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Posted: Sat 10th Sep 2022
Updated: Sat 10th Sep
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A Mold costume hire business is attracting people from across the UK to attend its quirky workshops where people can make a range of historical clothing, from Victorian bustles to glamorous 1920s cocoon coats.
Paula Cain from Cambria Costume Hire said she was delighted with the interest shown in her workshops, which are held at her business on Mold’s High Street.
The experienced costume designer and supervisor celebrates 10 years of running her business this year, having moved from Sealand Road near Chester to Mold in 2021.
She enjoys sharing her skills with a wide range of people keen to make their own costumes or clothes, including Peaky Blinder-style hats or 1920s-style cloche hats.
Paula, from Aston, has been making elaborate and ornate costumes for theatrical purposes for over 20 years now. Her work has graced the stage at a number of productions, from the Liverpool Everyman panto to various shows at Buxton Opera House.
She has also produced outfits for 90s Liverpool pop singer and Eurovision contestant Sonia, whose single You’ll Never Stop Me From Loving You hit the top of the charts in 1989.
She also regularly produces historical costumes for heritage attractions and, in stark contrast, glitzy costumes for tribute acts to rock bands like The Darkness and KISS.
Demonstrating her versatility when it comes to designing and producing costumes, her latest commission includes a range of plant-inspired dressing up costumes for children for the RHS Bridgewater site which opened earlier this year.
One of these was a cactus costume and another had to depict the life cycle of a plant, depicting the journey from seed to apple. Paula is currently making a children’s costume which represents global warming.
She has also produced a stunning Welsh national dress pageant gown for Hannah Hunter, who went on to win the Face of the World pageant held in Paris. She has also turned her hand to producing a range of Game of Thrones-style medieval costumes.
Now Paula, who has also been invited to provide the costumes for the 2023…
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