Christmas Costumes

Father Christmas Deluxe Costumeview

Father Christmas Deluxe Costume

Elf Ladies Christmas Outfitview

Elf Ladies Christmas Outfit


Christmas Costumes

Do you belong to the “Tis the season to be jolly” brigade, who start planning their Christmas as early as possible?

Or, are you more like Scrooge with his “Bah! Humbug!” outlook on Christmas fun, where everything gets left until the last minute?

Whatever your viewpoint, here at Props & Frocks we can make your Christmas festivities exceptional.

If you want more than just the traditional Christmas costumes for nativity plays or local events (perhaps you are going to an ‘office’ party or need a novelty Christmas costume) take a look at the list on the left for other ideas & suggestions.

Traditional Christmas Costumes
We have a range of traditional costumes for the festive season, from a diverse selection of Mother Christmas Costumes and Miss Santa outfits to an assorted range of products for Santa’s other helpers. Needless to say, we also have Father Christmas suits for those wishing to emulate the Great Man himself.

Father Christmas – We both sell and hire Father Christmas outfits. Whatever your budget we have a costume for you. If you already have a purchased costume why not check out our range of Father Christmas accessories, such as wigs, beards, eyebrows, belts, white gloves, bell? The person chosen to represent Father Christmas may not necessarily have the required girth – in which case we have the answer – the Santa belly. There are even Father Christmas costumes for the small set.

Mother Christmas – Not everyone wants to go short and sassy at Christmas. Our range of Mother Christmas and Miss Christmas outfits, offer a more modest length and also have long sleeves and capes to keep you warm on those chilly winter days and evenings.

Miss Santa – The short and sassy Miss Santa is a popular look for those with an inclination for festive fun, and needless to say, there are a wide range of styles and designs available, both for hire and retail.

Elves – We have got some great fun Elf costumes in stock, for males and females, adults and children. For a more impressive look, we have a Mascot-style Elf for sale (although be mindful of the limited vision and enclosure factors). If you want to improvise your own costume, we also have a range of elf accessories such as ears, hats, kits, shoes (some with bells on) and even half red/half green tights.

Fairies – Fairies and Fairy Godmothers are integral to both Christmas and to several major pantomimes (another popular Christmas theme). As a general rule, with godmothers being a little ‘older’, their outfits tend to be more like ballgowns, rather than the tutu-based outfits found with the younger, flightier fairies. Although white and silver may be the traditional look, the essential wings and wands sets are available in a variety of colours. Our selection of tiaras may prove useful.

Victorian Carol Singers – For a more historical/classic look to your festivities, the Carol Singer concept can be popular. Admittedly it works best for a group, but at least, if the weather is seasonably cold, if you are outdoors, you are warmer than those who have chosen the skimpier options.

When it comes to Nativity costumes, these are usually required for children rather than adults, although we have found ourselves occasionally providing some adult costumes such as Angels and Shepherds for the benefit of an office Christmas party or seasonal fund-raising event.   See our main Nativity Section.


Victorian Christmas Costumes

Dickensian Gent Costumeview

Dickensian Gent Costume


Victorian Christmas

Christmas in its modern form was started in the Victorian era.  Consequently, there are many Christmas fairs which are based around the Victorian image of Christmas.  Mulled wine, Christmas trees, carol singers, cards and presents were all aspects that were popularised during the Victorian period and still remain with us today.

One of the key writers during Queen Victoria’s reign was Charles Dickens. His works looked at different aspects of the social tiers of the time and one of his best known stories is A Christmas Carol. This tells the story of the miserly Scrooge, who within one night (Christmas Eve) is transformed into a totally different character, through the intervention of the ghosts of Christmas Past (his ex-partner Jacob Marley in chains), Present and Future.

When it comes to costumes, we have a fantastic selection of Dickensian and Victorian outfits for both adults and children, many of which are in our hire stock. These include Chimney Sweeps, Dickensian Urchins, Victorian School children, Scrooge himself, various nannies and maids. Plus costumes representing carol singers and the like.

If you already have something in your wardrobe that might be suitable, we also stock a number of accessories such as top hats, canes, moustaches, gloves, wigs, pantaloons, aprons and mop caps.

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Christmas Party Costumes

Robin Hood Adult Costumeview

Robin Hood Adult Costume


Christmas Party Costumes
Christmas is also the season of the Office Party, but this annual event (highlight of the year for some) is evolving so much that some firms are finding it easier to hire in external expertise to assist with the seasonal celebrations. Some firms even have the ‘Christmas Party’ after Christmas because venues are cheaper and people’s social diaries are less full!

For the most part, these events may just involve getting out the glad (or glam) rags, so costuming may not be involved, aside from novelty accessories such as flashing ties or earrings. On the other hand, for men, there are some interesting suits based on the ‘traditional Christmas jumper’ concept recently on the market or for the joker in the pack, there is always the Xmas version of the morphsuit, and for the more daring the mankini or sexy boxer shorts – perhaps not to be recommended on a cold winter’s day or night!

However, the party might involve a themed event in the workplace itself, or going ‘off-site’ to a purpose-built all-in-one venue. If the firm is supplying themed entertainment, you might want to enter into the spirit of the occasion with costumes from ourselves – we have experience in corporate costume hire (and the testimonials to prove it) and will be pleased to help. Whether you are an organiser or party participant – just contact us here at Props and Frocks.

During the party season, females often want something a little more fun and flirty, and aside from the selection of costumes in our Sexy Selection, which range from Pirates and Policewomen to Brides and Bumble Bees, we have a diverse range of fairies with which to weave some seasonal magic. Alternatively, if you have got a favourite party outfit or ‘signature costume’ and just want to ‘accessorise’, there are wings, halos, wigs, wands and almost anything else you might need to create the right look.

Fairy Tale & Pantomime
Fairy tale and Pantomime characters are very much part of the Festive Season and so you might choose to dress up as one of these. We have a great selection of pantomime costumes for your to choose from, but as a general overview, the emphasis is on over-the-top and colourful. There is also an opportunity for some cross-dressing!
We have Snow White costumes in a selection of styles, or, this being a season where a girl can be glamorous given the right opportunity (and location), a Cinderella ball-gown can create quite an impression (and it doesn’t have to be returned by midnight). For those wishing to complement this Belle of the Ball, we have a selection of Prince Charming Georgian-style outfits, or if your ambitions lie with a different Belle, the heroine of Beauty and the Beast, we can provide this costume as well. Check out our Pantomime Costume Ideas for a wider range of fairy tale and pantomime costume ideas

Of course if you are actually involved with a drama group putting on a pantomime over the Christmas period, you may also require other characters aside from those already mentioned.  We have a lot of experience helping kit out various productions.  Aside from the leading characters, including the Pantomime Dame, one of the more popular requests we receive is for the Pantomime cow.  The two-person cow may not be practical for parties (although that does not stop some people), but it’s a must-have costume for many of the seasonal productions.