Costume Hire – FAQ
Below you will find the most commonly asked questions about our costume hire services.
If the list below is unable to answer any further questions you may have, please feel free to contact Camelot Costumes on 3229 7868 OR 3221 8595.
Lords and Ladies, welcome to Camelot!
How may we serve you?
Q. Can I hire from a choice of wigs?
A. We only hire wigs, which are part of specific costumes, when we cannot replace them.. However, Hiring wigs will include costs for washing and setting the wigs every time they are returned. It is often cheaper to buy one of the wigs we have available.
If you have never owned a wig before, don’t panic, we will teach you how to wash and look after any wigs you purchase.
Q. How much does it cost to hire a costume?
A. Costume hire rates vary from costume to costume. Starting from $55 and reaching as high as $100 (high detail costumes) for a 3 day period. Extended hire is available on all costumes at the additional cost of $11 per day. Santa, Easter bunny, and other seasonal costumes will have separate seasonal hire rates. If you would like to know more please give us a call or pop in-store.
A fully refundable $100 security deposit applies to all costume hires, and we will require a valid for of ID with a current QLD address.
Q. Do I have to book my costume early?
A. We always welcome early bookings. Costumes can be booked up to three weeks ahead of collection. However, we know life often has a way of surprising us, so feel free to come in for last minute hires! – if it’s on the rack you can hire it the same day.
Q. Can you email photos of the costumes to me?
A. Sorry, there just aren’t enough hours in the day to photograph all the costumes, as much as we love the idea of a constant fashion show in the shop. while we do have a large selection of costumes on our websites hire and buy sections, they are just a fraction of the hundreds of costumes we have in-store. The best way to view our stock is in person, so you can try it on and see how it fits.
Q. Do you have lots of sizes?
A. We try to cater for small, medium, large & extra large in mens & womens sizes. More popular costumes will have a larger range of sizes available. If you supply us with your measurements (chest, waist and hips) we will happily check the costumes sizing for you. Feel free to call the store on 3229 7868 or 3221 8595 if you have any more sizing related questions.
Q. How long does it take to have a fitting and make a booking?
A. Generally it will take 30 minutes to try on the costume and finalize your booking. Although, don’t stress yourself; Take all the time you need to find the perfect costume for your event. However, no bookings will be made after 3:30pm Monday – Friday, and 1:30pm Saturday.
Q. What if I damage or lose a costume I hired?
A. We understand that accidents can happen while you’re having fun. If you spill something on the costume, don’t panic! We’d prefer to clean the stain ourselves, just bring it in and let us know what happened. If the costume is lost or stolen, we will have to recover the cost of replacement and this may be more than the security bond you have paid.
Q. Costumes for kids?
A. We currently do not have hire costumes for children. We do have a small range of costumes to buy for ages 3 – 10 years.
Q. Is there parking available?
A. As we are in an older building in Brisbane CBD, we do not have dedicated customer parking. However, there are numerous parking structures surrounding the area as well as on street parking if you are lucky enough to grab it. The closest parking structures to our location can be found below.