11 Halloween Costume Ideas for Children in 2022

Halloween is almost around the corner and families that like to plan activities around the day are already thinking of their costumes.

While planning early is usually a benefit, finding out what or who to be on Halloween can be a struggle – especially for youngsters who aim to amaze their school buddies.

If costume ideas are needed, here are 11 Halloween costumes for kids that might make the decision easier for parents of infants, toddlers, young children and teens.

Buzz Lightyear outfits by Disguise, Inc.

Disguise, Inc., a San Diego-based Halloween costume manufacturer owned by U.S. toymaker, JAKKS Pacific, has a range of Buzz Lightyear costumes that are based on Disney-Pixar’s current “Lightyear” movie.

The company’s new selection includes Space Ranger costumes, Zurg costumes, an inflated child-sized jetpack, toddler-sized Sox (Buzz’s robotic cat friend) suit and an Alpha Laser Blade attachment.

Several Buzz Lightyear costumes are available from prior years, including the Buzz Tutu Deluxe and Buzz Lightyear Spaceship Adaptive Wheelchair Cover.

Parents may find Disguise’s Buzz Lightyear-themed costumes at licensed shops, including Halloween Adventure, Halloween Express and Hot Topic. Prices may vary.

Sonic the Hedgehog outfits from Disguise, Inc.

Little Sonic the Hedgehog enthusiasts now dress up as Sonic or Tails – the franchise’s major protagonists – courtesy to Disguise, Inc.

The Sonic costumes are available in toddler, child and adult sizes and they’re patterned after Paramount Pictures’ “Sonic the Hedgehog 2” movie. There’s also a Sonic-themed child accessories kit.

Meanwhile, Sonic’s buddy Tails gets a costume based after him in child sizes exclusively.

Posh Peanut costumes from HalloweenCostumes.com

According to their mission statement, HalloweenCostumes.com is “one of the leading online retailers for Halloween costumes in the globe,” and they have an inventory of more than 10,000 costumes, including their line, Posh Peanut Costumes, perfect for baby’s first Halloween.

Among Posh Peanut’s offerings for parents are four adorable animal-themed onesies: the Leliani Flamingo, the Ollie Elephant, the Mary Lamb and the Lana Leopard. You may find it for anywhere from $39.99 to $64.99.

Minecraft costumes on HalloweenCostumes.com

HalloweenCostumes.com has some Minecraft costumes that may be fun for young players. The online shop features over 30 alternatives for children based on the popular sandbox game, including the Minecraft Classic Ender Dragon Costume for $39.99.

The Minecraft Women’s Creeper Costume (for $49.99) and Minecraft Adult Creeper Prestige Costume (for $99.99) allow parents to dress in theme with their children.

Glowing Skeleton Costume at Party City

Party City sells a child-sized Glow-in-the-Dark Skeleton Costume that is sure to frighten any onlooker. The costume costs $40 and has a jumpsuit with a glow-in-the-dark hood, gloves and a mask.

Mandalorian outfits at shopDisney

Fans of “The Mandalorian,” a series on Disney+, may dress up as their favorite characters from the show.

For $49.99 to $79.99, shopDisney, the media company’s official online specialty store, offers costumes based on the show’s protagonists, The Mandalorian (AKA Mando) and Ahsoka Tano.

Baby, toddler and pet versions of the Grogu (or “Baby Yoda”) costume can currently be purchased for between $34.99 and $44.99.

Costumes for the DC Super Pets League by Rubies II

Rubies II a global leader in the Halloween costume industry, has released a series of DC League of Super-Pets costumes.

The firm made costumes for toddlers based on the DC Comics characters featured in the computer-animated film by Warner Bros. Pictures. These include Superman and his dog Krypto, Green Lantern and his squirrel-like pet Chip, Batman and his dog Ace, The Flash and his turtle Merton and Aquaman.

Costumes.com, Amazon and Oriental Trading are just some of the licensed retailers where parents may buy these superhero outfits for their kids. As with any market, price differences are possible.

Top Gun: Maverick costumes from Rubies II

Fans of “Top Gun: Maverick” can take a cue from the film and dress like Tom Cruise’s character, Capt. Pete Mitchell of the United States Navy is in his flight suit or bomber jacket.

All of the family may dress up in costumes from Rubies II inspired by “Top Gun: Maverick” for Halloween.

It’s Monster High time at Spirit Halloween

The current selection of costumes for the Monster High doll franchise allows for teenagers to dress up as their favorite characters.

Frankie Stein, Clawdeen Wolf and Draculaura costumes for adults are available at Spirit Halloween, one of the major Halloween shops in North America, for $59.99. Pricing for the children’s sizes starts at $49.99.

PJ Masks outfits at Spirit Halloween

Young viewers of the Disney Junior show PJ Masks can play dress up as their favorite super heroes. Blue Catboy, red Owlette and green Gekko costumes are on sale for $34.99.

Parker J. Cloud mask from ‘Middlemost Post’

Don’t feel like going out and buying a pricey costume for Halloween? DIY masks inspired on Nickelodeon’s animated series “Middlemost Post” are a clever idea that could gain traction.

DIY Halloween costumes may construct a Parker J. Cloud mask with just two sheets of felt paper, a glue stick, a marker, some elastic and some scissors.

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