6 places to buy a Halloween costume in Calgary for Halloween 2017

Oct 23 2017, 5:00 pm

Love it or hate it, Halloween is almost here. And if you’re anything like us, you haven’t even thought about what the hell you’re going to wear yet.

Well, have no fear – at least until the night of ghouls and ghosts itself – we’ve compiled a list of the best places to get a Halloween costume in Calgary this year.

So, in the spirit of all things Halloween, happy shopping… we hope you have a killer, thriller, chiller night out!

Value Village

  • 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.
  • Where: 
    • 104 58 Avenue SE
    • 5720 Silver Springs Boulevard NW #28
    • Midnapore Mall- 240 Midpark Way SE #1
    • 3405 34 Street NE
  • When: From 9 am to at least 9 pm every day, except Sundays (10 am to 7 pm).

Spirit Halloween

  • 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.
  • Where: 
    • 8228 MacLeod Trail SE
    • 2828 32nd Avenue – Next to Ashley Furniture
  • When: From 10 am to 9 pm, with shorter hours on weekends, and longer hours the closer we get to Halloween.

The Costume Shoppe

The Costume Shoppe/ Facebook

The Costume Shoppe/ Facebook

  • What: The Costume Shoppe has everything you need for Halloween, with a large variety of accessories, wigs, and costumes for men, women, and children.
  • Where: 4307 Blackfoot Trail SE
  • When: Monday to Friday 9:30 am to 9 pm. 10 am to 7 pm on weekends.

Don’s Hobby Shop and Theatrical Supplies

Don's Costume Shop/Facebook

Don’s Hobby Shop/Facebook

  • What: Don’s Hobby Shop has what you need to make your costume dreams and nightmares come true. With plenty of special effects makeup and accessories, this is the place to come to ensure your Halloween look stands out.
  • Where: 1515 Centre Street North 
  • When: From 10 am to 9 pm Monday to Friday. 10 am to 6 pm Saturday and Sunday.

Chuckles Unlimited 

  • What: This family owned costume shop has been serving Calgarians for over 40 years with a wide variety of costumes, makeup, and accessories.
  • Where: #40 – 6130 1A Street SW
  • When: From 10 am to 8 pm, Monday to Saturday, 11 am to 6 pm on Sunday.

Party City

  • What: Party City is the place for all your Halloween party supplies. One of Calgary’s bigger retailers, this place has a large selection of costumes and hundreds of accessories.
  • Where:
    • 9950 Macleod Trail SE
    • 3320 20th Avenue NE
  • When: Various hours, check website for details.
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