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Victorian Costume Hire

Costume Portfolio

Here is a list of the types of costumes I currently hold, the main themes and historical periods.

  • Renaissance and Medieval
    Shakespeare; long, flowing gowns for women and elaborate costumes for men in rich fabrics.
  • Georgian and Regency
    Pride and Prejudice; empire line dresses, short jackets and shawls for women; frock coats, tailcoats and breeches for men.
  • Victorian
    Frock coats and tweeds for men with top hats and bowlers. Evening: tails and white tie. For women, crinolines to bustles to bell-shaped skirts with fitted jackets and feminine blouses with bonnets and big picture hats.
  • Edwardian
    Upstairs, downstairs. Late Victorian developing to a simpler princess line for women, with large hats and development of the “suit” for men.
  • 20’s to 30’s
    Great Gatsby. Asymmetric short and long dresses with stylish hats, jackets and suits, feathers and furs. Sharp suits and blazers for men.
  • 40’s
    War era. Short sharp suits and tea dresses for ladies, with small hats and fascinators. There is availability of some uniforms, double-breasted suits for men and trilbies.
  • 50’s
    Variety of dresses, from dirndl dresses, pink ladies, sophisticated and evening.

  • We have begun to collect 60’s and 70’s.
  • We also have a range of Pirates, Chinese, and Eastern costumes as used in pantos, e.g. Fairytale, Eastern Chinese, Cowboys and Indians and children’s costumes.

Victorian Costume Medieval Costume
20's to 30's Costume 20's to 30's Costume Edwardian Costume

Many sizes and ages are catered for.

  • Women’s sizes 6 to 24
  • Men’s up to 56” chest
  • Children’s age 5+ (although some smaller sizes are available)

Some of the shows we have been involved in recently include:

  • Noble Spaniard
  • Lord Arther Saville’s Crime
  • Waltzes from Vienna
  • Crown Matrimonial
  • Quaker Girl
  • Carousel
  • 12th Night
  • Ghost Train
  • Fiddler
  • Run for your Life
  • Calamity Jane
  • Various children’s pantos including Snow White, Sleeping Beauty, Aladdin, Beauty and the Beast, Jack and the Beanstalk, Alice in Wonderland, Wizard of Oz.