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.

The Doc Is In

Outfit your favorite health practitioner in this (personalized!) costume set from Melissa & Doug, including a coat, mask, and plastic instruments (including a stethoscope with sound effects!) that can be used as either a doctor, veterinarian, or scientist costume. Personalization is available for up to 15 characters in an easy-to-read Progressive font, and the coat is machine-washable for convenience.  

Sizes: one-size-fits-all (designed for ages 3-6)

Available at, $23.99.

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.