Looking to get Rugby Sevens ready? Here’s to where to find everything you need to stand out in the South Stand.
It’s that time of year again! The Rugby Sevens is just weeks away, but if you’ve yet to sort your costume, have no fear! With our handy list of costume stores in Hong Kong, you’ll be ready for the South Stand in no time. Whether you’re going solo, have an army to dress, plan on renting a costume, or are going full on DIY; don’t forget to also take a look at our tips to help you stand out from the crowd…
With everything for men, women and kids, this is the place to go if you’re looking for a costume for any occasion. As a true party shop, it also carry an assortment of accessories and party supplies. Don’t have time to scour the shop? You can reserve your costume online and pick it up on that day. How’s that for convenience.
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. You can also double check to see if it stocks what you are looking for by calling ahead!
Fortune Costume, Room 202, 2/F, 23, Hillwood Road, Tsim Sha Tsui, Kowloon, Hong Kong, 2367 5018, WhatsApp: 9149 4485, www.fortunecostume.com
For the do-it-yourself types, Artland is your best bet. From fabric dyes and face paint, to a whole range of materials and utensils, it has it all. This shop is sure to make your far-fetched costume ideas that little bit easier!
Choi Chi Gift Shop
A little gem in Mong Kok perfect for cheap and cheerful costumes. You name it, they’ve got it. Choi Chi Gift Shop also sells some accessories if you don’t feel like committing to a full costume.
Choi Chi Gift Shop, G/F, 33 Tung Choi Street, Mong Kok, 2770 2868 www.facebook.com/choichigiftshop
For any of your dress up needs, Pottinger Street is always a good option. Although it can be a crowded and uphill battle (literally!), we assure you that the effort is worth it, as the selection of costumes and accessories is quite extensive and you can come away with some real bargains. Just do yourself a favour and try to go in advance to avoid the huge crowds!
Pottinger Street, Central, Hong Kong
Taobao Hong Kong
Yes, the site is in Chinese, but if you have a friend who can help you out, Taobao is a great option, allowing you to avoid the crowds and find your costume online. 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, www.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 crazy cheap hair accessories to light-up wands, it has it all!
Wan Chai Market, 258 Queen’s Road East, Wan Chai, Hong Kong
If you can’t find a friend to help you navigate the Taobao site, go on AliExpress HK! A wide variety of costumes from superheroes to unicorns can be found on the site, and you can get great bang for your buck. Check out the adorable adult onesies – a great option for the Sevens or just to lounge around in. Delivery may take a while, so make sure you purchase ahead of time.
Brave the crowds and the tourists for an eclectic and interesting shopping experience. Featuring all sorts of cheap clothes, costumes and accessories, The Ladies Market is a must stop for any costume aspirations!
Ladies Market, Tung Choi Street, Mong Kok, Hong Kong
When it comes to Rugby Sevens costumes, Partyland is a staple. It offers quite a selection, from old-school classics to the latest crazes, so you’re bound to find something to wear. Plus, as it’s right in the heart of Central, there’s no need to search all over for the perfect costume.
Partyland, B/F, 51 Wellington Street, Central, Hong Kong, 9843 0638, www.partylandcentral.com
Editor’s Note: This article was originally published on 21 March, 2017 by Annie Simpson and updated by Abegaile Legaspi on 15 March, 2019.