By Flora Yeo
Gear up for Halloween with these affordable Halloween costumes!
The time has come for you to get dressed and party in your favourite movie character or K-pop idol, without feeling too over-the-top. Halloween is the perfect excuse for you to go crazy with your creations!
Whether you are on a hunt for a scary Train to Busan-esque zombie costume, an Avengers team-up, or a simple pirate suit for the little ones, we’ve got you covered. Here is a guide to find your ideal Halloween costume for the annual trick-or-treat celebration.
While there are many shops in Singapore that offer a whole range of costumes for the whole family, we also offer suggestions on where to buy materials to make your costumes DIY if you have the time for it!
The founder topped her cohort at Nanyang Academy of Fine Arts’ Fashion Studies course, and has gone on to design and create many colourful costumes for stage and TV productions, both local and overseas. Her designs are best suited for those who want a modern touch to their outfits, while looking fabulous at the same time.
3 Pemimpin Drive, #03-04E, Singapore 576147
Customade Costume & Merchandise
From pilot uniforms to Disney princesses, Customade has been one of the popular costume rental shops in Singapore where its showroom houses over two floors of inventory. Their rental period ranges from 7 hours to 1 week, from $45/day – so you need not fret too much about bursting your budget!
3 Kelantan Lane #01-01, Singapore 208625
Costumes ‘N’ Parties
If you’re ever in need for a Star Wars themed party, this shop will be more than enough to cater to all the attendees of this party. With thousands of costumes to choose from, Costumes N Parties has been around for 20 years, known to have the largest selection of costumes and accessories in Southeast Asia. You name it and they’ve probably got it.
2 Havelock Road, Havelock II, Unit #02-16/17/18, Singapore 059763
Party-goers and cosplayers will know of this place very well. Although this small shop does not sell costumes or onesies, they offer a wide range of accessories, wigs and apparel to complete your look! Don’t underestimate the moustache of a pirate, or the colourful wings of a fairy – it is the small details that count!
14 Scotts Rd, Far East Plaza
#03-08, Singapore 228213
Otakus and cosplayers have Pan-In-The-Box to thank for its anime paraphernalia. It is after all, Singapore’s first cosplay costume shop since 2003. It started out as a small shop at Chinatown, and now houses over thousands of masks and general party props in the heart of Singapore’s nightlife scene – Clarke Quay.
6 Eu Tong Sen Street, The Central Shopping Mall #02-51
Mia’s Fancy Dress Closet
For the little ones, don’t forget to raid Mia’s Fancy Dress Closet, which has just the right costume for every little princess and prince who wants to live out their cute little fantasies. There is no physical shop; message the owners for an appointment.
Moephosis Concepts was founded in 2004 by Moe Kasim, one of Singapore’s self-taught professional costume designers known for his extravagant costume which was worn by Miss Singapore Universe two years ago. The boutique-style costume rental company also provides a vast collection of costumes, wigs, masks and accessories.
15 Shaw Road, #08-02 Teo Industrial Building, Singapore 367953
If you intend to gather your friends to dress up in matching costumes, consider online rental store Miiostore Costume which offers 10-pax package deals for themes like superheroes, Mario and even Harry Potter! It’s easy, cheaper and it’ll definitely look great for an #Ootd (Outfit Of The Day) shot!
Besides brick-and-mortar shops, you can always shop online for your ideal costume. From adult onesies to vampire capes, everything is just a click away. Even if you’re looking for the most unique and obscure prop for your overall appearance, the World Wide Web will be your best bet. Just be sure to factor in the shipping period for your products!
Popular sites apart from Ebay and Amazon include EZBuy, Shopee and Lazada!
On the other hand, if you have time to spare, why not make your own costume from scratch? You are going to be the centre of attraction at the party when you confidently tell your friends that your getup is actually handmade. It’s going to be unique, personalised, and designed to flatter your body shape. Sounds like a great idea, doesn’t it?
Art Friend is probably the most-frequented art supply store in Singapore that sells practically anything and everything that is art-related. This is your go-to store to find your DIY masks, fabrics, and face-painting materials to start your Halloween costume-crafting journey.
Stores in Bras Basah Complex, Plaza Singapura and Clementi Central
Step up your game and opt for a different look this spooky Halloween. Spotlight has a wide variety of fabrics for the sewing nerds out there. Anything from textured textiles to wacky designed cloths, this is the place you should be visiting.
Plaza Singapura, Level 5, 68 Orchard Road (Located at the Dhoby Ghaut MRT)
Don’t underestimate what goodies you can find in an everything-$2 megastore. If you’re on a budget, the Japanese-franchised store will be able to complete your Halloween look – from witch hats to pumpkin candle holders.
Various stores around Singapore
Now you’re all set for a spooky Halloween!
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