Toddler Halloween costumes are so cute and versatile.
ArtMarie/E+/Getty Images
20 Toddler Halloween Costumes That Are Too Cute To Pass Up

Take advantage of the fact that you still have a say in their costume choice.

Originally Published: 
We may receive a portion of sales if you purchase a product through a link in this article.

Dressing a toddler up for Halloween is so much fun. They’re at an age where they’re really, really excited to wear a costume in this adorable, naive way that only small children can get away with. They also happen to look very cute in whatever you put them in, whether it’s a fuzzy animal costume, a Disney princess, or a spooky zombie. In fact, finding a great toddler Halloween costume isn’t what’s hard — it’s narrowing down your options to just one that’s tough.

If your toddler is old enough, they’ll definitely have a say in what they’re going to wear. Pro tip: If you’re leaving it up to them, don’t ask what they want to be too far in advance. They will more than likely change their mind several times and you might end up stuck with a costume they’re no longer interested in. If they’re too young to pick, choose a costume based on their interests, like a character from their favorite TV show or movie, the animal they love the most, or maybe even your childhood favorite. There are so many cute options out there that you really can’t go wrong. Here are some of the best toddler Halloween costumes you can buy this year.

We only include products that have been independently selected by Romper's editorial team. However, we may receive a portion of sales if you purchase a product through a link in this article.


A Firefighter

This unisex firefighter costume is perfect for the toddler who is ready to save some lives. It comes with the basics: a jacket, helmet, badge, fire extinguisher, working bullhorn, and reusable name tag. Realistic-looking and fun, this set is great for playing at home or wearing on Halloween, so it’s pretty versatile. You just need to add whatever shirt and pants you want, which makes it comfortable too. Have your toddler carry the accessories around on Halloween (which really means you’ll be carrying them around) or just have them wear the jacket, helmet, and badge. Either way, it works.


A Flintstones Character

Add some nostalgia to Halloween with a costume from The Flintstones — for a toddler, there’s no better character to dress as than Pebbles. This Pebbles costume comes with a tank and shorts, as well as the bone hair clip that totally makes the entire look. It’s cute, comfortable, and easy for your little one to wear. While some of the other kids might not know exactly who Pebbles is, all of the parents and grandparents will definitely appreciate the costume. Just keep in mind that this might not be the best choice if you live somewhere where the weather will be on the cooler side.


A UPS Driver

There’s something incredibly adorable about this costume meant to look like a UPS driver. Maybe it’s because it’s a costume based off something so normal and mundane, and a tiny human just makes it look adorable and fun. Or maybe it’s because it’s something you wouldn’t really expect them to wear. Either way, it’s such a great option, especially if one of their parents is a UPS driver. The costume comes with the shirt, pants, and cap, and you should definitely give them a small package to walk around with to complete the look.


A Witch

You can’t go wrong with a witch for a toddler Halloween costume. This Fairytale Witch Costume is a total classic and will always be something people love. This one features a tulle skirt that your little one will love and a high hat that really makes the entire costume. It doesn’t come with the shoes or the broomstick, but you can easily add those accessories on. A witch costume also makes it fun to play around with makeup, if you think your toddler will sit still long enough for you to apply it. This is the kind of costume you’ll keep forever for hand-me-downs.


A Magical Fairy

Is dressing as a fairy the most original costume in the world? No, but it doesn’t matter when the costume is this beautiful. This Great Pretenders fairy costume comes with a beautiful dress that your little one will never want to take off: a ruched satin top keeps it comfortable and stretchy, and the dreamy multilayered tulle skirt is every toddler’s dream. Glitter frosted flowers add some sparkle. Of course, you can’t be a fairy without the wings and the wand, and this costume comes with a set of matching wings, along with a matching headband to complete the look. You just need to add a wand and you’re ready for a magical holiday.


A Wild Thing

Any adult or child who is a fan of Where the Wild Things Are by Maurice Sendak (one of the best kid’s books ever written, honestly) will fall in love with this Max costume. Made of coral fleece, it’s super cozy and soft, and it’s ideal for those chilly fall days when your kids might otherwise need a coat over their costume (just don’t buy this if temperatures generally stay high in your area on Halloween). It comes with the bodysuit and the crown headpiece, and you really don’t need anything else. Velcro closures make it easy to put this on and take it off, even with a wiggling toddler, and they’ll definitely be comfortable enough.


A Glowing Skeleton

This Pottery Barn Light-Up Skeleton costume is a little extra special because it actually glows. There are lights in the tutu skirt that make this light up, making it the best costume for walking around at dusk or even in the daytime. It’s practical (people can see them better) and just really a really fun addition that your toddler will love. You really don’t need to add much to this bodysuit and skirt aside from maybe a pair of tights, depending on what the weather is like in your area. It’s pretty complete on its own, and it’s a comfortable option that will look great in photos.


A Sesame Street Favorite

If your toddler is obsessed with Sesame Street, then picking a costume based on one of the characters from the show is a great idea. There are so many to choose from, but this fairy Abby Cadabby costume is a fan favorite. It’s different than classic favorites like Elmo and Cookie Monster, but it’s still very recognizable. This costume set comes with the dress, detachable padded wings, a matching headband that looks like Abby Cadabby’s hair, and a wand with ribbon wrapped around it. All you really need to add is tights and a pair of shoes. It’s magical and fun.


An Astronaut

OK, how adorable and fun is this very realistic-looking astronaut costume? It’s the best costume for a little one who loves space or has big dreams of being an astronaut one day, but it’s also a great choice if you’re looking to keep them covered up. The white suit comes with official NASA patches, like the special commander patch, and an official embroidered NASA cap, which your toddler will definitely want to wear past Halloween. You can also do a bunch of fun costume add-ons, like the Aeromax Astronaut Boots, Aeromax Astronaut Gloves, and Aeromax Astronaut Helmet depending on how much you want to spend overall.


A Butterfly

If you’re looking for basically any excuse to put your toddler in a tutu, then consider this butterfly costume. It comes with a fuzzy black bodysuit, orange and black tutu skirt, a set of wings, a butterfly headband, a wand, and even little shoe puffs, which are honestly the cutest. Put some makeup on them to complete the look, but don’t feel like you have to do that either. This is a cute, highly rated option for a great price point. It actually comes with all of the accessories you need, unlike a lot of other costume options out there.


A Dragon

This elaborate dragon costume has got to be one of the most impressive options out there for a toddler Halloween costume. It’s dramatic, but still comfortable and easy for your little one to wear, without a lot of accessories that could easily get lost in the trick or treating shuffle. It’s all one piece, so it’s easy to put on, and it has a headpiece and wings. The full bodysuit makes this ideal for chillier climates and the straps on the hands make it easy to move the wings around as needed. This is a more high quality option, so it will also be perfect for hand-me-downs.


A Skeleton

Another option that is fun, comfortable, and pretty simple is this skeleton costume. The jumpsuit is so easy to get on and you don’t have to worry about anything falling off or coming apart. It also comes with a mask to really complete the look, so not only is this a good way to keep your little one warm if it’s cold out, but it’s also another good way to get them to wear a face covering when they otherwise might not want to. As a big plus, this costume glows in the dark, so they’ll be visible while trick-or-treating at night and they’ll just love that they’re glowing.


A Pumpkin

Dressing your toddler as a pumpkin is a total classic. It doesn’t matter if it’s been done a million times before, it never stops being adorable. This plush pumpkin costume is comfortable and easy to wear. This set just comes with the bodysuit and the hood, but that’s really all you need. You can add green tights and a green shirt underneath, but I did this with my daughter with black tights and a black shirt and it looked just as good. This is a great one to use for the cutest Halloween photos, and your little one will definitely be comfortable no matter what the activities are.


A Sea Creature

A lot of toddler Halloween costumes are not made of the best quality. This makes sense, considering they’re usually only worn once and are relatively inexpensive. If you want something that is made with higher quality materials, it’s going to cost more, but it will also last longer (great for hand-me-downs). This octopus costume from Etsy is a perfect example. It definitely costs more than your typical option, but it’s great quality and is made of a super soft fleece material. This is really just a sweatshirt with octopus legs and a hoodie attached, so you’ll have to add jeans and a t-shirt, but it’s such a cute and unique option.


A Superhero

There is certainly no shortage of superhero Halloween costume ideas out there, so choosing just one can sometimes feel a little overwhelming. You can go for one of the classic and popular options, like Spider-Man or Superman, or you could go for something a little different: like Sharkboy, from The Adventures of Sharkboy and Lava Girl. This is such a cute costume and it’s a little bit more on the unique side. It comes with the jumpsuit, chest armor, belt, gauntlets, and boot tops, so basically it has everything you need for a complete look. Your toddler will be comfortable and warm in this one.


Harley Quinn

Superhero fans will adore this tiny Harley Quinn costume. It is surprisingly realistic, and it’s just so much fun. There are a lot of options when it comes to ordering this costume from the Etsy site. You can opt to just order accessories, or you can buy the whole set, which includes the red and blue shorts, the top that says “Daddy’s lil monster,” and the two matching hair clips. Put your little one’s hair in pigtails, throw on some tights and a pair of black boots, and add some makeup, and you’ve got an Instagram-worthy costume in a manner of minutes.


Harry Potter

Sure, your toddler might be too young to really love and appreciate Harry Potter, but you can definitely project your own feelings onto them for the sake of this Harry Potter Halloween costume. The three-piece set comes with the cloak, the scarf, and a clip-on tie, and it is very realistic looking. It’s also an easy costume for a toddler to wear: you can put it over clothes they already own, so they can take it off if they start to get fussy. Add the requisite scar on the forehead and a wand, and maybe even a pair of glasses if you think they’ll wear them.


A Monsters Inc Characterat

For the little one who can’t stop watching Monster’s Inc, there’s this Boo costume. Boo is definitely one of the cutest parts of the movie, meaning the Halloween costume is also adorable. This costume isn’t Boo’s usual clothes (you know, the pink tee and purple shorts), but it’s Boo dressed as a monster, making it a little bit more on brand for Halloween. It comes with the purple bodysuit, attached mittens, and a headpiece. Add some leggings and a shirt for underneath and you’ve got a complete costume. This one has great reviews on Amazon, with many users saying it’s surprisingly good quality.


A Fall Staple

Few things scream “autumn” more than a scarecrow, making it one of the best and most underrated Halloween costumes. This scarecrow costume is also just really adorable. It’s pretty decent quality for the price and comes with all of the necessary accessories: the hat, belt, and neckpiece are all included. This is a dress that you can have your toddler wear leggings under, and it’s pretty warm, so it’s great for chillier climates. Adding some makeup on their face obviously isn’t necessary, but it is a fun touch if you can get them to sit still long enough to get it on.


A Clueless Moment

Obviously your toddler probably isn’t a fan of the movie Clueless, which is a little old for their age group, so this Cher costume is clearly more for you than them. But if they don’t know what they want to be for Halloween and the choice is yours, then why not? This Cher costume is definitely more unique and it’s so adorable. This is a handmade costume that comes with the blazer and the skirt, so you have to add on the other pieces, like the white shirt, knee socks, and shoes. It’s one that’s going to garner a lot of compliments, and will definitely look so cute on social media.

All of these toddler Halloween costumes are winners in our book, so it honestly doesn’t matter which one you pick. Now get out there and have your toddler collect some candy for you.

This article was originally published on