Production resources

Opera Mariposa hosts an extensive collection of production resources, including critically acclaimed and award-winning costumes; an eclectic mix of props, set decoration and theatrical equipment; and an extensive library of opera scores and subtitles. We are happy to accommodate both short-term and long-term rentals.

Important notice: Opera Mariposa’s costume rentals department is currently closed for inventory. Please check back soon!

Acclaimed + Award-Winning

costumes, props & production resources

Frequently Asked Questions

Get a PDF of the FAQ section here.

To make a rental enquiry, just get in touch at Please provide as much information as you can, such as:

  • the type of item(s) you are looking for
  • the date(s) you would need the items
  • the type of project or event, and the name of the production company (if applicable)
  • for costumes: the sizes/measurements of the wearer(s) if you know them (e.g. chest, underbust, waist, hips, height, shoe size, hat size, shoulder seam to shoulder seam, inseam and/or outseam)

Please note that during COVID-19, Opera Mariposa is not booking in-person costume fittings; however, we are happy to arrange costume selection remotely, and to coordinate contactless pickup and return. We are also currently offering a special deal that allows clients to pick their favourite outfit, then add “backup” outfits at a nominal rate.

Want to know more about how rentals work? You can find our rental terms and conditions here. Please note that during the COVID-19 pandemic, we are only able to offer production support to companies and events with strong health and safety policies in place. We should also note that we are currently operating with a skeleton crew, so we encourage you to get in touch about your project early if possible, to leave more time for your order to be coordinated and fulfilled.

Opera Mariposa has a wide variety of garments and accessories available, including:

  • historical costumes
  • fantasy costumes
  • vintage and retro garments
  • authentic regional and traditional clothing
  • dance costumes
  • religious habits
  • military uniforms
  • designer formal wear and wedding gowns
  • hats, wigs, swords, canes, costume jewelry, carnival masks and more

Our collection includes meticulously crafted garments from Mariposa’s acclaimed designers; lavish costumes from renowned companies like the Lyric Opera of Chicago and the Bolshoi Ballet; and authentic designer labels, vintage finds, and traditional garments sourced from around the globe. We have costumed and styled everything from films to photo shoots, from private parties to world premiere productions.

Depending on the nature of the project, we can rent items for anything from one day to several months. Our most common rental periods are currently based around one- or two-week intervals, but we are happy to tailor this according to your needs – and to offer discounted rates to accommodate longer rental periods.

Rental rates depend on a number of factors, such as the length of the rental period and the items involved. We are happy to provide you with a personalized estimate, or if you have a budget in mind, to discuss what we can do for you. In addition to assisting large-scale productions, we work with many student, indie and charitable initiatives, and it’s a priority to us to make production resources accessible to those with a range of financial needs.

Absolutely – our first priority is the health and safety of our community members. At this time, we only offer production support for projects and events with strong health and safety policies, and we are using contactless methods for payment, pickup and delivery. All items are cleaned and/or quarantined between each rental, and are stored in a space with high-grade HEPA UV-C air purification when they are not in use. For safety purposes, rentals are currently being handled by a skeleton crew, and all team members are fully vaccinated for COVID-19.

For more about Opera Mariposa’s health and safety protocols, please read our current COVID-19 Policy; if you have any questions, please don’t hesitate to get in touch.

Yes – depending on the items, we may be able to arrange shipping. Please note that customers are responsible for shipping costs (and any associated fees, such as taxes, duties and insurance); additionally, items must be returned by a shipping method approved by Opera Mariposa.

Yes – we love being able to offer unneeded items a new life on the operatic stage! While we cannot accept everything, due to limited storage space, we welcome enquiries regarding possible donations of clean and gently used clothing, wigs, props, craft materials and theatrical supplies.

Please reach out to us by email at

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