It’s October! Have you bought Halloween costumes for your kids yet? If you haven’t, then it’s definitely high time that you do! Before you know it, it will be time for Halloween parties. Surely, you don’t want the stress of last-minute shopping for costumes. Also, your kids won’t appreciate it if they’ll have to wear their costumes last year.
To make things easier for you, here are excellent Halloween costumes you may want to consider buying for your kids:
- Superhero Costumes
Superheroes are always a favorite among kids, but most especially these days when superhero films are all the rage. Ask your kids who they want to go as for this year’s Halloween celebration, and you’re likely to get answers like Captain America, Batman, Spiderman, Wonder Woman, and the like.
- Villain Costumes
Not all kids want to be superheroes on Halloween. For others, it’s more fun to be the villain. These days, Harley Quinn and Joker are among the most popular villains, so don’t be surprised if your kids ask to go as either for Halloween. Of course, if your little girl requests for a Harley costume, be sure to let her wear the “clown costume,” NOT the one with the hot pants and cropped top.
- Harry Potter Costumes
We’re not just referring to the main character here. Rather, we are talking about costumes depicting any of the characters in the Harry Potter series. The series remains popular, although it has been a while since the movies were shown. Your kids might still appreciate going as Harry, Ron, Hermione, Dumbledore, Voldemort, or even Dobby.
- Star Wars Costumes
This is another series that has stood the test of time. Decades after the first film was shown, many kids still want to wear a Jedi costume or attend Halloween parties as Yoda, Chewbacca, Han Solos, a Stormtrooper, Darth Vader, or any other Star Wars character. And now there’s Rey and Finn to add to the options!
- Animal Costumes
Sometimes kids just want to look cute on Halloween. This is especially true of very young children. In this case, you can’t go wrong with animal costumes. Ask your child what his/her favorite animal is and let him/her dress up as one.
- National Costumes
Truth be told, national costumes are not very popular among kids… but they are definitely a hit among the parents! The best thing about getting these for Halloween is that your kids might get to wear them again in school. It’s always a good idea to educate kids early about other cultures, and showing them how other nations dress is a great way to start.
- Movie Character Costumes
There are movies that may not be as popular as the Harry Potter and Star Wars series, but also have characters kids may want to dress up as for Halloween. For example, your daughter and three of her friends may want to dress up as the Ghostbusters, or perhaps your son and his friends would like to dress up as the original ghostbusting quartet. Or maybe your kids want to be evil dolls like Chuckie and Anabelle.
- Monster Costumes
Sometimes kids just want to be monsters, regardless of whether they’re popular film characters or not. This is good news for you because it is typically a lot easier to find generic vampire, werewolf, witch, mummy, or skeleton costumes. If your kids want to look a bit creepier, you might want to consider getting a shadow demon, soul collector, or headless horseman costume for them.
- Fairy Tale Costumes
There will always be children (especially little girls) who’ll want to be a character from their favorite fairy tale, so prepare to get requests for kids to be Prince Charming, Cinderella, Anna, or Elsa…or maybe even Olaf!
- Cartoon Character Costumes
Mickey Mouse and his friends are timeless cartoon characters that kids will always love, and your kids just might want to dress up as one of them. Or perhaps your children would like to be Nemo and Dory for a day. Either way, cartoon characters are also quite popular among kids when it comes to Halloween costumes.
So, there you have it. Ten of the most popular Halloween costumes your kids would likely want to wear when they go trick-or-treating or attend Halloween parties this year. Don’t wait until the last minute. Save yourself from considerable stress and start shopping now!