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Con Care Kit: What you should keep in your Pocket Belt

Con Care Kit: What you should keep in your Pocket Belt

Fan Expo Vancouver 2020 starts tomorrow. Here’s a couple of things you should keep in mind when you’re putting together your cosplay tonight. I know that nothing ruins a cosplay quicker than a backpack or purse (unless your character carries either of those, obviously). But there’s just some stuff that you need to have on ...
Fan Expo Vancouver 2020

Fan Expo Vancouver 2020

What is Fan Expo? Fan Expo is the place to be if you’re a fan of anything pop culture. Whether you love movies, cosplay, books, comics or toys Fan Expo is the event for you! There are vendors with everything your geeky little heart could desire. The artists alley is to die for. And there’s ...
Boxing Day Sale and Holiday Hours

Boxing Day Sale and Holiday Hours

Holiday Hours: Tuesday, December 24 11am – 5pm Wednesday, December 25 CLOSED Thursday, December 26 11am – 7pm Tuesday, December 31 11am – 7pm Wednesday, January 1 CLOSED It’s less than a week until Christmas! I hope you were good all year and that you made it onto Santa’s nice list. Don’t worry if you ...
The Definitive Venus & Mars Holiday Gift Guide

The Definitive Venus & Mars Holiday Gift Guide

Hey guys it’s December! Christmas will be here before you know it. Have you started your shopping yet? It can be super stressful to go to the mall so we’ve come up with a Holiday Gift Guide to help you shop for the lovable weirdo in your life. All the items are available online or ...
Winter Hours

Winter Hours

The days are getting shorter and so are our hours! As of Sunday, November 3rd, 2019 our hours will be as followed: Monday – Saturday 11-7Sundays and Holidays 11-5 Holidays:Remembrance Day (Nov. 11): 11-5Christmas Eve (Dec. 24): 11-5Christmas Day (Dec. 25): CLOSEDBoxing Day (Dec. 26): 11-7New Years Day (January 1): CLOSED Venus & Mars is ...
Costume Suggestion: Characters

Costume Suggestion: Characters

Sometimes you just want to dress up as your favourite character from a show, movie or book. But that can seem daunting if you’re worried about putting together a screen accurate costume especially if you don’t want to go with a bagged costume. Even the most basic items can be hard to find. You’d think ...

Venus & Mars is a small business located in the heart of Gastown, Vancouver, BC. We have been providing quality, handmade, alternative clothing since 1993. Everything Venus & Mars is designed by shop owner, Sanne Lambert, and made in Vancouver. We started out making Goth and Victorian alternative formal wear but over the past decade we have morphed into including pieces for steampunk, cosplay, festival costumes, and LARP gear. Now, we provide awesome people with clothing for weddings, grad, Burning Man, conventions are everyday life. We have also been featured in some film and television. Please visit our About Page for a comprehensive list. Want to stay up to date on what we’re up to? Join our mailing list to get weekly blog posts delivered to your inbox. Or follow us on Facebook, Instagram and Twitter.