Searching for Halloween costumes for kids? Here’s where to find almost any type of costume and accessory you can rent or buy.
This is the place for career costumes if your child wants to dress up as a police officer, soldier, doctor, nurse or pilot. You will also find fantasy characters like princesses, queens, kings, fairies and pirates. It also stocks a range of props including swords, crons, masks, colourful wigs, capes and more.
Premium costumes are usually more detailed, and include head-to-toe components like the wig, hat or mask, shoes and relevant props or accessories.
How much: $35 and up to rent a standard costume, $50 and up to rent a premium costume. Rental period is three days and a security deposit equivalent to the rental fee is required . The company dry-cleans every item after use.
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Customade Costume and Merchandise
You will find career, superhero, villain and international-or-cultural themed costumes here, plus accessories like face pain and makeup, pirate vests, fairy wings, witch hats, animal ears, superhero masks, vampire capes and so on.
It has its own production team, so if your little one wants to wear something unique, you can customise the design and material. Such orders take about four weeks; pay more if you need express service.
How much: $30 to $40 rental per set, 25 per cent discount if you only need the costume for one day, customisation prices vary according to the complexity of the costume, materials used and time required. A refundable deposit of $50 is required. Alteration services are provided depending on the material of the costume. It has an in-house laundry department.
Find out more: www.ccm.com.sg
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You’ll find ensembles for movie characters, scary characters, superheroes, as well as princes and princesses here. There are also cultural-themed costumes, and retro or futuristic ones.
How much: $50 and up rental per costume. Items need to be reserved in advance and a deposit is required. The shop does custom orders too. It launders and disinfects all its outfits when they are returned.
Find out more: www.awesomecostumes.com.sg
You will find animal, fairy, princess, superhero, and character ones – think the Incredible Hulk, iron Man, Captain America, Robin Hood, Red Riding Hood and Spiderman. It also carries matching family sets.
How much: From $5 for three days of rental. Alteration services are available and a security deposit (ranging from $10-$90) is required. All costumes are either hand-washed or dry-cleaned before use.
Find out more: www.mycostumecity.com
Costumes N Parties
This shop specialises in costumes of superheroes and villains, Hollywood celebrities, career, cultural and period themes, animals, pirates, and fairy-tale and cartoon characters. It also offers the super trendy Kylo Ren and Armoured Batman (from Batman v Superman: Dawn of Justice) outfits. It also has Halloween-themed props like spider webs, vampire fangs, animotion masks, as well as horror-themed make-up sets.
How much: $15 to $60 rental per costume. A refundable deposit equivalent to the rental fee is required, and it recommends reserving your costume in advance during the busy Halloween period. All outfits are cleaned between uses.
Find out more: www.costumes-n-parties.com
Purchase superhero, pirate, Snow White, Cinderella, mermaid and witch costumes, among others. Young Harry Potter and Minions fans can also dress up as their favourite characters. It also sells accessories like wigs, vampire fangs and pumpkin baskets that light up.
How much: From $39.90 per costume.
Find out more: www.magicwand.com.sg
Find princess, superhero, nina, career and scary monster costumes here. You can also get a Pikachu outfit, a Smurf one, as well as Elsa from Frozen. There are three sizes for kids: M (For kids who are 110cm to 120cm tall), L (120cm to 130cm) and XL (130cm to 140cm). In addition, you can buy accessories like pitchforks, wigs and hard-to-find Japanese-style LED swords with sound effects.
How much: From $40 to $60 per costume.
Find out more: http://paninthebox.com.sg
Party With Us
This shop caters to babies as young as six months old, with costumes of Mickey Mouse, Buzz Lightyear, Spiderman, Princess Leia, Sofia the First, Darth Vader and Snow White.
Older boys and girls can choose from pirate, horror, carrer, superhero, storybook character, animal character and movie or TV character costumes. It also sells accessories like wigs, hats, masks, gloves, and trick-or-treat buckets and bags.
How much: From $44 to $180 per costume.
Find out more: www.partywithus.com.sg
This online business has costumes for kids aged six months to 11 years. The themes are varied – you’ll find superhero, princess and troll costumes, as well as costumes of characters from your children’s favourite movies like Frozen, Batman, Harry Potter and Captain America.
How much: Rental is $20 to $50 per costume; there is a refundable deposit of $50. You can also buy the ensembles – owner Alicia says that many parents choose to purchase the costume when their child refuses to return it. In such cases, Alicia just keeps the $50 deposit and you won’t have to return the outfit.
Find out more: www.myminime.com
Ministry of Costumes
It sells costumes for children of all ages, including babies. There are scary horror-themed outfits, superhero get-ups, cultural outfits, animal and cartoon character-themed ones, and more. It also stocks an impressive range of masks and capes.
How much: From $30 per costume. You can also rent – it will cost you $20 or more per costume for a three-day period.
Find out more: www.ministryofcostumes.com
This store can make whatever your little one wants – simply pop in, get your child measured and choose the design and fabric. If you’re stumped for ideas, the staff will recommend what’s popular.
Cost: A custom-made costume costs between $70 and $150, depending on the design and fabric.
Contact: Call 9636-7644 or e-mail firstname.lastname@example.org
Children’s Costume Specialist
This store in Paya Lebar retails brand new costumes for babies up to 12-year-olds. You’ll find superhero outfits (Ironman, Batgirl, Captain America), Star Wars-themed costumes (there are even Yoda and Darth Vader ones for toddlers), and career and fairy-tale character costumes. It also has accessories like pom-poms and “Anna” and “Elsa” (from Frozen) wigs.
How much: From $30 to $80 per costume.
Find out more: www.childrenscostume.com.sg