Bespoke professional costume hire
Book an appointment to visit our costume store, bursting with thousands of inspiring garments that can be mixed and matched to create unique costumes. Our collection ranges from original vintage garments to high quality fancy dress, as well as historical reproductions in a variety of sizes. During your appointment, our professional and knowledgeable team is on hand with expert fitting and styling advice. Check out our Instagram and Pinterest accounts for inspiration!
Forget what you think you know about fancy dress, you won’t find any packet costumes here! We offer high quality, bespoke fancy dress, hand-picked from a costume collection that has been lovingly assembled and maintained for over 40 years. Browse the rails and unleash your creativity or let our friendly and experienced team guide you to create that perfect look. Anything from the Goodwood Revival to Murder on the Orient Express - let your imagination run wild.
What our customers say:
This is the most amazing place! The staff are so friendly and helpful and there is such an amazing selection of costumes! My costume was for a Tudor themed party - everyone commented on what a good costume it was and I had so much fun choosing it! Will definitely be coming back here for fancy dress parties in the future! Thanks so much!
We hire costumes to a wide range of theatre and media companies, and corporate professionals. Make us your first destination and you’ll be surprised that our capsule collection can offer so much choice whilst costing you less than our larger competitors! We offer a free fitting off-site to accommodate a busy schedule or in-house fittings for smaller groups. If you are unable to attend an appointment to select costumes, why not use our affordable costumier service instead? Set up an invoice account with us for painless payment and benefit from a bulk hire discount on large orders.
Our clients include: Woodcut Media, Penguin Random House, Panavision, History Bombs, Shoreditch Pictures, BBC South, Winchester Theatre Royal, Nuffield Theatre, Capital Musicals Ltd
What our customers say:
Hampshire Wardrobe is always our first port of call for costumes when we're putting together a History Bomb video or show! They have an enormous range of costumes & accessories and the staff are very friendly & helpful. I cannot recommend them highly enough!
Bafta Award Winning, History Bombs
Workshops, talks and tours
We offer bespoke workshops and talks that can be tailored to your group or school.
We have worked with schools providing workshops for Key Stage 3 students with a focus on character costume design for their Drama GCSE coursework. Community groups such as the Women’s Institute have enjoyed tours of our costume store, followed by a talk and a bit of dress up! For more information on availability and prices please contact us.
We offer a range of educational resources and services to bring history to life in and out of the classroom. Let Hampshire Wardrobe help you and your students to engage with drama and costume through interactive experiences.
With a range of topics linked to the new primary and secondary curriculum, our educational loans boxes offer an exciting collection of costumes and artefacts for use in the classroom. By using imaginative role play and experiencing physical objects close up, education can come alive for students of all learning styles across a broad syllabus.
For our full range of topics, download our brochure:
Collections: Monday from 1:30pm
Returns: Friday before 5:30pm
To make a booking, please complete the online form here.
Loans box prices
|1 week||£20 +VAT|
|2 weeks||£30 +VAT|
|3 weeks||£40 +VAT|