Which Halloween costumes are best?

Halloween is only a week away. If you’re the type of person to put off costume shopping to the last second, you need to order one today. Otherwise, you risk having no costume. Or worse, you have to put together a last-second costume from whatever you have lying around the house.

Halloween costume shopping doesn’t have to be a pain, no matter if your planned events are small get-togethers with friends, trick-or-treating with your kids or a big night out at the club. Just order it as soon as possible.

Shop this article: Halloween Mask and Skeleton Gloves Set, Spooktacular Creations Robin Hood Costume and Rubie’s Supergirl TV Show Costume

Who is it for?

Halloween costumes are typically divided into five categories: men’s, women’s, babies‘, boys’ and girls‘. These are only body-type suggestions; you can wear whatever costume you like.

However, you do need to keep sizing in mind as costumes, regardless of body type, typically use their own unique sizing charts. So if you normally wear a small, a given costume’s small size may be too big or small for you.

What is it for?

When shopping for Halloween costumes, the most important thing to keep in mind is what kind of event you’ll be attending. For example, if you’re going to a kid-friendly neighborhood Halloween party, it’s best to avoid costumes that are risque or realistic and scary. On the flip side, if you’re going to a huge event at a bar or club or a college house party, something kid-friendly may stick out like a sore thumb.

What’s included

Halloween costumes run the gamut between a single accessory and large multi-piece collections of necessary gear, with the cost being more dependent on quality than quantity. For example, one costume can be just a single special accessory for $50 while another can include pants, a shirt and several accessories for the same cost.

Additionally, you must be careful when ordering a costume from the picture alone. Many costume manufacturers have their models hold accessories that aren’t actually included but can be purchased separately.


Children’s costumes usually cost less than adults, typically topping at around $60. This is compared to adults’, which can cost $100-plus. Meanwhile, the lows for children and adults are roughly $10 and $20 respectively.

Best unisex Halloween costumes

adult wearing inflatable T. rex dinosaur costume

Rubie’s Adult Original Inflatable Dinosaur Costume

This inflatable dinosaur jumpsuit lets you channel your inner T. rex. It comes in plus, standard and teen sizes. The purchase includes a fan used to inflate the costume, powered by four AA batteries (not included).


woman wearing onesie pajamas that look like Mike Wazowski from Disney's "Monsters, Inc."

Beauty Shine Unisex Adult Halloween Cosplay Pajamas

These cute costume onesies double as loungewear or pajamas, made from a cozy polyester fleece fabric. The brand offers 34 designs ranging from cartoon favorites to animals. You can dress up and lounge around as a Disney or Pixar character, be part of the “Winnie the Pooh” gang, and other fun options.

adult man wearing Gryffindor-themed Hogwarts robes costume

Disguise Harry Potter Hogwarts House Robes

Are you a Gryffindor, Ravenclaw, Hufflepuff or Slytherin? These themed robes come in four designs representing the different houses of Hogwarts. You’ll need a white collared shirt, black pants, a Hogwarts house tie,  and a wand replica to complete the look.

man wearing Toloco Inflatable Alien Costume

Toloco Inflatable Alien Costume

This is another excellent casual costume as you can dress comfortably underneath and it works for both adult and child-friendly events. Just don’t wear it to places with sharp objects.

Best Halloween costumes for men

person wearing hood and LED mask and gloves

Halloween Mask and Skeleton Gloves Set

This set includes light-up LED gloves and a mask, perfect for club events even outside the Halloween season. The mask can be either red and blue or pink and blue.

Man wearing Superman shirt with attached red cape

Rubie’s Superman Costume

This T-shirt with a detachable cape makes a fine casual costume on its own, but if you arrive wearing it underneath a suit with some costume glasses and change halfway through your event, you can make a big splash.

man wearing Robin Hood costume with arrow quiver on his back

Spooktacular Creations Robin Hood Costume

This deluxe costume set includes a leather tunic with a long-sleeved shirt, a hood, a vest, a cape, two gauntlet gloves, a belt with a pouch and pants with boot covers.

person wearing green mossy ghillie suit

Vivo Ghillie Suit

A ghillie suit is typically the military’s domain, so try wearing one to military-friendly events. You can also say you’re some kind of woodland monster and wear it to any other type of event.

Best Halloween costumes for women

woman wearing Naywig Cowgirl Outfit Hippie Disco Costume with Pink Flare Pant 

Naywig Cowgirl Outfit Hippie Disco Costume Pink Flare Pant 

Dress up as the top doll herself in this costume dupe from the “Barbie” movie. The ’70s-themed disco outfit features a V-cut vest, bell-bottomed pants and a cowgirl scarf that adds a fun Western vibe.


Best Just Love Onesie Costume

Just Love Onesie Costume

This onesie is perfect for those who value comfort over all else in a costume. It comes in three designs: an orange pumpkin and a black one with either a skeleton on both sides or only on the front.

woman wearing Supergirl TV Show Costume

Rubie’s Supergirl TV Show Costume

This high-end Supergirl costume is made to impress. It includes a long-sleeved dress, a detachable cape and a golden belt. Grab some knee-high red boots to go with it and you’re set.


woman wearing '80s costume and accessories

Spooktacular Creations 1980s Costume Set

This radical costume set includes a tutu-like skirt, leg warmers, fingerless mesh gloves, a T-shirt, multiple bracelets, earrings, two kinds of headbands and heart-shaped glasses. It comes in pink and purple.

Best Halloween costumes for babies

child wearing a cow costume onesie

Ollull Baby Animal Costumes Unisex Toddler Onesie

These baby and toddler onesies work as both Halloween costumes and loungewear, featuring a cozy flannel fabric. There are 15 animal-themed designs to choose from, all absolutely adorable.

green baby-sized Princess Anna dress from "Frozen" with headband crown

Dressy Daisy Baby Girl Princess Romper Dress

This costume brand offers 18 colorful, intricate princess dresses for baby girls, complete with matching headbands. Dress your little one up as Sleeping Beauty, Cinderella, Snow White or another beloved princess character. 


A baby-sized pumpkin hoodie and orange and black striped leggings

Oneflow Toddler Baby Halloween Costume Clothes Pant Set

This brand gives you 15 costume options for babies and toddlers, from Halloween-themed figures including a ghost, monster or pumpkin to animals including a flamingo, duck and shark. The costumes feature comfortable fleece and cotton, each containing a top and pants. 

Best Halloween costumes for boys

boy wearing Nintendo Super Mario costume doing "thumbs up" sign

Disguise Nintendo Super Mario Costume

This Super Mario costume is perfect for fans of the movie and video game. The boys’ costume comes with a jumpsuit, hat and self-adhesive faux mustache. 

kid wearing grim reaper costume and holding a scythe

Kangaroo Grim Reaper Costume

This costume set is perfect for kids who like to feel scary. It includes a long black robe, a see-through faceless hooded mask and glasses with glowing red eyes.

kid in a werewolf costume with plaid shirt and jeans

Spooktacular Creations Werewolf Costume

This costume set is perfect for letting out your child’s inner animal. It includes a faux-fur body suit with an attached torn plaid shirt in either red or blue, a werewolf mask, a pair of boot covers and a pair of gloves.

Best Halloween costumes for girls

black Wednesday Addams costume dress with belt, braided black wig and black knee-high socks

Zalongye Black Costume Girls Dress

Dressing as Wednesday Addams never goes out of style. This costume includes a Gothic-style dress, belt, stockings and a black wig with braids.

dress and accessories that look like Mirabel's from Disney's "Encanto"

Kaisebile Magic Family Princess Costume

These two costume sets are modeled after two of the major characters from Disney’s ”Encanto” One set represents Mirabel and the other represents Isabela.

young girl in a grim reaper costume

Spooktacular Creations Grim Reaper Costume

This Grim Reaper costume set includes a black top with skirt and waist chain, a cape with a hood, printed glovelettes and tights and a toy scythe.

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