About us

Our story

Karen Purnell purchased Totally Frocked Costume Hire in January 2016 from Jan Tait and Jenny Bain who joined forces to originally set up the business. Both Jan and Jenny had been working for TVNZ until they relocated to Auckland which triggered this venture.
They purchased the Wardrobe assets from Avalon Studios and established Totally Frocked Ltd.

We have over 10,000 costumes and is still growing, we are constantly adding to our collection with a wide range of sizes from children through to adults.

Our customers say it’s definitely worth the trip out here for the friendly service and the wonderful costumes.

Totally Frocked is constantly creating unique and topical quality costumes to add to their collection. We pride ourselves on presenting clean well maintained costumes for our customers to hire from our highly organised premises.

We ensure a great experience!

"The Radio Network has been using Totally Frocked Costume Hire for the last 3 years, and hire costumes for many events and listener promotions.

I can't say enough about the absolutely brilliant service we get from the girls there.  Their knowledge and passion for what they do is an experience, not to mention what a fun time we have getting the right costume for each event. Their costumes are authentic and beautifully presented and I would highly recommend them to any company to make their event a happening thing!"

Keith May

Radio Network Sales

"The Radio Network has been using Totally Frocked Costume Hire for the last 3 years, and hire costumes for many events and listener promotions.

I can't say enough about the absolutely brilliant service we get from the girls there.  Their knowledge and passion for what they do is an experience, not to mention what a fun time we have getting the right costume for each event. Their costumes are authentic and beautifully presented and I would highly recommend them to any company to make their event a happening thing!" Keith May

Radio Network Sales

"Just wanted to thank you all soooooooo much ... everything is looking absolutely gorgeous and I couldn't be happier ... you're the dream team and I'm now starting to get very excited!" Jenny Phelan, Upper Hutt

Not sure where to start?

Look at everything we have to offer, and see what costume will work for you!