Looking for your next Halloween outfit? Need something for a fancy dress party? Don’t worry, Melbourne is full of fun costume shops for you visit. Leave your ordinary life behind, and transform into something extraordinary for a few, fun hours. Whether you want to be beautiful princess, a daring superhero, or a frightful monster, you’ll find everything you need at these costume shops in Melbourne and the surrounding suburbs.
1. Little Shop of Horrors Costumery & Pop Culture Emporium
Little Shop of Horrors is more than a costume shop. It’s an entire experience. As you step into the building, you’ll feel transported into another world, with Harry Potter-inspired murals, a makeup parlour, Hollywood-inspired fitting rooms and more. Find plenty of costumes to buy or hire, organised in fun thematic sections, and create the ultimate look with makeup and hairstyling services in the parlour. There’s heaps of accessories, as well as pop culture collectables, home décor and more. Find out more here.
📍6/1 Watt Rd, Mornington VIC 3931
2. Miss Kitty’s Costumes
Visit Miss Kitty’s Costumes in St Kilda and find plenty of outfits to buy or hire. There’s something for every budget as well as extra items like corsets, tutus, special effects makeup, hats and other fun accessories. If you’re hiring a costume, the period lasts for three days. Have a browse through their website here.
📍38 St Kilda Rd, St Kilda VIC 3182
3. Rose Chong Costumiers
Make an appointment with one of the stylists at Rose Chong Costumiers, and hire something from their extensive range of costumes and vintage items. They also have a range of masks, wigs, professional prosthetics and lashes for you to keep. A normal hire period lasts for about three days, which is perfect for your Halloween party needs. See more here.
📍218 Gertrude St, Fitzroy VIC 3065
4. Centrestage Costumes
This fabulous costume shop in Brunswick has been dressing up the people of Melbourne since 1985. The team at Centrestage Costumes are all about the details, and will even provide on-the-spot alterations to any piece that you pick out. You’ll find plenty of fabulous outfits for hire, and most of them are hand-made. On top of the costumes, there’s also a range of special effects make-up and accessories for sale. See more here.
📍788 Sydney Rd, Brunswick VIC 3056
5. Party and You Costume Shop
Party and You Costume Shop is conveniently located in Melbourne CBD. Find a range of costumes available to purchase for your next party, as well as accessories, make-up, masks and more. If you need to grab some extra stuff for your event, you’ll also find a selection of balloons. Visit them in-store or order online. See more here.
📍Ground Floor, 118 Queen St, Melbourne VIC 3000
6. Costume Wonderland
After starting out as a little hire shop on Brighton Beach, Costume Wonderland has grown into a massive store in Bentleigh. With over 30 years of experience, the team are sure to help you out with all of your fancy dress needs. There’s a whole stack of pop culture and creative costumes for you to buy or hire, as well as wigs, beards, FX makeup, face paint and more. You’re welcome to visit their shop to try things on, but if you can’t make the trip, they also deliver Australia wide. See more here.
📍911 Nepean Hwy, Bentleigh VIC 3204
7. Masquerade Costume Hire
Masquerade Costume Hire has over 10,000 costumes in their collection. Operating since 1971, they have a vast range of outfits to suit any occasion. They also have the ability to mix and match, so you can customise your look with petticoats, gloves, shoes, props and more. If you don’t feel like hiring, there’s a selection of costumes for you to buy. As you can guess from the name, Masquerade has over 400 styles of masquerade masks for you to choose from. You’ll also find plenty of accessories and novelty items for purchase, and a secret mascot room upstairs to hire or buy for your next event. Find out more here.
📍 238 High St, Kew VIC 3101
8. The Costumery
This fancy dress store has been selling and hiring out costumes since 1989. Visit The Costumery and find something with the help of one of their professional stylists, or browse through their range online. This fun space has worked with shows and performances like Dancing with the Stars, Katy Perry and Hairspray. On top of the costumes, you’ll find contact lenses, masks, wigs, props and more. Find more info here.
📍678 High St, Reservoir VIC 3073
9. Court Jester Fancy Dress
Court Jester Fancy Dress has helped out the people of Melbourne’s western suburbs since 1984. After humble beginnings in Werribee, they’ve grown into a massive factory space in Laverton North. There’s heaps of costumes for you to hire or purchase, as well as mascots that you can hire for your next event. There are change rooms so you can try things on, but if you can’t visit in person, you can also buy things online. You’ll find plenty of accessories to complete your look, like fake weapons, capes and beards, as well as special effects make-up. See more here.
📍20 Jimmy Pl, Laverton North VIC 3026
10. Costume Factory
Head to Costume Factory in Nunawading and find something to hire or buy. They’ve been in the business for over 40 years, and there’s now over 15 thousand costumes available to hire. Find everything you need, from medieval times to the present day. They also have a selection of costumes, wigs, accessories and more that you can purchase in-store or online. See more here.
📍 149 Springvale Rd, Nunawading VIC 3131