Traditionally a Celtic celebration to mark the end of harvest and the start of winter, today Halloween is fun holiday filled with candy, costumes and plenty of merry-making. The tradition of dressing up originated with the festival of Samhein, on the eve of All Saints Day, where people lit bonfires and wore masks and costumes to ward off spirits.
Costumes tended to err on the scary side, with vampire, witch and werewolf costumes dominating the getups. Fast forward to present day and options for costumes have expanded to include famous pop culture icons, movie and TV characters and literary heroes. To help celebrate this holiday in style, KL offers several costume shops stocked with every costume you can think of.
Costume World is a rental shop that specialises in variety, offering everything from period attire and celebrity costumes to cartoon characters. They cater to different body shapes and boast several styles for the same costume so you and your friends can head out as the same character without worrying about wearing the same costume.
This costume store is so well established it even hires out costumes to movie production studios across the world. While the store sells most of their outfits, rental is an option. They offer a diverse range which features mascots, anime, TV game characters and Roman and Arabian specialty clothing.
Another rental shop located near the city centre, Cantique Costume also offers a wide range of female/male costumes and even couple and family costumes so your loved ones can share in the fun. On top of this, the boutique has make-up artists on hand to help complete your perfect look.
WHERE B-3A-17 Pusat
Perdagangan Pelangi Square
Persiaran Surian PJU 6
WHEN 11am-7pm (Mon to Fri);
TEL 03 7729 7332
WHERE Unit 06-90
Berjaya Times Square
WHEN 12:30pm-8:30pm (Mon to Sun)
TEL 03 2141 7655
WHERE 22-1 Jalan Sulaiman 1
Taman Putra Sulaiman, Ampang
WHEN 11am-8pm (Mon to Fri);11am-6pm (Sat)
TEL 03 4270 4330