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Dress Circle Costumes


Contact: Helen Longworth. For Sale

Jan 2015

Costume Sale at Preston
Dear all
My mum is currently selling her costume hire business based in Longridge near Preston and the building it contains. They have been going for over 25 years so now have thousands of costumes, some original period costume and some they have made/bought. Also plenty of specific interest costumes like uniforms.
They were hoping to sell as a going concern but itís proving tricky to find a buyer so they are now most likely to sell the stock separately to the building on certain marked out costume sale days and evenings soon.
I am just trying to let as many people know as I can because you never know, one of you might know someone who has always had a burning desire to buy a theatrical costume shop OR, more likely, if you know anyone who might want to buy individual costumes or runs of costumes, then let me know and I can send you an e mail of the specific sale dates as and when I know them.
Also if this isnít of interest to you but may be to other theatres/theatre companies/drama schools/businesses/individuals you can think of I would be really grateful if you could pass this e mail on.
If you would like to have a look their website is
And I can also send an inventory if thatís useful.
Helen Longworth

Posted 29/01/2015


Kenneth Blowers


Contact: Please contact me on 0857037980 or msg me back.


Jan 2015

We are doing a play called The Price and I need the following items. Any help in finding these items, would be greatly appreciated.
New York city police uniform in 1968
A saber or a foil sword
A gun belt

Posted 14/01/2015


Sheridan McKenna found this ad on eBay


Contact For Sale

Jan 2015

There`s a large job lot of costumes on Ebay at the moment which looks interesting and might suit a group or club. Starting bid of £9.99 if you search for the title "Costumes drama dance job lot childrens". I think its in the fancy dress section.
Here's the link

Posted 04/01/2015


Imagine That Drama Classes




Wanted - Preferably to buy, hire would also be okay

November - December 2015

Jack and the Beanstalk December 2015
Searching for Jack and the Beanstalk pantomime set, costumes and props on a very small budget. Particularly struggling with the beanstalk and dames costumes at the moment. We are a brand new youth theatre who are trying to give something back to the community, all help/ assistance welcome.

Posted 29/12/2014


Harlequin Costume Hire


Contact: Bristol Commercial Valuers & Auctioneers, Baynton Road Salerooms, Baynton Road, Ashton, Bristol BS3 2EB.
Tel: 0117 953 3676 For Sale by Auction


Harlequin Costume Hire has unfortunately stopped trading, but all the costumes are up for sale at Dreweatts (bcva auctions) on 20/11/14.
Over the years we have accumilated and large selection of quality costumes from wholesalers such as TABIS, Le Picole Cose, Sandroy etc and also some unique individual costumes (such as our spider and a dragon!) and some theatre quality costumes.
I have shown some photos of the types of costumes available at the auction but there are many more up for sale.
If you google bcva auctions and click on web site, at the bottom of the page there is a sales calendar heading and link to view the catalogue (20/11/14) online, then click on the link 'shop fittings.fixtures and stock etc' section (our lots are 141-223). There are some photos online but not many so it really would be best to pop down and have a look (viewing 19/11/14).
Some of the costumes cost several hundred and there is a good chance to grab a bargin!

Posted 16/11/2014


Amanda Howard

Old School Hall, East Farleigh, Lower Road, Maidstone, Kent ME15 0JL

Contact: For Sale

Friday 14 November from 3pm to 7pm and Saturday 15 November from 10.30am to 4pm

Costume Sale
Hi there,
We're dealing with the clearance of a local theatre group's 40-year collection of costumes, accessories and props.
Click on a photo to see it full size

Posted 11/11/2014


James Madden

Reading, Berks

Contact: via Twitter @GymmyM

Available for Free to Good Home

Nov 2014

Crocodile & Ostrich Skin Handbags

I have some pristine croc & ostrich skin handbags from my recently deptd gran. Are there props companies who could use them?
I don't mind giving them away as long as they get used & not sold on.
If people want to tweet me if they're interested? I live near Reading & can drop them off as long as it's not too far away

Posted 06/11/2014


Shenfield High School


Contact: Wanted to Hire

12th Ė 23rd Jan 2015

Production: Beauty and the Beast
All main cast character costumes and any other ensemble accessories also
Any props/set too! Anything you have we would love to look at!!!

Posted 21/10/2014


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Make-Up Artist
I have recently became a fully qualified Make-Up Artist after studying Level 3 Make-Up Artistry at Worcester College of Technology and the areas I covered are; Theatrical, Fashion, Media, Casualty, Face Paining, Body Painting, Bridal, Day, Evening and Special Occasion. I am currently volunteering to do any Make-Up that Drama Groups may need for performances, shows or anything else! I am available to either do one offs or I can commit to groups to do regular Make-Up including at rehearsals and I am free most evenings to do this.
I am looking to build up my experience so all of the Make-Up I do wont be at any cost, as it will be a great help for me too!
If you know of anyone who may be interested please get in contact through this email address )
Thank you very much
Georgia Greene
Abi Thomas

Norwich, London

Contact: 07514305031
Voluntary Work Wanted

Jan 2014 onwards

I am writing to you to enquire whether there is any possibility of obtaining some voluntary work experience working alongside the makeup artists within your theatres. I am 18 years old and currently a student at City College in Norwich, having completed an extra year taking some additional GCSE's. I am now on the Hair and Media Make-Up level 2 Diploma course, following which I intend to apply to the London College of Fashion to study for a BA (Hons) in Hair, Make-up & Prosthetics for Performance.

I have attached some samples of recent pieces of my work which I have achieved single handed through hours of research and practice, all of which was self taught. I have had many compliments on my work including a retweet on one of my photos on twitter from a walking dead fan page. I have also been asked by many people to do their makeup for fancy dress parties and events.
I live locally, and would really like to broaden my knowledge by shadowing someone already working in the industry ( I am happy to do this on an unpaid basis).
I would welcome the opportunity to show you some pieces of my work and to discuss any opportunities you may be able to offer me.
I look forward to hearing from you,

Posted 08/01/2014

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