Mad World Fancy Dress Old Street


69-85 Tabernacle Street
(Entrance in Singer Street, down steps to basement.)
Nearest tube: Old Street




Telephone: 020 7253 1003



Mad World Fancy Dress


205 Kentish Town Road

Nearest tube: Kentish Town




Telephone: 0203 972 7650



Mad World Fancy Dress Old Street


1 Barns Court
Turners Hill Road
Crawley Down
West Sussex
RH10 4HQ
(near Dukes Head roundabout)



Telephone: 01342 719 411



Fancy Dress Costume Hire

Festival Season Is In Full Swing July 18 2018

Whether you're going to one of the big ones like Bestival or something more boutique like Wilderness, Mad World has you covered for festival attire!

We love this time of year, when our shop is stocked with glitters, face gems, colourful shirts, metallic leggings, capes and much much more. 

We also make sure to stock appropriate accessories for any of the festivals or events with dress up themes such as Bestival, Wilderness, Secret Cinema, Boomtown and more. Enquire in store for latest stock availability. 

Shambala Myths & Monsters August 22 2016

Can you believe summer is almost over?! We are coming to the end of festival season now, with only Shambala and Bestival still to come.
This bank holiday weekend Shambala has a myths and monsters theme which takes us nicely into preparing for Halloween! Our first Halloween deliveries are already here....! More on that soon.

We have a pinterest board for Shambala ideas but here are our top picks, all available in London stores now. Don't forget our 20% off retail costumes offer is still running so grab a bargain!

Smiffys "Pan" 

The Festival Of Many Themes - Boomtown Fair August 08 2016

We continue our guide to the summer festivals this week with our guide to Boomtown.

Here are a few ideas to be festival fab and we'd love to hear what you're planning to wear and seeing your photos! Don't forget we are on
Facebook, Twitter and Instagram.

Boomtown - 11th-14th August.
1. Spanish/Mexican
2. Chinatown
3. Pirates
4. Wild West
5. Robots/Future

PHEW! What a list. Unlike other festivals, the sprawling Boomtown has FIVE different distinct areas, each with a different theme! You can join...

Out In The Wilderness? August 01 2016

As we move into August we're at the peak of the summer festival season and it seems like there is a big event every weekend! We will guide you through the themes to some of the biggest and best events.

Here are a few ideas to be festival fab and we'd love to hear what you're planning to wear and seeing your photos! Don't forget we are on
Facebook, Twitter and Instagram.

Wilderness Festival - 5th -7th August.
Theme: Fri - Kaleidoscope. Sat - Gold Rush. Sun: Goblin Ball


Are You A Gardener Or Galactic? July 20 2016

Festival season is in full swing and there are plenty with fancy dress themes in the next few weeks, starting with Secret Garden Party this weekend. Here are a few ideas to be festival fab and we'd love to hear what you're planning to wear and seeing your photos! Don't forget we are on Facebook, Twitter and Instagram.

Secret Garden Party - 21st-24th July. Theme: Gardeners Of The Galaxy
SGP goers are known for their stylish attire so why not go sharp in one of the brand new Smiffys space Stand Out...

Mad World London Summer Promo! June 14 2016

Today we are launching our summer promo here at our Old Street (City) and Charing Cross (West End) stores - a whopping 20% of ALL retail packaged costumes!

Get set for summer! Packaged costumes are brilliant for festivals or stag & hen parties and we have a great range to choose from. Here is a selection of some of the best bargains to grab for your summer of fun.

Make a saving on an official licensed costume, which can usually be quite pricey, for example the official Top Gun flight suit which usually retails at £60 - with...

Bestival's Summer Of Love August 28 2015

Bestival goers are well known for pulling out all the stops in terms of fancy dress and I predict this year will be as amazing as ever! The theme this year is "Summer Of Love".

Organiser Rob Da Bank had this to say: 
“Our theme for 2015 is the Summer of Love… it’s a simple theme and hopefully one that’s easy to embrace. It’s largely a positive reaction to all the bad news and downright evil going on in the world. We’re not hiding our heads in the sand and pretending everything’s rosy...

Desert Island Disco August 30 2014

It's almost the end of another summer and Bestival (this coming weekend) is the last major festival of the season. They always raise the bar when it comes to fancy dress. This year's theme is "Desert Island Disco".  Here are some ideas for your festival fancy dress - all available at Mad World to buy or hire.

Disco - 1970s.... Soul Sisters, ABBA, Bee Gees, Pimps, Saturday Night Fever, 1970s velvet suits, flares, groovy shirts, Afro wigs, ABBA wigs, Glitter tinsel wigs, glitter spray, glitter eyelashes, star shades,...

Glastonbury Glad Rags! June 20 2014

It's just five days to go until Glastonbury Festival opens it's gates to thousands of  lucky ticket holders. Arguably the best festival in the world, Glastonbury has been a highlight of the summer since 1970. The first festival was held the day after Jimi Hendrix died and was just £1 a ticket (including free milk!). 1,500 attendees saw the likes of the Kinks and "Mad Mick" perform on Michael Eavis' farm.


From such humble beginnings, the festival has grown more and more popular and really took off in the 90s. Nowadays tickets...

The 8 Groups Of People You Will See At Every Festival May 22 2014 1 Comment

The weather is getting warmer, the days are getting longer and I'm sure I just heard the chime of the ice-cream van.....summer is almost here! This summer is packed full with exciting events like the World Cup and the ever increasing roster of festivals. Fancy dress is a very important element when it comes to festivals, with more and more organisers deciding to set official themes for their events. We will be looking at individual festivals and their themes in the coming months but for now here are the 8 groups you see at every festival!

1: Flower Headband Girls


Preparing for the end of Summer :( August 19 2013

We only have a few more festivals to look forward to this year. This weekend is August bank holiday and we can enjoy the long weekend at Reading/Leeds festivals, Shambala or Notting Hill Carnival.

Reading and Leeds festivals are held every August bank holiday weekend - the events take place simultaneously, sharing the same bill. The Reading Festival, the original and senior leg of the two, is the world's oldest popular music festival still in existence. Known for consistently booking big name rock and indie acts, this years headliners are Green...

Masks, Kicking Ass and Green Man! August 13 2013

2013 has been one of the busiest festival seasons we have experienced at Mad World. We are noticing more and more of our customers are spending long weekends at one of the increasing numbers of boutique festivals on the calendar.

Last week's in demand item was definitely the Venetian mask, as Wilderness festival had a Masquerade theme for one of the days. We sold many elaborate masks - feathers, glitter, long noses, you name it. We are looking forward to seeing photographs of masquerade messiness! Don't forget our monthly photo competition is open...

Feelin hot hot hot and this weekend's festival round up July 24 2013

We are loving this wonderful weather and dressing everyone up for BBQs, beach and boat parties –lots of pirates, sailors, Hawaiian babes and dudes! We are also excited to be making lots of new costumes to add to our stock. Having great seamstresses and wonderfully creative at both branches is allowing us to customize outfits to another level! Festival season continues throughout July and into August, following great weather for Glastonbury, Latitude and Lovebox it looks like festival goers will carry on enjoying the heat this weekend at Secret Garden Party and Kendal Calling.

Lovebox & Latitude - Festival Season Continues! July 16 2013

As Britain enjoys an unusually hot July, festival season continues! The temperatures are set to stay high for at least the next week - which is good news for welly haters and sun worshippers attending festivals this weekend. Victoria Park in East London hosts Lovebox this weekend. Starting as a club night ten years ago, it has grown more popular each year - attracting crowds of 50,000 to enjoy the fantastic urban festival atmosphere.  Focusing on a great line-up of artists such as Goldfrapp, Azaelia Banks, Mark Ronson, Plan B and Hurts, there is no set theme but that just means...

Mad World Boutique at Rivington Street Festival June 17 2013

We are delighted to announce that we will be involved with this years Rivington Street Festival this Sunday 23rd June. Mad World will be providing a fancy dress boutique alongside Effy Nails & Co nail artists, Face Addict Hair Junkie pop up salon, Red Bull Photobooth as well as fashion and jewellery markets, two open air stages and entertainment from local promoters such as Boglewatz, Super Dupa Fly, Rock The Belles, Yeti in the Basement, Batty Bass, Work It DJs, Shorebitch and more. Entry is FREE, but limited capacity so get there early! The fun will run from...

Festival Season Begins May 23 2013

It doesn't seem like long since the last Bank Holiday weekend.....because it wasn't! Even though the weather has been disappointingly grey and grim this month, at least we have two long weekends to enjoy.

As May draws to an end and we look forward to the summer months (and summer weather), festival season kicks off.  East London's Victoria Park hosts two all day festivals this weekend, hipster heaven Field Day and new LGBT celebration As One In The Park. 

Field Day, back for it's seventh year in the park features an eclectic line up of popular indie bands...