Halloween is coming, along with every parent’s favorite part of the holiday – costume selection. Dear God. Enter the fun of kids changing their minds 83,854,875 times before the shipping deadline hits. And while Halloween costumes aren’t made of the finest silks and linens, they do need to have a little staying power. Gone are the days of our immobile plastic costumes, with sharp-edged masks that don’t allow airflow. Back in the day, we wore them once on Halloween night, collected as much candy as would rot our teeth by week’s end, and game over. Today, Halloween seems to be a month long celebration. Costumes are worn for dance class, school craft day, parades, school dances, haunted hay rides, and October birthday parties – so Halloween night itself, is really the grand finale. By then costumes are torn, stained and have lollipops stuck to them. But hey, it’s dark out and if you’re lucky enough to live where it’s freezing by October 31st, they’ll be covered up in a winter coat anyway. In today’s edition of Ain’t Nobody Got Time For That, you can also snag some Amazon items and throw together a last minute costume. Whether they have their heart set on the latest craze (we’re looking at you, Fortnite), or want to be in a class by themselves, we’ve got some ideas below. Just be sure to double check what’s included, and what’s not – because a torchless Statue of Liberty and a wandless Hermione might not fly.
Kids Adaptive Mermaid Costume – Shop It Here
Mermaids love Halloween! Includes adaptive costume blanket, headband and shell accessory.
Kids Light Up Alien UFO Inflatable Costume – Shop It Here
Let’s face it, we’re all open to leaving earth for another planet right about now. Includes inflatable and gloves.
Kids Doctor Costume – Shop It Here
Let’s hear it for the heroes! Includes shirt, pants and lab coat.
Cowboy or Cowgirl Flannel – Shop It Here
Red Handkerchief – Buy It Here
Cowboy Hat – Buy It Here
Kids Robin Scoops Ahoy Costume – Stranger Things – Shop It Here
Serve it up! Includes 2 in 1 shirt and vest, shorts, hat, and name tag
Toy Story 4 Forky Costume – Shop It Here
The unsung hero of Toy Story 4, Forky! The mask is also giving us old school, good-luck-with-that vibes.
Cat Kit – Shop It Here
Grab their black shirt and pants and they’re a cat. Elephant, dalmatian, mouse, beer and deer kits also available.
Car Hop – Shop It Here
Dress, apron and cap included. And you might be able to get them to serve you beverages all night. Win-win.
Hot Dog – Shop It Here
Why are hot dogs always funny?
Kids Grandma Costume – Shop It Here
Includes the dress, wig, rollers, handkerchief, glasses, hip padding and socks. Senior citizen discount not included, but we say go for it. Now get off my lawn.
Santa Costume – Shop It Here
Why not glaze right over Halloween and jump right into Christmas? Jacket, pants, hat, beard, belt, and boot tops included. Reindeer not included, but if they have siblings….
Thing 1, Thing 2 etc… – Shop It Here
Available in women’s and men’s sizes, these are cool for ‘tweens and teens. Add some jeans, or leggings and a blue tutu, and they’re off.
Blue Tutu – Buy It Here
Hermione Granger Costume – Shop It Here
Includes the hooded robe and clasp. Tie and wand not included. Wingardium Leviosa. Or just purchase separately.
Boys Fishstick Costume – Fortnite- Shop It Here
Includes the jumpsuit with attached vest, belt, hat, and mask. You know, just in case Fortnite catches on.
Kids Unicorn Costume – Shop It Here
Rainbow and unicorns? Sold. Includes the dress, headband, wings, leg warmers and jewelry. Actual rainbow not included. But you’re crafty.
Old-Timey Robber – Shop It Here
Black Hat – Buy It Here
Black and White Striped Shirt – Buy It Here
Mummy Costume – Shop It Here
Wrap it up, Halloween. No seriously, wrap it up. Includes the bodysuit with attached head wrap and bandage strip.
Statue Of Liberty Costume – Shop It Here
Let freedom ring! Includes the robe and foam crown. Torch and book not included. But you’ve got books at home. And maybe you have a torch – no judgment.
T-Rex – Shop It Here
Available in toddler and kid sizes, they’ll be dino-mite!
Animal Pajamas – Shop It Here
Middle schoolers tend to travel in packs. Grab a group of friends, choose an animal, and go as the whole zoo. Fun fact – whoever chooses the kangaroo gets a little extra candy space with the built-in pouch.
Inflatable Jet Pack Costume – Shop It Here
There’s always one kid that loves an inflatable costume. To the moon!
Toddler Robot Costume – Shop It Here
Remember when robots were the future – and not something that could vacuum your rugs and recharge itself, all on its own? Includes robot bodysuit, leg warmers, arm warmers and hood.
Kids Black Panther Costume – Shop It Here
King of Wakanda aspirations are real! Includes jumpsuit with attached boot tops, and mask.
Butterfly – Shop It Here
If they’ve already got a leotard, these purple wings will finish it off. Add a purple flower crown if you’re feeling extra.
Flower Crown – Buy It Here
Alvin, Simon and Theodore – Shop It Here
Throw this together for a group of three with a red hoodie, a blue hoodie (and black rimmed glasses for Simon!) and a green hoodie. Add some chipmunk ears and a tail, and some cute matching tube socks.
Hoodies – Buy It Here
Black Rimmed Glasses – Buy It Here
Chipmunk Ears – Buy It Here
Tail – Buy It Here
Tube Socks – Buy It Here