Fancy That! Costumes is the best quality, best organised costume emporium in Sydney, with the best & friendliest customer service – just ask our customers! We have a single, full service bricks & mortar store in Crows Nest, Sydney for costume hire & sales, plus spread the costume love across the country with sales items shipping Australia-wide.
OUR MISSION is to encourage people – particularly adults – to PLAY more – to better connect with themselves & each other & make the world a happier place!
We opened in 1987 after 2 women in the costume department of TV’s “It’s a Knockout” were wondering what do do with a host of unforgiving lycra ensembles! Fast forward to 2011 & Deb hung upher feather boa to head north & “grow chickens”. Enter Belinda Marsh (that’s me!) – a certified Corporate Escapee with a sales & marketing background, over 20 years’ weekend experience teaching gymnastics to 5 year olds, but most importantly, a passionate conviction that adults need to have MORE FUN!
My CRAZY AWESOME team & I are fired up about continuing to build a service business with heart & soul that you’re going to love coming back to again & again. We LOVE our crazy costume emporium in Crows Nest – we LOVE the face to face contact we have with you guys & the fact that you entrust us to advise you on your special occasions. We LOVE handmade artistry, vintage & originality & we’re SUPER EXCITED to be keeping the magic of costuming alive & well into the future.
…an inspired corporate escapee on a mission to build a small business into a big one with heart that you’re going to love coming back to again & again!
…a multi-talented costume designer, fire twirler, stilt walker, roller skater, lion performer, obsessive-compulsive clean freak & stand-up comic from balmy England, with a zest for costumes, craziness & life
Twin sister of Emily (see below), Bella wore us down with free coffee until we finally gave her a gig! And she’s worth every penny (although we are missing the caffeine…) Studying Production Design in theatre & film, Bella is a certified musical freak with faves including Phantom of the Opera & JC Superstar.
Currently studying Media at UTS, Claudia is a fast talking, fast typing communications whiz with a penchant for quirky Tim Burton movies, anything 1990s & a girl-crush on Cher from Clueless!
Corben is another mad musical theatre fan, who knows the difference between pantyhose & stockings (impressive!) & although attending a Catholic school, cites “Beyonce” as his religion!
… a film & theatre design enthusiast with a vivid imagination & passion for all things creative – & an identical twin – who can also often be found lending a last-minute hand at Fancy That – double winning!
Our very own Wonder Woman, Yvonne is a customer service queen & a merchandising magician! She's also Super Mum to three kids ("It's a story, of a lovey lady!" ) PLUS she's a mean sprinter with a history of competitive sporting success behind her - perfect training for work in a busy costume store!
A talented Arts student with a passion for all things fun (& the bizarre ability to turn her face into a thumb!) Although her initials spell SLAG, WE know that Steph is a true Disney Princess at heart!
…long-suffering partner of Belinda (ha!), Director at Gino Nalini Photography & a talented international photographer with a keen eye for style (he is Italian, after all!)
Did we mention his studio is onsite in our Crows Nest store? Enquire now! Get shot by the best!
… nooooo! You can’t leave! We’ve seen Chloe grow through high school & Uni, to then score a plum gig in the Events Industry early 2016 – but we’ll be enticing her back here on Saturdays for Busy Season (!)