Wednesday, October 13, 2021

50 Classic Halloween Costume Ideas

Family Halloween Costumes Wizard of Oz

It's time for my annual Classic Halloween Costume Ideas post! I've been sharing this post in one way or another for years now, but each time with updates and additions. This is the most comprehensive list yet.

I let my kiddos choose their own costumes, and to my classic costume loving heart's dismay, the days of them dressing like pumpkins or black cats or witches are definitely over. These days they want store bought character costumes, the end. This year, my daughter is going to be Mal from Descendants and my son a Minion for their school Halloween parties and other Halloween activities that aren't actually on Halloween. 

But on Halloween day, we're doing a family costume for the second year in a row (this is new for us as my husband is almost always on the road with the band on Halloween), and it's definitely more on the classic costume end of the spectrum, which brings me all sorts of irrational joy. Last year our family was the Wizard of Oz, as seen above. While this is still a character costume theme, it's still a classic. 

Scroll down for my updated list of 50 (!!) timeless costume ideas.

Classic Halloween Costume Ideas for Kids
50 Classic Halloween Costume Ideas
Wizard of Oz Family Halloween Costume
Family Halloween Costume Ideas

Classic Halloween Costume Ideas  
  • 1950s themed
  • 1960s themed
  • Alien
  • Angel
  • Ballerina
  • Bat
  • Baseball/Football/Basketball Player
  • Bear
  • Black Cat
  • Bumblebee 
  • Butterfly
  • Cheerleader
  • Circus themed
  • Classic Disney Characters
  • Classic Star Wars Characters
  • Clown
  • Devil
  • Dinosaur
  • Doctor or Nurse
  • Dog
  • Dracula
  • Dragon
  • Fairy
  • Frankenstein
  • Genie
  • Ghost
  • Gypsy
  • Hippie
  • Ladybug
  • Lion
  • Mermaid
  • Mime
  • Monkey
  • Monster
  • Mouse
  • Mummy
  • Pirate
  • Princess or Prince 
  • Pumpkin
  • Robber/Jailbird
  • Robot
  • Shark
  • Scarecrow
  • Skeleton
  • Superhero  
  • Vampire 
  • Western themed
  • Witch
  • Wizard of Oz themed
  • Woodland Animal themed

As always, if you have other ideas to add to this list, please share!



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