Costume Rental Rates and Prices

Rental period

Rental rates are for a run of no longer than 2 weeks. 50% of the rental rate for each additional week will be charged for longer runs.

Damage/Loss Fees

In the unfortunate event that a costume is damaged while rented, it will be the responsibility of the renter, and/or the organization represented, to pay what would be required to return the costume to its original condition.

If a costume has been damaged to such an extent that repairing it is not possible or not cost-effective, then the renter, and/or the organization represented, will be responsible for paying for the replacement of the costume. The full value of the costume is assessed at the time of rental and will be noted on the contract with the inventory. The full value of a costume takes into account the materials needed and the labor involved in producing the costume or the cost to buy the item new, if applicable.

Late Return Fees

If the renter does not return rented costumes by the designated return date and has not made a good-faith effort to return them, then a late fee will be incurred.

For every week that the costumes are late, 20% of the rental fee will be charged.

Rental Fees

Table of prices for costume rental

Item

WWU Student, Staff, Faculty Price ($)

Alumni & Community Price ($)

Men's Wear

   

Bathrobes

3

5

Capes/Cloaks

4-6

8-12

Coat, Ethnic and Fantasy

6

12

Coat, Modern Wool Overcoats

5

10

Coat, Trench

4

8

Coat 18th c and earlier

10

20

Coat 19th c Frock coat, cutaway

8

15

Doublet

7-8

14-16

Drape, Roman

2-5

5-10

Dressing Gown, Smoking Jacket

5-6

10-12

Jacket, Men's

5

10

Jerkins

5-7

10-15

Lederhosen

3

6

Loincloth

2

5

Nightgown, period

5

9

Nightshirt, modern

2

4

Pajamas

2

4

Pants, breeches, and knickers

4

7

Pants and breeches, Renaissance and Cavalier

4

8

Robe, mid-length Henry VIII

10-12

20-25

Robe, period

6

11-12

Shirt, modern

2

3

Shirt, period

2

4

Shorts

2

5

Suit, 19th c 2-piece

6

12

Suit, 19th c 3-piece

7

15

Suit, 20th c 2-piece

6

12

Suit, 20th c 3-piece

7

15

Tabard

3-4

6-8

Tunic, Togas, Chitons

3-5

6-10

Tuxedo, cummerbund

1

2

Tuxedo, jacket

5

11

Tuxedo, pants

4

8

Tuxedo, tailcoat

6

12

Tuxedo, vest

2-3

3-5

Vest, modern

2

5

Vest, period

3-4

6-8

Women's Wear

 

 

Bathrobe

3

6

Blouse

2

3

Bodice

4-6

10

Camisole

1

2

Coat, 19th c

6-7

12-15

Coat, 1900-1950

5

11

Coat, 1950-present

5

10

Dress, modern

4-6

8-11

Fichu

1

2

Fur coat, long

7

15

Fur coat, short

5

11

Fur muff

3

7

Fur pelt scarf

2

3

Fur stole

4-5

8-10

Gown, Byzantine

6-8

10-15

Gown, Gothic

7-10

15-20

Gown, 16th c, Renaissance, Elizabethan

10-12

20-25

Gown, 17th c, Commonwealth, Restoration

10-12

20-25

Gown, 18th c, Gregorian

12-14

24-28

Gown, early 19th c, Directoire

8-9

16-18

Gown, early 19th c, Romantic

9-10

18-20

Gown, mid 19th c, Crinoline

10-12

20-25

Gown, 19th c, Prairie

6-8

12-15

Gown, late 19th c, Bustle

11-12

22-25

Gown, early 20th c

6-7

12-15

Gown, late 20th c

5-6

10-12

Kimono, Happi Coat

5

8-12

Jacket, 1900

5

11

Jacket, 1920-1950s

4

10

Jacket, 1960-present

4-6

8

Leggings, Capris

2

5

Nightgown, period

4

9

Nightgown, modern

2

4

Pants

4

7

Pajamas

2

5

Petticoat, hoopskirt

3-4

6-8

Shorts

2

5

Skirt, period

5-6

10-12

Skirt, 1920-present

4

8

Suit, 2-piece contemporary 1950-present

6

12

Suit, 2-piece Mid-century 1920-1950s

7

14

Suit, 2-piece 1900-1919

7

14

Sweater

2

4

Vest

2

5

Wedding Dress

3-5

6-10

Accessories

 

 

Apron

1-2

2-3

Baldric

1-3

2-5

Belt, Edwardian 1 2

Bloomers

2

3

Bum Roll

1

3

Cannons

2

4

Codpiece

2

4

Collars, Cravats, Jabots, Stocks

1-2

2-3

Corset 4 8

Fat bodies

2-4

3-8

Fichu

1

2

Gaiters

1

3

Hoods, Cowls

1-2

3

Muffs

2

3-4

Panniers 2 4

Pantyhose

2

5

Poncho

4

8-10

Ruff

2

4

Sash, Scarf, Obi

1-3

2-5

Shawl

2-5

2-10

Shoulder Crescents

2

5

Slips

1

2

Stomacher

2

5

Uniforms

 

 

Camo/Fatigue shirts

2

3

Camo/Fatigue pants

3

6

Choir/Graduation Robes

5

10

Coveralls

4

8

Firefighter jacket

5

10

Firefighter pants

4

7

Food Service jackets

4

8

Hospital gowns, robes

2

3

Hospital scrubs

2

3

Lab Coat

2

5

Maid dress, “French”

4-5

7-11

Maid dress, modern

4-5

8-10

Military jacket

5-7

10-14

Military pants

4

7

Military/Riding jodhpurs

4

8

Nurse dress, modern

4-5

8-10

Nurse dress, period

5

10

Nurse cape, period

5

10

Pea coat

5

10

Police Jacket

5

10

RCMP Coat

7

14

Sailor, shirt

2

4

Sailor, pants

4

7

Straightjacket

5

10

Uniform, shirt

2

3-4

Uniform, pants

4

7

Uniform, skirt

3

5

Uniform, sweater

2

4

Ecclesiastical

 

 

Bishop, Over-garment

4

8

Cardinal, Over-garment

4

8

Clerical 18th c Robe

8

16

Clerical, modern, Cassock & Collar

6

12

Clerical, Nun’s Habit

5

11

Monk

4

8

Miscellaneous

 

 

Animal costume

8-10

16-20

Cave Man Tunic

2

5

Fantasy Costumes

5-10

10-20

 

Cleaning and Laundering

CFPA Costume Rental handles all the cleaning of its costumes. When costumes are returned from a rental, the costume rental coordinator will assess which costumes require cleaning.

Please do not attempt to clean costumes that have become stained. Your efforts may result in the permanent damage of a costume, whereas we may be able to remove the stain resulting in a substantially lower fee.

Dry-Cleaning Fees

We receive a discount on our dry-cleaning. We pass this discount on to you, so you will find that our fees are less than what you would pay.

Cleaning fees for rented items

Item

Fee (in dollars)

Dress 10
Formal Dress 17
2-piece suit 12
Vest 5
Jacket (incl. bodice w/ sleeves) 7.50
Pants 6.50
Skirt-modern* 7.50
Skirt-period* 17
Shirt 4.50
Blouse/corset 7
Sweater 7.50
Coat/cloak-long 13
Coat/cloak-short 10.50

*Skirts with knife pleats: add 10 cents per pleat.

Laundering Fees

$1 per item

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