It’s approaching … the time when your children demand to be dressed up like something entirely complicated for Halloween. Not into becoming a costume department for the next few weeks? Here are the top costume shops for Halloween.
Six places to get kids Halloween costumes in Vancouver
Just Imagine …
Located in the super fun Kids Market on Granville Island, Just Imagine Fun Clothing is the place to go for quality (and kid-appropriate) Halloween costumes. From superheroes to tutus, and nearly everything in between, this local shop has been supplying costumes to kids in Vancouver for over 30 years. PS: Spend some time in the Adventure Zone after shopping.
Kids Market on Granville Island
Not only can you pick up loads of everyday clothes as part of a DIY costume for cheap, the Salvation Army also brings in a huge array of wigs, accessories, and full-on new costumes for the Halloween period. It’s a one-stop shop.
1820 East Hastings, Vancouver
The land of fabric, buttons, zippers, ribbons, and a million other things. If you’re thinking to embellish a costume, or add a cape, or feathers – this is your place. Not only that, they push the boat out when it comes to Halloween. Loads of bagged costumes, wigs, masks, and accessories are already filling the shelves.
337 West Hastings, Vancouver
Pottery Barn Kids
There’s a small but beautifully made collection of costumes available through Pottery Barn Kids. Super cute baby costumes (elephant, anyone?), all the way up to bigger kid tulle-covered princesses, non-specific super heroes, and a killer triceratops. Call ahead to see what they have in store.
2935 Granville St, Vancouver
This Big Box one-stop party store has aisles of costumes, decor and Halloween paraphernalia. Shop in person at one of their five suburban locations or online.
Strawberry Hill Shopping Centre 12101-72nd Avenue, Surrey
Capilano Mall, 879 Marine Drive North, Vancouver
Freemont Village Mall, 2109 Hawkins Street, Port Coquitlam
1301 Lougheed Highway, Coquitlam
Langley Centre, 20150 Langley Bypass, Langley
Every year, a few seasonal pop-up Halloween shops appear. Spirit, one of the regulars, has an impressive selection of Disney Jr costumes. Think Jake and the Neverland Pirates, Sophia the First, and Doc McStuffins.
Spirit Halloween, 458 West Broadway near the Broadway Skytrain
Erin McGann is the former Managing Editor for Vancouver Mom and Toronto Mom Now. She drinks just a bit too much coffee, is a bit obsessed about sourcing local food, plays the cello moderately well, spends too much time on Twitter, keeps honeybees on a rooftop, and has a thing for single-malt whisky. Erin is working on a novel set in turn-of-the-century Vancouver, which her husband, son and dog have to hear about all the time, and also blogs at Erin at Large.