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 Perfect Princess Dress

It’s hard for parents of little girls to escape the princess craze, but why would you want to when you can get gowns this thoughtfully crafted? Not a detail is spared in this Snow White dress (no itchy fabrics or trims, classic puff sleeve and neck ruffle, vibrant colors), and yet it won’t break the bank. And, if Snow White isn't a favorite at home, Little Adventures has a dress for just about every princess out there.
Sizes: S-XL

Available at, $39.99. </sp

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— Katie Brown

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

All images courtesy retailers.