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Walk-in rentals are available to all individuals for whatever event you need. Fittings are encouraged and do not need to be scheduled. Our Archive Associates are available to assist you with fittings from 10:00 am to 5:00 pm. Pick-ups and returns end at 6:00 pm.

Walk-in rentals are a daily rate. Each additional day is 50% of the initial rate.

Shipping rates will be covered by the renter. 



For costumes to be officially reserved, the rental fee must be paid in full. Costumes may be placed on hold for 24 hours prior to payment upon request.



Our costumers take care of all cleaning for you! We ask that you do not do any laundering processes on our costumes. A fee of 22% of the initial rental price will be applied for the cleaning and maintenance of all items.



All items are expected to be in good condition upon return. If repair is needed for a costume piece it is expected that measures be taken to ensure the piece incurs no further damage. With this in mind, we do ask that care be taken when repairing an article of clothing.

DO NOT use safety pins to alter or repair a piece, it only worsens the tear and causes a safety risk to the performer. NEVER use tape on the garments as it leaves a residue that damages the costume.



Fees will be imposed for all distressed costumes. These fees will be determined on a per-item basis and can be up to 100% of the rental list price. If an irreparable distress is present, a replacement fee will be applied. Any fees assessed for distress will be applied to the credit card on file. Distress is defined as, but not limited to:

• Any costume with exposure to smoke of any kind

• Any tear in the garment longer than 1/2" or any tear against the grain of the fabric

• Any garment that is stained or requires additional cleaning procedures

• Any alterations not previously approved by Archive management

• Missing buttons or closures

• Any item with adhesives or adhesive residue

• Any distress due to pinning of the garment

• Any distress due to improper shipping methods



Any item not returned by the contracted return date is subject to a late fee. A fee of 100% of the costume rental list price per costume piece may be assessed for each day the rental is late up to 2 weeks. At the end of the 2-week late period, an additional replacement fee will be imposed. These will be charged to the credit card on file.

Permanent suspension of rental privileges may result for any account that has items not returned after the 2-week late period.



Replacement fees can be 5-8 times the rental list price. Replacement fees will be charged to the credit card on file. Replacement fees may be assessed for the following conditions:

• Items not returned within the 2-week late period

• Any permanent alterations to a garment

• Any irreparable distress or damage to a garment

Replacement fees will be charged to the credit card on file.



Due to the irreplaceable nature of Archive's vintage garments, the replacement fee for any garment from the 1960s or earlier will be 10 times the rental list price and distress fees can be up to 200% of the rental list price. Please keep in mind that older garments tend to be more fragile and assessment of distress or replacement fees is stringent. Vintage garments are unavailable for rental to any middle, junior high, or high school, or similar production.


• Visa, Master Card, Discover, and American Express

• Cash

• Personal checks

• Business checks 

Returned checks will be handled through Check-Rite Services and the customer may be charged additional fees according to their rates.



Any fees that are incurred as a result of legal proceedings are the responsibility of the lessee.  Permanent suspension of rental privileges may result for any account sent to collections.  Jurisdiction for all disputes shall be the State of Utah, County of Utah, and shall be decided pursuant to the laws of Utah. All parties agree to submit to the jurisdiction of Utah courts.

All costumes, whether damaged, or a replacement value has been paid, are original designs and/or unique property of Archive Costumes and will remain property of Archive Costumes and the Hale Center Foundation for the Arts and Education.