9 places to buy a Halloween costume in Vancouver

Oct 7 2017, 2:42 am

Love it or hate it, Halloween is almost here. 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 – we’ve compiled a list of the best places to get a Halloween costume this year.

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. If that doesn’t suit your fancy, there’s a big selection of brand new costumes too.
  • Where: 1820 E Hastings St, Vancouver or 6415 Victoria Dr, Vancouver
  • When: From 9 am to at least 10 pm every day, except Sundays, when opening is at 10 am

Party Bazaar

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  • What: Party Bazaar claims to be one of BC’s biggest party supply stores. 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.

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 quickly get a costume for a reasonable price.
  • Where: 551-557 West Broadway, Vancouver or 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

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: 626 Seymour Street, Vancouver
  • When: From 10 am to 10 pm every day


  • 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

Boo La La

  • 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

Just Imagine Warehouse Shop

  • What: Just Imagine Costumes has been around for 27 years and has an imaginative selection of costumes for men, women and children.
  • Where: 28 West 7th Avenue, Vancouver
  • When: Open every day, noon to 5 pm

Burcu’s Angels

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  • 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

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: 931 Commercial Drive, Vancouver
  • When: Tuesday to Saturday, from 11am to 6 pm, Sunday and Monday, from noon to 5 pm
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