Costumes, Formal Wear,
& Vintage Rentals
Costumes, Formal Wear, & Vintage Rentals
How do I pay for a rental costume/garment?
We accept cash, Mastercard, and VISA. Sorry we don’t take personal checks. You must be 18 or older and have a valid credit card to rent from Center Stage Clothiers LLC. There is a minimum refundable $50 security deposit required for all rentals (deposit amount will vary depending on the number of pieces rented, i.e. one item vs. a complete costume/outfit). All Renters are required to sign a credit card authorization form that authorizes us to charge your credit card the required replacement fee if rental is damaged or not returned. This form AND your security deposit fee will be given back to you upon approved return of the garment(s). Security deposit will be credited back to the card used at time of rental.
What's the average cost of a costume rental?
It depends on the number of pieces rented, but on average our costumes range from $55 – $125, with some rentals as high as $275. Most pieces are priced individually but are subject to a discounted rate if rented together to create a complete costume/outfit.
How do I reserve a costume?
Come by the store, try on a costume and pay for it by credit card or cash. Easy huh? It’s best if you come find and rent your costume WAY in advance of your event. Payment must be made in full. Please note – Once your contract is written and signed it’s a done deal – there’s no refund. And, all sales are final. NOTE: Rental fee will be forfeited if reservation is canceled because we pull the item off the floor and it cannot be rented by anyone else while we hold it for you.
How long do I get to keep the costume?
Our normal rental agreement is for one-time, 72-hour (3 day) use only. For holiday rentals we often extend this time period. Center Stage Clothiers LLC is closed on Mondays, so weekend rentals are due back the following Tuesday.
Bringing the Costume Back Alive and In One Piece
The Renter shall be liable for the cost of repair or replacement of damaged costumes (e.g. make-up, excess soil, rips, etc.) or missing costume parts. Damage or replacement charges are not limited to the security deposit. The security deposit will be returned when costume is returned on time and in acceptable condition.
Trying It On For Size
We request that you try on all garments before buying or renting as these items have been used in theatrical productions and may have been altered to fit an actor. Therefore, the size tag in the garment does not necessarily represent the garment’s actual size. Please try on all costumes first- you should try everything on for size as we don’t guarantee fit unless you do.
Late/Additional Fees & Legal Info
If the costume is returned late – beyond the agreed upon return date – you will be charged 50% of the original rental fee for each additional day the costume is out of the shop. That can get expensive fast, so please return on time. By signing the credit authorization form, any renter who does not return the rented merchandise has authorized Center Stage Clothiers LLC to charge their credit card for the replacement value of all items rented in the rental agreement. All reasonable attorney fees and court cost incurred in the enforcement of the terms of the rental agreement are the responsibility of the renter signing the rental agreement.
You should also understand that some costumes may impair vision, mobility and be hazardous around heat or open flame. You must accept responsibility for your own personal safety and well being.