20+ Easy and Creative Halloween Costumes for Kids

Major cuteness right this way.

Amazon/Kathryn Wirsing

Trick-or-treating is magical for parents and kids alike. This Halloween, let your little ones focus on the candy — difficult, we know — while you get creative with these fun costumes. Once their outfit is squared away, it's time to work on your own look.

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Violet and Dash  Popular Kids Halloween Costumes
Violet and Dash


Dress them up as the kids from The Incredibles and they're pretty much guaranteed to have an incredible time! Matching and adult costumes are not mandatory, but highly encouraged.

RELATED: 18 Scary-Good Halloween Costumes for Families

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T-Rex Rider Popular Kids Halloween Costumes
T-Rex Rider


Your dino-loving little one is sure to hop on board with the idea of riding a T-Rex. This inflatable design is easy to wear and even more fun to see.

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Wonder Woman Popular Kids Halloween Costumes
Wonder Woman


Ever wonder how cute your toddler would be as a superhero? Dress her up in this mini Wonder Woman costume and find out.

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Old Lady Popular Kids Halloween Costumes
Old Lady


There's nothing cuter than a little kid pretending that they're 10x their age. Bonus: Give 'em a walker to let their old soul really come through.

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Race Car Pit Crew Popular Kids Halloween Costumes
Etsy/ ItsyBitsyWear
Race Car Pit Crew


They might not be old enough to sit behind the wheel, but that doesn't mean that they can't help fix it up. Obviously, that calls for a personalized pit crew shirt that looks like the real deal.

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Prince Harry Popular Kids Halloween Costumes
Etsy/ Kikimoon Costumes
Prince Harry (or William)


We can't all be Meghan Markle (sad face) but with this adorable costume, you can have a prince of your very own!

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Unicorn Popular Kids Halloween Costumes
Etsy/ ChristiCreations

$50 and up

Because unicorns are all the rage this year (and last year ... and the year before ... and the year before that).

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Gumball Machine Popular Kids Halloween Costumes
Courtesy of Cute Girl Hairstyles
Gumball Machine

Before you bust out your hot glue gun and bag of multi-colored pom-poms, make a deal that there's no gum smackin' allowed. None. Zilch.

What you'll need: pom poms ($7, )

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Hobbit Popular Kids Halloween Costumes
Keely Heyman

$41 and up

Whether you buy this costume or make it from scratch, it will impress Tolkien fans — and maybe make a future fan out of your little one.

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4 Easy Halloween Makeup Looks

With the help of easy-to-use Halloween makeup kits, you can upgrade your usual Halloween makeup to something truly stand-out.

What you'll need: children's face paint kit ($16, )

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Golfer Popular Kids Halloween Costumes
Amy Zocchi

This guy gets bonus points for using his wagon as a golf cart. You know what that means: He can also play a round of golf until his sugar high subsides.

What you'll need: argyle sweater vest ($15 and up, ), plastic golf clubs ($25, )

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Annie Popular Kids Halloween Costumes
Carolina Menapace


The original movie may have hit theaters in 1982, but little girls still love it enough to wear a curly red wig all night long. (Same.)

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Butterfly Princess Popular Kids Halloween Costumes
Kat Wirsing
Butterfly Princess

Take beautiful butterfly face paint to the next level with a pastel flower crown (a.k.a. a little girl's dream come true).

What you'll need: children's face paint kit ($17, ), flower crown ($15, )

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Darla from 'Finding Nemo' Popular Kids Halloween Costumes
Jennifer Artur
Darla from 'Finding Nemo'

Don't be surprised if your kid actually wants to wear this top again after Halloween. But it might be a good idea to keep the "bag of fish" at home...

What you'll need: purple sweater or sweatshirt ($8 and up, ), iron-on or sticker ($7, )

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Cruella de Vil Popular Kids Halloween Costumes
Etsy/ Bebe Bene
Cruella de Vil

$20 and up

This pint-size villain is equally as cute as she is sinister. Bring on the glamour by adding fake pearls, dramatic makeup, satin gloves, and polka dots galore. Oh, and don't forget the dalmatian — real or fake!

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Daenerys, Dragon Queen Popular Kids Halloween Costumes
Daenerys, Dragon Queen

Trust us: Your kid will score major points with Game of Thrones fans if they bring a few stuffed dragons on their trick-or-treating adventure.

What you'll need: blue dress ($14 and up, ), black leggings ($11 for 2, ), toy dragon ($13, )

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Fluffy Kitten Popular Kids Halloween Costumes
Kat Wirsing
Fluffy Kitten

Sometimes ear headbands can be uncomfortable, so this version of a cat costume — with the ears drawn on the forehead — is a cute and creative way to make it easier to wear.

What you'll need: children's face paint kit ($17, )

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Firefighter Popular Kids Halloween Costumes
Andrea Arterbery

$17 and up

Sure, your child could dress up as a superhero, but how about a real-life hero?

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Skeleton Bat Popular Kids Halloween Costumes
Kae Diaz
Skeleton Bat

Tons of kids will dress up as bats for Halloween and even more dress up as skeletons, so why not try combining the two?

What you'll need: skeleton t-shirt ($15, ), bat-wing cape ($9, )

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Elvis Popular Kids Halloween Costumes


Your whole neighborhood will think this Elvis costume is adorable, but they'll be even more impressed when you teach your kid to say, "Thank you, thank you very much!" each time he gets a piece of candy.

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Marie Antoinette Popular Kids Halloween Costumes
Marie Antoinette

Let them eat cake! Well, at least let them eat candy — even the most elegant French queen probably wants to scarf down some treats after a long night of trick-or-treating.

What you'll need: wig ($9, ), dress ($31, )

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Chucky Popular Kids Halloween Costumes
Kristi Moniz-Baker

Chucky isn't quite as frightening when it's your own kids dressed up as the evil doll, but it will still scare up plenty of candy.

What you'll need: striped tee ($11, ), overalls ($20, ), red hairspray ($7, )

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Spooky Skeleton Popular Kids Halloween Costumes
Kat Wirsing
Spooky Skeleton

Let the makeup do the talkin'. Dress down your little grim reaper in a casual and cute .

What you'll need: skeleton face paint kit ($19, )

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Daniel Tiger Popular Kids Halloween Costumes
Kat Wirsing
Daniel Tiger

A little orange, brown and pink face paint turns any kid wearing a into the most popular cartoon tiger on the block. Just be sure to put on the hoodie before the makeup to avoid smudges!

What you'll need: children's face paint kit ($17, )

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Charlie Chaplin Popular Kids Halloween Costumes
Hal Horowitz
Charlie Chaplin

Who cares if Halloween is the reason you buy your child his first suit? TBH now's as good a time as any.

What you'll need: suit ($25 and up, ), bowler hat ($10, )

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Frappuccino Popular Kids Halloween Costumes
Etsy/ Memories Made by Rose


Got a family full of Starbucks fans? Add a Frappuccino into the mix with this adorable costume complete with ruffly "whipped cream" and a hat with a green "straw."

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