Many of us are aware of the joy associated with being invited to a costume party. When you see that invitation pop up on Facebook’s events list, it can fire up all types of emotions. Most people enjoy wearing costumes, even if it does not appear that way. In fact, a recent survey showed that most Australians enjoyed wearing costumes during Halloween as it was the most favourite part of the festival.
However, the challenge is to find a costume that fits right in with the theme. After all, when you get the right costume, that’s when you have the most fun. The good news is that Perth is home to some of the best costume shops in the country where you can find a myriad of costumes. Not only that, but you can hire or buy a few at a pretty reasonable price.
In this article, we’ll take a look at some of the best costume hire in Perth and discuss why we think they are the best.
What should you look for when choosing a costume shop in Perth?
When finding the right costume store for your hiring needs you should weigh up the most important factors:
With costume stores all over Perth, you can either focus on choosing the shop closest to you, or drive a little further for just the right store. With stores varying in stock levels and pricing, you may choose to go to a store further away for just the right outfit or to save a few dollars. To save the hassle of going to each store individually – call them ahead of time to make sure they have the costume in the size that you require and get the pricing in advance. This way you can shortlist the stores you want to visit and be sure to waste no time in getting the best costume for your special day.
Here’s out suggestions on some of the best costume hire shops in Perth:
Walk the Plank Costume Hire
It has to be one of the most iconic costume shops in Perth that has been relocated from South Perth over to their new store in Burswood road. Interestingly, and perhaps unknown to many people, the store is run by Jac, a costume fanatic who with her daughter has a collection of several hundred costumes.
The service is helpful, and everyone is friendly, and that’s one reason why the customers here have been walking the plank for well over 20 years. As it so happens, Halloween is one of their most favourite festivals, but it is also when most of their costumes are taken. You’ll be hard-pressed to find any costume during the days leading up to the Halloween so make sure to book in advance.
However, you’d still want to visit the store during Halloween since it is transformed into a spooky, freaky store. Plus, zombies are lurking in the parking lot.
30A Hooley Road, Midvale, Perth
Now if its variety that you are seeking, then Costumes in the Valley is where you need to go. They have a pretty generous selection of masquerade & Halloween masks which should tickle your fancy for the most part.
You will also be able to find some pretty fantastic face paints, corsets, hosiery along with hundreds of small accessories in the store. Almost everything is for hire, but it’s up to you to browse around to find what you want.
Hocus Pocus Costume Hire
Located on top of a small hill, it is hidden away from most people making it a rare hidden gem. It is one of those costume hire places in Perth where you’d want to go if you are not sure what will work best for the upcoming costume party.
The people who own and run Hocus Pocus are very passionate about ensuring that their customers feel and look the part they are attempting to play. You’ll find costumes for themes that range from Star Wars to other Star Trek. Our advice is to make sure and take a walk around the store to score some hidden gems that even the owners may have forgotten about.
208 Stirling Highway, Claremont, Perth
Party Town is a one-stop-shop for literally everything you’ll need. You get everything from event planning to decorations, tableware, lolly bags, and balloons for adults and kids alike. At the same time, we must caution that their costumes aren’t for hire, but you can purchase them at a pretty reasonable price. The reason why they made it to our list is that you can buy a costume for as little as $19.95! for one of your kids.
Never Grow Up
Alfred Cove, Perth
Now anyone who is planning a costume party should pay a visit to Never Grow Up. One of the reasons we recommend this place is because they have a free registration service, with that registration you also get a 20% discount on the costumes you hire.
Now don’t let the name fool you, they have a pretty wide selection of costumes for adults too. If you ladies have a Hens party planned, there is a good chance that Hannah and her team can help you find the right outfit, and accessorise it with a couple of different things. We also like the fact that the service is pretty affordable.
Now if it is a hat that you want then Party Frenzy is the place to go. They are renowned for stocking some of the biggest most outrageous looking hats in Perth. The prices are also pretty impressive with one starting at just $9, with the largest ones at $60. So, there is undoubtedly something for everyone.
Also, if it is a party that you are planning, then they can help with statement decorations like balloon arches that stretch as much as six meters wide. Plus, they have a wide selection of costumes which should make choosing one you think works best easy.
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1/54 Prindiville Drive, Wangara
14/386 Scarborough Beach Road, Osborne Park
The motto at Doyles Fancy Costumes is “Clothes make a statement, costumes tell a story.” That’s one motto that we can certainly attest to owing to our years of wearing dozens of costumes literally. However, when we were kids, Doyles was not around. Fortunately, today this 300 square meter store has hundreds of fancy dresses and costumes to choose from, so you’re sure to find something worth wearing.
Doyles is open six days a week and until late night on Thursday. The costume shops friendly staff help customers sort through what is over a thousand costumes for sale and hire. If you choose to buy a costume, it is delivered to you the following day, with free delivery on all purchases over $75.
Perth is home to some of the best costume hire places. While the best costume hire in Perth isn’t necessarily cheap or cost-effective, the ones we’ve listed above tend to offer the best value for money. So, you might want to start your search at these stores.