Whether you've been planning your Halloween outfit since November 1 of last year, or you need to browse for some inspiration, there are plenty of places to shop in Vancouver for your perfect costume.
This Halloween, expect to see current pop-culture culled costumes like Pennywise from It, the Riverdale gang, Wonder Woman, and the kids from Stranger Things at plenty of parties--they're among the most popular for 2017.
With all the masks, tails, feathers, swords, hats, boots, makeup, and wigs that might end up in your shopping bags, the really scary part of Halloween can be getting all your gear home. The price tag is on you; you can get dressed up for less at bargain spots like thrift stores, or you can get spendy with elaborate rentals or buys from professional shops.
We've teamed up with Evo Car Share to help you do your Halloween costume shopping this year. Here are five of the best places to shop for your Halloween costume in Vancouver.
It's no secret that this mainstay thrift store takes Halloween pretty seriously; they even have a section of their website for the annual spooktacular shopping experience. Value Village has multiple locations in Metro Vancouver, and lots of great second-hand costume options, from the standard flirty nurses and superheroes to their aisles of goods and gear from which imaginative minds can build their own ghastly creation.
Address: Multiple locations in Metro Vancouver
Without a doubt, Dressew is Vancouver's fabric heaven. Sewers know this spot for their mega selection of fabrics and notions, and come Halloween you can definitely get some costume inspiration in their aisles. In addition to the raw materials for some DIY action, they have tons to choose from when it comes to Halloween costumes and gear.
Address: 337 West Hastings Street
If your costume needs call for something a bit more sophisticated (i.e. it isn't a one-size-fits-all in a plastic sleeve) head to North Vancouver's beloved Boo La La. Here you'll find thousands of costumes available to purchase or rent. This is precious cargo you'll want to take extra good care of!
Address: 152 2nd Street E, North Vancouver
The Party Bazaar has been helping Vancouver celebrate for 40 years, and for Halloween you can not only hit them up for party decor, but also pop into their impressive costume shop, called The Flying Witch, located next door to their main shop. Roam the aisles and check out their selection of packaged outfits, masks, props, hats, and Halloween must-haves (like fake blood). Be anything from a walking bacon slice to your favourite Star Wars character.
Address: 1296 Station Street, Vancouver
When the Halloween spirit moves you, Spirit Halloween's pop-up shops are a great place to stock up on everything you need for a good ol' haunting. Roam the aisles to find your perfect costume, load up on accessories, and stock up on snacks, too. Spirit shops really get into the spirit of the season, so get ready to have fun inside their stores thanks to their decor and perfect Instagram story spots.
Address: Multiple locations in Metro Vancouver; check website for details
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