Miller And Campbell Costumes

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90 Years and 65, 000 Vintage Pieces

We are one of the Midwest's largest theatrical costumers. Over 90 years, our store has acquired more than 65,000 unique and rare vintage pieces from all decades.

Dave Miller started the Dave Miller Costume Shop in 1923 in downtown Milwaukee. Mr. Miller was fond of saying he started with one sewing machine and 2 bolts of fabric, one red and one white, to make Santa Claus outfits. After the company experienced significant growth, the business was relocated next to the old Skylight Theatre. During performances, the actors would use the sewing room as a dressing room. Mr. Miller was involved with all the local theater companies, both professional and amateur. In 1965, due to urban development, Dave had to relocate and moved into the Third Ward District, to the George Ziegler & Co. Candy factory building.

In 1977 Paul Armstrong joined forces, purchased the company and changed the name to Miller-Armstrong Costume Service (MACS). In 1986, Mr. Armstrong purchased the second largest costume house in Milwaukee, Barnes-Lorber Costumes from Sid Lorber, Dave Miller’s nephew. In combining their stock, MACS now had an inventory of over 60,000 superior quality costumes.

Suzann J Campbell came on board in 1979, working part time while attending Mount Mary College for Fashion Design and Theatre Arts. In 1981, Ms. Campbell took over as sewing room supervisor, in 1985 as rental manager, and 1990 as general manager after completing a Business Management degree from Concordia University. Ms. Campbell purchased the business from Mr. Armstrong in 1995.

In a need for more space, on January 1, 2000 the company relocated to its current location in the Historic Walker’s Point area, just south of downtown Milwaukee. Ms. Campbell changed the name to Miller And Campbell Costume Service (MAC.)

With a 32,000 square foot building, MAC is able to accommodate both customer and business needs. MAC clients include professional and semi-professional theatres, community theatre, high schools, universities and businesses across the country.

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    Miller And Campbell Costume Service is the Midwest's largest and oldest costume house. Founded in 1923, we have acquired over 65,000 unique and rare costumes and vintage pieces from all decades.

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Last updated on February 24, 2014

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Please read all descriptions and look at all photos carefully, because returns are not accepted unless we have gravely misrepresented the item. However, if you are unhappy with your purchase, we ask that you please contact us before leaving negative or neutral feedback. We will do our best to make it right.

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Miller and Campbell, centered in Milwaukee, WI, is one of the Midwest's largest and oldest theatrical costume shops, offering a wide variety of theatrical-quality costumes, vintage clothing, masks, wigs, formal wear and uniforms for purchase or rent. We also carry brand new bagged costumes, accessories, wigs, and a full line of stage makeup from Ben Nye, Kryolan, Mehron, and Graftobian.