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Meet Megan!

A smiling woman with curly red hair sitting on the floor, holding a pair of brown shoes, surrounded by various other pairs of black footwear.

We are pleased to introduce you to Megan Swafford. She is the new part-time addition to Southwest Costume Rentals, and we think she’s great! Megan is a born and raised New Mexican. She went to High School here in Albuquerque and after graduation moved on to the CNM’s Film Tech program. She earned her certificate […]

New year, New SWCR

Three people displaying a book with pride and joy across different settings, each person beaming with a sense of accomplishment and satisfaction.

Wow, can you believe January is almost over? We’ve been ramping up! Our word of the year here at the shop is REMARKABLE, and we intend to be just that; re-mark-able; worthy or likely to be noticed, being uncommon or extraordinary. With so many exciting things happening in the shop we thought we’d give you […]

Sewing 101 – with Deb Andrews

A group of people attentively watching a demonstration on pattern layout for fabric cutting at a workshop, with various costume pieces hanging in the background.

After co-hosting the first class of the year at SWCR, we can shout from the rooftops that it was a huge success. All seats were filled with first time stitchers and pajama pant makers. The class took place over a weekend broken into two, five hour sessions. Deb Andrews, a Journeyman cutter, fitter, stitcher who […]

Costumers in the Costume HOUSE!

Sure, we may be a costume rental shop, but that doesn’t mean our work stops there. We want to make The Shop a place where designers and their teams can have fittings, break down a script, flesh out character looks, and get some friendly moral costume support! When re-shoots come around for movies we’ve worked […]