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Unicorn costumes, photo courtesy of The Tot

Halloween Costume Ideas for Kids

unicorns, mermaids and dinos from our favorite kids' shops

The biggest dress-up play day of the year inches closer and those costumes won’t mail (or sew!) themselves. In case your child hasn’t already set their heart on one particular Halloween costume or character, we’re sharing a handful of our favorite ideas for fun (and adorable) kids’ costumes we found from some of our favorite shops, including Maisonette and The Tot’s costume shop (read our interview with The Tot co-founder Nasiba Adilova here).

Unicorn
Available in hot pink and in white, let your little indulge her unicorn obsession in this cozy two-piece pajama set with a detachable hood and tail. Sizing available for 2 through 9. $100, with The Tot’s guarantee that the costumes are free of harmful chemicals like lead, BPA, BPS, PVC, formaldehyde and phtalates.

Mermaid
The Tot’s brightly colored green, blue, and turquoise costume handcrafted from “playsilks” by Sarah’s Silks, with a full-length tail, silk scarf to use as a turban or top, a Garland decorated with faux seaweed and ribbons, and an elastic waistband. $69.95, recommended for kids ages 3–6 years.

Triceratops
With all the dinosaur-related exhibits on view this year, (like Jurassic World, on view through Jan. 2), there’s no blaming your kid for wanting this hooded triceratops cape from Maisonette’s Halloween shop, or the T. rex … or the Dilophosaurus. From $35.

Space Jam Tune Squad
For mega fans of this year’s Space Jam: A New Legacy starring LeBron James and the Looney Tunes crew, you’ll jump at the change to wear Party City’s family or group costumes with options for Marvin the Martin and Bugs Bunny masks and even a costume for your family dog. Costumes from $19.99.

Butterfly
Make any outfit a costume by throwing on a pair of butterfly wings, like these from this Amazon shop. Available in five colors, for kids as young as 3 and as old as 15. $16.89.

IMAGE: Jody Ross of MadhatterKnitsCo

Baby Yoda
You know this will get all the attention. Etsy shop  offers the knit Yoda hat and lightsaber sized for newborns, 1-month-olds and 3-month-olds, from $38–$40.

Troll Doll
Channel your inner pop troll, country troll, hip hop troll in this tutu dress with matching headband, available in two colors for 2 to 7-year-olds, or many more princess costumes from the Amazon shop TYHTYM Store. $23.99.

Nurse or Doctor
Pay homage to these everyday heroes with this kid-size (4–6 small) lab coat, two pockets for prescription pads and golf club membership cards. Stethoscope sold separately. $4.99.

UPS Driver
Give a nod to the delivery drivers who’ve kept us afloat with this Party City-exclusive UPS driver costume, with 3-4T and 5-6T sizing for toddlers. $24.99.

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We’d love to see what your kiddos dress up as this year too, so tag us on Instagram @dfwchildmag and DFWChild on Facebook. Happy Halloween!


Photo courtesy of The Tot