Halloween fun doesn't have to stop when your little ones get big - even big enough to trick or treat without you as an escort and keen candy collector. Unfortunately, the older your kid gets, the less cute the costume collection seems to be. That's why we've tracked down the sweetest, not-even-a-little scary, and all-around most awesome costumes for kids who no longer think it's cool to wear whatever getup you choose for them. (Remember how cute she looked in that toddler-size fluffy pink kitty costume? She's now mortified by the photos.)
If you have an older kid or tween you're trying to steer to the softer side of the Halloween dress-up selection, we've got you covered. From badass character costumes sure to impress their classmates to unique and silly styles that will help them stand out at the school parade, the following Halloween costumes are sure to be both parent and big kid approved.