I can’t imagine costuming a period film without using American Costume. Its stock is one of the most pristine and genuine anywhere. The staff is warm and knowledgeable. The clothes are fastidiously maintained or reproduced with authenticity. I love walking in there.

Jacqueline West
Costume Designer

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I became a Costume Designer in the early 70’s and my first show number at American is ‘001’ – I was their first customer. Over the years I’ve done many films out of their stock and have put many costumes on their racks.  I’ve watched it grow from a small rental unit into one of the world’s premier costume houses with some of the world’s best clothes. They specialize in Historical costumes and multiples for cast. Their taste is impeccable, and their woman’s section is to die for. Their tailor shop is ultra-professional, and we all joke that it’s kept so clean, “you could eat off the floors.”

Richard La Motte
Costume Designer
Author, “Costume Design: 101”

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Sam Elliott July 8 014“The best costume house in Hollywood.”

In reference to Luster he says, “He has the best period costumes around. I have been working with him since ‘The Sacketts.’ He and I always talk about the hat – get the hat right and the rest of it just follows along.”

Sam Elliott
Actor, Producer, Writer

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United American Costume Rentals is my home away from home.

Whenever I am in town on a project I enjoy setting up our office space at the Fulton street location. The staff is incredibly helpful  and the space is thoughtfully set up to accommodate all costume needs.

I have worked on projects large and small with American as a partner in facilitating sometimes the tallest of orders. Their  ability and enthusiasm to work creatively with designers has made many of my projects possible.

Pulling costumes from American’s two locations is a joy as the stock in both is kept very organized and clean and has been curated with a skillful eye.

Thank you American  for being a one stop for all my costuming needs!

Laura Jean (LJ) Shannon
Costume Designer
Costume Designers Guild local 892
United Scenic Artists local 829

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Recent Purchases-Spring 2013

by Diana on April 18, 2013

Violet Velvet Dress – 1880s

Beaded Ceremonial Native American Dress

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Recent Purchases March 2013

by Diana on April 18, 2013

1960's Dresses1950's Dress 1960's Dress Suits

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2012 Academy Awards – Costume Design

by Diana on February 24, 2013

academy awardAnna Karenina — Jacqueline Durran (Winner)

Les Misérables — Paco Delgado

Lincoln — Joanna Johnston

Mirror Mirror — Eiko Ishioka

Snow White and the Huntsman — Colleen Atwood

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Ties

by Diana on February 11, 2013

4 in hand ties – 1800s

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Vests

by Diana on February 11, 2013

 1800s Brocade Vest

 1800s Brocade Vest

 1800s Brocade Vest

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Recent Purchases- November 2012

by Diana on February 11, 2013

Girls Cotton Dresses – 1930s

Suit with Coats – 1960s

Cotton Dress with Silk Cinch Belt – 1910

Toddler Capelette and Coat with Silk Dress – 1905

Velvet Dress and Jacket – Late 1920s

Winter Coats with Mouton Fur Trim and Muff – 1940s

“Lilli Ann” Suit and Coat – 1950s

Vintage Shoes and Straw Hats – 1930s

Children’s Linen Suit – 1900s

Leather Jacket – 1940s

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