Hours & Directions

Come Visit Us

Open Hours:

9am-5pm Tuesday Wednesday Thursday, by appointment only.

Please note we have instituted the following safety protocols: 

Appointments: All customers and visitors to the Costume Collection are now required to schedule an appointment made at least 24 hours in advance. (Limited number of spaces per day, as well as number of people -max of 2- per appointment.) These names with appointments will be given to KAS Security for admittance to the studio.
  •  Health Screenings: When arriving at the main studio entrance gate, KAS procedures include a Wellness Checkpoint with mandatory temperature check and digital signed questionnaire, as well as required face coverings at all times.
  • PPE: As stated above, all visitors are required to wear a mask or face coverings in order to enter the KAS back-lot, all KAS common areas AND at all times within the TDF Costume Collection.
  • Social Distancing: Our customers will be asked and expected to maintain a distance of at least 6-feet from customers outside of their own party. Floor markings, stations and other newly implemented space configurations will aid in this process.
  • Rentals: Although most rental guidelines remain the same, we are now featuring “Contactless Checkout” and new mandatory dry cleaning rules of any item that leaves our facility, plus extended availability on our Mail Order Services as well as a new “Curbside Pick-up” option.
For more information or to schedule an appointment, contact us at ccreception@tdf.org or 212-989-5855. We look forward to working with you again soon!

What is Final Checkout? 
If you wish to take costumes with you when you leave, items must be fully selected and ready for our staff to inventory by the Final Checkout time. 


TDF Costume Collection is conveniently located at historic Kaufman Astoria Studios, New York’s premier film and television production campus.

All Visitors Enter Through the Main Studio Gate unless you have a large drop-off. Enter at 35th Avenue and 36th Street through the studio gate (next to the Museum of the Moving Image and Sac's Place). You will receive a studio pass from the guard gate, which must be worn at all times while on the campus. There is no parking on the campus but street parking is available in the neighborhood.

If you have a large return or donation, you may use the freight entrance located on 35th Street between 34th and 35th Avenues. This freight entrance is often busy, so you may need to wait. Also, we recommend that when making large deliveries you have a person stay with your vehicle since someone may ask you to move the car quickly. They generally will allow for a quick drop off if someone waits with the car.

The approximate address for the freight is 34-35 35th Street, Astoria, NY 11106



TDF Costume Collection
34-12 36th Street
Lower Level, Suite 1
Astoria, NY 11106


Via R or M: Take the R or M to Steinway Street. Use the 34th Avenue exit near the end of the train. Walk south along Steinway Street; turn right on 35th Avenue.

Via E: Take the E to Queens Plaza. Transfer to the R or M and proceed to Steinway Street.

Via N or W: Take the N or W to 36th Avenue (Astoria). Walk east to 36th Street. 

Directions by Subway from Eastern Queens:

Via 7: Take to 74th Street and Roosevelt Avenue. Walk downstairs to the E and R lines. Take the Manhattan- or Brooklyn-bound R to Steinway Street. Use the 34th Avenue exit near the front of the train.