Tuesday, 28 March 2017

Admiral Costumes at the Hollows



We have moved!  Admiral Costumes has moved 75 rails of quality theatrical costumes and fancy dress to Unit 2c, The Hollows, Winslow Road, Little Horwood, MK17 0PD.

Wonderful light and airy unit with roller shutter door for easy access with those rails.

Bespoke scaffolding unit is now displaying hundreds of costumes for all your favourite shows; The Sound of Music, Les Miserables, Oliver, Bugsy Malone and Guys and Dolls.

A new accessory room dedicated to the hundreds of hats, costume jewellery items, bags, gloves, period umbrellas and caps, makes finding the perfect accessories to complement each outfit easy.

Massive choice of period costumes including a superb collection of 1940s wear for those war-time re-enactment days this spring and summer.

We wanted to create a vastly improved customer experience and with waiting area, tea and coffee, internet access and heated changing facilities, we are so excited to get to work in our new environment.

The Hollows business park is easy to find and is only 15 minutes from central MK, two miles from Winslow, for miles from Buckingham and only 10 minutes from our previous location in Newton Longville. 

Our new store opening hours are Tuesday’s and Thursday’s 10 – 4pm and Saturday mornings 9-1pm. If you would like to make an appointment outside of these times, then do give us a call on 01908 372504 or 01296 714323.

Alternatively, visit our website www.admiralcostumes.co.uk



We look forward to seeing you!


Friday, 17 March 2017

Wedding Party



When Georgina Guest wedding planner extraordinaire decided to have a wedding themed birthday party, the brief didn’t end there - it had to be bad taste OTT 80s style wedding attire, with as many huge sleeves ruffles and bows it is possible to have. 

Competitive guests attempted to obtain the most horrific meringue style and frilly dresses with hilarious results.

We have had a wonderful time at Admiral Costumes helping party guests to choose a monstrosity of a bride or bridesmaid dress without stealing the thunder of the party girl bride and her partner the groom.

Georgina was not to be upstaged in a wonderful satin gown with huge lace sleeves and flower trim, with her husband in a black tailcoat, top hat and spats.
Peach seemed to be the favourite colour and magnificent satin dresses were chosen with hooped underskirts, rose trims and floral baskets.

Not to be outdone, a couple of friends went as a matching pair of floral bridesmaids with parasols.

There was no escape for the men who either had to wear a suit or smart top hat and tails outfit and a 6’ 8” pope added to the hilarity with his mitre continually scraping the ceiling.

At Admiral Costumes we have some fabulous vintage wedding gowns, bridesmaid’s dresses and tailcoats suitable for weddings and events. Many shows end with a wedding scene and we have a good selection of wedding attire from the 1920’s to present day.

Call us now on 01908 372504 or visit our website www.admiralcostumes.co.uk




Friday, 10 March 2017

Oliver Twist – A fabulous set of costumes for schools



Oliver Twist remains a popular choice of musical for both youth drama groups and secondary schools due to the number of young people required for the cast.

Costuming a large school cast of over 50 children can be a daunting prospect, but at Admiral Costumes, we do this all the time.  

Simply give us a call for a costume list for the main characters, highlight the ones you require, add in your chorus of workhouseboys and townsfolk and we can send you a quote.

We have a wonderful choice of costumes suitable for this show from Oliver’s collarless shirt, breeches and baker boy hat, the Artful Dodger’s worn tailcoat and top hat, Fagin’s coat and fingerless gloves, Nancy’s red dress and work clothing for Bill Sikes, all in a variety of sizes to suit your cast.

We have masses of shirts, waistcoats and caps to accommodate large school casts and can work to any budget.

Either book the whole set, just the main characters, or we are happy to provide costumes on an individual basis.

Call us now on 01908 372504 for more information on our costumes for Oliver and other shows.  

View fabulous photos from some of our recent productions visit our website        http://www.admiralcostumes.co.uk/?page_id=1114   

Superb photos below by Ellie Photography







Tuesday, 21 February 2017

Everyone loves a village panto



A village panto provides a wonderful opportunity to bring all the community together. Teachers, shopkeepers, parish councillors,  local businesses and of course lots of the local children all work together to produce a memorable production, making new friends and creating great memories for years to come.

How hilarious is it when you recognise the local butcher dressed up as a dame or the postman as Buttons?

Of course everyone loves to dress up and look either ridiculous as an Ugly Sister, beautiful as a fairy or princess, or scary as a wicked Uncle or Stepmother.

Pantomimes are such fun and we just love putting sets of costumes together for local productions that very often are written by the talented villagers themselves.

The children get enormous enjoyment and gain confidence working alongside adults as fairies, pixies and village folk.

Even with a limited budget, Admiral Costumes always come up trumps with suitable attire for the whole cast.

This year we have had the privilege of working with Hanslope, Little Gaddesdon and MiltonKeynes Village’s superb panto productions.

Call us now on 01908 372504 for costumes for your next village event.
Bespoke costumes can be made to order, but do order early for next year!




Thursday, 9 February 2017

Oliver Twist



Oliver remains a popular choice of musical for both stage and drama schools due to the number of young people required for the cast.


The well-known story by Charles Dickens, tells of the young Oliver Twist growing up as an orphan in the poorhouse. He is sold to an undertaker, but escapes to live rough on the streets of London pick pocketing and thieving. Oliver gets caught stealing from the wealthy Mr Brownlow and is taken in by him and his family.


We have a wonderful choice of costumes suitable for this show from Oliver’s collarless shirt, breeches and baker boy hat, the ArtfulDodger’s worn tailcoat and top hat, Fagin’s coat and fingerless gloves, Nancy’s red dress and work clothing for Bill Sikes.


We have masses of shirts, waistcoats and caps for the workhouse boys and can cope with large school casts.


For more information on our costumes for this and other shows, visit our website  http://www.admiralcostumes.co.uk/?page_id=1114


Call us anytime on 01908 372504 to discuss costumes for your next show, request a costume list or photos to aid the selection of your costumes.