About UsEstablished in 1988 ABC Costume Hire Ltd in Berkhamsted Hertfordshire has grown in both reputation and stock in supplying good quality costumes and fancy dress accessories at reasonable prices that everyone can afford.
We now also have a national UK wide costume hire service so no matter where you are you can be assured of being able to hire the best for your fancy dress event.
We hire over 4000 quality costumes both for adults and children from our retail store ranging from vintage wear, superhero's ,original military uniforms,Gatsby 1920's,mascots for children's birthday parties plus much more and the selection is changing all the time depending on the latest film release or craze.
We also supply costumes for TV and film production companies,local amateur theatre companies,corporate event companies,themed weddings,vintage cinema screenings to name a small selection
Recent TV productions supplied for include Dancing On Ice and Big Brother
We also sell over 2000+ different products ranging from adult and children's costumes,wigs costume accessories,novelties ,manic panic vegan hair dye,decorations ,Venetian masks,Grimas professional stage make up,edit fashion contact lenses,prosthetics plus loads more
I don't carry every item of every supplier due to space, demand and common sense!
I will cherry pick the best items from the best suppliers based on quality and prices.If I don't believe I can offer you the customer,the best quality costume or accessory for a reasonable price then sorry I won't stock it !!
We are a small independent business....... "Small enough to care and big enough to cope !!"
The business, like many others started as just a hobby,making costumes for theatrical productions and shows but when the curtain comes down you have the question then of what you do with it all ?
So this is how it all began by the previous and very talented former owner.Costumes would be made,used for by local theatrical societies,schools etc and then rented out to the general public from then a private house.
After some years and costumes filling every room,loft and landing,the entire stock was then moved across the road into a small retail shop.
The story then continues outgrowing this shop and then in the mid 1990's moving to it's present location where we trade from today.
The original owner was put out to pasture in 2000 and that's where we bought the business and continue to strive and push through the same customer service standards and qualities that was the foundation that built the business in the 1980's.
So if you need anything fancy dress then you have come to the right place !