Mandinga holds over 700 carnival costumes, props and accessories, collated over 25 years of creation, in a dedicated archive space in south-east London. The collection includes many varieties of large and small scale puppets, headdresses, and complex and simple costumes. Many costumes are re-imagined and animated by hundreds of community participants in our partner and collaborative projects every year. Others are re-designed and form the basis of new costume creation.
A small collection of costumes and props are available for corporate hire, film & TV, events decor, float commissions, or to be worn by performers in events or theatre shows.
Previous hire clients include:
Pink Sky Design
Streatham Food Festival
North One TV
Ernst & Young LLP
To enquire about renting costumes for your event or performance, please contact us, and we'll get back to you as soon as possible.
Hires are arranged on a bespoke basis, and costs include delivery / pick up, costume / prop staff, and, if required, rigging time.
Please note that hires over the busy summer period (May- September), may not always be possible.
COSTUME SALE - 2018
We are currently in the process of photographing a large number of costumes that will be available to purchase in Winter 2017/18.
Collections available to buy include animal costumes and headdresses, musicians outfits, and simple costumes, many with a Brazilian style. These costumes, although some over 14 years old, are in pristine condition and available in a variety of sizes.
We invite you to register your interest in the sale, which will take place online, although an open day (2018 date TBC) will be organised for those interested to view the costumes in person prior to the sale.
Dates and further information available soon.