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Halloween Costumes In Hong Kong: How And Where To Buy, Swap Or Make Them

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Love getting the kids (and yourself!) dressed for Halloween? We have great ideas for Halloween costumes for babies, toddlers, teens and adults this year.

Halloween is where the wild things are and naturally, you have to be a part of it! Even if you grew up in a culture where Halloween wasn’t really celebrated much, chances are that changed when you came to Hong Kong – probably even more so after having kids! Whether your child is a newborn (there’s something incredibly cute about a baby pumpkin!) or a toddler attending a playgroup or even a moody teen (always with a Halloween face on *eye roll*), you cannot help dressing up and getting into the Halloween mood.

Let’s admit it – most of us mamas and papas love dressing up as well. Without further ado, we have some great ideas about where to get your Halloween costumes for the whole family. Whether you prefer to buy, rent, swap or make your own Halloween costumes, you’ll find something that’s right for you.

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Where To Buy Halloween Costumes In Hong Kong

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Matteo Party – Halloween costumes for all the family

Matteo Party offers an impressive range of costumes for both kids and toddlers. This online party supply store has all the usual Halloween costumes, plus fancy dress wear for a range of occasions, so you may find yourself shopping here before the Rugby Sevens, World Book Day and a themed birthday party! Matteo also provides a variety of accessories and decorations to help get the Halloween vibe going!

Matteo Party, 2342 8887, WhatsApp: 9578 8980, [email protected], www.matteoparty.com


Choi Chi Central Costume Shop – Huge selection of fancy dress costumes

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.

Sassy Mama tip: Choi Ci has Squid Game costumes coming in next week, so if you are a fan of this dystopian K-drama, don’t forget to order your costume soon!

Choi Chi, 42-44, G/F, Stanley Street, Central, Hong Kong, [email protected], www.facebook.com/choichigiftshop


Fortune Costume – Budget Halloween fancy dress

Not looking to spend a fortune on Halloween? Fortune Costume offers costumes at reasonable prices. This handy spot also provides custom-made costumes for mamas that are looking for something extra special.

Fortune Costume, Room 202, 2/F, 23 Hillwood Road, Tsim Sha Tsui, Hong Kong, 2367 5018, follow on Facebook, www.fortunecostume.boutir.com (communicate via Facebook messenger for a quick response)


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Toys R Us – Small fancy dress selection

This popular toy store has a small costume and dress-up section, with the most popular Disney princes and princesses. While you won’t find anything too weird and wonderful here, with many stores sprinkled throughout Hong Kong, this is an easy option for busy mamas on the go.

Toys “R” Usvarious locations throughout Hong Kong, www.toysrus.com.hk


EZCosplay – Anime and authentic cosplay options in Hong Kong

If your teen is a fan of cosplay (Mamas, do you need a quick urban slang refresher?), you probably need costumes that are edgier and more authentic. While custom-made orders close for two months before Halloween (September and October), you are still sure to find a costume and all the necessary accessories for anything that your teen is currently into.

Sassy Mama tip: It’s best to check what your teen is buying as some of the costumes are rather racy.

EZCosplay, ITL Limited, 23/F, On Tai Building, 144-148 Des Voeux Road Central, Central, Hong Kong, www.ezcosplay.com


Partyland – Bespoke fancy dress costumes in Hong Kong

This costume store in Central is ideal for bespoke costumes for a wide range of occasions, including Halloween. Previously you could even rent costumes but that’s stopped now because of hygiene reasons during the pandemic period.

Partyland, B/F, 51 Wellington Street, Central, Hong Kong, 9843 0638, [email protected], www.partylandcentral.com


Remy Fashion – Tailored Halloween costume options in Hong Kong

This tailor cum store stocks a large variety of Halloween costumes and fancy dress accessories. They are happy to make alterations to anything you buy from them or may have bought or swapped from elsewhere.

Remy Fashion, Unit B02, 10/F, Kwai Shing Industry Building, Stage 1, 36-46 Tai Lin Pai Road, Kwai Chung, New Territories, Hong Kong, 2524 8847, WhatsApp: 9384 4079, [email protected], www.remyfashion.com

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Hong Kong Streets And Markets That Carry Halloween Costumes

There are many streetside stores and districts where you can pick up a range of costumes and props for all occasions.

Pottinger Street, Central, Hong Kong

Li Yuen Street (East and West), Central, Hong Kong

Stanley Market, Stanley, Hong Kong 

Ladies Market, Mong Kong, Hong Kong

Toy Street, Wan Chai, Hong Kong

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Online Worldwide Stores For Halloween Costumes

If you are shopping for costumes before Halloween, you ideally should do it at least a couple of months in advance. If you haven’t found what you’re looking for in stores and sites in Hong Kong, you could consider some of these stores and sites.

Pottery Barn Kids – Character and themed costumes for kids and babies

Pottery Barn has an extensive range of characters and themed costumes for kids and babies. Go all out this Halloween and dress your little one up as a bat, ghost or pumpkin. 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 Kidswww.potterybarnkids.com


Halloween Costumes  – Unique Halloween costumes

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.

HalloweenCostumes.com, www.halloweencostumes.com


Taobao – Budget Halloween Costumes

If you don’t want to spend a fortune but still get (debatably) quality wear, Taobao is your new best friend. 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.

Taobao, www.world.taobao.com


AliExpress – A wide variety of costumes delivered to Hong Kong for Halloween and other occasions

A wide variety of Halloween costumes, from superheroes to unicorns and more, can be found on AliExpress HK. Delivery may take a while, so make sure you purchase ahead of time.

AliExpress, www.aliexpress.com

Read more: Sassy Mama’s Guide To Festivities Around The Globe


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Where To Swap Or Buy Second-Hand Halloween Costumes

Retykle – Preloved Halloween costumes in Hong Kong

With tinsel and plastic, Halloween costumes that get thrown out each year after kids outgrow them can add to the problem of waste. This October, Retykle is bringing back its beloved Halloween costume swap. Bring along your child’s outgrown Halloween costume from last year and swap it for something new. Simple! Don’t have a costume to swap? You can purchase your second-hand costume for just $50. Head to the Retykle studio in Wong Chuk Hang to see what’s available, or keeping checking its social media channels.

Retykle, 8/F, 44 Wong Chuk Hang Road, Wong Chuk Hang, Hong Kong, [email protected], www.retykle.com


Facebook Groups – Swap and sell fancy dress costumes and baby essentials

There are plenty of groups where you can buy and sell baby and toddler essentials. And given the number of dress-up days schools have, fancy dress costumes are an essential part of every child’s wardrobe! You may occasionally also find some items on Carousell, AsiaXpat and GeoExpat, but not with the same frequency as on Facebook groups. Do also keep an eye out on mama-chat groups, district-based Facebook groups, etc.

Dress up! – This is a private group created specifically to swap, sell and buy children’s costumes

Swap-it – Also a private swap and sell Facebook page

Baby Swap-it – The well-known preloved second hand baby goods site in Hong Kong

Read more: Second-Hand And Pre-Loved Baby Gear: Recycling And Reusing In Hong Kong


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How To Make Your Own Halloween Costumes In Hong Kong

If you’re a crafty mama, why not make your own costume? Shop in thrift stores, fabric markets and stationery shops and see what you find and what you can rustle together. With some creativity and a bit of artistic licence (or a lot of it!), you can make a wide range of costumes.

We’re always in awe of the awesome ideas that come from talented mums (read this for inspiration on bucket costumes!) in the city. The best part about making your own costumes is that they can always be repurposed for other occasions. One Sassy Mama has used a Gruffalo costume for Halloween, World Book Day and a themed birthday party celebration!

Sham Sui Po Fabric Markets – Fashion lanes and small shops for DIY Halloween costumes

You will find all manner of cloth, laces, beads, felts, sequins and more here. You can also find cheap and cheerful t-shirts that you may want to use as your base for your costume. The lanes and shops aren’t meant for retail customers so be prepared to browse to find what you need. Don’t forget to bargain!

Wholesale Fabric Markets, Sham Sui Po, Kowloon, Hong Kong


Artland – Stationery and art supplies to create costumes

Artland is one of Hong Kong’s longest-standing art and craft shops and has 4000 square feet of shopping space! This one-stop shop has everything you could possibly need for any of your art and craft ideas. Artland even has the majority of its products listed on its website for easy browsing and to help inspire a few ideas before popping into the shop.

Artland, 3/F Lockhart Centre 301-307, Lockhart Road, Wan Chai, Hong Kong, 2511 4875, [email protected], www.artland.com.hk

Read more: Stationery Stores In Hong Kong: Where To Get School Supplies


Editor’s note: This post was originally posted on 3 October 2017 and has been updated. Thanks to Erica, Lorria Sahmet, Andrea Wada Davies, Tarana Desai Shah and Anita Balagopalan for their individual contributions to this post. 

Main image courtesy of Getty Images, image 1 courtesy of Yaroslav Shuraev via Pexels, image 2 courtesy of Getty Images, image 3 courtesy of Daisy Anderson via Pexels, mage 4 courtesy of Pottery Barn Kids, image 5 courtesy of Retykle, image 6 courtesy of Anita Balagopalan. 

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