The Kids Are Alright: 40 Cool Kids in Costume

My dears, with just 11 days to go, we are in the home stretch for Halloween! I hope you are enjoying a lovely fall weekend and getting through a few of your Halloween preparations. For those of you still searching for costume inspiration, here’s a collection of 40 of the coolest little kids in costume I’ve ever seen. Perhaps…just perhaps…there’s a bit of hope for you mortals after all.


Darlings, I would love to source the unlinked photos – if you know where the originals were from, please let me know in the comments!

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31 replies

  1. XD I just wanna know how the kid in ‘head in a jar’ collected candy!

  2. Now I feel bad about just taking my son to K-Mart and buying a Darth Vader costume, but I’m not as crafty as these kids’ parents obviously are, darn it! Some of these are so cute, I can’t pick a favorite.

    • Oh, I wouldn’t feel bad at all. Kids mostly remember having fun, you know? I think that a lot of these costumes are less for the kids and more for the parents and the rest of us grown-ups to d’awwwww over. I bet your son will have a blast next week! 🙂

  3. I like when kids have no idea what they are dressing up as. Sort of makes them more like an accessory!

  4. So Cute!! I Have a great one of my girls from 2001… must find it!

  5. They’re brilliant, so cute !! The beautiful mermaid is great!! Not sure what my boys are dressing up as yet for Halloween, they’re sadly getting to the age of it not being really ‘cool’ 😦

  6. There are some really cute ideas! I can’t wait until I have kids so I can make some costumes for them 🙂

  7. Some great ones here. As a horror writer, I usually scoff at Halloween costumes that aren’t scary, but they’re kids, so I’ll let it pass 🙂

    Some favorites? Edward Scissorhands. Head in the jar. Three headed dog. And even though I would question the parent who would put their child in this one, the Alex from Clockwork Orange was pretty stinkin’ good (especially considering the “milk”).

    Hope you are having a great month. Here’s to 11 more days.

    Paul D. Dail

    • Well…Paul D. Dail, how fabulous. I agree on the scary requirement, but figure I can let one “cute” post sneak in every year or so without tarnishing my reputation too much. Welcome back – I hope you had a productive and restful hiatus.

  8. Just so you know, the first Harry Potter picture is Harry and Fluffy, Hogwart’s three-headed dog. He is based off of Cerberus, though.

  9. That is so awesome that you found all these costumes. I love the hulk one- that is adorable!

  10. Really good pictures – cute kids.

  11. Very neat costumes. Just to warn you, ignore ANYTHING Ivy or Mimi write. It makes no sence. They are insane.
    My friend Ray explains everything on there in one comment.
    Don’t try to figure them out. I have for as long as I’ve known them, and that was a waste of time.


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