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About Us

About Us

  • Over the past forty (40) years; JODS (Johannesburg’s Operatic & Drama Society) Costume Hire has and continues to be Johannesburg’s favourite place for costumes, tuxedo and evening wear rental. JODS is Joburg’s first & largest costume store and continues to innovate, leading the way in providing premium, trending costumes and evening attire.
  • Over the years JODS has earned the reputation as the preferred supplier to the Television, Stage, Events, Conferences and Productions (Theatres & Schools) industries.
  • Carrying the widest range of costumes across more than 85 themes it’s hardly surprising that JODS has access to a catalogue of more than 25,000 high-quality costumes ensuring that party revellers and industry experts are bound to always find what they need.
  • JODS caters for a wide range of sizes from toddlers all the way to adult size 6XL.
  • Our cleanliness promise guarantees that every single costume is professionally dry cleaned or laundered every single time. No exceptions ever!
  • JODS costumes operates the following departments:
    • Costume Rental (Joburg’s Largest Collection > 25,000 high-quality costumes),
    • Mascot Rental (Joburg’s Largest Collection > 120 premium Mascots)
    • Suits & Tuxedo Rental, including Dinner Jackets and Tailcoats,
    • Character Contact Lenses (Halloween Lenses, Crazy Lenses and Natural colour lenses),
    • Ballet Shoes & Tutu’s & Accessories,
    • Helium filled balloons – Imported and official licensed character balloons,
    • Novelties & Dress-up Accessories sales,
    • Costume & Mascot Sales,
  • JODS Hire is a BBBEE level 1 contributor, that’s Female owned.

Our wide range consists of the following themes:

  • 1920’ (Gatsby)
  • Mafia
  • 1930’s
  • 1940’s
  • World War Uniforms
  • 1950’s
  • Rock and Roll
  • 1960’s
  • Hippies, Flower Power
  • 1970’s Disco
  • 1980’s (Pop Icons, Music Icons & Movie stars)
  • 1990’s (Pop Icons, Music Icons & Movie Stars)
  • School Blazers and Uniforms
  • Wild West / Western Costumes
  • Uniforms (Military, Navy, Airforce, Pilots,
  • Career day costumes: Flight Attendants, Lawyers, Accountants, Engineer, Doctor, Fireman, Fine Artist, Chef, Nurses, Judge, CEO/Executive, Police Officer, Army, Pilot, Astronaut, Swat Team/FBI Agent, Secret Service, Race car drivers, Scientist, Geologist, Construction, Cowboy, Foreman, Magician).
  • Cartoon Characters
  • Purim Costumes
  • Space
  • National Day costumes
  • French Maids
  • Latex Masks (Various Characters)
  • Halloween Contact Lenses
  • Ballet Shoes & Accessories
  • Helium Filled Party Balloons
  • Dress-up novelties
  • Countries of the world: Spanish, Greek, Roman, Egyptian, Moroccan, Bollywood, Native American, Cowboys, Chaps, Japanese, Chinese, Oriental, Mexican, Brazilian (Carnival), British, Victorian, Vikings (Norway) Arabian, German dresses and German Lederhosen, Irish, French, Hawaiian, Pacific Island Costumes, African, Traditional, American (4 July/Uncle Sam/Statue of Liberty), British flag dresses.
  • Afropolitan)
  • Musketeers
  • Medieval Costumes
  • Vikings
  • Pirates, Buccaneers
  • St Patricks Day
  • Disney
  • Fairy tales
  • Alice in Wonderland
  • Harry Potter
  • Princesses (Cinderella, Jasmine, Aurora, Moana, Elsa, Anna, Tiana, Snow White, Rapunzel, Leia, Pocahontas, Belle, Mulan, Ariel, Merida,
  • Under the sea
  • Mermaids
  • Clowns
  • Corsets
  • Fun Suits/ Crazy Suits
  • Monks, Nuns, Priests
  • Star-wars
  • Star Trek
  • Anime (Tokyo Ghoul, Naruto, Sailor Moon, Goku, Ash, Pikachu, Monkey D Luffy, Bleach)
  • Gaming (Psycho, Fortnite, Scorpio, Sub Zero, Assains Creed, Overwatch Tracer, Durotan World of War craft, Mario & Luigi,)
  • Superheroes
  • Super Villains
  • Caveman (Flintstones, Tarzan,)
  • Steam punk
  • Burlesques/Moulin Rouge
  • Movie characters (Hollywood costumes)
  • Halloween ( Freddy Kruger, Hannibal Lecter, Jigsaw, Michael Myers, Pennywise (IT), Dracula, Chucky, Bride of Chucky, Maleficent, Werewolf’s, The Purge, Killer Clowns, The Shining – twin sister, The Nun, Jack Skellington, Sally (Nightmare before Christmas), Edward Scissor hands, Slenderman, Annabel, Twisty the clown (American horror story). The Night King, Scream, Skeleton Boy/Girl, Grim Reaper, Carrie, Day of the dead, Vampires, Zombies, Witches, werewolf’s, Beasts and many more)
  • Day of the dead,
  • Kings & Queens
  • Shakespeare,
  • Elves, Fairies, Gnomes, Dwarves, Pixies
  • Animals
  • Christmas
  • Easter (Easter bunnies)
  • Mascots(Astronauts, Unicorns, PJ Masks, Paw Patrol, Mario Brothers, Micky & Minnie, Toys story (Woody & Buzz), Mario and Luigi, Minions, Olaf, Beast (Beauty & the Beast), Goofy, Donald Duck, Peppa Pig, Mummy Pig, Daddy Pig, Dinosaurs, Tom and Jerry, Big Five (Lion, Elephant, Buffalo, Rhino), Animals (Hippo, Giraffe, Warthog, Armadillo, Bunnies, Cow, Reindeer, Crocodile, Frog, Bears), Owls, Ninja Turtle, Panda Bear, Barney, Gingerbread Man, Easter Bunnies, Magic Bunnies, Pikachu, Garfield, Bananas in Pyjamas, Winnie the Pooh, Tigger, Aliens and many more…)
  • Book Characters: Where’s Wally, Harry Potter, Disney Princesses (Snow White, Aurora, Belle, Cinderella and more) Superheroes, Cat in the Hat, Charlie and chocolate factory ( Willy Wonka & Oompa Loompa’s), Alice in Wonderland, Star wars, Pinocchio, Jack and the bean stalk, Peter Pan, Captain Hook, Robin-hood, Caterpillar, Mad Hatter, Queen of Hearts, Fantastic Mr Fox, Foxes, Sherlock Holmes, Black Cat, Miraculous Lady bug, Thing One and Thing Two, Goldilocks, The Gruffalo, Lord of the Rings, How to Train your Dragon, Little red riding hood, Musketeers, Winnie the Pooh, Hermione Granger, The Wizard of Oz, Finding Nemo, Sebastian the Crab, Dragons, Minions and many more)
  • Men’s Formal Wear: Suits, Tuxedo’s, Dinner Jacket, Tail-coats, Gatsby Suits, Mafia Suits
  • Ladies Formal Wear: (Evening Dresses Cocktail dresses, Gatsby Dresses
  • Rocky Horror
  • Money Heist
  • Game of Thrones
  • Belly Dancer
  • Can-Can
  • Carnival (RazzmaTazz Costumes)
  • Masquerade Masks and Ball costumes
  • Circus, Night Circus, Greatest Showman
  • Prisoners & Convicts
  • Edwardian
  • Famous Couples
  • Famous People
  • Films/movies
  • Graduation Gowns
  • Hippies
  • Couples Costumes

JODS Hire is a BBBEE level 1 contributor, that’s Female owned.