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Halloween is almost here which means it’s time to figure out what super cute or super cool costume your kid will be wearing on October 31. And the days leading up October 31, and after October 31, because costumes are fun year-round.
If your little one already knows what they want to be for Halloween, great! If not, or if you haven’t been able to find a betta fish costume (we have that!), we’ve got some ideas for you. Little kids and big kids, kids that want to save the world and kids that want to scare the world, all in one super-gallery of Halloween costume ideas. Here are 17 answers for when your kid inevitably asks you, ‘what should I be for Halloween?’
17 convenient and cute Halloween costumes you can buy for your kid online
YOSHI COSTUMEEverything old is new again, which means the Nintendo you grew up playing is now making a resurgence with your little gamer. Score an extra life on Halloween with this timeless Yoshi costume, featuring a headpiece, back pad, and endless jokes about looking for Mario and Luigi.
Yoshi Nintendo Costume, $42 at Amazon. Amazon
Betta FishIt’s a fish costume. It’s a portable candy carrier. It’s one more thing parents don’t have to carry on Halloween.
Betta Fish Costume, $60 at Indigo. Indigo
GHOSTBUSTER COSTUMEIf you kid ain’t ‘fraid of no ghost, get them the Ghostbuster costume complete with an inflatable proton pack that is perfect for fighting spirits, apparitions, phantoms, and anyone who complained about the female reboot of Ghostbusters.
Ghostbuster Costume, $43 at Amazon. Amazon
Bat CostumeA bat costume on Halloween never goes out of style, which is why we love this spectacularly spooky onesie with wings, gloves, and furry ears. Not all bats have to be scary. Some are scary cute.
Honeystore Kids Bat Costume, $30 at Amazon. Amazon
Black PantherThis sweet T'Challa costume comes with a muscle chest padded jumpsuit, boot covers, and the fate of an entire nation riding on its shoulders.
Black Panther Costume, from $39 at Amazon. Amazon
LIGHT UP WITCH COSTUMEHalloween can be a dangerous time, with drivers often finding it difficult to see trick or treaters. Make your little one easy to spot with a light up witch costume that is pure sorcery. Plus, a battery pack.
Light Up Twinkle Witch Costume, $38 at Amazon. Amazon
Wonder WomanTeach your superhero to save the world, or at least save some of their Halloween candy, and get them a Wonder Woman costume. Lasso of truth not included, but a lesson on why it’s important to always tell the truth is still on-brand.
Wonder Woman Costume, $35 at Amazon. Amazon
TROLLS COSTUMEIf your Troll-loving little one has an extra-special place in their heart for the always-positive Poppy, they’re going to love this costume, complete with a fun bright pink wig that will make them easier for you to spot during crowded Halloween events.
Trolls Poppy Costume, $29 at Amazon. Amazon
Little MermaidMake this mermaid costume a part of your child’s world. Then make ‘Mermaid’ the theme of their next birthday party and get more use out of the costume. Parenting hack!
AmzBarley Little Mermaid Costume, $24 at Amazon. Amazon
Kids-Halloween-Costumes-2019-16Did you think we weren’t going to include a unicorn costume? They’re only, like, the coolest fictional animal of the moment. There are going to be a lot of unicorns trick or treating this year and plenty of costumes to choose from, but we like this one because it doubles as pajamas. Parenting hack part deux.
Dona Kids Unicorn Costume, from $19 at Amazon. Amazon
STAR WARS REY COSTUMEKeep your little Skywalker from going to the dark side by getting them a Rey costume, a great reminder that women can also be the ones to save the galaxy.
Star Wars Episode VII: The Force Awakens Child's Rey Costume, $28 at Amazon. Amazon
OlafDo you want to build a snowman? Good, because Halloween in Canada can often mean it’s already snowing. Just in time for the second Frozen to hit theaters and completely take over your child’s life once again, your Olaf can dress the part for Halloween.
Olaf Costume, $40 at Indigo. Indigo
EMMA FROM THE WIGGLESNot only can your little one be Emma from The Wiggles but die-hard fans of the singing group will be extra excited to dress up as Cinderemma, with the costume also including a ‘wiggly’ storybook. And yeah, we know it may seem weird to describe a child as a ‘die-hard’ fan of anything, but parents of Wiggles kids know that phrase applies here.
Cinderemma Book and Costume, $40 at Indigo. Indigo
PAW PATROLNo candy is too big, and no pup is too small with the Paw Patrol costume that lets your Chase keep things orderly on Halloween.
Chase Paw Patrol, $35 at Indigo. Indigo
BABY SHARKIt’s Halloween doo doo doo doo doo doo and this costume can be worn over a snowsuit doo doo doo doo doo doo and comes in mom shark doo doo doo doo doo doo and dad shark doo doo doo doo doo doo.
Baby Shark Costumes, $40 at Indigo. Indigo
SPIDER-MAN COSTUMEWhy have one costume when you can have two thanks to this reversible Spider-Man/Venom costume, perfect for kids that want to wear a different costume to school from their trick or treating costume.
Marvel Universe Ultimate Spider-Man 2-in-1 Reversible Spider-Man/Venom, $35 at Amazon. Amazon
HOGWARTS SCHOOL UNIFORMScore one for Gryffindor! If your child has been sorted into the house of the brave, they can now rep their Hogwarts school pride on Halloween with a Harry Potter-themed costume. The costume is also available in Slytherin, because it turns out that Snape was actually a good wizard.
Gryffindor Costume, $30 at Indigo. Indigo