Commercial Rentals

Let Us Help Dress Up Your Next Production
With over 80,000 costumes to choose from, chances are the TDF Costume Collection has the perfect costumes and accessories for your next commercial production.  

The following procedures and guidelines have been established for all customers whose projects do not qualify for nonprofit status. All commercial rentals will be at the discretion of the Costume Collection. A current Letter of Agreement must be on file with credit card information.

Commercial Rental Contracts and Pricing

  • Costumes are priced on a seven-day rental period, which begins on your first shoot/performance date
  • Prices start at $120 per costume for Regular Stock. Special Stock costumes begin at a rate of $180 per costume.
  • For shoots lasting more than seven consecutive days, additional rental periods can be added to your contract in increments of 7 days, beginning at a rate of $30 per costume for each additional week for regular stock and $60 per costume per week for special stock.
  • You may check out or put costumes on hold up to three business days before your first shoot date at no additional cost.
  • Costumes are due back within 3 calendar days from the final date of your rental period.

Commercial Memo

  • $25.00 per costume fee (3 accessories = ½ costume; 5 accessories = 1 costume)
  • Must be returned within 48 hours or will be charged the full rental rate
  • If you decide to keep certain items from the memo, the rental will begin at the end of the 48-hour memo period.

Dry Cleaning Services

In order to ensure all costumes are in their best (and cleanest) condition, the Costume Collection requires all costumes to be dry-cleaned. Therefore, a $6.00 per pound fee will be added to your rental price. This fee must be paid at the time of rental. Costumes that require special dry cleaning, such as suede, leather, fur, sequined, and beaded costumes cannot be dry-cleaned in bulk and will be charged at a per item rate.

Personal Shopping Services

If you would like assistance while choosing your costumes, our expert design team is here to help you find the perfect wardrobe for your production. This service is based on availability of staff and is booked on a first-come first-served basis. To schedule your appointment, call 212-989-5855 ext. 212.

Pricing for Personal Shopping Services

  • $25 for the first hour
  • $15 for each additional hour up to 4 hours
  • $125 for the entire day.

Pulling Services

If you cannot be at the Costume Collection to pull costumes yourself, our staff will be more than happy to pull them for you. After filling out all the information in the Pulling/Mail Order Service Packet, we’ll pull costumes based on your criteria and production requirements. Pulling services are based on staff availability; please call (212) 989-5855 ext. 212 to inquire about availability.

Pricing for Pulling Services

  • An additional 25% over our regular commercial rental rate per costume
  • Rush charges of $50 per costume if less than 48-hour notice.

Hold Services

You may put costumes on hold up to three business days before your rental period begins at no additional charge.

Pricing for Hold Services

  • If you wish to put items on hold earlier, there is a charge of $1.00 per item per day; five- day max.
  • Holds longer than five days will be charged a flat rate of $10.00 per week per costume.
  • Items left on racks after five days will be charged a restock rate of $5.00 per item.

Photography Services

If you happened to have forgotten your camera, the Costume Collection staff will snap shots of the costumes you like so you can refer to them at a later date at a nominal charge, based on staff availability.  Please call 212-989-5855 to inquire.

Pricing for Photography Services

  • $2.00 per photo for up to 25 photos
  • A flat fee will be negotiated after 25 photos
  • $10.00 minimum charge

Please Note:

  • We do not rent costumes to individuals for personal use.
  • We do not rent costumes for Halloween or masquerade events or parties.
  • Costumes may not be rented for outdoor use except when agreed upon by the Costume Collection staff.