In need of a last-minute costume for a fancy dress party? Whatever the theme, this list of Hong Kong costume stores will have you covered.
Got a fancy dress party coming up? 90s throwback, Roaring Twenties, Hawaiian luau or masquerade ball, with the help of this stellar list of Hong Kong costume stores, you’ll be ready for the occasion in no time! Whether you plan on renting your costume or are committed to going full-on DIY, we’ve got you covered.
Perfect for all your party costume needs, Hong Kong-based online store PARTYFUNHOUSE brings us an array of costumes and party supplies, complete with great affordable prices and fast shipping – music to our ears! Whether you’re on the hunt for a last-minute themed party get up, or planning ahead for Halloween or the next Hong Kong Sevens, take your pick from onesies, inflatables, superhero garb, couples outfits, classic characters and more. Let the fun begin!
A wide variety of costumes, from superheroes to unicorns and more, can be found on AliExpress HK. What’s more, you get great bang for your buck! Check out the adorable adult onesies – they make a great option for cosy post-party loungewear too. Delivery may take a while, so make sure you purchase ahead of time.
For the DIY types, Artland is your best bet. From fabric dyes and face paint, to a whole range of materials and crafting tools, this arts and craft store has everything you need to bring your far-fetched costume ideas to life!
Another classic party shop with a huge selection of traditional rental costumes for adults. Along with elaborate full garment rentals, Fortune Costume also has smaller items for sale. Although the selection on the website isn’t great, there is much more in the actual store. We recommend calling ahead to double-check it stocks what you’re looking for.
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Fun e Costume
Stocking everything from rainbow afro wigs and full-face masks to temporary tattoos and body paint, no look is unattainable when you shop at Fun e Costume. Whether you choose to rock up to your party as your most used emoji, favourite cartoon character or least favourite politician, you’re sure to find something that will put a smile on everyone’s face.
Matteo Party is the place to go if you’re looking for a costume for any occasion. As a true party shop, it also carries an assortment of accessories and party supplies. The best part? The shop is online, which means you can have your costume delivered straight to your doorstep (in record time to boot!). How’s that for convenience?
When it comes to costumes, Partyland is a staple. Ranging from old-school classics to the latest crazes, the selection here is to die for. Plus it’s located right in the heart of Central.
Although it can be a crowded and uphill battle (literally!), we assure you that the effort is worth it. The selection of costumes and accessories here is quite extensive, and you can come away with some real bargains.
Pottinger Street, Central, Hong Kong
Yes, the site is in Chinese, but if you have a friend who can help you out, Taobao is a great (and cheap!) online option. With quick delivery and easy credit card payment, this hassle-free haven will have you browsing all day for just the right thing to wear!
Taobao Hong Kong, world.taobao.com
Wan Chai Market
There’s something for everyone amidst the crazy party atmosphere of Wan Chai, and this market is no exception. From cheap-as-chips hair accessories to light-up wands, you can pull together a last-minute costume that won’t cost you an arm and a leg.
Wan Chai Market, 258 Queen’s Road East, Wan Chai, Hong Kong
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Looking to dress up as your favourite movie or TV show character? At Ymehouse, you’ll find a range of wigs and props that will tie your costume together, as well as complete looks with all the bells and whistles included.
Editor’s Note: This article was originally published on 21 March, 2017 by Annie Simpson and most recently updated in October, 2021. With thanks to Lydia Ching for her contribution.