Sometimes, it takes a village to put together all the costumes we need to create the characters for a TV show or a movie. As union members ourselves, we support and partner with other union workers, shops, and studio costume departments.
Studio costume departments offer the advantage of a huge inventory including large collections of period and contemporary costumes. They can also supplement productions with their own tailoring, manufacturing, and rentals.
A Costume House offers a one-stop shop to acquire period costumes, accessories, or manufacture other costumes when your department is under the gun or has its hands full. Most of these costume houses provide rentals, workrooms, Prep Space and supplies.