Wednesday, 24 May 2017

Allo Allo Costumes

Based on the hugely popular TV comedy series, the stage version of 'Allo 'Allo follows the adventures of René, the hapless café owner in war-torn occupied France, as he and his wife, Edith, struggle to keep for themselves a priceless portrait stolen by the Nazis and kept in their cellar.

At Admiral Costumes we have a comprehensive set of fabulous costumes for this popular show in a range of sizes to suit all casts.

We have superb uniforms for Hitler, Colonel Von Strohm and Helga, wonderful gendarme outfits for Officer Crabtree with cape and white baton and Michelle’s iconic mac and beret.

Other character costumes include; a french tart, Herr Flick in his leather trench-coat, RAF pilots in uniform with hats and goggles, a chef, parrot seller, Edith, Rene and lots of old fashioned nightwear  for those middle of the night scenes.

Our 1940’s vintage clothing is absolutely ideal for productions of ‘Allo ‘Allo,  that requires authentic looking costumes for not only the main characters but the rest of the cast.

There are some fabulous pictures from the productions we have costumed on our website.

If you would like more information on our costumes for ‘Allo ‘Allo, visit our website, or give us a call on 01908 372504.

Friday, 19 May 2017

Rainbow Festival Fancy Dress

A fantastic choice of rainbow coloured costumes and accessories are available for purchase from our on line store here at Admiral Costumes.

The rainbow theme is forever popular for stage and drama, with rainbows appearing in shows like The Wizard of OZ and many Disney film.

We have wigs, rainbow coloured dresses, a fabulous tailcoat and tu tu’s. Choose from ties, braces, glasses, hats and my favourite, the rainbow feather wings.

In July the rainbow festival in London culminates in a fabulous rainbow pride 
parade through the streets of London, where everyone wears colours of the rainbow to show support for the LGBT community.

Gay pride parades and festivals take place all over the UK and here in Bletchley we are very familiar with the rainbow logo and bus for our local nightclub Pink Punters.

Order your rainbow themed costumes and accessories now and be ready for the festivals.

Visit or call 01908 372504

Thursday, 18 May 2017

Kids wigs to buy

Fantastic selection of kids wigs in child size for Fancy Dress, school productions, World Book Day and dress up days.

Wigs are brilliant for setting a costume off and really make a difference to a character presentation.

Kids can look hilarious in a wig that is far too glamorous for them and if they have short hair, and plaits are required, then a wig is a wonderful solution.

Dorothy in the Wizard of Oz, just has to have brunette plaits, Snow White needs a dark bob, grannies definitely need a grey bun and boys historical characters need a white pony tail.

Check out our website for fun wigs for all eventualities and purchase from our secure on line store.

For help and advice or multiple purchases, call us on 01908 372504

We supply many schools with matching wigs for school productions, so do call us if you need assistance with a quotation.

Monday, 15 May 2017

Brief Encounter and costuming 40s plays

Set in the 1940s era, Brief Encounter, the famous play by Noel Coward, tells the love story between a mother who escapes her hum drum village life each week to visit the local town where an illicit relationship develops from a chance meeting with a handsome doctor.

Mostly set in a railway station and cinema, Admiral Costumes have an excellent choice of 40s wear for the Doctor, passengers, WW2 soldiers en route to their destinations and the tea ladies in the café where the lovers meet.

A set of burgundy usherette uniforms, add to the atmosphere of a 40s cinema where Alec and Laura spent many an afternoon.

Carnforth railway station in Lancashire was the original location for the 1945 film and it was so exciting to see the iconic image for Brief Encounter re-created by Tudor Players using our costumes for their recent production promotion photos.

Filmed at Pickering Station on the North Yorkshire Moors Railway, the two black and white images are barely discernible from each other, with the atmospheric steam and authentic style costumes creating an excellent reproduction.

Admiral Costumes have an extensive collection of 40s wear suitable for film, plays, re-enactments and for 40s days.

If you would like to re-capture the wonderfully nostalgic scene from Brief Encounter or similar, then do give us a call on 01908 372504 or visit

Tuesday, 25 April 2017

Admiral Costumes are seen on Coronation Street

How excited were we to witness our costumes in action on CoronationStreet?

On Friday 7th April, our barber shop waistcoats, straw boaters and bow ties made a brief appearance on the 69th episode at 7.30pm.

Our 30 seconds of fame saw four wonderful barber shop singers, resplendent in their costumes bursting into song on the doorstep of a surprised Eileen, who had won a car in a competition.

The car complete with sash, was presented and polished down by some scantily dressed male models, whilst the barber shop singers sang a brief rendition to mark the occasion.

Our red and white striped waistcoats are very popular and are available for hire for a number of activities ranging from ice-cream sellers to fairground themed events and are currently at The Royal College of Music in London for a quartet performance.

Our bespoke made to measure service offers striped waistcoats in various colours for sale in a range of sizes.

Contact us at or call 01908 372504 for more information on our superb hire costumes suitable for stage and film.

If you missed our waistcoats in action, then do visit Coronation Street and view the 69th episode on line.