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About us


Theatre and Film Costume Workshop is owned by Diana and Dihantus. It was started in Johannesburg in 1985 and relocated to Cape Town in 1992. This studio is located on Upper Camp Road in Maitland, Cape Town where a variety of talented artisans and crafts people join forces to create costumes and characters for each film.
With her passion for costume design, Emmy Nominated, Oscars judge, Diana Cilliers’ designs has featured in loads of blockbuster movies and TV series e.g.:  District 9, Troy Fall of the City, Knightfall,  Chappie, Karl Urban’s Dredd and Mandela: Long Walk to Freedom. Diana has over 89 costume design credits on IMDb.
Her SAFTA-nominated business partner Dihantus Engelbrecht is also a world-renowned costume designer who has dressed the likes of Nicole Kidman,  Robbie Williams  and J-Lo, designed blockbusters e.g.: Honey 3,  Bring it on,  Momentum, Deep Blue Sea. Together, they’ve made thousands of costumes  and accessories created over the years available for rental.  Theatre and Film Costume Workshop offers the following:

Contemporary and Vintage

Men & Women wear

Pre and Historical

1715’s, Black sails, Tutunkhamen, 18th Dynasty, Biblical, Africa Clothing and other ethnic garments, Various armory and helmets dated back to BC, Leather wear and prehistoric fur etc.


Hats, jewellery, Handbags, shoes, scarves etc. (1900’s, 1920’s, 1930’s’, 1940’s, 1950’s, 1960’s, 1970’s, 1980’s, 1990’s and current.

Broken down clothing

Damaged clothing for costume.


South African Police, Nurses, Army (contemporary and vintage), School uniforms


That artistic creation you would want for a film/Movie,TV series, Theater Costume,TV Commercial


From vintage to Victorian, roaring 20s to biblical, military (spanning everything from Japanese Samurai to gladiatorial, Viking to modern-day army and police uniforms) and epic pirate costumes to post-apocalyptic, you’ll find the most remarkable selection of silver screen-quality outfits for rental here.

Our Special Team

Our team: Management and our industrious staff work eagerly, bringing to realization the garments created by our designers.