Costumes For Drama Examinations

Costumes for drama examinations

Got a drama examination coming up? Do you need some costumes to bring your role to life?

Costuming the character is now an integral part of many drama and theatrical studies examinations. Gaining those extra few marks for interpretation is vital to make sure you get a high mark and gain your qualification.

Here at Admiral Costumes we can help you select an appropriate costume and accessories to complement your song and drama choice ensuring your examination success.

A great costume really helps to get you into character, a magnificent dress for example makes you stand and walk differently. A tailcoat and top hat cannot help but make you feel grand and a military jacket just makes you act like a soldier.

With over 75 rails of costume items to choose from, we can help you select a truly superb outfit to suit your part.

We can offer you a special student rate of only £20.00 per costume for a complete outfit including accessories like apron, hat, wig or cloak to suit your character.

So far this year we have successfully costumed, Fagin and Mr Bumble from Oliver, Fantine from Les Miserables, Laurey from Oklahoma, Christine from Phantom of the Opera, Amos from Chicago, Freddy from My Fair Lady and Don Giovanni.

Call us now to book your costume for this term – we love to help

Fancy Dress – your giant dressing up box in Milton Keynes

Fancy Dress – your giant dressing up box in Milton Keynes

Where would you go to get a fancy dress costume comprising of yellow tights, green shirt, breeches, pixie shoes, jerkin and leather apron?

That’s just what we’ve been asked for this week to costume a child for a school production of Beauty and the Beast.

Who would you call if you needed a 1920s outfit for a baroness in icy colours?

That’s just what we have provided for a murder mystery event with very specific character references.

We have a fantastic collection of all kinds of clothing items and combinations suitable for school productions, amateur dramatics, murder-mystery parties or for personal events.

Here at Admiral Costumes we are just like a giant dressing-up box, with a massive stock of all kinds of costume items including coloured tights, waistcoats, bow ties, hats, gloves, headdresses, belts and jewellery accessories in all colours, styles and sizes ready for you to hire.

If we don’t have what you require then we will either source it or make it for you at very reasonable rates. Items we have made recently include: striped waistcoats, polka dot 1950’s dress, tie, 2 matching chinese tunics, a child’s sheep outfit and a 1940’s style suit.

Give us a call if you have a costume challenge on 01908 372504, we love to help.

Fancy Dress To Buy In Buckinghamshire

Fancy Dress to buy in Buckinghamshire

A truly magnificent range of Fancy Dress costumes are available for you to purchase on-line from Admiral Costumes.

Choose from a massive selection of outfits for adults and children in sizes small to XL. Fantastic hats and accessories to complement the outfits can also be ordered for you from our on-line shop.

We post costumes to you as soon as we can to any address in the UK and to most places in the world.

Items ordered on line are usually in store for the next day and if you require multiple items for groups or shows, then do give us a call to arrange colour matching and sizing – we love to help.

If any of the items that you have chosen are out of stock then we always let you know and offer an alternative if possible.

With plenty of free parking at our store, customers in nearby Milton Keynes, Aylesbury, Leighton Buzzard, Dunstable and surrounding areas can purchase items securely on line and arrange to collect from our Little Horwood store at their convenience, avoiding carriage and packing charges.

A superb selection of fancy dress costumes and accessories can be browsed on our website

From adult and child costumes, through to wigs, masks, face-paint and accessories, there is a great selection to choose from.

Call us now on 01908 372504

Fancy Dress For Children

Fancy Dress for children

At Admiral we have some truly fabulous fancy dress outfits for children for hire at very reasonable rates.

We can supply whole groups of costumes for schools, youth drama and am dram and are also happy to kit out individuals – whatever their size!

We have all the characters from your favourite school plays; Oliver, Bugsy Malone, Wind in the Willows, Guys and Dolls, Mary Poppins and Grease. Costumes that we have provided recently are Mr Bumble, Nelson, Horatio Hornblower, Nancy, Eliza Doolittle, Maria Von Trapp and Rolfe, to name just a few.

We also have excellent Victorian costumes, Viking outfits, Roman costumes and Shakespeare style for those educational days that catch you out in the school calendar.

All our hire costumes are excellent quality and can be altered to fit if necessary. The outfit comes complete, with authentic hat, gloves, petticoat and other accessories if required for an all-inclusive price of just £20.00.

If you need a costume for your child for book day, historical day or a school production, then do give us a call as we have an enormous collection of gorgeous children’s costumes to choose from.

Give us a call on 01908 372504 and chat to our staff who have knowledge and experience in costuming all eras and can help you select a perfect outfit for your child.

We also make bespoke costumes, so we can run up a waistcoat or frock coat for your child – no problem and costumes can be posted to you anywhere in the UK

Visit – we love to help

30 Nuns Stuck In A Snowdrift

30 Nuns stuck in a snowdrift

What a week! The inclement weather has affected us all (including nuns) and created some truly bizarre circumstances.

Obviously our shipments went a bit haywire resulting in 30 nuns (costumes) being delayed en route back to us from Sister Act, but now we have been re-united, laundered and are safely out on the road again for The Sound of Music.

Our Oom Pah Pah skirts and dresses for Oliver finally reached their destination in Thanet, having spent the best part of the week on the M20 in Kent. Sadly this show had to be cancelled last weekend, but hopefully will be on again after Easter.

Then there was a school production of Guys and Dolls who had to postpone their production, but we were happy to let them keep the costumes for an extra week – so looking forward to seeing some pictures of this one.

Whilst Officer Crabtree and Michelle got stranded up north, John Proctor and Reverend Hale (from The Crucible) got separated from their ensemble in the depths of Cambridge – they are re-united now, after all the show must go on!

Beauty and the Beast and Gaston and his girls bravely carried on at Shenley Brook End, with only one performance being delayed. A superb production by all accounts and enjoyed by everyone.

Clint Eastwood bravely battled the elements and the road blocks to return his costume – so thank you.

It was with relief that Mary Poppins was able to collect the show costumes for her cast and with everything back to normal now weather wise, we look forward to Jesus Christ Superstar and the Resistable Rise of Arturo Ui going to plan next week.

Do call us on 01908 372504 to chat about your show – we love to help.


Where can I get a costume for panto?

Where can I get a costume for panto? It’s easy! just give us a call or check us out on line for wonderful costumes suitable for a variety of pantomimes.

We have some great dame costumes – lots of dresses and oufits in larger sizes especially for for Dames, including a wedding dress.

Look out for our animal characters, the wolf, the crocodile, goose, cow and all the elves and fairies.

There are lots of costumes to see that are suitable for Captain Hook, Maid marion, Robin Hood, Friar Tuck, Red Riding Hood, Tinkerbell and Peter Pan.

Need a character wig? Then browse or wig section for a great choice in panto wigs. From quiffed ponty tails for noblemen and princes, to Long plaits for Rapunzel, you will find something to suit your needs.