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Best Halloween Costume Ideas For Kids (2023)

A guide to choosing the best Halloween Costume for your kids

Are you counting down the days until Halloween night 2023? 

So are we – quite literally! We have a countdown clock leading up to Halloween 2023 to keep you on track for conjuring up some spooktacular fun for your little ones! At Fun Place, we want people of all ages to enjoy the magic of the holiday. Find our list of the best kids Halloween costume ideas and let the spookiness begin.

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Let the countdown to Halloween begin!

Ninja warrior

For those young adventurers with boundless energy, dressing up as a ninja warrior is a thrilling choice. 

Decked out in a black jumpsuit, accented with a contrasting belt and headband, they’ll be ready to take on Halloween night with stealth and style. 

Complete the look with knee pads and shoe covers for added stability during trick-or-treating escapades. 

Superhero costume

Transform your child into the epitome of strength and confidence with the Strong Boy Costume

This outfit features a striped shorts jumpsuit adorned with a padded tattooed torso and a bold moustache detail. 

Or, watch as your child takes on the role of a powerful superhero, inspiring everyone around with their mighty presence with this Superhero kit, complete with cape, cuffs and mask.

Superhero kit for kids

If your child is a history buff, get them to pay homage to history with the WW2 Army Girl costume

This ensemble takes your child on a journey back in time, allowing them to embrace bravery and resilience. 

You could also teach them about the origins of Halloween.

Whether they’re flexing their muscles for the camera or engaging in imaginative play, these costumes are a surefire way to make Halloween extraordinary.

Animal costumes for kids

Let the kids explore their wild side with charming animal costumes. 

From giraffes to chicks, the options can be as vast as the animal kingdom itself. 

Whether it’s an eagle mask, a frog kit including headgear and gloves, or even simply bunny ears, your little critters will be ready to roam the Halloween streets with cuteness overload. 

Character costumes

Give a nod to timeless characters with our collection of boys’ and girls’ costumes. 

From 20s gangsters to ringmasters for both boys and girls, these Halloween costumes for kids come as complete kits, ensuring your child’s transformation into their chosen character is seamless and stylish. 

You can also rev up your child’s Halloween look with a touch of retro flair—the T-Bird Grease Jacket

Straight out of the iconic movie “Grease,” this jacket brings a slice of the ’50s to their costume. 

Complete the look with black pants, a white shirt, and slicked-back hair for a truly rebellious vibe. Perfect for those who love dressing up with a dash of vintage flair. 

You can also bring beloved characters to life with our Awful Auntie Kit, inspired by the illustrations from the book. 

This Halloween costume includes a hat adorned with an attached red wig, a statement necklace, and a hawking glove, allowing your child to embody the quirky and whimsical spirit of the character. 

Encourage your child’s love for literature by allowing them to step into the world of their favourite books on Halloween night.

Wizard costumes for kids

Is your little one’s favourite character Harry Potter or Hermoine Granger? 

Picture them dressed as a wizard or a witch with this wizard kit, complete with wand, hat, and tie. 

For an instant costume, just wear this Wizard Kit with a white school shirt. 

You could also go all-out, adding glasses and a painted-on scar, or pick out a piece from our wide collection of wigs!

Last-minute Halloween costumes for kids

Life can get busy, and we understand that Halloween costume prep sometimes gets delayed. 

That’s why we offer a range of last-minute options that are as adorable as they are convenient. 

From witches and clowns to superheroes and pirates, these quick-fix costumes come with all the essentials your child needs to make a splash on Halloween night. 

Another ideal choice for a last minute costume is our Deluxe Armoured Knight Costume — an ideal choice to combine chivalry and fun!

DIY Halloween costumes

Sometimes, the best Halloween costumes can be your very own DIY creation! 

If you’re all about hands-on creativity, why not create your kids’ Halloween costumes with household items like cardboard, foam board, and egg cartons? 

Crafting a costume can be a wonderful bonding experience, and your child’s imagination can run wild. 

With a little hot glue, duct tape, and perhaps some assistance from an X-Acto knife, you can turn these ordinary items into extraordinary outfits. Complete the look with some Halloween face & body makeup for a costume that people will remember for days!

Halloween accessories

No costume is complete without the right accessories, which can truly elevate your child’s Halloween look from ordinary to extraordinary. 

Just like a pirate’s eyepatch adds a touch of swashbuckling flair or a sheriff’s badge & pistol give that Western hero vibe, the right accessories can define your child’s character. 

And let’s not forget the enchantment that star wands and tinsel bring to the night’s festivities.

But there’s more to explore in our collection. For a touch of classic elegance, consider our Tailcoat costume

This timeless piece adds sophistication and a sense of mystery to your child’s Halloween ensemble.

 And speaking of ensemble, have you seen our range of unique accessories? 

This Tattered Pantyhose adds an edgy twist, while a Red Bow Tie brings a pop of color and charm. 

For the ones with a heroic calling, the Child ‘S.W.A.T.’ Deluxe Helmet is a must, and the adorable Baby Yoda Shoulder Sitter brings a touch of intergalactic cuteness.

Let’s not forget the playful options like the Thor Mask for the little superheroes or the Clown Nose Foam to add a touch of whimsy. 

And who could resist the allure of party moustaches, perfect for a touch of sophistication or quirky fun? 

These accessories aren’t just add-ons; they’re the finishing touches that allow your child’s imagination to shine. 

So, let your kids mix and match, exploring a world of possibilities to truly personalise their Halloween ensemble with these captivating and fun additions.

FAQs about kids Halloween costumes

  1. How to do Halloween makeup for kids

Creating Halloween makeup looks for kids can be a fun and creative process. 

  1. Start by using hypoallergenic face paints and makeup products designed for children. 
  2. Our range of face and body paint can be a good place to start looking. 
  3. Choose a character or theme your child loves, and gather the necessary colours and brushes. 
  4. Keep the makeup simple and age-appropriate, focusing on key features like eyes, cheeks, and lips. 

There are plenty of tutorials and step-by-step guides available on our blog to help you achieve the perfect Halloween look without compromising your child’s comfort or safety.

  1. What can children dress up as for Halloween?

Children have a world of possibilities when it comes to Halloween costumes! 

From classic characters like witches, pirates, and superheroes to animals, mythical creatures, TV characters and pop culture icons, the options are limitless. 

Encourage your child’s creativity and let them choose a costume that reflects their interests and imagination.

  1. What is the most popular children’s Halloween costume?

The popularity of children’s Halloween costumes can vary from year to year. 

However, timeless characters like superheroes, princesses, witches, and ghosts often remain popular choices. 

Additionally, characters from popular movies, TV shows, and video games tend to capture kids’ attention, making them sought-after costume options.

This year (2023), it’s likely that Barbie and Ken will be a popular kids costume. 

The best costumes are those that make your kids excited to show their friends!

  1. What is the most common costume children wear at Halloween?

Traditionally, you’ll find a mix of classic costumes that are consistently popular among children. 

These include witches, vampires, pirates, ghosts, and various animals. 

These classic choices have stood the test of time and continue to be favoured by kids of all ages.

  1. What’s the best Halloween costume for an 8-year-old?

Choosing the best Halloween costume for an 8-year-old depends on their interests and preferences. 

At this age, kids often enjoy dressing up as their favourite superheroes, characters from movies or TV shows, animals, or fantasy creatures. 

Consider involving them in the decision-making process and allowing them to express their creativity by picking a costume that resonates with them.

Remember, the most crucial aspect is to ensure that your young ghost feels both comfortable and confident in their chosen kids Halloween costume. 

Encourage their imagination to run wild, and witness the creation of lasting memories during this enchanting time of year.

If you’re on the hunt for the perfect costume that’s tailor-made for trick or treat adventures, explore the biggest selection of costumes, masks, accessories and more at Funplace

From younger kids to big ones, our diverse collection holds something magical for every age, style, and imagination. 

Get ready to immerse yourself in the magic of Halloween in an entirely novel way with costumes that not only capture the essence of fun and creativity but also transform your child into a star, no matter what Halloween event you choose! Happy trick-or-treating!

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