Bring the spirit of transformation and liberation to your Metamorphosis-themed costume

Not sure what to wear? Check out these inspirational sources. We also have handy tips for places in Toronto to achieve your look!

Bring the spirit of transformation and liberation to your Metamorphosis-themed costume

Not sure what to wear? Check out these inspirational sources. We also have handy tips for places in Toronto to achieve your look!

Inspiration for Transformation

Where to Get the Look

David Dunkley Fine Millinery

David has been a great supporter of our Galas in previous years. His custom hats and fascinators are a perfect fit for our spring event!
Bathurst and Bloor.
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Malabar Ltd.

Massive rentals section (it’s cheaper than you think!) and excellent wig and make-up advice. The dance and stage sections are a great bonus.
Queen and University.
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Theatrics Plus

Shelves of wigs, tons of eyelashes, a wall of masks–this place has tons of useful items.
Yonge and Wellesley
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Reflections Vintage

Basically a warehouse of vintage costumes and amazing treasures. Exceptional, chill owners who will find you exactly what your looking for. There’s a whole wall of large size go-go boots. Plus size friendly.
Gerrard and Pape
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Candy’s Costume Shop

Full of treasures. And very reasonable–there are always great deals.
Mount Pleasant and Eglinton
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Value Village

Especially on a weekday. The two best bets for costumes and vintage are Bloor and Lansdowne and Queen and Pape.
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Exile Vintage

The go-to spot for party looks. Very well organized with a focus on dancing and costumes, this store has glitter, satin and capes for days. Plus size friendly.
Kensington Market
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Public Butter

So much vintage and 80s/90s looks. The store goes on for miles and there are lots of treasures.
Queen and Dufferin
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Siberia Vintage

Mostly women’s vintage with an emphasis on cocktail dresses.
Bloor and Ossington
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Gadabout

Shop where the pros shop! Gadabout Vintage is a cacophony of period costumes and fashion that has been serving the film and television industry for decades. Impeccable quality items for men and women. Plus they are long time supporters of the Gala! 
Queen and Greenwood
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Looking for wings?

Check out belly dance stores online or Amazon. There is so much variety!

Going Crafty?

The best fabric stores to hit are at Queen and Spadina. King Textiles has a broad selection and the stores just west of Spadina have a great selection of sequins, prints and embroidery.

Dollarama has a lot to work with right now–the Easter and craft section are full of butterflies. This is also a great place to pick up fake flowers, headbands and battery-powered LED light strings.

Other Online Tips

Etsy is a treasure trove. And YouTube has a makeup or costume tutorial for everything.