Welcome!

The Cave is a Wellington institution. We have proudly been your film and theatre, and party helpers since 1991. With the widest range of vintage glad-rags and costumes we are packed to the rafters with choices!
We pride ourselves on creative costuming. We mix and match to suit your needs and endeavour to cater for all shapes and sizes and all budgets, giving you a personalised service. 
Browse through our vast selection or let our creative staff piece together an outfit for you.We believe that your costuming experience should be as memorable as your event.
Our planet is important. Through hiring rather than buying a costume you can help reduce clothing waste. We use plant based and cruelty free washing products. We also use up-cycled fabric Cave-Tote bags handmade by Mummy Mae ( Kate’s Mum – cute!), rather than plastic.
We accept quality donations and are happy to look at items that are for sale.

Re-make. Re-use. Re-love.

We are just a short stroll from Wellington CBD, parking is handy on Blair and Allen Streets. Please note that there is unfortunately no wheel chair access for our building. However, please email or call the shop as we are more than happy to assist in other ways.