Rugby Sevens Ready
It’s that time of year again! The Rugby Sevens is just weeks away, but if you’re 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, they also carry an assortment of accessories and party supplies.
Matteo Party, Room 2003-04, 20/F, Shun Hei Causeway Bay Centre, 492 Lockhart Road, Causeway Bay, www.matteoparty.com
Another classic party shop with a huge selection of traditional rental costumes for adults. Along with the elaborate full garmentrentals, they have smaller items for sale. Although the selection on their website isn’t great, they do have much more in their actual store. You can also double check to see if they have what you are looking for by calling ahead!
Fortune Costume, Room 202, 2/F, No. 23, Hillwood Road, Tsim Sha Tsui, Kowloon, Hong Kong, 2367 5018, www.fortunecostume.com
The place to go for any dress-up needs, Pottinger Street is always an 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 (with a little haggling!) 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
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, they have it all!
Wan Chai Market, 258 Queen’s Road East, Wan Chai, Kong Kong
Brave the crowds and the tourists for an eclectic and interesting shopping experience. Featuring all sorts of fashionable and 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
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
For the do-it-yourself type, Artland is your best bet. From fabric dyes and face paint to a whole range of materials and utensils, it has it all, and it’s sure to make your far-fetched costume ideas that little bit easier!
Artland, 3/F Lockhart Centre 301-307, Lockhart Road, Wan Chai, Hong Kong, www.artland.com.hk