Costume provision: whether you are a small youth group or film production company we can cater to your needs, with a range of high quality costumes, accessories and props suitable for adults, young people and children. Our historical costumes and vintage outfits span from stone-age to present day, and we stock further collections of authentic world dress, uniforms, animals, fantasy and much more. Read on.
We pride ourselves in making the experience of choosing and wearing our costumes an accessible, enjoyable and rewarding one for all, acknowledging diverse needs. We offer a range of additional provisions to help with creative and design projects, including costume-making equipment, reference library and free recycled fabrics.
Community Impact: our affordable costume service offers sliding scale prices start at £3 an outfit per week for schools & colleges, community & youth groups, amateur & fringe arts, charities and low-budget projects, This means that you can benefit from the variety and professional quality of our costumes at a fraction of the average commercial cost.
We provide resource boxes tailored to: school curriculuum topics, heritage and reminisicence activities, as well as wellbeing sessions. Find out about all our resources for schools here.
Outreach programme: As a charity we are committed to reaching groups and individuals who experience disadvantage and isolation. To this end we turn our skills and resources into transformative and educational tools delivering creative experiential activities where they are most needed within our community. Find out here about our educational workshops, Storybox sessions and reminiscence provision.
Professionals: Our collection and expertise is built from a 30 year long ethos of sustainable costume practise and includes countless collaborations with film, TV and theatre. Find out more here about our professional hire service, our bespoke styling service and how we can support your own planet-conscious endeavours,
Party Hire: Individuals can hire costumes too, from £25 an outfit. We're not a fancy dress shop but if you're after a vintage or theatrical look, or want the space to rummage and get creative with costume, we can help you with our pre-loved costumes..
Our work with professionals and partygoers alike supports a hire-not-buy approach. You help to subsidise the low rates we offer to our beneficiary groups, fund our Sussex outreach programme and actively join us in reducing textile waste. Together we enable community projects to thrive sustainably.
We look forward to welcoming you at Gladrags soon.