For many of us, fall means cooler temps, yellowing leaves, and fall family activities—including Halloween! But Halloween can be confusing for young kids; they’re not totally sure why they’re dressing up or why everyone’s handing out candy. Once they catch on to the magic and marvel of Halloween, there is no denying their excitement.
But, just like most other holidays and events that involve children, the cost of Halloween can add up. Buying candy, decor, tickets to festivals and fairs—in addition to their actual Halloween costume—can sometimes be the scariest part!
To help you out, we’ve rounded up the cutest Halloween costumes for babies, toddlers, and kids all under $75 (with many of them being under $40). And, if your child is a little skittish, all of these kids’ costumes are free of spooks and ghouls—just good, ol’ Halloween fun for the whole family.
Pro-tip: pick one that aligns with your child’s interests and get double-duty out of it as a pretend play dress-up outfit for the playroom post-Halloween! Check out the list below.
Costumes For Babies
For baby’s first Halloween, it’s all about the memories for the parents—and the pictures. These costumes for babies check the cute, comfy, and photo-worthy boxes.
There's a good chance you have a photo of yourself dressed in a pumpkin costume for your first Halloween, so why not recreate it with your little one this year!
We love this clucking adorable chicken costume for babies. Make it a family costume by dressing up as farmers—or other farm animals.
This baby dragon costume comes with wings that wrap up in a swaddle—too cute!
And "Mother of Dragons" still has a nice ring to it.
The baby beard on this costume is just too much!
And mom can be Snow White for a picture-perfect moment.
This three-piece costume comes with a cozy lion suit, cute headpiece, and a pair of booties.
sizes 6 months - 4 years
This dinosaur sweatsuit is so sweet, you'll surely use it beyond Halloween.
comes in 7 colors
sizes 0 - 18 months
Straight out of Bedrock! This Pebbles costume is outfitted with a playful tutu and pretty bow, too.
Make it a siblings costume by adding Bam Bam.
comes in 3 colors
Q: What's more perfect than an avocado? A: Your little one dressed up as one!
A rosy red ladybug costume to bundle up your little one as this charming little creature!
The fluffy detail on this flamingo costume from Pottery Barn is almost too much cuteness!
Pair this cute spotted pup with a firefighter or Cruella de Vil for a creative family costume.
A precious little animal-friendly costume that carries plenty of under-the-sea magic with it.
When your little one can't get enough Disney, you can't go wrong with turning her into Minnie. Plus, the frilly red, black, and white dress is a keeper!
Maybe your little one loves reading Not Quite Narwhal at bedtime or you just can't handle the cuteness of this baby narwhal costume—either way, this is a memorable pick for baby's first Halloween.
Bees are a cute and classic costume that can also easily transform into a group costume with butterflies, garden gnomes, or flowers, rounding out the whole family.
sizes 6 mon - 2T
We'll take one to-go, please!
This cute coffee onesie costume can be customized with a hat (with green straw), cup sleeve, and optional pants.
When it comes to toddler Halloween costumes, comfort is paramount because little ones are going to be on the move. At this age, many toddlers are also open to your costume suggestions so your dream family or sibling costume is still within reach. If they have their own opinion, though, we have plenty of toddler favorites like unicorns, construction workers, and Bluey costumes covered too!
Celebrate The King this Halloween with an adorable tribute costume—especially timely given the 2023 Oscar nominations of the Elvis film this year.
If your child's favorite animal is a penguin, you're in luck! This new costume from Target is so adorable.
Make it a family costume as part of Mary Poppins ensemble.
Whether your toddler loves firefighters or is just a puppy fan, this dalmatian costume is perfect.
Make it a family costume by dressing siblings or parents as a firefighter or Cruella de Vil.
For the little one who loves all-things magical, this unicorn costume comes with both a horn headband and shimmery wings attached.
With the tons of mermaid costumes out there, this will surely be ones that shines thanks to its tiara of jewels and shimmery ruffle skirt/'tail'.
This astronaut costume is out of this world (sorry, we had to do it).
Your little explorer will love the authentic helmet, with movable visor. Plus, this outfit doubles up for plenty of pretend play.
sizes toddler - big kid
Turn your kiddo into a little Mr. or Ms. Fix-It with this accessory-laden costume! Besides the vest, it includes a hard hat, multiple tools, safety goggles, and tons of fun.
Everyone needs a firefighter in their Halloween crew, and this one is sure to get plenty of use for role play beyond the holiday.
One of the iconic character costumes of Halloween, The Wizard of Oz has so many characters to consider for a costume, but only Dorothy can stand alone. She even comes with the ruby slippers to make this costume complete!
sizes 2T - 6T
This costume's plush jumpsuit and matching headpiece absolutely bring the playful and animated spirit of Bluey to life.
Nothing expresses girl power and leadership like Paw Patrol's Skye does!
Who wouldn't want this handsome little Paw Patrol protagonist in their candy-collecting crew?
A mighty Spidey costume is a favorite year after year, and this option comes in sizes 12 months - 14 years, perfect for any aspiring superhero.
A furry, bright blue outift to transform your little one into the beloved cookie eater of Sesame Street. Surely they won't complain if you pair their costume with their favorite box of cookies!
This costume will do the trick to turn your little one into a glamorous, sparkly ice princess–for Halloween, and whenever she wants!
Who said bats have to be scary? This costume is too cute.
A spunky little fox costume with the perfect poofy tail to give this forest creature an adorable look.
Add accessories to be the Fantastic Mr. Fox or Nick from Zootopia.
Ahoy matey! This pirate costume is sure to be a favorite for imaginative play well beyond Halloween.
We can't help but want this in our own size! Inspired by the 1989 movie Troop Beverly Hills, this costume includes a sweatshirt, beret, and more. Plus the sweatshirt can be worn all fall/winter long.
Available in adult sizes, too!
Costumes For Kids
Now we get to the real magic age for Halloween—when kids can fully experience the joy of dressing up for school, trick-or-treating through the neighborhood, and letting their self-expression shine through their Halloween costume.
As if we wouldn't include this adorable costume from 1995's iconic movie Clueless!
sizes 6 mon - 8 year
For the aspiring chef, this costume is perfect for Halloween and pretend play. Or make it themed with a Ratatouille toy.
Is your kid a Gryffindor or Ravenclaw? Either way, this Harry Potter-inspired costume will bring out their inner wizard.
Classic and cozy, this black cat costume is perfect for layering on a cold Halloween night.
This Cruella cape is both classic and perfect for a family or siblings costume.
This high-quality Mirabel costume Disney's Encanto is great for Halloween and pretend play.
Another costume sure to be a favorite for dress-up, this Wonder Woman ensemble.
It's the ultimate Spider-Man, made daring and fearless by this superhero costume.
For the dinosaur fan, this bright costume will also make your kid easy-to-spot while Trick-or-Treating.
For kids who love the silliest of Halloween costumes, this friendly alien costume is sure to get some laughs in their class—and their neighborhood.
Kids and parents alike got to enjoy the Netflix series, with many little ones learning Jenna Ortega’s memorable dance number from the Nevermore Academy Rave'n.
Adaptive Halloween Costumes
In recent years, major retailers like Target, Disney, Pottery Barn, and more have developed more inclusive costumes for kiddos with specific needs like feeding tubes, sensory sensitivities, and wheelchair adaptability. Below are some of the best adaptive Halloween costumes we’ve seen out this year.
Rocket around like a real superhero in this sleek Incredimobile look-alike!
A most glamorous princess dress that is outfitted with easy-to-wear features like stretchy fabric, Velcro closures, and more.
Everyone deserves the enchantment of dressing up as their favorite mythical, fire-breathing character.
A little one ready to go "to infinity and beyond" will be comfy and courageous in this adaptive Buzz Lightyear costume.
Inspired by Marvel's Black Panther, this costume even has a chest pad that lights up!