Wednesday, 19 October 2016

Oklahoma Costumes

Everyone loves Oklahoma the first musical written by Rodgers and Hammerstein based on the play by Lynn Riggs, ‘Green grow the Lilacs’.

Set in a town called Claremore in Oklahoma territory the tale is of the romance between Cowboy Curly McClean and farm girl Laurey Williams, and Will Parker and Ado Annie.

This is a great opportunity for the cast to wear lots of cowboy style clothes, checked shirts, leather jackets, stetsons, dungarees, cowboy boots and of course gun belts and spurs.

The girls have long dresses in keeping with the period in gingham checks, petticoats and bonnets, with some lovely posh frocks and wedding dresses for the final scene.

Other characters include Jud Fry, the hired farm hand, Aunt Eller, Ali Hakim a Persian peddler and Gertie the farm girl.

For an excellent selection of gingham wear and extensive choice of leather waistcoats, chaps and wild western clothing, call us at Admiral Costumes for more information and a costume list.

Friday, 14 October 2016

Strictly Admiral

Movie Night on the third week of BBC’s Strictly Come Dancing competition saw our Sound of Music curtain costumes feature in the opening sequence.

Our gypsy blouses teamed with skirts and headscarves made from floral curtain fabric were worn by glamorous contestants Claudia Fragapane and Louise Redknapp, whilst the boys Ore Oduba and Danny Mac looked as gorgeous as ever in frilly shirts and lederhosen in matching floral print.

Although on set for just a few seconds, it was truly fabulous to see our costumes in action and worn by the stars.

Ore in particular loved the lederhosen ‘I didn’t want to take it off!’ he tweeted.

For more information on our Sound of Music costumes for stage and film, visit or call us on 01908 372504

Thursday, 6 October 2016

My Fair Lady

The fabulous musical My Fair Lady is based on ‘Pygmalion’ by George Bernard Shaw and tells the rags to riches story of Eliza Doolittle a cockney flower girl who undertakes speech lessons with Professor Henry Higgins.

The rather pompous Colonel Pickering makes a bet with the professor that Eliza will never be able to pass as a refined Victorian lady, but she fools them all including young aristocrat Freddy Eynsford, who falls madly in love with her.

At Admiral Costumes we have an excellent range of quality Victorian wear suitable for this production. Lovely costumes for the poor market traders, cockney flower girls and barrow boys to the refined ladies and gents.

We have a superb selection of black and white ladies dresses, skirts and tops with matching hats and parasols for the Ascot scene, with grey top hat and tails for the gents in all sizes.

For more information on our Victorian wear and costumes for My Fair Lady call us on 01908 372504 or visit

Tuesday, 4 October 2016

Halloween costumes – top quality for dramatic effect

There are Halloween costumes and then there are Halloween costumes.

If you need a quality costume for a Halloween ball, ghost walk, event or a spooky show like Macbeth or The Adams family, then come to Admiral Costumes costumiers for a truly superb outfit.

Our customers love to select a completely unique and bespoke outfit from our extensive collection of cloaks, tunics, gowns and hoods.

For vampiresses we have some suitable ball gowns, thigh length boots and short cloaks. Our wizards can be glittery or scary.

Any of our military wear can be zombiefied and we have some old wedding dresses that look great with some cobwebs. Pirates, surgeons, even ghost cowboys can be created with some imagination.

Also in store is a selection of scars, blood, masks and facepaints to create your very own style.

Dare to be different and call us now on 01908 372504 to reserve your outfit or to order accessories for your event.

Monday, 3 October 2016

Oktoberfest costumes

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

The Munich Oktoberfest starts on 17th September with the largest beer festival in the world, but this year we can enjoy a German Oktoberfest here in the UK at the Canary Wharf and other locations in London.

This year there are festivals here in Milton Keynes with a 3 day event in Kiln Farm and Oktoberfest in Stony on 29th October.

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.