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October is here. That means Halloween, everyone’s favorite costume-based holiday, is right around the corner. If you’re anything like me, getting a costume for you kids is on your to-do list, but just hasn’t been a priority.
But time flies and you don’t want to be stuck buying whatever leftovers you find at Walmart. Here’s our list of 17 awesome kids Halloween costumes for under $30 each:
Everyone loves the caped crusader, and kids love dressing up as Batmanb. This sweet Batman costume really pulls off the look, and adds some extra muscles to boot.
For every Batman there is a Robin. A matching Robin costume is a must for siblings who want to fight crime and rake in the candy as a pair.
Pumpkins and Jack-O-Lanterns never go out of style, and they’re the perfect seasonal outfit for the little ones. This pumpkin costume fits the bill, and that hat is adorable.
A well done Witch costume is always a classic at any age. Another great find for under $30.
With the flood of Marvel movies over the last few years, superhero costumes are more popular than ever. Indulge your inner-Odin and let your kids transform into Thor, God of Thunder with this costume. Don’t forget to pair it with Thor’s hammer, Mjolnir.
7. Queen Elsa From Disney’s Frozen
Did you think Frozen was over? Nope. Frozen is still huge with the kids. Although you’re likely to see a few of these around the neighborhood, there’s still a good chance you have an Elsa obsessed little one in the house, so now’s the time to grab that Elsa costume before Halloween gets here.
8. Princess Anna, From Disney’s Frozen
Elsa might be the one with the cool super powers, but the real hero of the story is Anna, who saved her sister and Arendelle. This Princess Anna costume is another great complimentary costume for siblings looking to make a splash.
9. Iron Man
Is Iron Man the coolest? According to my son, yes, he is most definitely the coolest. Even though he doesn’t have super powers. Dude, he has an awesome power suit. That’s why for the second year in a row I’ll be trying to harness a powerful pre-schooler in a daunting Iron Man costume. Evil-doers beware!
10. Black Widow
If your kid is into fighting bad guys, but not so hep to the bionic suit thing, have no fear, this Black Widow costume is a great option. Focus on those incredible martial arts skills instead. Note: Some of the larger sizes of this costume are over our $30 limit.
Braaaaaaaaaiins! Send your child out in style with this creepy zombie costume. Another classic.
If your kid is into princesses, but you don’t want to go all Disney, then this standard princess costume is a good bet.
If your child wants a dash of princess, but would rather have a magic wand, some pixie dust and a sweet set of wings, then you’re better of with this classic take on a fairy costume.
Pirates costumes are an enduring choice, especially if you’re looking for the intersection of dangerous and cute.
15. Princess Leah
Who’s the toughest character in Star Wars? Clearly it’s Princess Leah. From leading the Rebel Alliance to escaping the clutches of Darth Vader and Jabba the Hut, she’s the one that makes it all go. Get the Princess Leah costume here.
16. Luke Skywalker
With a rumored return in the new Star Wars movie this Christmas, Luke Skywalker is back in the spotlight, especially if you’ve been catching up the youngins on the old Star Wars trilogy. The lightsaber isn’t included, but this Luke Skywalker costume has the perfect look.
17. Darth Vader
Darth Vader is the coolest bad guy ever. My daughter wants to be him, my son wants to be him, I want to be him. If you’re looking to knock out cool, scary and Star Wars all at the same time, then this Darth Vader costume is going to hit the spot. Just try not to get jealous when your kid makes your costume look lame in comparison.
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