by Miss Cakehead in Cool Travel on Monday 31 January 2011

Prangsta Costumiers is a one-of-a-kind costume hire store. Indeed, stepping through its doors is often compared to entering into a real-life fairytale. The store’s owner, Melanie Wilson, has carved out a niche for herself that has even seen her costumes appear in Vogue, and worn by artists such as Damien Hirst.

Uniquely, Wilson styles every element of the costume, with no two hires ever the same. True to its roots, the trademark style of Prangsta comes from the collection of discarded vintage garments which Wilson recycles into wondrous new creations. The shop originally formed to rally against the waste that she saw in the fashion industry.