JavaScript is off. Please enable to view full site.

Ho Chi Minh City costume market gets busy as Halloween nears

Ho Chi Minh City costume market gets busy as Halloween nears

Monday, October 26, 2020, 14:24 GMT+7
Ho Chi Minh City costume market gets busy as Halloween nears
People visit a gift shop selling Halloween merchandise in Ho Chi Minh City. Photo: Bong Mai / Tuoi Tre

Toy stores and gift shops selling Halloween merchandise in Ho Chi Minh City are enjoying their last busy days of sales as the Western tradition that has recently gained popularity in Vietnam is only a couple days away.

This year’s Halloween merchandise comes in a wide variety.

Halloween masks are available at prices ranging from VND50,000 (US$2) to VND130,000 ($6) apiece, while robes fetch between VND100,000 ($4) and VND200,000 ($9) an item.

Other spooky accessories including witch hats, pirate hats, glasses inspired by fictional characters such as Spider-Man, Batman, and Maleficent, and hairpins are offered at prices ranging between VND35,000 ($1.5) and VND100,000. 

At a higher end, get-ups of movie characters such as Spider-Man, Elsa, or Deadpool are priced from VND400,000 ($17) to VND450,000 ($19).

Consumers tend to choose simple, small-sized products this year, according to a shopkeeper in Binh Thanh District.

In addition, many toy stores and gift shops also provide Halloween-themed decoration service for schools, shopping malls, restaurants, hotels, coffee shops, and office spaces, which has attracted a good number of customers, according to traders.

It appears that Chinese products entirely dominate the Halloween market in Ho Chi Minh City this year, leading to their Vietnamese counterparts struggling to compete.

At shopping malls such as the Aeon Mall Tan Phu in Tan Phu District, several activities including face make-up, dressing up, instant photography, Halloween games, and magic and dance performances are also on the schedule to attract visitors.

At Dam Sen Cultural Park in District 11, a beer buffet festival is scheduled for October 30-31 and discounts on entrance tickets will also be offered to visitors coming in Halloween-themed make-up or those having birthdays in October.

Like us on Facebook or follow us on Twitter to get the latest news about Vietnam!

Tuoi Tre News


Read more




‘Taste of Australia’ gala dinner held in Ho Chi Minh City after 2-year hiatus

Taste of Australia Gala Reception has returned to the Park Hyatt Hotel in Ho Chi Minh City's District 1 after a two-year hiatus due to the COVID-19 pandemic

Vietnamese woman gives unconditional love to hundreds of adopted children

Despite her own immense hardship, she has taken in and cared for hundreds of orphans over the past three decades.

Vietnam’s Mekong Delta celebrates spring with ‘hat boi’ performances

The art form is so popular that it attracts people from all ages in the Mekong Delta

Vietnamese youngster travels back in time with clay miniatures

Each work is a scene caught by Dung and kept in his memories through his journeys across Vietnam

Latest news