50 Best Kids’ Halloween Costumes That You Have To See

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Are you looking for creative and unique kids’ Halloween costumes that your little ones can rock this year? If so, you have to see these ideas!

If there’s ever a reason why you should spend a little extra time dressing up with your kids, it’s for Halloween! Kids love picking out their own costumes, flaunting them to their friends and seeing who’s costume is able to get them the most amount of candy while trick or treating.

If you’re up for getting really creative this year with your kids and need some ideas, you have to see these incredible kids’ Halloween costumes that will make your neighbor’s jaws drop!

Below, we’ve featured our favorite Halloween costumes for kids from ages 5 and up, which you can directly shop just by clicking on the images and links provided. If you are looking for Halloween costumes for kids younger than this, head straight to our selection of toddler Halloween costumes, baby Halloween costumes or newborn Halloween costumes instead!

Without further ado, let’s get started, shall we?

The Best Kids Halloween Costumes:

1. Cindy Lou Who

Cindy Lou Who Halloween costume for kids

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Why be the Grinch when you can be the pint-sized protagonist, Cindy Lou Who? This costume features Cindy’s signature plaid dress, and comes with an instantly recognizable red velvet cape.

2. Barbie

Cute mommy and me Barbie costume for girls

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Who knew wrangling candy could be so fashionable? With its pink cowboy hat, cowgirl boots, and a touch of Barbie glam, your little one will be the belle of the Wild West rodeo.

3. Light-Up Astronaut

Light-Up Astronaut Halloween Costume for kids

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This is not just a costume; it’s a ticket to the cosmos! With an astronaut costume, your little explorer can reach for the stars and beyond. The only downside? They might insist on wearing it to bed, claiming it’s “NASA’s new sleepwear.”

4. Hocus Pocus

Hocus Pocus kids Halloween costume for 3 siblings

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Bring a touch of enchantment to your Halloween celebrations with a “Hocus Pocus” witch costume. Wearing this, your child (or children!) can brew up some serious trick-or-treat magic.

Just remember to keep an eye on the candy cauldron; you never know when those Sanderson Sisters might make an appearance!

5. Triceratops

Triceratops dinosaur Halloween costume for kids

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Does your child have a penchant for prehistory? A Triceratops costume is the way to go. Watch as your little one transforms into the coolest herbivore on the block, complete with horns and teeth.

6. Elsa

Elsa Halloween costume for girls

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Your child can embrace their inner Snow Queen with an Elsa costume from Disney’s “Frozen.” Be prepared for a flurry of wintery charm and the occasional, “Do you want to build a snowman?” from passersby. It’s a costume fit for royalty with a sprinkle of magical snowflakes.

7. Mirabel From Encanto

Mirabel from Encanto Disney Halloween costume for kids and girls

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Join the Madrigal family and step into a world of vibrant colors and magical music. With Mirabel’s colorful attire and playful spirit, your child will be ready to spread the magic of Encanto wherever they go.

8. Wednesday Addams

Wednesday Addams Halloween costume for girls

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For those kids with a penchant for the eerie and elegant, Wednesday Addams is the way to go.

With her black dress, white collar, and an aura of gloom, your child will be the embodiment of Halloween chic. It’s the costume that says, “I’m here for the candy, but I might also haunt your dreams.”

9. Mike wazowski

Disney's Mike Wazowski Halloween costume for kids

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If your child wants to be the life of the Halloween party, Mike Wazowski is the perfect choice. With one eye and a whole lot of personality, this monster is a Halloween favorite.

10. Madeline

Madeline kids Halloween costume for girls

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Say “Bonjour” to a classic costume that’s simply “magnifique!” Madeline, with her blue dress and yellow hat, brings a touch of Paris to Halloween.

11. Grease

Rockabilly Grease inspired Halloween costumes for kids sibling

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Get ready to transport your child back to the ’50s with these Grease costumes! Whether they’re a Danny Zuko in a leather jacket or a Pink Lady in a pink one, your little one will be rockin’ and rollin’ their way through Halloween.

12. Snow White

Snow White Kids Disney Halloween costume for girls

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For a classic Disney costume that’s as timeless as happily ever after, Snow White is your go-to. With her signature yellow gown and a heart as pure as her voice, your child will be the fairest of them all at the Halloween ball.

13. Woody From Toy Story

Woody From Toy Story Halloween costume for boys

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Giddy up, partner! A Woody costume from Toy Story is perfect for kids who want to be the rootin’, tootin’ cowboy of the neighborhood.

14. Light-Up Unicorn Fairy

Cute fairy Halloween costume for girls

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A fairy is a classic Halloween costume, but if your child wants to take it up a notch, why not go all out and combine two fantastical costumes into one – a fairy and a unicorn?

15.  Cruella De Vil

Cruella de vil Halloween costume for girls

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If your child has a flair for the dramatic, a Cruella De Vil costume is the way to go. With a black-and-white ensemble that’s as stylish as it is sinister, your little one will turn heads and maybe even plot some devious candy heists (puppy-free, of course)!

16. Beetlejuice

Beetlejuice Halloween costume for kids

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For all the film-buff children (or more likely film-buff parents) this comical costume will have all the other parents praising your creativity.

The comically large tie can be taken from a family member’s closet – hopefully, they won’t miss it!

17. Light-Up Pterodactyl

Orange dinosaur Halloween costume for kids

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One for all the dinosaur lovers. This onesie-style costume is a no-fuss option and great for kids who find it difficult to get dressed on the best of days!

A little bit of face paint goes a long way, but isn’t recommended if your little one has sensitive skin.

18. Cinderella

Cute Disney Cinderella Halloween costume for girls and kids

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This adorable costume is one for all the Disney princesses in the world. Cinderella is one of the most iconic fairytales worldwide, and is still a hit favorite with children today.

Though you can opt for comfortable sneakers or ballerinas for your little one, they’ll still live happily ever after…

19. Hedgehog

Hedgehog Halloween costume for kids

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Sometimes, the most unique costumes are the ones that stand out. A hedgehog costume, complete with spiky “quills”, is perfect for your child to roll into Halloween with style. They’ll be the cutest prickly creature in the patch!

20. Baseball Girl

Baseball player Halloween costume for girls

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It is wrong to assume that all little girls want to dress up as princesses, and so this is one for all the sporty spices out there. Not only is this costume easy to put together, but it’s also super comfortable for a long day at school or kindergarten.

21. Russell From UP

Cute Russell from UP Halloween costume for kids

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Adventure is out there, and your child can be part of it dressed as Russell from UP! With a wilderness explorer uniform and a wilderness spirit, they’ll be ready to embark on a quest for candy. Watch out for talking dogs!

22. Pumpkin

Kids pumpkin Halloween costume

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Nothing says Halloween quite like a pumpkin, and it doesn’t get much more adorable than this costume. Not only is it comfortable, but your little one can wear thermals or something cozy underneath – perfect if you live in a cold climate.

23. Peter Pan

Peter Pan Halloween costume for kids

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The boy who never grew up… Unfortunately, all little ones are destined to grow up one day, but while they are small – this is the cutest outfit, particularly if they have longer hair in that typical Peter Pan style.

24. Tinkerbell

Disney Tinkerbell Halloween costume for kids and girls

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Much like Cinderella, Tinker Bell has been around for a long time but is still a hit with kids. The floaty style of Tinker Bell’s dress paired with her blooming wings is every little girl’s dream.

If your little one has long hair, gathering it into a bun is a great way to get it out of their face but still in line with the costume.

25. Lobster

Red lobster and crab Halloween costume for kids

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The wonderful thing about kids is that they are sometimes obsessed with something random for no reason – remember the avocado kid? For any crustacean fans, this lobster costume is adorable and easy to put on – no DIY necessary.

26. Christmas Elf

Cute Christmas elf Halloween costume for kids

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Christmas came early! If the elf on the shelf is your child’s favorite Christmas activity, why not dress them up as an elf?

This will also double as an adorable Christmas party costume – two for the price of one!

27. Construction Worker

Construction Worker Halloween costume for kids

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Bob the Builder is a long-running children’s. cartoon based around (you guessed it) a builder. If you have a child who loves the show, or in general cranes and other building site objects – they’ll love to get involved with this costume.

28. Light-Up Ghost

Light up ghost Halloween costume for kids

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This costume is perfect to DIY with a white dress and fairy lights if you like an at-home project. Simply glue or sew on a ghost face (you can cut this out of black felt) and wrap fairy lights in the lining – make sure these aren’t a fire hazard first, otherwise you can go without.

29. Sonic The Hedgehog 

Sonic the Hedgehog Halloween costume for kids

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Onesies are always an easy Halloween costume for fussy kids, or if you just prefer for them to be comfortable over having a super complex Halloween costume.

After all, it’s a day for the kids, so why not make it as simple as possible for them?

30. Mouse In A Trap

Mouse In A Trap Halloween costume for kids

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Without or without the trap, this is truly the cutest costume for babies and baby mice! Something is endearing about the oversized ears which are each the same size as the head of the costume.

This is also a great costume to pair with a wagon which can be pulled along by older kids or supervising adults during a night of trick or treating.

31. Chucky’s Bride

Chucky's Bride Halloween costume for kids

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This costume is the perfect balance between funny and cute. The bride of Chucky has that same spooky expression of Chucky, paired with a smokey eye makeup and leather jacket.

This is perfect for any little kids who always want to dig into your makeup collection.

32. Cher From Clueless

Cher from Clueless Halloween costume for toddlers

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Clueless might be well before the time of the children of today – but it’s still a super cute costume for little girls. If they want to do a matching costume with a friend, go for the matching Dionne costume to look like the best on-screen besties!

33. Alice In Wonderland

Alice In Wonderland Halloween costume for kids

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Alice in Wonderland is a super simple costume but is instantly recognizable and can be used as a fancy dress outfit year-round. This is also a great option if they already have a simple blue dress to reuse.

34. Paw Patrol

Paw Patrol Halloween costume for kids

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Paw Patrol is one of the top kid’s cartoons right now. If you have a little one in the family, you’ll likely know a thing or two about this show.

This costume is simple in comparison to others on our list, but it’s very effective.

35. Malibu Skater Barbie

Malibu Skater Barbie Halloween costume for kids

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Barbie is set to be a trending costume for Halloweens to come – and not much was better than Margot Robbie as Malibu skater Barbie.

If your little one has a roller-blading hobby, this is a great way to incorporate it into their outfit.

36. Witch

Witch Halloween costume for girls

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Witches have long been a popular Halloween outfit. Not only are they easy – but you can fashion one out of things you have at home and simply buy an inexpensive witches hat to tie it together.

37. Clown

Clown Halloween costume for kids

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Not the best option if your little one is afraid of clowns, though this costume doesn’t need to be scary. This cute take on the classic clown costume is kitschy and aesthetic, but certainly not scary!

38. Cute Tiger

Cute tiger onesie for kids

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This comfy easy sweatsuit doubles as a tiger-themed two-piece set. Not only is this comfy, but it’s easy to get on and off if your child prefers to dress themself independently.

39. Mummy

Mummy Halloween costume for kids

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Dress up your little one as an adorable, mummy this Halloween with this costume, or as a simple DIY project. You can cut up an old white top with slits, and wear over another white top to create the illusion of bandages.

40. Harry Potter

Harry Potter Halloween costume for kids

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Harry Potter-themed costumes or Hogwarts student costumes will always be a popular option for Potterheads. Make sure you get the colors correct for your chosen house. What will it be – Gryffindor, Hufflepuff, Ravenclaw, or Slytherin?

41. Maleficent

Maleficent Halloween costume for kids

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If you’re on the Disney side of TikTok, you would have seen the adorable video of Maleficent reacting to baby Maleficient.

This costume is perfect for any dramatic little ones who like to be the center of attention.

42. Caterpillar

Cute caterpillar Halloween costume for kids

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Whether the hungry caterpillar or just a cute caterpillar, this is an adorable costume for all little ones. The soft felt texture means it’ll be super comfy, and can be worn over their normal clothes making it perfect to wear for short periods as a children’s party.

43. Little Mermaid

Cute little mermaid Halloween costume for kids

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The revamp of The Little Mermaid meant it reignited the obsession of little girls (and big girls) all over the world with Ariel. This tutu design is super smart as it creates that classic fishtail look whilst still being easy for children to navigate.

44. Ace Ventura

Ace Venture Halloween costume for boys

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Ace Venture is a movie from the late 90s starring Jim Carrey. He is a pet detective who is tasked with investigating the case of an abducted dolphin. Though it’s not a new movie, the costume will likely not be one you’ll see replicated.

45. Minnie Mouse

Minnie Mouse kids Halloween costume for girls

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Disney Characters are always popular Halloween costumes for children, and they don’t have to be Disney princesses. This Minnie Mouse costume is cute for kids, but would be just as fun for big kids too!

46. Princess Aurora

Princess Aurora Disney Halloween costume for kids

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Princess Aurora is also known as Sleeping Beauty – who famously was banished to sleep for 100 years, only to be awoken by a prince.

The classic pink Sleeping Beauty gown is a popular costume, but Princess Aurora is very “if you know, you know.”

47. Mummy

Cute mummy Halloween costume for kids

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This mummy costume is slightly less complex than the previous one we showed and perfect for younger kids who want to get involved in the Halloween spirit but need a simpler costume.

48. Britney Spears

Britney Spears Hallowween costume for kids and girls

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Britney Spears is an artist who truly transcends the decades, and her costumes are just as timeless as her music. This is perfect for all the little divas who hope to be the world’s next big popstar when they grow up.

49. Pink Flamingo

Pink flamingo Halloween costume for toddlers

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Kids usually love seeing Flamingos at zoos as they look almost not real. Their bright pink tones, paired with their shape and ability to stand on one leg leave kids enamored while seeing them.

For all the future zoologists, this is the perfect costume!

50. Sesame Street Gang

Sesame Street Halloween costumes for kids with Elmo, Cookie Monster and Big Bird

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This group of costumes is perfect for a group of friends or siblings as each character relates to a different personality. Elmo is for all the cheerful kids, Cookie Monster is for the inquisitive kids, and Big Bear is for the optimistic kids.

Which of these unique kids’ Halloween costumes was your favorite? Let us know in the comments below!

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