Make an Enquiry

For further information, contact Howick Little Theatre: (09) 534-1401 or email: wardrobe@hlt.org.nz

Please include a contact phone number, the size(s) of costume(s) required, the era of costume(s) being sought, colour preferences, required accessories, the date the items are required by and any other relevant information.

 

Photos

  • 1900s
    2 photos
  • 1920s
    4 photos
  • 1939 - 45
    2 photos
  • Edwardian
    6 photos
  • Elizabethan
    5 photos
  • Greek
    6 photos
  • Medieval
    2 photos
  • Restoration
    6 photos
  • Uniforms
    2 photos
  • Victorian
    5 photos

Costume Hire

Looking for costumes for a movie, musical or play? Invited to a fancy dress party but don't have a thing to wear? Need a tuxedo for a school ball? Whether you are seeking one costume for a private function or all our 1950s items for a big film shoot, we'd love to hear from you.

Howick Little Theatre hires costumes to the following:

  • Members
  • Individuals
  • Not-for-profit groups such as schools, amateur theatres and groups
  • Commercial organisations such as professional theatres and film companies

Complete Plays (with accessories)

A Funny Thing Happened on the Way to the Forum (incomplete)
Taming of the Shrew
A Midsummer Night’s Dream
Man of La Mancha
She Stoops to Conquer
The Way of the World
Macbeth
Zorba
(incomplete)
A Man for All Seasons

Uniforms (with accessories)

Army, Navy, Air Force, police, firemen, ecclesiastical, educational, medical

Wedding Gowns (32”-38”)

1930s to 1980s, complete with head-dress and bouquet of silk flowers ($100, including drycleaning)

Bridesmaids' gowns (34”-38”)

1950s-1980s ($50, including drycleaning)

Miscellaneous

Mardi gras
Hippies
Peasants, gypsies and yokels
Christmas

Costumes of the World

Pacific Islands
Spanish
Scottish
Japanese
Chinese
Arab
Indian
American (square dance and country & western)
Russian

Women's

Gowns (1600-1990)
Capes and overcoats (1850-1980)
Suits – pants or skirt (1920s-1980)
Jumpers and cardigans (1930-1980)
Skirts and slacks (1940-1980)
Jackets (1940-1980)
Blouses (1890-1980)
Nightwear (1850-1980)
Petticoats (1850-1980
Shoes/handbags (1850-1980)
Hats (1850-1980)
Rock’n’roll skirts and petticoats (1950s)
Swimwear (1900-1960)
Fur coats/jackets/stoles
Crinoline hoops, petticoats and panniers (1750s-1850s)
Wigs, falls, buns, hairnets, snoods, crepe hair

Men's

Suits (1940-1980)
Overcoats and raincoats (1940-1980)
Tail suits (1930-1980)
Dinner suits (1940-1980)
Morning and cutaway coats (1900-1980)
Pin-stripe trousers (1900-1980)
Nightwear (1850-1980)
Smoking jackets (1930-1980)
Swimsuits (1900-1940)
Shoes/hats/ties (please enquire)
Waistcoats/cardigans (1940-1980)
Jodhpurs (1920-1950)
Plus-fours (1920-1950)
Jackets and slacks (1940-1990)
Shirts: evening and day (1900-1990)
Shirt collars and studs (1900-1990)
Beards, moustaches, crepe hair