Services & Assistance

Find the right costumes for your production

The TDF Costume Collection houses more than 80,000 professionally designed costumes and accessories. Not-for-profit performing arts companies, educational institutions and other charitable groups across the country can rent these items at low cost. Commercial companies can also rent any of our professional costumes and accessories at a slightly higher rate.

TDF Costume Collection is a wonderful place to explore and find the perfect costumes for your performance. However if you are unable to visit, our expert design team is available to help you find the right costumes for your production. And we’ll even mail them to you. A pulling and mailing fee will be added to your costume rental price.

Before we can start pulling your costumes, we will need to have appropriate paperwork in place.  Please call Joanne Haas, Associate Director, at (212) 989-5855 ext. 212 or email at joanneh@tdf.org to discuss your needs and timeline.  Based on our conversation, we will guide you to the appropriate service.  All of our services are based on staff availability and must be booked in advance.



Pulling Services:


This service is for not-for-profits and commercial customers that have some lead time before their production. We do not offer “packages” of productions; instead you provide us your costume plot, sketches/research, and sizing and we will custom pull costumes for you.

For an example pulling services plot, sizing and research examples, please download the EXAMPLE PULLING SERVICE PACKET

Not-for-profit:

Please download the NON-PROFIT PULLING SERVICES PACKET.

The following forms will be found inside this packet.
  • Pulling Services: Guidelines and Designer Agreement Non-Profit Organizations
  • Non-Profit Letter of Agreement
  • Credit Card Authorization Form
  • How to Measure Female Form
  • How to Measure Male Form
  • Female Measurement Sheet
  • Male Measurement Sheet
  • Costume Plot

 

Commercial:


Please download the COMMERCIAL PULLING SERVICE PACKET.

The following forms will be found inside the packet.
  • Pulling Services: Guidelines and Designer Agreement Commercial Customers
  • Commercial Letter of Agreement
  • How to Measure Female Form
  • How to Measure Male Form
  • Female Measurement Sheet
  • Male Measurement Sheet
  • Costume Plot

 

Photography Services:

For not-for-profit and commercial customers on a shorter time frame that need photographs of few costumes.  A Letter of Agreement will also be needed if you decide to rent costumes pulled using photography services.  Call ahead to check availability. Please download the appropriate document:

NON-PROFIT PHOTOGRAPHY/IN-HOUSE DESIGNER AGREEMENT

COMMERCIAL PHOTOGRAPHY/IN-HOUSE DESIGNER AGREEMENT



In-House Designer Services:

Our In-House Designer can work with you inside of our warehouse in Astoria, Queens. You must bring sizing, research, and costume plots.  They will assist you while in the warehouse pulling costumes, but will not assist with fitting garments.  You can book a fitting room in conjunction with this service to try on costumes.  This service and fitting rooms must be pre-booked and is based on availability.

NON-PROFIT PHOTOGRAPHY/IN-HOUSE DESIGNER AGREEMENT

COMMERCIAL PHOTOGRAPHY/IN-HOUSE DESIGNER AGREEMENT