Melbourne’s best fancy dress and costume hire stores.
Melbourne, Australia, is famous for its street art, cultural institutions and is one of the world’s most livable cities. However, its rich offerings of costumes for hire and sale is perhaps the best-kept secret in the land down under. Its offerings are unique enough to be categorized as Melbourne costume hire. Certain stores are a must-see when seeking a costume for sale or hire.
Costume Wonderland has been around since the 1970s. They offer costume hire, which in everyday vernacular, is costume rental. Children and adult costume and accessory rentals range from $45 to $135, but the average full costume rental costs $75. If you lack the time to pick up and/or return your costume, you can pay extra for Costume Wonderland’s courier service. Costumes are available for sale, too, and customers can take advantage of “try before you buy”. Purchased costumes come with the benefit of free alterations. Big beautiful women will be happy to know that Costume Wonderland has heaps of plus-sized costumes and features full-figured models on most of the albums in their store. If you are having an event or a show, the store offers bulk orders and group fittings. Additionally, the shop offers group discounts to schools, clubs and corporations. Costume Wonderland is located at 911 Nepean Hwy, Bentleigh, VIC and their phone number is (03) 9557 0222. Visit them online at https://costumewonderland.com.au/about-us-costume-wonderland.
Hardware Lane Costumes
If you are looking for Melbourne costume hire, Hardware Lane Costumes is a good place. It offers 450 character sets, an estimated 7,000 individual items and over 1,000 quality wigs in their wig bar for rent. Their collection includes ex-costume pieces from Opera Australia, Australian Ballet and Melbourne Theatre Company. Hardware Lane Costumes is located at 1st Floor, 43 Hardware Lane Melbourne 3000, Melway 2A D3 (on the corner of Lt. Bourke St.) and their phone number is 613 9670 1765. Visit them online at https://hardwarelanecostumes.com.
Masquerade Costumes has operated from the same location since 1972. They sell and rent adult and children’s costumes. The store has over 10,000 costumes and accessories for hire. Masquerade Costumes is located at 238 High St Kew 3101, Victoria. Call (03) 9853 6101 for costume rental or (03) 9489 2717 for costume purchases. Visit them online at www.masqueradecostumes.com.au.
Misskittys Costumes sells and rents costumes. There are thousands of costumes for hire. The average costume rental costs $55 ranging up to $85 for mascots. Misskittys Costumes is located at 38 St Kilda Rd, St Kilda and their phone number is 03 9521 1808. Visit them online at http://www.misskittyscostumes.com.au.
Rose Chong Costumes
Rose Chong Costumes offers costumes for hire, which start at $77 and usually go up to $155. The shop sells retail items such as wigs, masks, lashes, prosthetics and wigs. Rose Chong Costumes is located at 218 Gertrude Street, Fitzroy, 3065, Melbourne and their phone number is (03) 9419 6233 Visit them online at https://www.rosechong.com.
Creative Costumes offers costume hire and sells costumes. The store has over 10,000 costumes available for sale online for children and adults. Creative Costumes is located at 499 High Street Prahran and its phone number is (03) 9533 6393. Visit them online at https://www.creativecostumes.com.au.
Court Jester Fancy Dress Hire
Court Jester Fancy Dress Hire rents and sells costumes. The store has photo booths and themed prop hiring. This shop is said to be the biggest costume store in Melbourne. It is located Unit 4/1 Everaise Court, Laverton North VIC 3026 and their phone number is 03 9369 0777. Visit them online at http://www.courtjesterfancydresshire.com.au.