Instructions and GuidelinesRegistration and Payment
All first time renting organizations must register by furnishing the Collection with a copy of their 501 [C] 3 not-for-profit treasury form for our files. Check with us if you are in doubt about your registration status.
For each new production, your Company must fill out a new Letter of Agreement/Contract
, which may be downloaded from this website or faxed to you by the Collection.
Costumes may not be reserved or removed from the Collection until all the paperwork is in place.
All costumes must be paid for in full before they can be taken or shipped from the Collection. Cash, check or credit card may be used. All shipping charges and fees are the responsibility of the Company renting the costumes. The Collection will not accept C.O.D. packages.Costumes
Costumes may be placed on reserve four weeks prior to your first performance and may be checked out three weeks prior at no additional cost.
There is no limit to the amount of visits to the Collection for reserving or renting costumes.
Once costumes have been rented, there are no refunds or credits, but exchanges on all rented items may be made prior to opening night.
No costume may be painted, treated with glue, dyed or cut in any manner.Cleaning and Alterations of Costumes
All rented costumes not returned by opening night must be professionally dry cleaned before being returned to the Collection regardless of use.
All alterations, including any labels you put into an item, must be removed and costumes restored to their original condition before being cleaned.
You may have the costumes cleaned at a dry cleaner of your choosing, or you may return them, and the Collection will have them cleaned at a charge of $5.25 per pound.
Costumes are due back to the Collection ten (10) days after the final performance date listed on your contract. A penalty charge per costume PER WEEK will accrue for all items kept out after this time.
All items placed on reserve and not rented must be restocked by opening night. The Collection will restock any reserved costumes after that time and assess a penalty charge. Visits
You may visit the Collection at any time without paperwork simply to browse.
Appointments are not required to visit the Collection or to reserve and/or check out costumes.
Appointments are required if a fitting room is needed.
There is a limit of four (4) persons per contract in the warehouse at any given time.
Photos are permitted.
Always call the Collection before a visit to confirm hours.
The above Guidelines are intended for everyone's benefit. Many organizations rely on the Collection's inventory as their sole costume resource, and it is the intent of these Guidelines to help insure the proper care and maintenance of our inventory.