Covid-19 Update


Kia ora friends~

In response to the Government’s advice and the Level 4 Alert, the Cave’s doors are closed effective immediately, until further notice.

If you have not been able to return your costume, please don’t worry. There are no late fees.

We have texted you if you have a costume to pick up and are so sorry for all of the cancelled events. Please EMAIL Kate if you need us (

We are so so grateful to all our amazing customers, family and friends for the love and support – now and over our 29 years of trading.

We hope to see you all again soon, in some shape or form.

Take care of yourselves and each other, keep well and safe.

In the meantime, here’s a tiny dog isolating…


-The Cave Family x

Covid-19 Updates


At the moment we are still trading, and strictly following m.o.h guidelines.
We are open today and Wednesday for pick ups, drop offs and last minutes hires : 10 – 5pm.

From Wednesday 5pm we will be implementing a ‘by an appointment only’ system from to limit physical distancing.
Please EMAIL Kate for appointment times:

Sadly, we can no longer accept Browsers, only customers who intend to hire. Please don’t be offended if we ask you not to bring friends – unless it’s absolutely necessary.

We will be contacting everyone today who have costumes to pick up, or have booked for the future, or still out on hire. Please let us know if you need to cancel or can not return if you are unwell or self isolating. There are no late fees.

Please please please stay at home if you are unwell.

We are doing what we can right now, it is day by day, and things will change quickly so we will keep you updated.

Thank you to everyone for all your love, understanding and support.

Take care, keep well and be kind to each other. Meanwhile…here’s a tiny dog washing his paws…

The Cave Family
 Much aroha

Postponed – The Cave Super Sale



After much deliberation we have made the tough decision to postpone this Sunday’s Sale.

I know lots of people will be disappointed, but we just can not risk everyone’s health. Our hearts are heavy, the worry spectacular.

Our thoughts are with our creative community and those affected by illness. I hope we can help in other ways to get through this. As you can imagine it is very slow here. We are still open for business, and will keep you updated.

Please keep safe, be kind and help each other. Thank you so much for your ongoing support – it means the world.

Much aroha – The Cave Family xxx

The Cave Super Sale!


It’s here! The Cave Annual Sale – and it’s gonna be SUPER!

One day only! Onsite, Sunday March 22nd, 10am – 3.30pm.

Cash and Eftpos available.

Because everything sparkles to us, there’ll be all sorts, not just costumes – hats, jackets, shoes, vintage, suits, handbags, dresses, wigs…and more!

As usual, there’ll be fun and games, a raffle, spot prizes and fill-a-bags at randomly selected times through out the day.

Bring your bags, your bff’s and get ready for bargains. Oh, and if you run out of bags, never fear, Mummy Mae has LOTS to sell in store!



Welcome to a new decade!


Kia ora friends!

We’re back! And rocking into 2020 already. There’s lots going on so remember to book ahead…

February is nearly here and brings Festival Fun! There’s Island Bay Festival (Feb 8th-9th), Splore (Feb 21st-22nd), Wellington Pride Festival and Out in the Park (Feb 21st- March 8th) and the AWESOME Fringe (Feb 28th – March 21st) and NZ Festival (Feb 21st – March 15)…plus loads more!

And, don’t miss the Napier’s famous Art Deco festival (Feb 19th-23rd). Have you got your garb sorted? The Roaring Twenties are back – to our delight! We love it! Come and see us!

Also, keep an eye on our social media pages for Annual Cave Sale updates…info coming to you soon! It’s going to be SUPER!

We’re looking forward to busy, fun and creative year with many changes, upgrades and new adventures! We can’t wait to share it with you!

See y’all soon!

Much aroha – the Cave family xx

Please check our hours for updates – we are closed Tuesdays and public holidays 🙂

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