The Costumers Collective

An Online Community for Costume Professionals

Welcome to the Collective!

The Costumers Collective a collection of theatrical costume resources as well as other valuable information for the theater and dance costuming communities.

This site is still in development and what you're seeing now is just the beginning. Come back regularly to see what's new and sign up for email alerts to new content. We'll be adding lots of new links, digital downloads, and a YouTube channel with how-to videos.

Current Offerings at the Collective

Take a look at the current offerings that the Costumers Collective has for the costuming community! Our goal is to create a digital home to for you to begin all your costume research and business quests. Start every day here!

As we grow, more content will be added. Come back often to see what's new and join our mailing list to receive email alerts to new content and services.


Research and Shopping Resources

Search a list of web links organized by category. Each category has lists for research resources, shopping, and how-to sources. Start all your research here!


Costumers Collective Blog

Where it all began. Follow the Costumers Collective Blog for costume related information and adventures. Find out about new technologies, resources, and personal stories from people in the industry.



Coming Soon!

Here are some of the great things that are in the works here at the Collective! Come back often to see what is added.

The Digital Bible

Everything you need to organize your production! Costume plots, budget sheets, bible pages, wardrobe paperwork, and more!

Costume Business Directory

Browse a listing of costume shops and textile industry services.

Rental House Directory

Browse a listing of costume rental houses around the country.

How To Videos and Guides

From beginning to advanced, video tutorials on everything from basic stitches to creating a light up costume!

Costume Professional Profiles

Tell us about yourself! Add your profile to be browsed by potential clients and employers.

Job Postings

Come here to see who needs help in a forum specifically for professional costumes.

Online Store

Posters, ebooks, and other things you never knew you always wanted.

Get paid to shop for your show!

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