Sometimes, you just need to dress up as a Disney princess or a giant banana.
Whether you have a company D&D coming up, are working on a personal film project or just feel the need to prepare for Halloween months in advance, here’s where you should go to rent or buy a costume.
Pan in the Box
You might prefer to buy rather than rent your costume because, uh, showing up as a scary clown at every annual company D&D reinforces your personal brand. In that case, head to Pan in the Box, which has a wide range of costumes as well as cosplay outfits.
They’ve got masks, wigs and accessories like bloody knives and severed fingers. They’ve also got full costumes including Peter Pan and Aladdin. Anime fans will be happy to find some accessories from classics like Sailor Moon and One Piece.
Address: 6 Eu Tong Sen Street #02-51 The Central Shopping Mall Singapore 059817
Sample price: $90 to purchase Aladdin costume
Global Costume Pte Ltd
Global Costume rental store has a wide range of festive and cultural costumes, as well as mascots in the form of anything from fruits to animals. They’ve also got props like hats, wigs and masks.
Due to their focus on cultural costumes, this is a good place to hit up for costumes for special festivals or occasions, such as if you need to dress up as Cai Shen Ye for a Chinese New Year shindig or a pirate for your company’s Pirates of the Caribbean-themed D&D.
Address: 114 Lavender Street #01-55/56 Singapore CT Hub 2 338729
Sample price: $75 to rent Monkey God costume
You can both buy and rent costumes at Costume City. They have a decent range of costumes of characters in pop culture, from Pikachu to Snow White. Some other highlights include their Donald Trump mask and Super Mario costumes for men and women.
They do not accept walk-in customers for costume rentals, so you will need to call them to set up an appointment in order to try on and rent a costume.
Address: Blk 203 (Wing A) Henderson Road #09-03 Henderson Industrial Park Singapore 159546
Sample price: $59.90 to purchase Aladdin costume
Awesome Costumes Singapore
Awesome Costumes Singapore has one of the best collections available if you are looking to make a pop culture reference, thanks to their extensive and very accurate costumes of movie, cartoon and video game characters. You have the option of buying or renting costumes.
In order to rent a costume, you’ll need to make an appointment ahead of time, as they do not have fixed opening hours.
Some of the more interesting costumes they have include Ken and Chun Li, Wilma from the Flintstones, Wreck It Ralph, Popeye and Olive, Bozo the Clown, Dumbledore, the Cat in the Hat and the Genie from Disney’s Aladdin.
Address: 3 Pemimpin Drive #03-04E Lip Hing Industrial Building Singapore 576147
Sample price: $45 to rent Aladdin costume for one day
Costumes & Mascots
Costume & Mascots is centrally located and entertains walk-in customers, so it is a convenient place to pop by after work if you need to pick up a costume for a D&D the day after.
They have a decent selection of costumes across many categories, such as festive, retro, movie and mascots.
One downside is that the store itself is not huge and they do not have a website where you can browse costumes ahead of time. So if you absolutely need a costume that adheres to an obscure theme, give them a call in advance to be sure they have something that caters to your needs.
Address: 806 North Bridge Road Singapore 198774
Sample price: $50 to rent Aladdin costume for 3 days
What’s your favourite costume rental store in Singapore? Share your recommendations in the comments!