Few things are as cute as seeing a mini Stormtrooper or tiny Wonder Woman ringing a doorbell and singing “trick or treat” in chorus with the other neighborhood kids! While costumes are fun and give kids a chance to imagine themselves as a totally different character, they can be expensive. Luckily, you can give your children the costumes of their dreams without spending a fortune.
If you want to get even more out of your purchase, buy a classic and gender neutral costume that can be used for years and passed on once you’re done. Look at the material before you buy. A child can use a costume for imaginative play throughout the year, so choose one that can withstand many adventures.
Here’s my list of 13 cheap costume ideas for kids and babies. Pick one or let your child do the picking and let their imaginations roam free!
Costume Ideas for Babies
In some areas, Halloween night can get chilly or downright freezing. Keeping infants snug as a bug is easy with some of these cozy baby costumes.
1. Infant Penguin Bunting Halloween Costume, $17.99
Even if it feels as cold as the South Pole, your baby will be comfortable and warm in this cute little penguin costume.
2. Precious Pumpkin Halloween Costume, $15.74
With footies and hand covers, this pumpkin-themed costume is perfect for keeping away the cold while looking cute to boot!
3. Biker Baby Costume, $17.99
Give your neighbors a laugh with a full tattoo sleeve on your baby.
4. Baby Bavarian Costume, $17.99
Prost! Everyone will be talking about how adorable your little one looks in this Bavarian-themed ensemble.
5. Boys’ Suit Romper, $17.99
Everyone loves a baby in a suit!
Costume Ideas for Boys
From cowboys to monsters to superheroes, the sky’s the limit with these adorable and affordable costumes.
6. Abraham Lincoln Costume, $19.99
This could serve as a great conversation starter while trick-or-treating, and comes in handy for school projects, too.
What boy doesn’t love a lean, green, Shredder-fighting machine?
8. Grim Reaper Costume, $17.99
Go traditional with a scary Halloween costume, complete with glowing eyes!
Not just for boys, anyone can be a Stormtrooper.
Save on all things Star Wars, including Star Wars costumes, at Target!
Costume Ideas for Girls
Princesses and fairies are classic choices, but your little lady will love these fun and iconic girls’ costume ideas, too!
10. Wonder Woman Tutu Costume, $11.19
Dress your little Wonder Woman as the superhero who has it all — beauty, brains, and superhuman strength and speed! (And don’t we all wish we had our own Lasso of Truth?)
11. Banana Costume, $18.99
Every kid should have a banana costume, and I bet you won’t see anyone else wearing this unique costume on the block!
12. Mermaid Costume, $12-18.89
Available in blue and pink. Accessorize with a green “seaweed” boa and your little one’s mermaid costume is complete.
13. Wizard of Oz Dorothy Costume, $20
Classic characters never go out of style! If your whole family is trick-or-treating together, why not add a Tin Man, Scarecrow, and Cowardly Lion, too.