Hopefully you are here looking to hire costumes (if you are not and just want a few ideas,
enjoy - there are around 170 pages to keep you amused).
If you are in a hurry, pictures of almost all our outfits can be found using the Costumes and Themes A-Z buttons
For those after other entertainment, stunning
(?) observations on the fun world of costuming can sometimes be found on our Facebooks (links below) and we are working on
some blogs for 2019.
you might ask ....
come to Antrix for your Costume/Fancy Dress needs?
We have a unique range of individual costumes & accessories - primarily for hire, but some
We offer the
ability to mix and match costumes and accessories, until you find the look you are happy with. We also hire individual
items if required.
Adult Costumes - Hire
rates average £26
(plus a refundable security deposit of an additional
£50 per costume).
- Hire rates range from £12-£22
(plus a refundable security deposit
of an additional £20 per costume).
Free parking (usually right outside).
Weekday evening appointments available, as well as daily appointments
from Monday-Saturday (closed Sundays).
Please note:- We are in a private house (cunningly disguised!), so please ring first.
Payment is by cash or cheque only, unfortunately we do not have credit/debit facilities.
The London Marathon, and the Costume Issues run on and on…
few weeks after the London Marathon and costuming issues have continued to make the news: On the day itself, of course, we
had the problem of the Elizabeth Tower/Big Ben runner who got ‘stuck’ at the finish, due to the height of the
costume, then his costume got stolen. These mishaps did at least give the charity he was supporting a good deal of extra publicity
and, hopefully, enhanced funds.
Meanwhile, in the wider field of competitive
runner costuming and the Guinness Book of Records Costumed Runner categories, an interesting angle on the usual PC issues:
A runner’s attempt at ‘Fastest Runner Dressed as a Nurse’ was disallowed because she was dressed in the
scrubs-style outfit, seen in many hospitals these days, and not the ‘traditional’ blue and white skirted uniform
with hat and apron. This might be an attempt at making sure contenders are similarly costumed - does running in a ‘trouser
suit’ offer advantages over running in a skirt? It doesn’t seem to be a sexist issue as, in another category,
a past contender for ‘Fastest Dressed as a Witch’ was deemed to have too short a skirt - we weren’t aware
witches even had ‘uniform rules’. However, if it’s nothing to do with sexism, does the same rule apply to
male nurse marathon runners? Running 26 plus miles in a costume may seem a straightforward (if niche) idea but, as in all
things, there are often unforeseen implications.
Try before you buy, or not...
The thing about pockets..... (Blog 27th Feb)
Having reduced many of our existing hire rates, we have a new price list for all our costume stock. This is
now available to view and download using the link below.
Click here to download current Price List
Also available for those who would like a reminder of our details to enhance your desk, wall or an empty space,
we have a downloadable A4 calendar in PDF format. Click the link below.
Click here for Antrix 2019 Calendar
Finally if you would like a copy of our monthly newsletter, you can download the Spring, March, February's
& January's copies below.
click here to download Spring 2019 newsletter
click here to download March's newsletter
click here to download February's Newsletter
click here to download January's Newsletter
We do not
sell (or hire) costumes over the Web, but for those in the Maidstone and Mid-Kent area, wanting hire quality outfits
for your costume-based event, this is the place to be:
offer a service different from anything you can find on the Web (and in most shops) and usually you can mix and
match elements to create a unique look.
You can browse
almost all our outfits using the alphabetic links.
We carry a range of sell-through items and accessories for those who visit our
premises to the south of Maidstone, at Loose, and, unlike some shops, we can offer help and advice on matters such as
make-up and 'character back-story'. We can also run 'theme sheets' and montages on closed areas of this site
for the benefit of private party organisers.
Enjoy your visit to our sites.
Antrix Location & Directions
Further Information on Antrix Services