Popular Halloween Costumes for Kids

Shopping for kids' Halloween costumes can be a fun and overwhelming experience. Because there are so many to choose from, it can be difficult to choose a single costume. However, to help you narrow the selection, here are popular Halloween costumes for kids:

1. Superheroes and Villains.

With the popularity of superhero movies, many popular Halloween costumes for kids involve heroes and villains of various kinds. Here is a look at just some of the most popular character costumes involving superheroes and villains:

  • Batman
  • Batgirl
  • Catwoman
  • Robin
  • The Joker
  • Superman
  • Supergirl
  • Captain America
  • Ironman
  • The Incredible Hulk
  • The Flash
  • The Green Lantern
  • Spider-man
  • Thor
  • Loki

2. Fairies.

Dressing up young girls as fairies have always been a popular Halloween costume choice for parents. Many fairy costumes consist of bright dresses with fairy wings and wands. Fairy Halloween costumes may also be completed with tiaras.

3. Disney Characters.

Disney characters are popular for children, although there are often more girls wearing Disney costumes than boys. Popular Disney costumes may include:

For girls:

  • Belle (Beauty and the Beast)
  • Jasmine (Aladdin)
  • Ariel (The Little Mermaid)
  • Cinderella
  • Merida (Brave)
  • Tiana (Princess and the Frog)

For boys:

  • Jack Sparrow (Pirates of the Caribbean)
  • Buzz Lightyear (Toy Story)
  • Woody (Toy Story)
  • Mickey Mouse
  • Winnie the Pooh
  • Peter Pan

4. Ninjas.

Ninjas are always a favorite for kids' Halloween costumes. Many ninja costumes come in dark colors with sashes and masks. You may also need to buy plastic swords or ninja stars to complete the look if the items are not included with the costumes.

5. Pirates.

Pirates are popular mostly with boys. However, there are also pirate costumes available for girls as well. To complete the look of a pirate, be sure to look for shoulder parrots, eye patches, plastic swords, hats, or even pirate flags. As an extra touch, you may also want to consider purchasing makeup to dirty the skin or create facial hair.

6. Animals and Insects.

Animal Halloween costumes are popular for children, and especially toddlers. Lions, tigers, cats, dogs, dinosaurs, and cows are common costumes you will likely see on Halloween night. However, there are also plenty of other costume choices that include bunnies, skunks, horses, owls, and more. Animal costumes are particularly popular because they tend to be warmer for children trick-or-treating at night. Ladybugs and bumblebees are also very popular with toddlers.

7. Pumpkins.

One can hardly go through Halloween without seeing a child dressed as a pumpkin. Pumpkin Halloween costumes are still popular with toddlers, and may also provide additional warmth on cold nights.

With so many popular Halloween costumes for kids to choose from, finding the perfect costume for you and your child should be easy. Just remember to additionally take the weather into account to ensure that your child is happy and comfortable.

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