If you’re not the DIY type and prefer to purchase a ready-made costume, then we’ve compiled a list of some of the best local Halloween stores in Hamilton for you to venture to and explore!
DOT is a patio furniture store, but when Halloween comes up they transform most of the store into a Halloween costume and accessories shop. When you walk in the store, the first thing you’ll notice is the amount of items it has, it’s jam packed! This year, they’ve used almost the entire store for Halloween items, there’s barely any patio furniture left in the store. Lots of narrow isles filled with costumes.
The store also has one of the largest selections of Halloween home decor and spooky animatronics and moving sensor-driven characters to buy if you’re turning your house or lawn into a Haunted House!
Their costumes and accessories are fairly priced, with some items being marked down on sale for a great deal.
The store is located on on Upper James just off the Linc, next to the new Shoeless Joes restaurant.
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One of the well-known Halloween stores in Hamilton, Spirit Halloween takes over the former Future Shop location on Upper James St. (1565 Upper James).
It is quite a large store, one of the largest in Hamilton. There are change rooms to try on costumes, as well as a lot of exclusive “Spirit Halloween” branded costumes.
Spirit has a very large selection of name-brand adult costumes, such as Disney’s Beauty And The Beast and hit TV show Stranger Things. They also have a large section of the store (Area 51 style) dedicated to animatronic zombies and other awesome spooky robotic characters that light up, make noises, and move when you activate them. The section also features demonstrations of lighting you can buy to really ‘spookify’ your house, as well as fog machines.
The store also features a ‘Build Your Own Costume’ corner with a lot of accessories and parts of costumes that you can buy to put together your own creation. There is also another section specifically for weapons (swords, axes, chain saws, etc).
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Operated in conjunction with Party City, Halloween City is a separate store located on Upper James just off the Linc in the former Factory Shoe store. 1151 Upper James St Hamilton, ON L9C 3B2.
It has plenty of parking, features change rooms to try on costumes, and is quite a large store. There is a great selection of adult costumes on the right-hand side of the store, and children’s costumes on the left.
The store is organized by costume type (such as Super Heroes, etc), and they have a wide selection of masks – probably the largest selection I’ve seen across all the stores, they’ve filled an ENTIRE wall with realistic masks you can buy! They have a lot of accessories for you to put together your own costume, and there are plenty of items for Halloween parties as well such as Halloween signs, cups, and small items.
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4. Party City
There are a lot of costumes available at Party City in Ancaster. If you can’t find it at Halloween City, check your Party City store. 821 Golf Links Road, Hamilton, ON L9K 1L5. (905) 304-8999.
The store has a massive selection of name-brand costumes, so much so that you have to choose by pointing to the one you want on a massive wall located in the back left corner of the store. The wall features photos of all their costumes with available sizes. Simply ask the staff member for the costume you would like, and she puts through your request to other side of the store where a staff member will pull it for you.
While you’re in the store, you can also shop their aisles which are full of Halloween accessories and party items.
Note: Party City does not have change rooms or mirrors in the store. Staff will instruct you to try on costumes in the aisles, so be sure to bring your hubby or a friend who can tell you if you look good in the costume before you buy it!
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Located at 640 Mohawk Road West (in the former PharmaPlus) this is a brand new store location – check it out! 905-383-0321. They are NOW OPEN!
The store has a wide selection of costumes, with a lot of adult and kid costume options. They are getting new items in weekly, and are also doing a draw for one lucky person to win a free costume each week!
This store is located in a mall, so there is plenty of parking. There is also a Dollarama in the mall so if you can’t find accessories you need in Halloween Alley, head over to the dollar store just down the hall inside the mall.
Monday to Friday: 9:30 AM to 9:00 PM
Saturday: 9:30 AM to 6:00 PM
Sunday: 11:00 AM to 5:00 PM
Over 600 costumes to choose from, they also rent costumes! 1149 Main St E. 905-545-4788
If you’re looking to get a costume on a budget, Walmart has a wide selection of generic-brand costumes for kids and adults. You can browse the Halloween section of their website to get ideas for what to buy, and if you find one that you like, click on it and choose a size and then click “Buy In-Store” which will show you if your local Walmart store in Hamilton has any in-stock. If it says it’s out-of-stock, you can purchase it online (shipping is typically around $6) but of course there’s the chance that it won’t fit great. It’s always best to try it on in-store first 😉
There is a Walmart on Upper James as well as in Ancaster.
If you’re looking to put together a costume in a pinch, head over to your local Dollarama store. There are plenty of store locations in Hamilton (Ancaster, two on Upper James, across from Limeridge Mall on Upper Wentworth, in the mall at Upper Paradise and Mohawk, downtown on Main Street, just to name a few).
Dollarama has a wide selection of masks and costume accessories in the $1-4 range, lots of home decor, cups and napkins, snacks, candy, and a lot more. Make sure to browse through the stores early because their best Halloween selection usually doesn’t last long! Each store has different items as well, depending on the size of the store – so be sure to go to multiple stores for the best selection.
9. Party Max
If there are specific accessories you’re on the hunt for but can’t find, Party Max will most likely have them! They have a big selection of party supplies (Halloween plates, cups, etc), wigs, makeup, decor, costume accessories, and more.
Two locations in Hamilton:
714 Queenston Rd, Hamilton, ON L8G 1A2 (905) 544-3838
86 Mall Road, Hamilton, ON L8V 5C5 (905) 575-1988