Halloween is all about scarily serious costumes so this October 31, whether you’re a trickster or a treater, it's time to go hard or go home.
Whether you’re young, or young at heart, choose an outfit that is anywhere from pleasantly ghoulish to downright terrifying.
Brisbane has a ton of fancy dress shops that can help you find the perfect outfit or some accessories to add to things you have at home. Here’s our pick of Brisbane’s best costume shops for a creep-tastic Halloween:
Camelot Costume Hire
Once you make your way down the scary staircase, you'll discover Camelot Costume Hire is a costume hunter's dream. Just allow yourself plenty of time to search through the archives and you'll be rewarded with a great selection of horrow Halloween outfits.
Lifeline Vintage Revival
A one-stop costume shop, Lifeline Vintage Revival in Annerley has to be the coolest retro costume shop in town, and there’s an added bonus … with all funds raised going straight to Lifeline. Clothing has been split into eras e.g. 20s, 70s, 80s and there’s a great range of accessories (new and used). You might pay a little more than to hire a costume, but you’re sure to find something a bit different, and you’ll have the added feel good factor.
If dressing up is something you do on a regular basis, you’ve probably seen the wisdom of buying your own outfit, but if Halloween is the only time you go all out, then head to Disguises in South Brisbane and unleash your inner Austin Powers, burlesque dancer, zombie or gangster.
The Costume Company
Annerley and Kedron
Express your wild side this Halloween and head to The Costume Company where, aside from outfits, a wide selection of accessories including vampire’s teeth, fake blood, toy cleavers, blood-stained rags, fake skin and scars! If you’re feeling a little more glam than ghoulish, check out the saucy Leg Avenue range!
Cracker Jack Costume & Party Supplies
For classic creepy outfits head to Cracker Jack Costume & Party Supplies. What started a as small craft shop selling wigs and masks in Indooroopilly, now boasts a wide collection of costumes for all ages, wigs, masks, hats, hosiery and accessories. Get in early to secure our favourite costume, the Putrid Prom Queen, which includes a bloody tattered prom dress, Miss Living Dead sash, zombie crown and wig.
Casablanca Costume Hire
Dubbed the ‘best in the west’, Casablanca Costume Hire boasts more than 3000 costumes for hire with sizes from extra, extra small to XXXXL so the biggest decision will be which costume to choose! Go for retro romance with the Beetlejuice/Mrs Beetlejuice combination!
Want some inspiration before you head to Brisbane’s best costume shops for Halloween? Check out our article 50 Halloween Costumes You’ll Be Wearing This Year!
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