The following updated list is provided as an aid to assembling your costume for Stroll Day!
Decades Costumes: 2004 Del Paso Blvd., Sacramento; (916) 920-0932; www.decadescostumes.com
Decades carries quality theatrical costumes as well as period pieces that are exact replicas, and even supply 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: 11-5; Closed Sun/ Monday
Broadway Costumes: 3945 Franklin Blvd., #A, Sac (916)455-6021; www.sacramentohalloweencostumes.com
Broadway Costumes rents professional stage costumes worn in actual Hollywood productions, and this year are giving us a 10% discount! Hours: 8-3 Tues-Sat, closed Sun/Mon. After 9/1: Tuesday-Friday: 10-6; Saturday 10-4; Closed Sun & Monday. They say they are available for evening appointments.
Evangeline’s Costume Mansion: 113 K Street, Sacramento; (916) 448-2594; www.evangelines.com
Evangeline’s Costume Mansion is located directly above Evangeline’s shop. It’s now open year-round, with expanded hours: Sunday- Wednesday, 10-9; Thursday 10-10; Friday- Saturday: 10am-11 pm. No rentals; sales only.
Cheap Thrills / Prevues have merged!! New address: 2417 K St, Sacramento; (916) 446-4103; (916) 448-4556 www.myspace.com/cheapthrillscostumes
Cheap Thrills rents and sells period, vintage clothing from the 20’s to 50’s. The owner, Todd, is again 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 $50-125; 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
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 is offering us a 20% discount on rentals! 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 security 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, included in price, averaging $60. No walk-ins; appointments are Mon-Sat, 11-7. Closed Sundays.
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, and have a good selection of 1880’s-1920’s. The shop is open year-round. Hours: Monday – Friday: 10-6; Saturday 11-4; closed Sundays.
New This Year!
Costume Junction: 8215 Auburn Blvd, Citrus Hts; (916)723-2528;
Owner Dawn Cornsilk says they have a large selection of 1880’s pioneer style cotton dresses (Cooler!), renting for $20! Also renting Victorian ensembles of dress, hat and shoes for ladies ($40-50), and men (jackets, vests, pants, hats and shoes, Max $50). And she’s offering us a 15% discount! Hours till 8/31: W-F 3:30-7:30; Sat 10-2. After 9/1: M-F 3:30-7:30; Sat 10-4. Closed Sun.
UC Davis’ Enchanted Cellar Costume Rentals: Wright Hall, Basement Rm 17; (530)752-0740;
Director Roxanne Femling and staff will assist you with putting together a custom costume from any era, or you can rent a ready-made kit starting at $45, all accessories included. Walk-ins are ok, but appointments are preferred. Closed until August 7; call or email for hours after that date. Truly magical – a real professional theater costume department!!