Halloween is such an exciting time for your kids, but as a busy parent, finding the right costume for them can seem daunting. It’s not that kids don’t know what they want to be – their imaginations are on overdrive as they fantasize about all the possibilities – their favorite cartoon or movie character, an action figure, a princess or a monster. The list can be pretty endless.

So, what’s a parent to do? The first thing is to decide if you’re looking for a family-themed costume that every member of the family will wear (think the different members of the Addams family, a family of witches and wizards or various Justice League superheroes) or if the costume will only be for your child.

To help you whittle down the prospects, we feature 10 awesome kids’ costumes you can buy online that we know they’ll love to wear, and that won’t burn a hole in your wallet.

Astronaut NASA Pilot Costume
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This cool costume is perfect for aspiring astronauts who dream of becoming a real-life hero and blasting into space to explore and discover unknown planets and societies.

Suitable for boys and girls, this authentic-looking deluxe astronaut NASA pilot orange costume has realistic details and includes a white full-length body jumpsuit with an embroidered NASA logo and USA flag patches and a tinted movable visor helmet.

Child-safe and non-toxic, it comes in small (5-7 years), medium (8-10 years) and large (10-12 years).

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Princess Costume
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For the little girl who is a princess at heart, this adorable costume made of satin, tulle, organza and polyester will make her dreams of palace life come true – at least for the night. And while she may not live in a castle, she will certainly feel like royalty dressed in this lovely turtleneck, long-sleeved dress with a gold embroidered neckline and waistband.

The set comes with all the accessories befitting the grandest of princesses – a flowing cape, gloves, a crown, a wand and a wig – so there is simply nothing else to add. Except a smile.

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Rubie's Paw Patrol Child Costume
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"Whenever you're in trouble, just yelp for help!"

Your child will love taking charge as a member of the Paw Patrol in this adorable officially licensed Paw Patrol Chase costume.

Complete with a brown long-sleeved jumpsuit with an attached blue police uniform printed top, a blue police-style hat with attached doggy ears and matching blue pup pack with shoulder straps (perfect for holding Halloween candy), soon your little Chase will be on the case!

Perfect for boys or girls, it’s best to check the size chart to get the right one to fit your child.

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Royal Vampire Costume
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Your tween is going to love roaming the streets on Halloween wearing this awesome medieval-inspired vampire queen costume. And if you decide to dress up as a family of vampires (a riff on the Addams family, perhaps?), then even your toddler can be included in the dress-up fun

Realistic looking and durable, the costume includes a vintage blood red vampiress dress with a high maroon collar, oversized bell sleeves and an elegant choker with an attached cameo.

Child safe and non-toxic, sizes range from toddler (3-4 years) to extra large (12 to 14 years.) Add a drop or two of fake blood dripping from the side of their mouth and the look is complete.

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Rubie's Eensy Weensy Spider Costume
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Creepy crawly things often get a bad rap, but not the Eensy Weensy spider of nursery rhyme fame. If you have a child who is afraid of spiders, wearing this cute costume can turn them into one who respects and understands the importance of arachnids to the environment. And for the budding young scientist, becoming a spider for the night is just good fun. Plus, who doesn’t love singing the song, right?

This adorable costume features a comfy plush polyester jumpsuit with attached furry legs, leggings, a cape with a spider web pattern and a matching headpiece. Sizes run from toddler/extra small to extra large.

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ugoccam Super Mario Brothers Costume
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Who doesn’t love Super Mario Brothers? This Mario costume hits all the high notes with its realistic-looking one-piece jumpsuit that zips up in the back with its iconic bright red long-sleeved shirt and blue overalls with big yellow buttons. Top it off with the oversized red hat with the letter M, and a bushy black mustache, and your mini-Mario will bring smiles to everyone they meet.

Available in kids small to kids extra large, it’s a great costume to pair with an adult Mario or Luigi and perhaps Princess Peach?

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Despicable Me Minion Stuart Costume
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There’s nothing cuter than a minion, right? These adorable characters from the Despicable Me movie franchise are just a delight, bringing smiles and chuckles wherever they go.

Your child is going to love becoming the playful, friendly, intelligent and funny one-eyed minion, Stuart, when he or she slips on this realistic, officially licensed inflatable Minion Stuart costume. Made from 100 percent nylon, the costume comes with a battery-operated fan, the jumpsuit and gloves.

The standard size fits children up to 54 inches tall with a 27 to 30-inch waist. Four AA batteries are required, and are not included.

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Costumes USA DC Comics: The Flash Costume
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Fans of DC Comics and the Justice League have a soft spot for the Flash, and admire his ability to move, think, and react at light speeds. Your little speedster will feel great roaming the neighborhood wearing this realistic Flash muscle costume.

The detailed red padded jumpsuit will give your kiddo an instant, muscular look and features a vinyl logo of the Flash in the middle of the chest. Bright red with yellow details, the costume also comes with yellow boot covers, matching red gloves and a full Flash headpiece.

This action hero costume is perfect for little kiddos in size small (4-6).

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Costumes USA Wonder Woman Costume
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Turn your wonder girl into a Wonder Woman, at least for a night, in this Justice League superhero costume.

She will totally look the part in this awesome costume featuring the Wonder Woman logo on the chest. The superhero dress easily secures with a hook-and-loop closure in the back and the attached blue skirt is covered in white stars. Secure it all with the attached metallic gold belt, add the red Wonder Woman cape, gold tiara headband with red star, the silver gauntlets and the red and white leg warmers, and your super Halloweener’s costume is complete.

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Disney Minnie Mouse Glow in the Dark Costume
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Disney dreams do come true, especially on Halloween. For every little girl who wants to be the sweet counterpart to Mickey Mouse, this Minnie Mouse glow-in-the-dark costume will literally have her stand out in the night.

The skirt of this official Disney licensed costume and the Minnie Mouse ears and bow headpiece really glow in the dark, making this a truly fun and special costume. Comes in child sizes 3T-8.

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Things to look out for:


Consider these things when looking for a Halloween costume for your kids:

Comfort: Nothing is worse than an unhappy child wearing an uncomfortable costume. So while it may look cute to you, once on your child, it may be too tight, too large or itchy. Look for soft fabrics and a well-fitting costume. It should also be easy to put on and take off (we’re thinking frequent trips to the bathroom), with a mask that is easy to see out of and breath in.

Safety: Look for costumes made from child-safe, non-toxic materials with no small parts that could be a choking hazard.

Size: Many costumes found online come with size charts, with sizes that don’t conform to the ones used for regular clothing. It’s best to consult with a size chart to make sure you purchase the right size. A costume that drags on the ground could be a tripping hazard for young children.

We think our list of kids’ costumes is pretty awe-inspiring. What are your favorite costumes for your kiddos?