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Regency Attire:
2. Hiring Your Costume

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Be careful - many who offer costumes for hire will rent you what they have rather than what is authentic to our period. Often they may not know the difference. You will want authentic historical attire and not fancy dress, so you need to understand what you want and what it looks like before you approach them..


Some of our Visitors have suggested the following -
Aladdin's Cave, Leamington Spa
Wide range of costumes including Georgian and Regency
Angels the Costumiers, London
Can be expensive
fantastic costumes,really great prices too!
Bath Theatrical Costume Hire
Amazing range of costumes for all types of event and very good selection in each category. Wonderful service and great fun. A family business run by true enthusiasts. Reasonable prices and all accessories included.
Complete Costumes, Kidderminster
I recently hired a Regency style gown from Complete Costumes and recommend them to your site. Their prices are very reasonable and service is excellent
Costume Hire Direct
A good selection of Men's and Ladies' Regency costume - some good - some fancy dress
Costume Studio Ltd, London
I started using this company 10 years ago and I still continue to use them when I have an event that requires a really good constume that is authentic and well made.
Farthingales, Bath
Large stock of men's and ladies' Regency Costume
Gentlemen\'s Emporium / Ladies\' Emporium
there's not a great deal Regency, but what there is does well
Hampshire Wardrobe
Some ladies' Regency style gowns
Larger than Life
Reasonable price, good quality and the owner is lovely and very obliging.

Based in Bromley (Greater London)
Mrs Papendick
off the peg and bespoke Regency garments.
National Theatre Costume Hire
Beautifully made costumes from previous National Theatre productions. Mainly smaller sizes 10-12. Competative prices for proper costumes.
Recollections, Michigan
clothes are well-made and not expensive

We are always looking to expand our lists, for the benefit of everybody.

If you have tried other sources and found them succesful, please add them to our list and tell us of your experiences - the good, the bad and the ugly!


Note 1: All information is provided by in good faith from information provided by visitors to this site. cannot accept responsibility for the accuracy of any information or the suitability of any goods on offer

Note 2: If you think any of the information is incorrect or should not be listed here, please email the The Editors at




Regency Attire:
2. Hiring Your Costume

Go to Related Pages:
What shall I wear?
Purchase a costume
Make your costume