Save the Theatre Costume Shop

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All Dressed Up Costumes celebrated 30 years on January 1, 2020 – and we’d love to see another 30! Over the decades, our shop has costumed thousands of theatrical and film productions for schools, amateur, and professional theatres across the world. Growing from the original 2000 square feet to 10,000 has made it possible for ADU to costume any event imaginable.

We love our customers and understand the budgetary restrictions of our industry. Proudly, we have not raised the cost of a rental since the recession in 2008 – even as expenses continue to rise. Our small but mighty staff of designers, seamstresses and prop masters have built magic from scratch for every time period and other worlds, dressing artists in musicals, comedies, dramas, and on screen.

As you all know, the COVID-19 pandemic has shuttered schools and theatres. We know this is the right decision for all and support the closures wholeheartedly.

However, our independent shop is feeling the loss greatly. The Spring season – which normally accounts for 50% of our total yearly revenue – has been canceled. Losing all contracts from March-May is enough to shutter our shop forever.  As the months have progressed, our entire summer theatre business also cancelled...and it is still questionable if live theatre will be open in the fall....especially the educational theatre programs which are the bread and butter of our business.

100% of your donation will go towards maintaining our storage location and keeping our landlord happy. Our lease makes displaying a half million pieces possible, and we’d be hard-pressed to find an affordable space elsewhere. Please help All Dressed Up reach the other side, so when the show can go on, we are here to costume it. 

Thank you for your time! If you're unable to donate, please consider helping us spread the word. Check out more below, including PERKS! 


We’d love to personalize these perks as much as possible, so make sure to include your email and we’ll be in touch.

up to $25 – You’ll receive a Thank You on our site.

$50 – Receive a professional make up kit of your choice (3D Effects, Vampire, Werewolf, Witch or Ghoul), plus a Thank You on the site.

$100 – You’ll be best dressed this Halloween or the star of your next event with ONE individual costume rental. (plus make up kit & thank you)

$250 – Embody the character of your dreams with a full costume and SFX make up session! We'll turn you into your favorite character:   villains (Joker) classic monsters (Bride of Frankenstein), or past favorites like witches, zombies, American Horror Story characters, mermaids, or sugar skulls. (plus ONE additional rental voucher, a make-up kit & thank you) 

$500 – See your name, logo or ad on our homepage for 6 months in addition to personalized mentions on our social media. Enjoy a full costume and makeup session followed by photos with a professional photographer. (plus TWO additional costume vouchers) 

$1000 – Visit the shop for a private wine and cheese tasting for up to ten people. Enjoy seeing your name/logo/ad on our homepage for 1 year. (plus costume, make-up and photo session for one, and TWO additional costume vouchers)  

$2000 – We would like to thank you in person!!!  Please join us for an evening at the shop.  Enjoy hors d’oeuvres and drinks during a private party at the shop for up to 10 people, followed by a personalized performance put on by our talented and professional actor friends . (plus your name/ad/logo on our site for 1 year)

Donations (122)

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  • Ken J Marks
    • $20 
    • 7 mos
  • Mark Furlong
    • $200 
    • 1 yr
  • Anna Hruska
    • $20 
    • 2 yrs
  • Gail Cannata
    • $50 
    • 2 yrs
  • Steven Delaney
    • $50 
    • 2 yrs
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Julane Sullivan
Batavia, IL

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