The largest and longest established costume supplier in the UK, Angels is staffed by trained costumiers, many of whom have worked on film, TV and theatre productions. The range spans everything from brocade Elizabethan robes to sequinned showgirl outfits, with hire prices starting at £60 (plus VAT). The packet costumes, however, which can be bought at the shop and online, are a cheaper option with prices starting from £24.50 for a skeleton disguise. If you’re stuck for inspiration, the website is a very good starting place, with all manner of creepy, raunchy and plain silly characters to peruse. For those who have left it until the last minute, costumes can be hired on Saturday until 6pm, and there’s a next-day delivery service for packet costumes. Don’t miss the pet costumes online – a glimpse of dog-Yoda and puppy-Princess Leia is worth the click alone.
Special Halloween opening hours: 10am-7pm on Sat Oct 31.