Are you still wondering where to shop in Vancouver for a Halloween costume for your little ones? If you haven’t seen them, you may want to check out the adorable outfits at Pottery Barn Kids. They have costumes for kids from babies to eight-year-olds, ranging from unicorn fairy to baby shark to scarecrow tutu to astronaut to glow-in-the-dark skeleton. There are a lot of outfits inspired by children’s literature as well, including Thing 1 and Thing 2 and The Lorax from Dr. Seuss, and Max’s wolf suit and a monster from Where the Wild Things Are. With sizes from 0-6 months up to 7-8 years, you can fit kids across a wide range of ages.
Where to Shop in Vancouver for Adorable Halloween Costumes
I recently had the chance to try out a dragon costume for my own five-year-old son. He had been asking to be a dragon this Halloween and frankly, I was at a loss. I’m not crafty enough to make something so detailed, and I had no idea where to shop in Vancouver to find a dragon costume. Pottery Barn Kids really saved my bacon when they offered to send me one. From the moment my son glimpsed it on the computer, it was love at first sight. If you’ve seen a little dragon wandering around the Northeastern suburbs recently, it was likely him. He wears it everywhere – the playground, the grocery store, the library, the pumpkin patch, and on and on and on. He recently stuffed it into his school backpack so that he could put it on as soon as kindergarten let out for the day.
The costume itself is a bodysuit and headpiece, made out of soft fleece. While my son has green clothing he could wear underneath his dragon suit he usually prefers to just wear it over top of his regular clothes. Honestly, it looks fine even without a perfectly matching shirt or pants. It’s surprisingly lightweight, so when my son is done wearing it I find it easy to carry around. Plus, it’s very easy for him to put on and take off by himself, which makes the constant wardrobe changes easier. I also like that it’s very cozy, so if the weather is chilly for trick-or-treating he’ll stay warm.
Halloween Fun for Everyone
The costume is high-quality, and because it doesn’t have legs or arms it will continue to fit my son as he grows. I anticipate that the costume will have a life in our home long after Halloween is over. This kind of thing doesn’t come cheap, though, as the costume retails for $116. It’s probably more reasonable to purchase it with an eye to keeping it as a high-quality dress-up item, rather than a one-off outfit to be worn only on Halloween.
In addition to kids’ costumes, Pottery Barn Kids carries Halloween treat bags, decor, tableware, games, books and more. You can also find adult costumes to complement the children’s outfits, like a grown-up Cat in the Hat to accompany Thing 1 and Thing 2. If you add Pottery Barn Kids to your list of where to shop in Vancouver this Halloween, you may also want to check out some of their holiday items while you’re in the store. You can knock off the costumes and the stockings all in one stop, and feel really on top of things to boot.
If you can’t make it to the store on South Granville, you still have time to shop online. Standard Delivery is available on items purchased before 9:00pm Pacific Time on October 25, 2013, and free shipping is available for costumes and treat bags.
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Amber Strocel is a writer, aspiring math teacher, suburbanite, wife and mom of two. She believes in the power of the Internet to connect people, and she believes that numbers are the poetry of the universe. You can often find her knitting, sewing, volunteering, working in her garden, and sneaking chocolate when no one's looking. She blogs at Strocel.com and shares her photos on Instagram as @AmberStrocel.