With Halloween just around the corner, we’re starting to realize that we need to find a costume sooner rather than later. Luckily, this city has got some great options ranging from terrifying ghoul masks to quirky thrift shop finds. Let’s get into it: Here are 8 of the best places to buy Halloween costumes in Vancouver this year!

Dressew Supply


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The absolute classic spot for a Halloween costume in the city, bar none. While Dressew is known for, you guessed it, bulk fabrics and sewing supplies, they’ve also got a huge selection of readymade costumes and Halloween digs. Buy something new, or go full custom and build your own!

Where: 337 West Hastings Street

Merchant of Dream

Located in the heart of downtown, this costume store boasts over 5,000 different costumes and accessories. This is a great spot to find a costume you’ll be using more than once, since the prices here are not exactly ‘found this at a thrift store’ level.

Where: 804 Granville Street

Value Village

Speaking of thrift stores, why not toss one in there! Value Village has long be a go-to for finding a Halloween costume in Vancouver, and for good reason. You can build your own using whatever random outfits you find in there, or you can opt for readymade options that most stores carry around Halloween.

Where: Locations around Vancouver

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Pandora Prop & Costume


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This spot is like the “Pandora’s box” of great costumes, pun very much intended. Pandora Pop & Costume is a rental store offering its services to community theatre and film groups, which means they have no shortage of classic, quirky, and theatrical personas to choose from. Borrow a character for a day and show up to a Halloween party wearing something truly unique – likely with its own story/background info to go with it. Make note of their October hours & head on over!

Where: 1650 Pandora Street

Mintage Mall

Shifting from thrift and into vintage, we’re heading straight to Mintage Mall. This huge space is a combination of multiple vendors, ranging from punk to western to even vintage costumes from days gone by! Whether it’s a specific look you’re after or a couple of jewelry pieces or accessories to cap off your costume, this is a great place to start.

Where: 245 East Broadway

Little Miss Vintage


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Need another vintage spot to peruse your next day off? Head to Commercial for Little Miss Vintage – one of the city’s best places to find vibrant graphic T’s, 70’s dresses and pantsuits, and all things rayon. Honestly, you might not even be too focused on your Halloween costume in this instance – there are tons of cool finds that you’ll likely don all year long!

Where: 941 Commercial Drive

Burcu’s Angels

This Main Street spot is definitely a personal fave. From vintage wedding dresses and colourful silk jumpsuits to top hats, designer accessories, and velour tracksuits – they’ve got it all. And whether you’re window shopping or popping in for a spell, the experience of perusing through Burcu’s treasures is a memorable one.

Where: 3128 Main Street

Venus & Mars Clothing

Back to some upscale options. For those seeking a costume that’s more Bridgerton than Squid Game, Venus & Mars has you covered. This local favourite specializes in handmade clothing that can be worn any time of the year, but absolutely shines during the fall and Halloween season.

Where: 223 West Broadway #105

And there you have it! Some amazing spots to find memorable Halloween costumes in Vancouver. We hope you check ’em out and make a day of it.