Wednesday, 18 October 2017

Day of the Dead Halloween costume idea

Day of the Dead or Dia de los Muertos makes a fantastic alternative Halloween idea. The masks are colourful and fun, but still feature skeletons and skulls making them ideal for our Halloween festivities.

Dia de los Muertos (Day of the Dead) is celebrated in Latino cultures around the world on November 1st and 2nd. Unlike Halloween it is a celebration of life. The holiday exists to honour the dead and celebrations take place with food, drink, and parties.

The most familiar symbol of Dia de los Muertos is the calacas and calaveras (skeletons and skulls), which appear everywhere during the holiday.

Check out our fantastic selection of Dia De Los Muertos Masks, accessories and costumes found at

Newly available from our website, order yours TODAY in time for Halloween.

Wednesday, 27 September 2017

My child wants a great costume for Halloween

When your child wants to dress up for Halloween, you want to provide them with the very best costume that you can within your budget.

Take a look NOW at what Admiral Costumes have on their fabulous website

Either hire a bespoke costume from the extensive stock at the Admiral Costumes warehouse in Little Horwood MK17, or purchase a costume and accessories here   TODAY.

There are masses of costumes for both girls and boys here, be a bat, ghost, devil, witch or zombie.

If you would just like a hat, weapon or ghoulish accessory, then we have that too. Don’t forget those face-paints, tattoos, scars and wigs, but order early before they sell out.

New items for 2017 include these FANTASTIC scary costumes with light up eyes. Be the first to have one of these spectacular outfits and shine out at the party.

Give us a call on 01908 372504 – we are here to help

Adam Ant to Frankenstein

Well another crazy week here at Admiral Costumes.
It’s late Saturday morning and the mid- morning rush has just abated, so a quick coffee and a chance to mull over the week that we have had.

It all started sensibly enough with a confirmation order for Allo Allo. What fun it has been, getting those German uniforms out again, just a few strings of medals to add and an eye patch for Colonel Von Strohm.

Finding an outsize Officer Crabtree was a momentary challenge, but we have an adapted military jacket that looks absolutely great with an enormous police cape and white baton – he will really look the part.

With some prop items shipped to Strictly – the recorder is already primed to catch the first dancing episode tonight. Look closely for a red ball gown and some dancing shoes in a background shot. Wine and nibbles on the sideboard – I will be glued to that one.

On reflection it has been a week of peasants. Field workers are required for a November production of Far from the madding crowd. Skirts, caps, aprons and waistcoats suitably stressed look great for this type of character. The Lord Mayor’s show later in the year will feature some rather grim looking farmers courtesy of our stock.

The first Victorian gent of the season was suitably attired in readiness for the Christmas Fair season. With Olney, Milton Keynes Museum and other local villages and schools loving a Victorian themed Christmas, you need to reserve an authentic costume early to get the best one in your size.

Then we’ve had three school girls aka ‘The Happiest Days of Our Lives’ setting off for a North London showcase. Traditional Gymslips, boaters and ties will look great on stage.

So today I’ve met an Adam Ant, several peasants and an RAF officer, received our first Halloween 2017 order on-line and pencilled in ‘Frankenstein’ for January – all in steam punk – how exciting is that?

Thursday, 21 September 2017

I want to dress up for Oktoberfest

Oktoberfest themed events are gaining popularity in the UK with giant beer tankards (stein), lederhosen, german food and schlager music.

The Munich Oktoberfest started on 16th September with the largest beer festival in the world, but this year we can enjoy a German Oktoberfest here in many locations in the UK.

This year there are festivals here in Milton Keynes with a 2 day event in Campbell Parkon 13th-14th October, Birmingham on the 18th and Northampton on 27th.

If you would like to wear traditional Tyrolean or Bavarian wear, then contact us to hire an authentic costume, including Lederhosen, dirndls and Heidi style dresses.

For those of you who wish to purchase costumes, wigs and accessories suitable for the Oktoberfest, then visit to order on line.

Many pubs, clubs and parties throughout September and October will have an Oktoberfest theme, so if you need something suitable to wear, call us on 01908 372504 for hire or purchase options, we love to help.

Thursday, 31 August 2017

Want to be the best dressed at Goodwood?

At 3.00 pm every day of the Goodwood Revival festival, a selection of the best dressed of the day are paraded and a winner selected by the panel.

Outfits need to be unique and authentic looking with an emphasis on style and at Admiral Costumes we have a fine selection of clothing from the 40s and 50s suitable for this event.

Many visitors attending the revival and the festival of speed, dress in styles of the day ranging from the 1940’s through to the 70’s. Most popular outfits are from the 1940s and 50s with vintage and classic car owners dressing in clothing to suit their vehicle.

The Goodwood nine hours race and the revival is the only race meeting in the world staged entirely in the nostalgic time capsule of the 1940s, 1950s and 1960s.

Admiral Costumes have a fantastic selection of unique vintage and retro clothing suitable for wearing to the Goodwood Revival. Choose from military uniform or civilian wear in a choice of style to suit you.

Our regular customers like to select and book their outfits well in advance to get first pick of the outfits on offer, hoping for a chance to get into the best dressed category at the show.

For more information visit our website or give us a call on 01908 372504