About Us

Costumes without Drama provide a unique costuming experience and take all the fuss and drama out of the costumes so that you can focus on the students…

Work smarter, not harder

In 2017 there is no need to re invent the wheel. With in excess of 11,000 inventoried costume items, we have a broad base of costumes to choose from.

BUT, you say, you do not have a budget to hire costumes… just think about this for a minute.

In order to ‘save’ your parents money, do you get all of your students to go out and buy a pair of legins and a tshirt… a cheap option (which basically looks rather nasty on stage, but, it IS cheap and easy) EVERY one of your parents now have, lets say, one month to dive to the shops, spend at LEAST one hour looking for the legins – of course on this occasion the correct size is not in stock, so some parents buy seriously outsized legins. THEN there is the issue of the tshirt – finding a PLAIN coloured tshirt can be hard, and of course, that particular colour may not be available at that store, so the parent then has to travel to the other side of town to buy a $4 tshirt…


For $15 – $20 each for chorus costumes, your children can all have matching/coordinated character specific costumes. Parents haven’t stressed, everyone has the correct costume. You have the costumes for about two weeks before the concert, and you just need to send them back as they are, and WE do the laundering on return.


Anyone who has used the Services of Costumes without Drama knows that they receive a fully comprehensive inventory of EVERY costume item they receive. Schools and organisations receive their costumes individually bagged and labelled for specific characters.

Over many years, Costumes without Drama have worked in conjunction with a computer programmer to design a unique database program where we have our own complete inventory of stock, and can easily allocate costumes to clients. Working in a way similar to that of a library cataloguing system, costumes are logged in and out. All inventoried costume items have their own unique barcode, which makes it incredibly easy to just scan costumes in and out.

With the system we can track the history of costumes, amend details of repairs and alterations and even photograph individual items for reference.

Costumes without Drama have in excess of 11,000 children’s costume items.  We have an extensive range of animals, uniforms, dance, international, historical and character costumes primarily for stage use. We provide a comprehensive costuming experience for teachers. Make an appointment to come out and browse and discuss your specific needs. You will be surprised at how easy the process can be. Look out for new pictures of costumes on the following web pages. New costumes are being added to the inventory all the time. If you cannot find exactly what you are after, send and email, or phone us. We are here to help you.

We also provide fancy dress hire direct to the public.

Most available costumes are not only designed by Costumes without Drama, but made locally. 

How to order costumes

  • Look for pictures or listings of costumes
  • Place order by phone or email supplying us with basic measurements, (height and waist). We can come out and measure your children, and sit down to discuss your requirements if you are in the Melbourne or Greater Melbourne area. An additional fee is charged for this service.
  • Costumes arrive two weeks prior to performance (where available).
  • Substitutions can usually be arranged if sufficient time is available.
  • Costumes may be collected, sent by courier, Australia Post or by other arrangement.

Special orders

Sometimes we do not have a particular costume, or the size is not available, every effort will be made to provide you with a costume to meet your particular requirements. If hire costumes are made to order, a small additional hire charge may apply.

Costume Delivery

Costumes arrive folded and labeled in bags within boxes.
A fully detailed inventory is provided (which includes room for you to write the student’s names against costumes, or your own notes).
To return costumes, simply check items off the list and return using your own courier, Australia Post or as per arrangement. No laundering required. That is our job!
We need to know:

  • Characters required
  • Approximate sizes for main characters including height and waist measurements.
  • Many of the costumes are ‘multi fit’ and cut generously to accommodate most children within an age range.

We rely on elastic waists and easily worn costumes so the children do not require much assistance with dressing.

Of course, if this is the direction you choose to go in please let us know at the earliest time possible to ensure the availability of the costumes. A 25% deposit at the time of booking will be required.

For more Bushfire Press information go to www.bushfirepress.com.au


Prices vary depending on the style of costume hire required.

The price is for the costume, not the number of items included for that costume.

The price will vary depending on the number of costumes required in total, whether costumes need to be made up and other variables. Individual items, such as sets of trousers only, or shirts or hats only are charged at a per item price.

Full service costume hire, including measuring students delivery and fitting/dress rehearsal during school hours is available within the Melbourne metropolitan area, along with bumping in and out. Please enquire about this service.

Contact Us

Email: info@costumeswithoutdrama.com.au
Phone: 03 8838 2616

Visit Us

6/13 Molan Street
Ringwood VIC 3134

Open by appointment only.

View Larger Map