The Best Costume Shops in Melbourne

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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 us 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, costume shops in Melbourne are here to cater to all you witches, wizards, goblins, fairies, Freddy Kruegers and more!

The Best Costume Shops in Melbourne

1. Costume Wonderland

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!

Address: 911 Nepean Hwy, Bentleigh

2. Centre Stage Costumes

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. 

Address: 788 Sydney Road, Brunswick

3. The Costumery

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.

Address: 678 High Street, Reservoir

4. Halloween Alley

The popular Halloween-themed Canadian shop has touched down in Melbourne, opening a store this year in Knox that goes pretty next-level when it comes to spooky stuff!

Halloween Alley is your first choice for skulls, quills, spell books, cobwebs, severed limbs, warning signs, and your kid-sized Halloween costumes, there's probably nothing they don't have. A bigger bunch of Halloween enthusiasts you're ever likely to find!

They love a bit of pop culture too, so in between the witches and wizards, you'll find LEGO, Minecraft, Dancing Shark and Where's Wally costumes up for grabs.

Address: Knox Shopping Centre, Shop 1–2104, 425 Burwood Hwy, Wantirna South

5. Costume Factory

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 their 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.

Address: 149 Springvale Road, Nunawading 

6. Masquerade Costume Hire

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

Location: 238 High St, Kew

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