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 - 2021
We are currently in the process of photographing a large number of costumes that will be available to purchase in Winter 2021.
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.
Dates and further information available soon.