Great in a pinch, this place rents everything from Tang and Qing dynasty attire to warrior armor and dragon suits. Props, such as swords and Chinese instruments, are also available. Prices range from RMB 80 to 1,500 per costume.
Daily 9am-6pm. 19/F, Bldg 5, Wanda Plaza, Chaoyang District (5979 8013) www.fuzhuangzulin.com 寰润, 万达广场5号楼19层
Kids can opt to dress up as Spiderman, a pirate, or a princess. Full costumes (kids only) range from RMB 150 to 220. Or go incognito with a mask (RMB 15-20), available for both adults and kids.
Daily 9am-7pm. 701 Pinnacle Plaza, Tianzhu Real Estate Development
Zone, Shunyi District (8046 4572) 顺义区天竺房地产开发区荣祥广场701号
Tot to Teen
This clothing store carries a year-round supply of wands, butterfly wings (RMB 40), and costumes suitable for ages 2-10. Costumes include Snow White, Sleeping Beauty and other Disney-themed dress, and range in price from RMB 100-300.
Daily 9am-7pm. 703 Pinnacle Plaza, Tianzhu Real Estate Development Zone, Shunyi District (8046 4419, firstname.lastname@example.org) 红马车儿童用品商店, 顺义区天竺房地产开发区荣祥广场703号
This market stocks cheap knick-knacks, make-up and spectacular wigs. The upper floors have fabric vendors and tailors, so here’s your chance to set your imagination in motion.
Daily 8.30am-7pm. 36 Hongqiao Lu, Chongwen District (6713 3354) 红桥市场, 崇文区红桥路36号
Tianle Toy Market
Beside Hongqiao Market is Tianle Toy Market, which stocks kids’ clothing, a small selection of costumes and a variety of toys.
Daily 8.30am-7pm. 136 Fahuasi Jie, Chongwen District 红桥天乐玩具市场, 崇文区法华寺街136号