We work hard behind the scenes to bring you an exciting, unique and fresh range of costumes to choose from. We have lots of fun thinking up new ideas, but also spend a lot of time washing, ironing and repairing the current collection.

nicole costumeNichole Devine (owner)

A fashion designer by trade, Nichole has spent eleven years teaching Soft Materials Technology and other design based subjects.  She found her passion for costumes through working on school productions and she is now in her element.  Nichole is creative, has an eye for detail and sound design and sewing skills.  Show her a picture and tell her your ideas and she will make them come to life.  Experienced in made-to-measure, your costume will be fit for a king or queen.  Nichole works hard designing and constructing original costumes to add to the existing high quality collection.  Out with the old and in with the new!

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Frank Lewis

An asset to the Jester’s team for the past two years, Frank is a 3rd year fashion student currently completing his degree in a Bachelors of Fashion Design at Massey University.  On the side he also has his own label, Frank Lewis Apparel. In addition to this, he performs at Wellington events as the flamboyant drag queen Hariel, where he really gets to use all he’s learnt from Jesters and his degree to showcase glamourous costumes.  Frank has an eye for detail and is great at piecing garments from our extensive collection together to achieve the required look.  He is also our resident wig expert and works his magic to keep them looking fresh, and add that extra touch to your costume to take it to the next level.


Book online

You can make a booking over the internet by sending us an email stating the costume, size and dates that you wish to hire it for. We will email you back confirmation of your booking. Once your booking has been confirmed you will need to pay a deposit of $20.00 to secure your booking, this can be done either by direct deposit over the internet or by coming into the showroom.

Please read our terms and conditions of hire because you will need to sign that you are in agreement with these prior to your hire.

Remote Hire:

Please email us your booking information so that we can confirm availability, once confirmed your deposit can be made via a direct deposit, we will email you our bank account details. All courier costs are payable by the customer and we will give an estimate of courier costs in the confirmation email. Full payment of hire and bond will be required prior to your booking being dispatched and all courier costs will be deducted from the bond when it is refunded.

JESTERS terms and conditions

Terms of Service: Costume, Wig and Footwear Hire

1: A deposit of $20.00 per costume is required at the time of booking.  This is non-refundable and non-transferable.

2: Costumes should be returned in good condition.

3: Late hire returns will be charged at 10% per day.

4: Please do not launder the costumes.

5: Costumes, wigs and accessories must not be adjusted or altered in any way as this may incur a charge.

6: No refunds or exchanges are permitted once the costume order has left the showroom.

7: All cancelled costumes will forfeit the $20.00 booking fee.

8: All costs incurred by Sew Devine Ltd in recovery of debts will be charged to the customer.

9: Loss and damage beyond normal wear and tear will be charged to the customer at assessed retail value.

10: All costs incurred by Jesters Costume Hire Ltd. in the recovery of debts will be charged to the customer.

11:Cancelled costumes will forfeit the $20.00 booking fee.  If your costume is cancelled 5 days prior to collection the remaining balance will be refunded the same method it was paid.  If cancelled within the 5 days of collection there is no refund. We will credit you the remaining balance to be used at Jesters Costume Hire until the end of the current year.

12:First time customers and those outside of the Wellington region will be required to pay a bond or give their credit card details. All bonds will be refunded when the costume is returned on time and in a satisfactory condition. Any loss or damage beyond normal wear and tear will be charged at assessed retail replacement or repair value to the credit card.


Terms of Service: Retail Purchases

1: There will be no refunds on any retail items purchased unless the item(s) fail to comply with any guarantee in the Consumer Guarantees Act 1993.

2: Your web order is deemed “accepted” only when you have received email notification that we have accepted your order.

3: An order will only be dispatched once full payment has been received.

4: All prices include gst unless otherwise stated.

5: We are entitled to change our prices from time to time without notice, however unless otherwise stated the price of the goods will be the current price on the day of the order.

6: Any postal or courier charges incurred are to be paid for by the customer.


Jesters Costume Hire Limited

Costume Hire, Retail and Design

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Happy Customers

Just got back from Jesters to get a few costumes for a work function, what a huge selection with great service and value. Nichole the owner was fantastic to deal with and very helpful. My team will be the talk of the office for the next few weeks :-)

- Graham Du Toit

Great costume shop! Excellent choice of high quality costumes and really helpful staff. Thank you for your help in finding me the perfect fancy dress outfit!

- Helen Gracie

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