Halloween has a tendency to sneak up on even the most organized families, popping up on the calendar in the midst of extracurricular activities, school projects, work commitments, meal planning and more. Add an indecisive trick-or-treater who changes their costume choice every other day and you’re looking at perfect conditions for a Halloween meltdown. But not this year! If you’re down to the wire, go with store-bought. These 20 easy Halloween costumes for kids will save the day.
Black, Red and Spotted All Over
Mean, Green Fighting Machine
Not every kid loves an elaborate store-bought costume, but that doesn’t mean they should miss out on all the fun. This character costume comes with a mask for Halloween, but the long-sleeved shirt can be worn all year long. (And if you do feel like some DIY costume making, we have a bunch of ideas for easy superhero costumes for the whole family.)
Hear Me Roar
Your little one will be the most adorable king (or queen!) of the jungle in this plush, cozy lion onesie. Zip the baby costume over jammies if they’ll be staying home to charm the neighbourhood while handing out Halloween candy (or just the grandparents on Zoom). It can also be layered over a heavier sweater or even a snowsuit if you’re planning to hit the streets on the big night.
It’s Been a Slice
If you’ve got a kid with a serious sweet tooth, this toddler costume might be the perfect pick. It comes with a 3D triangular piece of cake to wear that’s embellished by a ruffle of icing along each side, plus fuzzy frosting on the top. The matching birthday candle hat finishes the look.
Under the Sea
Follow the Yellow Brick Road
Whether your scarecrow hangs with the rest of his gang (Dorothy, the Friendly Lion and the Tinman), this The Wizard of Oz costume is iconic enough to be recognized by every generation. The outfit comes with six pieces: a shirt, collar and hood, pants, belt, diploma and hat. Tuck a little straw here and there for authenticity.
This One Is Just Right
Doo, Doo, Doo, Doo, Doo
Under the Big Top
We might not be able to go to the circus this year, but we can bring the circus to Halloween. This all-attached jacket, pants and boots combo is a super-easy way to bring a ringmaster to life. The finishing touch? A top hat! Add a stuffed lion if you want to go more lion-tamer, less ringmaster.
The force is strong with this one… and it’s on your side, too, because this store-bought costume ticks off all the Yoda boxes with its included mask, classic robe and matching waist sash. If the whole fam wants to channel the Jedi power, there are infant and adult Jedi costumes that are easy to assemble at the last minute!
The Grateful Undead
There’s no face paint needed for this one, mom and dad! This scary costume comes with a half-mask that achieves the creepiness that your kid might be after. It also includes a spooky zombie biker jacket with a moulded chest piece and studded, fingerless gloves (naturally). Add a guitar to hammer home the rock ’n’ roll vibe.
Mysterious and Spooky
Beep, Bloop, Beep
Your little robot can tackle the playground, nap like a boss and overthrow the Empire—all in the same day. This toddler costume comes with a printed robe and a detailed headpiece. (And just imagine the cute photo ops with your baby R2D2!).
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