Frequently Asked Questions

Below is a list of questions we often get regarding our services.
It is best to call us to discuss if you have unique needs or concerns, arrangements can generally be made on a case-by-case basis.

Our Terms & Conditions can be found here: http://antiquecostumes.com/terms/

How much do your costumes cost to rent?
Can I be assured if I rent a costume from you that I will not find someone at my party/costume ball/prom in an identical outfit?
What if I like a costume that is not my size? Do you do alterations?
Do I have to rent an entire costume? I am only interested in renting certain pieces or accessories.
Am I responsible for dry cleaning or laundering the costume after use?
What if my costume is damaged while I am wearing it?
I am in love with this dress/costume/item, would you consider selling it to me?
Do you rent things for inspiration?
Do you rent for photo shoots or filming purposes?
Am I assured that the costume I hope to rent will be available on the date promised?<
I have some costumes/vintage clothing/antiques that need a new home. Do you buy items or accept donations?
I’m going to an event out of town, and will need the rental items for a longer period of time. Is this possible?
Is it possible to have on-site assistance when dressing for an event?
Do you offer incentives for client referrals?


How much do your costumes cost to rent?
Pricing varies by item and intended use, and generally takes the retail value or cost of replacement into consideration. Several of our items are one of a kind and/or irreplaceable, so naturally these tend to be priced higher, but we have a wide range of items in our collection and looks for every budget.


Can I be assured if I rent a costume from you that I will not find someone at my party/costume ball/prom in an identical outfit?
We have mostly one-of-a-kind costumes, but we also ask if you are attending a party that you let us know the host or event name so we can make sure to not duplicate.

What if I like a costume that is not my size? Do you do alterations?
Most of our costumes can be altered to fit, and alterations (within reason) are included in the price of the rental. However, many of our garments are one of a kind and do not come in small/medium/large. For your convenience, we have a section in our gallery showcasing our plus size costumes, for which there is no extra charge.

Do I have to rent an entire costume? I am only interested in renting certain pieces or accessories.

We are happy to assist you with accessories to complement your own costume or ensemble, and are always willing to rent individual garments, accessories, and props to meet your needs.

Am I responsible for dry cleaning or laundering the costume after use?
We prefer to clean/launder our own goods.

What if my costume is damaged while I am wearing it?

If it is something that is easily repaired, there is no charge. If it is irreparable, the cost will be deducted from the security deposit.

I am in love with this dress/costume/item, would you consider selling it to me?
We rarely sell our costumes, however, I will be very happy to make a note of what you requested in case I decide to sell certain items in the future.

Do you rent things for inspiration?
Yes, we do rent items for inspiration, fees will be discussed based on the item(s).

Do you rent for photo shoots or filming purposes?
Yes. We frequently rent for photo shoots and other artistic use, including videos, music videos, commercials, documentaries, filmmaking, and painting/illustration reference. Fees and loan arrangements will be determined on a case-by-case basis depending on your needs.

Am I assured that the costume I hope to rent will be available on the date promised?
We guarantee that your costume will be available when promised– when you commit to renting an item and leave a security deposit, it is reserved for your use.

I have some costumes/vintage clothing/antiques that need a new home. Do you buy items or accept donations?
Yes, we do purchase clothing and items, and also accept donations. Please call us first to discuss what you have!

I’m going to an event out of town, and will need the rental items for a longer period of time. Is this possible?
Arrangements can generally be made on a case-by-case basis, please call us to discuss your particular needs.

Is it possible to have on-site assistance when dressing for an event?
Occasionally, clients who are having a large costumed wedding or theme party will ask us about coming to the site to assist them in dressing. A modest fee is charged for the assistance and traveling time and is determined on a case-by-case basis.

Do you offer incentives for client referrals?
We take extra-good care of people who are kind enough to share the source of their rentals.