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Contrary to popular belief, it ain’t over when the fat lady sings. Relive the arias of yesteryear, be the most fabulous trick-or-treater on the block, or just snazz up that 9-to-5 wardrobe at the Washington Opera’s costume sale. For as little as $25, a downscale diva such as yourself can don a piece of soprano-sweat-stained history. But why not check out the big-ticket items? Imagine how much of, say, your church choir you could outfit with the elements of Plácido Domingo’s costume from Il Guarany (available in a closed-bid auction; minimum bid, $2,000): “feathered headdress, black wig, tattoo painted unitard, tunic with feather trim, leather beaded belt, 3 bead and bone necklaces…and leather sandals.” The press release promises “volunteer professional stylists,” presumably to settle disputes over who gets to wear the big man’s unitard. Prepare for sartorial ovations when the sale starts at 10 a.m. (see City List for other dates) at the Washington Opera Studios, 6925 Willow St. NW. Free. (202) 448-3400. (Pamela Murray Winters)