at my school, we keep costumes that stick around after old shows in a dressing room under the stage. sometimes things... turn up. a vintage ballgown, with a large red smear on the collar (we hope it's lipstick). a real sword among the prop weapons out of cardboard. a huge fur coat, that still has pine needles and resin stick on the sleeves. no one dares suggest these be put to use, but no one dares to throw them away. no one wants to be the last person out - they have to turn out the lights.