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Halloween's Trendiest Kid Costumes for 2023

From dolls who love pink to crime fighting turtles, here's what kids will be wearing this year

Published on: September 19, 2023

Three children trick or treating in Halloween costumes

Halloween is quickly approaching, and believe it or not it’s time to start putting together the perfect costume (and pulling out a craft or two, too). There is always the classic ghost, witch or monster, but if your little trick-or-treater wants something more on-trend, you’ve come to the right place.

2023 was a great year for epic kid entertainment. Stand-out hits include: “Spider-Man: Across the Spider-Verse”, “Super Mario Bros.”, “Elemental” and, of course, the wildly popular “Barbie” movie. These movies brought more than just entertainment; they brought Halloween costume inspiration too. Whether you are shopping for your tot, tween or a kid in-between, these character costumes should do the trick.  

Little Mermaid

"Little mermaid costume"
Be a part of her world, photo credit: Amazon

If your child wants to be under the sea, check out this gorgeous Ariel costume. In the style of the new live action movie, the dress has scale details, sequins and a multi-tiered iridescent organza “tail.” Available in 3T–size 12, this Halloween costume will be comfortable enough for trick-or-treat and any other dress-up occasion.


"Ember and Wade costumes from Elemental"
Sometimes opposites really do attract. Photo credit: Amazon

Whether your kiddo identifies with fiery Ember or go-with-the-flow Wade from the movie "Elemental," there is a costume to fit.


"Super Kitties costume"
Head to your SuperKitty Cavern and transform! Photo credit: Amazon

Your Super Kittie fan will be ready to pounce into action in this adorable Halloween costume. The jumpsuit comes with a face mask and of course, kitty ears. Choose from any of the four main characters and anything is pawsible

Super Mario Bros.

"Mario costume"
The best plumbers around! Photo credit: Amazon

Fans of the franchise can search the underworld as their favorite character from the 2023 movie. Dress up as Mario, Luigi or Princess Peach and "Let's-a-go!"

  • Mario or Luigi These costumes come with a long sleeve top, overalls, suede gloves, hat and adhesive moustache. Available in sizes 4/6–12.
  • Princess Peach – This pretty pink satin dress comes with a shiny gold crown and attached amulet. Available in sizes 4/6–10/12. 


"Two girls in a barbie outfit next to the Barbie car"
Wake up in your own pink world. Photo credit: Amazon

Are your kids enjoying living in Barbie’s World? There are so many costume options for fans of the "Barbie" movie! From the classic gingham dress to the cowgirl outfit to the beloved weird Barbie, fans can be any version of Barbie they want to be.

Peppa Pig

Peppa Pig, photo credit: Amazon

This officially licensed costume comes with a head covering, hoop dress with attached leggings and a cute curly tail. Put your little piggy in rubber boots in case she enjoys jumping in muddy puddles like Peppa.

Teenage Mutant Ninja Turtles

"Teenage Mutant Ninja Turtle costume"
Be a hero in a half shell. Photo credit: Spirit Halloween

Go on an epic adventure as your favorite Teenage Mutant Ninja Turtle. These Halloween costumes include the jumpsuit, masks, knee and elbow pads, plus a belt with the character’s initial. Character weapons aren’t included, but if your trick-or-treater wants to be ready to leap into action, you can find accessories here: 

Top Gun Maverick

"Top Gun costume"
Do you feel the need for speed? Photo credit: Amazon

Is your kid a maverick? They can fly into the danger zone with these cool flight suits, perfect for any kid on Halloween or for cosplay. The flight suit comes with three interchangeable patches. Don’t forget the aviators! 

Spider-Man, Across the Spider-Verse

"Spider Man Miles Morales"
Sling those webs on Halloween. Photo credit: Amazon

Kids can channel their inner Spidey and leap across the Spider-Verse with these costumes, no radioactive spider bite required.

Guardians of the Galaxy, Volume 3

"Guardians of the Galaxy costume for kids"
Join Star-Lord as a Guardian of the Galaxy. Photo credit: Party City

Stranger Things

"Demigorgon from Stranger Things TV show"
Help defend Hawkins or terrify the city, the choice is yours! Photo credit: Amazon
  • Eleven – Channel Eleven’s (aka Jane Hopper’s) Season 4 style in this retro outfit that she wore to the roller rink when Mike came to visit. It includes the collared undershirt and the retro dress: Be sure and add your own socks to make the look complete. 
  • Demogorgon – Kids 5–14 can scare the neighbors on Halloween in this Demogorgon costume. The stretchy jumpsuit comes with gloves, shoe covers and a full head covering. The flower’s center is made of see through netting for easy visibility. Yikes! 

Wednesday Adams

"Wednesday Adams costume"
Get your dance moves ready. Photo credit: Amazon

Join the Rave’N dance in Wednesday’s little black dress. This outfit for kids 3–12 includes a wig, belt and long black socks. Great for Halloween or cosplay, your little storm cloud will dress to impress. 

We hope this has sparked your imagination and that you have a safe and happy Halloween.

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