I used to think the best part of Halloween was the candy. Then, I got a bit older and decided it was the scary movies. Now that I'm a mom, I know for certain that the best part of Halloween is dressing your child up in adorable and sometimes ridiculous costumes. This year, T.J. Maxx has a ton of super cute, and most importantly, super affordable, Halloween costumes for kids. Save a little money on costumes, and you can put it toward something really important like, you know, your candy fund. (How many Reese's Peanut Butter Pumpkins is too many?)
Summer may just be winding down, but it's really never too early to start thinking about Halloween costumes. After all, we've all been that person scrambling to find something a night or two before the holiday, and that's not fun. Snag your costumes now, and you'll have a wide selection – which is much more enjoyable than desperately picking through racks the week before Halloween, crossing your fingers that you'll find something acceptable in their size. Plus, they'll be able to take their costume for a test run (or two or three) before the big night. Here are 12 sweet costumes from everyone's favorite budget-friendly store.