You’ll feel like you’ve stepped into the dress up box of your dreams when you enter the Wardrobe. The store’s bright pink interiors are home to over 30,000 individual pieces of costuming. On site they have a tailoring room used to customise costumes and create one-off pieces for local theatre ensembles and school productions. Each year, the team of super-friendly theatre buffs, seamstresses and creatives head to the USA for the mega Halloween tradeshows where they find inspiration and trends for the following year. They often buy base costumes and embellish them, so you won’t be stuck in the same Alice in Wonderland costume as the other guys/girls at the party. When you hire an outfit you get head-to-toe styling rather than a one-size-fits-all option. This is particularly great for intricate costumes like elaborate steampunk outfits and OTT period pieces. The costume room functions as a giant change room – one side for males and one for females. It’s lined by racks upon racks of ruffled petticoats, leather chaps, pirate button-ups, frilled Copacabana blouses, sequined bodices, fur coats, feather boas and everything in between. Just don't go looking for sportswear or kids’ outfits – this is your one-stop-shop for grown-up, bespoke, crazy costumes.
|Venue name:||The Wardrobe|
312 High Street
|Opening hours:||Mon-Fri 10am-5pm; Thu 10am-7pm|