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by Lynne Cargill (subscribe)
I'm a grandmother, a retired teacher, an avid reader who loves historical re-enactment, English Country Dance, writing and Op Shopping. My business is designed to help children experience history through school incursions.
Published March 7th 2014
I felt a bit like Alice discovering a wonderland of dress up
Today I was visiting Petrie Terrace Art Gallery and happened to notice a Costume Hire sign. So in I went.

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WOW! What a treasure trove. There are racks and racks of costumes jammed into a tiny space - costumes from every time period you can think of.

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Racks and racks and racks of every type of costume imaginable.

The Costume Cottage create costumes for children's theatre, new works, musical theatre, through to full-scale period plays. Along with reproduction and character costumes, the collection includes a comprehensive range of authentic vintage clothing dating from the 1890s onwards. Clothing can be hired by the public. See more here.

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Glorious costumes area available for hire.

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Cute cape for cooler weather.

I was given a tour by a delightful young woman who volunteers there. As well as costumes for hire, these ladies make costumes - in particular they were finishing making costumes for Pride and Prejudice. They are stunning; I can't wait to see who gets to wear the glorious, striped satiny number.

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A volunteer with a difference.

To my delight I also discovered they make to order. For years I have wanted a spencer [short jacket] but it is totally beyond my sewing skills. I've already gathered up my patterns and fabric and will be visiting those clever seamstresses to find out costs.

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Seamstresses tucked in to tiny corners busily creating.

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I need a jacket for winter.

They have two racks of clothes that are probably selling off at a garage sale soon so if you love dressing up, keep in touch with them.
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Why? Costume hire.
Phone: (07) 3369 1943
Where: Costume Cottage 206 Petrie Terrace Petrie Terrace, Brisbane
Cost: varies
Your Comment
lynne do they make men clothes too , it looks like too. thanks ken g.
by griff (score: 1|11) 2623 days ago
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