The store

It sounds like a fairytale, and it is..since it involves two fairy godmothers, JoAnn Brown and Laura Bedore Lerwill.   Laura met Jo in 2002 when they started chatting about the possibility of Laura buying the Costume Closet when Jo retired.  After working for Jo for a year, Laura found that she really loved the feeling of the shop and had tons of ideas for expansion and modernizing what was already a memorable and well-loved icon in Salt Lake City. By September of 2009 the purchase was made and The Costume Closet that had been around for 39 years transformed into Mask Costumes.   

Mask began branching out not only online but into events.  Corporate gigs as well as private events started to evolve as part of the business plan.  Everything from Ren Faires to Beach Boys concerts, masquerade proms and the popular Regency Romance Ball became a part of the fun.  Now as Mask Events and Costumes Inc., any costume need from school reports to full performances can be created through this local Salt Lake City business. 



our location

Mask offers costumes for adults, teens, kids and infants. Theatrical makeup by Ben Nye, Mehron, Snazaroo and more.  Incognito Wigs by Henry Margu. Hats and other accessories by Elope.  Whatever you need, we either have it in store, or can order it and have it shipped to your door.


Our rentals department can do everything from full productions to school reports or a dress up date night out on the town.  We have thousands of items, in categories ranging from Caveman to 80's Rock Star and everything in between.  Come in and meet with our on staff Fairy Godmothers or Fairy Godfathers and be transformed!



Mask Costumes aka Costume Closet is a great costume shop with lots of costumes and costume accessories for sale year-round. They also have a very large inventory of costumes and accessories for rent. Rental prices are reasonable and the helpful staff at the Costume Closet will make sure you get a costume you love and all the accessories to make it great. When I’ve rented from here the staff spent a lot of time helping me find the perfect costume. Then they helped me find accessories like a hat to complete the look. I appreciated the time they took to help me and I would definitely go back in the future. When it’s time to get your party on and you need an amazing costume, drop by the Costume Closet.
— Sam S.
Mask costumes saved my butt! I needed a last minute wig for a party and couldn’t find one anywhere. I called them and they told me to come in. They found me the perfect wig and even helped find a ribbon to make the costume perfect. I highly recommend them, they were friendly and helpful and have most any costume or accessories that you may want. Thanks for the great experience!”
— Jennifer S.


Our Taylorsville store is now officially closed. The old Furniture Warehouse building, which we were in, has been sold and we are moving/consolidating everything to the old Costume Closet location at 718 East 3900 South.

Thank you to all our customers who loved this location, spread the word about our lovely shop, and made us proud and productive! We are excited about selling more online now, and to the upgrade that all our efforts expanding will give to our dear old Costume Closet location.