About

About Costumes, Period:Joanne portrait3
We are a costume shop located in the Seattle, Washington area. We rent, sell, and custom design for all occasions since 1983. Our specialty is Historical costuming for all eras, including corsets and underpinnings, though we have a wide range of costuming available.

Who we are
Costumes, Period is owned and operated by JoAnne Kirley. She has an extensive background in all aspects of historical and theatrical costuming. ~~ Since 1983, Costumes Period has served the theatrical and private community with pride and attention to personal needs. ~~ In these challenging economic times, Costumes, Period will remain at the service of our community. We continue to offer special discounts for schools and students. It is especially important to us that today’s youth have the very best opportunity to experience high quality costuming for their educational needs.

Historical, fantasy, and modern wear
We design and create (and recreate): Mascots, Weddings, Anime costuming, Elvises, SCA garb, Santas and Easter Bunnies Pageant gowns, Costumes for Theater and Ballet, Costumes for School Activities, Competition ballroom outfits, Alternative Lifestyle Clothing, Live Action Role Play Costumes, Special Event Fashion, …and so much more!

Projects
We do Historical Fashion shows, any era of time! (Washington State only, please!) Recently, we have produced several costumed Entertainments, “Hooray for Hollywood!” for some of our local Retirement Homes — great fun! Upcoming projects include: Instructional Videos, Custom Patterns and Costuming Workshops. Email us for details!