Costume Shops in Melbourne: 7 Fancy Finds

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Try and find a kid (or even kidult!) in Melbourne who doesn't like to dress up - we'll wait...

Dressing up as your favourite character is one of those kids' activities that you'll remember for the rest of your life, and even we adults love dressing up as all sorts of weird and wonderful characters.

Whether it's for Halloween or that kooky dress-up party you're going to, the best costume shops in Melbourne are here to cater to all you witches, wizards, goblins, fairies, Freddy Kruegers and more!

Costume Shops in Melbourne: 7 Fancy Finds

1. Costume Wonderland

Costume Wonderland Bentleigh
Costume Wonderland, Bentleigh

From their newer, bigger premises in Bentleigh, Costume Wonderland is a legitimate wonderland of costumes. You could never be stuck for some ghoulish treasures this Halloween as they take the day super-seriously! 

Costume Wonderland also doesn't hold back with some creepy-looking proper horror-style options for the smaller crowd, ripe and ready to scare! A really great selection to choose from.

They also have an extensive collection of accessories, hats, wigs, jewellery, shoes - the lot!

Location: 911 Nepean Hwy, Bentleigh

2. Party And You

Costume shops in Melbourne
Party And You Costume Shop in Melbourne.

Every day is a party at Party And You on Queen Street!

A huge variety of costumes and friendly service is what you can expect at Party And You, plus, they've got brand-new costumes to buy if you'd like to recreate your favourite characters again and again. 

Need help decorating for your party, too? Party And You also stock loads of party decorations and accessories, including balloons, masks, inflatables, sashes, and costume makeup.

Location: Ground Floor, 118 Queen Street

3. Centre Stage Costumes

Costume shops in Melbourne
Centre Stage Costumes in Brunswick.

There is plenty to hire or buy at Centre Stage in Brunswick, from the smallest accessory to the most elaborate prop! The staff are only too happy to help and can unearth the raddest stuff to bring a smile to your Halloween kid's face.

Check out their extensive collection online, or wander through the packed racks for inspiration. 

Location: 788 Sydney Road, Brunswick

4. Miss Kitty's Costumes

Miss Kittys Costumes Melbourne
Miss Kitty's Costumes

Conveniently located in St Kilda, Miss Kitty's Costumes have all your costume needs sorted with loads of choices to tickle your fancy (dress)!

From the 1920s to pirates, superheroes, Barbie & Ken, burlesque and so much more, you are spoilt for choice when looking for costumes for hire or buy at Miss Kitty's.

Location: 38 St Kilda Rd, St Kilda

5. The Costumery

The Costumery Reservoir
The Costumery, Reservoir

Formerly called Heidelberg Fancy Dress, The Costumery is one of the most popular costume shops in Melbourne and is rumoured to house the most extensive range of costumes - it absolutely feels that way when you're navigating the aisles!

Their masks are amazing (and some truly terrifying!) and the kids' range is fantastic: everything from book characters to movie favourites, Halloween costumes to Harry Potter.

Location: 678 High Street, Reservoir

6. Costume Factory

Costume shops in Melbourne
Costume Factory, Nunawading

With a mega fancy dress range mixed with general dancewear, it's almost impossible to not find something at this super cool costume shop in Melbourne!

A conservative count puts Costume Factory costumes at 15,000 and hiring one starts from as low as $35. Fairies, devils, Alice in Wonderland, Dracula, vampires - even costumes for your pets! - are just some of the massive range available.

Location: 149 Springvale Road, Nunawading 

7. Masquerade Costume Hire

Masquerade Costume Hire
Check out the home of costume shops in Melbourne at Masquerade Costume Hire.

Costume shops in Melbourne don't get more legendary or long-standing than Masquerade Costume Hire!

More than 40 years of providing fun costumes to Melbourne has meant Masquerade Costume Hire has seen it all. You want obscure? You've got obscure!

Childhood favourites are represented with superheroes, Disney, popular rockers, movie characters, pirates and princess costumes, and you're super spoiled for choice for Halloween fare. Zombies, Freddy Krueger, mummies, ghosts, Wednesday Addams, and other popular horror movie characters can all be yours.

If you can't get into the shop or need to purchase outside opening hours, you can also purchase the costumes online via their website.

Location: 238 High St, Kew

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