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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


Guildford School of Acting

Guildford School of Acting, Ivy Arts Centre, University of Surrey, Stag Hill Campus, Guildford GU2 7XH

Contact: Vicki Halliday 01483 684967 For Sale

Oct 2014

Costume Clear Out!
Due to storeroom space, I need to get rid of some large costume pieces, everything in the attached document. I would love a little cash, so all offers considered, but if you want to liberate stuff for free, Iíll consider that too. Iíll be skipping anything left or not reserved at the end of this week, 10th Oct. Iím happy to answer questions. Please feel free to pass this along to anyone you think may be interested.
Many thanks,
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Posted 07/10/2014


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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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