Hottest Halloween Costumes for Kids this Year

Hottest Halloween Costumes for Kids this Year

Updated September 2017: As most parents know, it’s never too early to buy your child’s Halloween costume. Costumes tend to sell out fast, especially the new ones for the season. Get a jump on the Halloween rush with these picks for the hottest Halloween costumes of 2017.

My boys are old enough to coordinate this year and will be going as Batman and Robin, and much like the superheroes themselves, the superhero costume trend just won't die. Top costumes for boys and girls alike, include some pretty fierce superheroes. predicts that Wonder Woman will be a hit for girls, stating in a press release, "Wonder Woman took 2017 by storm by becoming the 'fifth-biggest superhero movie ever,' according to Forbes. Bring out your inner-warrior by putting on the impenetrable gauntlets, skirt and boots to show the world that you are both elegant and fierce."

Similarly, listed under Party City's "Top Costume" category for boys are Batman, Superman, The Flash, Spiderman, and Ironman. For girls, characters from Descendants and Descendants 2 are listed and we can expect to see lots of Moana's and perhaps a few Belle's due to the the Beauty and the Beast reboot. 

Both Belle and Moana make a great partner costume if you have siblings who like to coordinate (like mine). Add a Beast and Maui to the mix and you're set. This is also a great costume idea for mom and dad to get in on the Halloween fun.

Classics like Star Wars seem to be an everlasting costume choice for adults and kids alike. states, "Star Wars fans were in a frenzy when they discovered that Obi Wan Kenobi is starring in his own Star Wars movie. If you’re a fan, this is the perfect costume for the occasion."

Also expect to see a lot of adults dressed as, “Killer or creepy clowns," says Director of Business Development at Rubies Costume Comapny, Michael Andreoli. Make sure to warn your kids that not all clowns are friendly!

Good luck, parents, and get to shopping!

Costumes in image at top provided by and sold at Rubie’s Costume Company store, with locations in Queens, Westbury, and Melville

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