The Costume Shoppe is a resource for everything that you need for any production, party, event or celebration. If you can't find it then we will either make it or order it for you. We have a huge collection of costume history books, fashion history books and vintage patterns. We can do the research for you as well as create your look with our rentals or custom creations.
We specialize in excellent service for your retail and rental needs. It is very important to us that you find what you are looking for, easily, while having fun.
The Retail section, in the front of the store, is a feast for the eyes of masks, wigs, hats, gloves, and trims or buttons to embellish your costume or project. We have makeup counters full of Ben Nye, Kryolan and Mehron theatrical products as well as eyelashes, tiaras and pasties.
Our Beauty and the Beast rental is an elaborate yet functional creation by Lisa Sturz, of Red Herring Puppets, building the enchanted pieces and Susan Sertain, owner of The Costume Shoppe, the human costumes. We have adult, middle school and elementary sizes. Email us for available dates and the plot and cost sheet.
The Rental section is the back half of the store and includes approx 2500 costumes ranging from Biblical to Renaissance, 1700's to Flappers and Gangsters, Victorian to Ethnic, Western, Disney and Glamor. We have rental accessories, shoes, hats and jewelry.
We have a huge collection of Christmas and Easter rental for your parades and events. Our rental section also includes children's sizes for their school projects, ballet, theatrical productions and wax museum projects.
We also know that many of our customers create their own costumes but often need trims, elastics, buttons and sequins so we have a fabric and trims section that is ever changing and evolving.
We do not carry the generic package costumes that you find in so many temporary or online stores but we can order any of the items that you have seen. Come in with the printout or phone image and we can look in one of the many vendor catalogs to find what you need. Be sure to give enough time for shipping. We can also drop ship.
We are creating our online store that will feature themes providing custom built or rental quality costumes and the accessories to help you be the one-of-a-kind hit of the party or win the costume contest prize money.