The great Halloween costume search is on! It’s time to finally narrow down your kids’ multitude of ideas to one head-turning get-up. And, since they’re probably outgrowing them as you read this, what about affordable finds ($30 or less!) that will keep both your kids and wallet smiling? We found a little bit of everything, so flip through the album below to see them all.
Your kid will instantly transform into the fairy of all fairies, Tinker Bell when she hops into this green and purple shimmer dress with detachable wings. Let the magic begin!
Available at shindigz.com, $25.99.
What’s cuter than a baby? How about a baby dressed like everyone’s favorite Star Wars droid, R2D2? This adorable outfit comes with the printed droid robe and headpiece. May the force be with you.
Size: 12 - 24 months.
Available on amazon.com for $17.95.
Get ready for a lot of make-believe ninja action. Your karate kid will want to scale walls, throw stars and deliver jump kicks wearing this awesome outfit. Featuring a hooded shirt, a pair of pants, a face mask, a tunic, two wrist guards, two ankle guards and two wrist ties, kiddo will be ready to take on any pretend ghoul or goblin.
Available at walmart.com, $23.43
Hop Into Action
Officer Judy Hopps reporting for duty, err, candy! Let your child know she can grow up to be anything she wants, just like Judy. The costume comes with a hood and jumpsuit. Optional accessories include a carrot, bunny nose, and police whistle.
Sizes: 3T - 7/8
Available at halloweencostumes.com for $29.99.
Under the Sea
Let your little one have a magical Halloween in this mermaid costume. It comes with a glittering dress with a tail and a matching seashell tiara. Perfect for any underwater princess.
Sizes: 3 to 6 years.
Available at melissaanddoug.com, $29.99.
This bones hoodie set makes trick-or-treating at night a scream! It can double as kitschy separates or as PJs so even after the scary Halloween hoopla is over, your child can relive the fun each anytime.
Size: 18 months - 10 years.
Available at hm.com for $29.99.
Time to transform into the most magical creature of all time! This unique Unicorn costume includes a white stuffed unicorn with faux fur mane and tail, metallic silver horn, pink fabric bridle and reins, flower and light pink ribbon accents.
Sizes: 4T and up
Available at target.com for $29.
Wild, Wild West
Your little cowboy/girl won't need a bronco to make a statement in this costume. Faux-hide, fringed, white-and-brown chaps and matching vest transform everyday denim and white shirt into a super cute (and comfy) costume! Add the adjustable waistband, red bandana and a cowboy hat for a candy-worthy final touch.
Sizes: 12 months-6
Available at halloweencostumes.com, $19.99.
For a costume that is out of this world, try this Melissa & Doug Astronaut jumpsuit, gloves and helmet. It’s machine washable, so don’t worry about sticky fingers that result from the post-trick-or-treating candy sorting.
Available at melissaanddoug.com, $29.99.
Birds of a Feather
This peacock Halloween costume is as stunning as it is complete. The ensemble comes with the dress and the headpiece, so you don't have to go flying all around town to finish the look.
Available at target.com, $27.99.
Head in the Clouds
Great for itty bitty dresser-uppers, this adorbs pumpkin costume comes complete with a headpiece and bodysuit that is easy to layer over comfortable clothing.
Sizes: 3 months-6
Available at potterybarnkids.com, $29.
Strong to the Finich
Whether your kid eats his spinach or not, he can look like it on Halloween in this easy-to-spot-clean Popeye the Sailor Man costume.
Available on target.com, $17.59.
Belle of the Ball
Whether she wants to pair this purple piece with a long Rapunzel wig or just slip it on and go, this dress wears well for hours on end (thanks in part to a no-itch inner fabric).
Available on amazon.com, $22.99.
It's Easy Being Blue
Be colorful! Let your kids be blue, a blue Crayon, that is, this Halloween. Perfect for infants and toddlers, this Crayola costume comes with a bodysuit and a hat.
Sizes: 24 months-4T
Available on halloweencostumes.com for $19.99.
Because some of the best superheroes deliver our packages, this practical costume comes with everything except the brown truck. Don't forget to set aside a box that kiddo can decorate and use for candy collecting.
Available at chasing-fireflies.com, $29.
Little Miss Muffet sat on her tuffet, eating her curds and whey ... Dress your own Little Miss Muffet up in this oh-so-adorable costume that's perfect for any and every costume-themed shindig.
Sizes: 6 months-4T
Available at zulilly.com, $19.99.
— Ayren Jackson-Cannady & Felissa Allard
Editor’s Note: At the time of publication, all items were available for purchase.
All images courtesy retailers.