It’s understandable to cringe at the idea of shelling out money year after year for a costume (however adorable) they’ll wear only once—so we’ve searched high and low for costumes that will get tons of play, even after Halloween has come and gone. Whether it becomes a treasured staple in his dress-up box or her go-to outfit for a trip to the grocery store, this collection of hoodies, gowns, hats, and wings will surely be worn to shreds by the time your kid grows out of them. Flip through the album below to see them all.

Clothes That Double as Costumes

You might want to collect an entire menagerie of animal hoodies after you peruse this collection from Doodle Pants. While we were smitten with the giraffe, other creatures include buffalo, elephant, lion, dinosaur, shark, unicorn and (a rather huggable) skunk.

Sizes: 18M, 2T, 3T, 4T, and 5T

Available at, $39.99.

Will you try to pick something that’ll go the distance? Share with us in a Comment below.

— Katie Brown

Editor’s Note: All items were available for purchase at the time of publication.

All images courtesy retailers.