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  • We are the North Wests only
    dedicated TV and film costume house.
  • Costume hire from
    over 50,000 costumes
  • We can offer you 60 years of
    TV costumes and more.

Learn About The Costume Department

OUR SERVICES

Costume hire with over 50,000 costumes & full servicing
for all of your productions needs.

 

  • Costume & accessories hire.
  • Full making service.
  • Costume making room for hire fully equipped with a full size cutting table, industrial sewing machine & industrial over locker.
  • Costume fitting room for hire complete with make up station for make-up/wig/hair trials.
  • Client room with sofas, wifi & coffee machine.
  • Costume sourcing service.
  • Hire shop - hiring rails, thermals, spinners, waders, wet suits, wet weather gear, safety boots, hangers, warm coats, towels, dressing gowns, hot water bottles & umbrellas.
  • Supply shop, selling kit bags, kit essentials, haberdashery, Dirty down, breakdown supplies & more.
  • Reference library with magazines & books dating back to the 1940's.
  • Pattern library.
  • The Hub our costumier & stylist directory, we can recommend specialist makers, designers, assistants & stylists.
  • In-house graphic designer for designing logos, badges & prints for costumes.
  • Close links with embroiderers & printers.
  • Delivery & collection service before 10am and after 4pm Monday to Friday by arrangement, courier service also available.

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ABOUT

Evolving from Granada TVs costume store, we are the new hub of costume in Salfords MediaCity UK.  At The Costume Department we have 60 years of TV costumes and much more.  We offer a comprehensive costume and styling service ranging from hiring and sourcing, to making and customising.

Whether you hire from us or not, our dedicated fitting room with make up station and client room with wifi and coffee machine is available for hire.

To make your prep easier we have hot water bottles, thermals, umberellas and warm coats for hire.  In our shop we stock, Dirty Down, Kit bags, and many other 'on set' essentials.

Our construction room allows us to provide a fully comprehensive making service, with fabric, trimmings and accessories all at hand.

We also have a reference library for research or inspiration with fashion magazines such as Vogue and Harpers Bazaar, dating back to the 1940's.

CONTACT US

 

COSTUME LIST

Costume hire with over 50,000 costumes. Our list is not definitive, we are always adding to our vast collection, so please contact us if you don't see what you want on the list. Don't forget our costume making service too. We can make any costume - big or small - with our talented team of makers.

UNIFORMS PERIOD & CURRENT

Medical wear & uniforms

Disposable medical clothing

Paramedics

Security guards

Prison Officers

Forensics

Police

Riot police

Police Diving team

Police hats & helmets

Forces

Postmen

Delivery Men

Workwear

Boilersuits

Cleaners

Food industry uniforms

Overalls

Clergy

Graduation

Airline pilots

Air hostesses

Service staff

Milk man

Dinner ladies

Hospitality staff

 

CLOTHING PERIOD & CURRENT

Blouses, dresses, evening wear, tops, skirts, suits, trousers, waistcoats, coats, shirts etc for the below:

Period menswear

Period ladieswear

20's menswear

20's ladieswear

30's menswear

30's ladieswear

40's menswear

40's ladieswear

50's menswear

50's ladieswear

60's menswear

60's ladieswear

70' menswear

70's ladieswear

80's menswear

80's ladieswear

90's menswear

90's ladieswear

2000's onwards menswear

2000's onwards ladieswear

Contemporary menswear

Contemporary ladieswear

Crowd scene coats, hats, gloves

Fur coats

Other Cultures clothing

Nightwear period & contemporary

Bridal period & contemporary

 

SPORTSWEAR PERIOD & CURRENT

Period football shirts & accessories

Current football teams

Referees

Linesmen

Swimwear

Swim hats

Beachwear

Dancewear

Ballet

Dance outfits

Teamwear

Wet suits

 

ACCESSORIES PERIOD & CURRENT

Glasses

Watches

Uniform Watches

Jewellery

Handbags

Larger bags

Purses

Braces

Belts

Cummerbunds

Collars

Pocket squares

Bow ties

Ties

Fine scarves

Cravats

Wool gloves,scarves & hats

Football hats & scarves

Leather gloves

Lace gloves

Satin gloves

Day gloves

Evening gloves

Corsets

Petticoats

Underskirts

Bras

Decency Underwear

Tights & stockings

Socks

Leg warmers

Workwear accessories

Period & contemporary uniform accessories including badges, numbers & insignia

Fur stoles

Canes/ walking sticks

Umbrellas

Net underskirts

 

CHARACTER CLOTHING

Father Christmas

Snowmen

Gorilla

Lion

White fur rabbit

Salsa

Showgirls

Showguys

Cupid

Pink ladies

Angels

Snowqueen

Steampunks

Goths

90's rave

Mods

Rockers

Bridal

Carnival

Clowns

Pierrot clowns

 

 

BABY & CHILDRENSWEAR PERIOD & CURRENT

Period baby wear

Period & contemporary hats, gloves, scarves

Period tights, socks & stockings

Contemporary coats

Wellington boots

Period shoes & boots

Period clothing 40's - 80's

Contemporary clothing

Crowd scene coats

 

OTHER

Warm coats

Thermals

Towels

Wet weather Gear

Hot water bottles

Fat suits

Pregnancy padding

Fake six pack

Wigs

Period & contemporary feathers

Period & contemporary silk flowers

Period & contemporary finishings (buttons, trimmings etc)

 

SHOES & BOOTS, PERIOD & CURRENT

Uniform shoes & boots

Rocker boots

Pirate boots

Thigh length boots

Mens/transvestite heels

Dance shoes

Plimsolls

Trainers

Football boots

Converse & pumps

Slippers

Work boots

Smart shoes

20's - present day shoes & boots

White food clogs & wellies

Character shoes & boots

Wellies

Waders

 

HATS PERIOD & CURRENT

Uniform hats

Period fine hats men's ladies & children's

Workwear hats

Wool hats men's ladies & children's

Football supporters hats

Top hats

Bowler hats

Caps

Berets

Tiaras & crowns

Helmets

Straw hats

Trilbies

Caps

Other cultures headwear & hats

Character hats

 

 

CONTACT US

Email

info@thecostumedepartment.net

 

Telephone
0161 8720208

 

Address

Unit B, Sundance Court, Kansas Avenue, MediaCityUK, Salford, M50 2GZ

 

Opening hours

Monday to Friday 10am-4pm

Out of hours by appointment

 

Find us

You can find us opposite Media City in Salford Quays, Kansas Avenue is off South Langworthy Road. At the T juncion at the bottom of Kansas Avenue turn left, then first left into Sundance Court, we are on the left. We have free dedicated parking right outside. Can't make it to us? We have a delivery service before 10am and after 4pm Monday to Friday (charegable) or alternatively we can post items out by Courier

 

From Media City
It's just a short 5 minute walk or 2 minutes by car

From the tram
Alight at Broadway

By car
Use the postcode M50 2GZ for sat nav and follow the above directions

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