Updated: Jan 13, 2019
Costume parties are becoming very popular for children’s parties and other major events like Halloween and Christmas because it gives a different twist to an otherwise plain party or event. For some people, they would take these costumes to the next level and even add it to their daily outfits.
What do you do if you want something unique? Where can you go? Do they even carry sizes for babies?
Fortunately, Kuala Lumpur has a lot of great costume and prop shops you can visit any day of the year and they can definitely give you an idea or two.
Here are some of the places you can check out:
Costumes ‘N’ Parties
If you want to get a variety of costumes and props from head to toe, you will definitely love Costume ‘N’ Parties. This shop in Bukit Bintang is one of the oldest costume shops in the city and considering their history; they are one of the best. Whether you are looking for high quality wigs or an entire ensemble, they definitely have it and more. If you can’t find the items you need, don’t worry! Simply ask their staff to show you their extensive albums and let them get the item for you. They also have makeup services and other items you will need for your parties.
Address: Menara The Weld, 76, Jalan Raja Chulan, Kuala Lumpur, 50450 Kuala Lumpur Website: https://www.costumes-n-parties.com
If you want to give your costumes a personal touch, Spotlight Malaysia has the things you need. Spotlight Malaysia is an overseas branch of Australia’s largest home and crafts superstore and they got almost everything you will need for a party, including costumes for kids. From princesses, known cartoon franchises to the things you need to build a costume, it is there. You can even snag some props while you are in the store. This store has been a popular choice among many expatriate parents.
Address: Most Spotlight stores
Melody Costume Gallery
Costumes can be very expensive and if you and your child will only be using it once, it’s not very practical to buy one. Fortunately, you can rent at Melody Costume Gallery. After you’re done with your event, you can easily return the costume to the store. If you loved your costume, you can purchase it from them. Aside from costumes, they also offer makeup services so your face can match your costume’s theme and party supplies. If you do not have the time to visit their shop, you can check their website and purchase from there. Address: 96, Jalan Kepong, Pekan Kepong, 52000 Kuala Lumpur Website: http://www.melodyparty.com.my
Mob Party Lab
When you’re attending a Halloween party or something similar, you need to make sure your costume won’t just freak you out, but freak others out. If you are throwing the party, your party props should also match the occasion. Mob Party Lab (or the former M&K Party House) is a cool shop that pretty much has costumes and props for parties and events that you may not expect like Renaissance, Chinese operas, and others. During Halloween, this is the place to go to for your Halloween party because they stock up some of the best horror props in the market. You may even snag a pumpkin costume for your newborn!
Address: 179, Jalan Tun H S Lee, City Centre, 50000 Kuala Lumpur Website: https://www.facebook.com/mobpartylab/
If you want your family to dress up as characters from your favourite anime, movie, cartoon or historical event, you may want to check out Cantique Costume. Cantique Costume has a great selection of movie, cartoon, and anime and real-life character costumes in pairs or sets. They also got some retro outfits your family would definitely love like Wild Wild West and Arabian costumes.
Address: 22-1, Jalan Sulaiman 1, Taman Putra Sulaiman, 68000 Ampang, Selangor Website: https://www.instagram.com/cantiquecostume/?hl=en
If you want some modern or ethnic flare in your costumes, or even your everyday look, visiting Century Fiesta should be in your list. The shop has 3,000 costumes and they vary from the usual costume favourites, ethnic costumes from various countries to the celebrity getups. Another great thing about Century Fiesta is that it’s located outside the busy city center so there won’t be any hassle for traffic jams and parking if you need to get a costume for your party.
Address: 44, Jalan 24/70a, Desa Sri Hartamas, 50480 Kuala Lumpur Website: https://www.centuryfiesta.com
Abracadabra Costume Rental
When you’re in costume, you have to know how to play the part, dress the part and maintain it throughout your event. Abracadabra Costume Rental has 3,000 themed costumes and props available for people to rent for any type of party. They also offer acting workshops, rental stage equipment and even assist you in producing shows, parties and events.
Address: Prima Avenue 3, No 2-1, Jalan Cenuk 2, Bandar Puchong Jaya Website: http://www.abracadabra-costume.com
If you’re after a variety of costumes, Costume World will be able to help you out. They have every type of costume imaginable, from period costumes to superheroes. However, what’s impressive with Costume World is that they have all the varieties of costumes for a particular character. So, in case you are going out as Captain America and you don’t want to have the same Captain America costume as your friends and family have, they have other versions for you to choose from. A definite hit for your child if they want to dress up as a superhero!
Address: B-3A-17 Pelangi Square Pelangi Damansara, Persiaran Surian, Petaling Jaya, 47800 Petaling Jaya Website: http://www.costumeworld.com.my
For baby costumes and those that fit little toddlers, you can check out Jom Fiesta’s offerings. They offer both rental and for sale costumes, with their baby selection definitely something you would want to try out for your toddler. They also offer costumes for older kids as well, such as Michael Jackson’s getups or the Transformers.
Address: 49, 1, Jalan Melati Utama 4, Taman Melati Utama, 53100 Kuala Lumpur Website: http://jomfiesta.com
When you and your family get invited to costume parties or if you’re throwing a themed party, don’t settle for the ordinary. These costume shops would guarantee that your costumes would stand out and allow your party to be the talk of the group. So, check these shops today and make your parties stand out from the rest!