Our Story

Established in 1984, Court Jester Fancy Dress Hire first opened in Werribee. A few years on, Court Jester relocated to Altona Meadows and operated there for several years. With demands in the industry and out growing its location, it moved to a bigger premise, in Harrington Square Altona.

In 2006, Court Jester merged with a well-known local Newport fancy dress store, this giving us a tremendous extended wardrobe, allowing our business to cater for majority of the western and inner suburbs.

The current owner, Shantelle, bought Court Jester in 2007 with a dream to create the best costume shop in Point Cook and surrounding suburbs of Melbourne. Shantelle takes a lot of pride in her shop and is proud of the variety of costumes and the range of sizes they cater for. She doesn’t shy away from a challenge, purchasing the business at the age of 22, after just finishing a course in interior design. In 2010 she branched out and opened an online store; costume mania – where customers Australia wide can purchase costumes online. First becoming a runner up in 2010, Court Jester then won the 2011 Hobson’s bay business award in the retail category.

Wanting to pursue her dreams, in 2012 Shantelle relocated to a bigger and better premise on Fitzgerald rd. Court Jester is now the biggest costume shop in Melbourne and even offers an industry first onsite theatrical make –up and photography studio.  Not to mention they also offer Photo booths & themed prop hiring to enhance your special event. The new store has enabled Court Jester to offer the largest retail range of costumes and accessories in Melbourne.

With all her passion, drive, enthusiasm and great success so far, Shantelle is well on her way to realizing her dreams to be the best costume shop in Melbourne; and in most eyes already is.

 

 

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