Costume Inspiration: Rent Real Costumes from Hit Hollywood Films + TV Shows!
Dressing up as Robert Baratheon from ‘Game of Thrones’ this Halloween? Why get a cheap knock-off costume when you could rent the real thing from Western Costume?
Ever wished that you could steal a phenomenal costume from your favorite movie or television show and wear it for Halloween? If you live somewhere in the LA area, you can!
The costume house known as Western Costume has serviced the entertainment industry for a solid century. They also, however have thousands of costumes that have been used in major motion pictures available for anyone to rent for Halloween. How’s that for awesome?
Christina Munoz, who has run the Western Costume rental department for eight years, recently told the Hollywood Reporter, “Movies definitely inspire Halloween costumes. All of our stuff has been and is still being used in the movies, and they look so real. Sometimes the costumes are aged so they have that authentic look. It’s not like a costume from a plastic package.”
Some things, however, are off limits. “I can’t rent military, firemen, policemen, or postal workers,” Christina said. “Our costumes look too real. That’s just asking for trouble and then we’re liable. We have special permission from the military to use their uniforms in movies such as The Hurt Locker and Zero Dark Thirty.” You won’t find anything from the Showtime hit The Borgias, either; as Christina put it, “We don’t do religious. We don’t want to offend people. We have monks’ costumes, but we can’t do the Pope. You just have to be careful.”
Want a peek at a few of the costumes available? Here you go!
Claim yourself ruler of Westeros and the Seven Kingdoms in this Game of Thrones getup:
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