Costumes & Formal Wear

For those rare special times when what you have in your closet won’t do, here’s a list of places you can go to for all your special needs from Halloween to Cadaver Ball. We have listed some “Used Clothing Stores” here as well in case you want to make a cool outfit for the 80s party or donate clothes. For Alterations, check out the “Dry Cleaners” section below under “Services.”

Bittner’s Formal Wear and Costume Rental

Bittner’s is your one stop shop for both costumes and formal attire. They have a great variety of costumes, ranging from $10 to $100, so take your pick. Guys, if you need to rent a tux, they can also do that for you. Prices vary, so make sure to check. Girls, they also have dresses available if you need one for Cadaver Ball. Very convenient location near Maggie Moo’s.

West End: 2825 West End Ave


A favorite among VMS II girls for cute cocktail dresses and Cadaver Ball gowns. Expensive, so check for sales!

Green Hills Mall


This shop comes highly recommended for nice formal dresses. It has a very good selection, and during sales you can get good bargains.

Green Hills Mall

Jessica McClintock

Although it’s a bit far away, this is another good choice for dresses. It has a great selection and competitive prices so it’s definitely worth the visit.

Cool Springs Galleria

Men’s Wearhouse

Sells a variety of menswear and offers tuxedo rental services.

3908 Hillsboro Pike

Mitchell’s Formalwear

Very close to campus with a good selection of tuxedos to rent

2926 West End Ave

(615) 327-4050