It’s that spook-tacular time of year again! Halloween is right around the corner, which means that – unless you’re highly organized – you’re probably scrambling to find a Halloween costume for some of the epic parties you’ll be going to. Don’t worry, we’ve got your back. If you need to do a little last-minute shopping, we’ve found the best places to buy Halloween costumes in Hong Kong.
Consider this your one-stop-shop for all things halloween. With over 2,000 costumes ranging from classics like witches’ outfits and superheroes costumes to themed costumes related to animals, sports and video games, you’ll fine something for sure. You’ll also find a host of party supplies here – so useful if you’re throwing a spooky shindig – and accessories from wigs to face paints.
Room 03, 20/F, Shun Hei Causeway Bay Centre, 492 Lockhart Rd, Causeway Bay, +852 2342 8887, www.matteoparty.com
This all-American favorite ships to Hong Kong, and since it’s coming from overseas, you’re practically guaranteed to have a unique pieces. The main site (read: for adults) stocks a range of gorgeous Halloween-themed decorations for your house, which are perfect if you’re looking to make your home look festive. Pottery Barn Kids, though, stocks a range of cute costmes for infants, toddlers and kids up to 10 years – you’ll find glow-in-the-dark, classics and even Harry Potter-inspired outfits here.
If you’ve lived in Hong Kong for any length of time, you already know that Pottinger Street is the ultimate go-to for kitsch holiday decorations, from Halloween to Christmas. Plus, its Central location is super convenient if you need to pick something up at the last minute. Spend a little time browsing through all the stalls – you’ll definitely find a number of ready-to-wear costumes available, but if none are quite scary (or outrageous) enough, you’ll also be able to build your own bespoke outfit from the range of crazy, whacky and outrageous accessories available. There is one caveat though – while everything here is pretty cheap, they often can look it, too.
Pottinger Street, Central, Hong Kong
Want a fabulous Halloween costume but don’t want to have it stashed in the back of your closet for the rest of the year? Fortune Costume will come to your rescue with easy-to-manage rentals – plus with such a big selection of costumes, you’ll find everything you want for a knock-’em-dead look (pun definitely intended). Want something truly unique? Ask about their custom customes for something special. The brick-and-motar store is located in TST, but if you don’t want to head that way, there’s a selection of items available online, too.
Room 202, 2/F, 23 Hillwood Road, Tsim She Tsui, Hong Kong, www.fortunecostume.com
If you really want to go all out with your costume this Halloween, House of Siren is the way to go. This costume rental service isn’t cheap – on average, they charge between $1,000 to $3,000 for a three-day rental – but the price may be worth it to have a truly jaw-dropping costume. Think Gatsby, Qing Dynasty, floating mermaids, burlesque, carnival and everything in between. Costumes are adjustable, and if you’re going the whole hog, you can even have a costume tailored just for you.
Wah Hing House, 33-35 Pottinger Street, Central
Almost all of Hong Kong’s markets will have something appropriate for Halloween, so if you’re in a rush, just head to one and have a quick browse for ready-to-wear costumes and accessories. Your best bets, though, are the Ladies’ Market, Wan Chai Market, and Temple Street Night Market, where you’ll find perennially popular superhero costumes and more traditional Halloween gear. The best part? You’ll get them at a great price, since you’ll definitely be able to haggle here.
Ladies’ Market, Tung Choi Street, Mong Kok, Kowloon
Temple Street Night Market, Yau Ma Tei, Kowloon
Wan Chai Market, 258 Queen’s Road East, Wan Chai, Kong Kong
Quick, cheap and easy? Must be Tao Bao. You’ll find a truly massive array of classic and obscure costumes on this online retailer, all at unbelievably low prices. The only catch is that the website is all in Chinese, so you’ll either need to be fluent or beg a friend to help you source your perfect outfit.
A hidden gem in Mongkok, Choi Chi has every type of costume under the sun, from movie characters and superheroes to traditional scary tropes like vampires and zombies. Even if you’re a last-minute shopper, you’re practically guaranteed to find something great here – and if you cant, put your own costume together with the range of accessories, wigs and props available.
42 Stanley Street, Central
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