Good quality props, masks, costumes etc - where do you go?

Good quality props, masks, costumes etc - where do you go?

7 posts
19 Dec 2013
ShootonLocation
Photographer
ShootonLocation
Good quality props, masks, costumes etc - where do you all go to find these?

For example, you wish to shoot an Alice in Wonderland scene, or replicate a master painting, or use outsized sweets etc etc

Is there a top end supplier? Anyone who makes to order? An eBay site? Theatre cast off sales?

I don't wish to make my own, thank you

Posted 19 Dec 2013
flashysnapper
Photographer
flashysnapper


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Posted 20 Dec 2013
DKirk
Photographer
DKirk
More of a chandlers, but have a look at http://www.flints.co.uk/

Posted 20 Dec 2013

I once got a tour around this place near me.They made sets and costumes for many well known films such as Gladiator ,lara Croft ect. http://www.armordillo.co.uk/Home.html

Not sure if they are still in business as the website has not been updated recently.

Posted 27 Dec 2013
dreambhug
Photographer
dreambhug
I bought a show-girl dress at a charity shop, I still use it. Charity shops can be a great source of props. I was thinking of doing an "Alice" shoot so I'll probably research on-line fancy dress, I often buy a size too big and use clothes pegs to ensure a snug fit - the camera never lies!

Posted 27 Dec 2013
Crippen
Photographer
Crippen
I've hired costumes from local theatres. So long as the costume department are not run off their feet (as they are at the moment with it being Panto season) then I've found them to be very helpful and friendly. It's always best to explain that you want to hire for a shoot, rather than a party. They'll worry less about damage or cleaning bills.

Once you get friendly with them, you might find them willing to sell off odd bits and bobs. For instance, I own 18 Nuns costumes, from a production of The Sound of Music.

I've also bought a few props and costumes off ebay, shot with them, then resold them on ebay. On one occasion I actually made a profit.

Dave
PS. I'm also interested in quality props if anyone has any leads.
Posted 27 Dec 2013
Edited by Crippen 27 Dec 2013
IRONBLOKEMAN
Photographer
IRONBLOKEMAN
Try Albemarle Scenic Studios.We make musical and pantomime sets.Have our own costume department-Theatre Gear,Tunbridge Wells.Lots of stuff made for Chessington World of Adventure,Butlins,P & O.Currently working on Scooby Doo ,QueenTour.Past work for Kaiser Chiefs,Lady boys of Bangkok and more.Phone [ removed in accordance with the terms of use].Closed until Januaey 2nd.e-mail [removed in accordance with the terms of use ]Check out Albemarle of London web site

Posted 28 Dec 2013
Edited by Chosin 28 Dec 2013
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