If you’re like us, you’ve left deciding what to be for Halloween until the last minute… like we do every year (ugh!). Well, the pressure is definitely on, and we’ve got just the list to help alleviate the planning pain.
USED House of Vintage
Robson Street has a few choice spots you’ll want to hit up when in search of the perfect Halloween look. For starters, head to USED House of Vintage for some fashion-forward inspiration. Aside from plenty of new and funky Halloween-themed prints, you’ll likely want to snatch up, they’ve got plenty of vintage clothing available that’ll have you looking like the perfect flapper girl in no time. Pop by and unleash your inner Marilyn Monroe, or get playful with some punk inspired leather.
Merchant of Dream: Halloween Pop Up Shop
Literally across the street, you’ll find a cool little Halloween pop up shop (just next to GAP) fully stocked with the latest looks and costume kits. We’ve walked by recently, and it’s definitely got all the key ingredients to make a killer last-minute costume (they boast more than 5,000 items in total). Find them at 1131 Robson Street.
The Party Bazaar
Always a fail-safe, head to The Party Bazaar (located at 1296 Station Street) where you’ll find pretty much everything you could possibly want or ever need to create a ghoulishly good costume. Locally owned and operated since 1977, The Party Bazaar is best known as “the place to go” when you’ve you’re your costume to the last minute and they sell accessories, wigs, decorations, fully decked-out costumes, make up, and more.
BooLaLa is another great place to head to for a wickedly good selection of Halloween costume options. Formerly known as Carol’s Costume Corner, this North Shore store is one of Western Canada’s largest (and most elaborate) rental boutiques. They’ve been creating crafty-looking costumes for more than 25 years. So whether you’re looking to channel a creepy clown, equally creepy Cruella, or a sleazy-looking Beetlejuice, they’ve got you covered.
Of course, we’d be remiss not to mention another go-to for Halloween costume favourites: DressSew always makes our list (especially for anyone looking to get a little creative and crafty). Located off W. Hastings in Gastown, you’ll find everything from wigs to fishnets under one roof at a much cheaper price than a few of the above-mentioned stores.
Where is your go-to shop for Halloween costumes in Vancouver? Let us know in the comments below or tweet us @ViewTheVibe.