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Happy Halloween from the Oya Costumes Team!

 

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Every year, in the months and weeks leading up to Halloween, our heroic staff members go into overdrive to ensure you receive your costume order as quickly  and efficiently as possible. They know how important it is for you to get your order on time and they’ll gladly jump through hoops (literally) to overcome any obstacle that might get in the way! If you’ve been following us on Facebook or Twitter, you’ve probably noticed our daily countdown pics – images that feature our wacky and wonderful staff! As the photos prove, they love Halloween and getting dressed up just as much as you do!

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Interested in keeping up with what’s happening in the Oya Costumes warehouse? Follow us on Facebook, Twitter or Instagram, @oya_costumes!

We wish everyone a safe and super happy Halloween!

Get the costume your favourite celebrity is wearing!

 

Still looking for a costume for Halloween?! No worries! If you’re in a large or medium size Canadian city, there’s still time for your costume to reach your door in time – just select 2nd or next day delivery!

Now that that’s out of the way, perhaps you’re still struggling with making a decision about which costume to wear. How about looking to your favourite celebrity for some inspiration? Here’s a run down of some of the costumes worn by the stars lately including links to where you can find the costumes online!

Alessandra Ambrosio as the Queen of Hearts

Alessandra Ambrosio as the Queen of Hearts
Get the costume: Royal Queen of Hearts Costume

Gwen Stafani as Sandy from Grease

Gwen Stafani as Sandy from Grease
Get the costume: Grease Bad Sandy

Gwen Stefani as Jessie from Toy Story

Gwen Stefani as Jessie from Toy Story
Get the costume: Toy Story Jessie Adult Costume

Henry Holland as Beetlejuice

Henry Holland as Beetlejuice
Get the costume: Beetlejuice Adult Costume

Henry Holland as Edward Scissorhands

Henry Holland as Edward Scissorhands
Get the costume: Edward Scissorhands Costume – Grand Heritage

Isla Fisher as a Sock Monkey

Isla Fisher as a Sock Monkey
Get the costume: Sock Monkey Adult Costume

Jessica Alba & Cash Warren as the Incredibles

Jessica Alba & Cash Warren as the Incredibles
Get the costumes: Mrs. Incredible Adult Costume & Incredible – Violet Costume

Karlie Kloss and Carine Roitfeld as Vampires

Karlie Kloss and Carine Roitfeld as Vampires
Get the fangs: Deluxe Classic Vampire Fangs

Liam Payne as Batman

Liam Payne as Batman
Get the costume: The Dark Knight Rises Grand Heritage Batman Costume

Liberty Ross as Catwoman

Liberty Ross as Catwoman
Get the costume: The Dark Knight Rises Deluxe Catwoman Adult Costume

Prefer to start your own celebrity costume trend this Halloween? Find the costume of your Hollywood dreams here!

Announcing the Winners of Our My Amazing Costume Contest!

 

We’re proud to announce the winners of our recent #MyAmazingCostume contest. As we expected, we had a very difficult time choosing our winning entries – we were so impressed with all the truly AMAZING submissions we received.

1st place winner ($100 gift certificate): Zombie Bride and Groom submitted by Lori Wheeler

1st place winner ($100 gift certificate): Zombie Bride and Groom submitted by Lori Wheeler

2nd place winner ($75 gift certificate): Alice and the Queen of Hearts submitted by @jessicaodermatt on Instagram

2nd place winner ($75 gift certificate): Alice and the Queen of Hearts submitted by @jessicaodermatt on Instagram

3rd place winner ($50 gift certificate): Mens Headless Horseman Costume submitted by Jake Marois

3rd place winner ($50 gift certificate): Mens Headless Horseman Costume submitted by Jake Marois

Honourable mention ($25 gift certificate): Super Mario Trio submitted by Lynda Tomkinson on Twitter

Honourable mention ($25 gift certificate): Super Mario Trio submitted by Lynda Tomkinson on Twitter

Congratulations to all our winners and  a big thank you to everyone who entered, hope you’ll try again next year!

By the way, we’re always keen to receive photos of our customers in their costumes! Even though the contest has wrapped up, we hope you’ll continue to share your Halloween costume and decorating pics with us. Tag your photos with #oyacostumes when you post them on any social media channel. To share a pic with us directly, post your photos on our Facebook wall, or tweet them to @oya_costumes on Twitter, email them to us at info[at]oyacostumes.com or send them via good old fashioned snail mail to Oya Costumes,  4710 St. Ambroise, Suite #119, Montréal, QC H4C 2C7!

2014 Halloween Parties in Montreal: Cirque de Boudoir

 
Cirque de Boudoir, Heads Will Roll

Cirque de Boudoir’s, Heads Will Roll will take place on October 24, 2014 at Apollon.

Cirque de Boudoir, Voodoo Blackout

Cirque de Boudoir’s Voodoo Blackout will take place October 31, 2014 at Bain Mathieu

Cirque De Boudoir’s popular Halloween events often sell out! If you’re keen to take part in either of the two events they’re hosting this year, be sure to get your tickets soon! We’re excited to be involved with both Voodoo Blackout and Heads Will Roll! For more information, go to the Cirque de Boudoir website.

10 Tech-Inspired Halloween Costume Ideas

 

Being a geek doesn’t mean you have to wear a geeky tech costume at Halloween – but you know you’re going to anyway! Embrace your nerd-iness and wave your geek-flag for everyone to see when you hit the town this Halloween! Here’s some tech-inspired Halloween costume ideas for you to consider.

Future Friendly Web

Future Friendly Web Costume

Show your support for a future-friendly web!
Get the costume: Space Helmet for Adult

USB Plug and Socket

USB Plug and Socket Costume

Be nerdy AND risque!
Get the costume: USB Port & Stick Couples Costume

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Zelda Elf Warrior Adult Costume

A nod to the hours and hours of your life you’ve spent looking for Heart Containers in Hyrule
Get the costume: Zelda Elf Warrior Adult Costume

Robot Costume

Robot Adult Costume

For the no-name tech set: Robot Adult Costume
Get the costume: Robot Adult Costume

Future Friendly Web, Astronaut Suit

Astronaut Orange Costume

To go with your future friendly helmet: Astronaut Orange Costume
Get the costume: Astronaut Orange Costume

Plug and Socket Couples Costume

Plug & Socket Costume

We think it looks like a iPhone plug.
Get the costume: Plug & Socket Costume

AT-AT Walker

Star Wars AT-AT Imperial Walker Dog Costume

Because nothing says, “I still love playing with my Star Wars figurines” like dressing your dog as
a Star Wars AT-AT Walker
Get the costume: Star Wars AT-AT Imperial Walker Dog Costume

Tetris Costume

Tetris Green Tetrimino Costume

Your old nemesis!
Get the costume: Tetris Green Tetrimino Costume

Propeller Hat

Propeller Beanie Blue Hat

For sentimental tech-lovers: Propeller Beanie Blue Hat
Get the costume: Propeller Beanie Blue Hat

"Too busy" t-shirt

“Too busy” t-shirt

Too busy with your startup to put a costume together?
Get the costume: T-Shirt Costume at the Cleaners

What costumes would you add to the list? Let us know in the comments below!

Tag your costume photos with #MyAmazingCostume for your chance to win a
$100 Oya Costumes gift certificate! Click here for details!

#MyAmazingCostume photo contest

#MyAmazingCostume Photo Contest ends October 21st!

2014 Halloween Parties in Toronto: The Fresh Prince of Bel-Air 90s Halloween Party

 
5th Annual Back in the Day The Fresh Prince of Bel-Air 90s Halloween Party

Check out the 5th Annual Back in the Day The Fresh Prince of Bel-Air 90s Halloween Party at Sound Academy on October 31st!

We’ve super excited to be involved with this year’s 5th annual Back In The Day “The Fresh Prince of Bel-Air 90′s Halloween” inside Toronto’s legendary Sound Academy! The party will take place on Halloween night (of course!) and is a tribute to old school Hip Hop, R&B, Dance, House, Reggae, and Pop from the 90′s. The event is presented by Marquee Media and has sold out 4 years straight with thousands in attendance. See you there, Toronto!

Get the event details: 5th annual Back In The Day “The Fresh Prince of Bel-Air 90′s Halloween”

2014 Halloween Parties in Montreal: Rise of the Super Villains at BLVD44

 
Rise of the Super Villains at BLVD 44

Montreal’s BLVD44 will host Rise of the Super Villains on Halloween night 2014!

Montreal loves to celebrate Halloween! As usual there will be no shortage of amazing Halloween parties happening in the city this year. We’re very proud to have the opportunity to be involved with some of the city’s best Halloween offerings, like BLVD44‘s, “Rise of the Super Villains”. Hope to see you there!

Get the event details: Rise of the Super Villains

Photo Contest Update: Your Amazing Costumes! #MyAmazingCostume

 
Alice & The Queen of Hearts

Alice & The Queen of Hearts submitted by @jessicaodermatt

We’ve been blown away by some of the fabulous entries in our #MyAmazingCostume contest. Here’s a sample of some of the photos you’ve shared with us. If you haven’t had time to get your photos in yet, there’s still time to win! First prize is a $100 gift certificate, second prize is a $75 gift certificate and third prize is a $50 gift certificate. To enter, follow us on Instagram (@oya_costumes) or Facebook  and share your photos with us with the hashtag #myamazingcostume. Get more details here.

Wolverine, Willy Wonka, Aladdin and Woody submitted by kmessan16

Wolverine, Willy Wonka, Aladdin and Woody submitted by kmessan16

Zombie Groom submitted by Lori

Zombie Groom submitted by Lori

Little Red Riding Hood (and friend!) submitted by Lisa

Little Red Riding Hood and her date submitted by Lisa

#MyAmazingCostume photo contest

Share your photos now to win! Good luck, everyone!

Unleash Your Wild Side: 14 Fun and Ferocious Animal Costumes

 
Unicorns (photo by Stacie on flickr)

Unicorn Funsies! (photo by Stacie on flickr)

Halloween provides a rare opportunity for people to let their imaginations run wild – literally wild! And what better way to explore your wild side, than to pull on a cute and cuddly or frighteningly fur-rocious animal costume?

Not surprisingly, there’s a veritable, stampede of animal costumes available to choose from. We’ve corralled up a herd of 15 of our favourites for you to view. So, what does your inner-animal look like?

Lion mask

 

 

 

 

Deluxe Lion Latex Mask
Deluxe animals masks have been a popular pick with the fashion set for a few years. Look regally hip in this impressive lion mask.
Get the costume: Deluxe Lion Latex Mask

 

 

 

 

 

 

Gorilla costume

 

 

 

Gorilla Costume
Because no Halloween party is complete without a guy or gal in a gorilla suit.
Get the costume: Gorilla Costume

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

Teddy Bear costume

 

 

Teddy Bear Girl Costume
A ferociously cuddly Halloween pick.
Get the costume: Teddy Bear Girl Costume

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

Leonardo costume

 

 

 

Teenage Mutant Ninja Turtles, Deluxe Leonardo
Cowabunga, dude! TMNT costumes are flying off the shelves this year.
Get the costume: Teenage Mutant Ninja Turtles, Deluxe Leonardo

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

White Tiger kit

 

 

 

White Tiger Kit
Nice n’ easy and works with any outfit!
Get the costume: White Tiger Kit

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

Big Bad Wolf costume

 

 

 

Big Bad Wolf
The charmingly devious Big Bad Wolf is a perfect disguise for engaging in Halloween antics!
Get the costume: Big Bad Wolf

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

Peacock costume

 

 

 

Peacock Deluxe Costume
Strut your stuff in this eye-catching costume!
Get the costume: Peacock Deluxe Costume

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

Sock Monkey costume

 

Sock Monkey Adult Costume
Be your favourite childhood toy!
Get the costume: Sock Monkey Adult Costume

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

Inflatable Ostrich costume

 

 

 

 

Inflatable Ostrich Adult Costume
Like putting smiles on peoples’ faces? Ride an ostrich for Halloween!
Get the costume: Inflatable Ostrich Adult Costume

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

Leopard costume

 

 

 

Cougar Costume
RAWR! Show everyone how fierce you can be in this sassy cougar costume.
Get the costume: Cougar Costume

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

Diva the Pink Unicorn costume

 

 

 

 

 

 

Diva the Pink Unicorn Adult Funsie
Look mythically awesome in the Diva the Pink Unicorn Adult Funsie.
Get the costume: Diva the Pink Unicorn Adult Funsie

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

Gene Simmons costume

 

 

 

Kiss Costume, Gene Simmons Costume
Not an animal but definitely WILD!
Get the costume: Kiss Costume, Gene Simmons Costume

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

Gene Simmons costume for women

 

 

 

 

Kiss Racy Rocker Costume
Looking for a WILD couples costume idea?
Get the costume: Kiss Racy Rocker Costume

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

Zelda Dog costume

 

 

Zelda Canine King Dog costume
Don’t forget to include your four-legged friend in the Halloween fun!
Get the costume: Zelda Canine King Dog costume

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

Didn’t see your favourite animal costume in the list? Let us know what it is in the comments below!

#MyAmazingCostume photo contest

Tag your costume photos with #MyAmazingCostume for your chance to win a $100 Oya Costumes gift certificate! Click here for details!

 

 

10 Gen-X-Inspired Halloween Costume Ideas

 

It seems there’s no shortage of articles focused on Baby Boomers and Millennials these days. For Thanksgiving, we thought we’d send a special shout out to you Gen-X’ers instead. Hope you get some downtime from your McJobs and busy family lives this weekend – time to enjoy some turkey, get some well-deserved rest and relaxation…and maybe even get yourself a Gen-X-inspired Halloween costume.

Count Chocula

Remember polishing off an entire box of your favourite sugar cereal while watching Saturday morning cartoons?

Get the costume: Count Dracula Costume

Christmas Story Bunny

Some might say it’s an Easter costume, but you know it’s all about Christmas.

Get the costume: A Christmas Story Bunny Suit Adult

George Jetson Costume

More cartoon nostalgia…

Get the costume: George Jetson Costume

Jane Jetson

…for couples!

Get the costume: Jane Jetson Costume

Wembley Fraggle

For the ‘younger’ Gen-X set.

Get the costume: Fraggle Rock Wembly Adult Costume

Beetlejuice

You say it’s Tim Burton’s best movie…

Get the costume: Beetlejuice Adult Costume

Edward Scissorhands

…but you own multiple copies of this one.

Get the costume: Edward Scissorhands Costume – Grand Heritage

Kiss

Remember that time everyone at your school skipped class to go to the Kiss concert?

Get the costume: Kiss Costume, Gene Simmons Costume

Cyndi Lauper

Or maybe you listened to Cyndi Lauper on your walkman.

Get the costume: 80′s Pop Star Cyndi Lauper Costume

A Clockwork Orange

The Clockwork Orange costume you had in high school was probably an old pair of long johns and your granddad’s black cane. Check out the grown-up version!

Get the costume: Clockwork Orange Costume

So what Gen-X-inspired Halloween costumes did we miss? Let us know in the comments below!

No time to shop for costumes for yourself? Check out our kids costumes and don’t forget to pick up a free treat bag (when you spend $30 or more on kids costumes).

Have a happy Thanksgiving all!

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