Here’s where to find costumes in Singapore for kids’ Halloween costumes, adult fancy dress parties, and every other festive occasion
It’s time to start thinking about Halloween costumes, mama, 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! Singapore is full of shops with literally thousands of costumes to choose from, so with a little planning, both you and your kiddos can be styled for every occasion, be it a fancy dress party or traditional Halloween trick-or-treating.
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With literally hundreds of costumes to choose from, you’ll be spoilt for choice, mama! From fairy tales and occupations to superheroes, anials and spooky munchkins, they’ve got it all here, for kiddos from age 2 onwards.
With more than 10,000 costumes for rent this place has a wide – and we mean wide – range of options for every age. They’ve got wigs, masks, mascot costumes, tiaras, hats, magic wands and fancy dress costumes for toddlers through adults. They also offer both rental and purchase options – because do you really want that Donald Trump mask to live in your closet forever? Book in a 30-minute appointment for a stress-free fitting, mama. Prices start at around $50 per costume.
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 tailor-make unique rental costumes ranging in themes from Bollywood and Disney princesses to super heroes and creepy Halloween. They also offer discounts off old costumes. Prices start from $100, for both kids and adults.
Costume Star, 200 Jalan Sultan Textile Centre, 02-28, Singapore 199018, Tel: (+65) 9636 7644, www.costumestar.com.sg
Conveniently located right near the CBD, this emporium has HEAPS of costumes for all ages, starting from super cute rentals for itty bitty babies up to every theme imaginable for adults. You can also buy stage-quality make up, special effects, masks, wigs and more at this costume superstore, mama! Truly the whole fam can get spookified for the season! We also like their easy-to-browse website; prices start from $30.
Costumes ‘N’ Parties, Havelock II, Unit #02-16/17/18, No. 2 Havelock Road, Singapore 059763, Tel: (+65) 6224 8742, www.costumes-n-parties.com
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, 3 Kelantan Lane, #01-01, Singapore 208625, Tel: (+65) 6333 9440, www.ccm.com.sg
This wholesale supplier and custom costume specialist really knows their stuff – they supply costumes to the likes of the Chingay Parade and National Day Parade, and mascots to the Youth Olympic Games. They also rent all manner of fancy dress and props. If you can dream it, they can make it, mama!
Global Mascot, 114 Lavender Street, CT Hub 2 #01-55/56, Singapore 338729, Tel: (+65) 6392 2792, www.globalmascot.com
This online shop offers 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!
Costume rentals for every occasion, with over 20,000 to choose from. Want to dress up as Elsa, or Queen Elizabeth I? You’ll be dressed to impress this Halloween. Rentals from $110 for three days.
Moephosis, 15 Shaw Road, #08-02 Teo Industrial Building, Singapore 367953, Tel: (+65) 6345 8731, www.moephosis.com
If you don’t want to shell out on a costume only to get a single wear out of it mama, then costume rental is just the thing for you! My Mini-Me is the go-to online store to rent or buy costumes, with affordable rates going at $20-$35 for rental of up to 1 week, compared to the hefty price tag of buying a costume that could cost more than double that amount! You don’t even have to worry about dry cleaning – they’ll get that sorted once you return it!
My Mini-Me, Tel: (+65) 9237 5402, www.mymini-me.com
Want to dress up as your favourite anime or Japanese manga character? Otaku House has an amazing selection of Japanese Cosplay (short for costume-play) costumes for fans of all ages.
Plaza Singapura, 68 Orchard Road, #07-13B, Singapore 238839, Tel: (+65) 6884 8414
Suntec City, 3 Temasek Boulevard #02-475, Singapore 038983, Tel: (+65) 6336 0949
Another mecca for cosplay costumes with a convenient central location, Pan in the box has a wide selection of props, wigs and accessories as well as full costumes available for rental and purchase, starting from about $40.
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
If you’re after a cheap costume, and you want it quickly, start searching Q0010, mama! From superhero capes and Harry Potter Robes to “Adult Unicorn Onesies” (all for under $20!), it’s definitely worth a look before trekking out to the malls!