Chicago Costumes – Chicago Schools Edition Costume Hire

Chicago Costumes – Chicago Schools Edition Costume Hire


Chicago Musical all new costume set
Chicago costume hire

The Thespis team are pleased to announce for the 2019 season that you will soon be able to hire this all new costume set for this fabulous show set in the roaring twenties.



In roaring twenties Chicago, Chorine Roxie Hart murders a faithless lover and convinces her hapless husband, Amos, to take the rap…until he finds out he’s been duped and turns on Roxie. Convicted and sent to death row, Roxie and another “Merry Murderess,” Velma Kelly, vie for the spotlight and the headlines, ultimately joining forces in search of the “American Dream”: fame, fortune, and acquittal. This sharp-edged satire features a dazzling score that sparked immortal staging by Bob Fosse. Note that high school and youth organisations may not produce the standard version of CHICAGO, and must apply for  CHICAGO: HIGH SCHOOL EDITION. (Samuel French licensing  link.)


Awards: Best Musical, Best Book of a Musical, Best Original Score
WINNER! 1997 Tony® Award, Best Revival of a Musical.

Time Period: 1920s Duration: 120 minutes (2 hours) Setting: Chicago, Illinois. The late 1920s. Features / Contains: Period Costumes


For more information please contact one of the team Tel: 0333 666 0633


Chicago Costumes – Chicago Schools Edition Costume Hire

LARP Costume Hire

LARP Costume Hire

LARP or “Live Action Role-Playing Game”

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It is often dismissed as “geeks playing with latex swords” but those that are involved in LARP describe it as a form of interactive storytelling or free-form amateur dramatics.

LARP is a form of role-playing game where the participants physically act out their character’s actions. The players pursue goals within a fictional setting represented by the real world while interacting with each other in character.

The first LARPs were run in late 1970s in the United States and focused on fantasy battles, inspired by table top role playing games and genre fiction. The activity spread internationally during the 1980s and has diversified into a wide variety of style.

Events are put on for the benefit of the players who take on the roles called “player characters” that the players may have created themselves or given by the gamemasters   The gamemasters determine the rules and setting of a LARP and may also influence an event and act as referees while it is taking place.

LARP events can have any genre although many use themes and settings derived from genre fiction such as Lord of the Rings or the World of Darkness. Fantasy is probably LARP’s most common genre and the one used for the largest events which can have thousands of participants ( A battle with 2000 participants at Bicolline in Quebec in 2005).

Needless to say that costumes and attire play an enormous significance in the creation of the character and the subsequent play .



We have at Thespis a selection of Medieval and Roman costumes which can be hired for an event if you do not want to buy all the gear or you are just “trying out” the activity. Our Roman costumes consist of a full metal Lorica Segmentata  with a Centurion helmet, reproduction roman sandals ( metal studded!) , leather bracers and leather apron belt with brass fittings. Please see our main website for further photographs in the Phantom of the opera show section.

As a Denix replica weapons supplier we  have a good selection of reproduction weapons such as Napoleonic muskets,Flintlock pistols, right up to modern replica weapons such as the M16,Lee Enfield rifles and pistols for sale or hire. Restriction may apply and details will be appearing on the FAQ`s pages.

New pages for the Thespis Armoury Shop and hire will be appearing shortly.

LARP Costume Hire at Thespis Theatrical Costumiers Ltd

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