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Halloween is the one time of year when your little one can dress like their favorite character, food, or animal while eating almost as much candy as they want and get away with it. For one day every year, kids get to spend an entire day dressed creepy, weird, or crazy — and we totally get why it's one of their favorite holidays!
It's one of our favorite holidays too. Because what's not to love? Haunted houses, the Sanderson sisters, an endless amount of pumpkin candles to choose from — it's all a part of the fun, and we love passing on that fun to the next generation of little Halloween admirers. And we can't lie; there's a little something special in watching your children embrace their inner creepy creatures, like Pennywise, or fierce feminists like Barbie for all the world to see.
From classic superheroes to the latest popular characters, we guarantee these Halloween costumes for kids will be a hit with your little one. Who knows — they might even get extra candy when they're trick-or-treating. Check out our favorites below!
And go ahead and shop for a Halloween costume for yourself while you're at it.
Kids 2023 Movie Barbie Costume
Your kid should get bonus points if she wears this costume with a pair of Birkenstocks. Let's face it, kids are bad with heels, anyway. Barbies will be everywhere this Halloween, and we can get behind that. We hope it will bleed even more into the real world.
Your kid will get the dress, bag, belt, and jewelry!
Ken Costume 80S Retro Outfit
Your child is extremely special to you, but for one day, he's just Ken, and that's Kenough. Make sure to take tons of pictures of him on rollerblades or, more safely, coming out of your very own Mojo Dojo Casa House. We don't care if the name is super redundant.
Mario Costume for Kids
"It's a me, Mario!" Be prepared to hear that a lot from the second your child puts on this "everything included" Mario costume. It's easy, it's adorable, and it's affordable. That's about all we can hope for when it comes to kids' costumes if you ask us.
Guardians of the Galaxy Vol. 2
The best character in the entire Guardians franchise is, of course, Rocket Raccoon. He has a ton of heart under his brash exterior, and darn it, he's hilarious. Kids will be lining up to get this costume and collect all that is good in the outer space of your neighborhood.
Dress Up America Gumball Machine Costume
Completely unexpected and fun, a gumball machine costume with balls in a clear container as a vest makes for a sweet addition to the holiday. How many gumball machines do you think will be walking your streets? Probably, just your kid.
Child's Inflatable Dinosaur Costume
Inflatable dinosaur costumes are never going out of style, and here's what we love about them: You can layer a full snowsuit underneath it, and it doesn't "ruin the look." Anyone who has ever had to cover their perfect Strawberry Shortcake costume with a big winter coat will tell you this is a big deal.
Child's Hershey Kisses Costume
Hershey Kisses are possibly the best candy ever made, so why not dress up like the perfect bite of chocolate? Your child is already sweet, and everyone else should know it as well. Plus, you can put whatever you like beneath it.
Bluey Unisex Kids’ Halloween Costume
You don't have to admit that you watch Bluey when your children are around because we already know that you do. (Ask us how.) This costume couldn't be easier, and it's surprisingly warm for a simple one-piece costume.
Girls Clown Costume, Evil Clown Dress
Tweens really love It for some reason, so it makes sense that a great number of them would want to go trick-or-treating as something Pennywise-adjacent. It's really creepy, but I think you can agree that it's also really cool.
Kids Skelebone Halloween Costume
There's a 100% chance your kid will sneak into your room in the middle of the night and stare at you from the end of your bed in their glow-in-the-dark skeleton costume.
But that's childhood, so let them spook the neighborhood and get you those Snickers!
Disguise — Mal from ‘The Descendants’
You won't have to explain who this blue-haired character is. Kids are obsessed with the Descendants films and are likely clamoring to claim the main character as their Halloween alter ego. This costume is super easy to execute and looks fun and cool.
Fairytale Witch Girl's Costume
The eldest of the witchy trio, Winifred, is the spicy red-headed character from the Halloween classic movie Hocus Pocus. Transform your sweetie into this magic-wielding witch this Halloween.
Sally from 'The Nightmare Before Christmas' Costume
Arguably the star of The Nightmare Before Christmas, Sally is such a darling costume choice. She's a sensational mix of a sweet-faced ragdoll and a lovestruck monster, so it's no wonder your kiddo wants to be her for Halloween.
Just look out for any spoons with holes lying around.
Cruella de Vil Costume
After watching Cruella, we can all agree that she's absolutely misunderstood. But Cruella de Vil is also absolutely evil — and absolutely fun. Your little de Vil will love this Dalmatian-inspired costume so much that she might just leave the puppies alone.
Maverick Flight Suit Pilot
If you give your child a little Top Gun: Maverick Miles Teller mustache, the cuteness will overwhelm. Would you trust them at your six in a dogfight? Absolutely not. But would you trust yourself in a dogfight? Also, likely not. But you can trust yourself to dress your child up to collect candy, which you will eat when they go to bed!
LED Light Up Unicorn Princess Dress
More than once my daughter gave me a totally unhinged idea for a Halloween costume for kids, and oddly enough, this light-up unicorn rainbow costume could've worked for at least two of her ideas.
It's silly, it's battery-operated, and you'll never lose your child in a crowd when they're glowing like a Times Square billboard.
Russell from ‘Up’ Costume
Hear us out: Make their grandfather take them trick-or-treating. Give them one of those walkers that has a built-in seat. That way, you can sit on the porch (accidentally dressed as Mare from Mare of Eastown) and hand out candy, and your dad can eat tootsie rolls and record basically the whole thing. It's just like Up, only way less depressing.
Disney Pixar Jessie from ‘Toy Story 2’ Costume
In Toy Story 2, Jessie was introduced to the beloved Toy Story crew and proved that girls could hang with the rest of the cowboys and hold their own. She remains a major part of the Toy Story gang — and with this adorable Halloween costume for kids, your adventurous little one will be ready to giddy up to collect her candy.
Rainbow Brite Costume
Our kids might be too young to remember the original Rainbow Brite, but that's not a reason to rob them of the ROYGBV joy, is it?
Plus, there's a ton of Rainbow Brite content on YouTube that they know all about and you know nothing about.
Unfortunately, the magic house isn't included. But it does come with her best accessories. I'm sure your child will be singing the songs from Encanto all over the neighborhood. It's like caroling for Halloween, and we're here for it.
Kids Doctor Strange Costume
The multiverse has never been more interesting than when your child is convinced they can open portals to other dimensions. Maybe they can also open a portal that imports more of the good candy right into their Halloween buckets.
While the cape may not be sentient, it is sweet, and the costume comes with his ring and necklace.
Baby Shark Costume
Does this costume play “Baby Shark?” Yes, it does. Will your child hit the button over and over? Of course, they will. It will be both cute and irritating — but imagine the joy it will bring to your toddler. It’s too much fun to say no to, making it a Halloween costume for kids that’s too good to pass up.
Ms. Marvel Costume
If you haven't watched Ms. Marvel yet, what are you waiting for? I guarantee you that your children probably have. And they might just want to go as Ms. Marvel/Kamala Khan for Halloween, and why not? She's totally cool and feels totally real.
Owlette Costume for Kids
Rarely has a show taken off as an instant hit as quickly as PJ Masks. This show is a juggernaut, and it's not slowing down.
You can have your very own superhero Owlette with this two-piece costume. It's deceptively loose, so you could easily layer a coat or snow pants underneath, depending on where you live.
You can hear the theme song in your head right now, can't you? I know that I can. Chase is a favorite of the Paw Patrol set, and this simple yet complete Halloween costume for kids is affordable, durable, and just so darned cute I can't take it.
How many of us ever got to ride our very own unicorn? Make that dream come true-ish with this hilarious inflatable unicorn costume. It's pure ridiculousness, but for $25, it's hard not to love.
The Mandalorian "The Child " Costume
Baby Yoda... OK, Grogu, is as cute as a button. Give your baby a rubber frog, and this is easily a winner. Look at the little eyes on the hood, you'd never know he had such power that his force could stop an entire aircraft.
Your child could definitely stop you in your tracks with their cuteness.
Bulbasaur for Kids
I am told that Bulbasaurs aren't that hard to catch, which is good if you're putting the costume on a wily child whose primary goal in life is to run as fast as they can, everywhere they go.
It's a two-piece, colorfast costume that is going to be an instant candidate for hand-me-downs.
Toddler Baby Boy Tattoo Sleeve
There should be more opportunities than just Halloween to get your kid to dress up like a biker — or like every third millennial. Whatever. What we're saying is that kids with tattoos are funny — and we love them!
Funivals Easter Bunny costume for kids,Rabbit onesie bodysuit, one-piece garment, small-2pcs, white (L(for height 45"-50"))
This bunny costume is a classic, but it can be made instantly better with the addition of some vampire teeth and a little fake blood. Sorry, we don't make the rules, Monty Python does.
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