About Us

A Post Office in a small village in Kent seems a strange place for a fancy dress business to become established, but there it was (in the basement) with about 200 costumes and a very low ceiling!

Having made costumes for local theatre groups for many years we decided to hire them out rather than just get rid of them at the end of a show.

35 years later and here we are, in a thriving business with a large showroom where we can supply almost anything related to fancy dress. How many costumes have we now got?  We stopped counting at 5000!!!!

Our range of hire costumes and accessories are suited to all budgets and we supply individual party go'ers, theatre groups, weddings, schools and corporate events.

With a large selection of retail costumes, accessories, wigs, theatrical & horror make-up, hats, crowns & tiaras etc and genuine Venetian masks there isn't much we can't supply!

This is an ever evolving business and we source products from all over the world keeping up with the latest trends.

We are a family run business that works hard making, mending and washing costumes but also having a great time with all our customers, because after all...... It's more fun in costume!

Marlowe Costume Hire is a member of the British Costume Association. www.incostume.co.uk

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