Halloween is the time of year when begging for candy isn't considered a faux pas and everyone, from youngsters to adults get into the spooky spirit by donning a costume. No longer is a white sheet with eye sockets acceptable for All Hallows Eve, and these days costumes are often elaborate, detailed and incredibly creative. If you're stumped for costume ideas then you have come to the right place—we've roundup Sydney's best costume shops.
ABC Costume Hire
Boasting Sydney's largest collection of character, period and contemporary costumes ABC Costume Hire has every frock imaginable. With over 45,000 varieties to choose from, you'll be spoilt for choice! They can even customise your outfit if your needs are more specific. Check out their website for a handy list of dress-up ideas.
Address: Gate 7, 8 Lanceley Place, Artarmon NSW 2064
Phone: 02 8333 5757
Opening Hours: Monday-Friday: 8am- 5:30pm (Thursdays 7pm close), Saturday: 10am-3pm
The Costume Shop
Having supplied costumes to Sydney's film and TV industry for over 20 years, you can be sure that a visit to The Costume Shop will certainly be worth it. Hosting a large collection for hire, with everything from sci-fi characters to pop stars, as well as a great range of accessories and styling services, The Costume Shop has everything you need for this year's Halloween.
Address: 19, 198-222 Young Street, Waterloo NSW 2017
Phone: 02 9318 2511
Fancy That Costumes
Not only do Fancy That Costumes house a plethora of spooky costumes, they also boast a make-up and special effects service for those looking to go all out. If you're in a hurry to get your outfit, this store also does speedy deliveries across Sydney.
Address: Level 1, 397 Pacific Highway, Crows Nest NSW 2065
Phone: 02 9906 6135
Opening Hours: Monday- Wednesday: 11am-7pm, Thursday: 11am-8pm, Friday: 11am- 6pm, Saturday: 10am- 4pm
Song the Frog
Whether you're going for a look that's 1920s flapper or the Statue of David, Snog the Frog has you covered. This store offers a range of services, including plus-size costumes, make-up, accessories and an online store. You can even pick up a costume for your furry friend from Snog the Frog's super-cute (and quite hilarious) pet range.
Address: 10 Hart Street, Surry Hills NSW 2010
Phone: 02 9690 2001
For over two decades, The Wardrobe has provided Sydneysiders with top-notch costumes, wigs, props and accessories for Halloween and beyond. Specialising in one-of-a-kind vintage pieces, the friendly staff will happily style your entire outfit from head-to-toe, to ensure you look fabulous this All Hallows Eve.
Address: 312 High Street, Chatswood NSW 2067
Phone: 02 9417 3499
Opening Hours: Monday-Saturday 10am-5pm, Thursdays: 10am-7pm
House of Priscilla
Experts in all things glitz and glam, House of Priscilla claims an incredible choice of showgirl, burlesque and drag outfits, along with some great scary stuff for Halloween. Award-winning designer Anthony Defina is on-hand and in-store to help you create the perfect costume. Also, be sure to check out House of Priscilla's amazing range of masquerade accessories.
Address: 47 Oxford Street, Darlinghurst NSW 2010
Phone: 02 9286 3023
Opening hours: Monday-Saturday 10am-6pm (8pm Thursdays); Sunday 11am-4pm
Rounding out our list of Sydney's best Halloween costume shops is this Surry Hills store, with costumes ranging from the creative to the downright kooky. Mister Stinky's passionate staff can kit you out with a killer costume—simply choose your era, theme and decade and get creative! The possibilities are endless at Mister Stinky.
Address: 482 Cleveland Street, Surry Hills NSW 2010
Phone: 02 9310 7005
Opening hours: Tuesday-Froday 12pm-6pm (7pm Thursdays); Saturday 12pm-5pm; Sunday 12pm-4pm