With Halloween right around the corner, I’ve compiled a gallery of the best reader submitted kids’ halloween costume ideas, as well as some winners from our costume competition, to help inspire you on your halloween costume hunt!
Pumpkin spiced lattes are accosting me at every turn, so ’tis the season as far as I’m concerned.
50 Kids Halloween Costume Ideas
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Sometimes you need a little costume inspiration to get started.
Kids’ Halloween Costume Ideas
Some of my favorite kids’ halloween costumes are available right now on Amazon, and I’ll link to help you “shop the look” wherever I can!
Which, incidentally, I like saying. “Shop the look!” makes me feel like a fashion blogger, despite my total lack of fashion sense.
Read on for some cool halloween costume ideas for your kids!
(And by all means, feel free to look for other people’s kids too. Maybe you’re, like, a really invested auntie or something. I’m not judging).
How cute are these kids? Answer silently in your head. I can’t hear you from my house.
There is quite an array of Milk and Cookies options available on Amazon! Here’s a good one. But please note, I can’t guarantee that your kids will look as cute as these kids. These kids are VERY CUTE.
Radio Flyer wagon not included. Also, these particular kids are not included. Use your own kids as substitutes. You can get the look here:
This is a classic! This little guy was the winner of our first ever Kids’ Halloween Costume contest, so you know this costume is top notch. Please note the genius binkie attachment and the comfortable shoes under the flippers. These parents know what’s up.
No way you’re finding this bad boy on Amazon. You want this look you better be crafty/ambitious.
My husband is telling me this is a Minecraft costume. I’m too tired to verify this, but please feel free to do your own independent research.
How sweet is this? Here’s an elf option from Amazon that’s quite cute, and would work from baby through toddler ages.
This piglet costume really works for me! Ok not for me, because I’m a middle aged mom. Assuming you’re costuming a small child who can pull it off, you can find this from Amazon.
You can find this Zelda costume here. Zelda was the only game I ever beat as a kid. So this speaks to me.
Classic 1950s look. Which might as well be the 1800s to your kid, but still. Very adorable, and easy to pull this one off at home if you’re crafty. If you’re like me (not crafty) you can get the look here.
This whole deal is perfect if you have two kids who like to cooperate and coordinate. Nobody? Eh no worries. Just buy the costumes and don’t give your kids other options. You can get a Toddler Wee Leprechaun Costume here and a Child’s Rainbow costume here.
This is so sweet! Sprinkles and Ice Cream! This looks like a DIY situation to me. A ruffled skirt and a glue gun + cardboard and you could make this happen.
Another great group effort – this family bringing to life their daughter’s favorite book characters from “Goodnight Gorilla”
These children are appropriately stern. Tell your children some horribly bad news (i.e. that they pulled the plug on Paw Patrol) and you could probably get these same faces for your photo shoot.
Toy Story! This is a great idea, partly because the costumes are cute, and partly because it encourages your children to ride around in a wagon, which is great for parades. There are lots of good Toy Story themed costumes on Amazon. Like this Buzz Lightyear Classic.
This is a family that has their act together! It’s the MONARCH LIFE CYCLE! If you need to give birth to additional children to pull this off, please start now to be ready for Halloween 2020.
No clue how to achieve this look, but I love this little guy!
This green dress is made out of an old wedding dress, which was dipped in dye and paired with face paint, gloves and antlers to create a “Mother Nature” costume. The boy is a “living statue” – just some old clothes and a bandana sprayed with silver. Clearly this is a mom who can MAKE THINGS HAPPEN.
I feel like these cuties are trying to intimidate me. And it’s working! You can get the Jungle Quackie Duck Romper right here. Now if that’s not an intimidating name for a costume I don’t know what is.
This picture really has it all – Superman AND Mother Theresa? Now that’s a power duo. (FYI, the theme was “Our Favorite Super Heroes“) – I think I want to join this family just to be a part of their holidays. I’m not suggesting that you try to join this family, that may be a little much if we all bombarded them with requests. You can tone it down a notch and just get the Superman costume here instead.
Sometimes simple is the best way to go.
As far as kids’ Halloween costume ideas go, this one’s clever, simple, and comfortable. That’s a triple threat of good costume-ing right there. These children are the 7 Train and the 1 Train, but feel free to choose your own favorite subway line.
The Rubie’s Star Wars Rebels Sabine Deluxe Costume is awesome, especially if you have a kick-ass kid who can pull off this look.
If you want the toddler Jack ‘O Lantern costume (It’s festive! It’s seasonal!) you can get it right here. And as you would imagine there are lots of great choices for dragon/monster costumes. You can check out a selection right here.
I can’t even with this one. It’s too cute. Again, kid, just take all the candy. You earned it.
I love this hybrid homemade + store bought costume! You could use an old cardboard box to create the spaceship with your kid (or for your kid. I don’t know how motivated your kid is). And Melissa and Doug makes a great looking role play astronaut set. I also like that, secured over a wagon, you can easily transport your kid for trick or treating. This is especially good for a toddler who sometimes has “noodle legs” at inopportune times.