8 places to buy Halloween costumes in Vancouver

Oct 23 2019, 1:02 pm

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

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

Value Village

 

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  • What: Value Village is an iconic Halloween costume shop. If you’re on a budget, there’s a wide selection of second-hand costumes to choose from. If that doesn’t suit your fancy, you’ll be able to find brand new costumes too.
  • Where: Various locations around Metro Vancouver, check website for details
  • When: Seven days a week from 9 am to 10 pm

Spirit Halloween

 

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  • What: Spirit Halloween is a chain that seems to pop up every year at various locations around town. It’s the quintessential place to quickly get a costume for a reasonable price.
  • Where: Various locations across Metro Vancouver. Check website for details.
  • When: Store hours vary check website for details

Merchant of Dream

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  • 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.
  • Where: 810 Granville Street, Vancouver
  • When: From 10 am to 10 pm, seven days a week

Dressew

 

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  • 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.
  • Where: 337 West Hastings Street, Vancouver
  • When: From 9 am to 5:15 pm, Monday to Saturday

Just Imagine Kids Market

  • What: While Just Imagine’s Warehouse has closed down, their Kids Market is stocked with plenty of costumes for kids and a huge selection of props, wigs, and makeup.
  • Where: 1496 Cartwright Street, Kids Market, Granville Island, Vancouver
  • When: Open every day, 10 am to 6 pm

Burcu’s Angels

 

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  • What: While not strictly a costume shop, Burcu 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: 2723 East Hastings Street, Vancouver
  • When: Monday to Sunday from 11 am to 7 pm

Little Miss Vintage

 

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  • What: Little Miss Vintage describe themselves as purveyors of handpicked, high quality, hard-to-find vintage clothing for all – and every look you can imagine!
  • Where: 941 Commercial Drive, Vancouver
  • When: Tuesday to Saturday, from 11 am to 6 pm, Sunday and Monday, from noon to 5 pm

Boo La La

 

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  • 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, Tuesday to Saturday. Closed Sunday and Monday.