The 2020 instalment of Halloween in Hong Kong is going to look a little different from previous years. But you still don’t want to be the only one left out in the dark without a disguise! So, if you were wondering where to buy Halloween costumes, whether it’s a cheap costume rental or your own fancy gear to own, here are nine places to check out in the lead up to 31 October!
For a costume that turns heads, splurge on something from Matteo Party’s huge stock of 2,000 items. Sizes range from infant through to adult XL; prices range from $200 to $2000. In addition to costumery, they also have accessories to complete your Halloween look – think face paints, wigs and funky hats. Plus, there’s a bunch of table ware and spooky decorations it you want to stick with celebrating at home this year. Matteo Party also has a great website to help you see what they have on offer, though do stop in to see what they have in stock.
#03–04, 20/F, Shun Hei Causeway Bay Tower, 492 Lockhart Road, Causeway Bay, 2342 8887
You really can’t avoid that wild bit of Hong Kong’s old granite stairway, whether it’s Halloween or not. Here, revellers on the skint side can find wigs for around $100, feather boas from $15, masquerade accessories and masks from $12, and a huge range of plastic animal masks at $50. Awesome.
Pottinger Street, Central
Conveniently located in the heart of Central, PartyLand offers a wide selection of costumes and accessories at affordable prices. Costumes are available for sale and hire and can also be custom-made with enough lead time.
B/F, 51 Wellington Street, Central, 9843 0638
Custom-made costumes? Check. Remy has a tailor on standby for those that want to custom make their costume or need alterations to an existing costume that doesn’t fit. You can send a WhatsApp of pictures of a costume you’re interested in and they’ll let you know if they can help.
firstname.lastname@example.org, 2524 8847
Fortune Costume offers a wide range of costumes for both children and adults. Adult costumes are available for both sale and hire, while kids’ costumes are only for sale. Rental prices range from $500 to $4,000 for a minimum of three days. Children’s costumes for sale, such as animal costumes, bumble bees and lady bugs, range from $200 to $700.
Get in touch with the HKAPA to see if you might be able to hire a costume formerly used in a production. When they’ve offered the service in the past, prices have tended to range from $1,500 to $2000 for a period of seven days.
1 Gloucester Road, Wan Chai, 2584 8833
For dressing the smaller members of the family in a fairy or pirate outfit, or as a character from Frozen, Toys “R” Us tends of have a bunch of costumes, and plenty of fun accessories. You can search the online catalogue first to find what you like.
Multiple locations in Hong Kong
How are your Mandarin reading skills? If they’re tip-top, then you’ve probably used Taobao to order things already. If they’re lacking, grab a friend with the lingo and ask them to show you the Halloween costume options on the site. You can get a quick overview of the kind of thing that’s available here.
Wan Chai Market
When a market also goes by the moniker “Toy Street”, you know you’re going to find some decent dress-up stuff, and that’s definitely the case here. You might have to do a bit of hunting though!
Queen’s Road East and Tai Yuen Street, Wan Chai
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