red Road
Ste 102
Bellevue, WA 98005
(425) 455-7621

A Masquerade Costume is a great place visit if you don’t have a pre-conceived plan or any ideas of how you want your Pride outfit to look. Walk in completely clueless and walk out with a killer outfit. The staff is wonderful about helping you come up with ideas, and they can also quickly locating the pieces they suggest, which is a huge time saver. A Masquerade Costume also rents costumes and accessories, from platform shoes and sequin tuxedo tailcoats to headdresses and corsets to amazing hand made masks. Get fully into character by scheduling an appointment with one of their make-up artists, who will help you achieve the perfect look. After a trip here, that first place prize is in the bag.

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Buffalo Exchange
4530 University Way NE
Seattle, WA 98105
(206) 545-0175

The Buffalo Exchange is a worthwhile stop when looking for a basic piece to build your Pride outfit from. They have a nice variety of new and used clothing that can become adorably flirty with few fun accessories. The store carries a lot of frat/sorority-type clothing, but there are also some random funky finds. Buffalo Exchange is a large, and packed, store so you’re sure to locate a few treasures after digging for awhile. Best of all, shopping at a gently used clothing store means you’ll have some left over cash to splurge on all the goodies vendors are sure to be selling at the festivities.

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Champion Party Supply
124 Denny Way
Seattle, WA 98109
(206) 284-1980

If you’re really strapped for time, check out Champion Party Supply where you can rent nearly any costume you can imagine. If you want a pride costume you can keep, they also have a large selection of fun costumes for sale, including Mother Nature, enticing French maids, sexy police officers, flirty fairies and hot firemen. Champion is also a great place to pick up a last minute set of wings, a feather boa or a mask to finish off your look.

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Le Frock
317 East Pine Street
Seattle, WA 98122

Le Frock is a Capitol Hill gem where every visit brings new treasures. Choose from a wide selection of new and gently used clothing ranging from current to vintage styles. The store also has a great selection of accessories, including a lot of wonderful jewelry. In fact, this might be where you find that final funky piece to push your pride costume to the top.

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Red District Vintage & Costume
4560 Univ. Way NE
Seattle WA 98105
(206) 545-4044
312 Broadway E
Seattle WA 98102
(206) 329-2200

The Red District Vintage & Costume is the perfect place in to find an exceptional Pride outfit. They have two Seattle stores, one in the U district and the other in the Capital Hill area. Both stores are filled with clothing and accessories representing everything from fantasy to glamour to faux fur to leopard and reptile skins. It is a great place to finish off a time specific look, as they carry a nice variety of costumes from the 50s to 80s eras. They also carry a large selections of shoes and wigs to assure your pride outfit is head to toe perfect.

Related: Best Vintage Stores In Seattle 

Check out CBS Local’s Guide to Celebrating Seattle Pride

Kristy Stevens-Young is a freelance writer in Seattle. Her work can be found at

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