When it comes to planning your bucks party, you really can’t go wrong with a fancy-dress party. Whether you’re inviting just a few close mates or you’ve got every man and his dog tagging along, it’s an excellent way to make the event memorable, fun and enjoyable.
While settling on the idea is an absolute no-brainer, choosing a party theme that suits your event and guests does need some consideration. The questions of what theme will resonate most with your crowd brings a different answer for every group of friends. After planning and attending more than our fair share of dress up parties over the years, we’ve learned that sometimes it’s the simplest ones that are the best. Why? Well, it’s easy for everyone to get involved – and that’s really the key!
Once you’ve chosen a theme, we suggest you start brainstorming all the iconic images you can think of. Hit up Pinterest, scroll through Instagram and stalk your buddies on Facebook, as we’re sure you’ll find plenty of inspiration right under your nose. Having a solid idea of what you’re looking for before you hit the shops is the best way to streamline the process and make it as simple as possible for everyone.
Then comes the fun part – the costume shops! If you’re on partying it up on the Gold Coast, you’re in luck! Our neck of the woods is home to an epic range of party shops that are bound to offer everything you need to nail your outfit, and more. We’ve even rounded up a list of our top picks to help you narrow down the options.
Ready to dive in? Read on to discover our pick of the top 5 Gold Coast costume shops.
Top 5 Gold Coast Costume Shops for a Bucks Party
1. Big Party Oz
The word on the street is that Big Party Oz is the biggest costume shop on the Gold Coast! The beauty of having a physical store in Bundall is that you come head on down to the shopfront, browse through the selection in your own range and try everything on before you even think about opening your wallet. As well as being super-duper convenient, the store is also incredibly affordable. You can get your hands of plenty of different quality items at low, low prices – which means you’ll have more cash left to spend on bevvies at your big celebration!
The huge selection of costumes is accompanied by literally thousands of accessories. From hats, headbands and bows to wigs, bags and shoes, they’ll got it all! The experienced staff are always on site to provide industry-leading advice and the make-up team are known for their out-of-this-world make-up skills. If you’re planning on going to town and getting your make up down too, we suggest bringing along a photo of your ideal look so that the make-up gurus can bring it to life.
Address: 30 Strathaird Road, Bundall
2. Spotlight Costume Hire
With tens of thousands of children’s costumes of all types and sizes in their wardrobes, Spotlight Theatre Costume Hire cater for just about every theme, style and requirement. Conveniently located in Benowa, you’ll find all the unique, unusual and handmade pieces you need to complete your buck’s party look. The beauty of Spotlight Theatre Costume Hire is that they not only offer an enormous range of costumes for hire, but also carry a massive range of quality costume wigs, masks and make-up for sale. This is a quality option for anyone that planning on heading to any themed parties down the track.
The site first opened its doors to the public 35 years ago and has welcomed Gold Coasters and visitors every week since. Over the years, they’ve built up their collection of pieces and developed a reputation for their impeccable customer service. If you’re looking for any advice or you’re just not quite sure how to bring you look to life, the team at Spotlight will know exactly how to complete the puzzle. Simply drop in and have a chat with the friendly, knowledgeable and enthusiastic staff to start planning your next look!
Address: 185 – 187 Ashmore Road, Benowa
3. Flim Flams the Party Shop
With a name like ‘Flim Flams the Party Store’, how could you possibly say no? Based on the Gold Coast, Flim Flams is a one-stop party shop that will tick everyone on your to-do list at once. On top of all the fancy dress costumes, you’ll also find party decorations, party supplies, accessories and so, so much more.
Before making your way on down to the Biggera Waters shopfront, you can browse the selection on the online store. Here, you’ll find everything is super organised and easy to navigate, so you’ll easily find exactly what you’re looking for. They even go one step further to break everything down into the relevant categories so that you can search the exact style you have in mind or get inspiration within your chosen theme. When you fall absolutely head-over-heels in-love with the store (which you will), you’ll also be super glad to hear that you can order online and have your selection delivered to anywhere in Australia. That means you’ll be well and truly set up for any costume parties down the track, whether they’re hosted on the Gold Coast or right back at home in your backyard. If you do buy online you can pay securely using PayPal.
Address: 7 Gateway Biggera Waters