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This fantastic journey and my business dreams would not have come true without the loyalty and support of my terrific customers.

Thanks everyone for the giggles, shared memories, friendship and support over the last 5+ years.

If you wish to enquire about any leftover stock then please email info@fancypantscostumes.co.uk.


Fancy dress and costume hire for the Newmarket, Ely, Cambridge and Bury St Edmunds area. Costumes, hats, footwear and accessories.
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You don't need to wait until Halloween to transform your look - social occasions are twice as much fun when there's fancy dress involved!

Family-run business, Fancy Pants Costume Hire is rammed to the rafters with everything from opulent Elizabethan frocks to retro 1960s trends. Located in Fordham, Cambridgeshire and serving Suffolk, Essex and Norfolk.

We understand that finding the right outfit takes time and consideration and, therefore, it's important to us that you never feel rushed as we help you put the perfect look together. If all else fails, it's amazing how a cuppa and a cookie can work wonders for the "uninspired" or the "overwhelmed"!

We really do have something for every occasion!


Fancy Pants is jam-packed with 1000s of costumes, hats, footwear and accessories, many of them authentic 1940s, 50s and 60s fashion -“ fantastic for events such as the annual Goodwood Revival Meeting or the Sheringham 1940s Weekend where you can step back in time and fully indulge your love for the golden era of British style and influence.

We also stock an extensive range of children'™s costumes from their favourite fictional book and movie characters to celebrate a love of all things literary to Tudors, Victorians, Medieval Knights and World War II evacuees.

Large, furry animal and character costumes such as the Pink Panther, Scooby Do, Sylvester, Womble, Gorilla - and many, many more - even a pantomime horse are available by booking in advance.

Special discounts for fund-raising events - just let us know and we will be delighted to support local charities.

At certain times of the year, for example, Halloween and Christmas, we will have for sale a vast array of affordable costumes and accompanying props - we will announce, in plenty of time, when we expect delivery, so that you can plan your party without that last minute rush!

Should we not have a particular outfit in stock, there's no need to worry, as we can generally source and order popular choices at very competitive prices and have them delivered to our premises within 24 hours.


We have available a wide variety of accessories to add that finishing touch to your chosen outfit, as well as props for hen nights, exquisite masks, various stockings and tights, wigs galore, hats and specs!

Do you need multiples of the same outfit, even if they are different sizes, for maybe a Hen or Stag party? Let us know, we will take the time to discuss your exact requirements and then have them delivered, ready for you to collect within 24 hours.

We have a huge selection of costumes for your stag or hen party!


Fancy Pants is located at 40 Carter Street, Fordham, Cambs CB7 5NG, opposite the Carter Street Garage. There is ample on-street parking right outside the door.