Halloween will be here before you can say boo! So it’s time to stock up on pumpkins, dust off the ghosts and cobwebs in your attic, and get your children’s costumes ordered (or DIY Halloween costumes if you’re feeling creative). This past year in pop culture has provided plenty of new ideas to choose from, but we’ve included a little bit of everything, including timeless classics. Read on for our favorite picks for Halloween costumes for kids.

Mal from Disney Descendants 3

Your child will feel just like the leader of the Villain Kids donning this biker jacket, moto leggings and long fingerless gloves. Maybe she’ll even strike a Descendants-inspired pose every time she says “trick or treat!”

Sizes: 4-13

Available at shopdisney.com, starting at $49.95.

Light-Up Sparkle Witch

Glow bright on Halloween night in this pink, purple and black dress with matching hat and wand! Little girls will adore the festive tutu skirt that illuminates as if by magic. Details like puff sleeves and a lace-up bodice give this witchy look a classic touch.

Sizes: 3-4T-L

Available at partycity.com, $34.99.



Buzz Lightyear from Toy Story 4

From head to toe to infinity and beyond, this Toy Story character costume is perfect for any candy-grabbing space ranger. The jumpsuit bodice has a foam overlay with glow print on the buttons for an extra authentic look, and the fabric hood is perfect for chilly weather.

Sizes: XS, S, M

Available at target.com, $25.

Little Avocado

Is it your little one’s first (or maybe second) Halloween? Now’s the time to dress him or her up in an adorable costume and parade around the neighborhood. This microfleece option is as comfy as it is charming—and cute enough to eat!

Sizes: 3-6M, 6-9M, 12M, 18M, 24M

Available at carters.com, $22.

Spider-Man Far From Home

Save the day the Spider-Man way in this kid-friendly costume inspired by this year’s hot movie release. The two-piece red and blue suit can be worn with or without the face mask depending upon your child’s comfort. Now watch out for those webs!

Sizes: S, M, L

Available at target.com, $38.

Pokemon Pikachu

Pokemon has long been a favorite franchise among the younger set. Your little one will stand out from any gloomy Halloween dusk in this bright yellow Pokemon Pikachu jumpsuit and headpiece. Gotta catch ‘em all!

Sizes: S

Available at target.com, $27.

Green Dragon

Festoon your kiddo with this two-piece dragon costume for a fierce, almost fire-breathing effect. The green scale-like details on the jumpsuit-and-headpiece combo are perfect for getting into character while trolling for candy. And the costume is high quality to last for everyday beastly adventures.

Sizes: 3T-7-8

Available at potterybarnkids.com, $71.

Felicity Costume: Rainbow Kitty Unicorn

Multicolor jumpsuit with a unicorn horn, wings, and a tail! What more do you need to channel the powers of this popular magical kitten? Fans of the new TV show will have tons of furry fun on Halloween night donning this adorable costume.

Sizes: S, M

Available at partycity.com, $34.99.


Roar! This orange-and-black striped, sleeveless jumpsuit is both fun and fierce, with eyes and ears to embolden even the shyest of cubs. Made to be durable and breathable, this classic costume will stand up to tons of wear well beyond Halloween night.

Sizes: 3T-5/6

Available at snickerdoos.com, $59.

Emmet from The LEGO Movie 2

Be everyone’s favorite upbeat LEGO character, Emmet Brickowski! The disguise features an orange foam construction worker tunic, yellow minifigure mask and a pair of realistic pincher hands. Add a pair of your child’s most comfy pants and he or she is ready for action!

Sizes: One size fits all (3-9)

Available at costumekingdom.com, $35.95.

Classic Costume Picks

Pumpkins, witches, and ghosts are classic costume delights on Halloween. And Pottery Barn Kids has put a spin on things with its line of glow-in-the-dark costumes. Since these are on the pricier side, it’s great to go with a classic for future hand-me-downs (their yarn-dyed fibers are also environmentally friendly and made to last). Meanwhile, that glow just needs a half hour of charging to last three to four hours—plenty of time to light the way for trick-or-treating.

Sizes: 3T-10Y

Available at potterybarnkids.com, starting at $49.


What kid doesn’t want to go trick-or-treating in a plush, microfleece bodysuit to look like a fearsome fish? The fins, tail, and mouthy hood on this amphibious design make it festively scary. And the fit is baggy so you can run, jump, whatever you do to enjoy yourself all dressed up! Now, baby shark, anyone?

Sizes: S, M, L, XL

Available at halloweencostumes.com, $39.99.

Simba from The Lion King

Be prepared this Halloween with a costume that hearkens way back to the ‘90s, plus, this summer’s new musical film will excite a new pride of little lions. Disney’s soft velour costume with padded tummy and plush character cowl will keep your child cozy no matter how spooky the night gets!

Sizes: 2T-5T

Available at shopdisney.com, $39.95.

Super Mario

Since the ‘90s are back in a big way, how about this spot-on Super Mario, complete with hat, mustache, gloves and a one-piece jumpsuit? And, yes, that is an inflatable belly! This makes a great buddy costume, too, if you have a Luigi in the house! Plus, you can’t beat the price.

Sizes: S, M, L

Available at amazon.com, $21.38.

Popular Poppy

Trolls World Tour won’t hit theaters until 2020, but that also means Poppy, Branch, Bridget, and DJ Suki will still be trending this Halloween. This darling Poppy dress may get some wear all on its own, and she’ll definitely want to put her hair up for fright night!

Sizes: 3T-12

Available at amazon.com, starting at $19.46.


Hulk Deluxe Avengers 4

Shapeshift into the popular and massive green humanoid known as The Hulk! All you need is a pair of boots to wear beneath this padded jumpsuit that displays the superhero’s intimidating muscles. A mask provides the most ferocious snarl. Just don’t make him angry!

Sizes: 4-6, 8-10, 12-14

Available at costumesupercenter.com, $30.30.

Wonder Woman

Wonder Woman 1984 will release next year, so while we wait for the sequel your little Wonder Woman will get plenty of wear out of this sweet costume that comes with a dress, belt, gauntlets, tiara, and even shin guards. Halloween night may be the first of many times she saves the neighborhood.

Sizes: S, M, L

Available at amazon.com, starting at $21.43.


Kristoff from Frozen

The rugged and lovable Sámi iceman from Frozen (and Frozen 2 coming soon!) is an easy one to achieve with this tunic, hat, and boot covers. It’s a great option for a group costume, especially with a pet playing the part of Sven!

Sizes: 3T-4T, 4-6, 7-8

Available at amazon.com, starting at $35.38.

Captain Marvel

Who runs the world? GIRLS. Tap into that amazing girl power wearing this cool Captain Marvel costume. The padded superhero jumpsuit is comfortable enough to outlast any hectic or harried Halloween night, and it has a 3-D molded star logo and metallic gold foil detailing to make the look extra legit.

Sizes: 3-9/10

Available at shopdisney.com, $49.95.

Jasmine from Aladdin

Embark upon a whole new world in this beautiful, jewel-toned top and pants set to look like Princess Jasmine. It's adorned with lots of glitter and gold and hopes for magic carpet rides. Wish-granting genie not included!

Sizes: 3-13

Available at shopdisney.com, $44.95.

Wednesday Addams

Let your kid creep around the neighborhood with this simple but strong Wednesday Addams get-up. It’s sure to be a popular one this Halloween with the new Addams Family animated film hitting theaters mid-October!

Sizes: S, M, L

Available at spirithalloween.com, $24.99.

— Whitney C. Harris


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Editor’s Note: All items were available for purchase upon publication.