“Without costumes, you feel like something’s missing, you’re just saying the lines and acting them out. With costumes you feel like you’re actually that person, you imagine you’re actually in that time.”
Laura, 14 yrs; young member of Beacon Arts Youth Drama
The store holds over 6000 costumes and accessories for adults and children, as well as reminiscence and historical artefacts and a small amount of props.
Our HISTORICAL COSTUMES span from STONE-AGE right through to PRESENT DAY.
The majority of 20th century stock is authentic period clothing, organised by decade.
Most sections include costumes to suit day/ evening/ night/ indoor/ outdoor/ all seasons.
WE ALSO STOCK:
- Pantomime, Musicals, Dance
- World Dress (Asian, Africa, European, Middle Eastern, South/ North American)
- Animals and Uniforms (Military and Civilian)
- Fantasy, Fairytale, Clowns and Fancy Dress
We like to cater for all shapes, sizes and needs, and if we haven’t got exactly what you’re looking for, we encourage you to alter and adapt our costumes as much as possible so they work for you. We may also have volunteers on hand to adapt and/ or make up costumes for you!
Donations of quality costumes and vintage clothing are always greatly appreciated!
To view some more of our collection visit our Facebook User Gallery and our Facebook Album page