Monday-Thursday, 9 a.m. - 4:30 p.m. with a 3 p.m. Final CheckoutFor the health and safety of our staff and customers, the TDF Costume Collection's safety protocols are as follows:
- Appointments: All customers and visitors to the Costume Collection are now required to schedule an appointment at least 24 hours in advance. There are a limited number of slots per day, and a maximum of two visitors per appointment. Names will be given to KAS Security for admittance to the studio.
- PPE: Visitors are required to wear masks or face coverings in order to enter the KAS back lot. Masks must stay on in all KAS common areas and at all times within the TDF Costume Collection.
- Rentals: Although most rental guidelines remain the same, we now offer “contactless checkout” and mandatory dry-cleaning rules for any item that leaves our facility.
For more information or to schedule an appointment, contact us at firstname.lastname@example.org or 212.989.5855. We look forward to working with you!What is Final Checkout?
If you wish to take costumes with you when you leave, items must be fully selected and ready for our staff to inventory by the Final Checkout time.
TDF Costume Collection is conveniently located at the historic Kaufman Astoria Studios, New York’s premier film and television production campus.All Visitors Enter Through the Main Studio Gate
unless you have a large drop-off. Enter at 35th Avenue and 36th Street through the studio gate (next to the Museum of the Moving Image and Sac's Place). You will receive a studio pass from the guard gate, which must be worn at all times while on the campus. There is no parking on the campus but street parking is available in the neighborhood.
If you have a large return or donation
, you may use the freight entrance located on 35th Street between 34th and 35th Avenues. This freight entrance is often busy, so you may need to wait. Also, we recommend that when making large deliveries you have a person stay with your vehicle since someone may ask you to move the car quickly. They generally will allow for a quick drop off if someone waits with the car.
The approximate address for the freight is 34-35 35th Street, Astoria, NY 11106
TDF Costume Collection
34-12 36th Street
Lower Level, Suite 1
Astoria, NY 11106DIRECTIONS BY SUBWAY FROM MANHATTAN:Via R or M:
Take the R or M to Steinway Street. Use the 34th Avenue exit near the end of the train. Walk south along Steinway Street; turn right on 35th Avenue.Via E:
Take the E to Queens Plaza. Transfer to the R or M and proceed to Steinway Street.Via N or W:
Take the N or W to 36th Avenue (Astoria). Walk east to 36th Street. Directions by Subway from Eastern Queens:Via 7:
Take to 74th Street and Roosevelt Avenue. Walk downstairs to the E and R lines. Take the Manhattan- or Brooklyn-bound R to Steinway Street. Use the 34th Avenue exit near the front of the train.