Halloween costumes UK 2023: cheap scary costumes for kids, including Wednesday Addams, Marvel heroes, skeleton
The scariest time of year, Halloween, is almost upon us again - and that means it’s time to start thinking about costumes for the kids
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Every year on October 31st, we’re encouraged to transform ourselves in to a spooky character and enjoy some ghoulish games with friends.
Whether your little ones are planning a party with friends, a trick or treating trip with siblings, or a family film night, they’re going to want to look their best - and by best we mean most beastly. Although, we understand that not every child likes to be frightened so we’ve also included some choices for little ones who would rather look cute than creepy.
Here’s our round-up of the best children’s Halloween costumes on the market right now.
If you want options for adults, these are the most popular adult Halloween costumes for this year and also even more adult fancy dress outfits for Halloween which can be delivered quickly and in time for the biggest and creepiest day of the year.
To make sure your home is ready to haunt your guests too, make sure you take a look at our round-up of the best indoor and outdoor Halloween decorations.
A skeleton costume is a classic choice - and one of the best.
The unisex jumpsuit will allow them to jump around and freely enjoy lots of Halloween antics with it’s simple and loose design.
It’s made from 100% polyester brushed knit flannel fabric so your child is sure to be comfortable too - even if they want to wear this all day and through the evening.
Available in sizes that will suit toddlers and older children and priced at £9.99 to £27.03, depending on the size.
Your child will have plenty of fun suiting up as the new dinosaur because it’s Halloween and, as well as a time to be (a bit) frightened, it’s also a time to have fun.
This costume ensemble comes with a jumpsuit and mask. The polyester jumpsuit is fully printed and has a tail that can be stuffed with newspaper or or added effect.
The suit also has integrated shoe covers that fit over the feet. Complete the fearsome appearance with the PVC mask.
Available in ages 3 to 12, and priced between £18.92 and £40.96.
This all in one outfit is ideal to get your child ready for Halloween in no time at all.
Available in a variety of designs including Ghostbusters (pictured), Superman, Batman, Captain America and Thor.
Each design is an all-in-one suit, so it’s perfect for quick dressing for a party. There’s also a mask or another kind of accessory, depending on the design chosen.
Available in ages 2 to 10.
This costume proves it’s never too soon to start dressing your little one for the scariest date in the calendar - although this costume is going to provoke more ‘awww’ than ‘ahhh’ sounds.
This lovely little dress features a a spooky print on the front and has a high collar with a batwing trim, and long sleeves with draped cuffs.
Available for children aged 18 months to eight years, so it's great for little ghosts of all sizes.
Your child will look frightfully pretty in this adorable Disney inspired witch costume.
The spook-tacular design features puff sleeves, two centre bows, gemstone accents and a pumpkin print inspired by Mickey and Minnie. Pair with the matching hat to complete the look.
Available in age three to 12.
Little heroes can swing into the Spider-verse in this epic costume.
The three-piece set includes a padded body suit, a mask, and awesome gloves. Press button on gloves to activate web projection light
Your child will love entertaining their friends with their new found superpower and really will feel like a special hero.
Requires x3 AG3 batteries, included. Available in ages 3 to 13.
This dramatic vampiress costume set includes a hooped dress and black masquerade-style mask with glittery finish.
Your little terror certainly will feel like queen of the castle when they wear this.
Team together and add a pair of tights and black bumper shoes to finish off the look.
For children aged three to 12 years.
This bold and bright cape is the perfect costume accessory and can be used of the focal point of any outfit idea.
Made from high quality fabric, these capes are so vivid and bold they’re sure to spark the imagination of any little super girl or boy.
Let them run wild with this one - yes, they could be a straight-forward superhero, but they could also be a superhero dragon, fairy, wolf or mermaid. It all depends what they pair it with.
Of course, this can also be added to their dressing up box to be used all year round too.
Add an initial to personalise. Rainbow superstar cape has a glitter initial. Superhero cape has a felt initial.
Superhero Capes are one size and suitable from 36 months to 8yrs. The cape measures 90cm at widest and 45cm deep.
Perfect to celebrate baby’s first Halloween, this is an easy fancy dress for their first halloween party, autumnal family gatherings or trick or treating experience.
This suit is, of course a practical sleepsuit, but also makes for a super cute outfit. The romper itself is black and then you can choose to have a white or glow in the dark design, which can be personalised with your child's name. Suitable for newborns up to 18 months.
Create some magic for your little ones this Halloween with this personalised magicians cape and magic wand set.
Perfect for boys and girls who love to dress up, budding magicians would be wizards.
It’s a stunning design in purple, yellow and blue, with a flash at the back which can be personalised.
One size fits all. Suitable for ages three upwards. Fits age three to nine years.
Let little ones fly away with this amazing vibrant pink flamingo dress-up kit.
The tutu dress has a bodice made of soft velour while the full skirt gives real princess vibes and has lots of net layers in pink and white. The back of the dress features lovely padded wings in a shiny iridescent fabric that will make your child believe they really could take flight.
To complete the outfit there is a matching headband with a padded character flamingo head.
It’s a sweet costume, rather than a scary one, but you can be sure your child will want to wear this long after October 31 has passed.
Available in three sizes and uitable for ages three to eight years.
Your child can get colour crazy with this bright and cheerful witch costume.
It features a dress, with different rainbow lace-up bodice and a skirt in different colours and colourful tights. It also comes with a black witch hat with a purple ribbon on top so your child can be bewitching in no time.
Available in ages two to 10 years, and priced between £17.97 and £28.89 depending on the size.
This wicked werewolf costume features a furry wolf mask with bared teeth and evil red eyes.
The red plaid shirt (included) has grey faux fur on the chest for a totally beastly look. Complete with the furry gloves (included) and then all your child has to do is wait for that full moon to shine to look truly terrifying.
Available in ages four to 16 years. Priced between £17.99 and £21.97, depending on age.
This is a deluxe costume with a padded muscle chest jumpsuit and matching felt mask.
Other children will be green with envy when they see your child wearing this - and they’ll be feeling like a superhero.
It’s available for next day delivery too so you can be sure they’ll be ready to dress up on October 31 too.
Available in sizes S, M and L, and priced between £18.81 and £19.98 depending on the size.
This stunning dress features puffy sleeves, square neckline, ruched detail, muti-layers fluffy skirt with tulle and is adorned with lace trimmings, tulle underneath to add puffiness.
It might not be an obvious choice for Halloween, but it’s available on next day delivery so it’s perfect for your princess if she does dress up but doesn’t want to look scary or, if she does, all you need to do is add some spooky face paint to look a little more frightening. There's also different colour choices you can choose from.
Of course the best thing about a costume like this is it can be worn all year round and isn’t just for Halloween.
Available in ages 3 to 14 so it's great for little princesses and some older princesses too.
If you wee one loves Harley Quinn (age appropriateness notwithstanding - she’s big on Fortnite) this is a fabulous all-in-one costume. It comes with a T-shirt, glove, shorts and zip up jacket.
Perfect for dressing up. Harley Quinn is a classic character: just add the red and blue pigtails! Available in sizes S to L.
Unsurprisingly, given the huge success of the Netflix series Wednesday, which was released in late 2022, Wednesday Addams is a character kids want to dress up as this Halloween. So, we're giving you two costume options.
The first is Wednesday's classic look, and comes complete with a Wednesday Addam's style wig. This is the gothic everyday dress that everyone thinks of when you imagine Wednesday Addams, so your child would be instantly recognisable as her even without the wig - but we love that the wig is inclused in the package as her hair do is also iconic.
Available in sizes 4 to 12 years and priced at £19.99 to £27.99 depending on the size.
Those who have watched the Netflix series Wednesday will know that Jenna Ortega's version of the misfit child has a very special dress or the school dance. Of course it's still dark and gothic, inkeeping with Wednesday's signature look, but it's also very glamorous and sophisticated. This dress is an exact replica of that dress - and it's beautiful.
If you haven't seen the series, we recommend you do watch it (as long as it's age appropriate for your child). Available in child sizes from age 3 and above, and also adult sizes, so there's no need for you to be envious of your child with this one.