Thursday, 3 January 2013

2012 at Admiral Costumes – a year to remember

As 2012 draws to a close, it’s not only time to look forward to the exciting year ahead, but also to reflect on the wonderful year we have had at Admiral Costumes.

We have met some lovely people, been to some fabulous places and have seen some wonderful shows.

We started 2012 with a move to our new Newton Longville store, which not only gave us more space but a large shop window in which to display our costumes and accessories. We have displayed many outfits and themes throughout the year, the highlight being our clothes through the ages vintage display by Ruby’s Vintage.

The new year parties gave way to the panto season with local am dram societies choosing us to costume their productions. We had several school productions in February and also supplied costumes for World Book Day, roman and tudor days in local schools.

St Patricks Day, the 200 year anniversary of Dickens and the 100 year anniversary of the Titanic gave groups plenty of excuses to dress up and this continued throughout the year with the Jubilee celebrations and The Olympics.

We provided costumes for a 1940’2 vintage photo shoot, which gave us some fabulous images for our website and pictures from our 70’s shoot at Experience the Country in Newton Longville were selected for Vintage Life Magazine.

We also held our own 50’s style shoot in a retro caravan supplied by Billy One Horn and had a masked ball and 60’s shoot at The London Palladium. Some of these pictures have appeared in Modern Vintage Magazine.

We were delighted to supply costumes for a vintage fashion show to raise money for Crohns and Colitis UK charity.

This year we have supplied bespoke waistcoats for barber shop quartets, an outfit for an Edwardian dressage competition and 1950’s usherettes uniforms for a private party at the Dorchester. We have also supplied costumes for a Christmas photo-shoot for a well known high street store.

Shows we have costumed include: The Sound of Music, Oklahoma, Babes in the Wood, The Wizard of Oz, Cinderella, The Birthday Party, Blythe Spirit, Ragtime, The Gondoliers, The Importance of being Earnest, Guys and Dolls, Allo Allo, Cabaret, Whodunnit, And Then there were None and Arabian Nights.

A big thank you to all our customers for their support and we look forward to working with you all in 2013.

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