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Bay Costume Hire

Welcome to Bay Costume Hire – the longest established costume hire in Tauranga also with the largest range of costumes made in-store for a unique hire experience!


Bay Costume Hire is now an agent for VAN MEER SUIT HIRE,   these are quality, on trend suits which offer a range of options for School Balls, Weddings and any other formal occasion, including waistcoats, ties and shirts.  You will view the range in our catalogues, be measured and then your order placed,  in order to receive a top quality suit and accessories.  Ask about our Special Package Deals for school balls, making your hire affordable, as well as giving a quality, sharp look.


Free costume for you as the host of a party – if 6 guests or more book through us or  $5.00 off every costume booked including yours! It’s a win win! Also includes any company promotions.  Ask for details as some conditions apply. Please mention this promo when you book your costume, as you need to register your party/promotion first to get the deals as offered.


We have moved premises to The Historic Village Tauranga, 159 17th Ave West (behind hospital).  BayCostume Hire will be located in the Foresters’ Hall in Main Street, Historic Village. Go through the front entrance, find The Whipped Baker Cafe on your right and then turn right there and we’re over on the left with “costumes” signage outside just a short way down. Please note below re parking.

Parking is available outside the Historic Village, or after 3pm outside the shop at this stage. Please Note: if for any reason you are unable to find a park, just park outside the Main Entrance gates (to the side or front of bollards) and advise me when you arrive at the shop.


Opening hours: * Please note below hours: 

Tuesday:       10am to 5pm tues 11th 10am to 3.30pm

Wednesday: 10am to 3.30pm

Thursday:     10am to 5pm

Friday:          10am to 5pm

Saturday:     10.30am to 3.30pm

Sunday/Monday: Closed

*If you arrive shortly before closing on any weekday with 5pm closing, we are happy to stay and process your fitting and booking and if you can only arrive after closing then please advise beforehand and we will be happy to open later.


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  • Large variety of costumes – a lot made in-store
  • Service – professional & friendly
  • Competitive Pricing
  • Cleaned after every hire
  • Free Parking in 17th Ave outside the
  • Tauranga Historic Village

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We look forward to making your next party or promotion fun!    


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