My costume stock which I mainly used for Television and Film work has now been amalgamated with that of Marigold costumes, but I keep on building up the kit. Marigold are a costume suppliers in Wales and have over 85,000 costumes. They purchased the BBC costume making equipment which includes vintage accessories, trimmings, buttons and corsetry collected by the BBC over the last 50 years and all available through Vintage Marigold.
Soon I will be moving to The Green Barn due to the redevelopment of the site in Curran Road, Cardiff. The barn is powered by green energy and is a little outside Cardiff.
I have always read and collected costume reference books of all kinds along with historic reference books and vintage magazines. I have a big collection which I now store separately because I could no longer fit them in my house.
List of kit, just an example of what I have:-
Steamers both large and small
Printers both large and small one for on set
Stationary including labels and tags, paper.
Rail dividers and cards.
Umbrellas large and small and holders.
Small breaking down kit.
Large breaking down kit.
3 Tier box of Hospital, police and security bits and a flat one with sliders and badges.
Hangers and hanger holder.
Dress bags both long ones and my special shoe bags.
Spare empty big boxes and jewellery boxes.
All accessory boxes including Socks, tights,belts,hats,scarves,gloves, hankies, underwear etc.
Thermal boxes x 5.
Shoe equipment, polishes, insoles and tessa tape.
Haberdashery, tapes and buttons.
Sleeping bags, hot water bottles, hand-warmers etc.
Check bags and a selection of good handbags.
Laundry basket and stuff.
Small selection of dyes mainly reindeer beige, elephant grey and whatever Ive recently bought and some salt etc.
box of warm ladies flat Ugg type boots.
Spectacles metal box only and a stock of specs that stay in store.
Handkerchief and glove boxes.
Hanging Costume Stock:- spares
Warm coats for out of vision.
Men’s and women’s suits, shirts and ties
Men’s and women’s coats and jackets
Police shirts both white and blue with black trousers
Security jumpers all colours and clip on ties
Medical stock, scrubs and tunics and shoes and trousers
Selection of men’s and women’s shoes and boots….smarter ones.
Dressing gowns and nightwear
Selection of casual clothes for men and women like jeans, jumpers, tops.