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The Best Fancy Dress Shops in Leeds

· Joseph Sheerin · Students

Here are the fancy dress shops you need to know about to find your perfect outfit.

West Yorkshire Playhouse Costume Hire

Need a fancy dress outfit that will put all others to shame? These are the best places in Leeds to find your ultimate get-up.

Finding the perfect costume can be a toughie. Will it be a superhero? A Disney character? Or maybe something historic like a toga-clad Roman? Well, make your decision that little bit easier by heading to one of Leeds’ fancy dress shops – they’re packed full of amazing outfits that will make you stand out from the crowd.

Leeds Playhouse Costume Hire

West Yorkshire Playhouse Costume Hire

Where better to get your next fancy dress idea than from one of Leeds’ most prolific theatres? Leeds Playhouse has had a Costume Hire department for over twenty years, and the bulk of their offering has been handmade for the venue’s own productions. Whether it’s a 1920’s Gatsby style suit, a 40’s pin-up girl dress or something else entirely, the Playhouse has a host of costumes for you to choose from. They’re open from 5pm until 8pm on Thursdays and from 11am to 3pm on Fridays and 10am to 4pm on Saturdays – prices vary depending on the outfits you pick out.

Leeds Playhouse Costume Hire, 6 St Peters Buildings, Leeds, West Yorkshire, LS9 8AH.


Credit: Jess Rowbottom

Credit: Jess Rowbottom

Luvyababes is one of the best fancy dress shops in Leeds. The choice is almost endless, whether it’s for kids’ birthdays, a stag or hen do, The Otley Run, Halloween or any other reason you might have. They stock full-body skins, so you can look like a skeleton or real-life Superman. Other outfits include characters from a range of TV shows, films and books, not to mention a whole host of scary costumes if you’re looking to give people a fright. They also do a range of wigs, fake moustaches and make-up to put the finishing touches on your get up, with prices starting from just £4.99.

Luvyababes, 90-92 Albion Street, Leeds, West Yorkshire, LS1 6AD.

Dress Up and Party

Fancy dress shops in Leeds

Conveniently situated just yards away from The Otley Run route, Dress Up and Party has plenty of costumes for you to choose from, all from as little as £10. You can find classic characters from your childhood, like Mr Blobby, Skeletor or an Oompa Loompa, as well as spine-chilling Halloween ideas. They also have a full range of accessories like hair colour spray, face paint, body paint and props to make sure you’ve nailed your outfit – this Leeds shop has it all.

Dress Up and Party, 34 North Lane, Leeds, West Yorkshire, LS6 3HE.

Sashes and Tashes

Fancy dress shops in Leeds

Rothwell’s Sashes and Tashes specialises in much more than their name suggests. This Leeds fancy dress shop is chock full of amazing costume ideas that will come in handy for everything from birthday parties to Halloween nights out – and prices start at just £4.99. You can become Captain America or Catwoman, go for a police or fire uniform, or even try an eye-watering pink mankini if you dare. They have everything you need to put a fright into folk too with costumes and accessories for zombies, witches, clowns and more.

Sashes and Tashes, Haigh Road, Rothwell, Leeds, West Yorkshire, LS26 0NW.


Sandroy Fancy Dress

Sandroy has over 3000 different costumes to hire or buy in Cross Gates. The range means there’s something for everyone – whether you’re looking to dress up as a rockstar like Freddie Mercury, a film character like Snow White or something scary like Dracula. Sandroy have all bases covered, and you can hire their costumes out for three days or buy one to keep forever.

Sandroy, 74 Crossgates Road, Leeds, West Yorkshire, LS15 7NN.

Fancy Dress Queen

Fancy Dress

Just ten minutes from Leeds city centre in Armley, Fancy Dress Queen offers a host of brilliant costumes from just £4.99, which is perfect if you’re working on a tight budget. They specialise in a range of cosplay outfits that sci-fi, comic book and anime aficionados will love, perfect for events like Thought Bubble. There are also zombies, witches and devils for Halloween and loads of options for kids too.

Fancy Dress Queen, 12 Aberdeen Grove, Armley, Leeds, West Yorkshire, LS12 3QY.