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The 12 Best Halloween Costumes for Kids on Amazon, According to Hyperenthusiastic Reviewers

Here at the Strategist, we like to think of ourselves as crazy (in the good way) about the stuff we buy, but as much as we’d like to, we can’t try everything. Which is why we have People’s Choice, in which we find the best-reviewed (that’s four-to-five-star reviews and lots of ‘em) products and single out the most convincing. Since it’s almost Halloween, we’ve chosen the best costumes for kids on Amazon — according to the people. Plus, for your convenience, we’ve rounded up all the best things for Halloween here. (Note that reviews have been edited for length and clarity.)

Best Mario Kids’ Costume

Super Mario Brothers Mario Costume
From $13 at Amazon

4.4 stars, 398 reviews

“My 3-year-old son loves this costume! I bought size small, and it fits him great with a little bit of room to grow into. He went to preschool wearing the hat today, and he was so proud of himself. He was so happy with this costume. Originally intended to use for Halloween, but it seems like he is going to wear it almost every day. Nicely made! Thank you so much for this wonderful product. Nothing makes me happier than seeing my son happy. This is the best costume I’ve ever purchased. Will highly recommend to anyone interested in Mario.”

Best Peacock Kids’ Costume

Rubie’s Peacock Costume
From $17 at Amazon

4.1 stars, 458 reviews

“Pretty decent quality for a Halloween costume. Sometimes when you order costumes online, they don’t even make it through the night. It’s very pretty; my daughter loved it, and she even won a costume contest with it.”

Best Batman Kids’ Costume

Batman Deluxe Muscle Chest Batman Child’s Costume
From $15 at Amazon

4.1 stars, 650 reviews

“The kid wanted to be Batman this year. I was kind of over all the Dark Knight–style Batman costumes. Of course I’m the rare person who actually loved BatCloon. I also didn’t want a costume that looked cheap. I knew I couldn’t get a cosplay-level costume, but I also knew Rubie’s has always made really amazing products, so I felt really confident choosing this amazing vintage Batman costume. And I was right. It turned out to be SO awesome. The costume fit really well and looks like he may be able to wear it again next year. It was a hit at his dad’s work. The mask is attached to the cape, and the mask fit really well where he could breathe well and see well, which was a must. I wanted him to be comfortable. The feet have a strap to put around your shoe, so it stays secure and isn’t a tripping hazard. All in all, we were absolutely thrilled with this costume and hope to use it for future conventions as well as next Halloween.”

Best Elsa Kids’ Costume

Disney’s Frozen Elsa Deluxe Girl’s Costume
From $11 at Amazon

4.4 stars, 1,740 reviews

“I don’t know what I was doing before Frozen came into our lives. My god, there was no Elsa or Anna to think about, sing with, or dance to. Then this showed up, sparkles and all; I don’t think we saw another piece of clothing on her from the time this showed up until her next birthday. So much blue. I mean who likes blue that much? ‘It’s not blue daddy; it’s ‘Ice Blue.’ And I stand corrected as usual. If you want your child to wear clothes and possibly bathe, stay away, if not, the perfect ‘Elsa’s sister that isn’t Anna’ dress awaits.”

Best Zombie Kids’ Costume

Scary Skeleton Zombie Kids Costume
From $27 at Amazon

4.6 stars, 231 reviews

“My son begged me for a zombie costume; this costume looks scary, but so much fun. He had so many comments from his friends. They all thought it was the coolest costume. Even the adults were taken aback by it. Big hit with my son!”

Best Dinosaur Kids’ Costume

Rubie’s Talking Plush Dinosaur Child Costume
From $18 at Amazon

4.3 stars, 209 reviews

“My son loves dinosaurs. This one even has a little button you push in the belly that ROARRRRSSS. It is not super loud so that is great because he wears this all of the time (not just Halloween). It may run a little big, but I am okay with that, so I don’t have to keep buying new ones!”

Best Witch Kids’ Costume

Disguise Girls Fairytale Toddler Witch Costume
From $15 at Amazon

4.4 stars, 221 reviews

“I bought this costume for my 5-year-old daughter who requested to be a ‘pretty witch.’ When it arrived in the mail, she was thrilled when she opened it. The overall design of the dress is perfect! I love how the sleeves and bottom of the dress appear tattered. The apron is a supercute addition and makes the dress even cuter! She wore black, glittery tights with it and black patent-leather shoes with velvet bows on them, which completed the costume perfectly. She wore a puffy slip underneath to give the dress more of a ‘fairy tale’ appearance. It was roomy enough that she was able to wear a long-sleeved black shirt underneath and still be comfortable. My daughter LOVED this dress and was smiling ear to ear at all the compliments she received. My beautiful little witch has been dressing up in her costume just about every day since she wore it on Halloween! Very affordable and extremely satisfied with the purchase of this adorable witch costume!”

Best Dragon Kids’ Costume

California Costumes Fire Breathing Dragon
From $33 at Amazon

4.7 stars, 267 reviews

“When my 4-year-old declared he wanted to (very specifically) be a ‘happy red dragon’ for Halloween, I cringed at the thought of trying to find such a costume. But THIS went beyond my expectations! Really nice quality, from head to toe! Thicker fabric than your typical paper-thin, cheapo costume, quality head piece with the perfect amount of puff and fluff inside to hold its shape, same for the tail! And nice-size Velcro closures on the back, so you don’t get those usual big open gaps in the back of the costume, complete with wired and removable bendable wings. I may pin the wings on for trick-or-treating, or add some more Velcro to what’s already there to ensure they don’t fall off. I ordered the MEDIUM (size three to four) for my petite 4-year-old, and it fits perfectly, with plenty of sleeve and pant length to allow him to get good use out of it well beyond Halloween, but not so much extra length that it’s a nuisance. And there’s also plenty of room to bundle up underneath if it’s chilly outside. This is a GREAT costume, and ridiculously cute!! My little guy is absolutely thrilled with it! Highly recommend!”

Bets Construction Worker Kids’ Costume

Construction Worker Role Play Costume
From $18 at Amazon

4.7 stars, 468 reviews

“The 3-year-old I gifted this to was over the moon about this outfit, and he wore it almost every day for several weeks after receiving it — he wanted to wear it to bed over his pajamas! — instead, he was allowed to put it on when he first got up in the morning. He is crazy about playing with construction vehicles, tractors, etc., and names them and so on. So, he was really pleased to get to wear the outfit that goes along with all of his pretending. It has held up very well considering he is a very active boy, so I would definitely recommend this product on that note as well.”

Best Incredible Hulk Kids’ Costume

Thor: Ragnarok Deluxe Hulk Child’s Costume
From $27 at Amazon

4.3 stars, 365 reviews

“This is the best costume ever! My 5-year-old is very picky, and he loved this one. I can’t tell you how many people commented on how ‘real’ it looked. I overheard another parent at the costume parade of 100-plus kids make a comment about ‘the hulk costume.’”

Best Grim Reaper Kids’ Costume

Fun World Morris Costumes Grim Reaper Costume
From $19 at Amazon

4.2 stars, 247 reviews

“I’m so happy to have a costume my son is excited about. I wasn’t exactly thrilled that he wanted to be some sort of zombie; all I thought about was having to paint his face, and even worse, take the face paint off at the end of a long night of trick-or-treating. But when he saw this costume and wanted it, I was thrilled! The costume is great and comes with the gloves and belt, and hood and glasses that light up. I do wish it came with the scythe weapon shown in the image, that would have been convenient, but either way, this is a good costume!”

Best Moana Kids’ Costume

Disney Moana Girls Adventure Outfit
$10 at Amazon

4.4 stars, 285 reviews

“I almost cried — my 5-year-old goddaughter squealed when she opened her birthday gift and was SO delighted, she immediately tried it on. Her big sister, who is 7 years old, tried it on after and loved it, too. She’s much taller, so it shows a lot of midriff (to Dad’s dismay!), but it still fits. Best $20 spent. The Disney version is almost $80, and thought the quality and versatility of this one-size-fits-most costume gave such bang for its buck. Plus, I support the fierceness of Moana’s character versus Frozen.”

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The 12 Best-Reviewed Halloween Costumes for Kids on Amazon