Frequently Asked Questions

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General Questions

What services do you offer?

We offer costumes, shoes and accessories to hire for parties, events, theatre shows, films, etc, with some items available to buy to complete the costume (face paint, etc).

How much is the hire charge?

The hire price for a complete costume can vary from £20-75 for adults and £15-30 for children. For some costumes charges may be different. Our costume hire is for 1 week. Every additional week costs 50% of the original price.

Where are you based?

Our address is :
Tradeplas Building
Stroud Road

We are on the A46, just outside of Nailsworth, on the lower ground floor of the Tradeplas Building (Peter Joy Estate Agents and Florence and Bea Hairdressers are above). Our car parking is down the slope on the right side of the building. Please do not hesitate to contact us if you are struggling to find us.

What are your opening hours?

Please check our opening hours on Google, as they may vary on occasion (during holidays, etc). If you require an appointment out of hours, please contact us.

What are your contact details?

Tel: 01453 833817
Email: or use our contact form.

Can we visit you?

Yes, please feel free to come and browse our stock during our opening hours.

What if I want to hire a costume?

You can enquire about a costume by contacting us or just come on down and see what we have to offer. You can take your costume then and there or book ahead to reserve for a future event. If you do contact in advance we can pull out suitable costumes ready for you, this can save time during our busy periods.

What other services do you offer?

We have several other services that include:
– Hire of mannequin dressed in costume for display purposes;
– Hire of costume/prop boxes for parties, events, hen parties and weddings;

About the Costumes

What sorts of costumes do you have?

We have a huge variety of costumes to hire. Our stock includes:

– Romans and Greeks
– Vikings
– Medieval and Tudor
– Regency and Georgian
– Victorian
– Pirates
– Military-wear (including RAF, Army and Naval officers)
– Costumes spanning the eras from 1920-1990
– Film, TV and Book characters
– International costumes (eastern, Indian, European etc)
– Halloween
– Children’s costumes (matching the school curriculum and characters)

See our photo gallery. We also have a huge array of complementary accessories and shoes.

Who do you hire costumes to?

Everyone who requires a costumes! We hire to private individuals, amateur and professional theatre groups, community societies, charities, corporate events, etc.

What are the costumes suitable for?

Parties, Theatre Shows, Films, Events, Weddings, etc.

What does a ‘costume’ comprise?

A ‘costume’ is a complete outfit, so a suit or dress with corresponding accessories, hats and shoes, etc.

Do you hire out single items?

Yes, you can hire single items. They will be priced separately.

Can I mix and match items from different complete costumes?

Yes, our costumes are only a guide to what works together and you are more than welcome to mix and match to make a unique costume.

Do you hire out military uniforms?

Yes, we have Military uniforms for RAF, Army and Navy from a variety of periods.

Do you have costumes for children?

Yes, we have an extensive range of children costumes. Our stock includes costumes matching the current curriculum, historical costumes and well-known character costumes. These range in ages and sizes, so please contact us if you require something specific.

Do you hire wigs?

Yes, we have an extensive range of wigs to hire.

Can you alter costumes?

Yes, we can do minor alterations. However, these can only be done for advanced bookings, so if you think you may need an alteration then please come in early to try on the costumes.

Do you make bespoke costumes?

Yes, we can make bespoke costumes. Please allow plenty of time to order a bespoke costume, especially during our peak season (Sept-Jan) as we get very busy. Please contact us for further details.

Hiring a Costume

What are your hire charges?

We charge anywhere between £20-75 for a full adult costume for 1 week (£15-30 for children). We also charge a refundable deposit of between £20-50 per item. For some costumes charges may be different.

We have different rates for schools/theatre/film groups, so please contact us for further information.

How long is the hire period?

Our costume hire is for 1 week. Every additional week costs 50% of the original price.

When do I pay?

Costumes and deposits must be paid for in full before taking the costume.

How can I pay?

You can pay with cash or card. For large organisations, we can set up an account to work with.

What if I don’t return the costume on time?

We will hold/charge the deposit amount if the costume is not returned on time. If costume/s are not returned 3 weeks after due date, we will charge the customer for a full replacement of the costume. If you believe you cannot return the costume on time, please phone/email to notify us and we can arrange an extra weeks charge. Often the charge for an extra week will be lower than the deposit.

What if I need to cancel my order?

You may cancel your order, however we ask that you please let us know as soon as possible.

What happens if a costume is damaged or lost?

Once the costumes leave our premises, they become the responsibility of the customer. Please let us know if costumes are damaged when they are returned to us, so that we can repair them before they are replaced in to our stock. If a cost is incurred, then this amount will be charged at costume return.

Do you arrange transport for the costumes?

Unfortunately, we do not offer this service currently.