The Best Places To Buy Halloween Costumes In Melbourne

Courtesy Centre Stage
Courtesy Centre Stage
Monique La Terra

You’re never too old to dress up for Halloween, and with so many costume shops in Melbourne there’s no excuse to attend your next spooky soirée without a frightful costume. Whether you want to be a horrifying movie villain or sexy sorceress, these five costume shops can help you make that terrifying transformation.

1. Centre Stage


Centre Stage
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This family-run business was established in 1985 by Mary and Bill Smale as a response to Melbourne’s singing telegram phase. Nowadays, the store in East Brunswick has thousands of costumes to choose from with hundreds of accessories for sale, including masks, coloured contacts, prosthetics and weaponry. Centre Stage also has a devoted Halloween section featuring costumes inspired by Wednesday Adams, Hannibal Lecter, Carrie, Professor Snape, A Clockwork Orange and more. Centre Stage also sells good-quality special effects makeup to complete your zombie or vampire look.

2. Heidelberg Fancy Dress

2. Heidelberg Fancy Dress

Heidelberg Fancy Dress

With costumes starting at $55, Heidelberg Fancy Dress is the place to go if you need a themed get-up without spending big bucks. If you’ve ever wanted to dress up as a taco, Jack Skellington or a zombie punk, then Heidelberg Fancy Dress has you covered. Hilarious and head turning, these costumes are sure to make you stand out this Halloween. Heidelberg Fancy Dress also has a range of couples’, group and children’s costumes.

678 High Street, Reservoir, Victoria, Australia, +61 03 9471 2666

One of many costume options | Courtesy of Heidelberg Fancy Dress

3. Costume Factory

3. Costume Factory

Costume Factory

With four stores around Melbourne, including one on Hardware Lane, the Costume Factory houses thousands of ‘costumes for every occasion’ in convenient locations. Costume Factory stocks kids’, adult and group costumes and novelty accessories — they’ll even custom-make costumes and mascot outfits. To complete your look, you can choose from a huge range of Kryolan makeup products and special effects materials. Costumes can be booked up to three weeks in advance and can be hired over one to three days.

1st Floor, 43 Hardware Lane, Melbourne, Victoria, Australia +61 03 9670 1765

Try playing the Good Witch this Halloween | Courtesy of Costume Factory

5. Costume Bazaar


Formerly known as Brighton Beach Fancy Dress, Costume Bazaar was founded in the 1970s as a tiny shop and has since expanded to make way for its huge collection. With over 25 years of experience, the friendly staff will help you try before you hire or buy so you can decide whether you’d prefer to be Jigsaw or Beetlejuice, a Bollywood performer or a martini complete with olive. No matter where your imagination takes you this Halloween, Costume Bazaar can help you out.
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