Costume Rental Rates and Prices

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.

Men's Wear Price (in dollars)
Bathrobes 3
Capes/Cloaks 4-6
Coat, Ethnic and Fantasy 6
Coat, Modern Wool Overcoats 5
Coat, Trench 4
Coat 18th c and earlier 10
Coat 19th c Frock coat, cutaway 8
Doublet 7-8
Drape, Roman 2-5
Dressing Gown, Smoking Jacket 5-6
Jacket, Men's 5
Jerkins 5-7
Lederhosen 3
Loincloth 2
Nightgown, period 5
Pajamas 2
Pants, breeches, and knickers 4
Pants and breeches, Renaissance and Cavalier 4
Robe, mid-length Henry VIII 10-12
Robe, period 6
Shirt, modern 2
Shirt, period 2
Shorts 2
Suit, 19th c 2-piece 6
Suit, 19th c 3-piece 7
Suit, 20th c 2-piece 6
Suit, 20th c 3-piece 7
Tabard 3-4
Tunic, Togas, Chitons 3-5
Tuxedo, cummerbund 1
Tuxedo, jacket 5
Tuxedo, pants 4
Tuxedo, tailcoat 6
Tuxedo, vest 2-3
Vest, modern 2
Vest, period 3-4
Woman's Wear  
Bathrobe 3
Blouse 2
Bodice 4-6
Camisole 1
Coat, 19th c 6-7
Coat, 1900-1950 5
Coat, 1950-present 5
Dress, modern 4-6
Fichu 1
Fur coat, long 7
Fur coat, short 5
Fur muff 3
Fur pelt scarf 2
Fur stole 4-5
Gown, Byzantine 6-8
Gown, Gothic 7-10
Gown, 16th c, Renaissance, Elizabethan 10-12
Gown, 17th c, Commonwealth, Restoration 10-12
Gown, 18th c, Gregorian 12-14
Gown, early 19th c, Directoire 8-9
Gown, early 19th c, Romantic 9-10
Gown, mid 19th c, Crinoline 10-12
Gown, 19th c, Prairie 6-8
Gown, late 19th c, Bustle 11-12
Gown, early 20th c 6-7
Gown, late 20th c 5-6
Jacket, 1900 5
Jacket, 1920-1950s 5
Jacket, 1960-present 4
Kimono, Happi coat 4-6
Leggings 2
Nightgown, period 4
Nightgown, modern 2
Pants 4
Pajamas 2
Petticoat, hoopskirt 3-4
Shorts 2
Skirt, period 5-6
Skirt, 1920-present 4
Suit, 2-piece contemporary 1950-present 6
Suit, 2-piece Mid-century 1920-1950s 7
Suit, 2-piece 1900-1919 7
Sweater 2
Vest 2
Accessories  
Apron 1-2
Baldric 1-3
Belt, Edwardian 1
Bloomers 2
Bum Roll 1
Cannons 2
Codpiece 2
Collars, Cravats, Jabots, Stocks 1-2
Corset 4
Fat bodies 2-4
Fichu 1
Gaiters 1
Hoods, Cowls 1-2
Muffs 2
Panniers 2
Partihose 2
Poncho 4
Ruff 2
Sash, Scarf, Obi 1-3
Shawl 2-5
Shoulder Crescents 2
Slips 1
Stomacher 2
Uniforms  
Camo/Fatigue shirts 2
Camo/Fatigue pants 3
Choir/Graduation Robes 5
Coveralls 4
Firefighter jacket 5
Firefighter pants 4
Food Service jackets 4
Hospital gowns, robes 2
Hospital scrubs 2
Lab Coat 2
Maid dress, “French” 4-5
Maid dress, modern 4-5
Military jacket 5-7
Military pants 4
Military/Riding jodhpurs 4
Nurse dress, modern 4-5
Nurse dress, period 5
Nurse cape, period 5
Pea coat 5
Police Jacket 5
RCMP Coat 7
Sailor, shirt 2
Sailor, pants 4
Straightjacket 5
Uniform, shirt 2
Uniform, pants 4
Uniform, skirt 3
Uniform, sweater 2
Ecclesiastical  
Bishop, Over-garment 4
Cardinal, Over-garment 4
Clerical 18th c Robe 8
Clerical, modern, Cassock & Collar 6
Clerical, Nun’s Habit 5
Monk 4
Miscellaneous  
Animal costume 8-10
Men's Wear Price (in dollars)
Bathrobes 5
Capes/Cloaks 8-12
Coat, Ethnic and Fantasy 12
Coat, Modern Wool Overcoats 10
Coat, Trench 8
Coat 18th c and earlier 20
Coat 19th c Frock coat, cutaway 15
Doublet 14-16
Drape, Roman 5-10
Dressing Gown, Smoking Jacket 10-12
Jacket, Men's 10
Jerkins 10-15
Lederhosen 6
Loincloth 5
Nightgown, period 9
Pajamas 4
Pants, breeches, and knickers 7
Pants and breeches, Renaissance and Cavalier 8
Robe, mid-length Henry VIII 20-25
Robe, period 11-12
Shirt, modern 3
Shirt, period 4
Shorts 5
Suit, 19th c 2-piece 12
Suit, 19th c 3-piece 15
Suit, 20th c 2-piece 12
Suit, 20th c 3-piece 15
Tabard 6-8
Tunic, Togas, Chitons 6-10
Tuxedo, cummerbund 2
Tuxedo, jacket 11
Tuxedo, pants 8
Tuxedo, tailcoat 12
Tuxedo, vest 3-5
Vest, modern 5
Vest, period 6-8
Woman's Wear  
Bathrobe 6
Blouse 3
Bodice 10
Camisole 2
Coat, 19th c 12-15
Coat, 1900-1950 11
Coat, 1950-present 10
Dress, modern 8-11
Fichu 2
Fur coat, long 15
Fur coat, short 11
Fur muff 7
Fur pelt scarf 3
Fur stole 8-10
Gown, Byzantine 10-15
Gown, Gothic 15-20
Gown, 16th c, Renaissance, Elizabethan 20-25
Gown, 17th c, Commonwealth, Restoration 20-25
Gown, 18th c, Gregorian 24-28
Gown, early 19th c, Directoire 16-18
Gown, early 19th c, Romantic 18-20
Gown, mid 19th c, Crinoline 20-25
Gown, 19th c, Prairie 12-15
Gown, late 19th c, Bustle 22-25
Gown, early 20th c 12-15
Gown, late 20th c 10-12
Jacket, 1900 11
Jacket, 1920-1950s 10
Jacket, 1960-present 8
Leggings, Capris 5
Nightgown, period 9
Nightgown, modern 4
Pants 7
Pajamas 5
Petticoat, hoopskirt 6-8
Shorts 5
Skirt, period 10-12
Skirt, 1920-present 8
Suit, 2-piece contemporary 1950-present 12
Suit, 2-piece Mid-century 1920-1950s 14
Suit, 2-piece 1900-1919 14
Sweater 4
Vest 5
Accessories  
Apron 2-3
Baldric 2-5
Bloomers 3
Bum Roll 3
Cannons 4
Codpiece 4
Collars, Cravats, Jabots, Stocks 2-3
Fat bodies 3-8
Fichu 2
Gaiters 3
Hoods, Cowls 3
Muffs 3-4
Partihose 5
Poncho 8-10
Ruff 4
Sash, Scarf 2-5
Shawl 2-10
Shoulder Crescents 5
Slips 2
Stomacher 5
Uniforms  
Camo/Fatigue shirts 3
Camo/Fatigue pants 6
Choir/Graduation Robes 10
Coveralls 8
Firefighter jacket 10
Firefighter pants 7
Food Service jackets 8
Hospital gowns, robes 3
Hospital scrubs 3
Lab Coat 5
Maid dress, “French” 7-11
Maid dress, modern 8-10
Military jacket 10-14
Military pants 7
Military/Riding jodhpurs 8
Nurse dress, modern 8-10
Nurse dress, period 10
Nurse cape, period 10
Pea coat 10
Police Jacket 10
RCMP Coat 14
Sailor, shirt 4
Sailor, pants 7
Straightjacket 10
Uniform, shirt 3-4
Uniform, pants 7
Uniform, skirt 5
Uniform, sweater 4
Ecclesiastical  
Bishop, Over-garment 8
Cardinal, Over-garment 8
Clerical 18th c Robe 16
Clerical, modern, Cassock & Collar 12
Clerical, Nun’s Habit 11
Monk 8
Miscellaneous  
Animal costume 16-20

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.

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

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.