Hornchurch fancy dress shop owner giving away hundreds of costumes

Harlequin Fancy Dress shop owner Paul Massarella with the costumes at his shop. Picture Sandra Rowse

Harlequin Fancy Dress shop owner Paul Massarella with the costumes at his shop. Picture Sandra Rowse. - Credit: Archant

by Paul Joyce


Would you like to relive Tudor times, or live long and prosper in Star Trek-themed uniforms, or have the urge to dance like MC Hammer?

You can dress as your favourite character after a fancy dress shop in Hornchurch decided to give away or sell most of its costumes.

Owner of Harlequin Fancy Dress shop, Paul Massarella, is refreshing his stock and is looking for suitable homes for some of the older costumes.

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They include Victorian, Tudor, cowboy and Indian outfits, or clothes from the 1950s to 1970s plus popular outfits including MC Hammer and sci-fi themed outfits such as Star Trek.

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Paul said: “Ideally we’d like to be giving these outfits to establishments that can make good use of them – schools, drama groups and similar productions that could benefit from the outfits. There’s nothing wrong with any of them, we’re just updating our stock to get the new 2013 clothes and accessories.”

Usually renting and hiring for £20 per adult costume or £10 per child, Mr Massarella will be selling certain outfits for half their normal price, and giving away many – first come, first served.

There will also be other accessories available, including different styles of shoes.

For information contact Paul on 01708 733469, or visit his shop at 71 Park Lane, Hornchurch.

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