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Costume Rentals and Sales

COSTUME RENTALS AND CUSTOM ORDERS SUSPENDED: We are not accepting rentals or custom costume orders at this time. You may still send us inquiries using the form below and we will get back to you at our earliest opportunity. Thank you for your patience! Please visit our Store Update page for information about adjusted hours and services during the temporary closure of Colonial Williamsburg.

Your Journey into 18th Century Fashion Starts Here

Outfit your family in eighteenth century costumes for an immersive Colonial Williamsburg experience! Whether you simply want to stroll around the grounds in costume or attend a costumed event, we offer three costume options for men, women and children. 

Costume Rentals 

PLEASE NOTE: We are almost sold out of rentals for Mr. Jefferson's Garden Party in May, 2020. Please submit your rental requests now to secure your costumes.

Costume rental locations include William Pitt store in the Historic Area and Revolutions in the Williamsburg Visitor Center. Rental costumes are available in a range of sizes for adults and children. Rentals are only available to on-site visitors.

We recommend you contact us in advance to make a reservation during peak rental seasons: Thomas Jefferson's Garden Party in May, Independence Day week in July, and Grand Illumination/Holiday Season in December are our busiest times. Use the contact form below to inquire about rental options and to make a reservation.

Ready-Made 18th Century Costumes

The newly-renovated Tarpley, Thompson, and Company store in the heart of the historic area of Colonial Williamsburg features eighteenth-century society fashion for men, women, and children in the very best of taste. 

Our "off the rack" costumes are made with period-appropriate silks and fabrics, including Colonial Williamsburg Reproduction Print Fabrics. Costumes are mostly machine sewn, with some hand finishing. 

Not a local? Use the contact form below to contact our store team about what we have available in the shop. We offer a limited number of ready-made costumes and accessories in our online shop, but our store has a lot more to choose from. We can ship your order anywhere in the United States.

Custom Made-to-Order 18th Century Clothing and Accessories

PLEASE NOTE: Due to high demand, we are not able to book new custom costume orders at this time. Please contact us to inquire about our ready-made inventory.

Ready to take your costuming to the next level? Get fitted for a custom-made ensemble! Custom orders are made to your measurements and specifications, including style, fabric choices, and accessories.

Our store team will provide you with assistance in planning your ensemble, a price quote, and time required to complete your order. We can take your measurements on site at Tarpley, Thompson, and Company, or our expert staff can guide you through getting your measurements taken at home or with a tailor in your area. Start your custom order inquiry today by using the contact form below. 

We look forward to serving you!