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 and 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! Here’s where to buy or rent fancy dress costumes for kids in Singapore. Your dressing up box is about to undergo a major upgrade…
You read that right: online supermarket, Redmart stocks fancy dress picks at reasonable prices ranging from Frozen’s Elsa to Spiderman, Transformers to Rapunzel. Who’d a thunk you could throw pirate in with your toilet rolls when doing your grocery shopping?
Redmart, online only; www.redmart.com
Children’s Costume Specialist
Fairy tales, ethnic costumes, 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…
Children’s Costume Specialist, AZ@Paya Lebar,140 Paya Lebar Road, #05-10,, 409015; www.childrenscostume.com.sg
With over 10,000 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.
Costume City, Blk 203 (Wing A) Henderson Road, #09-03 Henderson Industrial Park, Singapore 159546; www.mycostumecity.com
Costumes ‘n’ Parties
Star Wars, Guardians of the Galaxy, and the largest selection of international costumes in the whole of Asia, Costumes ‘n’ Parties is your one-stop shop for 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.
Costumes ‘n’ Parties, Havelock II, Unit #02-16/17/18, No.2 Havelock Road, Singapore 059763; www.costumes-n-parties.com
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 hot spot for fancy dress costumes too. Check out the rails of baby to adult picks that include Minions, superheroes, Toy Story, fairies and tons more, all at reasonable prices.
Spotlight, Dhoby Ghaut MRT Level 5, 68 Orchard Rd, 238839; www.spotlightstores.com
Ministry of Costumes
Ministry of Costumes threw open 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.
Ministry of Costumes, 203 Henderson Road #09-03, 159546; www.ministryofcostumes.com
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 doctor, emergency services, princess, fairy and pirate costumes.
Toys “R” Us, 10 locations around Singapore; www.toysrus.com.sg
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