Costume Rental Program

The College of Fine and Performing Arts has been adding to its costume collection for well over 50 years. The collection includes a wide variety of period costumes, modern clothing, and some fantasy/oddball costumes primarily for adults.

The costume rental program allows educational and community theatre groups to take advantage of our incredible costume stock. Western students, faculty and staff are also welcome to use our stock to meet their theatrical production and classroom costume needs.

Rental information


Western Washington University, through the Western Foundation, gladly accepts donations. If you have fabric, sewing notions, clothing, costumes, shoes, accessories, or anything else you would like to donate to the Theatre and Dance Department, please email Rachel Anderson.


Email the Costume Rental shop

Leave a voice message or call during rental hours: (360) 650-6678

Academic Year Hours

  • By appointment only during rental hours: Tuesdays and Fridays from 1 – 4 p.m.
  • In addition to Western’s intersessions, the rental program will be closed on the following dates in 2018-2019: October 25 – November 1; November 28 – December 6; January 29 – February 5; February 19 – 22; April 9 – 19; April 30 – 9; May 28 – June 6


Our costume rental office is open only when WWU is in session. In addition to the above closed dates, we will be closed on certain holidays and during academic intersessions. Visit the WWU Academic Calendar to check dates.


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