Hello and welcome to Clothears Costumes, please feel free to browse around and ask any questions. Clothears Costumes was started in 2006 and is owned and run by Alison (that’s me) and Jude.
This team of two still hand craft almost every part that leaves our workshop and any pieces that need to be produced for us are carefully overseen by us and crafted in small quantities by trusted artisans. Every stage of a costumes creation is handled personally by us from discussions with the client, through exhaustive research and construction to packaging and after sales, this is the only way that we can guarantee that a Clothears costume is something special that you will be proud to wear for many years.
So why ‘Clothears’? It’s a term that originated, like us, in the North West of England. Back in the industrial revolution, workers in the cotton mills soon became hard of hearing due to their noisy working environment and such people subsequently became known as having ‘cloth ears’. Later, it became an affectionate term for children who didn’t listen to their parents, which probably explains why my dad used to say it to me so frequently!
As you browse our site, you will see many of our costumes modelled by a quirky little character with unusually large ears. We get asked all the time whether it’s a rabbit or a mouse. The truth is it started as a bushbaby but now it’s just Clothears, the personification of what our company is all about. And, while it may look weird to have Emperor Palpatine proudly displaying a pair of oversized, checkered ears, you’re sure to remember it, right?
So have fun exploring our site and if you have any questions or comments to make, please feel free to get in touch. firstname.lastname@example.org