Halloween was once a day dedicated to warding off the spirits of the dead. But – phew – it has become a festival of sweets, parties and magical imaginations. The answer to the question “What are you going to be for Halloween?” was everything when we were kids. And in 2021? It is just as important. Maybe even more.
To celebrate, we’ve combed through the wide range of kids’ Halloween costumes to find choices that will bring extra joy to the big day. Good hunt. And haunting. Now let’s go get all the candy.
Harry Potter Deluxe Hermione costume (from $ 59.99; halloweencostumes.com)
Harry Potter Deluxe Hermione costume
She can step into the world of Hogwarts and assume the identity of the sane and cultured magician Hermione Granger. Hooded dress, sweater, skirt, shirt front, great evil fight outfit are included. In addition to “Remember to say thank you”, you may wish to reiterate “No deadly curses!” ”
Cruella Children’s Cefirature Costume Set ($ 49.99; amazon.com)
Cruella Cefirature Kids Costume Set
Dalmatians will scatter – and maybe the neighborhood black and white cats – when your daughter is trotting around in this striking outfit. But everyone will be fascinated. Set includes dress, wig and mask.
Wicked Boutique Halloween Tiger Costume ($ 39.99; etsy.com)
Wicked Boutique Halloween Tiger Costume
“Tiger, tiger, burning with a thousand fires, in the night forest,” said a poet. But on the night of October 31, this tiger went door to door. With five pieces (sweater, skirt, leggings, headband and tail), this handmade outfit will ensure her a roaring good time.
Dreams Rainbow Candy Tutu Dress (from $ 24.35; amazon.com)
Dreams Rainbow Candy Tutu Dress
When the objective is to score candy, you must have an advantage if you dress like candy. With decorative lollipops, she will be the sweetest girl in the neighborhood. The rainbow tulle skirt brings the wow factor.
Classic Tinkerbell Costume ($ 34.99; spirithalloween.com)
Classic Tinkerbell Costume
Declare that you believe in fairies and clap your hands! This Tinkerbell costume will bring special magic to your little princess’ Halloween. The sleeveless dress comes with removable wings.
Monika Fashion World Witch Costume (from $ 22.99; amazon.com)
Monika Fashion World Witch Costume
A witch costume is a classic, but can be blah, like a judge with a conical hat. But your sassy witch will literally light up the room in this amazing costume. The four-layered skirt shimmers green with fiber optic lights.
Zookeeper Costume ($ 39.99; spirithalloween.com)
Many children develop a lifelong love for animals the first time they visit a zoo. So, a zookeeper is the perfect character for kids who love critters. This costume includes all the essentials including a short sleeve shirt, pants, hat, belt, keys and patches.
Captain Hook Costume ($ 31.49, originally $ 44.99; shopdisney.com)
Captain Hook costume
The budding buccaneers all want to be the ultimate pirate, Captain James Hook. As long as he’s cool with Peter Pan winning at the end – arrrrgh – his Halloween will be done by rocking this costume. The pants and boot covers to attach to the shoes come with the velor jacket with brocade trim.
Scary Scarecrow Pumpkin Costume (from $ 36.99; amazon.com)
Scary Scarecrow Pumpkin Bobblehead Costume
Who said pumpkins always have to be sweet and smiley? This pumpkin-lantern is snappy, and that’s the point. His trick-or-treat group won’t be harassed by the crows, that’s for sure. Balaclava, mask, bathrobe with rope and gloves are included.
Fun World Pizza Slice (starting at $ 19.38; amazon.com)
Slice of pizza from the fun world
The photorealistic pepperoni and cheese goodness will be mouth-watering as your cutie struts down the street. The one-piece style keeps things comfortable, perfect for young children who don’t like fussy outfits. Now when grandma screams, “I might just eat you!” at least that will make sense.
Funnlot Vampire Costume (from $ 28.99; amazon.com)
Funnlot vampire costume
Of course, Count Dracula is scary… but he’s classy! Your nifty guy will look like a million dollar Transylvanian. The basic costume comes with a vampire vest and cape. Crocs sold separately.
Thorny Stegosaurus Costume (from $ 49.99; halloweencostumes.com)
Thorny Stegosaurus Costume
In the past, dinosaurs roamed the earth. And on All Saints’ Day… they’re back! Your mini monster can go all the thunder lizard on the neighborhood. The hooded jumpsuit has a zipper for easy on and off.
Amscan Dragon Halloween Costume (starting at $ 33.78; amazon.com)
Amscan Dragon Halloween Costume
Dragons occupy an important place in tradition and legend. And now the legend comes to life as your terrifying sleight of hand lurks the streets disguised as a fire-breathing lizard. The bright blue and black combination features realistic reptile scales; mask, wings and tail included.
Harry Potter Premium Costume (from $ 54.36; amazon.com)
Harry Potter Premium Costume
Your boy can fight against Who-Not-Must-Be, or hone his Quidditch skills. Without a doubt, funny sized Snickers will magically appear. The dress with a satin lined hood and a Grffyindor shield comes with the jumpsuit underneath.
Visgogo Halloween Pumpkin Romper (from $ 8.99; amazon.com)
Visgogo Halloween Pumpkin Romper
Dress up your own “pumpkin” in this adorable, affordable costume. It includes the matching hat and shoes. Whether it’s on a neighborhood parade, walking around the neighborhood or just showing off on Instagram, your little gourd will steal the show.
Baby L’il Red Riding Hood Costume ($ 29.99; spirithalloween.com)
Baby Red Riding Hood costume
A favorite fairy tale comes to life with your cutie at the heart of it. And you won’t need to take her to Grandma’s. Once the grown-ups hear their new granddaughter dressed as Little Red Riding Hood, they’ll be at your doorstep before you can say basket. The cape is included with the dress.
Amscan Baby Wolf Halloween Costume ($ 26.99; target.com)
Amscan Baby Wolf Halloween Costume
The story of Little Red Riding Hood also involves, of course, a big bad wolf. If this disguise is any indication, gross evil must be the code for “so cute I can’t stand it”. Is there a sister or cousin to become Red? Prepare to break the internet. You get the jumpsuit, the hood and the slippers.
Ladybug Fuzzy Duckling Design ($ 60; etsy.com)
Blurred duckling design ladybug
Your child will be – can we tell? – cute as an insect. This awesome costume includes a crochet top, a skirt with three layers of tulle (matte, shimmery and glittery, nothing less), satin ribbons, chenille and pompom antennae and wings. All this makes an elegant little insect.
Mom Shark Costume with Sound Chip (from $ 21.97; walmart.com)
Shark mom costume with sound chip
You have the song etched eternally in your head; may as well embrace cuteness. This officially licensed outfit actually includes a sound chip. Your little one will be, well, jogging to the sound of music with joy. Besides the romper you get the hooded helmet with toothy mouth / face opening. (Yes, the sound chip has a stop switch.)
Baby Pumpkin Scarecrow ($ 34.99; spirithalloween.com)
Baby Pumpkin Scarecrow
This outfit may not be very effective as an actual scarecrow. Something so adorable is going to draw everyone straight to her. The costume includes the dress, leggings and a hat with an attached wire wig and a sunflower.
Amscan Baby’s First Firefighter Halloween Costume ($ 22.49; target.com)
Amscan First Firefighter Baby Halloween Costume
A good thing about Halloween last year was the costume disguises to our frontline workers. Let’s keep the respect by saying hello to a hard-working first responder with this fun costume. This firefighter jumpsuit has attached suspenders, shoulder patch, reflective tape and comes with the felt firefighter hat.
Michley Baby Cow Costume (from $ 16.99; amazon.com)
Baby Michley Cow Costume
Treat your little one with a farm-inspired cuteness this Halloween. The cozy material will keep your little moooover and shaker warm. Don’t you feel like a bovine Halloween? You can get an equally sweet pig, zebra, or mouse.
Star Wars The Mandalorian The Child Costume ($ 24.99; spirithalloween.com)
Star Wars The Mandalorian Child Costume
Your mini can be transported to a distant galaxy, at least in its stroller. Whether you like to call this character The Child or Baby Yoda, you get the ultimate in intergalactic cuteness. The bodysuit comes with the cap.
Skunk Halloween Costume Pullover ($ 25; target.com)
Skunk Sweater Halloween Costume
Do you call your little one a “stinky little one?” So look no further. Skunks can be fragrant, but hey, they’re super cute too. We love it to be plush and cozy just in case Halloween gets chilly this year.