Beloved costume shop set to close its doors for good

From Nights, 10:45 pm on 30 April 2024

An iconic costume rental outfit in Wellington is shutting down this week.

Started in 1991, the Costume Cave on Wellington's Wakefield Street has long been a friend to filmmakers, theatre practitioners and partygoers in the capital and across the country.

Picture racks upon racks of bright wigs, sparkly boots, pirate blouses and period-accurate frocks.

Kate Railton-Jacks is the Costume Cave's director and joins Emile Donovan.

Costume Cave in Wellington.

Costume Cave in Wellington. Photo: RNZ / Ana Tovey