Wardrobe Resource Guide

Here is a link to a  Pinterest Board we compiled of old historic photographs, fashion illustrations and photos of original wardrobe from the 1880’s – 1890’s eras to use for reference. We will be adding to this database as we go so please check back:   https://pin.it/4qaqjcucozccyd

Below is a list we compiled of resources local to the state of Arizona where production companies can acquire late 1800’s period specific wardrobe for films:

PERIOD WARDROBE RENTALS:

Ravenna Old & New West Vestures of Tombstone, Arizona –  Owners: Designer Jenna Miller & Actor Craig Hensley.  Professional high film quality custom costume design and builds, period costume rentals, one-of-a-kind handmade costume retail sales, and on-set alterations/tailoring. Phone: 520-508-3184 or 818-299-1568 Email: RavennaOldWest@gmail.com  http://ravennaoldwest.com/

Old Tucson Studios Wardrobe Department – Old Tucson Studios has a wonderful wardrobe department with a vast array of great period costume rentals, We have worked with them on a handful of films and their wardrobe team is awesome.  They are professional, extremely helpful, very knowledgable and great to work with.  Contact Tiffany: 520-883-0100  x 7375 or tiffany@oldtucson.com  http://oldtucson.com/films-producers-directors/production-services/

The Gaslight Costume Shop – Known for producing professional highly entertaining melodrama theater dinner shows, the Gaslight Theater’s wardrobe department also rents & sells costumes to the public through their costume shop.  They have great quality costuming that includes a selection of Victorian era wardrobe. Phone: 520-884-1064   https://www.gaslightcostumes.com/

PERIOD WARDROBE STORES THAT SELL USED ITEMS:

Vintage Cowgirls of Tombstone, Arizona – This is the only store we know of in the state of Arizona that specializes in selling used period Western wardrobe and they always have a great selection of it at fair prices.  This store will save you the time and effort of hunting through multiple regular thrift stores to scavenge for bits and pieces of used period wardrobe. Phone: 520) 678-2516  https://vintagecowgirlsoftombstone.com/

PERIOD WARDROBE STORES THAT SELL NEW ITEMS:

Phoenix

Wild West Mercantile –  This fine Western shop caters to Western reenactors and has a good selection of factory made, mass produced Scully, Wah Maker & Frontier Classics brand late 1800’s period wardrobe, footwear and accessories for purchase. Shop in store or online. Phone: 480-218-1181 https://www.wwmerc.com/cgi-bin/Category.cgi?category=home&type=store

Tombstone

The historic town of Tombstone, Arizona is a great resource for period Western wardrobe in Arizona.  Here’s a list of Tombstone’s shops that carry it:

Bronco Trading Company – Factory Brand Period Wardrobe, Hats & Boots sales. Largest selection in Tombstone. Phone520) 457-9220       http://www.broncotradingco.com/

T. Miller’s Tombstone Mercantile – Nice selection of factory Brand Period Wardrobe sales & a few handmade period items. (520) 457-2405  https://tombstonemercantileco.com/
 
Spur Western Wear – Nice selection of factory Brand Period Wardrobe, Hats & Boots sales.
 
Red Buffalo Trading – Some period hats and used boot sales.  (520) 457-2323 
 
Madame Mustache – Limited but nice selection of period wardrobe pieces. Some handmade items. (520) 457-3815
 
The Branding Iron – Good selection of period hats and boots. (520) 457-3465
 
Russell’s Roadrunner Western – Good selection of period hats. (520) 457-3821