Cheap Costume Rentals Singapore

Looking for quality, yet affordable costume rental prices in Singapore? Start booking your costume with miiostore today, at thrift costume rental rates starting at $12/3 days.  Click here to browse our rental collection.

 

 

About Us

miiostore Costumes Singapore provides affordable, clean and pressed quality costumes for your special events – DNDs, private parties, birthdays, corporate events and roadshows.  Curated just for you, miiostore costumes ensure you get the highest quality for the most affordable price. miiostore is also an advocate of zero-wastage and refashing, bringing you great quality costumes without harming the ecosystem.

 

Some of our happy clients:


                     HDB                                                                               
 Khoo Teck Puat Hospital       NEA Singapore  Maybank logo  Tan Tock Seng Hospital (TTSH)

FAQ

Rental FAQ

1. Order-Related
2. Free Self Collections and Returns
3. Courier Service 
4. Event-Related
5. Payment
6. Partnerships, Collaborations
7. Others

 


 

Order-Related

[How do I rent costumes with you?]

Renting with miiostore is easy! Simply select your costume, provide your collection date (usually 1 day before your event), and your return date (usually 1 day after your event)! Upon checkout, you can select delivery to your doorstep (free above $100) or self-collect (free).  It’s that simple! 🙂

[Why is your minimum rental 3 days? I need the costume only for a 2-hour event!]

Our shortest rental period is 3 days as we provision for collection and returns.  For example, if your event is on 8 December, you should indicate collection date as 7 December and return date as 9 December. This will constitute the minimum 3-day rental.

Even if you can collect and return on the same day, the prices for 3-day rental would be the same as 1-day rental, as the bulk of your rental costs go into preparation, laundering, pressing and dry cleaning of the costumes to ensure a clean and fresh costume, everytime 🙂

[Can I place a last minute order?]

Likely not to be successful as we are usually very full 1-2 days in advance; popular costumes are usually fully booked 2 weeks in advance. To prevent disappointment, please book with us at least two weeks before your event.

[Why can’t I book costumes for today evening?]

By default, the system is set to accept bookings 2 days in advance to enable sufficient preparation time.  If you urgently require costumes for the next day, please kindly email hello@miiostore.com to enquire. Do note for last minute orders ordered manually via email (<24 hours processing time), an express fee of $6 per costume will be levied.

[How can I be sure that my rental items are available on the dates?]

After checkout, we will send you a confirmation email within 1 working day to finalize your booking.

If your selected costumes are not available, you will receive a notification to choose another costume  or opt for a full refund. For early checks on availability, kindly email hello@miiostore.com.  In future, we will be working on a new system for you to check live availability!

[Can I do an exchange?]

Strictly no exchanges for rental or purchase sets for hygiene reasons.

[Are my rental costumes clean?]

Yes, the rental costumes are laundered + pressed + sterilized before and after every event. Saves you the hassle as you do not have to wash and iron the costume before your event! 🙂

[Do I have to wash the costume before returning?]

You do not have to wash the costume as we have specialized wash+steam laundry treatment for the costume. 🙂 The rental costume is also washed and steamed before your collection. 🙂

[Where is your shop? Can I try or view the costumes?]

We are an online costumes wholesaler and pride ourselves on being able to pass down the lowest costs of costume rentals to you.  As such, we do not operate any facilities for fittings and viewings given the high operating costs for manpower and rental shopfront. We are also unable to support viewing or putting on of costumes at the collection points as they are public locations.

In future, we will be looking into launching pop-up stores and open houses – do stay tuned!

[I really need to view and try on the costumes before my event as it’s for my Director / I am the emcee for a wedding event / it’s for my Company Roadshow at Orchard Road!]

You can opt for our costumes trial package here 🙂 Packages start at $50, inclusive of same day delivery and pickup, so you can try on assorted costumes of your choice in the comfort of your own home or office!


 

 

 

Collections and Returns

[Do you have free delivery for costumes?]

Yes! Delivery to doorstep is free for order values above $100 🙂 For orders below $100, you can choose the free self collect and return locations, or opt-in for one-way or two-way courier service for a small fee 🙂

[Where are the free Self Collect / Return locations?]

miiostore's Free Self Collection and Return Points

 

[I forgot to take my costumes out for return! Can I extend rental for one more day?]

Late fees of $15/costume/day applies. It is not really worth it, so do return the rental costumes on time! 🙂

 

[I forgot to take the accessories/masks/hangers/bags out for return! What should I do?]

Do kindly assist to return the full costume + accessories by the next day, as late fees of $15/costume/day applies for costume and accessories. For hangers/bags, do return them as they are part of the rental package – a replacement fee of $5-$15 for missing hangers / costume bags / protective covers / orange bags will be strictly imposed for each missing item.

 


 

[Can you tell me more about your Standard Courier Service?]

By default, miiostore’s Standard Courier Service have the following T&Cs:

  • No selection of Timeslot
    • Courier delivers anytime within the operating hours, depending on his dynamic daily schedule.
  • Notification via Phone
    • Courier will call recipient mobile number 10 minutes before arrival
  • Courier Fees for No-Show
    • Courier will wait 10 minutes. For no-show, courier charges distance-based fees for re-delivery.
  • Additional Fees: CBD/High-Security Areas/MBS/Tuas/Changi Airport (+$3-$9)
    • If your delivery address falls within the above areas, the additional fees will be made known to you upon receipt of the confirmation email.  The fees will be deducted from your additional refundable deposit.

[Can you tell me more about your Premium Courier Service?]

Top up for Premium Courier Service is available with following T&Cs:

  • Selection of Timeslot
    • Courier will deliver within following Timeslots
    • AM Slot A: 10am – 12pm
    • PM Slot A: 12pm – 2pm
    • PM Slot B: 2pm – 5pm
  • Notification via Phone
    • Courier will call recipient mobile number 10 minutes before arrival
  • Courier Fees for No-Show
    • Courier will wait 10 minutes. For no-show, courier charges distance-based fees for re-delivery.
  • Additional Fees: CBD/High-Security Areas/MBS/Tuas/Changi Airport (+$3-$9)
    • If your delivery address falls within the above areas, the additional fees will be made known to you upon receipt of the confirmation email.  The fees will be deducted from your additional refundable deposit.

 

[What are the courier operating hours?]

Mon – Thurs: 10am – 5pm
Fri: 10am – 11pm
Sat: 8am – 11pm
Sun: 7pm – 11pm

 

[Can I have the delivery of costumes to my office address and the return of costumes from my home address?]

Certainly. You can state both full addresses in the “Order Remarks” and indicate which address to pickup or return from.

 

[I have selected Premium Courier for AM Slot A but realised I cannot make it at that time. Can I change the timeslot to PM Slot B?]

Sure! You can make changes to your order by emailing your order receipt to hello@miiostore for change in timeslots. Do note that this has to be done 24H in advance, otherwise we wouldn’t be able to fulfill your request in time.

 

[I have selected Normal Courier but realised I need to upgrade to Premium Courier. Can I do this?]

Of course! You can make changes to your order by emailing your order receipt to hello@miiostore for change to Premium Courier. You will be advised to purchase the relevant topups here. Do note that this has to be done 24H in advance, otherwise we wouldn’t be able to fulfill your request in time.

 

[What if I am not at home during the delivery time?]

The courier will contact you by phone 10 minutes before reaching, and will wait for maximum 10 minutes at your destination. If recipient is still uncontactable at the door or by phone, courier will report a no-show and take the package back to HQ.

If you will not be at home, you can authorise courier to leave it at the riser, gate, door, or with your family/room mates/landlord/tenant/immediate neighbour. To do this, inform the courier directly, before your delivery. However, do note that miiostore will not be liable for any loss if you choose the above methods as they run a higher risk of loss.

If you prefer to receive the parcel by hand, a re-delivery will be arranged within the operating hours during the same day or the next day.  Do note distance-based fees will be charged for re-delivery.

 

[What time will the courier arrive?]

For normal service, courier will deliver anytime within the operating hours. For premium service, courier will deliver within the chosen slot.

 

[Why can’t you give me an estimated time?]

As courier operates a dynamic schedule (eg. traffic jams, delays, urgent point to point requests), the courier time of arrival to your area is very unpredictable. Unlike a scheduled despatch, our courier does not operate a fixed schedule to locations (eg. Morning West Area, Afternoon East Area etc).

Tip: You can attempt to give the courier a call to check if he is in your area. Courier will try his best to answer your call, provided he is not currently despatching goods/driving.

 


 

Event-Related

[I won the best dressed awards! Can I share the photos with you?]

Sure! Kindly email bestdressed@miiostore.com and we will be happy to publish them in our gallery and FB/Instagram pages 🙂

 

[I collected the costume but did not wear it because I couldn’t attend the event / I was on MC / other reasons. Can I get a refund?]

Sorry, we are unable to provide refunds for unworn rental costumes, as they still have to go through pre-processing (ironing, packaging) and post-processing (laundry, steam cleaning, ironing).

 

[I don’t know how to wear your costume / Your costume is faulty / broken / unable to be worn!]

Please kindly call Uncle Shane +65 92962246 to provide your details and queries.  Our costumes go through thorough inspections for every order to ensure all moveable parts are working and there are no faulty parts.

Most of the time, the costumes are not faulty or broken, but simply involves just untying a knot or for pilot zipper ties, re-attaching it by pressing down the zip / fastening it back.  The instructions should be provided with the costumes for pilot zipper ties.

Again, apologies that we are unable to provide refunds for unworn rental costumes, as they have to go through pre-processing (ironing, packaging) and post-processing (laundry, steam cleaning, ironing).

 


 

 

Payment

[How do I make payment?]

Payment can be made via the website. Currently, we accept two modes: 1) Paypal, and 2) Direct Bank Transfer for most local banks (eg. POSB/DBS/OCBC/UOB).  Do refer to the checkout page for instructions!

 

[Do you accept credit card payment?]

Yes, we do! Kindly select “Paypal” upon checkout and choose the “Credit Card” option.

 

[What is ARD?]

ARD refers to Additional Refundable Deposit. The ARD is a security deposit which will be returned once costumes + accessories + miiostore bags, hangers, pins returned in original condition.

 

[How will you be returning my additional refundable deposit?]

Additional Refundable Deposit will be returned by PayPal, cash or interbank transfer, depending on your order quantity, payment mode, and order complexity.  If your order is <2 items and inspection can be done on the spot, you will receive the ARD in cash. If your order is large / complex, the ARD will be refunded once costumes are inspected in our warehouse.  This will take 1-3 working days.

 

Partnerships, Collaborations

[I have an upcoming media event!  Can we collaborate please?]

Sure, kindly email partners@miiostore.com to enquire.

 

Others

 

Kindly email hello@miiostore.com.


 


Costume is the distinctive style of dress of an individual or group that reflects their class, gender, profession, ethnicity, nationality, activity or epoch.

The term also was traditionally used to describe typical appropriate clothing for certain activities, such as riding costume, swimming costume, dance costume, and evening costume. Appropriate and acceptable costume is subject to changes in fashion and local cultural norms.[1]

“But sable is worn more in carriages, lined with real lace over ivory satin, and worn over some smart costume suitable for an afternoon reception.” A Woman’s Letter from London (23 November 1899).[2]

This general usage has gradually been replaced by the terms “dress”, “attire” or “wear” and usage of “costume” has become more limited to unusual or out-of-date clothing and to attire intended to evoke a change in identity, such as theatrical, Halloween, and mascot costumes.

Before the advent of ready-to-wear apparel, clothing was made by hand. When made for commercial sale it was made, as late as the beginning of the 20th century, by “costumiers”, often women who ran businesses that met the demand for complicated or intimate female costume, including millinery and corsetry.[3]

National costume or regional costume expresses local (or exiled) identity and emphasizes a culture’s unique attributes. They are often a source of national pride.[5]Examples include the Scottish kilt or Japanese kimono.

In Bhutan there is a traditional national dress prescribed for men and women, including the monarchy. These have been in vogue for thousands of years and have developed into a distinctive dress style. The dress worn by men is known as Gho which is a robe worn up to knee-length and is fastened at the waist by a band called the Kera. The front part of the dress which is formed like a pouch, in olden days was used to hold baskets of food and short dagger, but now it is used to keep cell phone, purse and the betel nut called Doma. The dress worn by women consist of three pieces known as Kira, Tego and Wonju. The long dress which extends up to the ankle is Kira. The jacket worn above this is Tego which is provided with Wonju, the inner jacket. However, while visiting the Dzong or monastery a long scarf or stoll, called Kabney is worn by men across the shoulder, in colours appropriate to their ranks. Women also wear scarfs or stolls called Rachus, made of raw silk with embroidery, over their shoulder but not indicative of their rank.[6]

 

Sporting events and parties[edit]

Public sporting events such as fun runs also provide opportunities for wearing costumes, as do private masquerade balls and fancy dress parties.

Mascots[edit]

Ibex costumes

Costumes are popularly employed at sporting events, during which fans dress as their team’s representative mascot to show their support. Businesses use mascot costumes to bring in people to their business either by placing their mascot in the street by their business or sending their mascot out to sporting events, festivals, national celebrations, fairs, and parades. Mascots appear at organizations wanting to raise awareness of their work. Children’s Book authors create mascots from the main character to present at their book signings. Animal costumes that are visually very similar to mascot costumes are also popular among the members of the furry fandom, where the costumes are referred to as fursuits and match one’s animal persona, or “fursona”.

Children[edit]

Costumes also serve as an avenue for children to explore and role-play. For example, children may dress up as characters from history or fiction, such as pirates, princesses, cowboys, or superheroes. They may also dress in uniforms used in common jobs, such as nurses, police officers, or firefighters, or as zoo or farm animals. Young boys tend to prefer costumes that reinforce stereotypical ideas of being male, and young girls tend to prefer costumes that reinforce stereotypical ideas of being female.[10]

Cosplay[edit]

Cosplay, a word of Japanese origin that in English is short for “costume play”, is a performance art in which participants wear costumes and accessories to represent a specific character or idea that is usually always identified with a unique name (as opposed to a generic word). These costume wearers often interact to create a subculture centered on role play, so they can be seen most often in play groups, or at a gathering or convention. A significant number of these costumes are homemade and unique, and depend on the character, idea, or object the costume wearer is attempting to imitate or represent. The costumes themselves are often artistically judged to how well they represent the subject or object that the costume wearer is attempting to contrive.

 

Cosplay (コスプレ kosupure), a contraction of the words costume play, is a performance art in which participants called cosplayers wear costumes and fashion accessories to represent a specific character.[1] Cosplayers often interact to create a subculture and a broader use of the term “cosplay” applies to any costumed role-playing in venues apart from the stage. Any entity that lends itself to dramatic interpretation may be taken up as a subject and it is not unusual to see genders switched. Favorite sources include manga and anime, comic books and cartoons, video games, and live-action films and television series.

The rapid growth in the number of people cosplaying as a hobby since 1990s has made the phenomenon a significant aspect of popular culture in Japan and some other parts of Asia[2] and in the Western world. Cosplay events are common features of fan conventions and there are also dedicated conventions and local and international competitions, as well as social networks, websites and other forms of media centered on cosplay activities.

The term “cosplay” was coined in Japan in 1984. It was inspired by and grew out of the practice then-known as fan costuming at science fiction conventions, beginning with the 1st World Science Fiction Convention in New York City in 1939.

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