It's that time of year again… Autumn! Get ready for cozy nights by the fireplace, pumpkin picking, apple bobbing, haunted houses, and of course, Halloween! It's the perfect time of year to get your imagination flowing and really showcase how creative you can be! Whether you're looking for a few accessories or a unique costume, these places will surely have what you need.
1. Joseph Ponton Costumes
As the oldest costume shop in Québec, this 3-floor shop is the perfect place to rent or buy a costume for Halloween. Open since 1865, Joseph Panton started his collection of costumes at the back of his barbershop after a French theatre company went bankrupt and needed to sell their costumes to return home. With over 15,000 options to choose from, you can find an abundance of themed costumes for older kids and adults. Some examples include the Victoria, Roman, and Medieval period, Futuristic, Rock & Roll, and more. Costume rentals range from 35 – 150$ for 48 hours, or you can request to have a costume custom made!
Open Monday – Wednesday: 10 AM – 6 PM
Thursday: 10 AM – 8 PM
Friday: 10 AM – 6 PM
4846 St Catherine St E, Montreal, QC H1V 1Z6
2. Imagine Le fun
Just like the name of the store, this is a big space full of fun costumes and accessories galore to get you ready for Halloween! It has been in business for over 20 years and is open all year round. They have a wide selection of quality wigs, costumes for adults and children, accessories, and professional makeup. If you're only looking for children’s costumes and clearance items, head on over to their warehouse. It is about a 15-minute walking distance from the main store. Be aware that no makeup is available at this location.
Main store: 34 Mont-Royal East av.
Open Monday - Wednesday: 10 AM – 6 PM
Thursday & Friday: 10 AM – 9 PM
Saturday: 10 AM – 5 PM
Sunday: 11 AM – 5 PM
Warehouse: 5333 Casgrain av., #425 (4th floor), Montreal, H2T 1X3
Monday – Friday: 10 AM – 5:30 PM
3. Eva B.
More geared towards teenagers and adults, this is the place to come if you want to create an original costume with second-hand clothing. Part café and part thrift shop, this eclectic store has tons of vintage clothing and treasures to choose from. With so many options available, just visiting the store is an adventure in itself! They even have a selection of costumes, which you can rent for a night or two. Once you're done, grab a bite to eat at their café!
Open Monday – Saturday: 11 AM – 7 PM
Sunday: 12 PM – 6 PM
2015 St Laurent Blvd, Montreal, QC H2X 2T3
4. Halloween Mania
This store is advertised as having the largest selection of costumes in Montreal for kids, adults, and even pets. With over 3000 options to choose from, there’s no doubt that you will find exactly what you need. Halloween Mania also has a "Boutique de Luxe" section, where they carry top-notch, high-end costumes that are beautifully crafted, such as Star Wars, Supreme Edition Cinderella, and more. If you're looking for a costume and a haunted experience in one, then be sure to make a trip to the St-Leonard location, which is open all year round. They get you in the Halloween spirit by transforming their store into a haunted maze. This experience changes every year and is available from July 15 – November 1st. Best of all, it's free (if you dare to enter)!
Open Monday – Wednesday: 10:00 AM – 6:00 PM
Thursday & Friday: 10 AM – 9 PM
Saturday & Sunday: 10 AM – 5 PM
Flagship location: 5820 Boul Métropolitain E, Saint-Léonard, QC H1S 1A7
Other Locations: Brossard, St Jérôme, Marché Central (Open seasonally)
5. Vézina Party Center
Vézina is the perfect place for all your costume and party needs. This one-stop shop has plenty of choices from children and adult costumes, accessories, wigs, decorations and more. Want to be a princess, a superhero, or Wednesday from The Addams Family? Vézina has got you covered! Costume and mascot rentals are available as well.
Open Monday – Wednesday: 9 AM – 6 PM
Thursday & Friday: 9 AM – 9 PM
Saturday: 9 AM – 5 PM
Sunday: 10 AM – 5 PM
6181 Boul Métropolitain E, Saint-Léonard, QC H1P 1X7
6. Oya Costumes
If you don't have much time to look around for a costume and prefer ordering online, then this is a great option for you. Oya Costumes is a Canadian online store that carries a vast array of costumes that are of great quality. They also have a large selection of masks, wigs, decor, makeup, and more. Since this company is based in Montreal, you can order your items and pick it up at the warehouse location, or have it shipped directly to your house. The website is easy to use, has great service, and the delivery is fast so you can trust that you will get your costume on time. They are always up to date on the latest trends, so you will definitely find the coolest costume to impress everyone on Halloween!
Open Monday – Friday: 9:30 AM – 5:30 PM
4710 St-Ambroise, Suite 119, Montreal, QC, H4C 2C7