October 2 2013
6 Shops to Get Your Halloween on
Written by Gastown Admin
317A Cambie Street
Going goth? Deadly Couture carries an array of goth, punk, and rockability clothing and accessories from their house brand Deadly Dichotomy Designs and a wicked collection of corsets and custom clothing suitable for practically all sizes. The fetish-inspired shop also houses hard-to-find makeup, hair dye, and accessories perfect for recreating all types of avante-garde, noir-inspired, and other “to die for” looks.
41 Powell St.
Kimprints is the perfect shop for one-of-a-kind gifts, cards, and prints and is currently stocked with unique Halloween decorations including light-up hanging witches and ghosts for your doorstep, unicorn and horse heads, funny character masks, and many decorative ornaments to make sure your space is spooky from inside out.
New World Designs
306 W. Cordova St.
If you’re in the mood to show a little skin this Halloween, New World Designs has a selection of retro pin-up, burlesque clothing and accessories as well as a collection of sexy-themed costumes for women. New World Designs is also stocked with a variety of fishnet tights, make-up, masks, and colourful wigs that you can mix and match to make your own playful outfit.
Roger’s Chocolates Ltd.
389 Water Street
What would Halloween be without chocolate? For all the discerning chocolate lovers, you can find a great collection of quality chocolates from the 120-year-old Roger’s Chocolates. For the Halloween season, Roger’s Chocolates offers Jack O’ Latern shaped milk chocolate and dark chocolate lollipops, and milk, dark, and white chocolate skull-shaped lollipops and witch-shaped lollipops.
321 W. Cordova St.
If it’s treasure you seek, consider Salmagundi West to be your cool attic filled with all types of new, vintage, and antique treasures including skull heads, retro dolls, and vintage typewriters. For Halloween-themed finds, Salmagundi West carries glue on “artist” beards, Halloween motif tablecloths, fun illustrated and retro-inspired cards, and a plethora of fun Halloween ornaments and decorations.
Why Knot’s Curiosities
319 Cambie St
Colour, colour, colour, Why Knot’s Curiosities is filled with vibrant costumes, clothing, and accessories suitable for anyone looking for festival, tribal, fetish and vintage-inspired costumes. Why Knot’s also houses a solid collection of cute animal onesies (including cow kigurumi and the cookie monster), hats and hoods, body paint, glow-in-the-dark accessories, poi/fire tools and all sorts of stockings and hosiery.
Here’s to another year of getting spooky. Stay tuned for a list of Halloween parties in Gastown. Until then, Happy Halloween hunting!