New Year’s Eve is a great chance to let your hair down and enjoy a good party – and as we all know, some of the best parties tend to have a costume-theme. But where in London can you get your hands on the best fancy-dress costumes in town? Our brief guide to the best and brightest London costume shops will show you the way.
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London costume shopping doesn’t get much better than the eclectic Escapade, billed as London’s favourite fancy dress store. Whatever style of costume you’re seeking, there’s no denying you’ll be able to find it here – and a very dedicated, well-informed team will be more than happy to point you in the right direction if you’re not sure what to dress as on New Year's Eve.
Mad World Fancy Dress
London City / London West End
With two branches to choose from and an additional superstore, Mad World costume hire benefits from an exclusive range of costumes for those seeking something a little less ordinary! They are one of the UK’s only stockists of genuine Venetian masks and have over 35,000 costumes – perfect for an extended browse through the various decades and genres on offer. The unique selection of costumes and props will ensure that your costume stands out in the crowd at your New Year’s Eve celebration.
So High Soho
Another great and eclectic option for London partygoers is Soho’s So High, which also benefits from convenient opening hours during the Christmas period for those in the market for some last-minute costume shopping. Whether it’s fancy dress costumes, wigs, masks or make-up you’re seeking, you’ll find it all here and much more besides.
West Kensington, London
London’s Carnival Store specialises in both hire and buying options, giving you plenty of flexibility when costume shopping. In addition to their West Kensington base, there’s an online shop for checking out the costumes ahead of time or arranging your purchase/hire with a few clicks. This means that you will have plenty of time to plan the perfect outfit before heading to your NYE party. Be sure to check out this vibrant costume retailer if you’re looking for something outside of the box.
Angels Fancy Dress
Shaftesbury Avenue, London
Family run Angels Fancy Dress first opened its doors in 1840 and has been providing costumes for all occasions ever since. The company’s bespoke service offers hand-tailored outfits to ensure your costume makes a big impact at your New Year event. You’re sure to turn some heads and make your friends jealous as you enter the room wearing a custom costume that was made by professionals and looks just like the real thing.