Secretly brilliant bits of London: Angels Costumes
Isn’t Angels a fancy-dress shop? Well, yes. If you recognise the name from your annual Halloween costume hunt that’s because this world-famous costumiers also runs a fancy dress shop on Shaftesbury Avenue. But its main business is making the clothes on the telly and the silver screen look picture perfect (and historically accurate). So it’s…
Inside the warehouse where costumes are made for Oscar-winning films like ‘Star Wars’ and ‘The Theory...
As Halloween draws closer, one North London family is busier than ever. Tim Angel is the chairman of Angels, a costume production company founded by his great-great-great grandfather Daniel in 1840. It has created outfits for films franchises such as “Star Wars”, “The Theory of Everything”, and “Bridget Jones,” and won 36 Oscars for costume…
From Star Wars to Downton Abbey: the oldest costume house in the world – in pictures
Since it opened in 1840, Angels costumes in London has been the go-to clothing supplier for theatre, and later for film too. Before it receives an outstanding British contribution to cinema Bafta on Sunday, take a tour of its gargantuan premises, including outfits seen on Indiana Jones, Lawrence of Arabia and more Read the full story
Behind the seams
One of the longest queues in London can be seen outside Angels fancy dress shop on Halloween. With more than 175 years of costume-making experience, award-winning Angels has dressed many of the biggest stars of stage and screen. An impressive array of vibrant photos lets us peek behind the dressing room door. From stills of…