The Best Fancy Dress Shops in The World! – CluedUpp Games
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Looking for some inspiration for your next fancy dress party, event, or potentially a CluedUpp experience? We’ve got you covered with this guide… 

We’ve seen it all: detectives, Scooby Doo gangs, show girls, witches and wizards, Cluedo (or Clue) characters, CSI characters - anything goes at a CluedUpp event!

We heavily encourage fancy dress because we truly believe that it helps to really immerse yourself in the crime scene, detective world! You can become whatever character or persona you want - plus, when you’re all dressed up, it makes for great Instagram content! 

Fancy dress is a big part of our events, so if you’re looking for your next fancy dress costume, we’ve gathered a list of places worldwide where you can order your fancy dress!

What will you dress up as? 

A team in fancy dress at a CluedUpp event

UK & Ireland

Angels - London

Angels Fancy Dress has been trading for over 170 years and as well as having their main stores in London, you can shop via their online store where you can find a selection of costumes, accessories, props, make-up and special effects all ready to buy with same day shipping. 

Check their website out here.

Elliot’s Fancy Dress - Northern Ireland 

Elliot’s Fancy Dress is based in Belfast, Northern Ireland and you can shop for over 1000’s of fancy dress costumes for all occasions and themes. All their costumes are available direct in the shop or online.

You can get same day dispatch if you order before 3pm. Check out their website here.

Smiffy’s - UK wide 

Smiffy’s is a UK wide fancy dress shop for all occasions - they’re experts in fancy dress costumes and accessories and you will certainly find the perfect outfit. 

Their costumes are guaranteed to impress and they have a section for women, men and kids - plus, if you order by 4pm, you can guarantee delivery for the next day if you’re based in the UK. 

They also have a trending items section if you’re stuck on what costume you should bring to your next event.

Find out more from their website here.

A team dressed up and one person wearing a pencil fancy dress CluedUpp

Mega Fancy Dress - Kent 

Mega Fancy Dress is one of the UK’s top 10 fancy dress websites, selling over 500,000 costumes every year.

They are one of the biggest fancy dress retailers in Kent, they provide high quality products. 

You can shop via their online store here.

Europe

Karnevalswierts.com - Germany & Netherlands

One of the biggest European fancy dress online retailers with physical stores located across Germany and the Netherlands, plus a whole online showcase. With something for women, men, children as well as a whole host of accessories. 

They can offer free delivery above €25 with minimum spend of €10 - they have fast shipping methods and always have a sale or special offer on!

Check out their website here.

Viva Fiesta - Paris

One of Paris’ most well-known fancy dress shops, Viva Fiesta in Paris is a costume shop, specialising in festive decoration and wedding outfits for all your needs. 

Their array of fancy dress costumes is extensive going right down to categories such as disguises like male and female, teenagers and babies, animal, leotard costumes and much more. 

Click and collect is available for those in the area and have a range of delivery and deadlines listed on their website.

Check out their online shop here. 

Mask World - Berlin

Mask World is one for your list - as soon as you see their website, you will be amazed at what fancy dress costumes they have before you! 

You will find full costumes, parts for costumes like jackets, coats and capes, masks, make-up and special effects, props and there’s even a section on themes so you don’t have to struggle to think of an idea! 

Currently, their Berlin store is currently closed, but you can still order online. 

Not only do they deliver locally, but they ship worldwide too! Check their website here.

A team dressed up as show girls at a CluedUpp event

USA 

Funky Monkey - New Orleans 

This is New Orleans store which offers an electric variety of new, used & vintage clothing as well as a whole host of fancy dress costumes. 

From their website, it’s obvious that they have a colourful selection of outfit choices, from hawaii shirts, gingham dresses, to an array of hats, funky shoes and more. 

With your creativity and from what we’ve seen in previous events, we believe this is a great place to shop if you want to build your own fancy dress.

Check out their website here.

New York Costumes - New York

New York Costumes had to go on our list for being spectacularly spooky!

They specialise in all things Halloween, theatrical and are New York’s biggest year-round costume store boasting over 15 years in the business, with an entire city block long store with two floors!

You can also shop by theme i.e. Valentine’s, Mardi Gras and much more… why not theme it up!

You can enquire about renting costumes by heading to their website here. 

A team dressed up as Scooby Doo at CluedUpp

Australia & New Zealand

Heaven Costumes - Adelaide 

They are known for providing devilish costumes for heavenly prices and you can shop by costume colour, size, price range and even costumes that start with a certain letter (want to all dress as the letter “L”? Go for it…) 

You can order online and they are able to provide same day dispatch if you order by 4pm (Adelaide time) and they offer free delivery Australia wide if you make an order over $99. 

Check out their website here for more information. 

The Wardrobe - Sydney 

According to their website, The Wardrobe is “Sydney’s biggest and best costume hire” which we can tell from the range of costumes they have available and the fact they have been trading for over 50 years. 

As they are a hire only company, this might be the perfect solution for you if you want the costume for a one-time only event (like ours) and don’t fancy keeping it stored in your wardrobe. 

Find out more from their website here

Costume Wonderland - Melbourne 

Another fancy dress shop that claims to be the “biggest and best around Melbourne” and from what we can see, they have a costume for everything. 

From ABBA, Alice in Wonderland, celebrities & hollywood and we’ve even spotted a detective outfit or two!

Costumes are available in all sizes which you can either purchase yourself or hire, with delivery available across Australia.

Find out more from their website here.  

A team in fancy dress at a CluedUpp event

Canada 

Candy’s Costume Shop - Toronto 

It has been one of Toronto’s hidden gems since 2008 and is a great place to visit for all your costume needs. 

They are open all year round and provide costumes for adults and children, plus wigs, makeup, hats, accessories and much more. They even have a face mask section so you can match your costume to your mask!

If you’re local, you can visit the shop but you can also shop online.

Head to their website to find out more.

The Costume Shoppe - Calgary

Known as Canada’s costume store, The Costume Shoppe based in Calgary has over 1000 costumes to choose from and there’s even a category for Cosplay supplies, which we think is perfect for our CluedUppers!

Everything you see on their online shop is in stock and available in store. 

Find out more on their website here.

Just Imagine Fun Clothing - Vancouver 

Just Imagine Fun Clothing is your year round Halloween costume and dancewear destination on Granville Island in the Kids Market in Vancouver, BC.

They have a whole range to choose form in dance, accessories, costumes, wigs, makeup and they have several brands of costume retailers to choose from too. If your postcode is in the Lower Mainland area, their shipping is a flat $5 or you can click and collect!

Find out more from their website here.

A team in Teenage Mutant Turtle fancy dress at a CluedUpp event

We hope you find something spectacular to wear!

Now you’ve found the best places to buy your costume, you need the game to show off now!

Head to this page to find your nearest event and let the best dressed team win (that could be you!) 

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