The Costume Closet

About Us

The Costume Closet is home to many unique, one of a kind items that are available to rent.

Their costumes have been donated over several decades, making it a vast collection of over 40,000 items.

Their pieces have been rented for socials, theatre productions, school Christmas concerts, Halloween, family reunions, movie productions, historic period cemetery tours - to name a few.

Items can also be rented for high school graduations and wedding parties.

The Costume Closet opened in the basement of the Virden Auditorium Theatre in 1991. As their collection grew they quickly realized that they needed more space for their one of a kind collection.

In January 2006, they moved into their own building across from Virden's historic CPR Historic Centre.

The Costume Closet is run by hardworking volunteers, who work tirelessly to costume the residents of SW Manitoba and SE Saskatchewan.

Prices vary, please contact the Costume Closet directly to inquire about rental rates for each item.

Their mandate: To provide, at afforwable rates, costuming for drama groups, schools, festivals, community events, reunions, private events and more to Manitoba and Southeastern Saskatchewan, thereby encouraging the exploration of creative minds.

Pandemic Health and Safety Policy


To ensure the safety of staff and patrons, please note the following safety precautions for The Costume Closet:


  • Please call ahead to make an appointment where possible, 204-748-6108.

  • Groups shall be no larger than 4 people.

  • Please maintain a social distance of 6 feet to other patrons and staff.

  • Masks are required. 

  • Hand sanitizer has been provided for patron use upon entering and exiting the facility.

  • If you or someone you care for has health concerns, please feel free to call (204)748-6108 for an appointment to visit! 

  • The Costume Closet will be regularly disinfected and cleaned.

  • No public washrooms available.

  • No food or drinks may enter the premises.

Contact Us


Box 2399

Virden, MB

R0M 2C0

Hours of Operation:

Monday: 9:00-Noon

Thursday: 3:00-6:00pm

After hours appointments available (48 hours notice required), please contact the Costume Closet to make arrangements. 

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