Broadway Costumes, Inc was established in Chicago in 1886 to provide quality rental costumes for the masquerade balls held by Chicago society as well as to provide costumes for, and help develop, opera productions in the United States.
We are the Midwest’s largest source for theatrical shows, corporate special events, masquerade costumes and accessories to rent as well as makeup, facial hair, wigs and accessories to purchase.
All of our non-show rental and retail items can be found on this website.
We’re not just an on-line store
Please visit us whenever you’re in Chicago. We are open Monday through Friday from 9:00 am to 4:45 pm (Central Time) for rentals and 9:00 am to 5:30 pm (Central Time) for retail sales and return of rental costumes. We are closed on Sundays. Saturday hours vary depending on season. Follow the Contact link for a detail of our Saturday (and seasonal) hours and for travel directions.