The first few months of this year has been a busy time for us with costumes being prepared for an amazingly wide variety of shows.
We have supplied costumes for several pantomimes including Old King Cole, Dick Whittington and Dorothy and her friends. These shows utilised a range of costumes, from kings to pirates, Dame Dorothy to an Oompa Loompa and princes to villager children.
It was fun to put together a set of gorgeous oriental and jewel coloured items for Hot Mikado, with the three little maids wearing Chinese dresses for one scene and 50’s dresses in bright colours for another. Katasha looked marvellous in a wicked stepmother style oriental gown with Chinese sleeves. The boys looked great in bright coloured suits and ties.
Bugsy Malone has been a popular theme with pinstriped suits and gangster hats and gorgeous 1920’s style elegant dresses, furs and cloche hats being used to recreate Fat Sam’s club.
A wide variety of costumes were put together for Dr Faustus ranging from Augustus the Great to a chorus of monks. The drama teachers were amazed that we had such a varied stock and could come up with anything they asked for, from a battered woollen cardigan to a red dress with belt and leopard print shoes.
Twist and Shout took us back to the early 60’s with lots of pastel shift dresses, an ageing Teddy Boy and some stylish Beatles style jackets, while Beauty and the Beast gave us the opportunity to get out the glamorous ball gowns, cloaks and facemasks for the masked ball scene, with costumes created for Monsieur D’Arque, the baker and professor.
For a versatile range of costumes and accessories for almost any show, please give us a call on 01908 372504. We love to put a set together and will source, alter or make items if required.
Costumes can be viewed on our website www.admiralcostumes.co.uk but if you cannot see what you are looking for then do give us a call as we have a massive stock of unusual and hard to find items.