Welcome to the Arlington County CostumeLab, a service of Arlington Cultural Affairs. The CostumeLab offers high quality, theatrical grade costume rentals to nonprofit performing arts organizations and companies in the for-profit theater, television, and film industries.
The Arlington Costume Lab has been serving the theater and film community in the Washington DC, metropolitan area, and nationwide for over 50 years. The costume rental stock includes over 20,000 pieces including period garments for men and women, modern dress, hats, shoes, military service uniforms, capes, corsets, armor and more. Watch Arlington Costume Lab Manager Jennifer Biehl speak more about the Costume Lab services below!
Rental and Services
The CostumeLab offers rentals, costume construction services, and dye vat rentals. These services are available to non-profit performing arts organizations and companies in the for-profit theater, television, and film industries locally and throughout the United States. For a tour of our rental stock, pricing for costume construction, or rates for dye vat rentals, please see our Arlington CostumeLab Rental Policy or contact the CostumeLab Manager for more information.
Located in Gunston Middle School
2700 S. Lang St.
Arlington, VA 22206
Women's History: Fashion in the 20th Century
Women’s fashion of the 20th Century was influenced by politics, social movements, music and more. From platform shoes to saddle oxfords, bell bottoms and pill box hats, fashion trends from the last century have created the fabric of our culture. Join Arlington County’s Costume Lab Manager, Jennifer Biehl, to learn about the history behind the clothes. RSVP here.
Hours of Operation
By appointment only.
9:30 a.m. to 6:00 p.m., Monday - Friday