To help promote a period-feel to Stroll Through History day, costumes are highly encouraged!! The following list is provided as an aid to assembling your costume.
Decades Costumes: 2004 Del Paso Blvd., Sacramento; (916) 920-0932; www.decadescostumes.com
Decades Costumes rents costumes from the Biblical times to the 80’s and everything in between. They carry quality theatrical costumes as well as period pieces that are exact replicas. Decades even supplies many Northern California theatrical companies with costumes. They will give us a 10% discount off of their regular rental price of $45, for a Victorian dress, shoes, umbrella and hat! Hours: Tues-Weds Thurs: 11-4; Friday : 11-6; Closed Sunday & Monday.
Broadway Costumes: 3945 Franklin Blvd., #A, Sac (916)455-6021; sacramentohalloweencostumes.com
Rents professional stage costumes worn in actual Hollywood productions, and original vintage men’s outfits! Owner Kathryn say the prices include free alterations! Women’s Victorian dress, and all accessories, $25-45; Men’s: $47.50. Costumes may be reserved ahead, and kept out for 1 week. Tues-Fri: 10-6; Sat 10-4; Closed Sun & Mon. Eves by appointment.
Cheap Thrills: 1712 L St, Sacramento; (916) 446-4103; www.myspace.com/cheapthrillscostumes Cheap Thrills rents and sells period, vintage clothing from the 20’s to 50’s. The owner, Todd, is offering us a 20% discount on costume rentals! He says that the average Victorian ensemble, (dress and accessories such as hat, umbrella, etc) runs for approximately $45-95; You pick out what you want to wear, and he quotes a price. Costumes are kept for 3 days. Be there at least an hour and a half before closing time , to make rental selections: Hours: Sunday-Tuesday: 11-6; Wednesday – Saturday: 11-7.
I Wannabe Costumes (Near Old Sac/ Raley Field); (916) 371-0901; www.iwannabecostumes.com
Carries hundreds of period and character costumes; rentals include all accessories. Owner Julia Harrington operates this business from her home; she asks that groups of 5-6 please schedule with her by phone, for a fitting and costume selection. She will offer us a discount on rentals: A costume ensemble normally renting for $60, will be $40 for us. Costumes may be picked up 2-3 days prior to the event, and kept a week! A check or credit card number are held, not run, as a deposit. Has men’s attire as well; top hats, cutaways, etc. Has a wide range of period-styled outfits, including Victorian through 30’s, with all slips, jewelry, gloves, etc, all included in the price. No walk-ins; appointments are Monday-Saturday, 11-7. Closed Sundays. Mention Stroll Through History and receive 20% off.
Capital Costumes: 8121 Madison Avenue, # F1, Fair Oaks; (916) 961-2769
Capital Costumes has been in business for 100 years, getting their start renting out costumes from a trunk on a stage coach, in the early 1900’s. They advertise they carry hundreds of costumes, for rent or sale. The shop is open year-round. Hours: Monday – Friday: 10-6; Saturday 11-4; closed Sundays.
Mad Hatters: 140 Hoffman Ave, Auburn: (530) 885-8860
6000 sq ft of costumes for sale and rent. They are open year-round.