The Best Halloween Costumes for Kids of 2022

From astronauts to Harry Potter, these costumes are stylish for kids of all ages

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Halloween is many children’s favorite day in October. Whether they choose trendy costumes, classics, or something in between, there is something so fun about dressing up and collecting candy from neighbors or attending a party. The right Halloween costume will fit properly and allow them to express themselves.

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The Among Us Kids Jumpsuits come with the game's jumpsuit, helmet, and backpack, which can double as a candy bag during trick or treating. For babies, we recommend the Rubie's Baby Yoda Costume.

Make sure the costume is appropriate and will work for your Halloween plans, whether that includes school parties, trick or treating, or a movie night. We carefully considered design, material, ease of cleaning and use, any additional features, value, and sizing when reviewing products.

Here are the cutest and trendiest Halloween costumes for kids.

Among Us Astronaut Costume Jumpsuit

Among Us Kids Jumpsuits

Amazon

The Among Us Kids Jumpsuits rank high on our list because fans of the game will love dressing up as the characters in real life. Great for a group costume, these single-color get-ups come with the jumpsuit, helmet, and backpack, which can double as a candy bag during trick or treating.

With seven colors available, your crew can roll out in Among Us style with each choosing a different color. The handy size chart will help you chooses between the two available sizes.

Looney Tunes Bugs Bunny Space Jam

Looney Tunes Bugs Bunny Space Jam

Courtesy of Target

Space Jam fans will love this Bugs Bunny costume kit that’s great for ages 6 and up. The oversized headpiece and big gloves will transform your little fan into the b-ball-loving bunny.

Your kiddo will need to add in their own Space Jam jersey, themed t-shirt, or anything else to complete the costume. In addition to the budget-friendly price tag, this costume doesn’t take up much room, so it’s an easy addition to a dress-up bin after October.

Rubie's Baby Star Wars The Mandalorian The Child Costume

Rubie's Baby Yoda Costume

Amazon

Turn your child into the child with an adorable Baby Yoda costume made specifically for little ones. The warm, plush robe snuggles your little one in. Since the Baby Yoda hands are attached to the sleeves, you’ll achieve the look without any struggle.

The headpiece has attached ears and a chin strap, so it’ll stay in place. Combine this with a full family suite of Mandalorian costumes or use alone. Sizing fits babies around a year old.

Spirit Halloween Boys Skull Trooper Fortnite Costume

Skull Trooper Fortnite Costume

Spirit Halloween

Fortnite fans will love this skull trooper bodysuit that’ll have them looking like their favorite character in the game. The costume includes a jumpsuit, mask, gloves, bandana, belt, ammo pouch (attached to the belt), and shin guards.

For school celebrations, the mask is a separate piece, so can easily be removed if needed. Made of polyester and spandex, the suit is a bit form-fitting, so it’s recommended to use the size guide and size up if in between sizes.

Cuteshower Unicorn Costume

Cuteshower Unicorn Costume

Courtesy of Amazon

Magical, mystical, and forever a classic, this unicorn costume doubles as a dress, so it’s perfect for Halloween and any unicorn-worthy celebration after October. The dream dress features 3D flowers, unicorn wing sleeves, a unicorn face on the bodice, and pastel-colored tulle attached skirt.

Complete the look with a comfy unicorn horn headband. Choose from sizes 2T up to 10 years old, so everyone can fulfill their unicorn dreams.

Spirit Halloween Kids Loki Costume

Spirit Halloween Kids Loki Costume

Courtesy of Spirit Halloween

Fool all your friends and become the sneaky God of Mischief with a fan-favorite Marvel villain costume. Your kiddo will look just like Loki as they don the black and gold jumpsuit with attached boot tops, green cape, and standout headpiece. Easy to put on and take off, the polyester suit has Velcro fasteners so it’ll be possible for kids to outfit themselves at school parties.

Sizing runs from small to extra-large; use the size guide to pick the right size for your soon-to-be superhero.

Disguise Store Kids Harry Potter Costume

Disguise Store Harry Potter Costume

Amazon

Head right to Hogwarts with this magical costume that’s perfect for any wizard in training. Take the look to the next level with a polyester Gryffindor robe, complete with a shiny satin hood lining and a felt Gryffindor patch.

The magic wand and Harry Potter glasses totally complete the look. Add on your own lightning bolt scar, and Harry is ready for some magical Halloween festivities.

Melissa & Doug Astronaut Role Play Set

Melissa & Doug Astronaut Costume

Amazon

Made of high-quality materials, your little one will be ready to blast off into space with this classic costume that’s just as cute on Halloween as it is in the dress-up closet. Included in the affordable set are a Velcro-closure astronaut jumpsuit, gloves, shiny helmet, and a reusable name tag.

Parents love that the whole costume is machine-washable, easy to wear, and will fit kids from around age 3 to 6 years old.

Unbranded Raya and the Last Dragon Costume

Unbranded Raya and the Last Dragon Costume

Courtesy of Unbranded

Dress up like the heroine Raya from Disney’s latest movie and prepare for the Halloween journey ahead! The costume comes with Raya’s standout yellow and green jumpsuit that features the unique details along the waist and pants.

Her iconic red cape completes the look. The one-sized outfit fits most kids ages 4 to 6 years old.

Disguise Store Minecraft Steve Costume

Disguise Store Minecraft Steve Costume

Courtesy of Amazon

Even if parents have no clue who this is, Minecraft fans will love dressing up as Minecraft Steve. Easy to wear, the costume includes a large dimensional pixel tunic and mask. Kids will be warm and comfortable wearing their own pants, shoes, and any other clothing underneath the tunic.

For an added accessory, the costume set comes with or without a Minecraft pickaxe.

Chasing Fireflies Roller Coaster Costume for Kids

Chasing Fireflies Roller Coaster Costume for Kids

Courtesy of Chasing Fireflies

Chasing Fireflies is known for some over-the-top costumes and this roller coaster ride is no exception. Kids will love wearing this optical illusion costume that’s funny and unique. Easy to assemble, the red seat part fits over your shoulders while the fake legs fasten onto the seat and hang down in front, completing the illusion.

This costume is sure to stand out in a crowd.

Final Verdict

It’s so hard to choose Halloween costumes since kids may change their opinions and switch from classic costumes to trendy ones each season. For a group costume, the Among Us jumpsuits (view at Amazon) are easy and fun. Nothing would be cuter than a true Baby Yoda (view at Amazon) and the classic Harry Potter (view at Amazon) never goes out of style.

What to Look for in Halloween Costumes for Kids 

Trendiness

Some kids love having the latest trendy costume each year. Check out popular movies, TV shows, video games, and books to stay ahead of the trend curve. While some trends are staples when it comes to picking out costumes, others may be popular this year and a thing of the past next year. Halloween costumes are always a fun addition to the dress-up bin! 

Comfort

No matter how much your child likes the idea of a certain costume, if it’s not comfortable, it’ll be hard to wear. For school-aged kids, not only should the costume be comfy, but something that they can put on themselves or with minimal help. Some schools don't allow masks, weapons, or other extra accessories, so check the rules prior to in-school events. 

Sizing

Use the size chart on a costume site prior to buying. Weight and height measurements are much more accurate than age-based measurements. If you live in a cold climate, sizing up is always a good idea so if Halloween night is freezing, a few layers can fit under a costume. 

Frequently Asked Questions

  • How do you make sure a Halloween costume is safe?

    Halloween costumes should be easy for your child to move around in. Loose cloaks or baggy, ill-fitting costumes can be a fall risk. Any part of the costume close to the face, such as a hat, should not interfere with vision. Consider that your child may be outdoors in the evening hours and go for bright or reflective colors. Check the label to make sure your child's Halloween costume is flame-resistant.

  • What are some Halloween safety tips?

    To keep your kids safe, always accompany them when trick or treating. Only knock on doors of homes where the porch light is on. Make sure your children do not enter anyone's home to receive their treats, but take them from outside the doorway. Only let them eat packaged candies, and throw out anything that is homemade.

    Follow pedestrian safety rules, crossings streets in groups and always at the corner or crosswalk. Use reflective gear or bright costumes so that drivers can clearly see your group.

  • How old should kids be before they go trick or treating?

    Kids should be about 12 or 13 before they are allowed to trick or treat alone, depending on how responsible they are and how safe the neighborhood is. If kids do trick or treat without an adult present, there should be an agreed-upon plan of where they can go and how late they can stay out. They should also be reachable via phone and they should stick together in a group.

  • Should a Halloween costume be flame resistant?

    Yes, Halloween costumes should be flame-resistant. All parts of the costume, such as wigs, capes, and other accessories, should be flame-resistant if possible. Regardless, it is best to avoid flowing or billowing costume accessories, since these could cause your child to trip, or they could inadvertently come into contact with a burning candle or fire.

Why Trust Verywell Family

Maya Polton is a former marketing manager and current freelance writer who covers food, home, and parenting. She’s also the mom of an 11-year-old son, 8-year-old son, and 4-year old daughter. Halloween is a big deal in Maya’s household. She enjoys dressing up just as much as her kids. When her kids were younger, full family costumes were easy. Now her opinionated kids are on their own so she’s back to couple costumes with her husband. Anyone have any new ideas?

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