1. How can I tell if an item is available for rent at a cheaper price than buying it?

    1. By clicking on the chosen item to see it's product page

    2. Look for the "RENTAL CHOICES" option. Note: Some items are purchase only.

  2. Pricing for any item shown on this website can be viewed right away by creating an account - Click this link to register.

  3. How do I get an animal costumed character onto my set?

    1. Arrange for shipping on your own account, by common carrier, or arrange for a customer will call.  Contact us at info@animalmakers.com to confirm and get pricing for your request.

    2. Book your own actor for inside the costume.  Actors to perform inside a costume can be fairly easy to cast at almost any location.  Use a local casting representative, or Craigslist "Gigs" section.  For costumes, performer sizes are mentioned in the descriptions.

    3. Recommend you spend a few hours casting the part, just like what is done for any other performer.  Put the performer in the costume and ask for some of the actions that your script calls for.  See how the performer reacts to spending a half hour in the costume.

  4. Cannot find prop, costume or need a custom item built?
    - If item is not in stock and is to be built, or you have a custom item - please contact us to check shop's build schedule. 

  5. Who needs realistic, fake animals?

    1. Film makers

    2. Television producers

    3. Photographers

    4. Event Producers

    5. Commercial Film Production Companies

    6. Commercial Service Companies

    7. Large Venue Entertainment Directors

    8. Restaurant Owners

    9. Bar Owners

    10. Childrens Museum Designers

    11. Live Entertainment Companies

    12. International Filming enjoy the ease of clearing our props through Customs.  Props made from actual animal skins can be delayed in clearance because of local restrictions and insect inspections. 

  6. What is needed to book a prop or costume for an international show?

    1. Time for casting fittings, and for freight

    2. Deposit may be required for the full value of the prop or costume

    3. Rental prepayment is required - purchase through placing item in cart and finishing checkout process

    4. Please read and sign: RENTAL POLICY and RELEASE FORM

    5. Send us your Certificate of Insurance.

  7. How do I buy a costume or prop?

    1. Create an account. Click on the item of interest and place in cart, continue through checkout process.
      If there are any additional questions or more information needed on an item, send us an email at: info@animalmakers.com

  8. Are there any union restrictions on any of the rentals?

    1. Any union or non-union affiliation is acceptable.

    2. Reality shows and Internet Video show will be requested to present a basic safety program, specially if there is a costume performance involved.

EMAIL US: info@animalmakers.com