Inside the warehouse where costumes are made for Oscar-winning films like ‘Star Wars’ and ‘The Theory of Everything’

Posted 01.12.2016


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 design. In February 2016, the firm won a BAFTA for Outstanding British Contribution to Cinema.

Now, the company has started working with Netflix. Angels is currently producing costumes for “Darkest Hour,” a Netflix Original series charting the life of Sir Winston Churchill, which the website plans to release in 2017.

“It’s a very sexy business,” Angel told Business Insider. The company is split into two branches; Angels Costumes — which supplies clothing to the entertainment industry — and Angels Fancy Dress, which sells and rents costumes to the general public.

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