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This Halloween you want to find the best and cutest costumes for your kids, but you don’t know where to start.
When to start shopping? Where to shop? What do your children like? What are their interests? Do they have a favorite animal, favorite movie or TV show? What do they want to be when they grow up?
Not sure where to start, why don’t you start here. I have compiled a list of 43 cutest Halloween costumes for kids that I think your kids will love. Some stem from my son’s interests and favorite things. Some are classics or what’s currently popular. And some are what my opinion of the cutest costumes are.
Dive into this list of 43 cutest Halloween costumes for kids.
There are some really cute bug costumes that can be great for babies and toddlers, or even school aged children.
A cute costume and a popular one for babies and toddlers. So many to choose from, but definitely a winner.
Another cute one for babies and toddlers, rivaling the ladybug. Here is a cute idea…if you have twins, put one of them in a bumble bee costume and the other in a lady bug costume.
A butterfly can be a good pick for a baby or toddler or even school aged children. Little girls seem to love the wings.
Animal costumes are great for babies. A lot of parents tend to use an animal as their babies first Halloween costume. I know I did.
Monkey is my favorite animal so it’s no surprise that I added this as one of the cutest kids costumes. This was also my son’s first Halloween costume. I couldn’t resist using my favorite animal as his first Halloween costume, especially after I spotted it in a local store near me. I just had to get it.
Lion is another cute costume for babies and a popular one at that. This one is also a great first Halloween costume.
Dinosaurs are popular among boys and a great costume for them. My son does enjoy playing with his Dinosaurs, but I won’t say their a favorite for him. My nephews on the other hand (who are now a little older) loved Dinosaurs when they were my son’s age.
This cute black and white penguin is a Halloween costume winner and a definite pick for babies and toddlers. Just look at the movie Happy Feet. Who doesn’t love that movie and no one will disagree on how cute those penguins are.
8. Baby Shark
Baby Shark has become a staple for all babies and toddlers. The song is catchy and once it gets stuck in your head, it is hard to lose it. My son loves to dance so he used to love to have dance parties to the baby shark song. He doesn’t listen to it as much anymore as he has moved onto some other interests.
Superheroes have become great costumes for elementary aged children for both boys and girls alike. Here are some classic ones that have been popular for years.
Who doesn’t love Batman. A great and usually first pick for a superhero costume.
10. Cat Woman
Little girls will love the Cat Woman costume. They may choose Batman as their costume, but if not, Cat Woman is a great choice for them as well.
The superhero with super speed and flying capabilities, is a great choice for young boys and girls. They can be Clark Kent by day and Superman by night.
12. Wonder Woman
Just like Cat Woman, Wonder Woman may be a favorite among little girls, and a great costume to choose.
This spidery superhero is one to choose this Halloween for your school aged children.
Tv characters from kids cartoons are popular nowadays and some great choices are listed below.
PAW Patrol is a favorite for my son so he was Marshall for 2 years in a row. I have to say Marshall is also my favorite PAW Patrol and it was also the cutest costume out of all the PAW Patrol characters, which is why I chose Marshall. It’s a great costume for both toddler boys and girls.
Tip #1: To save on money this costume will fit your little one for 2 years.
15. Skye from PAW Patrol
Another PAW Patrol favorite, Sky is a popular PAW Patrol among little girls.
16. Thomas the Train
This is another favorite for my son. He loves Thomas the Train, well trains in general really. Love this pick if Thomas the Train is a favorite for your little one.
17. Teenage Mutant Ninja Turtles
This is a classic cartoon from when I was a kid, but still seems to be popular among kids these days, especially since the movie came out just a few years ago.
This is a popular costume for babies and doesn’t disappoint in the cuteness factor.
Despicable Me was a favorite of my husband’s, so it shouldn’t be a surprise that we had to dress my son up in a Minion costume one year. And it was such an adorable costume.
20. Buzz Lightyear
Toy Story is a popular franchise movie making Buzz Lightyear a popular costume among school aged children. This is a perfect choice if your kids love Toy Story.
21. Robin Hood
Robin Hood is a classic movie and a popular choice for a Halloween costume among school aged children.
Dumbo definitely jumps up there on the cuteness factor for a Halloween costume for a baby.
23. Peter Pan or Tinkerbelle
The movie, Peter Pan is a favorite of mine and I was even Tinkerbelle one year for Halloween myself. Either of these costume are great for school aged children and ones I recommend.
Does your child like to play doctor? My son does and he has his own play doctor set. This would definitely be a costume I would pick for him one Halloween. Not only that but it’s a classic career costume that many choose.
Does your child want to be an astronaut? My son loves anything to do with space, always searching for the moon at night. He has space books, a space night light, and even has his own space tent. He may be an astronaut next Halloween.
26. Police Officer
A Police Officer is a classic career costume that many school aged children choose.
27. Fire Fighter
A fire fighter is another popular and classic career costume that is picked by many school aged children.
28. Construction Worker
My son loves to pretend to be a construction worker and build and fix things with his tools kit. He even has a construction vest and hat to go with it. If your kids love pretending to build and fix things, this would definitely be a great pick for a Halloween costume.
Who can forget about the traditional Halloween costumes that have been around for ages. Here are a few I listed.
A witch is a traditional and classic Halloween costume and a costume that I was many times as a kid. If you’re looking for the more traditional costume, this is one to choose.
Pumpkin is another traditional and classic Halloween costume and a great choice for babies. This is a popular pick for a first Halloween costume.
If you’re looking for an easy traditional costume, a ghost is definitely a simple, easy costume that can be put together for your child.
32. Black Cat
When you think of Halloween night, what is one thing that comes to mind? A black cat. A black cat goes hand in hand with Halloween night and is a traditional costume to pick.
A clown costume can go one of two ways. You can be a scary clown or a fun, kid’s birthday party type of clown. I have come across many people who are actually afraid of clowns, so the fun clown type might be the way to go. You don’t want to scare those kiddos.
A princess is someone that most little girls dream of and Halloween is a perfect time to dress them up and let them pretend. Although all year round is a great time for them to pretend.
The classic and most popular princess…Cinderella. Everyone wants to be Cinderella. Here is an idea, have your daughter and her friends each dress up as a different princess and do a group trick-or-treating.
Tip #2: With our current circumstances, this might be a better idea for Halloween 2021.
Belle is one of my favorite princesses. And while everyone may choose Cinderella, I would choose Belle and maybe your child might too.
Ariel is another popular and classic princess. A great choice if your child likes mermaids and water.
37. Anna and Elsa
The newest princesses on this list that have grown in popularity. These currently might even be the most popular princesses to dress up as for Halloween. Definitely some great choices.
Another one of my favorite princesses. I don’t know if I would say Jasmine is one of the most popular princesses, but would definitely be one of my choices and an adorable costume for a little girl.
Want some ideas for a group themed costumes for the whole family. Here are some great choices and some of my favorite.
39. Wizard of Oz
Wizard of Oz is a favorite of mine and definitely a pick worth thinking about for a group or family to dress up as. Some ideas…the parents can be Dorothy and Scarecrow, and your kids can be Lion and Tinman. Or if you have a bigger family some other choices are Wicked Witch of the West, Glenda the Good Witch, the Munchkins, and you can dress up your dog as Toto.
40. The Flintstones
An old classic but a good one. You can dress up as the Flintstones family…Fred Flintstone, Wilma Flintstone, and Pebbles Flintstone. Another idea is to get together with another family and have them dress up as Barney Rubble, Betty Rubble, and Bamm-Bamm Rubble.
41. Scooby Doo
Scooby Doo is an old cartoon loved by many and if your looking for a group or family costume, this can be the pick for you…Shaggy, Fred, Velma, Daphne, and of course Scooby Doo. If you have a dog, dress him up as Scooby Doo. You won’t be disappointed.
42. Winne the Pooh
Winnie the Pooh will bring some of the cutest costumes. This group can definitely win you best Halloween costumes. You can choose from Winnie the Pooh, Eeyore, Piglet, Tigger, and Rabbit with a few other options as well.
43. Classic Disney (Mickey Mouse and Friends)
I love the classic Disney characters and my son has grown to love Mickey as well. If I were to do family costumes, the classic Disney would be one I would pick. The parents can be Mickey and Minnie. And the other characters can be divvied up between your kids (depending on how many children you have), which are Goofy, Pluto, Donald Duck, and Daisy Duck. Or the parents can even be Donald and Daisy Duck.
I hope you enjoyed this list of best and cutest costumes for kids from some of my favorites, my son’s favorites, some classics and overall popular costumes.
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Now that you have your costumes picked out and purchased, you might be looking for something different to do this Halloween. Take a look at Halloween ideas to do with kids.