Annie Costume List
Please find below a costume list for the character you (or your child!) is playing in Annie. We do not expect you to spend a lot of money on these costumes – charity or second hand shops would be an ideal starting point to find costume items. If you are struggling to find any costume items, please let us know as soon as possible and we will help out. We will be able to make some alterations to items that are not quite the exact size or style, so don’t worry about being too ‘perfect’. Please also let us know if any costume items are too expensive and we will assist in some way.
In addition – all characters (except KS1 orphans) need something to wear over their costume for the outdoor NYC street scene. This should not be their usual school style coat. It could be a woollen over coat, shawl, thick cardigan etc (preferably in a 1920s style). Colour should be plain and dull. If your costume already includes an outdoor coat, you do not need an extra one for this.
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Annie - Ragged red dress (e.g. dirtied and ripped old school dress), laced boots or shoes, tattered socks, an oversized sweater/patchy jumper. Short sleeved red smart ‘Annie’ dress, smart black shoes. Red curly wig.
Orphans – Orphans should look ragged and tough. Choose from ripped and dirtied t-shirt, shirt or jumper, ripped and dirtied trousers, shorts, skirt, dress, smock, leggings, all in plain, dreary colours (grey, brown, beige etc) black plimsolls. Orphans should wear lots of layers as the orphanage is a very cold place!
Miss Hannigan – This style is tawdry and garish. She should always look like she has just woken up! Floral print dress, slip to hang underneath, stockings, large beads, floral satin dressing gown, court shoes/small heels.
Bundles McCloskey – oversized coloured checked shirt, deliveryman style trousers, cap, black shoes.
Apple Seller – Clothing should be suited to an outdoor seller. Woollen style jacket and cap, brown trousers, shirt, large jumper, fingerless gloves, black shoes.
Dog catcher – Blue shirt and blue trousers or brown shirt and brown trousers (which we can sew an emblem on to), visored hat.
Lt Ward – A policeman uniform or white shirt, black trousers, black jacket, policeman tall hat.
Grace Farrell – Grace always appears business-like but classy. Smart skirt suit and hat for early scenes. Smart dress for later scenes. Smart coat and court shoes.
Drake – White shirt, black trousers, smart shoes, black bow tie
Cecille, Annette and extra servants – black skirt, white blouse, white apron over skirt (short/half apron)
Mrs Greer and Mrs Pugh – pastel coloured dress (plain or striped), full white apron, smart black shoes.
Bert Healy – black trousers, colourful striped shirt, braces, bow tie, skimmer hat.
Sound effects man – black trousers, red shirt, black bow tie, braces.
Rooster – Rooster’s style is colourful and slick, but not quite matching – he’s the king of Easy Street! Checked jacket, dark shirt, tie, dark trousers, fedora hat, braces, moustache and, if possible, spatz shoes (gangster style brogues). Different jacket for when in disguise. Comedy glasses and fake nose for disguise.
Lily St Regis – Lily’s style is outlandish. Bright coloured dress, matching handbag and pumps, short blonde curly wig, beads.
President Roosevelt – suit, white shirt, tie, metal rimmed spectacles, blanket, black shoes.
Louis Howe – Grey trousers, white shirt, tie and smart, professional jacket
Warbucks – dark suit, white shirt, bow tie, cummerbund, bowler hat or top hat, over coat.
Stars – to – be – evening dress, long evening gloves, suitcase or hat box to carry, coat or cape, smart dress shoes.
Usherette – black skirt, black jacket with gold buttons and trim (or plain black jacket that we can add gold embellishments to), black pillbox hat.