Thinking about where to get the perfect Halloween costumes for kids? Look no further, mama: we’ve scoured the globe (and Singapore) for the best of the best!
With Halloween just two and a half weeks away now, mama, it’s time to start thinking about Halloween costumes for kids – particularly if you want to avoid having either the same off-the-shelf Elsa dress as every other little girl in Singapore, or scrambling for the picked-over dregs at the supermarket or Spotlight when you’ve left things to the last minute!
We’ve rounded up our favourite costume shops in Singapore below, but also wanted to inject a dose of creativity with our Top 10 Etsy costume picks, in case you want something handmade or a bit more customised. All of these shops ship worldwide, and with more than two weeks to go that leaves you plenty of time to order (or get inspired to make something yourself). Stay spooky!
Minions: so hot right now. While this trend is fairly easy to pull together on your own, we love this lovingly crocheted baby outfit (how cute is that little cap), while the girl costume is 1) ideal for the warm Singapore climate and 2) accommodating to the little girl who absolutely insists on incorporating a tutu into every ensemble.
We know you could eat your baby right up no matter what they’re wearing, but those giant sprinkles are just irresistibly delicious!
If you feel a little weird about putting your infant or toddler girl in a bikini top, this actually-quite-chic sequined skirt pairs nicely with any pink shirt, plus it’s got more room to move than your average tail situation.
We’re sure this one’s easy enough to find in Singapore, but particularly love the panache of those satin pantaloons in combination with the sequined sash. And the pirate wig/beard is as Etsy-riffic as you could get!
Superheros never go out of style, and with the rate Avengers movies are getting cranked out these days, we don’t see that trend abating anytime soon. But why be like Iron Man or Thor when your child is plenty special on their own? Bonus points for the matching wristbands, which remind us of Wonder Woman’s magical accessories!
True, these guys totally creeped us out when we first saw Willy Wonka around age 5, but nowadays any chance we get to see a baby in overalls just leads to cuteness squeals. We also love that the costume is made to order so you don’t have to stress about sizing.
There are lots of cute options out there for double costumes (Dr. Seuss’s Thing 1 and Thing 2 seem to be a popular choice), but we love the stark simplicity and (recurring theme here) Singapore-climate-friendly materials of this one.
Is anyone else out there convinced their toddler is part ape (it’s the swinging from the curtains and climbing onto chairs that tipped us off)? If so, this one seems apt, and we love that it’s short-sleeved for maximum breathability.
Not all costumes are created equal, and this gorgeous confection is exactly why you might choose to order off Etsy – what little girl wouldn’t love a costume made from satin and tulle? Plus take away the cape and you’ve got yourself a Heidi or Sound of Music costume in a pinch!
We love that this one’s made from breathable cotton and pairs easily with shorts. It’s also beautifully handmade – just keep kiddos away from chocolate bars until after the costume’s off and put away!
Where to Buy Costumes in Singapore
Muriel & Mai Play
Bored of the same old gendered stereotype that tend to come hand in hand with mass-market costumes, Singapore mama Laura Burrill was inspired to create her own comfortable, easy to wash costumes of a higher quality! Browse their adorable collection of capes, tails and aprons that are perfect for both boys and girls! Look out for details on their end of the month pop-up! A fab chance to grab a last minute costume, or get a head-start on next year!
Muriel & Mai Play, 28 Leonie Hill, Singapore 239227, www.facebook.com/MurielandMai
Children’s Costume Specialist
With literally hundreds of costumes to choose from, you’ll be spoilt for choice, mama! From fairy tales and occupations to superheroes and spooky munchkins, you’ll find it here!
Costume ‘n Parties
Hire costumes, buy stage-quality make up, special effects, masks, wigs and more at this costume superstore, mama! Their high quality fancy dress costumes are available for every age group; from newborns through to tweens, teens and grown-ups so the whole family can get spookified for the season!
Costumes ‘N’ Parties, 73 Kampong Bahru #01-01, Singapore 169374, Tel: (+65) 6224 8742, www.costumes-n-parties.com
Wide range of costumes for every age. Their massive range of super hero costumes will delight your little action star.
Costume City, BLK 203 (Wing A) Henderson Rd, #09-03 Henderson Industrial Park, Singapore 159546, Tel: (+65) 6270 1722, www.mycostumecity.com
Providing costumes for all ages, Costume Star lovingly make unique rental costumes ranging in themes from Bollywood and Disney princesses to super heroes and creepy Halloween.
Costume Star, 20 Peck Seah Street #03-00, Singapore 079312, Tel: (+65) 9636 7644, www.costumestar.com.sg
Quite possibly the biggest and most extensive costume house in Singapore, Customade Costume has thousands upon thousands of costumes to rent or buy. True to their name, they even make custom-made costumes for those who take their trick-or-treating super seriously!
Customade Costume, 625 Lorong 4 Toa Payoh, Singapore 319519, Tel: (+65) 6333 9440, www.number1costumecostume.com.sg
Rent top quality mascot costumes, fancy dress and props at this wholesale supplier.
Global Mascot, 762 North Bridge Road, Singapore 198730, Tel: (+65) 6392 2792, www.globalmascot.com
The ultimate costume shop for kiddies with a fantastic online shop that ships free to Singapore! From fairytale characters (yes, there is an extensive selection of Frozen costumes) and spooky Halloween ghouls to pop culture characters and more, Happy Costumes will definitely make little ones smile!
One of our high-street faves rolls our cute and creepy costumes for littlies at super affordable prices.
Pick up costumes, wigs, accessories and more at this small but sweet party shop.
Tanglin Mall, #03-02/03, Singapore 247933, Tel: (+65) 6887 3384, www.magicwand.com.sg
Lucky Plaza, #03-94, Singapore 238863, Tel: (+65) 6736 2428, www.magicwand.com.sg
Costume rentals for every occasion, with over 20,000 to choose from, you’ll be dressed to impress this Halloween.
Moephosis, 84 Joo Chiat Road, Singapore 427380, Tel: (+65) 6345 8731, www.moephosis.com
Amazing selection of Japanese Cosplay (short for costume-play) costumes for fans of all ages. Dress up as your favourite anime or Japanese manga character!
Otaku House, Plaza Singapura, 68 Orchard Road, #07-13B, Singapore 238839, Tel: (+65) 6884 8414, www.otakuhouse.com
Pan in the box
Another mecca for cosplay costumes, Pan in the box has a wide selection of props, wigs and accessories as well as full costumes available for rental.
Pan in the box, 6 Eu Tong Sen Street, The Central Shopping Mall, #02-51 Singapore 059817
Tel: (+65) 6221 3293, www.paninthebox.com.sg
Toys R Us
Singapore’s reliable one-stop-shop for everything kiddified. With a wide range of costumes, accessories and decorations, you’ll be sure to find something for even the pickiest munchkin.
Various locations, for full details, click here.