RENT FROM CTO
Rental Process FAQs
Does CTO rent costumes in the Sacramento Area?
CTO is a local, home-based costume rental studio providing easy, affordable, and authentic historic costumes for your child’s special school learning day. In it's 5th year of business, CTO boasts of over 1,000 individual costume pieces!
Is CTO a store that I can visit?
Because local rents are absolutely crazy high, CTO would not be able to exist as a 'love for costuming'. CTO likes to keep your rental fees very low. Unfortunately this line of work is not a 'money-making-machine' for the owner, but a very good way to ward off impending 'empty-nest' syndrome. ; )
How Do I rent a costume?
#1 Fill Out A 'Contact Form'.
#2 CTO emails you a measurement form and rental agreement.
#3 You return the forms, and CTO will email you all the information you'll ever want to know and more!
#3 CTO delivers costumes to your school (+5 orders or more!), or home
I don't get it, how do i get to chose my costume?
Not unique to CTO, rental costumes does not work like a regular store with same color, style in multiple sizes. What you receive is what is available at a particular time with costumes coming in and going out everyday. But, what you get is something beautiful, hand sewn, and with authentic quality!
ALL CTO costumes are one of a kind—all up-cycled from materials and fabrics from estate sales, FB marketplace, thrift stores--you name it!
Up-Cycling is a 'thing' these days! Truly helps out with the amount of 'stuff' that ends up in a landfill. CTO is proud to be a GREEN company.
CHECK OUT CTO's Up-Cycling Blog to see how it's done!
Do I have to RSVP?
Yes. CTO is a 'one-woman' show. Although CTO is continuously sewing more inventory, CTO can run out of costumes due to several schools renting at the same time. To make sure CTO saves a costume for you, CTO highly recommends an RSVP 2 weeks prior to your event.
OK I’m interested! Next Step?
Please fill out the Contact Form. This contact form does NOT commit you to a costume. Upon receipt of this form, CTO will send you more details on the rental process and payment info. Return of the measurement form and rental agreement constitutes a RSVP.
Does CTO have a costume for my child who is smaller/bigger than his/her classmates?
CTO offers costumes for boys and girls in all sizes for the events listed aboe! CTO is shape friendly. Please contact CTO at least 4 weeks ahead of time for special considerations which can easily be accomodated. (No extra charges!)
Does CTO have a costume for Me?
CTO has been in business for 5 years and is growing! Currently CTO has costumes for children. teens and women. CTO has a lovely supply of Pioneer costumes for women. (Not yet for men...but on the horizon!)
Teachers, please inquire about special rental rates!
My Child has Wax Museum/in Musical Theater and needs a costume, can you help me?
CTO loves special requests and can create custom order rentals. There are 2 requirements CTO will consider before taking on the project--does the costume falls under the category of a historic costume and did you call 4 weeks in advance? When in doubt, just ask!
CHECK OUT CTO's newest feature:
CTO created Pins for Pinterest!
Blog posts might be too long for your kiddos, but showing them a Pin is a great way to show them the UpCycling process.
* Pioneer--California History--(Bernhard Museum, Pioneer School Days, Coloma, Sutter's Fort, Walk-Thru CA)
* Walk Thru Revolution (Colonial America)
* Ancient Worlds--Greek, Roman, Egyptian
(Walk Thru Ancient Worlds)
* Medieval & Renaissance
* Wax Museum
* Musical Theater
* Custom & Special Requests
(Please contact CTO minimum 4 weeks in advance!)