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Halloween in Vancouver

Things to Do — By Natasha John on August 31, 2011 at 5:45 pm

The summer hasn’t quite come to an end, but Halloween is only eight weeks away. Here in Vancouver, people go all out when it comes to dressing up, decorating their home and partying the night away with goblins and ghouls. Your standard witch and devil costume will help you blend in the with crowds on all Hallows Eve, but it won’t set you apart from those that live by the ‘go big or go home’ mantra. Here’s you chance to start thinking about what to dress up as, where to party and start gathering tricks and treats to share on October 31.

Dressew Supply an 337 West Hastings St. is the place to go if you’re looking for Halloween accessories, material to craft your own and any other sewing supply you could possibly think of. They fill their isles with wigs, stockings, make up, masks, hats and pretty much anything else you might need to spruce up your costume. To avoid the rush, go there before the week of Halloween to avoid long lines and very large crowds. Another tip if you’re making your own costume, go to the Salvation Army, or any other second hand store around the city. You can find all sorts of fun items there, and you won’t break the bank either.

If making your own costume sounds scary enough, there are a number of places to rent around town: Watts Costume Rentals, The Party Bazaar and Merchant of Dream are reputable options to choose from.

As October approaches, we will keep you in the know about parties happening around Vancouver and point you in the right direction to get tickets before it’s too late.

Photo Credit: YAXZONE (Flickr)

Tags: costume rental, halloween, october
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