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The Best Halloween Costume Stores in Toronto

Posted by Robyn Urback / October 17, 2012

best halloween costume storesThe best halloween costume stores in Toronto have a gaping, infected wound or intensely constricting corset (depending on your costume preference) waiting for you when you walk in the door. And yes, those are good things (around Halloween, at least). These stores boast ideas as much as costume options, and usually come with staff that are eager to help you craft your Halloween vision. As well as costumes right off the rack, a good number of these shops also design custom get-ups to suit your Halloween needs (though the final bill is usually far from a treat).

Here are the best Halloween costume stores in Toronto.

See also:

15 Halloween costume ideas for 2012
Haunted Halloween attractions in Toronto

Amazing Party Store

Amazing Party Store

Amazing Party Store has an astounding (amazing?) collection of everything Halloween and more. The Etobicoke shop has costumes for both kids and adults ranging in scope from giant bananas, to sexy nurses (of course), zombie high priests, and the red Power Ranger. The store also excels in terms of costume accessories, with fake blood sold by the gallon and plenty of prosthetic bullet wounds. More »

Malabar

Malabar

Malabar is practically a museum, nevermind a great place to pick up (though more likely, rent) a Halloween costume. An often-tapped resource for theatre types in Toronto, Malabar has a spectacular selection of period dress (including amazing Elizabethan gowns), with a killer rabbit and purple dinosaur getup thrown in for good measure. Just be prepared to fork over a little dough. More »

Theatrix Costume House

Theatrix Costume House

Theatrix Costume House has over 50,000 costumes, wigs, and accessories to choose from, which means you might have a bad time if you walk in with no clue as to what you want. On the other hand, if you have an overly specific idea of your Halloween vision, Theatrix will actually custom create it for you. There’s everything from superheroes to anime character costumes in store, many of which are also available to rent. More »

Reflections, Vintage and Antiques

Reflections, Vintage and Antiques

On Yonge between Bloor and Wellesley, Reflections is a superb source for throwback outfits. Though the shop sometimes also stocks pre-packaged costumes, the real finds here include authentic furs, new and vintage corsets, flapper and showgirl dresses, and tons of vintage leather. Family owned and operated, staff are usually keen to help customers find pieces to complete their Halloween looks. More »

Candy’s Costume Shop

Candy’s Costume Shop

To buy or rent, Candy’s got your Chewbacca and Wilma Flintstone needs covered. The Mount Pleasant shop has a good selection of options in-store and an even bigger array online, with costumes as intricate as a Renaissance queen gown to the smallest details of a stick-on goatee. Candy’s has ample Halloween props too, including the obligatory witch’s broom, and jumbo plastic rats for your roommate's pillow. More »

Hollywood Costumes

Hollywood Costumes

Just north of Steeles, Hollywood Costumes is another one of those shops with almost too many options to choose from. Here you’ll find Halloween options both to rent and buy, from historical reproductions to pop culture favourites, along with your classic Spiderman skins. A good resource for makeup and masks too. More »

Kids Costumes

Kids Costumes

At Mount Pleasant and Davisville, Kids Costumes distinguishes itself from the lot by crafting its own costumes for kids. These Red Robin Hood and cow costumes have a charming “homemade” look, though they have none of the uneven seams or fabric patchwork of costumes that are actually made at home. This shop caters to kids from toddler-age to around 14 years old. More »

Value Village

Value Village

Perhaps the most economical option on this list. If you’re down with the hunt (and prepared to do a wash or two when you get home), Value Village can be a great resource for a last-minute find. While most Value Village shops will have a small assortment of bagged, ready-to-go costumes, you’re much better off rifling through the racks and drawing inspiration from a pair of neon stretch pants or a 2007 Rankin Family Reunion hoodie. More »

Joy Theatricals

Joy Theatricals

If you can afford it, Joy Theatricals does amazing things with a measuring tape and custom costume order. But for those who want to save their cash for the actual zombie apocalypse (and not just one night of posers roaming about), Joy also has a range of costumes to rent or buy starting at $65. Marilyn Monroe, Peter Pan, and Superman are just a few of the venerable figures at Joy waiting to be adopted for Hallows’ Eve. More »

Discussion

24 Comments

talkic.com / October 17, 2012 at 10:45 am
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How about a little creativity and making your own?
JOn replying to a comment from talkic.com / October 17, 2012 at 12:21 pm
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Costume stores sell wigs, makeup,accessories, not just full costumes. Some people also lack creativity and have a full shcedule and dont have time to make costuems.
TZ / October 17, 2012 at 01:30 pm
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i live in the annex and go to midoco...they have art and craft supplies (plus costumes, wigs, makeup etc) too so you can make your own.
JL / October 18, 2012 at 12:17 am
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Really wonder how much research goes into creating these best lists? There are tons of Halloween costume stores in Toronto and only 9 stores made the list and it's always the same old stores...go figure.
Sadie replying to a comment from JL / October 19, 2012 at 11:18 am
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There's a nomination and voting process. Just as there always is for every "best of" list on this blog.
Bill replying to a comment from talkic.com / October 20, 2012 at 10:32 am
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How about you make one for me if you have so much time.
talkic.com replying to a comment from Bill / October 20, 2012 at 12:03 pm
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@Bill...that's a clown question bro. Problem solved.
greg replying to a comment from talkic.com / November 9, 2012 at 01:41 pm
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let's everyone get creative and everyone make their own movies and tv shows to watch too.
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Chris Ainsworth / June 10, 2013 at 04:09 pm
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If you really want to see amazing costumes, make-up, wigs, Halloween props and more. Check out ScareFest Canada's Haunted Attraction Convention on Saturday July 27th, 2013.

10:00 am – 6:00 pm

Garnet A. Williams Community Centre

501 Clark Avenue, Thornhill, Ontario, Canada (Between Bathurst & Yonge Street on Clark Ave, close to the 407 ETR & Hwy #7)

In attendance will be Owners and Operators of Professional Haunted Houses, Actors, Home Haunters, Artists, Halloween Enthusiasts and Vendors.

Door Prizes and Contests for: Miss. & Mr. Scarefest and Best Homemade Prop.

Admission is $10 (kids 10 & under are free)

Check out their web site: http://www.chascarefest.com/index.html

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J Reynolds / August 22, 2013 at 01:19 pm
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I can't wait for Halloween! It is one of my favorite holidays and my favorite season. I love getting dressed up and going to parties, I usually make my own costume but I may buy one this year, so I'm looking around online for sexy halloween costume ideas.
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goldenkiwi replying to a comment from talkic.com / September 20, 2013 at 01:11 pm
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Do you also go on restaurant pages to comment with "how about a little creativity and preparing your own dinner?"
goldenkiwi fan / September 20, 2013 at 02:42 pm
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hey goldenkiwi - slight difference...but that's cute that you're already working on your costume a month and a half in advance. Most important night of the year for you...huh?
Frank replying to a comment from talkic.com / October 17, 2013 at 02:44 pm
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Your such a neagtive loser! Go find a life. I dont know why people like you feel its necssary to comment. Your opinion means nothing to anyone
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hakaii / January 11, 2014 at 10:52 pm
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I just really need a costume store/wig store that sells a cheap medium light brown wig with side bangs for cosplay
anonymous replying to a comment from talkic.com / April 25, 2014 at 10:46 am
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How bout you get off your high horse and understand that not everyone has as much free time on their hands as you and can't make their own.
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