Costume Wonderland Blog & News

The Grinch Costume

We all know that Dr Seuss created The Grinch as a bright green and hairy, pot-bellied, squished -nose creature with a mean tempered personality. But did you know that he’s 53 years (who would’ve thunk) old and lives on a cliff way above Whoville, and all of the happy folk that live there. They all […]

Halloween Costume Ideas For Women

October 31st Halloween, is falling on a Saturday this year.. yes.. SATURDAY.. for the first time in 6 years… and us Victorians are STILL stuck in Iso lock down.. aaarrrggghhhhh However, to make a good situation out of a bad, it means there’s lots of on trend Halloween costume ideas for women, men and kids […]

Halloween Costume Ideas For Couples – 2020

Living through Stage 4 restrictions in Victoria during 2020 has been challenging for everyone. As with many other industries, our beloved fancy dress party industry has taken a direct hit too. Blown to smitherines! We’ve put our lives on hold, and all we can think about is getting back to work, and looking forward to […]

Halloween Costumes For Girls – Cool Ideas

I can hear you from here.. what on earth is my little girl going to want to wear to Halloween on October 31st this year? Will she want to be pretty or cute or look horrifying, or is she a little shy to dress up? .. perhaps she might just like her face painted. Oh […]

Our 10 Favourite Halloween Costume Ideas For Boys

This year the spookiest day of the year.. Halloween.. actually falls on a Saturday which means it’s going to be H..U..G..E. having the next day off to recover. So get your boys to start thinking about what ideas they might have to dress up for Halloween this year. What current scary horror movies have they […]

Dressing For St.Patricks Day

Why Green? St.Patrick’s day is the day you absolutely cannot let pass you by without wearing a St.Patrick’s day costume or any type of green accessory. It’s simply not as fun drinking your green beer without resembling the same colour. But why green i hear you thinking out loud? … well back in the 7th […]


With Purim not far away on the calendar, it’s time to start thinking about what to wear to celebrate this monumental time. Anything goes, no holding back. The bigger the brighter the better. Arriving as a group in themed costumes is by far the most popular way to dress up for Purim, because it creates […]

Amazing Halloween FX Makeup Ideas

Halloween In A Nutshell Hi everyone, Joy here, 33 years ago when we started in the Costume Business, Halloween had not yet caught on. Expat Americans living here helped by dressing their kids in Costumes, decorating their homes with Halloween Props & Trick or Treating. Slowly the public began to understand what Halloween was all […]

Oktoberfest Costume Tips

What is Oktoberfest? Everybody knows that Oktoberfest is a festival where, if you like, you can dress up in Lederhosen and Dirndls, drink a truck load of beer, eat, dance and literally party til you pass out. But did you know that the Oktoberfest dates back to the wedding of Prince Ludwig of Bavaria and […]

Isolation Fancy Dress Parties – Making Iso Fun

ADAPT! IMPROVISE! OVERCOME! Well who would’ve thought that in this day and age, we would all be locked up in our houses in social isolation because of a terrible viral pandemic! It’s quite unbelievable and devastating to everyone in more ways than one. For us it’s directly affected us. After 32 years of operation, we’ve […]

Easter Bunny Costume… Why is it a Bunny & Where did it Come From?

As Easter approaches, we know that all of our cute little tackers (kids) will be eagerly awating a visit from the infamous Easter Bunny who will hide yummy delicious Easter Eggs all over the place, which they will take great delight in running around everywhere on a desperate hunt for these eggs to collect and […]

Aussie Summer Christmas Costumes You Won’t Swelter in.

Christmas, the time of year celebrated in different parts of the world where we eat and drink waaay too much swapping prezzies and catching up with Framily and friends usually wearing a Christmas costume, santa hat, reindeer ears or that silly paper thing that supposedly resembles some sort of crown, that falls out of the […]

Costumes For Spring Racing Carnival Parties

Spring Carnival The Race that stops a Nation, the Melbourne Cup, when ladies don their finest outfit and matching hat, whilst men go to their wardrobe and pull out their Morning suits? Regardless of which day you plan on attending the races, there are a lots standard and strict rules for dressing for this carnival […]

Top 10 Year 12 Muck Up Day Costume Themes

It’s that time of the year when you’re absolutely stoked that all of your hard work is about to come to an end. THANK GOD IT’S OVER.. we can hear you… and we know you want to let loose, go crazy, party on and celebrate. The next step is finding a costume either as a […]

How Hard Is It To Make A Fancy Dress Costume?

If you’re thinking about making a fancy dress costume for an upcoming event, show or costume party, there are quite a few things to take into consideration before you get started. With so many variations of costumes and dresses that you can look at online, you’ll want to make sure you choose a costume or […]

Book Week Costume Ideas For Students and Teachers

“READING IS MY SECRET POWER” YAAAY!!……It’s ‘BOOK WEEK’. The time of year when children get to play their favourite characters. Book week is usually held in Mid August and is a fun parade where your child has the opportunity to celebrate their favourite characters from a book they’ve read by dressing up and parading as […]

The Most Popular Aladdin Characters to Dress Up As

Depending on your age, and this post will certainly give mine away now, you might remember the original Disney Aladdin movie way back in 1992 starring the great late Robin Williams as the Genie… well i should re-phrase that to say, how could you forget Robin Williams as the big blue Genie! His lightening fast […]

What Costume Are You Going To Wear To Comicon?

Who needs an excuse to dress up in a costume? We certainly don’t. Whether you’re into Sci-Fi, comics, cartoons or fantasy, Comicon is the perfect way for Adults & kids to shed their ordinarily human skin and become their favourite character or alter ego via this Cosplay event. With a huge rise in super hero […]

Should I Buy or Hire a Costume? Pros and Cons of Each Option

Whether you have an upcoming Halloween or Purim celebration, fancy dress party or your child just landed a role in the school’s exciting new theatre production, and you have been given responsibility for organising costumes. But, you need to decide whether to hire a costume or buy one. Here are the pros and cons of […]

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