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These are the Most Popular Halloween Costumes for Kids This Year

These are the Most Popular Halloween Costumes for Kids This Year

The most popular halloween costumes for kids change each year. Find out which ones are trendy for 2020 and get a jump start on shopping.

Updated October 2020: Whether you’re trick-or-treating, attending a socially distanced costume party, or carving pumpkins in the backyard, dressing up for Halloween is a seasonal favorite that no family (not even the dog!) wants to miss out on. It gives your child the opportunity to really unleash their creativity. Plus, if people aren’t seeing you in person, you can still show off that Halloween costume on Instagram! Here are the 2020’s most popular Halloween costumes for kids, according to Rubie’s Costume Company.

Halloween Costumes for Kids from Movies/ TV
Marvel Halloween Costumes for Kids
DC Universe Halloween Costumes for Kids
Halloween Costumes for Kids from Video Games
Classic Halloween Costumes for Kids

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Halloween Costumes for Kids from Movies/ TV


This three-piece outfit inspired by Disney’s Star Wars: The Mandalorian includes a bodysuit with an ammunition belt, metallic armor guards, a cape, and a helmet mask (which does not replace a CDC-recommended face covering).

You can buy it on for $49.99.


Hocus Pocus

Are you Winifred, Mary, or Sarah Sanderson? Luckily, Spirit Halloween has all three choices for tweens! You can even buy a funky red Winifred wig or a purple streaked Mary wig to go with your dress and to really bring the costume together. If you’re looking for a witchy mask to go with it, consider one of these.

Mary Sanderson Tween Dress,, $34.99
Sarah Sanderson Tween Dress,, $44.99
Winifred Sanderson Tween Dress,, $44.99

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Nightmare Before Christmas

If you want to be Sally this Halloween, Party City has everything you need. The patchwork dress, yarn wig, arm warmers, and matching tights will make for the cutest doll this Halloween. If Jack Skellington is more your style, check out this pinstripe jumpsuit with long tailcoat and detachable bat bowtie. The costume comes with a plastic Jack Skellington mask, but we recommend using this Jack Skellington cloth face mask covering from Etsy instead. Pair the two together for the cutest (and spookiest) brother and sister costume ever!

Girls Sally Costume - The Nightmare Before Christmas,, $39.99
Boys Jack Skellington Costume - The Nightmare Before Christmas,, $29.99


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Transform your little one into the mischief-making character from the movie with this Kid's Beetlejuice Costume. It's officially licensed from the film and comes with a jacket, shirt front with an attached collar and tie, and pants. You can purchase the Beetlejuice wig with all of the makeup you’ll need separately.

Kid’s Beetlejuice Costume,, $34.99-$39.99



Take advantage of this recently marked down, magical Maleficent costume from Sleeping Beauty that comes with violet velour robes and an iconic horned headdress. You can even buy a matching Maleficent face covering on Etsy.

Maleficent Costume for Kids - Sleeping Beauty,, $34.99



If your kid likes to dress up extra scary, this Chucky costume is for him. All you really need is a pair of overalls, a colorful striped shirt, and a red-haired wig. (Bonus points if you have real red hair). If you’re not feeling a DIY costume this year, check out Spirit Halloween’s.

Kids Chucky Costume,, $29.99


Marvel Halloween Costumes for Kids


It’s no surprise that End Game costumes are popular this Halloween. Walmart has a selection of Avengers options including a Thor costume for kids that’s only $18.78. Make sure to buy your hammer and wig separately!

Thor Child Set Small,, $18.78


Black Panther

Pay tribute to Chadwick Boseman with this awesome light up Black Panther costume that comes with a padded muscular costume, mask, and light-up features. Etsy has a variety of cool Black Panther face masks ranging from Wakanda Forever, Chadwick Boseman's face, and ones to blend in with the costume.

Black Panther Light-Up Costume for Kids,, $29.99



While it isn’t the official, licensed Deadpool costume, this spandex, head-to-toe jumpsuit has great reviews from those looking to be Deadpool for Halloween. Keep in mind, it doesn’t come with the belts or toy weapons, but it does come with a separate pullover mask that can be unzipped and pulled down for eating.

Kids Superhero Costume (Deadpool),, $37.99


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DC Universe Halloween Costumes for Kids



Can’t go wrong with this muscled jumpsuit, boot covers, mask, cape, and belt from Party City. Pair it with a black or yellow face mask like a real superhero would!

Batman Muscle Costume,, $29.99

Poison Ivy

This adorable green dress comes with an attached belt and leggings, and you can purchase sunglasses and a wig separately. This super cool Poison Ivy face covering or ivy pattern mask will go perfectly with the costume.

Poison Ivy Costume - DC Super Hero,, $29.99




If you were reluctant to dress as the Joker in the past because of the abundance of face makeup, now’s the time. Use a Joker face covering instead of a ton of red and white makeup and pair it with a super cool Kid’s Joker Party Suit to be the creepiest clown at the socially distanced party.

Boy’s Deluxe Batman Joker Costume,, $29.18


Halloween Costumes for Kids from Video Games


Sonic the Hedgehog

Your kid will definitely collect candy the fastest in this costume. If you want to go all out, you can purchase a Sonic suit from Party City, Spirit Halloween, or your local costume shop. For an easier version, consider an all blue outfit with some blue hair spray and gel!

Sonic the Hedgehog Costume,, $34.99



What’s Halloween without Minecraft costumes? Party City has a Steve Costume, complete with a block-shaped light blue tunic and mask that looks just like the one Steve wears in the video game. If you’re looking to be a Minecraft Creeper, Spirit Halloween has you covered with a 3D-Constructed top, pants, and a mask. Remember: Halloween masks with holes for breathing do not count as face-coverings, so here are some cool Kids Minecraft cloth face masks from Gap to wear while with other families.

Kids Creeper Costume- Minecraft,, $39.99
Boys Steve Costume - Minecraft,, $29.99



The choices for Halloween costumes for a Fortnite lover are seemingly endless. Spirit Halloween carries Omega, Drift Twofer, Fishstick (Pirate), Merry Marauder, Skull Trooper, Black Knight, and more. Many of these costumes come with masks which, as we know, do not help prevent the spread of coronavirus. Consider these Fortnite face masks to use while with other kiddos.

Boys Fishstick (Pirate) Costume - Fortnite,, $59.99
Boys Drift Twofer Costume - Fortnite,, $59.99
Light Up Boys Omega Costume - Fortnite,, $49.99


Classic Halloween Costumes for Kids


You can’t go wrong with this costume, and this year your mask will blend in with the costume perfectly! You can choose to purchase a costume, or dress in all black, wrap yourself with some red ribbons, and use a black scarf around your head and mouth. Both options are super cool!

Shadow Ninja Costume,, $19.99

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An angel is another Halloween costume that lends itself to an easy DIY project. Once you buy wings, you can easily make a halo out of a headband and pipe cleaner. Dress in all white and you’re ready for the Good Place! If that’s not for you, consider purchasing it all together:

Guardian Angel Costume,, $29.99


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A dinosaur costume is a classic that never gets old for little ones! This adorable hooded jumpsuit will not only wow all dinosaur lovers, but it will keep them warm too. There are lots of dinosaur costumes to choose from, so do some digging to find the one your kid loves the best.

Boys T-Rex Costume,, $34.99


This costume also gives you the opportunity to make your own unique animal costume. Are you looking for cute and cuddly or howling at the moon spooky? Do you want the full getup or just some accessories to wear with a grey shirt and pants?

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