After a season of spotting the spookiest and coolest Halloween costumes and ideas of 2019, we created a list of our freaky favorites and must-haves for Halloween 2019. Unless you’re finished with all of your Halloween shopping (yeah right!) you won’t want to miss this year’s best of the best, below!
BEST BABY HALLOWEEN COSTUME IDEAS 2019
Avocados are in high demand because they’re delish and taste better than butter on toast. Evidently, avocados are also adorable as Halloween costumes, so if your baby is going to pose as a fruit this year, you might as well make it this little green guy from Carter’s. Complete with avocado jumpsuit, white long-sleeved shirt, and green striped socks, it’s all you avo wanted for your baby’s Halloween costume.
Even if you haven’t cuddled with a teddy bear in years, you won’t be able to resist stealing a squeeze or two from the toddler donning this costume. Spirit Halloween’s Cuddly Bear Costume for toddlers is so aw-dorable, with black, white, and red plaid bow and ears. Cozy for naps, and classic for photos, this is one Instagram-worthy ensemble your feed — er, child needs.
There’s nothing ghastly about a ghost in a tutu. Dress up your sweet little spirit in Cat & Jack’s white Halloween onesie complete with tulle skirt detailing this year, and we promise your party will have never seen a friendlier ghost since Casper came on the scene.
There will be no snakes in this cowbaby’s boots this Halloween — seeing as how footwear is attached to the rest of the getup. Disney’s Woody Stretchie Halloween onesie is perfect for Toy Story fanatics. It’s an authentic Disney product, down to the stitched-on Sheriff badge, plus the costume doubles as a sleeper when your little keeper of justice just wants to snooze.
There’s no doubt in our minds that your little pumpkin is the cutest in the patch; Carter’s Halloween onesie will just accentuate that fact. The gourd-eous set includes an orange bodysuit with a smiling jack-o-lantern face stitched onto the belly, and matching cap meant to mimic the autumnal fruit’s stem. It’s also available in sizes from newborn to 24 months, so you can reuse or hand down as you see fit.
Okay, all together now, “AWWWWWWWW!!!!!” This little monkey costume is so perfect for your own little monkey, you might consider keeping it in rotation even after Halloween is over. Can you imagine bringing baby grocery shopping in this? And then letting them hold a banana in the produce section?? Oh, the cuteness, it hurts to even think about it.
BEST TODDLER HALLOWEEN COSTUME IDEAS 2019
Got a fairy-princess-unicorn maniac on your hands? Grabbing this rainbow tutu-ed dress costume is the next best thing to waving a magic wand. The top is lined with a silk-like fabric with some stretch for easy on and off, and the bottom is tutu-terrific. Plus, it comes with a unicorn horn headband that’s soft and lightweight. Put it all together – cuteness overload.
We have no doubt that this is the Halloween costume for toddlers will be high in demand because let’s face it, these people know their customer (who, by the way, isn’t you). Bless your soul if you can stomach another “do, do, do” ear-worm, but also sending along a big “f*ck you” from the parents who have to hear your kid’s costume sounding from down the street. We hate you and your (clearly never-wavering) patience.
There’s a wild thing in every growing babe; some just hide it better than others. (Until sugar’s involved; then all bets are off.) Unleash your little one’s inner beast on Halloween night with this majestic costume straight out of Maurice Sendak’s imagination. There’s really nothing monstrous about Leg Avenue’s cozy onesie. In fact, it’s multi-faceted. It can pass for a birthday suit or winter pajamas.
Got a PJ Masks Gekko geek at home? We’re big fans of the show and this costume, which is an easy to wear jumpsuit with detachable tail and soft headpiece. Have them wear it trick-or-treating, then maybe use it for regular PJs the rest of the year. #recyclereducereuse
Your little lion cub probably isn’t ready to take the throne just yet, but if they aren’t up to stealing the monarchy, they’ll definitely be stealing people’s hearts in this Lion King Halloween costume for toddlers. Spirit Halloween’s Faux Fur Simba Costume is made up of one mighty jumpsuit, a 3D headpiece, and a cute tail to boot.
Paw Patrol’s Marshall is on the case — the candy case, that is. Rubie’s toddler Halloween costume is an officially licensed Paw Patrol jumpsuit, complete with black-and-white Dalmatian print, fire hat with floppy ear attachments, and a red pup pack (perfect for extra candy storage when their trick-or-treat bag fills up). And unlike a real firefighter suit, Rubie’s costume is lightweight, so your little rescuer can run around with their pals with ease.
BEST KID HALLOWEEN COSTUME IDEAS 2019
If your kids haven’t begged you to buy this super-popular dinosaur costume yet, just wait another day or two. And, you might as well just do it, because will just MAKE their Halloween this year. This officially licensed Jurassic World T-Rex inflatable costume with battery operated fan puffs up to transform your dino-lover into a dino-walker. Just put it on and hilarity ensues.
As the second Frozen movie hits theaters this fall, its popularity remains as solid as a large chunk of ice. This Elsa costume comes with all the accessories your little wanna be snow queen needs to rule over the tundra of her choosing. Got reservations about investing in another Elsa dress this year, Mama? Just let it go.
Ordinarily, your little kiddos probably come thumping down the stairs, announcing their presence as loudly as a morning train wreck. But, somehow, they’ll magically become super stealth in this ninja costume that comes with plenty of accessories for crouching tigers or hidden dragons. You might not even hear them tip-toeing around the house in this outfit — which makes us wonder, can we get them to wear it all year?
Whether you’ve got a Harry or a Hermione at home, you’ll be set for Halloween with this officially licensed Gryffindor robe. Made of quality fleece with the official embroidered patch, this costume will get them ready for trick-or-treating faster than you can say, “Expelliarmus!”
For a ghoulish girl in a human world, what better option is there than to dress up like Vampirina for Halloween? This Halloween costume for girls comes complete with glittery purple wings and a headband featuring Vampirina’s signature bat-shaped pigtails.
Let’s step back from Disney princesses for a hot second and go back to where all the glamour began. This greek goddess dress is great quality and creates a Halloween look that says classy on a mythological level.
Saddle up your little ones for a magical ride in this inflatable unicorn costume. Equipped with a fan, the suit blows up to resemble a unicorn carrying your princess or prince along the sidewalk in search of adventure and candy, of course.
Hey, it’s not a bad thing to be trash, right? If you saw Toy Story 4, Bonnie’s newest and most favorite toy Forky loved being trash! And once your little one gets a look at this boy’s Halloween costume, they’ll love it, too. Plus, this sporky costume is super comfortable with fuzzy red arms and hands mimicking Bonnie’s pipe cleaner creations.
Last year’s Halloween costumes were all about deer, but consider 2019 the year of the fox. This fox costume is perfect for animal-lovers and is guaranteed to stand out in a sea of trick-or-treaters. This dress features faux fur detailing on the chest and wrists, as well as includes a tail, floral headband, and faux fur boot covers.
Food fight! This officially licensed TomatoHead costume from Fortnite will have your child looking extra saucy in his tomato-shaped face mask. The Halloween costume for boys comes with an official Pete’s Pizza jumpsuit, the TomatoHead mask, a belt, gloves, and Pete’s red signature shin guards.
Pillowcase for candy in one hand, waffle prop in the other. Grab a little bit of fake cosmetic blood, too, and your child will have the ultimate Eleven costume just in time for Halloween. Instantly make it into a group costume by having a Mike, Dustin, and Lucas screaming, “She’s our friend and she’s crazy!” a la Season 1.
If all you know about Aquaman is that he’s played by McSteamy Jason Momoa, then same. Evidently, the DC superhero has been around since 1941, but Rubie’s Dawn of Justice Aquaman Deluxe Child Costume comes straight out of the franchise’s 2016 film Batman v Superman: Dawn of Justice. The getup comes fully equipped with muscle padded jumpsuit, emblazoned with a 3D print and bandolier attachment. It even features gauntlets, and boot top shoe covers. Once they’re dressed, your little superhero will feel like a legit fish(man) out of water.
If there’s a Jojo Siwa fan in your life, chances are she already has a collection of Jojo-approved bows. Pair one of them with this adorable costume skirt and vest with attached top, or use the bright yellow bow this costume comes with! Modeled after the exact outfit the Dance Moms star wore in her “Boomerang” music video, this costume is officially licensed and is about as glittery and vibrant as Siwa herself.
Drop the beat, just like DJ Marshmello. His get-up might be super simple, but once your child puts on the iconic Marshmello mask, he’ll look like a superstar and feel like dancing up to each door as he collects his candy.
Teach your mini-me who actually invented growl power with this power suit fit for the badass little woman you’ve been raising since day one. Once your child slips into the all-black jumpsuit, they’ll be dripping with confidence. Your little girl will be taking Hershey’s and hearts prowling around the streets of Gotham (or, you know, wherever you reside) on Halloween night.
Applaud your little Avenger when she plucks this superhero costume off the shelf, Mom because Captain Marvel isn’t just superhuman, she’s an incredible role model for little girls with big dreams. Even President of Marvel Studios, Kevin Feige, has gone on-record to proclaim Carol Danvers, AKA Captain Marvel, as the most powerful superhero in the Marvel Universe, surpassing legends like The Hulk, Wolverine, and Black Panther in the ranks.
Ready to enter the world of Minecraft? Your child can do so as Steve to show off just how much they love playing this video game. Bonus points to those who bring home the most candy from trick-or-treating!
BEST FAMILY HALLOWEEN COSTUME IDEAS 2019
Bacon, Egg and Ketchup Costumes (Sold Separately)
If your family can’t get enough bacon and eggs, then dressing up as your favorite breakfast meal might be right up your alley. Of course, the baby ketchup is sold separately.
SAFE AT LAST (DO DO DO DO DO DO)
Wow, if you’re willing to dress up as the Mommy and Daddy Shark to your Baby Shark — complete with an authentic sound chip in each costume! — then you certainly deserve a Parents of the Year Award. Each of these Shark family costumes is sold separately, but put them all together and you’ll be the fiercest pod in the sea!
With so many Incredibles characters to choose from — Mr. Incredible, Elastigirl, Dash, Violet, Baby Jack Jack, Edna, and Frozone, to name a few — you can add as many costumes to the fam as necessary. All while packing a superhero-level kind of punch!
BEST PET HALLOWEEN COSTUME IDEAS 2019
Pay homage to your dog’s favorite — or maybe least favorite — delivery person, the UPS Guy! This polyester pet shirt comes with attached “doggo” arms, an on-brand visor, and a UPS box out for delivery.
Turn your kitty or pupperoni into an Italian delicacy with this hilariously delicious slice of pizza costume. Although, we recommend wearing it, not eating it!
Your pet will look like she hopped straight out of a music video with these Katy Perry-inspired heart shades, the electric blue wig, and, of course, cupcake bra. Now all she needs is directions to Candy Land!
THE DOCTOR WILL SEE YOU NOW
Complete with a fake stethoscope around the doctor scrubs and two fake polyester hands holding a first-aid kit, this Pet Doctor Costume is sure to crack you up every time your cat (or dog!) slinks by wearing it. After all, laughter is the best medicine!
BEST ADULT HALLOWEEN COSTUME IDEAS 2019
When life just will not throw you a bone, Tipsy Elves will. A skeleton costume is arguably one of the easiest costumes to throw together when you have no time to stop at a party store and shift through racks, and no colorful makeup to get super creative with. All you need is this Tipsy Elves skeleton onesie, white face paint or powder, and black eyeliner. Trust us, skeleton makeup tutorials are plentiful on YouTube, and require minimal effort.
Black cat costumes are vastly overrated. Black bats, however, are frighteningly underrated costume options. This adult Halloween onesie costume from Leg Avenue brings bat to bae status. The one-piece suit is made of super comfy fleece so you’ll stay warm despite the crisp autumn air, and looks awesome with a pair of fishnet leggings and boots.
If there’s anything more horrifying than a ghost with unfinished business, it’s twin ghosts haunting for a playmate. Dressing up as The Shining’s Grady twins will make you a shoo-in for scariest couples costume of 2019. The movie might be old hat, but eerie child spirits never lose their scare factor.
There’s nothing funny about Batman’s serial-killer clown arch-nemesis. There is, however, something fascinatingly chic about Spirit Halloween’s Joker Tie Dress costume. To quote the psychotic jokes man Heath Ledger portrayed in The Dark Knight, your city “deserves a better class of criminal,” and on Halloween night, you and bae are going to be it in this scary couple’s costume, complete with purple pinstripes and painted-on scars.
Hockey uniform, but make it slasher. You could say Jason Voorhees made 10 comebacks too many, but come every Halloween, the slasher legend still remains relevant at the costume store. If this scary couples’ costume doesn’t scare the sh*t out of your kid, at the very least, it will probably deter them from signing up for hockey tryouts.
BEST HALLOWEEN TRICK-OR-TREATING IDEAS 2019
Before you get ahead of yourself — no, Hershey’s has not discovered a way to make their chocolate glow in the dark. They have rolled out limited-edition luminescent wrappers for Halloween, though, which is arguably the next best thing. Drop one of these Hershey’s Halloween Glow In The Dark Wrapped Chocolates into your trick-or-treaters bags, and they’ll probably forgive you for handing out bite-sized pieces.
Justin’s Dark Chocolate Peanut Butter Cups are a real treat, but the mother of all tricks is hidden in the ingredients list. Each delectable chocolate cup is gluten-free, dairy-free, Kosher, and vegan, and is made from all certified organic ingredients like dark chocolate, cocoa butter, and peanuts. So not only are they delicious, but they’re a better-for-you buy.
These drawstring trick-or-treat bags by PartyTalk come in a pack of two and are made with 100% thick cotton canvas, so you can rest assured they’re durable. (And we all know your kid is going to need durable when there’s candy-collecting involved.) You can also reuse them for several Halloweens to come as they’re machine washable and reusable!
BEST HALLOWEEN PARTY IDEAS 2019
FUN FOR THE KIDS
It wouldn’t be fair to make this shindig adults-only, so of course, we threw in something a little more PG for the Halloween-loving kiddos. This pumpkin-themed bean bag toss is pictured outside but if your living room has the space, you could absolutely make it an indoor game, too. Crown the pump-king (AKA the winner) that gets the most bean bags through the jack-O-lantern’s teeth!
It wouldn’t be a Halloween party (at least for the adults involved) without a ghastly-looking bar cart, so encourage your witchiest friends to chug back some magic potion with this gold banner.
Nothing creates a more spooky ambiance than the murky mystique of a fog machine. With this Spirit Halloween fog machine going all night, you and your friends will feel like you stepped right out of Michael Jackson’s “Thriller” music video. All you’ll need to do is the “Thriller” hands. As for the kids? Well, they won’t get the reference but we’re sure they’ll feel the same way, too.
BEST NEW HALLOWEEN HOME IDEAS 2019
Sure, green juice is cool, but have you ever taken a bite of a warm, flaky waffle shaped like autumn’s mascot, the great orange pumpkin? Dash’s pumpkin-shaped mini waffle maker is giving your well-balanced breakfast a seasonally-inspired makeover. But don’t just eat waffles shaped like pumpkins; add a little pumpkin spice to your batter so that they taste the part, too.
Halloween trees are the latest decorating trend, all thanks to Michael’s selling this ceramic one above. These black, purple, and orange trees are selling out FAST, so if you’re into this Christmas-in-October thing, then be sure to order yours quickly. If ceramic trees aren’t your speed, check out this Instagram influencer who literally bought a full-length, black Christmas tree and decorated it with orange and purple ornaments for Halloween.
It really doesn’t matter what season it is; just the smell of pumpkin spice can give you all those warm and fuzzy fall feels. Treat yourself to a large PSL candle from Yankee Candle; that way when Starbucks pours its final drip of its signature pumpkin sip of 2019, you can still breathe in that same, sweet aroma.
BEST NEW HALLOWEEN BEAUTY IDEAS 2019
Prep your complexion with YENSA’s pumpkin mask for a polished look sans makeup. The mask is infused with eight superfood ingredients like turmeric, honey, and papaya to restore your skin’s hydration, boost collagen production, and leave your skin feeling baby-soft. Trust us, this product might sound like a seasonal treat, but you’ll be trying to make it last year-round.
BECCA Cosmetics just combined your two favorite things in one: a classic bold lip and a bloody red wine. It’s moody, and the formula will last you eight hours right through your Halloween party. Plus, the lipstick also features light reflecting oils for an even greater impact and luxurious color payoff. What vampire wouldn’t bite?
You’ll never regret eating a Dunkin’ pumpkin donut or muffin for breakfast, but you’ll always kick yourself in the ass for licking the last bit of its flavor from your lips. Treating yourself to a Dunkin lip balm set that features cinnamon bun swirl and, more importantly, pumpkin flavors to hydrate your otherwise pumpkin-less pout can make up for that.
BEST HALLOWEEN ENTERTAINMENT IDEAS 2019
Nothing says Halloween quite like a band of witches that suck the life out of little children. The Sanderson sisters are frightening, fabulous, and make one hell of a vocal group. If you’re looking for a family-friendly spook, we have no doubt Hocus Pocus will leave your little coven completely spellbound.
Rated PG-13, Addams Family Values is the perfect pick for a scary movie night with the fam. Even though this family of dark-humored misfits might be creepy, they also have a quirky-kookiness to them that offsets the scare. Just cover your little one’s eyes when Wednesday and Pugsley almost off their little brother. We wouldn’t want them picking up on those bad habits.
R.L. Stine knows scary stories for kids better than any author in the business. The 10-book collection is a great starter pack to tap into the horror genre. Each page will transport your child’s imagination to graveyards after dark, have them fraternizing with ghouls, exploring secret rooms, and more. Scary stories don’t have to leave you cowering with fear under the covers; these will leave your child wanting more.
Yes, you read that right. No, it’s not a typo. Michael Rex has taken Margaret Wise Brown’s cult-classic, Goodnight Moon, and transformed it into this goofy parody (one we’re positive kids will request again and again at bedtime). The scary story for kids is essentially a literary monster mash. Featuring a werewolf, goon, a black lagoon, slimy claws, “a couple of jaws,” and more, your child’s imagination will be soaring as they drift to sleep.
A CLASSIC HALLOWEEN TALE
It’s the Great Pumpkin, Charlie Brown by Peanuts creator Charles M. Schulz is a classic Halloween tale for children and arguably, one of the most iconic Halloween-themed children’s books of all time. Read along with your little peanut as the Peanuts gang dresses up in costumes, goes trick-or-treating, and bobs for apples, all while Linus waits for the Great Pumpkin to rise from the patch and bring toys to children all over the world. Don’t be surprised after reading this classic story if you catch your kid staring at the pumpkin patch when you inevitably go to pick-your-own this fall.
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