Community Costume Resource

Welcome to Gladrags, the unique charity bringing over 6000 affordable costumes to community groups, schools and colleges, and low budget projects!

The variety and high quality of our costumes means that you can enjoy professional standards at a fraction of the average commercial cost! Our sliding scale prices start at £3 an outfit per week, community rate, and £20 an outfit for professional or party hire.

As Community Costume Designers we understand the challenges of sourcing costumes on a shoestring, and the need for a flexible approach to costume hire. Therefore we offer a range of additional provisions including costume-making equipment, reference library and free recycled fabrics Read More.

You are welcome to browse and get inspiration for your project, bring your group, or take costumes away for fittings free of charge. You can even store your costumes with us.

We pride ourselves in making the experience of choosing and using costumes an accessible, enjoyable and rewarding one for all. We look forward to seeing you at Gladrags soon.

Find out here about our resources for schools, educational workshops, Storybox sessions, reminiscence provision, and the magical dress-up tent we provide to community events!