Today’s Vancouver tots are all about rocking cool looks year-round, and Halloween is no exception. We put together a little roundup of some of the hippest Vancouver-inspired costumes for your little ones to sport on October 31st.
Main Street hipster
Take away that axe and replace it with an empty IPA bottle, and bingo, the hit of Halloween!
Ice cream cone
Vancouverites are crazy about ice cream. So dress the kids (or family up) as an Earnest or Rain or Shine ice cream.
Pumpkin spice latte
Lattes are popular all year long in this city, but nothing says fall quite like a “PSL”. Love ’em or hate em, folks will go ga ga for this baby costume!
Pay homage to Vancouver’s amazing sushi offerings by transforming your little one into a California roll or a piece of sockeye nigiri.
Jazz up a run of the mill hot dog costume by adding some strips of nori and Japanese mayo to replicate one of our city’s unique culinary treasures, Japadog!
Donuts are definitely the new cupcake. Your little sweetie can go as an earl grey donut from Cartem’s, an old fashioned from Lucky’s, or a classic Timbit.
We sure love our backyard chickens in Vancouver. Dress the little one up as a fluffy chicken and watch people cluck over these adorable duds.
Olympic Village Beaver
Did you know we have a family of urban beavers living in and around Olympic Village? They’re pretty much local celebrities. Send out your own East Van or Yaletown beaver trick-or-treating.
Local sea creature
Shout out to all the whales that call Vancouver home by outfitting your baby as a shark or whale from the Vancouver Aquarium.
Grouse Mountain Grizzly
Who doesn’t love a baby in a bear costume? Drop in to visit the two rescued grizzlies on the top of Grouse Mountain for inspiration.
BC Lions player and football
You may need some mad DIY skills to pull this one off but imagine a little BC Lions player with baby bro (or sis) as a football! Just please don’t toss that ball.
Vancouver Marathon runner
Your tot will be ready to sprint from house to house in this easy to make costume. A sweat suit, headband, sneakers and a medal complete the look.
Tiny scuba diver
There aren’t many things cuter than a tiny scuba diver. Two litre bottles painted silver become oxygen tanks; just add a snorkeling mask. Look out, Porteau Cove!
You can’t get more Vancouver than rain! So dress up as a rain cloud and it may even keep the droplets at bay on Halloween night. #raincouver
PS: Given our obsession with Pumpkin Patches, you can’t go wrong with a little pumpkin outfit for your little pumpkin.
Original written by Kristin McIvor in 2016 and updated in 2017 and 2018.