Halloween in Hong Kong is here again, and you won’t want to be left out in the dark without a disguise! If you were wondering where to get a Halloween costume – whether it’s a cheap costume rental or your own fancy gear to buy – here are a dozen places to check out in the lead up to 31 October. (There’s a Squid Game-inspired tracksuit-and-mask combo with your name on it!)
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, there are accessories to complete your Halloween look – think face paints, wigs and funky hats. Plus, there’s a bunch of table ware and spooky decorations if you’re celebrating at home this year. Check the website to see what they have on offer first, though do stop in to see what they have in stock.
#03–04, 20/F, Shun Hei Causeway Bay Tower, 492 Lockhart Road, Causeway Bay2342 8887 | matteoparty.com
The team at PartyFunHouse love a party; they started a costume store when they got sick of searching in vain for cool creative gear to wear to themed parties. Needless to say, there are plenty of unique offerings here – and it’s more than just costumes; think party supplies, drinking games, champagne sprayers and more. Outfits include onesies, inflatables, flight suits, classic looks – and a whole category dedicated to the aforementioned Squid Game!
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
Fun e Costume
When the Facebook banner for a costume store includes six women dressed as giant Crayola pencils and a man dressed as a glass of beer, you know your hunt for Halloween gold has been successful. This store sells a wide range of party costumes and fun accessories from trick-or-treat bags to fake tattoos and beards, and Potter-style magic wands.
Room 33, C10–11, 1/F, Block C, Hong Kong Industrial Centre, 489-491 Castle Peak Road, Lai Chi Kok
9075 3530 | facebook.com/funecostumes
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 | partylandcentral.com
Of course, there’s a third option beyond renting or buying a costume. And that’s making one yourself! If you think you’ve got the crafting chops to make a half-decent pirate suit or Disney princess, Head to Artland to source all the supplies you need. There’s fabric, paint, glitter, face paint and other arty bits and bobs galore.
3/F, Lockhart Centre, 301-307 Lockhart Road, Wan Chai
2511 4845 | artland.com.hk
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.
Unit B02, 10/F, Kwai Shing Industry Building, Stage 1, 36-46 Tai Lin Pai Road, Kwai Chung, New Territories
2524 8847 | remyfashion.com
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.
Room 202, 2/F, 23 Hillwood Road, Tsim Sha Tsui
9149 4485 | fortunecostume.com
We reckon tracksuits are going to be key for Halloween 2021, and YmeHouse has them in every permutation. If you’re keen for a newer version, try a red Money Heist get-up, or a pink Squid Game look. Or, keep things retro with the yellow Uma-Thurman-in-Kill-Bill variety. There’s loads more to find at YmeHouse, too, with just about every costume category under the sun.
WhatsApp: 6180 8328 | ymehouse.com
Academy of Performing Arts Costume Department
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 | hkapa.edu
Toys “R” Us
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
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! Keep in mind, too, that you’re quite likely to find similar cheap-and-cheerful costumes and Halloween paraphernalia (from plastic Dracula’s teeth to pumpkin-shaped trick-or-treat buckets) in lots of local stationery shops across HK.
Queen’s Road East and Tai Yuen Street, Wan Chai
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