About us

– For more than 20 years, Avothea has been the costume shop in Ghent for fancy dress, cosplay, LARP, and make-up.

– Find a wide range of cosplay, LARP, and make-up products at Avotheastore.com (https://avotheastore.com/)!

– Find at Avothea Ghent our range of rental costumes in various themes, from historical to fantasy, plus a selection of wigs and props.

– Authorised seller of Kryolan make-up, ideal for cosplay, theatre, Halloween, and party grime.

– Specialising in custom-made historical and non-historical costumes for both individuals and businesses.

– Personalised guidance and expertise to help customers find or create the perfect costume for any occasion.


Welcome to Avothea, an enchanting destination where you can immerse yourself in a world of dressing up. For over 20 years, Avothea has been known as the dress-up shop in Ghent, Belgium, and is a true paradise for fans of costume, re-enactment, LARP (Live Action Role Play), make-up, theatre and much more.

The shop offers a wide range of products that spark the imagination and allow you to fully transform for any occasion, be it a theme party, carnival, historical re-enactment, theatre performance or cosplay event.

One of Avothea’s strengths is the sale and rental of costumes. With an incredible selection ranging from historical to fantasy themes, you will always find the perfect costume to step into character. From pirates and knights to fairy tale characters and superheroes, the possibilities are endless.

Moreover, Avothea is an authorised retailer of Kryolan make-up, a leading brand known for its high-quality make-up products. Whether you are looking for the perfect make-up for a Halloween outfit, special effects make-up for a theatre performance or colourful grime for a party, Avothea has everything you need to perfect your look.

What really sets Avothea Store apart is its specialisation in creating customised historical and non-historical costumes and accessories. This customisation is available for both individuals and businesses. Whether you need an accurate replica of a historical costume or a unique design for a special event, Avothea’s talented team will work closely with you to bring your vision to life.


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