A treasure trove of costumes on the Coast

One of the largest collections of costumes on the Sunshine Coast opens its doors in Noosa this September school holidays.

Little Seed Theatre Company’s new costume hire service offers a treasure trove of outfits, from gangsters to gladiators, pharaohs to princesses.

Little Seed Costume Hire is overseen by talented designer Leona Seib. The parent of an award-winning Little Seed alumni, Leona has spent more than a decade crafting theatre and dance costumes and says bringing together the collection has been a “labour of love”.

“We have high-quality and bespoke theatre costumes from a variety of sources, including previous Little Seed productions and the bulk of Not Just Dancewear’s inventory, which we acquired in 2017 after it closed,” Leona says.

“We have expanded and modified many of our costumes to suit the theatre environment, and continue to refashion, recycle and reuse our incredible collection of wearable art,” Leona explains.

Many of Leona’s meticulously hand-crafted costumes – Shakespearean Tunics from The Tempest, outlandish Ozian garb from Wicked and furry fashions from The Fantastic Mr Fox – are available for hire.

An eye-watering array of accessories are also on hand to enhance any costume – from racks of petticoats and crates of shoes, to wigs, hats, ears and tails.

“We can also modify costumes to suit different eras,” Leona adds.

A customised service is also available to help people on the hunt for that hard-to-find costume.

Little Seed Costume Hire also has an endless array of options for both adults and children looking for the perfect fancy dress party, Halloween or Book Week attire.

“We hope Little Seed Costume Hire not only offers a great service for people on the Sunshine Coast, but also expands local costume-making knowledge and skill,” Leona says.

“We have a series of workshops and working bees on the horizon and encourage people with a passion for costumes to come in and say hello.”

Visit Little Seed Costume Hire at 37 Gateway Drive in Noosaville from September or check out the Little Seed website: http://little-seed.com.au/costume-hire/