BEST HALLOWEEN COSTUME SHOPS FOR KIDS Keep this list handy for costume-themed parties, too.
Does your child want to go trick-or-treating as a superhero, a monster, or a character from his favourite cartoon or movie? Keep this list of costume and accessory stores handy. By SASHA GONZALES
IF YOU’RE RENTING Costume City
WHAT’S AVAILABLE This place has costumes for children of all ages, including babies. 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 $30 for three days. MUST-KNOW It requires a security deposit, which ranges from $10 to $90, depending on what you’re renting. The company offers alteration services to ensure a perfect ﬁt. All outﬁts are either hand washed or dry cleaned before use.
FIND OUT MORE www. mycostumecity.com
WHAT’S AVAILABLE 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. These are best for kids aged three and up.
It also stocks a range of props, including swords, crowns, masks, colourful wigs, capes and more.
HOW MUCH $35 and up to rent a standard get-up, and $50 and up to rent a premium one. Global Mascot director Joy Chu says that “premium” costumes are usually more detailed and include headto-toe components, like the wig, hat or mask, shoes, and relevant props or accessories. The rental period is three days. MUST-KNOW It requires a security deposit equivalent to the rental fee. The company dry-cleans every item after use. FIND OUT MORE www. globalmascot.com
Customade Costume and Merchandise (CCM)
WHAT’S AVAILABLE You will ﬁnd career, superhero, villain and international- or culturalthemed costumes here, plus accessories like face paint and makeup, pirate vests, fairy wings, witch hats, animal ears, superhero masks, vampire capes, and so on.
CCM 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. Its outﬁts are suitable for kids aged three and up.
HOW MUCH From $30 to $40 per set for three days. Customisation prices vary according to the complexity, materials used, and time required.
MUST-KNOW It charges a refundable deposit, which is 120 per cent of the rental cost of your costume. CCM has an in-house laundry department. The company also provides alteration services, depending on the material. Visit the store to try on and reserve your item up to one month before your event.
FIND OUT MORE www.ccm. com.sg
WHAT’S AVAILABLE You’ll ﬁnd ensembles for movie characters, scary characters, superheroes, as well as princes and princesses here. There are also culturalthemed costumes, as well as retro or futuristic ones. HOW MUCH From $50. MUST-KNOW Items must be reserved in advance and a deposit is required. Only cash is accepted for rentals. Customers are advised to come in for a ﬁtting in advance in case the costume needs to be altered.
The shop launders and disinfects all its outﬁts when they are returned. It does custom orders, too.
FIND OUT MORE www. awesomecostumes.com.sg
Costumes N Parties
WHAT’S AVAILABLE This shop specialises in costumes of superheroes and villains, Hollywood celebrities, career, cultural and period themes, animals, pirates, and fairytale and cartoon characters.
It also offers the super trendy Captain America, Anakin Skywalker, Green Lantern, Wonder Woman, Rey (from The Last Jedi) and Armoured Batman (from Batman v Superman: Dawn of Justice) outﬁts, plus Halloween-themed props like spider webs, vampire fangs, animotion masks, and horrorthemed make-up sets. It has sizes for babies and up.
HOW MUCH From $35 to $45 per costume.
MUST-KNOW Pay a refundable deposit, which ranges between $50 and $100, depending on the costume. It recommends reserving your getup in advance, especially during the busy Halloween period. All outﬁts are cleaned between uses.
FIND OUT more www. costumes-n-parties.com
WHAT’S AVAILABLE 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