7 Of the Best Stores to Shop for Halloween Costumes in Toronto

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Now that October is in full swing, it’s officially time to start planning your Halloween costume if you haven’t already. Whether you’re in the mood to rock something a little on the sexy, silly, or scary side, Toronto has your back when it comes to shopping for festive costumes. 

In just a few weeks, Toronto will be overrun with ghosts and ghouls as they take over the city decked out in their finest guises. And in order to really participate in all the fun this year, you’ll need to stock up on goodies from some of the city’s finest Halloween costume and vintage stores.

At these 7 Toronto stores, you’ll find everything you need for a killer Halloween costume, including fake blood, fangs, wigs, glitter, and more!

Spirit Halloween

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Do your Halloween requirements include movie or character-themed costumes, neon wigs, and crazy accessories? No need to exhaust yourself around town — you can tick everything off your list at Spirit Halloween. There’s also an impressive selection of decorations, props, and party supplies if that’s what you’re after.

Where: Multiple locations in the city. Full list here

Candy’s Costume Shop

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This Mount Pleasant shop allows you to rent or shop online and in-store for all your costume needs. Here you’ll find adult and kids costumes, makeup, masks, and wigs. The best part? It deals with over 60 costume suppliers, so you’ll definitely find one of the best selections in the city. 

Where: 685 Mount Pleasant Road

Malabar Theatrical Costumes

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In a city that has retail stores that are constantly closing, Malabar has been consistently supplying Toronto with costumes for decades. While this renowned theatrical costume shop is open year-round, the Halloween offerings are definitely worth checking out. Here you’ll find everything from period pieces to animal, and themed costumes, dance wear, and makeup. 

Where: 14 McCaul Street

Value Village

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If you’re more of a fan of DIY costumes without having to spend a fortune, you’re going to want to head to your nearest neighbourhood Value Village. This spot is flush with clutch vintage and secondhand digs, so whether you’re in the mood for an old school look or you want to recreate your favourite superhero or movie character, then you should definitely pop in here. You can also check out the Value Village website for Halloween costume inspo.

Where: Multiple locations throughout the city. Full list here

Theatrix Costume House

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Theatrix Costume House has one of the largest privately-owned collections of theatrical-quality costumes in Canada and the United States. Since opening its doors in 1965, Theatrix is home to thousands of costumes, wigs, and accessories. Don’t see what you’re looking for? The incredible staff can also help you create the perfect Halloween costume from scratch. Also, during the month of October no appointment is necessary, so you can just drop by and get your creation started.

Where: 61 Elm Grove Avenue

347 Vintage Clothing

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Owned by the folks of the beloved Black Market, 347 is your one-stop-shop for all things retro and vintage. This Halloween, if you’re going to a blast-from-the-past bash and want to wear legit old school duds, or you’re simply in the market for some pre-loved pieces, you’ll find everything you need and more at this Queen Street West spot. It’s here that you’ll also find an extensive selection of accessories including hats and sunglasses, if you need any last-minute costume additions. 

Where: 347 Queen Street West

Party City

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While Party City’s offerings may give your wallet a pinch — some real-deal costumes retail for a cool $400 — if you’re keen on high-quality gear, look no further. There’s also an extensive line of in-house makeup, wigs, and masks, plus costumes for kids, adults, and pets, and even Halloween decorations and festive party supplies.  

Where: Multiple locations throughout the city. Full list here