Planning your fancy dress costume for Halloween is an amazing opportunity to get creative and come up with something exciting and unique. Here you can find some of London’s best fancy dress shops.
In trendy Camden, Escapade has served customers since the 1980’s and is one of Europe’s leading independent fancy dress brands. Whether you’re looking for a simple mask or wig, or a full costume, you can find everything you need right here. You can choose from horrifying Grim Reapers, zombies, skeletons, famous witches and wizards, as well as handy party supplies like novelty spider webs and pumpkin lights.
Getting there: Escapade is just moments from Camden Lock Market and within walking distance of the tube stations of Chalk Farm and Camden Town.
Only Fools and Peacocks provides outstanding Halloween make-up, accessories, costumes and props, which can be customised to your preferences. Base your costume on a popular figure, or go that extra mile and invent something.
Getting there: This shop is within walking distance of Stoke Newington and Rectory Road railway stations in northwest London, both of which have fast links to the centre.
You’ll find even more spectacular Halloween costumes at this historic-themed costumier at New Cross in southeast London. Costumes here have a more historic or vintage theme, so they would be the perfect fit for a Halloween party in one of London’s more historic venues.
Getting there: Prangsta is a short walk from New Cross Gate railway station, which also has fast links to central London.
Carnival Store offers a good choice of affordable costumes, hats, wigs and other accessories and decorative items. It’s excellent value for money if you’re purchasing items in bulk, and you can easily invent your own costume by buying different items like capes and masks separately.
Getting there: Carnival Store is near the Kensington Olympia and is easily reachable by foot via Kensington Olympia railway station or West Kensington tube station.
If you’re planning a Halloween event in London, you can find an extensive range of venues all across the city, from luxurious party halls to enchantingly eerie underground bars here at Venueseeker.