I'll just go ahead and say it: Halloween costumes can be a bit of a pain. From just trying to decide what it is your kids should wear to what's appropriate and what isn't, what's safe and what isn't, and what size you need to order (especially because the little ones can go through a growth spurt at the last minute that renders their costume useless), there's a lot you have to consider. Plus, Halloween costumes can be so expensive and they probably won't wear it more than once. If you're nodding in agreement, you need these Halloween costumes under $15 for kids, because there's no reason to spend a small fortune on a store-bought Halloween costume they'll only wear for a few hours.
While there aren't an endless supply of affordable costumes, there are some options if you want to save a little money at Halloween this year. From animals and candy to games and professions, a lot of the heavy-hitting, popular categories of costumes are covered, meaning you just might get lucky and your kid will actually agree to one of these more affordable costumes. Yes, costumes are important, but, really, in the grand scheme of things, trick or treating and spending time with their friends are more so. Halloween doesn't have to break the bank.
Pumpkin Costume, $13, Halloween Costumes
Why not just dress up as a pumpkin on Halloween? Dressing up as a pumpkin on Halloween says you're a serious fan of the holiday. You're not messing around with princesses or doctors. You're going right for the symbols of the day themselves. This costume looks pretty comfortable too, which, in my mind, is a big bonus.
Monkey Costume, $12, MardiGras Outlet
How cozy does this monkey costume look? Dress your little monkey like the little monkey they are this year for Halloween. Just make sure they put on shoes before they go out trick or treating.
6A Minecraft Costume
8A Tootsie Roll
I mean, what's more appropriate for a holiday where you walk around collecting candy from people than dressing up as an actual candy? Your kid with the giant sweet tooth will love it.
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