Costume Factory History

Costume Factory grew from humble beginnings in Kilsyth, Victoria, in 1979 to become the premier supplier of costumes & wigs for hire in the southern hemisphere. Our Stores (formerly J C Westend)  have supplied costumes, wigs & make-up to Melbourne for almost 30 years. 

We have thousands of costumes, makeup and wigs available for party hire, fancy dress & theatrical productions.

Our stores have Victoria's largest range of costumes, wigs & make-up for schools, professional and non-professional stage productions, promotional events and more. We outfit the casts of hundreds of productions all over Australia every year.


Halloween, Christmas, Easter, Oktoberfest... if you need one costume, twenty costumes or one hundred, we have the largest range of costumes for seasonal and special events in Australia. ​