Heartland Costumes


Hi!  This is our “blog” page (sorta).  Anything that’s new at Heartland Costumes or that we find interesting in the musical theatre world, or our world in general, goes on this page. Our updates begin below this photo. ENJOY!

Jan Sullivan (Owner of Heartland Costumes) was one of the featured artists in Peoria’s “Arts Partners” month long salute to local artists.

Arts Partners - Feature Jan Sullivan

Although Jan is the only one featured, credit does belong to the entire Heartland Costume staff.

Heartland Costumes
309 Carver Lane East PeoriaIL61611 USA 
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Three new fundraiser products are being developed for us!

We are working with suppliers on new fundraiser/concession products for “The Lion King”, “Mary Poppins” and an additional one for “The Little Mermaid”.  This doesn’t happen as quickly as we’d like, as we get samples from the supplier, then have to work with the supplier to change/upgrade them to our standards, etc.  It typically takes a few months before we can get a new fundraiser available.  But stay tuned!  We’re working as fast as we can.

Little Mermaid Pictures

Centenial High School, Champaign, Illinois opens this week 10/3 – 10/5

Here are pictures from the first day of costume fitting:
Please note: This was the first night so not everyone was in complete costume, but it gives you a perspective.

Flotsam and Jetsam
Flotsam and Jetsam ready to strike.

Ariel, Sebastian, and Triton
Ariel, Sebastian, and Triton

Flounder, Sebastian, and a seagull
Flounder, Sebastian, and a Seagull in the back. (Note- the Seagull is wearing a modified costume. the actor was too large for our sizing)

Profile view of our Frog on a Lilly Pad

Mermaid Sisters
Mermaid Sisters – for the most part, in costume. Only one of them (Ariel) was wearing her headpiece.


Triton and a Jellyfish

Triton and Sebastian

Ursula and her cadre of Poor Unfortunate Souls – The Poor Unfortunate Souls manipulate Ursula’s tentacles on puppet sticks – very creepy.

Poor Ariel, can you imagine how creepy it is to have Ursula’s tentacles pawing at her?

Tours at Heartland Costumes

Today, we had groups take a tour of our facility from two different Retirement Centers:

  • The Grand Victorian – Washington, IL
  • Lutheran Hillside Village – Peoria, IL

Here are snaps of the two groups. The high point of the tour: Each visitor was treated to a light up rose.

Tour group 1 - Lutheran Village
Tour group 1 - Lutheran Village

Tour group 2 - Grand Victorian
Tour group 2 - Grand Victorian