Halloween is no longer a holiday for the kiddies. Girls can now use it as an excuse to show some extra skin and boys can finally try on their girlfriend's eyeliner!
So what are the top costumes this year? We are hearing everything from flapper-inspired dresses from The Great Gatsby, to your favourite (or not so fave) politicians, Star Wars, Super Heros, American Horror Story characters and of course, no one gets tired of zombies!
Creepers - they call themselves Canada's creepiest and sexiest Halloween superstore and rightfully so because they've got everything! The staff even dress up as their favourite characters. Their "Pop Culture" section is pretty cool with costumes from the Green Hornet, The Walking Dead, Transformers, Suckerpunch and popular video game heroes.
Candy's Costume Shop - this is the place to go to if you are looking for something extra special and unique. They sell costumes all year round so their inventory is well stocked and the staff is very helpful. They carry tons of accessories, wigs, makeup and rental costumes too.
Exile - remember Mr. Dressup's trunk? Well this place in Kensington Market reminds me of it. There are racks and racks of second-hand clothing and vintage pieces that make excellent costumes if you've got the creativity.
Party supply megastore Party City carries your more traditional costumes like witches, pirates, nurses, etc. at cheaper prices. These places are truly the one-stop shop if you are also hosting a party and need decorations, treats and supplies.
Seduction - yes, I'm sure you know what store I'm talking about! The sex shop on Yonge Street transforms into a erotica boutique that (surprise, surprise) sells sexy adult costumes during Halloween. Most costumes come pre-packed with their accessories and they also carry matching costumes for your hip and urban guy.
Theatrix Costume House - over 50,000 theatrical costumes to chose from! This is when you want to get real hardcore and win that "best costume" prize.
Sephora - get the full treatment during a one-on-one appointment with a beauty expert for the finishing touches to your hypnotic Halloween look. A minimum $50 purchase is required and is by appointment only. Meanwhile check out their Halloween must-haves.
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