When dressing your baby as sushi is acceptable…
With Halloween just around the corner (and approaching fast!), its time to pull out those scary pumpkin decorations and get ready for every kid’s favourite sugar-filled holiday! Let your little one’s imagination run wild, and keep those little monsters, superheroes and Disney princesses in check with the perfect costume this Halloween. While the focus is on the little ones, you’ll easily find something for every age and interest with these options. Whether you have babies, toddlers or teens, we’ve got you sorted with this roundup of where to buy Halloween costumes – both online and right here in the 852!
Matteo Party offers an impressive range of costumes for both kids and toddlers. Let your child live out any adventure and fantasy with its impressive selection of characters. The store has everything from Despicable Me characters to inventive animal costumes and elaborate pirate wear. Matteo also provides a variety of party supplies, accessories and decorations to help get the Halloween vibe going!
Matteo Party, Room 2003-04, 20/F, Shun Hei Causeway Bay Centre, 492 Lockhart Road, Causeway Bay, www.matteoparty.com
Tucked away in the busy streets of Mong Kok, Choi Chi is a hidden costume gem with a huge selection of costumes that will satisfy any costume requests (no matter how difficult!). Whether you’re looking for props, accessories or costumes, Choi Chi has it all. They are currently doing a 20% discount, so head on over for some early Halloween prep!
Choi Chi, 33 Tung Choi Street, Mong Kok, Kowloon, 2770 2868, www.facebook.com/choichigiftshop
Not looking to spend a fortune on Halloween? Fortune Costume offers costumes for rent at reasonable prices, providing that you return them in good shape. This is the perfect option for trying to reduce the amount of fast fashion we consume. This handy spot also provides custom-made costumes for mamas that are looking for something extra special.
Pottinger Street is a costume go-to for many, and for good reason! Cheap and cheerful, with lots of easy costumes, the generous selection not only applies to adults but youngsters as well. With all the costumes and accessories at your fingertips, you can mix and match to recreate any crazy creation your little ones may have in mind. One tip? Bargaining gets harder in the lead up to Halloween.
Pottinger Street, Central, Hong Kong
Stanley Market is not only worth visiting for its beautiful, seaside sights but also the selection of affordable costumes and accessories. The costumes are available in different sizes, fit for the entire family. Find your way around the Stanley Market maze and you might stumble upon some bargain gems! If you’re on a mission to get a costume ASAP, avoid roaming around and head straight to the shop opposite Haagen Daaz and Delifrance. It’s often stocked with good deals and costume selections.
Stanley Market, Stanley, Hong Kong
Toys “R” Us
Kids everywhere from age 2 to adulthood usually stop in their tracks when they spot a Toys “R” Us. Only this time, neither you nor your child needs to resist the temptation to go in or only “window shop”. You can stride right on in for your one-stop Halloween costume hunting adventure. With many stores sprinkled throughout Hong Kong, this is an easy option for busy mamas on the go.
Pottery Barn Kids
Heads up mums, Pottery Barn Kids now ships to HK! They stock an extensive range of character and themed costume for kids and babies. Go all out this Halloween and dress your little one up as a bat, ghost or pumpkin. We’re loving that these unique costumes choices have an element of class, while still being playful and fun. Though it’s on the pricey side, there really is something for every kid. Check out the puffer fish and pelican costume – super adorable and guaranteed to stand out!
Pottery Barn Kids, www.potterybarnkids.com
Let’s Party HK
Let’s Party HK stocks up a fun range of costumes just for kids and teens. Calling all superheroes and Disney princesses, Let’s Party has a costume fit for any child’s imagination. It even offers a range of food and beverage costumes for babies. So if you ever feel like dressing your baby up as a lobster or chilli pepper, then this place is for you! Get online now because delivery is (wait for it…) free!
Lets Party HK, www.letsparty.com.hk, 5642 0253
As the name implies, Halloween Costumes offers an extensive selection for kids and adults. Costumes here are not your typical Disney and animal costumes, so be prepared for a unique array – including costumes from Grease movie characters and historical figures. Bear in mind that shipping to HK does take 3-10 days, so order ahead to avoid any pre-Halloween panic.
If you don’t want to spend a fortune but still get (debatably) quality wear, Taobao is your new best friend. When it comes to finding cheap and affordable clothing, the endless pages of costumes will not disappoint. Grab a coffee, sit back and scroll till you find the perfect one. And even though the webpage is in Chinese, you can search for what you need in English and related results will come up with English descriptions. Just make sure you get a bilingual friend to help you out when you’re ready to check out if Chinese isn’t (yet) on your list of accomplishments.
Read more: Ultimate Party Planning Guide 2018
This post was originally posted on 3 October 2017 and has been updated.