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Visiting the Costume Collection 

Operation hours, directions & more info


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Monday-Friday, 9 a.m. - 4:30 p.m. with a 3 p.m. Final Checkout

For 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 Kaufman Astoria Studios Security for admittance to the studio.
  • PPE: Masks are optional in all Kaufman Astoria Studios common areas and within the Costume Collection. This policy is subject to change at the discretion of the Costume Collection staff.
For more information or to schedule an appointment, contact us at 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 11106


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.