Need to know where to buy or rent fancy dress costumes for kids in Singapore? We've found the cool clobber from pirates to national costumes, princesses to Paw Patrol!
Dressing up is as much a part of childhood as splashing in puddles, refusing to eat vegetables and, dare we say it, picking noses. Pirates, princesses, pirate princesses: you name it, kids want to be it. And who can blame them? Being an adult is hard work, so we say if the little ones want to dress up as a dinosaur to go to the playground, let them! We’ve scoured the country to find the best fancy dress shops in Singapore for you to buy or rent costumes for the kids for everyday wear or at a themed party. Costumes aren’t just about Halloween anymore (hello, birthdays!), so prepare to give your dressing up box a major upgrade…
The best fancy dress shops in Singapore
You read that right: online supermarket Redmart stocks fancy dress picks at reasonable prices, ranging from Snow White and Spiderman to fake coconut bras. Who’d a thunk you could throw a pirate in with your toilet rolls when doing your grocery shopping?
Where: Redmart, online only
Children’s Costume Specialist
Fairy tales, superheroes and animals: there’s barely a costume request your kiddo can come up with that Children’s Costume Specialist doesn’t stock. Now if only it had the Spanish flamenco dress in our size…
Where: Children’s Costume Specialist, 140 Paya Lebar Rd, #05-10 [email protected] Lebar, Singapore 409015
With more than a few thousand rental costumes for toddlers through to grown-ups, there’s something for the whole family at Costume City. Dress your tiny person as Elmo, kit the older kiddos out as Pokemon and hire yourself a Disney princess get-up while you’re at it! Call ahead for an appointment and then dive into a treasure trove of fancy dress heaven.
Where: Costume City, Blk 203 (Wing A) Henderson Road, #09-03 Henderson Industrial Park, Singapore 159546
Costumes ‘n’ Parties
Looking for Star Wars, Guardians of the Galaxy or the largest selection of international costumes in the whole of Asia? Head to Costumes ‘n’ Parties! This one-stop-shop has all things fancy dress! It even manufactures its own label of boa feathers, costumes, steampunk accessories, eye masks, wigs and props. Find your perfect costume online or pop into the store for a try-on session.
Where: Costumes ‘n’ Parties, Havelock II, Unit #02-16/17/18, No.2 Havelock Road, Singapore 059763
Good ol’ Spotlight has long sorted us out with all our birthday party needs, art and craft supplies and homeware, but it’s also a hotspot for fancy dress costumes, too. Check out the rails of baby to adult picks that include Harry Potter, Frozen, superheroes, dinosaurs and tons more, all at reasonable prices.
Where: Spotlight, at Plaza Singapura, Dhoby Ghaut MRT Level 5, 68 Orchard Rd, Singapore 238839 and Westgate, #03-44 to 45 & #03-34 to 37, Westgate, 3 Gateway Dr, Singapore 608532
Customade Costume & Merchandise (CCM)
If you’re looking for outstanding service and a huge selection of costumes to choose from for the whole fam, then check out Customade Costume & Merchandise (CCM)! Rent costumes of any kind, or even customise one to your little one’s fit if you fancy. Psst, CCM even has a costume truck that is perfect for everyone to get in on the costume fun (when we can hold big parties again!).
Where: 3 Kelantan Ln, #01-01, 02-01, Singapore 208625
Ministry of Costumes
Ministry of Costumes opened its doors in 2016 with one mission: to deck families out in all things costume! Dress the whole gang in Alice in Wonderland finery, turn yourselves into a collection of superheroes or channel your inner magic with a Harry Potter-themed ensemble. Whatever you’re looking to buy or rent costume wise, these guys either stock it, or will help you find it.
Where: Ministry of Costumes, 203 Henderson Road #09-03, Singapore 159546
Toys “R” Us
While there may not be a huge selection of dressing up clothes for kids at Toys “R” Us, the outfits it does have are adorable! Little ones can let their imaginations run wild with a skeleton, vampire, Frozen’s Elsa or Anna costumes.
Where: Toys “R” Us, 10 locations around Singapore