It’s October! Alongside all things fall, like pumpkin spice lattes, cozy sweaters, and hiking season, this means it’s almost time for Halloween. If you’re looking for innovative, attractive, or frightening costumes to get into the spooky season mood, you can find all types of fun costumes for couples, kids, or your pets with this comprehensive list. From pop culture-inspired characters to classic vampire or pirate cosplays, we’ve got you covered with our guide to Hong Kong costume stores and party suppliers.

Pottinger Street

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Climb Pottinger Street to browse a colourful array of Halloween goods (© bricoleurbanism via Flickr)

The OG place for Halloween supplies and any of your costume-related needs is Pottinger Street. This steep cobblestone lane with lots of little costume shops and stalls in the back has everything you can imagine. All year round, you’ll find wigs, feather boas, decorative Halloween masks, flower crowns, animal ears… the list is endless. And all at a decent price! During Halloween season, the street is particularly buzzing. You can find full costumes and even pick up extra make-up or accessories if you venture into the shops behind the stalls. We recommend Choi Chi Gift Shop in particular!

Dedicated shoppers will also be able to find costumes at these other street markets during Halloween season:

  • Li Yuen Street (East and West), Central
  • Toy Street, Wan Chai
  • Ladies Market, Mong Kok
  • Stanley Market, Stanley

Pottinger Street (between Des Voeux Rd Central and Connaught Rd Central), Central

Partyland

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Partyland is a go-to spot for Halloween costumes (© Partyland Central)

Also conveniently located in Central, Partyland has a wide range of men’s, women’s, and kids’ costumes along with miscellaneous party supplies. Superheroes, movie stars, cartoons, animals and career costumes are just some of the categories of outfits they store. They also do bespoke costumes, if you are interested in standing out amongst the crowd or bringing a specific idea to life. If you are on a budget, you can consider renting the outfits instead. And in terms of accessories, they have masks, glasses, wigs, party props, hats and much, much more! Whether you’re looking to be sexy, silly or scary, Partyland has all your dressing up needs.

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B/F, 51 Wellington St, Central | Whatsapp +852 9843 0638 or email partyland@partylandcentral.com

Fun e Costume

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Fun e Costume has a comprehensive range of fun costumes (© Fun e Costume)

With costumes for kids and adults, Fun e Costume is another great costume shop for those looking to clothe the entire family. They also have some very terrifying options such as clown, zombie, and even Donald Trump masks, along with the regular collection of Halloween outfits. Their adorable collection of adult and kids’ costumes includes gems such as a donut, Crayola crayons, or beer costumes and characters like Teenage Mutant Ninja Turtles, Goku, and Thanos. Check out their Facebook page for a comprehensive selection before you head out to Lai Chi Kok.

Rm 33, C10-11, 1/F, Hong Kong Industrial Centre Block C, 489-491 Castle Peak Rd, Lai Chi Kok | +852 9075 3530

Matteo Party Shop

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Matteo Party has scary Halloween costumes and party supplies (© Matteo Party)

Another gem which has a huge assortment of dress-up and party paraphernalia is Matteo. With a physical shop in Causeway Bay and a very comprehensive online store, you will find anything you can imagine, from make-up and props to scary Halloween costumes! They have a large catalogue and innovative products such as personalized Halloween masks or facial hair for those who want to be comfortable and not go too big. They cater to people of all ages, so your baby to your teen will all be happy. The prices are definitely on the steeper side, but the quality and attention to detail are evident.

2003-04, 20/F, Shun Hei Causeway Bay Tower, 492 Lockhart Rd, Causeway Bay | WhatsApp or call +852 9578 8980 or email info@matteoparty.com

Academy for Performing Arts

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Costumes from the Hong Kong Academy for Performing Arts (© Dymo via Wikimedia Commons)

If you are in luck and looking to truly wow, you can rent costumes out of the Academy of Performing Arts’ collection! You can contact the APA via their website to request to view their catalogue, and then schedule an appointment to try them out! Not only will you have a one of a kind period or historical costume, you are also supporting the environment by reducing consumption. While this will be a bit heavy on your wallet, with rentals ranging from HK$1,500 to HK$2,000, your Halloween get-up will definitely have the drama and intrigue you’d want for a special spooky night.

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1 Gloucester Rd, Wan Chai | +852 2584 8833

Toys R Us

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Toys R Us stocks costumes for kids specially for Halloween season (© Harbour City)

Everyone’s favourite toy store is another spot to pick up Halloween costumes for your kids. With classics including Disney princesses or Star Wars-inspired get-ups, your kid is sure to be able to find their favourite character. They also have a number of career costumes, so your child can pretend to be the firefighter, nurse, or astronaut they’ve always dreamed of being. Unfortunately, it’s kids only, and you know you will be eyeing your kid’s costumes with envy!

Locations around Hong Kong

Retykle

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Sustainable clothing resale brand Retykle holds an annual swap for gently used costumes (© Retykle)

For a greener Halloween for your kids, check out Retykle’s costume swap. With 2,000 tonnes of plastic waste (approximately 83 million plastic bottles) being created in the UK during Halloween in 2019 alone, we should all do our part to keep costumes in the cycle and out of the landfill. So grab the costumes your kids have grown out of and bring them to the Retykle store or K11 Musea pop-up (Shop B231A) to swap for free to get a pre-loved costume for your kids! If you don’t have anything to swap, you can also purchase a costume for HK$50.

8/F, 44 Wong Chuk Hang Road, Sing Teck Building, Wong Chuk Hang | Visit the website for more details

Amazon

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Cosplay costumes and pet costumes in all themes can be found on Amazon (© Monkey Business Images via Canva)

The largest e-commerce platform in the world is also a great place to start searching for cosplay costumes and props. Amazon has a large catalogue of costumes, masks, make-up, and other accessories to make your Halloween party unique. Our favourites include the inflatable alien abduction costume and eye-rollable couple outfits like the salt and pepper shakers, while your pre-teens may be more into Minecraft, T-Rex riding, or Harry Potter costumes. There’s also no shortage of adorable pet costumes that will transform your pup into a spider or postman.

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Petit Bazaar

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Find adorable fantasy, career, and animal costumes at Petit Bazaar (© Petit Bazaar)

Every Halloween, Petit Bazaar stocks a catalogue of absolutely adorable costumes for tots on their online store and in certain physical locations. Find flowy princess dresses, armour and helmets fit for knights, jumpsuits, butterfly wings, and accessories like wands and hair clips to complete the look. There is even sparkly nail art and make-up so the kids can play dress-up all year long. We suggest finding an outfit online and then doing in-store pick-up to avoid making a trip to the store just to find out the costume you’re looking for has sold out.

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EZCosplay

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Yor Forger or “Thorn Princess” cosplay from the SPYxFamily anime series (© EZCosplay)

EZCosplay is a specialist in all things cosplay – specifically anime. The costume shop started with a pair of siblings in Shenzhen who loved anime, and has grown into a popular online store and a community of cosplayers virtually sharing their other personas. From SPYxFAMILY to Demon Hunter, become your favourite character with their tailored costumes. Their huge catalogue also includes characters from video games and movies, down to details like coloured contact lenses and shoes to help you create your look from top to bottom.

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Born in New Delhi, brought up in Hong Kong, and having lived in New York, city life is in Kopal's blood. You can find her exploring her beloved city. Whether it's the latest sustainable fashion store, or the cutest new coffee shop, she loves finding the hidden secrets of Hong Kong. In her free time, Kopal is a active advocate for animal welfare and adoption, and she runs a Facebook and Instagram page, @adoptdontshop.hk.

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