Tuesday, 18 July 2017

60s Costumes for Made in Dagenham

We are so excited to be putting together another wonderful set of costumes for Made inDagenham.  

The true story of the 1967 sewing machinists strike at the Ford Dagenham plant where 187 underpaid women machinists demanded equal pay, brings history to life with a humorous script and some fab musical numbers  including ‘Busy Woman’, ‘Everybody Out’ and ‘Stand Up’

Main character Rita O’Grady the women’s shop steward, juggles her home life with work at the factory. She wears blouses and slacks at home and a simple patterned shift dress for work, concealed most of the time by the iconic blue work-coat with the Ford logo that are worn by all the female machine workers.

All of the ladies require 60s day wear – above the knee shift dress or skirt and work coat. Short 60s overcoats and macs make the scene for leaving the factory at the end of the day and some short evening dresses with glitter for attending the club in the evening.

Other characters include Harold Wilson the Prime Minister at the time, Chubby Chuff the comedian at the club in his loud checked suit and bow tie, Mr Tooley the boss of Ford in America with his loud American style suit and Stetson and Barbara Castle in her smart dress suits.

To provide an American flavour to several dance numbers, we have an Uncle Sam stars and stripes suit, American footballers and cheerleaders.

For more information on our authentic 60s and 70s wear suitable for Made in Dagenham and similar musicals and plays, please call 01908 372504 or visit www.admiralcostumes.co.uk

Tuesday, 11 July 2017

Vinyl boobs for Blackadder

When Edmund has a surprise visit from his puritan Uncle and Aunt, Lord and Lady Whiteadder, it coincides with a raucus stag party that he has to attend.

The hilarious consequences of attending both ‘parties’ in adjacent rooms in the castle, result in a drunken Edmund and chums wearing false boobies and singing rude songs.

Lord andLady Whiteadder succumb to the liquor and join in wholeheartedly. 

With references to rude vegetables and bawdy singing, Lord and Lady Whiteadder has become a popular choice for the latest craze for Blackadder 'Beer' inspired parties.

Blackadder themed parties are extremely popular this season, with loads of characters to choose from, there is something for everyone and it makes for a really fun time.

If you are going to dress up then go the whole hog with a fabulous quality Elizabethan style costume.

For the ladies, we have some lovely Tudor style outfits complete with headdresses and petticoats. Choose from a wench or lady in waiting, or go full out with an outrageous Nursie or Queenie.

We have Blackadder, the effeminate Percy, Flashheart with his huge codpiece and a rather sombre Lord Melchett complete with skull cap.

All our costumes are made from quality fabrics, like velvet and come complete with petticoats, hoops, ruffs, hats, tights and shoe buckles if required.

Because our costumes are mostly used for stage and film, we have many details that just aren’t available from most fancy dress outlets.

Vinyl boobs for Blackadder parties can be purchased as an extra, including the gold painted ones sported by Lord Melchett.

To order vinyl boobs or for more information on all our Blackadder costumes for all the series, give us a call on 01908 372504, we love to help.

Thursday, 6 July 2017

Fiddler on the Roof costumes

 In 1904 in a small town in Russia, life is as precarious as ‘A Fiddler on the Roof’ for the Jewish population who live alongside orthodox Christians in Anatevka.

Tevye the poor milkman tells the story of how Yente, the traditional town matchmaker, arranges suitable marriages for his five daughters, Tzeitel, Hodel, Chava, Shprintze and Bielke, against the backdrop of the anti-Jewish sentiments of a pre-revolutionary Russia.

AdmiralCostumes have some great costumes for this show with lots of suitable dark and drab clothing for the poor Jewish families and a variety of peasant costumes for the villagers.

For the wedding scenes, prayer aprons, rabbinical hats, Yarmulke’s and smart black coats are available.

For more information on our costumes and a costume list to help with your production, please call 01908 372504 or visit www.admiralcostumes.co.uk

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 www.admiralcostumes.co.uk, 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 www.admiralcostumes.co.uk 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.