Shoe & Boot Manufacturing

Having created shoes for some of Hollywood’s most famous and infamous feet, Western Costume’s Custom Shoe & Boot Manufacturing is world class.

From the smallest to the largest foot, no matter how hard to fit, you don’t need to be Hollywood elite to have hand-made shoes. Our Master Leather Artisan Mauricio Osorio will walk you from sketch to street to make your footwear dreams come true.


From bonnets and bowlers, to toppers and turbans, the Millinery workroom at Western Costume can create them all.

Whether it’s a fantastic chapeau or perfectly replicated hats and headdresses, our talented staff, led by renowned milliner Harry Rotz, can create or refurbish headwear to fit every production. When it comes to hats, our experience and talent set us apart.

Men's Tailoring

From swashbuckling doublets to tomorrow’s wildest suits, there is nothing that the Men’s Tailoring Shop at Western Costume cannot replicate or pioneer.

Under the direction of Head Tailor Jack Kasbarian, our talented staff produces immaculate suits, pants, and shirts in any size, from any era, to suit your needs. Not just limited to use by the members of the film and theater communities, even members of the public can commission any garment the wildest imagination can dream up.

Women's Made-to-Order

Legendary among fashion and costume designers for it’s brilliance at building exquisite custom-made clothing, our Women’s Made-to-Order Workroom is also open to the public.

Whether it’s an outfit for a superstar, or a debutante’s ball gown, our talented staff, under the guidance of head Cutter/Fitter Jose Bello, will bring your designs to life. From muslin mock-ups through final fittings we offer full professional services to take you from your initial concept to your final creation.

The Collection

Dating from the 1820s to the 1980s, "The Collection" at Western Costume features an impressive selection of world-class clothing.

Created by combining a number of renowned private collections including those of Dorothy Weaver, Patti Norris, and Helen Larson, these wonderful pieces are housed in their own climate-controlled area. Both men’s and women’s period clothing and accessories have been seen in Academy award winning films including “The Aviator, “Walk the Line,” “Chicago,’ “Frida,” and “The Artist,” and Emmy winning television programs such as “Mad Men” and “Boardwalk Empire.”

In 2009, Western purchased the Dykeman-Young Collection located in Jamestown, New York. Shipped to Los Angeles in six 53-foot long containers, this vast collection of 50,000 items is known for it’s impressive inventory of elegant evening wear, as well as 20th century work wear. The Dykeman-Young pieces are easily identified by their bright pink tags and labels, and have their own barcoding system.


No production is too large or too small for our top of the line Theatre Rental Department.

From Broadway to your local high school and everything in between, we have the perfect costumes to fit your production and your budget.


Western Costume’s Uniform Department includes both military and civilian uniforms.

We specialize in military, police, and federal uniforms, you can also find uniforms to outfit fire departments, prisons, post offices, restaurants, hotels, and more. We are constantly updating our inventory to reflect uniform regulations both past and present. The expertise of our staff, combined with their attention to detail, ensures that every uniform from Western Costume is accurate from head to toe.


Western Costume offers a variety of period children’s costumes from the 1800s to the 1980s.

Whether you are looking to dress a prairie settler, a Scout, a newsboy, or a schoolgirl, you will find year round apparel for kids of all sizes and ages. From Buster Browns to Prairie Bonnets, we have the selection you need to dress children from head to toe.


The Western Costume Women's Rentals Department boasts one of the largest vintage collections available.

Rows of floor-to-ceiling racks hold thousands of women’s costumes from every period. Complete the look with hats, shoes, handbags, gloves and other accessories from our extensive collection.


With our knowledgeable staff, and more than 100,000 suits to choose from, the Men’s Rentals Department at Western Costume is unbeatable.

Our floor-to-ceiling racks hold every era of menswear and every accent piece or accessory you could need.