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Shop Front

Our Aldershot Store.

Window Display

One of our colourful and ever changing window displays.

Product Display Area

Our vast range of products.

Counter Display

Some of our makeup & Novelty products.

Masquerade Masks Display

Our beautiful Collection of Masquerade Masks.

Retro Section

A collection of some of our most popular retro costumes.

Platforms & Go-Go Boots

Just some of our themed shoes & Boots we have on offer to complete your look!

Our Wild West section.

From Cavalry to Cowboys, Saloon Girls to Red Indians, yee haw!

Our Vintage section

From 1920's to gangsters & Wartime costumes we have just the dapper look for you.

Our Historical Section

Medieval, Tudor, Georgian & Napoleonic era's are well catered for!

Superheroes & Movie characters

This section features some of the most popular characters from TV & Film.

Burlesque & Sexy characters

Short & Sweet, corsets & Tutu's aplenty.

Fairytale Characters

Sexy princesses, Fairies & Cartoon characters are available here.

Our ample changing rooms

Well lit and with full length mirrors, let the fun begin!

Established in 1985, The Dressing Up Shop has been providing Aldershot, Farnham, Farnborough, Fleet, Camberley and the surrounding areas with fancy dress fun for 31 years!










































































































Owner, Manager and all-round creative genius Shirlee Gibbs began her career as a window dresser by trade, with years of seamstress experience also under her belt ( started in school! ), she embarked on a fulfilling journey combining the two art forms. From making costumes at home for friends and family, she then entered the exciting world of running her own independent business.


Based in the High Street for over 20 years the shop has since been on the move, first to the Arcade before development changes opened up an exciting oppurtunity in Wellington Street, one of the town's pedestranised shopping venues.


We are lucky to call Edgar Jeromes', one of Aldershots longest running businesses ( 90 years and counting ) our next door neighbours, along with other varied retailers.


We pride ourselves on our one to one personal service, from the moment you walk in your needs are our first priority. After all, visiting us is the first step to party shenanigans!

Whatever the theme, size or item you need, we have the experience and knowledge to fulfill your fancy dress fantasy. Even if you're not to sure or a little shy, we love a challenge ;-)


Our hiring section is immensely varied and is constantly growing and adapting to trends, among our products to purchase are Licensed costumes and accessories including Disney, Marvel, Star Wars and more. We are constantly sourcing new and exciting products and are able to order in items quickly.



The genius creator! Shirlee started her career as a window dresser, and after making costumes from home decided to branch out and opened her own shop in Aldershot in 1985. She has been designing, creating and expanding the shop’s varied stock ever since.


A constant font of creativity, over the years she has been a keen contributor and indeed volunteer in many of Aldershot’s cultural and charitable events.

She has a passion for Halloween like no other but is also a fan of the Regency period.


Assistant Manager

Enthusiastic, creative and with a healthy obsession for wigs, Kelly will serve you with boundless energy and advice to make your costume choice as easy and as fun as possible, she also takes care of the shops site, Facebook page, twitter and other technical jiggery -pokery.

Her favourite fancy dress era’s include: 1920’s, 1940’s and Rococo.



Customer Assistant

The lovely Tarnia, personable, professional and with a background in niche sales she makes a great addition to the shop.

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