HALLOWEEN AND FANCY DRESS COSTUMES IN GENEVA
by Alexandra Belz
CREDIT: Featured image – copyright: La Drôlerie
Halloween and other dress up parties are fun, but not if you’re the only saddo not in costume! Let your imagination run wild and transform yourself into the scariest version of you…
We share a list of some of the best places to get your fancy dress costumes, including Halloween outfits, in and around Geneva.
LA MASCARADE also offers a team to turn your personal event into a magical and unforgettable memory and you can hire a photo booth…
They also cater for birthdays, wedding anniversaries and special company events.
Rue des Rois 2
T 0041 (0)22 329 17 00
Tuesday- Friday 10:00- 18.00
Saturday 11:00- 17:00
LA CAVERNE d’ALI BABA
Team up with your partner for an original Charlston look or be a princess and prince for an evening. You have an overwhelming choice of costumes separated into 20s, 30s, 80s etc.
The staff members are friendly, helpful and very knowledgeable about the products. You can rent the costumes on a weekly basis and dry-cleaning is included in the price.
Rental prices are:
Children CHF 10-25.00/ week
Adults CHF30-100.00 / week depending on the type of costume
They ask for a deposit to be paid per costume, which depends on the value of the costume (e.g. a period piece I loved was around CHF100 to rent with a CHF 300 caution)
DID YOU KNOW?
La Caverne is part of Trajets, an organisation, which financially supports the elderly who suffer from psychic problems in Geneva, so on top of having fun at a costumed night out you are doing it for a great cause.
A team of event planners are on hand to plan your personal or company party.
Rue du Grand- Bureau 26
1227 Les Acacias
T 0041 (0)22 342 36 36
Tuesday Friday 10:30 – 18:00
Saturday 10:30 – 17:00
Why not just buy your fancy dress costume for repeated use as well as accessories, decorations, garlands etc.? The shop has been located at the same address since 1945 and is a stone’s throw from Rue de Marché (Globus), hidden away in a small passage.
NOTE: This shop is also opening a second outlet in the Eaux Vives centre from 24th of October 2018.
La Gaité also offers event planning.
Rue de la Rôtisserie 13
T 0041 (0)22 311 87 08
Monday 13- 18:30
Tuesday- Wednesday- Friday 09:30- 18:30
Saturday 09:30- 18:00
THE PARTY SHOP
Rue de Neuchâtel 3
T 0041 (0)22 731 11 88
And a bit further away….
JOUR DE FÊTE
This store is great if you’re looking for a one-stop shop for a fancy dress costume for the children and for yourself, as well as all kinds of accessories for your themed children’s parties or adult events. Here you will find the widest and most beautiful selection of plates, cups and cutlery (mostly plastic at this point, so not much thought to the environment), as well as any kind of decoration under the sun.
The prices are reasonable but be warned you’re likely to go overboard with such a big variety of products and you might end up spending quite a bit more then you had anticipated! We certainly did…
5 Avenue des Buchillons
F- 741100 Annemasse
T 0033 (0)4 50 37 09 68
Monday-Saturday 09:30- 19_00 (non stop)
My daughter recently visited this shop and commented afterwards that she had never seen a bigger selection of fancy dress costumes before and sure enough she came home with something a bit different from the usual witch costume – a female version of Mario!
The shop also sells all kinds of decorations, fireworks, as well as the rental of smoke– and bubble making machines and sound– and light systems for your event.
434 Route du Mont Rond
ZAC De L` Allondon
F- 01630 Saint Genis Pouilly
T 0033 (0)4 50 99 97 16
Monday closed in the morning, open from 14:00- 19:00
Tuesday- Friday 09:30- 12:15. 14:00- 19:00
Saturday 09:30- 19:00 (non stop)
They also sell helium balloons, disco lights and you can rent bouncy castles for your child’s party.
201 Rue de Perruet
ZA La Maladière
F- 01210 Ornex
T 0033 (0)4 50 40 81 00
Tuesday- Vendredi 09:00-12:30 and 15:00-19:30
Saturday 09:00- 12:30 and 14:00- 18:30