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About Costumes, Period.

We are a costume shop located in the Seattle, Washington area. We rent, sell, and custom design for all occasions since 1983. Our specialty is Historical costuming for all eras, including corsets and underpinnings, though we have a wide range of costuming available.

Historical, fantasy, and modern wear

We design and create (and recreate): Mascots, Weddings, Anime costuming, Elvises, SCA garb, Santas and Easter Bunnies Pageant gowns, Costumes for Theater and Ballet, Costumes for School Activities, Competition ballroom outfits, Alternative Lifestyle Clothing, Live Action Role Play Costumes, Special Event Fashion, ...and so much more!


We do Historical Fashion shows, any era of time! (Washington State only, please!) Recently, we have produced several costumed Entertainments, "Hooray for Hollywood!" for some of our local Retirement Homes -- great fun! Upcoming projects include: Instructional Videos, Custom Patterns and Costuming Workshops. Call for details!

Who we are

Costumes, Period is owned and operated by JoAnne Kirley. She has an extensive background in all aspects of historical and theatrical costuming. ~~ Since 1983, Costumes Period has served the theatrical and private community with pride and attention to personal needs. ~~ In these challenging economic times, Costumes, Period will remain at the service of our community. We continue to offer special discounts for schools and students. It is especially important to us that today's youth have the very best opportunity to experience high quality costuming for their educational needs.

Contact us!

Our shop is located at: 428 8th Street SW #5 Auburn, WA 98001 Telephone: (253) 735-4235 We take Mastercard, Visa, debit, checks, money orders, PayPal and, of course, cash. Our hours are Tuesday, Thursday and Friday, 12-6; all other times by appointment. Please call ahead - so that we can better answer your questions.



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