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Shrek the Musical

Shrek the Musical: Based on the Oscar winning 2001 DreamWorks animated film, Shrek tells the hilarious story of everyone's favorite Ogre and his trek to rescue a feisty princess. Along the way fairytale characters from across the land show up to help (or hurt) the journey, including Donkey, Puss In Boots and Pinocchio. Music by Jeanine Tesori. Book and Lyrics by David Lindsay-Abaire. 

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Sample Photos of Our Rental Costumes for Shrek the Musical

Please note that the pictures of Shrek below he is wearing full prosthetics (hood, face, and forehead) which are available from our sales department. The rental costume includes a fabric hood, not the latex one pictured. 

Pictures are representative of our rental collection, costumes may vary due to size and availability.


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Rental Costumes for Shrek The Musical 

What do you get when you request a FREE costume plot from The Costumer?  We will send you the listing and costume description for the entire show, organized by act and scene for your convenience. The Costumer is proud to provide quality Adult and Children’s rental costumes for productions of Shrek The Musical.  Group costume rentals for Shrek The Musical cover the entire cast including leads such as Shrek, Princess Fiona, Donkey, and Lord Farquaad, as well as ensemble members including the Duloc chorus and all the fairytale creatures!

Shrek the Musical opened on Broadway in December 2008 and was then followed by a national tour around the United States in 2010. With music by Jeanine Tesori and book and lyrics by David Lindsay-Abaire, Shrek The Musical is based on the 2001 DreamWorks Animation film and combines elements from the sequels, Shrek 2 and Shrek Forever After, plus William Steig’s 1990 book, Shrek!. Shrek The Musical follows the titular character on his quest to get his beloved swamp back from the clutches of the fairytale hating and vertically-challenged Lord Farquaad. This musical has become a crowd favorite among for scholastic and community theatre groups for its catchy music, comical script, and themes of being who you are.


The story begins when a young Shrek is sent out of the house by his ogre parents to make his own way in the world. Shrek’s parents warn him that because of his appearance, he will be shunned by the world and an angry mob will be the last thing he sees when he takes his final breath. The scene transitions to Shrek having grown into an embittered adult ogre who lives contentedly alone in his beloved swamp. Shrek sings about his comfortable solitary existence in “Big Bright Beautiful World.”


The Costumer will ensure that your audience is immediately transported into Shrek’s fantastical world right from the start with our authentic ogre rental costumes! Complete with ogre padding, green mitts and foot covers, and matching green hood with ogre ears, Mama and Papa Ogre, and their ghastly green son Shrek will look like they came straight out of the swamp! Add sales items to your order such as ogre green makeup kits or ogre facial prosthetics to complete the look!


Shrek’s peaceful existence is soon interrupted when a caravan of refugee fairytale creatures sets up camp in his beloved swamp. The band of fairytale misfits explain through “Story of My Life” that they have been banished from the Kingdom of Duloc by the sinister and short, Lord Farquaad, for being freaks and that they will be put to death if they ever return. Shrek hesitantly decides to travel to Duloc to regain his swamp from Farquaad and get the fairytale creatures’ homes back. Along the way, Shrek rescues a loquacious talking Donkey who tags along with Shrek on his journey to the kingdom.


With the help of The Costumer, Donkey and the rest of your fairytale freaks will look like they were plucked right out of their fables! With a gray fur jumpsuit with built in padding, hood with floppy ears, tail, and hooves to match, the actor playing your Donkey will easily embody the chatty character. The Costumer will also provide you with a plethora of other fantastical fairytale costumes, like Pinocchio, the Big Bad Wolf, the Three Little Pigs, Humpty Dumpty, and much more!


Meanwhile, in Duloc, Lord Farquaad is interrogating the Gingerbread Man into revealing the whereabouts of any remaining fairytale freaks in his kingdom. Farquaad is then interrupted by the Captain of the Guards who brings the lord the Magic Mirror. Upon asking the Mirror if his kingdom is the most perfect of them all, the Mirror tells Farquaad that his kingdom can be if Farquaad becomes a true king by marrying a princess. After playing through an episode of “This Is Your Wife” (a tongue-in-cheek parody of The Dating Game), Farquaad decides to marry the beautiful Princess Fiona, who is at the moment trapped in a castle surrounded by lava and guarded by a fierce fire-breathing dragon. The audience is then treated to Fiona’s backstory and her dreams of breaking the mysterious curse put on her through “True Love’s First Kiss.” 

As more characters like Farquaad and Princess Fiona are introduced, The Costumer will ensure that all of them look their very best. The Costumer provides Farquaad costume options for both kneeling and non-kneeling actors embodying the vertically-challenged ruler of Duloc. Clad in elaborate Renaissance-style royal robes, and dummy legs for kneeling actors, your Farquaad will rule Duloc with an iron, albeit small, fist! In a green medieval dress and matching bodice, Princess Fiona will enchant any audience with her unmatched beauty. Wigs are available for both characters as well!


Upon reaching Duloc, Shrek and Donkey are greeted by Farquaad expressing his unwavering love for his perfect kingdom alongside his cheery cookie-cut army of Duloc Dancers in “What’s Up Duloc?”. Impressed with Shrek’s size and looks, Farquaad enlists his help in rescuing Princess Fiona. In exchange for his services, Farquaad will give Shrek the deed to his swamp. Shrek and Donkey are then off on their journey to save the princess.

This is only a mere glimpse at what The Costumer has to offer for Shrek The Musical! With the help of our rental costumes, let your artistic vision come to life onstage and transport your audience to Shrek’s fantastical world. Request your free plot today!

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