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.

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.

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 $125 per costume for Regular Stock. Special Stock costumes begin at a rate of $185 per costume.
  • You may check out or put costumes on hold up to three business days before your first shoot date at no additional cost. If you wish to put items on hold earlier than the free time allowed with a normal Commercial rental, we will add additional weeks to your contact and everything you rent will be at a higher rental rate.   Please discuss with a staff member your time frame and needs at (212) 989-5855 ext. 0
  • The only forms of payment accepted are Cash and Credit Card (Visa, MasterCard or American Express).
  • All commercial rentals must leave a valid credit card on file (Visa, MasterCard or Amex) for any extension charges, replacement, damages or labor fees.  By renting with us, you are authorizing us to use the card on file for these fees if necessary.
  • 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.
  • Costumes are due back within 3 calendar days from the final date of your rental period.

Commercial Memo

  • $25.00 per costume fee
  • Memos will be assigned a memo return date and time by the TDF Costume Collection Staff.  Memos can be for up to 48 hours, however if the 48 hour period falls on the weekend/holiday and the shoot is during that weekend/holiday, the MEMO must be returned by close of the previous business day. Also if the opening/shoot date falls before that full 48 hour period, the MEMO period will be adjusted to become shorter and therefore falling before the opening/shoot date. Memos must be returned before the first opening/shoot date on the Letter of Agreement.
  • 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. 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. This fee must be pre-paid at the time of rental.

In-House Designer Services

If you would like assistance while in our warehouse choosing your costumes, our expert design team is here to help you find the perfect wardrobe for your production. This service is based on staff availability 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 are $13.00 per each half-hour or portion of.


Photography Services

Need to know what we have but cannot make it to the warehouse? For those last minute needs, we now offer Photography Services. For $13.00 per each half hour, we will pull costumes for you and photograph them. This service is also based on staff availability, so please call (212) 989-5855 ext. 212 to inquire. If you decide to rent, you will need to also fill out a Commercial Letter of Agreement.



Pulling Services

Pulling services are for productions that have the luxury of some lead time before their production and cannot physically come into the warehouse to pull. If you can provide us your sizing, costume plot and research, our staff will be more than happy to pull them for you. Pulling services are based on staff availability; please call (212) 989-5855 ext. 212 to inquire about availability and whether this is the best service for your needs.

 Pulling service rates (in addition to the base rental rate): 25% for 1-10 costumes and 30% for 11+ costumes.