Are you cracking your head for a cool Halloween outfit that won’t break the bank? KL has some great places where you can pick up a fancy dress costume and you don’t have to spend a fortune on something you may only wear once. Even better, you have the option of renting costumes too. The whole family can get decked up in any character that you fancy from a superhero or a witch to a scary ghoul or a fairy princess. Little Steps has the ultimate guide to making sure your Halloween is frighteningly awesome. Check out our top picks for costume buys and rentals in Kuala Lumpur!
One-stop party center, Balloon Wonderland has a selection of costumes for adults and children all under one roof. Little juniors can dress up as fairytale princesses, pirates, wizards, witches, and more while adults can dress up as monsters or scary ghouls complete with props and party make-up such as skeletons, broomsticks, hats, pumpkins, severed arms, or witches' cauldron to complete your look.
Balloon Wonderland, Various locations nationwide including 1 Utama, Publika Solaris, and The Linc, Kuala Lumpur, Malaysia, +6014 305 8668 (WhatsApp)/+603 77103827,
www.balloonwonderland.com.my. Opening hours: Varies according to location.
Fans of Australia’s chain of fabric, craft, and home interiors, Spotlight, will be pleased to find lots of ready-made costumes for the whole family here. For kids, dress up as a surgeon, prisoner, zombie cheerleader, scarecrow, robot, clown, or get your hands on some animal onesies, while adults can find costumes such as Grim Reaper, pirate, priest, nun, and more. In case you're feeling crafty, you can also find Halloween-themed fabric, face & body paint, and spooky props, and just about everything you’ll need to throw a terrifying Halloween feast! You can even shop online if it’s too much trouble to go down to the retail store.
Spotlight, IPC & MyTown, Kuala Lumpur, Malaysia, www.spotlightstores.com/my. Opening hours: Mon-Sun, 10am-10pm.
From action heroes to princesses to traditional attire and career-themed costumes, this store has a wide variety of cute costumes for kids. We spotted Power Rangers, Batman, Wonder Woman, and a whole lot of other options like fruit costumes, Mickey and Minnie. There are also costume choices for adults, party decor, and props so you won't leave empty-handed.
YYG / NMC Costume Shop, Lot F30, Giant Complex Bandar Kinrara, Lot 449, Jalan BK5A/1, Bandar Kinrara, 47100 Puchong, Selangor, Malaysia, www.facebook.com/yyg.my.
Opening hours: Mon-Sun, 10am-9.30pm.
Everyone’s favorite toy store, Toys 'R' Us has a small selection of costumes, mostly princess gowns in layers of pink and fuchsia that are available all year round. Little girls can live out their princess fantasies and get decked in pretty fairy outfits and pick up accessories such as tiaras, costume jewelry, and scepter. There's also Dracula, witch, spooky skeleton, and more. Only the bigger outlets carry them, so do call before heading over or shop online.
Toys 'R' Us, various locations across Klang Valley including Suria KLCC and Mid Valley Megamall, Kuala Lumpur, Malaysia, www.toysrus.com.my.
Opening hours: Mon-Sun, 10am-10pm.
Home to an impressive selection of some 20,000 costumes, you are bound to find exactly what you are looking for here. Don’t be spooked by the store size though because you don’t actually have to physically rummage through the outfits! The kind people at Costumes N’ Parties have conveniently created a laminated book containing every single costume from eras such as the 1960s and 1970s to fairytale costumes and Star Wars-themed clothes. And that’s just for the adults! Kids' costumes are also available right from baby up to 10 years old. Alternatively, you can browse their collection and rent from their online store. A three-day costume rental will cost you in the range of RM70 to RM150, and you can buy accessories here too. There's also face make-up, vampire blood, fangs, and props for sale, such as boa feathers, top hats, wigs, garlands, and more.
Costumes N’ Parties, The Weld, L2-09, Level 2, 76, Jalan Raja Chulan, 50200 Kuala Lumpur, Malaysia, +603 2164 8184/ +6014 673 5426 , www.costumes-n-parties.com.
Opening hours: Mon-Fri, 11am-8pm; Sat, 11am-6pm (Closed on Sun and public holidays).
Buy or rent, Costumes Empire has a wide selection to choose from for both adults and kids. This store near Suria KLCC was established in 2006, and the choices here are fantastic with costumes like Obi Wan Kenobi, Thor, Star Wars troopers, Arabian prince and princess, Mulan, and more. You’ll also be able to choose from a wonderful array of accessories and wigs. Prices are reasonable with a three-day rental setting you back around RM120 to RM180 plus a refundable security deposit.
Costumes Empire, Suite 2.36 & 2.37, 1st Floor, Wisma Central, Jalan Ampang, 50450 Kuala Lumpur, Malaysia, +6011 1571 3651, www.facebook.com/costumesempire.
Opening hours: Mon-Sat, 11am-6pm (Closed on Sun and Public Holidays).
As we all know, heading into town can sometimes be a bit of a headache, which is just one of the reasons why Century Fiesta is a winner in our book, as it's located in Desa Sri Hartamas. Offering more than 6,000 costumes, rental prices for three days start from as low as RM60 but can go as high as RM500 per set. Find all sorts of costumes here like Game of Thrones characters, 60s to 70s-inspired outfits, costumes from movies, and just about everything else. For kids, there are fairytale characters like Peter Pan, Tinkerbell, medieval costumes, animals, princesses, and more. You might find that due to the high demand around peak seasons such as Christmas and Halloween, prices are higher and that you can only hire costumes for one day – so don’t leave it too close to Halloween to start your search.
Century Fiesta Sri Hartamas, No.44-2, Jalan 24/70 A, Desa Sri Hartamas, 50480 Kuala Lumpur, +603 2300 2048, Facebook page.
Opening hours: Mon-Fri, 11am-7:30pm, Sat, 11am-5pm (Closed on Sun and Public Holidays)
From mascots to masquerade and movie characters, retro-style costumes from bygone eras and even a totally bling Bollywood section, Cantique really does have it all. What will really blow you away though is the wide selection of masks, headgear, and wigs that you can pair with your costume to complete the look. Rental is on the low side with a three-day costume hire costing in the region of RM50 to RM100. As an added bonus, you can sit down and consult with one of the on-hand make-up artists who will happily help you to enhance your costume and create a perfectly superb scary look.
Cantique Costume, 22-1, Jalan Sulaiman 1, Taman Putra Sulaiman, Ampang, Kuala Lumpur, Malaysia, +603 4270 4330/ +6013 288 8530 (WhatsApp), Facebook Page.
Opening hours: Mon-Fri, 11am-8pm; Sat,11am-6pm (Closed on Sun and Public Holidays).
Located in Petaling Jaya, Selangor, this costume rental boutique provides Halloween costume hunters with a fantastic choice of outfits. If you and your little people fancy dressing up in the traditional attire of another country this Halloween then you’re in luck as this store stocks clothes from various countries. For fans of the current trending K-drama, Squid Game, head on here to snap the guard uniforms! Prices of costume rentals range from RM60 to RM150.
Costume World, B-3A-17 Pusat Perdagangan Pelangi Square, Persiaran Surian PJU 6, Pelangi Damansara, 47800 Petaling Jaya, Selangor, Malaysia, +603 7729 7332/+6012 288 0993, www.costumeworld.com.my.
Opening hours: Mon-Fri,11am-7pm; Sat ,11am-4pm. (Closed on Sun and Public Holidays).
Costumes and party supplies under one roof make it easy to grab all your Halloween necessities from a single location. You can find a small selection of costumes here at Balloon Buzz from fairy wings, vampire capes, and witches hats to costumes witches and fairytale characters. Although they specialize in balloons and party accessories, you'll still find lots of other props, accessories, and party gear to help you throw the best Halloween bash ever!
Balloon Buzz Party Center, various locations across Klang Valley including Pavilion KL, Sri Hartamas, Kuala Lumpur, Malaysia, www.ballooonbuzz.com.
Opening hours: Varies according to location.
You’ll find Betty and her costumes in Desa Sri Hartamas, so no need to trek into town if you live in the ‘burbs. We love the extensive collection of costume themes and accessories, from Spanish costumes to kimonos to evening gowns and also cartoon and movie characters. Accessories include a wide selection of wigs, hats, and more. We also love Betty – who really looks the part, and who will meticulously help you and your kids pick out the perfect costume, even if it isn’t necessarily what you were initially looking for. With a huge selection of national costumes including Spanish, Korean, Thai, and Chinese coupled with some seriously glamorous evening gowns, fancy dress from the Wild West, and a variety of uniforms, you’ll find what you need and more. Their selection of accessories is also extremely impressive. As they are open by appointment only, call first before you head over.
Betty Fantasy World Costume, 28-1, Jalan 28/70A, Desa Sri Hartamas, 50480 Kuala Lumpur, Malaysia, +6012 206 5700/ +6012 206 5700, Facebook Page. Opening hours: 2pm - 7:30pm (Do check their Facebook updates as opening hours may vary)