Your Guide to Buying Halloween Costumes in Calgary

Halloween is fast approaching, and with that YPs everywhere are determined to dazzle in the most innovative, creative and amazing costumes. It’s time to up the ante on your ghoulish garb, and the following is a list of great Calgary shops to find the best pieces for your costume this Halloween.

Divine: Vintage store with a great selection of hand picked items; all through October they will be offering a 3-for-the-price-of-2 vintage sale.

Chuckles: Offers a wide variety of costumes, jokes and party items; IT-like clown face comes free of charge (shudder!)

Don’s Hobby Shop: New costumes, Halloween, and makeup needs; misleading name.

The Costume Shoppe: A fun shop in Calgary to find great costumes to rent or buy, plus masks, make-up, wigs, boas, costume footwear, Halloween f/x contact lenses, latex masks, eye-masks, Venetian masks, leather masks, cool Halloween costume accessories, character glasses, fun sunglasses, Halloween decor items; personal costumer not included.

The Masque Ltd: The best source for all your Halloween, masquerade, theatrical, dance and costume needs.

Cats Eye Vintage and More: Vintage, retro and second hand clothing for men and women. Specializing in hard-to-find vintage, retro, and second-hand pieces.

Your Local Thrift Store: Though they aren’t as big as the megastores, they are often a hidden treasure. No matter what neighbourhood you can generally find at least one around the corner.

Bargain and Dollar Stores: Be sure to check out these spots for great items to use as accessories with your costumes.

Hillhurst Flea Market: A great place to go for unique finds.