Our Story So Far

Tracey grew up in Melbourne, before spending time living overseas in both Malaysia and Germany. Upon returning to Australia, Tracey completed a Diploma of Primary Teaching and, later, a Graduate Diploma in Special Education. A keen traveller, she then went to live with her husband in London for 8 years, working in primary schools and special education.

Eventually Tracey was drawn back to Melbourne, where she settled with her husband and (two) young daughters. She taught for several more years, before deciding to take a 12-month break.

It was during this time that Tracey discovered a shortfall of parents able to make school production costumes. After making several large sets for some local schools herself, she decided to follow her passion for sewing (and organising!) and Costumes without Drama was born.

Originally operating from Tracey’s home, the business soon moved to Diana Drive, North Blackburn in 2009 before relocating to its much larger current premises in Molan St, Ringwood in 2014. Now in its 17th year, Costumes without Drama has made more than 11,000 barcoded and inventoried costumes, provided costumes for in excess of 1,500 performances and regularly send costumes all over Australia.

Tracey and the team complete most work onsite in the warehouse. It is clear that Tracey has truly found her passion in the work that she does, providing flexible, organised helpful service with a smile, every time.


Why Hire From CWD?

Costumes without Drama provides a unique costuming experience. Whether you’re a performing arts teacher, parent or heading to a costume party, you have come to the right place.

We know just how hard Performing Arts teachers work. So, why not leave the costuming to us and focus on what you do best – directing or coordinating the school production. With more than 11,000 costumes at your fingertips, you’re sure to find what you need. If not, we can make it for you! Simply browse the costume collection on our website – new costumes are being added all the time – or call us for a friendly chat. We can help you select costumes that will look fantastic on stage, to do justice to the hard work that goes into making such events possible.

We stock an extensive range of costumes in all sizes, suitable for primary and secondary students, as well as the general public. Hire as few or as many as you like – it’s up to you! Where possible, schools will have access to costumes for up to two weeks before the big day, along with a full inventory to help staff manage costume distribution and collection. Once you’re done, there’s no laundering required. It simply couldn’t be easier. Stress-free, affordable quality costume hire – you’ll wonder how you survived without it.

Don’t chance it by purchasing costumes from overseas via the internet. It may seem like a good solution, but can be fraught with disappointment and sometimes serious delays. Over 95% of our stock has been made on location at Costumes without Drama in Melbourne to original designs. Contact us