3240 Pico Blvd. Santa Monica, CA 90405 • Ph: 310.396.6785 • Hrs: Mon-Sat 10am-6pm Sun 11am-5pm


I have been using Make Believe Costume Rental for my school plays for over a decade. I keep coming back because of how creative and helpful they are in helping me to dress my actors and they are wonderful about adding the extra details that really creates a “look”. I have needed a lot of wacky animals and they have never disappointed me. I have a ton of fun working with everyone there. I recommend them to everyone.

Janet LandonMiddle School Drama Teacher



Make Believe Inc. has a very knowledgeable staff. They are educated and trained in the art of costuming.

Ruth Talley, owner, started her career in costuming while in college and has worked in the Los Angeles theatre community since moving here in 1980. She has seen Make Believe grow from a single rack of costumes in a community theatre costume room, to an amazing selection of costumes and retail items all in a much larger space. She loves a challenge and has tackled both large scale productions on a small budget, to intimate dramas with many costume changes and looks forward to more renting, selling and creating for Make Believe, Inc.

Paige Coleman’s knowledge and professional theatre experience can help make your visit to Make Believe, inc a memorable one. With over 25 years as manager at Make Believe, she’s the one that can help you find that perfect look.

Tani Fatchett has been a Make Believe employee for 7 years and is currently the Rental Department Manager. Designing costumes since 1998, her knowledge of costume history combines her modern aesthetic ability to help create unique looks for each client. Steampunk, 18th Century, and corseted saloon girls are a few samples of her work. She also enjoys working with the public and the many local schools. Collaborating with the teachers to make sure their show looks perfect is always an adventure, a challenge and a joy.

Marissa was originally hired for the 2005 Halloween season and has been working at Make Believe full time since. She is currently the Sales floor manager and knows the stock like the back of her hand. Armed with her theatre degree she will make you look the part. She also has a vast knowledge of makeup and makeup design. Marissa will give you all the information you need to pull off  the look you’re going for.

During the Halloween season, we bring in extra staff to assist you!


Connect with us

3240 Pico Blvd.
Santa Monica, CA 90405
Phone: 310.396.6785
Fax: 310.396.1936
Email: makebelievecostumes@gmail.com