Kids love to dress up for Halloween, and if you're looking for the very best Halloween costumes for your children you're in the right place. We have searched high and low to root out all the best costumes, at the best prices, available in the UK, including those for toddlers, children and even babies too! Read on for the best Halloween costumes...
Halloween Costumes UK
Halloween is becoming more popular every year in the UK, with more people than ever dressing up and having parties as well as trick or treating. There's a huge variety of children's Halloween costumes around, and most stores release their Halloween from early September, so we will be updating this page as each store opens their Halloween shop.
Lidl Halloween Costumes £4.99
Head to Lidl* stores from Saturday 12th October and you can get children's Halloween costumes* for just £4.99 each - and a costume for the dog for the same price! For children the costumes include a vampire, skeleton, monster, pirate, witch, devil and more, and for under a fiver they're great value for money. If the dog is joining in too you can get them spider, bat or skeleton Halloween costumes for dogs*, again priced at just £4.99.
Aldi Children's Halloween Costumes £4.99
Aldi* offer some of the cheapest kids' Halloween costumes* by far, at just £4.99 each, with a selection available to order online now, and in Aldi stores from Thursday 3rd October 2019. This year there are 8 different costumes for under a fiver; Day Of The Dead, Grim Reaper, Unicorn Fairy, Pirate Skeleton, Comic Skeleton, Skeleton Tutu, Witch Costume, and a Pumpkin. I'm no sure why there's a unicorn fairy in there, as it's not in the least bit scary, but it's good to have a non-spooky alternative for younger children, or just to pop in the dressing-up box.
The Nightmare Before Christmas Jack Skellington Costume
This year it's all about The Nightmare Before Christmas, and the Disney themed Halloween and Christmas mash-up is everywhere, with clothing, costumes, toys, bedding, and all sorts more goodies. A Jack Skellington costume is one of the most popular choices this Halloween, and here's the best around:
- Jack Skellington Halloween Costume (3-9yrs)* £12 - £14 @ Matalan
- from £15 @ Tu Clothing
- Disney Store Jack Skellington Baby Costume Body Suit* £12 @ Shop Disney
- Disney Store Jack Skellington Costume T-Shirt For Kids* £12 @ Shop Disney
Matching Family Halloween Costumes
If you love matching family outfits for occasions you can now get matching Halloween costumes, so that parents, children and sometimes even baby and the dog can all go in the same costumes!
This year Wilko*seems to be the place to go for matching family Halloween costumes as they're selling matching 'mini me' Halloween costumes for adults and kids as skeletons, vampires, zombie cheerleaders and a yucky blood-spattered surgeon.
Asda* seem to be going a different way with their matching costumes this year, as there are lots of matching 'mother and daughter' tutu outfits, though we're hoping for more matching family sets as well. So far there are matching Ghostbusters* outfits for baby, kids and adults.
If you want to go the whole hog and get perfect matching sets for everyone take a peek at the Family Halloween Costumes*from Party Delights for a brilliant range including Zombie, Day Of The Dead, Grim Reaper, Vampire and more. They're not as cheap as the supermarkets, but if you're happy to spend out for a party or a fabulous photo op you can't get much better.
Kid's Halloween Costumes
There's a huge range of kid's Halloween costumes and fancy dress out there, and whatever spooky creature they want to dress as there will be an outfit for them in the stores. No more cutting holes in old bedsheets to make a ghost costume! Head to Amazon* for something really unusual, or check out the great selection and value at Asda George*, Matalan* and Tu Clothing*.
You can choose to go for cuteness with sweet pumpkins, rainbow skeletons, witches and cats, or go full-on horror with older children's zombie versions of brides, cheerleaders, prom queens and more.
Our favourites are this Lego Vampire Costume* from £24.51 at Amazon, this Halloween Holographic Clown Fancy Dress Costume* from £12 at Asda George, and this brilliant Nightmare Before Christmas inspired Jack Skeleton Costume* from £12 coming soon to Matalan.
Baby Halloween Costumes
There's nothing cuter than a baby dressed up in a fun costume, and baby Halloween costumes have come a long way from the humble pumpkin sleepsuit. Last year we saw a bigger than ever range with weird and wonderful spooky costumes for baby, and this year's additions so far have been just as good.
If you want to get a 'wow' outfit to make baby's first Halloween really memorable then how about this Baby Bat Halloween Costume*or Itsy Bitsy Spider Baby Costume* from both from £18.99 at Amazon, or this wonderful Nightmare Before Christmas Baby Jack Skellington Outfit* at only £12 from Shop Disney.
Toddler Halloween Costumes
When kids start getting mobile many of them love to dress up, and though they're still a bit young for trick or treating they can still dress up and have fun. Cute rather than scary is the way to go. Head toAsda George*, Wilko* or Home Bargains* for the best value and biggest choice with prices from just £5.
We are loving the Wilko toddler Halloween costumes* with monster onesies, cute cats, and spider costumes, all priced at £7 / £8. This Halloween T-Rex Skeleton Fancy Dress Outfit* from Asda is another returning favourite, and as that sold out way before Halloween last year it's one to snap up early before it goes.
Newborn Halloween Costumes UK
There's never been a better choice of newborn baby Halloween costumes, as every year new and wonderful new costumes for your little spook appear in the shops.
Cheap Halloween Costumes
If you want to go all out there are some really elaborate fancy dress costumes available, but if you're looking for bargains there are always lots of simple and cheap options to be found. Check the supermarkets, including the budget Aldi and Lidl, but get in there quick as stock sells out fast.
Where To Buy Halloween Costumes In The UK
Many major stores will sell fancy dress costumes for Halloween, including Asda*, Tesco* (in store only), Tu Clothing*, Morrisons*, as well as the budget supermarkets Aldi* and Lidl* closer to the date.
If you want something a bit different and you don't mind paying a little more then online specialist stores like Party Delights* and Jokers Masquerade* are great places to look, and of course Amazon* will have just about every costume you could think of!