Monday, 19 September 2016

Carry on Nurse

It is amazing how often nurses feature in films, plays and musicals. Take South Pacific as an example of a chorus of nurses all in white US 50s nurse uniforms.
It has been such fun putting together some 60s nurse uniforms inspired by Carry on Nurse for a murder mystery play Sister Death, where it is delightful to see nurses as the main characters.

Carry on Nurse is set in the 60s with short dresses and little nurse hats with embellishments for the sisters and matron. Matron was typically dressed in a darker uniform with no apron and an almost nun-like veil.

We are so often asked to provide a nurse uniform not only for period plays, but for 40s events and parties. The long sleeved blue dress and gorgeous authentic nurses cape with the red wool lining and cross over straps is so popular for Goodwood, the Yorkshire railway and Poppy Line events.

Our WW1 uniform uses a long grey ankle length dress with the cape and a headscarf. These have been extremely popular for the many centenary WW1 events that have taken place recently around the country.

Nurse uniforms also make a popular choice for fancy dress, with variations running from zombie nurses for Halloween, through to sexy nurses and dames.  Children’s nurse outfits are available for school plays and youth productions. 

For period nurse costumes or fun fancy dress, give us a call on 01908 372504 or visit

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