If you’ve dressed your child in a white sheet with poke out eye holes and told everyone they were a ‘ghost’ for Halloween for the past three years in a row, it might be time to think about a new, more exciting costume.
There are loads of options to choose from, ranging from affordable options from supermarket chain’s like Asda, Sainsbury’s and Wilko, to limitless online options from Amazon and eBay which are bursting with Halloween inspiration.
It’s probably best not to dress your child as a public figure or celebrity, mainly to avoid controversy at the school disco.
If you need fancy dress looks for the whole family we’ve also rounded up the best Halloween costumes for men, as well as adorable options for the youngest members of the family too.
We’ve rounded up some of the best Halloween costume ideas below.
Best Halloween costumes for kids
1. Billy Puppet
If you’ve seen the Saw movies, this outfit will be even more terrifying to you.
The all black outfit comes complete with a red bow tie, white gloves, and mask, to transform your little darling into a little terror.
This outfit is suitable for ages 4 – 12 years old.
Price: £14.99, eBay – buy here now
2. Child’s Play Costume
Have your very own Chucky doll with this costume inspired by the popular 80’s horror classic.
This costume comes complete with the multi coloured shirt and the dungarees, the shoes aren’t sold with the costume but any red will do – they’re sure to be recognised with or without!
Suitable for toddlers ages 1 to 2 years old.
Price: £12.49, Escapade – buy here now
3. Little Bat Costume
Is there anything cuter than small babies? Small babies dressed as bats, of course.
This adorable little costume will make your baby the sweetest bat in town. The outfit comes with a patterned romper and an adorable little hat with ears to match.
Suitable for babies and toddlers up to 2 years of age.
Price: £7.99, Amazon – buy here now
4. Jack Skellington
Inspired by the famous character from Tim Burton’s Disney movie, The Nightmare Before Christmas, this costume will allow your child to walk in Jack Skellington’s shoes this Halloween.
The pinstripe top and bottoms come included in the pack, as well as the signature mask.
This outfit is suitable for ages 3 – 12 years old.
Price: £15, Tu Sainsburys – buy here now
5. Willy Wonka Violet Beauregarde Kids Costume
We all remember what happened to Violet on her trip to the chocolate factory, after she ate the bubble gum she was advised not to!
Life hack: if your children won’t stop listen and keep sneaking their Halloween treats you can tell them the same story, thank us later.
Have your very own Violet, with this bright purple ball suit; it comes with the shirt, tights, golden ticket and the fateful bubble gum.
Price: £35.99, Halloween costumes – buy here now
6. Big Bad Wolf Costume
Your child might huff and puff, but the chances are – they won’t blow the house down.
This affordable costumes complete with jumpsuit, hood and furry little booties to complete the look!
Suitable for little ones from 0 – 2 years.
Price: £15.89, Amazon – buy here now
7. Creepy Clown
If you didn’t like clowns before, you certainly won’t now.
The all in one outfit has holographic panels with clown details, as well as a distressed finish and terrifying mask.
A loop and hook fastening makes this ensemble easy to slip on and just as easy to get out of when they’re ready.
This outfit is suitable for ages 5 – 12 years old.
Price: £12, Asda – buy here now
8. Goosebumps Slappy the Dummy Costume
Ah, 90’s nostalgia.
One of the more creepy costumes, this costume is deal for older children who are tired as wearing sheets, we mean dressing as ghosts.
Get the mask, tux, bow tie and trousers all for under £30 which is a real bargain and one they can certainly wear to more than one party – just add shoes.
Price: £22.99, Smiffys – buy here now
9. Pumpkin Costume
We take it back, there is something cuter than a baby in a bat costume, it’s a baby dressed as a pumpkin.
Get your little pumpkin all ready for the holiday season with this adorable outfit from Amazon.
The outfit comes in two sizes – one is suited for 1 – 2 year olds and the next size up is 2 – 3 years.
Price: £12.76, Amazon – buy here now
10. Zombie Cheerleader Costume
This zombie cheerleader outfit is perfect for little girls who are a little bit older and want to go scary this Halloween.
The costume includes a blood stained cheerleaders outfit and some distressed pom-poms to authenticate the look.
The sizes are available in medium (just older than toddler), large (for pre-teens) and teen.
Price: £8.99, Escapade – buy here now
11. Poop Emoji Costume
We’re not sure what it is, but children are obsessed with poop.
Halloween is no exception, give the kids what they want and dress them as the poop emoji.
The light-hearted and fun costume will be the talk of all the Halloween parties and we’re sure will give the kids something to talk about, for a long time.
Suitable for ages 6 – 8 years old.
Price: £10.98, Amazon – buy here now
12. Alien Abduction Costume
This costume creates the illusion of an alien abduction and will certainly confuse the children for a little while, at least until they figure out how the suit works.
The suit comes complete with it’s very own alien, we’re sure could potentially be a spooky companion on days other than the scary season. Remember an alien isn’t just for Halloween – it’s for life.
Price: £27.99, Smiffys – buy here now
13. Yoda Costume
We can hear the ‘awws’ from here.
This adorable Yoda costume is suitable for babies and is also available in toddler size – giving you your own little Jedi Master!
In the pack you’ll get the hooded robe and the unusual header gear, you can also complete the look with extras like the cane and hand mitts if you’d like to.
Price: £20.99, Halloween costumes – buy here now