We wouldn’t say that buying a Halloween costume is difficult on its own, however, when you are buying one for a toddler, it can get a whole lot more difficult because let’s face it, toddlers tend to make everything a lot harder. This even extends to the buying of Halloween costumes.
In this article, we are going to do two things that will hopefully make your life a lot easier.
First off, we will be reviewing a bunch of good toddler costume ideas. Secondly, we will be going over some important information that will help you with picking a good costume.
If you want a super quick recommendation, we say to get the Star Wars Baby Yoda Toddler Costume.
A Spotlight On Some of The Best Halloween Costumes for Toddlers 2020:
Star Wars Baby Yoda Toddler Costume
If you have been following general entertainment news, then you may recall that one of those most popular properties out there right now is Star Wars, and one of the most popular characters from that particular property is Baby Yoda.
This cute character is a favorite of many, including children, so it only makes sense that one of the entries on our best Halloween costumes for toddlers list would be a costume depicting this particular character.
One thing that we would really advocate for is picking out a simple costume, it will make your life a whole lot easier. So, we are happy to say that the Star Wars Baby Yoda Toddler Costume is exceptionally simple. In fact, it consists of just two components, a robe and a head piece.
The robe is extremely easy to slip on over any pair of clothes (good for cold weather trick or treating) and the headpiece can be gotten on in seconds. Having a costume that takes all of 2 minutes to get on is an absolute lifesaver if you are late for something and need to get your child dressed up quickly.
In general, the costume also looks good. It is officially licensed, so they can actually make it look reasonably close to the character from the show. It will be very recognizable to anyone who is familiar with the character (which is just about everyone at this point).
Now, earlier on in this review we mentioned that this was an extremely simple costume, being just a robe and a headpiece (a bowl doesn’t come with the costume, even if it is shown in the pictures). On the one hand, this is definitely a good thing for those reasons that we mentioned above.
On the other hand, the simplicity of this costume makes the higher than average price of the costume really noticeable. Given how simple this costume is, it is especially obvious that you are paying a bit extra because of the very famous brand name associated with the costume and character.
- Looks like the character from the show.
- Officially licensed by Disney.
- Extremely simple costume that can be put on in a hurry.
- Very comfortable to wear for long periods of time.
- Slightly misleading costume pictures.
- A bit pricey, given what you get with the costume.
Guardians of the Galaxy Groot Deluxe Child Costume
It would be a massive understatement on our part to say that superheroes, and especially Marvel superheroes, are popular. With films like the Avengers being basically required viewing for most parents these days, we decided to take a look at a costume that is inspired by one of the most loveable superheroes to come out of the recent Marvel film explosion.
Groot, for those who may not remember, is from the enormously popular Guardians of the Galaxy franchise and was featured in the Avengers movies. It is an enormously popular character among children, so it is the best option to include on our review list.
We want to start this review off by mentioning a small positive that might not initially come to mind when considering this costume over other superheroes like Iron Man or Thor, which is that Groot is ambiguous when it comes to gender, which can make it appealing to bother girls and boys alike. Like we said, a small thing to consider, but potentially something that can make a big difference.
In terms of overall quality, the costume is well-made, and it is definitely recognizable, which is one of the most important things to consider when trying to find a licensed costume. It isn’t the easiest costume in the world to put on, nor is it a hassle either. It is essentially just a jumpsuit, which also happens to fit quite comfortably.
As is the case with all other costumes on our list that have come from a licensed property (such as the Baby Yoda costume), the price of this Groot costume is a bit higher than what you would pay for a more generic costume. While the price isn’t massively higher or anything like that, it is enough to be noticeable.
- Well-made jumpsuit.
- Gender neutral superhero that appeals to boys and girls.
- Very comfortable and not too hot.
- Looks really like the character from the films.
- Definitely one of the pricier costumes on this list.
Spooktacular Creations Baby Lion Costume
For the next review on our article, we want to take a look at the first costume on our list that is not from any sort of licensed property, but is, instead, the first “generic” costume that we are reviewing. Right off the bat, you should know that this means that it is going to be a good deal cheaper than costumes that do have some sort of notable property attached to them.
In terms of theme, the costume is extremely simple. It is a fuzzy lion that is sure to draw a lot of “awwws” when you take your toddler out trick or treating. It is comfortable and not too difficult to get on, so what’s not to love.
One note of caution that we would warn you of regarding this costume is that it is definitely geared towards toddlers on the younger side of the spectrum. It may not go over as well with older, more “mature” toddlers. It is really meant for parents who still want to get another year or two of their child dressed up in really cute Halloween costumes, before they move to “scarier” options.
- Very comfortable.
- An extremely cute costume.
- Simple to get on and off.
- Works better for younger toddlers.
EraSpooky Kid’s Cookies and Milk Box Costumes
Since a lot of you may have two kids that qualify as toddlers who want to go out for Halloween, we wanted to include a review on this list that would be good for toddlers. As you can see for yourself from the product name, the EraSpooky Kid’s Cookies and Milk Box Costumes are the perfect option for parents who want a matching costume set for their two little ones.
The costumes are fairly simple from a theme perspective, but they definitely work. They are cute and when you think about it, there really is no better option for a matching costume set than two foods that are widely regarded as being the absolute best pairing.
While the costumes may seem a bit difficult from the outside, they are actually surprisingly easy to get on. So, you don’t have to worry about that. They are also fairly comfortable as well, not being too tight or too constricting. We doubt your kids will have any real issues with the costume from a pure comfort perspective.
There are two obvious issues that we think are worth mentioning when it comes to these costumes. Let’s start with the absolute most obvious one, which is that these costumes only work if you have multiple kids, otherwise they don’t quite make a lot of sense. Secondly, the costumes are a bit more cumbersome then would we like.
- Unique pairing and theme that works really well for toddler pairs.
- Decently well-made costumes.
- Comfortable options that kids will like.
- Doesn’t constrict your kids.
- Costumes are a bit on the cumbersome side.
- Only works for multiple kids.
Marvel Spider-Man Toddler Costume
For the final review on our best Halloween costumes for toddlers list, we want to take a look at yet another licensed costume depicting a character that absolutely doesn’t need to be introduced if you are even remotely familiar with pop culture.
It is a good bet that your child knows who Spider-Man is and that they are likely a fan if they have seen one of the many pieces of media that has been released recently depicting the character. So, a costume depicting it is an absolutely perfect way to cap off this list of good costumes for toddlers.
As is always the case when talking about a licensed costume, the first thing that we want to review is how well it actually resembles the intellectual property that it is based on. Spider-Man is a fairly simple character to recreate and the costume does a fairly good job in that regard. The costume really looks like Spider-Man, which a true toddler fan is sure to really love.
The costume also fits really well. It doesn’t have any kinds of buckles, straps, or anything else that could potentially cause discomfort. It also doesn’t have anything that will cause you to have to struggle when trying to get it on, which is also a nice bonus.
A few things that we want to note before we finish this review is that like all costumes that represent famous characters or famous brands, the price is a bit higher than it would be otherwise. So, that is something to be considered.
Secondly, while Spider-Man does have a lot of crossover appeal, it is also undeniable that the character likely appeals more to boys, so that may also be something that you want to consider if this costume is being bought as a surprise.
- A very easy costume to put on.
- Looks really good and authentic.
- Will be appreciated by little Spider-Man fans.
- Fairly comfortable.
- May not appeal to girls as much.
- Much like most other licensed entries, is pricier than a generic costume.
Buying A Halloween Costume For Toddlers
While we wouldn’t call buying a costume for your toddler at Halloween “difficult” in any sense of the word, new parents may not yet understand quite the amount that goes into buying a costume at Halloween.
Toddlers are about the age where Halloween starts to actually become an important and so-serious holiday, and for parents it usually provides quite a few memories, so you want to get it right. In addition to the helpful selections that we provided above in our best Halloween costumes for toddlers review list, we are also going to cover some things that you should know as a parent.
To Make A Halloween Costume Or Not
If you go by what Google suggests, an increasingly popular trend among some parents at least is the act of making their own children’s Halloween costume. Obviously, there is a good chance that you may be considering that as well.
While we wouldn’t say that it is a bad idea to make your own costumes for Halloween, we want to inject some caution into your decision making process. Trust us when we say that costume making is a project that can quickly get out of control.
It sounds very fun at the outset, but if you don’t have the materials and the expertise to properly make the costume, then it can quickly become a massive headache. Also, the problem with making a costume is that if it isn’t done until close to Halloween, there is no cushion to return it and buy a different one.
So, definitely consider whether you already have the materials and expertise to actually make a homemade Halloween costume or not. It is difficult to beat the convenience and cost of a pre-made costume.
A Note About Licensed Costumes
Likewise, we want to talk about costumes based on characters from movies and tv. If you are buying a Halloween costume for a toddler and ask them for their input on the matter, you are likely to get a request for a costume that is based on something popular like a super hero movie.
The thing that we personally want to note is that if you are getting a costume attached to a notable property you should know that it is likely to be a bit pricier than average. Much like with any other product, when you are buying something with a famous name attached, you have to be prepared to spend a bit more.
If this doesn’t sound good to you, then you might want to steer your toddler away from a pricier licensed costume and towards a cheaper, generic costume which is still good. We will say, costume makers thankfully tend to make generic options that conveniently look like more famous characters, but that don’t have the higher prices attached because they aren’t officially licensed.
Things To Consider When Buying A Costume
Is It Easy To Put On?
We bet that we don’t have to tell parents that getting clothes on toddlers isn’t always an easy thing to do. While you can’t really choose regular clothes based on how easy or not they are to get onto your toddler, you can do that with a costume.
If you have a feeling that your toddler is going to make an intricate costume a struggle to get on, then we say to go with the path of least resistance and get a costume that can just be slipped over regular clothes. It helps if you have to put on your toddler’s costume in a hurry (say because you are late for a party).
We should also say that simpler costumes also tend to be a lot more comfortable in our experience. The simpler a costume is, the less likely there is to be tighter parts cutting into the skin or annoying buckles, all of which can cause a toddler to get fussy in their costume.
Can They Breathe In It?
Depending on what your Halloween plans are with your toddler, and where you live, this may or may not be a big deal. However, if you live in an area that is perpetually hot or if you plan on taking your toddler to a cramped Halloween party, then you want to make sure that your toddler’s costume is made from a very breathable material.
The more breathable, the better. If it isn’t breathable, you are quickly going to find yourself dealing with a hot, potentially sweaty toddler and we sure that all parents know that that is a recipe for a freak out. If you are trick or treating in a colder area, it is less of a big deal, but still potentially important.
If you are a parent and want to share some tips regarding the best Halloween costumes for toddlers, we would encourage you to share what is on your mind in our comment section.
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