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Best places to get your costume hire groove on!


PhotoGrid_1444909098975Round up of where to get your Fancy dress/Costume hire groove on.

If you haven’t heard yet, we’re in Halloween season, folks. Meaning, the parties are lining up, and you’re going to need a decent costume! Or maybe you’re just in need of some fun and funky ideas for that fancy dress party you’re invited to. Now, whilst Im pretty(very) down with DIY costumes, I’ve learnt that time is less and less on my side – especially with every kid we add to the equation. (Granted there are only two right now) And maybe it’s the same for you (?) So, with that in mind, I’ve learnt to appreciate a bonafide costume…that wasn’t made by me.

So to finally make good on my promise of last year’s blog post here, and if you’re on the hunt for a decent costume, be it for you or for your kid, Halloween or not, I’ve rounded up some the best bets we have around here:

Costume rental companies we have used/visited:

BKE Costume Rental was one of the first companies we used way back when. Mike discovered them, let me tell you, they have seriously decent collection of many of the popular characters you could think of, with excellent workmanship. Our favourites are in the Star Wars selection. BKE has very small kids selection, think Incredibles, Spiderman, Aladin etc.
Region: Western Cape,
City: Cape Town
Address: 21 Monte Vista Boulevard, Monte Vista, Cape Town
Cellphone: 073 198 6623

Kids Fancy Dress at Baby Exchange in Parklands, is by far, one of the best selections of kids costumes in Western Cape to date.(IMHO) Always clean, and very well organised. You can’t go wrong with them. They also hire out Mascot costumes or Character hire suits .(think Barney, etc)
Region: Western Cape & Pretoria and Jo’burg stores
City: Cape Town
Address: Shop 5, Lifestyle Centre (part of Baby Exchange), Parklands Main Road, Parklands, Cape Town
Telephone: 021 557 6891

Stage Creations has a killer selection, and you will see are very much geared towards the film indsutry, but are open to the public.(Which would explain how I also got invited to an film audition by a producer who was also there that day – ha! If only you knew how poor an actor I really am, kind sir!) They are huge, almost to the point where I became paralysed by all the choice and chaos…a bit like a woolworths sale- hence why I stay clear of any woolies sales. I stayed strong there however, and was really blown away by the range of choice one has there. Give them a shot, and be prepared to have your mind blown by their collection. And for those looking for professional makeup, they are also stockists of Kryolan products.
Also, there was a slightly creepy old man who assisted me. Very kind, very helpful..but still creepy..that’s the bit of theatre I don’t miss one bit!
Region: Western Cape
City: Cape Town
Address: 21 Upper Camp Road, Maitland
Telephone: 021 510 1820 or 083 789 2970 (7am – 8pm)
Opening times: Weekdays from 09:00 until 17:15, Saturday from 09:00 until 13:15

Mardigras is a Cape Town based Costume & Dress Hire business that my buddy used back in the early 2000’s for an Austin Powers bash we went to .
Region: Western Cape
City: Cape Town,CBD
Address: 190 Bree Street, Cape Town, 8001
Telephone: 021 424 9716
Email: or
Opening times: Monday – Friday: 9:00 – 17:00, Saturdays: 9:00 – 13:00

Mad Caps Party Costume Hire, most recently I popped in by them, and what a helpful bunch these two lovely ladies were! The ideas were just rolling from them, and whilst the store is small(ish), they certainly do have a good selection.
Region: Western Cape
City: Cape Town,
Address: Unit C5, Link Road, Link Road, Parklands
Telephone: (021) 557 7012 or 074 166 0140
Opening times: Mon-Fri: 09:30-17:30,Sat: 09:30-13:30, Sun: Closed, Halloween: 29th-30th open until 9pm

Annies Angels: Not used them as such really, but have called them a few times, and have always been helpful.
Region: Western Cape
City: Cape Town
Address: 39 Salt River Road, Corner of Kremer & Salt River, Salt River
Telephone: 021 447 4050

Costume rental companies we have NOT (yet) used/visited, but could definitely be an option for you:

Costume Wonderland: Adult and children’s fancy dress costumes available for hire as well as accessoriessuch as helium balloons, pinatas and selected party supplies.
Region: Western Cape
City: Cape Town
Address: 30 Oxford Street, Durbanville, Cape Town
Telephone: 021 976 5749 or 083 440 3230
Opening times: Mon 10am – 5pm, Tues – Fri 9am – 5pm, Sat 9am – 2pm, Closed Sundays & Public Holidays

Fancy Pants Costume Hire
Region: Western Cape
City: Cape Town
Address: 20 Harmans Street, Bothasig
Telephone: 021 558 6743
Opening times: Weekdays from 14:30 until 18:30, Saturday from 10:00 until 13:00

Fancy That Costumes / Sue Farmer Costumes / TheatrelandBranches in Pinelands, Plumstead and Bellville. See website for more specific details like telephone numbers and opening hours.
Region: Western Cape
City: Cape Town
Suburbs listed for: Pinelands, Plumstead, Bellville
Telephone: 021 531 5919
Opening times: Weekdays from 09:00 to 17:30, Saturday from 09:00 to 13:30

Kids Parties GaloreYour 1 stop online kiddies party shop, kiddies party hiring service, Co-ordinating kiddies parties, kiddies costume hire, indoor kiddies party venue. Collection Times: Mon-Sun: (08:30-09:30;15:30-16:30) Viewing is by appointment only. Kiddies Costume Hire (Ages:2 – 8) (Cape Town & Surrounds). Indoor Kiddies Play & Party Venue.
Region: Western Cape
City: Cape Town
Address: Unit 2, 32 Station Road, Montague Gardens (by appointment only)
Cellphone: 083 736 0661

Region: Western Cape
City: Cape Town
Address: 98 Letchworth Road, Edgemead
Telephone: 021 558 6434
Opening times: Wednesday/Thursday 1PM to 6PM, Friday: 1PM to 5PM, returns are on Monday

Vanessa’s Party EmporiumRegion: Western Cape
City: Cape Town
Address: Shop 4, Atlantica Building, Main & Rocklands Road,Sea Point
Telephone: 021 434 3862
Opening times: Weekdays from 09:00 until 17:00, Saturdays from 09:00 until 12:00

Costumes WP
Region: Western Cape
City: Somerset West
Address: 6 Melcksloot Village, Somerset Mall, Somerset West, Western Cape
Telephone: 021 851 0244 or 087 802 2084
Opening times: Mon/ Fri: 09h00 – 17h30, Sat: 09h00 – 13h00

And there you have it! Have I missed any that you know and love? Please feel free to add to the list. Maybe you OWN a costume hire company and would love to let the readers know about it- by all means, please, go ahead and comment with your details below.

Now then, with the selection above, you don’t have any excuse for not having a super dope costume this year! And if you do hire one, why not post it to our Facebook page with a #milkmemoirscostume or #halloween hashtag! I would LOVE to see you in your fancy pants!!!

Have fun!!x


Author: mommabeartrax

Mother of two (and counting), pregnant with the third and have a sweet little angel in heaven. A very happy wifey, blogger, lover of life and laughter, a clumsy swimmer, loyal friend, Im funnier in my head than I actually am, I am a qualified HypnoBirthing Child Birth Educator, I get inexplicably excited about good food, baking & crafts. Although, I think baking and crafts are just trying to fill a void that my Kenpo and gym-rat days used to fill. Lastly, according to the rest of the world, I fix your printer. But I'm actually a Software Architect.

4 thoughts on “Best places to get your costume hire groove on!

  1. Pingback: Get into the spirit of things: Halloween countdown activities for toddlers | The Milk Memoirs

  2. Oh my word, You. Are. The. Best! Seth’s party is on Saturday and all of your Halloween posts have been so useful. Thanks!!!

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