Everyone loves to dress up. Whether it be for a day at the cricket, a themed party, or even a spot of role play in the boudoir, the chance to escape from reality, and immerse yourself in a character, is something that is very fun to do. The best costume shop in Hobart and beyond is a hotly contested title. But the venues outlined below can all reasonably lay claim to it with their excellent range of costumes and other notable accessories.
The go-to spot in Hobart for many people who need a themed outfit, Xotic Costumes offer a fantastic range of costumes and accessories across all genres. With something to suit people of all sizes and shapes, and for all occasions, their portfolio or costumes ranges from Bananas in Pyjamas and The Wiggles to stormtroopers and zombies. All of which can be hired, or even are for sale. The staff here are very friendly and the store is a lot of fun to visit too.
Priding themselves on being the best costume shop Hobart has to offer, Fancy Francis Costume Hire offers a fantastic range of costumes for all purposes. Open Monday to Saturday, if this fabulous store on Macquarie Street doesn’t have what you are looking for, then the chances are no one else will. Showcasing everything from German lederhosen, and Santa costumes, to pirates and clowns, this CBD retailer is usually pretty busy, so it’s worth reserving the item a few weeks before you need it to avoid disappointment.
Great name, great shop! If you need dance-related costumes then the Razzle Dazzle Dance Shop is one of the best places to go! You’ll find it in Bellerive Business Centre, on Cambridge Road by the Bellerive Quay. Catering to all dance styles including contemporary, ballet, hip hop, funk, rock ‘n’ roll, character, tap and jazz, they also have a fantastic range of theatre costumes for men, women and children too. The staff here are always helpful and friendly, and you should find the rates quite reasonable.
Off Ya Tree in Hobart isn’t just a costume shop, but rather a funky one stop shop for alternative clothing. Located on Elizabeth Street, this cool and eclectic venue has a very good range of costumes of various genres for your needs. It also sells a wide selection of accessories, jewellery and other bold apparel for men and women. They even have qualified piercers on hand as well, for those who want to get another part of their body pierced.
A bit further out in Launceston, HOPE Costume & Thrift Store can easily lay claim to being one of the best costume shops in Hobart and beyond. Offering a huge range of fancy dress, thrift and party wear, they offer everything from pre-loved and vintage to party outfits and costumes. The stock here is constantly changing, so if you can’t find what you are looking for first time, it’s always worth coming back at another time to see what’s new.