I LOVE dressing up! Unfortunately, I have a tendency to leave things to the last minute, so have been known to queue up for hours with like-minded souls in the countdown to Halloween. For some reason it has become a celebrity trend to dress up however you want, but I prefer something Halloween-themed. I have hand-picked my top 5 fancy dress shops in London, all of which have been my go-to places for various themed nights over the years.
1. Escapade, Camden
I love Escapade and yes it was here where I queued outside trying to find an outfit last year. The quality of the clothes is great and there is a whole selection of make-up, accessories and items to make your Halloween special. Be warned there will be a queue Saturday but definitely one to look at if you need something this weekend. During peak hours on Halloween, you will get a quota of clothes to try on as it will get to the point where this is one in and one out the demand is so great. Why not grab a drink at the Hawley or grab a bit to eat in Camden Market to make the day more fun.
Another amazing shop based in West End. Angels features some fantastic outfits. Halloween is a great time to have fun. You can make your outfit sexy, macabre, scary or completely bizarre. I have picked three of my favourite outfits below.
Alice in Horrorland £19.99 | Catwoman £39.99 | Skeleton Bones Tutu £27.999
Mad World has stores in Old Street, West End and Gatwick. My favourite is in Old Street. The outfits are truly incredible. The selection on their website is quite limited, but it is definitely worth a visit. Personally loving the Maggie outfit as something different.
No prices quotes on website but note most are for hire only
In the heart of Soho is this fancy dress shop, which I have been coming to for years. It is another popular destination but their outfits are also really good. I have picked out my top 3 favourite outfits for this weekend but check out their website to see which one you like the most.
My other top fancy dress store is based in Clapham. You can visit their other stores in Sutton and Croydon. The best thing about this store is that they have a great variety of costumes and all look great. Some are already reduced to clear so you may be able to snap up a great bargain if you head down this weekend!
I love dressing up at Halloween! Not only is it important to get your outfit right. Also focus on your make up. Luckily our friend Azim provided people at his party to do professional make up for us, but you can easily do this at home.