Costumes · Dancewear · Make-up

Dancewear & Dance Supplies

We carry a large selection of dancewear for men, women and children, from basics to fashion wear. Our experienced staff are trained to fit the beginner to the professional and our friendly atmosphere makes Malabar a great place to shop. The brands we carry include Angelo Luzio, Bloch, Body Wrappers, Capezio, Bunheads, Mirella, Mondor, Sansha, So Danca and Grishko.

Pointe Shoe fittings: Our experienced staff are happy to provide pointe shoe fittings during store hours. We ask that you schedule your fitting ahead of time by calling us at 613-225-8374 (Ottawa).

Retail Costumes

Our retail stores carry a large selection of adult costumes to suit every need and occasion, including:

  • Licensed costumes like the Avengers, the Justice League, Harry Potter, Elvis, Star Wars, Star Trek and Disney characters.
  • Sexy nurses, maids and school girls.
  • Novelty costumes like hot dogs, bananas and sumo wrestlers.
  • Traditional costumes like angels, devils, disco dancers, pirates, police officers and cowboys.

Theatrical & SPFX Make-up

We carry make-up for every need, from beauty make-up for special occassions to latex and foam latex facial prosthetics for film and stage. We carry rubber plastic, fake tattoos, hair colour, and a great selection of hand-made facial hair appliances in all styles and colours. Looking for vampire fangs this Halloween? We've got those too!

Brands we carry: Ben Nye, Mehron, Graftobian, ProKnows, Scarecrow, Woochie, Tinsley Transfers, Dental Distortions, European Body Art, Jerome Russell

We also carry a wide selection of Special Effects Contact Lenses!


We have over 75 different styles of theatrical-quality wigs to choose from — from popular haircuts to celebrity/character 'dos to wild styles and colours! Putting together a costume for a play, convention or Halloween? We have suitable wigs for characters including Anne of Green Gables, Dorothy, Alice in Wonderland, Santa & Mrs. Claus, Elvis, Justin Bieber, Lady Gaga, Princess Leia, Spock, Edward Scissorhands, Mr. T., Cleopatra and Marie Antoinette.


We have a large selection of masks for every occassion: latex animal and Halloween masks; fancy eye masks for New Years Eve or a masquerade party; high-quality Commedia dell'arte theatrical masks for performance or decoration; Venetian carnival masks that were hand-crafted in Italy. We also carry a large stock of plain white full-face "neutral" masks.

Accessories and Novelties

Looking for the finishing touch for your costume? Malabar carries a wide variety of accessories, including hats, gloves, masks, boas, fans, wings, tiaras, wands, animal ears and tails, boot tops, glasses and novelty items.

We also carry Steampunk-style accessories, like goggles, jewellery, corsets, hats and weapons.