EdTA Thespian Conference September 17, 2018

This past weekend we had the pleasure of attending the EdTA, and we had a blast! It was so much fun meeting all of the teachers from across the nation who are influencing young minds in our theatre world, in addition to meeting other great minds within the theatre field who contribute to any aspect of the theatrical production process.

At our booth, we brought a variety of our drama gear for teachers and vendors to browse and get ideas for our new options for fundraising! We also included two manaquins featuring Lord Farquaad from our Shrek rental stock, and Miss Medda Larkin from Newsies.

Check out the pics from our booth this weekend!


Stay tuned, as we plan on visiting several more conferences for the remainder of the year, including even more next year!

Joseph Technicolor 50th September 10, 2018

Joseph Multicolor Coat costume rental


Happy 50th Birthday to Tim Rice and Andrew Lloyd Webber’s Tony nominated spectacular production of “Joseph and the Amazing Technicolor Dreamcoat“.

Whether you need the life size Camel mascot, the Elvis-like Pharoah, wives, brothers, slaves, or Joseph himself, we can fit your needs. “Joseph” is available for our ‘Classic’ flat rate pricing of $44/costume**. For details on costumes available, check out our costume rental plot.

Pharoah costume rental

Interested in “Joseph” merchandise for a teacher, parent, or student as a gift, or just for yourself? Check out our website for special memorabilia for this Broadway hit!

Joseph Poster 1089-154

**Other oversized, shipping, and credit card fees still apply. Request our rental packet for more information.


Celebrating 75 years with Rodgers and Hammerstein! September 7, 2018

Happy 75th Birthday to Roger & Hammerstein’s beloved Special Tony Award Winner, “Oklahoma!”

“Oklahoma” is available for our ‘Classic’ flat rate pricing of $44/costume**. For details on costumes available, check out our costume rental plot. We have all your costume needs from cowboys to farmers, and cotton dresses to post card girls.

Rental costumes available!

Interested in “Oklahoma” merchandise for a teacher, parent, or student as a gift, or just for yourself? Check out our website for special memorabilia for this Broadway hit!

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**Other oversized, shipping, and credit card fees still apply. Request our rental packet for more information.

OCTA Festival is coming up! August 27, 2018

Community theatre is a great way to connect to your home town, and get involved in the arts. The Ohio Community Theatre Association (OCTA). honors these community theatres each year with a regional conference for each of the 6 regions (central, northeast, northwest, southeast, southwest, west), followed by a state conference which combines the best of all regions.

Established in 1953, they continue to celebrate and award achievements of community theatres around the state of Ohio. This year, the state conference will take place at  Crowne Plaza Columbus North, from August 31st through September 3rd (click the above link to their website for more details).

The OCTA State Conference is this coming weekend, and we are thrilled to get to be a part of it this year! Stop by our booth to see some of our costumes, check out great drama gifts, and find out what deals you can get by renting costumes from us this coming season! Just look for the booth that says “Costume Holiday House“!

Medda Larkin’s Bowery Vaudville show dress, “Newsies”

Purchasable theatre merchandise

Get Retail Items for Your Production! August 22, 2018

Whether they be props, makeup, wigs, or set dressing, you’re almost always in need to purchase items for your production to truly bring it to life. As always, Costume Holiday House is always here to help. We now offer 15% off retail items when you rent costumes through our Theatrical Department for your production! Here are just a few examples of what we carry:

Wigs can give that little touch to a character to make them more realistic, help when natural hair isn’t behaving, or can take you from a messy ponytail into an elaborate yet elegant style for a quick-change. We offer wigs of a variety of styles and colors, perfect as the come or available to be styled as needed.

Dream Glam: Perfect for a Supreme look!

Grandma Adams Family: Crazy enough for Grandma Addams







Kang Kang: Just the right elegance for Christine in Phantom of the Opera

Gibson Girl: Ideal for Little Women








Whether you’re going for the Vaudeville commedia dell’arte, the dramatic masquerade of Phantom of the Opera, or trying something outlandish like steam punk, we have all types of styles of masks in stock, plain or glittered out.

Steampunk Mask on Stick

Crackle Raven Venetian







Comedy Mask – Black/Red/Gold

Multi Color Half Mask







We carry professional quality BenNye and Mehron makeup. Whether you need just the simple stage makeup, or something far more old and gruesome, we have professionals who can help you look for the correct product to fit your look.

BenNye professional quality makeup







Mehron Color Palettes







Feel like you’re missing something, but not sure what it is? We now offer Retail plots with shows to help you remember those extra little things you might be forgetting! Follow the link to our website to see what shows we have available to rent!

Seize the Day with ‘Newsies’ rentals! June 15, 2018

Now is the time to Seize the Day!

We’re always looking out for the newest shows to add to the list of costumes we have available, and this includes the smash Broadway hit, Newsies! From the Newsies themselves to the Bowery Beauties, Medda Larkin, Pulitzer’s staff, and journalist Katherine Plumber, we have costumes for your turn of the century phenomenon this spring!

Shout out the World’s news as a Newsie! Whether it be Jack, Crutchie Davey, Les, or any of the other boys that made a difference in Manhattan 1899, we’ll make sure you’re dressed to fit the part. All newsboy rentals include a canvas Newsie bag!

In addition, when you rent your costumes through us, you will receive an extra 15% off any purchase items you may need including hats, headbands, bruising makeup, feather fans, and much more!

To request a rental packet and plot, click on the link.

Check Out Our Summer Sizzler Deal! May 14, 2018

Have a theatre production this summer? We are offering a special deal for our Theatrical Rentals! If your show falls between the June 1st and August 31st, we are offering the fantastic deal of $39/costume! This includes pulling the costume, altering the costume, and accessorizing the costume (gloves, hats, sashes, etc).

Costumes excluded from this deal are specialty costumes (eg. Beauty and the Beast Objects, Cats, or Transformation costumes). Follow the link below to get more information!

Contact us today for free costume plots and theatrical packets!




Santa Claus is Coming to Town! December 11, 2017

The holiday season is the season for Santa Claus, and he can be hard to come by. Quality is important to making a child believe the magic, but with quality comes extra cost, especially if you plan on keeping the costume. Upkeep on keeping the wig and beard fresh, curled, the Santa suit cleaned and maintained over the years can be just as expensive.

That’s why we recommend renting! We offer high quality velvet and corduroy Santa Claus rentals at affordable prices that include the rental wig and beard at no extra charge. No storage, no upkeep, no worry! Just pay, pickup, and drop off!

Rental includes jacket, pants, hat, boot tops, belt, wig, and beard. Gloves, Santa bag, and glasses available for purchase.

Can’t make it to one of our stores? No problem! We also ship!

If you’re looking for something a little more ‘olde’ fashioned, we also have Victorian Santa rentals available!

Rental includes robe, belt, cloak, hood, wig, and beard.

Happy Holidays from Costume Holiday House! December 1, 2017

The season of holidays is fast approaching, and we’re keeping busy to help all of your costume needs! We have mascots for parades, costumes for carolers, and suits for Santa(that includes the wig and beard!!

Don’t need to rent the full costume? We have Santa hats, reindeer antlers, and much more for your festive gatherings!

Looking for something more religious? We also have biblical and angel costumes available for rental and purchase. Check out our website!


Thespians Unite! November 7, 2017

Theatre season is upon us, and we’re gearing up for another great year!

As always, we’ll be attending Thespian Conferences all around the US to show off some of our fabulous costumes, talk about our costume rentals, and even bring some of our famous merchandise: jewelry, beanies, sweatshirts, scarves, purses, signs, wallets, and more! We get new items every year and we’re excited to share what we have in store for you!

Not able to make it to the conference? Not a problem! We sell all of our merchandise at buydramagear.com.