The Costume Shop in Waterloo has been dressing Sydneysiders in extravagant Halloween, Mardi Gras and St Patrick's Day outfits for 30 years. But in early September, the store announced via Facebook that it would be closing its doors for good at the end of the year. While this is sad for future generations — and for future dress up parties — its great news if you're looking to build-up your own costume collection, as the store will be selling all 10,000 of its outfits to the public.
Yep, it'll be slinging everything from steam punk masks to prosthetic Pinocchio noses, Queen Elizabeth II costumes, ABBA outfits and even 'Australian Male Gymnast' workout gear. According to the ABC, the shop's owners Kitty Hoh and Wing Chung have built up their huge selection by collecting costumes from Opera Australia and other Australian theatre groups — and it contains many original pieces, including headdresses from the iconic Australian film The Adventures of Priscilla, Queen of the Desert.
While there are plenty of outfits and accessories available to purchase, we think the best will get snapped up quickly — so we suggest heading in sooner rather than later. The Costume Shop began selling its wares yesterday, September 13, and plans to close its doors at the end of November.
The Costume Shop is located at 19/198–222 Young Street, Waterloo. Its opening hours are 10am–6pm Mon–Tue and Fri, 11am–4pm Wed, 10am–7pm Thur and 11am–4pm Sat.