Halloween is coming!
Even though Singaporeans don’t seem to be big fans of dressing up for Halloween.
It’s the same every year, I’ll scroll through social media and tell myself that I’ll get a costume next year.
But it never happens.
Maybe because costumes are generally quite expensive here and not everyone’s willing to spend the money.
But did you know, there are a few places where you can get your costume under $50!
Time to get spoooooooooooookyyyyyy…
Where Can I Get Cheap Halloween Costumes?
Known for their craft and sewing supplies, Spotlight also sell ready-made costumes as well!
Their range of costumes is actually pretty affordable, starting from $21 per set.
Chances are, if you’re looking for costumes that are more popular and elaborate, you’ll usually have to fork out a bit more.
Otherwise, if you’re good with conceptualising and sewing, go forth and gather your supplies from Spotlight! It’ll likely save you money, but you’ll need to spend more time and effort on it though.
Plaza Singapura: Level 5, 68 Orchard Road (Located at the Dhoby Ghaut MRT), Singapore, Central Singapore 238839 Singapore
I had a fun time trying to identify the characters without looking at the description of the costumes, and they have a really wide range!
Not surprising, since they are an online costume shop with services globally.
While we’re looking for costumes that won’t break our banks, we still want them to look nice, right?
Just a word of advice though, use Funidelia if you’re buying with a group of friends or colleagues. They’re an online store only and delivery will cost $14.99 unless your order is above $200.
Costumes ‘N’ Parties
Unfortunately, Costumes ‘N’ Parties have limited costumes available for sale.
But they’ve definitely made it up with their huge collection of costumes ready for rental.
Be warned though, their rental rates are pretty high.
There was only a small handful that will fit the $50 budget, with the majority of them costing you upwards of $60.
So good luck scrolling if you want to keep it affordable!
Havelock II, Unit #02-16/17/18, No.2 Havelock Road, Singapore 059763
HalloweenCostumes.com is an online costume shop based in the U.S. and they ship internationally, so don’t worry!
Don’t say we didn’t jio, probably everything’s on sale now since Halloween is nearing!
Did I mention that you can find costumes below $20 too? Have fun scrolling through the costumes for inspiration!
Hang on, you might want to get a few friends to check it out with you since there are also shipping fees involved.
Even though shipping fees will increase as you order more since it’s calculated based on volumetric, but it’s still more worth than paying for it on your own.
Also, if you’re in a hurry for your costumes to arrive, you can choose the Parcel Priority option and share the cost amongst your friends!
miiostore Costumes is a local online shop providing costumes for sale and rental at pretty affordable rates!
I’m not being biased, but it’s really one of the rare costumes rental services in Singapore that you can get below $50.
The rental prices shown are on a daily rate but you are only able to choose a 3-day rental which still amounts to about $20 and above per rental.
They seem to have a smaller collection available for purchasing, but they also offer pre-loved costumes as well!
I guess we all know by now that online shops equal delivery fees.
But since miiostore is based in Singapore, they offer free collection at certain timings and location if you want to save on delivery fees.
Another online shop based in the U.S with crazy discounts!
LightInTheBox sells more than just costumes, you can buy regular clothes and accessories, even home items, gardening tools and well, anything!
Likewise, shipping will take a bit of time, so if you need your costumes in a hurry, then you might have to pay more for expedited shipping.
But you can either gather your friends to share the shipping or shop for other things to make it more worthwhile!
Don’t think you guys will let me off if I didn’t include Taobao in the list…
It may be in Chinese but isn’t Google (Translate) your best friend?
Of course, you can buy costumes on Taobao as long as you have the time to comb through the massive amount of items and check the reviews.
The prices shown are in Chinese Yuan, so get a calculator ready if you’re too lazy to divide the amount by 5 by yourself.
If I had all the time in the world, I’d actually make my own Halloween costumes.
But since we can’t afford the time, well, renting it is!