benefit from the help and advice of people who know their subject and are not just interested in sales figures and shifting
a commodity. We have been in business for 28 years and collecting costumes for much longer than that. We can also offer
suggestions and products for most themed events.
We have over 1700 different costumes available for hire.
Others may have more costumes, but there is such a thing as too much choice, and (in theory) you can only wear one costume
at a time. We do not have ‘multiples’ of costumes, except for some ‘groups’ such as Pink Ladies,
T-Birds and Musketeers, and some male/female matched outfits.
Our costumes are sourced from suppliers both in Britain and around the world. In addition, we have costumes which
we have created ourselves or can improvise 'on the fly'.
Unless you are lucky on eBay, you will not find most of the costumes we
feature on our website available on the Internet. The possible exception is licensed character costumes. These we
have to source from official suppliers and manufacturers (but you may find we have 'upgraded' from the basic
model or enhanced the outfit with 'extras'). Because these character costumes are also more popular than 'generic'
outfits, there are plenty of internet outlets willing to fight to offer low purchase price, so we tend not to stock them and
offer you the opportunity hire something different/original.
We are based out of town, so you can park within easy walking distance – usually
right outside. No worries with meters or wardens - and less far to carry costumes!
Similarly, within reason, you can take
as long as you like to choose. We normally allow an hour between appointments, but if it takes longer, it is not usually a
problem, except at particular busy periods.
Most of our costumes come complete. This is not always the case with outfits
bought on the Internet (and in shops): You may find that what is in the packet is not exactly like the picture you have
seen: For example, few come with the wig shown in the picture, and sometimes you have to provide/buy the trousers/skirt/tights/accessories
as extras. We are also happy to hire/sell additional items to enhance the basic costume if necessary. Furthermore, we can
also mix and match costumes and accessories to come up with a look that is unique to you. If you buy from a shop or Internet,
you risk others turning up in the exact same costume!
All our costumes are stored on site in a temperature-controlled environment and are
cleaned and ‘maintenanced’ after every hire.
You can choose outfits from our range of photo-catalogues (or from what you see here
on the site) but anything selected can be tried on (unless, of course, it is out on loan or being ‘processed').
An internet picture will not tell you the quality of manufacture and whether a particular costume size will fit you -
in our experience, one-size definitely does not always fit all, and some manufacturers’ ideas of sizing differ from
We take appointments both during the day and on most evenings up to 8 pm (6.30pm Mondays and Saturdays). We try to have
Sundays off - not always successfully! Making an appointment usually gives you exclusive access and attention in our limited-space
environment. If forward-planning is a problem, it still helps to ring before you arrive, to avoid disappointment in case we
are otherwise engaged or working ‘off-site’.
We hope to provide a friendly and efficient service and look forward to working with you.