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. 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 torch-less Statue of Liberty and a wand-less Hermione might not fly.
Toy Story 4 Forky Costume – Check It Out Here
The unsung hero of Toy Story 4, Forky! The mask is also giving us old school, good-luck-with-that vibes.
Car Hop – Check It Out Here
Dress, apron and cap included. And you might be able to get them to serve you beverages all night. Win-win.
Hot Dog – Check It Out Here
Why are hot dogs always funny?
Kids Grandma Costume – Check It Out 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 – Check It Out 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….
Hermione Granger Costume – Check It Out Here
Includes the hooded robe and clasp. Tie and wand not included. Wingardium Leviosa. Or just purchase separately.
Kids Dark Voyager Costume – Fortnite – Check It Out Here
Includes the jumpsuit, attached harness, gloves, knee pads, boot covers, and helmet. You know, just in case Fortnite catches on.
Kids Unicorn Costume – Checkjennifer It Out Here
Rainbow and unicorns? Sold. Includes the dress, headband, wings, leg warmers and jewelry. Actual rainbow not included. But you’re crafty.
Mummy Costume – Check It Out Here
Wrap it up, Halloween. No seriously, wrap it up. Includes the bodysuit with attached head wrap and bandage strip.
Statue Of Liberty Costume – Check It Out 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 – Check It Out Here
Available in toddler and kid sizes, they’ll be dinomite!
Inflatable Jet Pack Costume – Check It Out Here
There’s always one kid that loves an inflatable costume. To the moon!
Toddler Robot Costume – Check It Out 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 – Check It Out Here
King of Wakanda aspirations are real! Includes jumpsuit with attached boot tops, and mask.
In today’s edition of Ain’t Nobody Got Time For That, you can snag some Amazon items and throw together a last minute costume.
Cowboy or Cowgirl Flannel – Check It Out Here
Thing 1, Thing 2 – Check It Out Here
Available in women’s and men’s sizes, these comfy hoodies are cool for ‘tweens and teens. Add some jeans, or leggings and a blue tutu, and they’re off.
Cat Kit – Check It Out Here
Grab their black shirt and pants and they’re a cat. Elephant, dalmatian, mouse, beer and deer kits also available.
Butterfly – Check It Out 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.
Old-Timey Robber – Check It Out Here
Add a black hat or mask, and a black and white striped shirt. Just stay away from any banks.