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.
Not only can you pick up loads of everyday clothes as part of a 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
From superheroes to tutus, and nearly everything in between, this local shop has been supplying costumes to kids in Vancouver for over 27 years. Their Mount Pleasant Warehouse shop has both adult and kid costumes, as well as lots of space to try on. Granville Island has lots of kids costumes. These are lovely good quality ones too, so they’ll transition nicely to the dress-up box once Halloween is over.
Kids Market in Granville Island & 28 West 7th Avenue (Warehouse Shop)
If you’ve got a little person absolutely set on being a Jedi, or Harry Potter, or Elsa, this is where to go. They have every character in several sizes, as well as an impressive array of matching accessories. You can outfit your entire family, as well as the dog, and then move on to decorating your house as well.
1296 Station St, Vancouver
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. Halloween Alley has a similar selection of children’s and adults costumes, as well as pet costumes and accessories.
Spirit Halloween, 551-557 West Broadway, Vancouver
Halloween Alley, 1076 Marine Drive, North Vancouver