around 1700 costumes for adults and children, plus several thousand additional accessories and props. At Antrix we go beyond
the limited repertoire offered by many internet sites and shops, who have to accomodate 'sell-through' stock. Our
collection has been lovingly added to, well beyond our 25 years in business, to provide a unique selection of items, which
can be customised to match your needs.
When you are looking for the right costume, it can
take time to find it. We work on an appointment basis, thus giving you time to make your choices and the freedom of coming
at a time to suit you. We do not open on Sundays, but are usually available from Mondays to Saturdays, including weekday evenings.
We may not have as
many costumes as some, but there is such a thing as having too much choice. After all, you can only wear one costume at a
time, and you will know when you have found The One!
Hire Fees, Deposits, Costume Lists
Most costume hire prices range from £20-£35 for the complete outfit, (the average is around £28),
although sometimes optional accessories or sell-through props may increase the cost. Costumes can be booked well in advance
of your event. A £5 (non-refundable) booking fee is required per costume, but this is deducted from your eventual hire
In addition to the hire fee a refundable security deposit of twice the hire fee is also required when collecting
For all services, payment is by cash or cheque (with bank card and ID) only.
Full Terms and Conditions of Hire
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In addition to renting out complete outfits, if the client already has the basis
of a costume, we can often hire out individual accessories. We also have a wide range of accessories and props for sale.
More information on Headgear
Badge Manufacture Service
We have our own badge machine and can provide round 58mm badges with 'safety'
fastening. There is no minimum order and we can also offer a one-off customised badge service, for when
you need to get a specific message across. We also have a range of pre-printed badges for sale.
More information on Badges
Aside from offering costumes, custom-made invitations, badges, etc., we also have a range of reference information
specifically related to theme parties and events. Although these were initially designed for costume and party retailers,
manufacturers and event organisers, they have also proved useful to school teachers and individuals, seeking information
on specific topics.
More information on Themes
At costumed events, it usually
helps if people recognise who (or what) you are - saves you having to explain! However, sometimes the character may not
be immediately obvious, so, where necessary, we can also offer Character Information sheets so you can be completely
at ease with your adopted identity.
In many cases we are able to provide
extras to the costume which might give it an added dimension - visiting cards, badges, support literature, etc., thus helping
you enhance the impression you make.
If your character/costume needs make-up or face/body paint, we can provide the
relevant charts or sometimes even do the make-up for you, either at our premises or 'on site', although obviously
this may involve extra costs.
More on Character Info Sheets
Face & Body Art
now many practitioners who specialise in this field, especially for childrens' parties. Antrix has for many years offered
a face and body painting service both to complement our costume hire service and as a stand-alone facility, recently adding
an airbrush system to our equipment. Click below to find out more.
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Payment for all our services is by Cash or Cheque only. We may also require evidence
of your identity.