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About Us

The Balloon Man & The Balloon Lady Limited was established in 1987 by Directors Spencer Simmonds & Alan Simmonds. Since September 2005 Alan Simmonds solely acquired the Balloon Man business. Having seen opportunities to strengthen the portfolio with new products and services, the Balloon Man, now, in 2019 is firmly established as the No. 1 Corporate Balloon Promotional Company in Ireland.

With the expansion of the Balloon Man Party Store the Balloon Man saw a further opportunity in the market for a niche fancy dress business (where there was a lot of fancy dress hire only, and with the advent of cheaper pre-packaged costumes) the Fancy Dress Store was born. We want to help you find the perfect outfit to make sure you have the best time. No need to hire anymore, costumes are great value and much more cost effective than hiring any fancy dress outfit.

Director, Mr Alan Simmonds has been in the business for the past 25 years so we think we know what we’re talking about. Recently commenting on the decision to re-launch and rebrand their consumer online website, Director, Alan Simmonds added, "In the last 4 years we have seen significant year to year business growth." provides fancy dress costumes and accessories to on-line and retail customers. We rank in the Top 3 Google Search in Ireland and in the last 7 years we have sold too in excess of 100,000 satisfied customers. We produce our own Costume Catalogue annually which is available by post or download online.

We are well aware that there are many costume websites to choose from, so with this in mind we are determined to offer you superior customer service, quick delivery, and a wide selection that you will not find anywhere else.

Fancy Dress Store is your year-round source for infant, children and adult costumes, teen, sexy and couples costumes; even pet and mascot costumes. We have one of the largest online selections of hats, wigs, masks, accessories and make-up, as well as seasonal holiday decorations and props.

Over 10,000 different costumes and accessories in the latest styles and from the hottest licenses including Disney, Marvel, Superman, Sesame Street, Baywatch, Where's Wally, The Muppets, and so many others. There is no place better to shop than the Fancy Dress for Halloween. At Fancy Dress, costumes are not just about Halloween.

We offer fabulous high quality adult costumes, theatrical costumes, costumes for school performances and mascots for schools and businesses. We also carry a huge selection of costumes for all seasons including Christmas, Valentine's Day, Mardi Gras, Easter, St Patricks Day and 4th of July. Fancy Dress is dedicated to making your costume shopping experience an easy, fun, safe and satisfying experience. We hope you enjoy shopping with us. Please contact us with any question or comments. We would love to hear from you.

Mission Statement

To become the leader in the fancy dress costume and accessory industry by offering the best products and service at competitive prices across all facets within a multi-channel platform from retail, to corporate and on-line and to be accessible, convenient, affordable and professional in all our services, therefore offering an enjoyable and professional customer service experience and delivering superior quality service.

Our goal is to make finding that perfect costume QUICK, EASY & AFFORDABLE! We try to accomplish this by offering you a wide assortment of quality costumes that can be easily found. Each and every product has been carefully selected so that you can feel confident that you will be purchasing a quality costume that you or your child won’t want to take off!

Customer Satisfaction

There’s an old saying in business – A Happy Customer will tell one or two people, an un-happy one will tell ten. So it pays to keep you the customer very happy, especially that we are online. If you are happy with us and our service, please tell others, if you’re not happy, please tell us, email

Please let us know if there is anything we can help you with. We are available by email or telephone and always happy to answer any questions or queries.


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