We know, we know, it’s still a month away. But with YPs already asking us about Halloween, we figured we should equip you early so you’re ready to go come the bewitched weekend – we’d say night, but, how many Halloween parties did you go to last year…? Yeah, we thought so. The circuit in Toronto is huge, and making sure you have a kick-ass Halloween costume for each party is as easy as checking out our 10 favourite spots in the city. Maybe you’ll find the perfect guise for Notable.ca’s Haunted Mansion at the Grave Hall on October 29th…
It’s My Party – 423 Danforth Ave.
It’s My Party is a year-round party store with all your costume needs. They recognize special events and annual celebrations, and are gearing up for Halloween in a big way. Get there fast, you won’t want to miss what’s in store. It’s My Party is open seven days a week.
Theatrix Costume House – 165 Geary Ave., 2nd floor (costumes pictured above)
If you’re looking for a well-made costume, look no further than Theatrix Costume House. Specializing in theatre attire, this store has a reputation for excellence. Moving from theatre wardrobe, a new focus is now on special events, weddings, and corporate promotions. A Halloween costume blowout sale is happening on September 30th, October 1st and 2nd. Don’t miss out…Halloween Hours: Monday through Saturday from 10am to 6pm, Sunday 12pm to 5pm.
Hollywood Costumes – 7718 Yonge Street
Looking to piece together that outfit you saw in Pirates of the Caribbean but can’t quite get it right? Well Hollywood Costumes will have you looking like you just stepped off the set. Some of the most convincing costumes can be found here, but what’s even better is that Hollywood Costumes caters to any event, from corporate to museum galleries. Head in and see for yourself.
Amazing Party and Costume – 923 Oxford Street
There is nothing you won’t find at the Amazing Party and Costume store. It has everything you’re looking for and then some – things you didn’t know you’d be able to find! New on the shelves are ‘Genuine Morphsuits’, you know the ones: the full head-to-toe one-piece body suits, available in solids or prints. Definitely one of the more unique spots to find Halloween costumes in Toronto…
Joy Theatricals – 129 Davenport Road
Joy Theatrics is where you will find the most elegant selection of Halloween costumes and gowns in Toronto. Founder Joy Samanski was a television costume designer who opened business to the public for costume and eveningwear rentals.
Theatrics Plus – 658 Yonge Street
Sometimes the scariest thing about Halloween is the prices of costumes. Theatrics Plus has a wide selection of costumes (not just for Halloween) in all price ranges. There literally is something for everyone – and if you don’t find what you’re looking for, you might just be a little too picky. They also have regular sale specials, so this is a great place to stock up on different looks for the Halloween party circuit.
Candy’s Costume Shop – 511 Mount Pleasant Rd.
Candy’s Costume Shop is preparing for Halloween, but you can find so much more at this little haven. This store has costumes for every seasonal event you can think of – Valentines Day, awards nights, and the like.
The Stag Shop – 239 Yonge Street / Seductions – 577 Yonge Street
For those who are more daring and risqué than the rest, sexy shops like The Stag Shop and Seductions are where you’ll find racy Halloween costumes, as well as satirically humorous (and potentially anatomically correct) ones.
Cabaret – 672 Queen Street West
No, we didn’t forget about vintage stores. Get creative this year and see what little vintage stores have to offer, such as Cabaret. Conveniently located on Queen West, it has everything vintage – from clothing to trinkets and all in between – that you can’t find anywhere else.
Value Village – 1319 Bloor Street West
If you’re really looking for a good deal in Toronto so you can grab a few different Halloween costumes, you can’t beat Value Village. This time of year at Value Village, the racks are loaded with tons of costumes at a great price. Hurry in before they vanish…