Mad World Fancy Dress and Costume Hire

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This vast dungeon of a fancy dress store offers a stellar personal service. Staff help you navigate some 35,000 costumes, from a sleek ant to a fuzzy Orvill duck, and then assist in piecing together a unique outfit for sale or hire. It's a great stop for period costumes, character fancy dress (they have everyone from Slash to the Spice Girls) and seasonal events such as halloween. Prices start from around £15 for accessories (cloaks, top hats and the like) and full costumes start at £35.

Further store in Charing Cross (441 The Strand, WC2N 4HZ)

Venue name: Mad World Fancy Dress and Costume Hire
Address: 69-85 Tabernacle Street
Cross street: (entrance in Singer Street)
Opening hours: Open Mon-Fri 9.30am-7pm; Thur 9.30am-8pm; Sat 10am-5pm; Sun noon-5pm
Transport: Tube: Old Street tube
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Joe T
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Mad World is one of the best fancy dress shops in London, the staff are really helpful and they have a great range of products and costumes.

Alicia T

The staff at this fancy dress shop are incredible: helpful, witty and great at calming pre party nerves! The stock is reasonably priced and there's plenty of cheap options to hire rather than buy. Plus the VAST amount of choice means it's very unlikely someone else will turn up wearing the same outfit as you...

Farid M

The place is great. 1000s of costumes & the girls who work there really know how to get you sorted. They have ideas for every occasion

Vanessa M

A great fancy dress shop. If you are stuck for ideas the staff give you personal attention and offer great and honest advice. Great shop all round.

Shoni W

Definitely the best costume shop in London. Being a costume designer I use their facilities lot, and these guys are always there to lend a helping hand on a tight timescale or budget! Thier service is fast, fun, and just the right amount of eccentric!!! They are a small business and definitely deserve this win and some long overdue publicity!!!!

John R

This literal warehouse of costumes has everything you could ever want for a fancy dress party, and loads of stuff you didn't know you wanted too!

Julian B

Kind and helpful service. Makes me wish I dressed up more often. Oh, and they actually clean their costumes. Love these guys.

Summer H

So friendly! Helped me get a costume sorted 2 days before my party when I'd been stressing for weeks beforehand! Put me totally at ease and were really knowledgable, thank you so much again.

Sally S

With an amazing selection and really helpful staff, this place is a mecca of costumes!

Jill N

The most amazing, friendly and fun fancy dress shop in London. Loads of choice of well looked after costumes for hire that all come with accessories, as well as the usual fancy dress stuff to buy like wigs etc.. The staff are brilliant - always put you at ease and full of interesting ideas if you're struggling for inspiration.