What: Value Village is an iconic Halloween costume shop. If you’re on a budget, there’s a vast selection of second hand costumes to choose from or get creative with their usual selection of year-round hand-me-downs. If that doesn’t suit your fancy, there’s a big selection of brand new costumes too.
1820 E Hastings St, Vancouver
6415 Victoria Dr, Vancouver
When: From 9 am to at least 10 pm every day, except Sundays, when opening is at 10 am
What: Party Bazaar claims to be one of BC’s biggest party supply stores, and every Halloween, they go in for the kill with a specialist Halloween Hangout costume selection, including masks, wigs, makeup, and Halloween decorations.
Where: 1296 Station Street, Vancouver
When: From 9:30 am to 8 pm until October 14, from 9:30 am to 9 pm until October 22, then from 8:30 am until 9 pm until October 29. Hours vary on Sundays.
What: Spirit Halloween is a chain that seems to pop up every year at various locations around town. It’s the quintessential place to get a costume, get it for a reasonable price, and get it quickly. Plus, they have makeup tips videos.
551-557 West Broadway, Vancouver
1076 Marine Drive, North Vancouver
When: From 10 am to 9 pm, with shorter hours at weekends, and longer hours the closer we get to Halloween.
The Merchant of Dream store on Seymour (Jenni Sheppard/Daily Hive)
What: Merchant of Dream claims to have a selection of 5,000 costumes, accessories, wigs, eyelashes, makeup, and more. Though their website leaves something to be desired, it’s worth checking out the storefront.
What: Dressew Supply is home to Vancouver’s largest selection of fabric, sewing notions and Halloween supplies. If you’re looking for a large selection of costumes this Halloween, Dressew is a safe bet.
What: Boo La La describes itself as the only professional costume store in Vancouver and it’s certainly a stylish alternative. Locally owned, open year-round, and staffed with industry experts, you can either drop in or book an appointment.
Where: 152 East 2nd Street, 2nd Floor – North Vancouver
When: From 11 am to at least 7 pm, Monday to Saturday, hours vary of Fridays and Sundays, and closer to Halloween
What: While not strictly a costume shop, this is an iconic Vancouver vintage store staple. If you’re looking to dress in something fun and retro this Halloween, Burcu’s Angels has a wide array of vintage clothing from the 30s all the way up to the 80s.
Where: 3128 Main Street, Vancouver
When: Tuesday to Saturday, 11 am to 7 pm, Monday to Sunday, noon to 6 pm