We’re divided on kids’ Halloween costumes around Cool Mom Picks. Some of us spend a good few months planning, sewing, and executing the most wonderful Instagram-worthy Halloween costumes for our kids, while the rest of us are happy just finding some Halloween costume shortcuts and knowing our kids will look adorable either way.
If you’re still looking for inspiration, or just want to ogle the effort and creativity (and uh, free time) of other parents, here are 22 amazing, outrageous, and inspired kids Halloween costumes that make us smile every time.
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We’ve been covering our favorite DIY Halloween costumes for kids for years and we still love all of these — that’s saying something!
Napoleon Dynamite Family (Costume Works)
Little Old Lady (Costume Works)
Anna Wintour costume (Oh Happy Day)
Barbershop Quartet Costumes (my Cakies)
Big Alice in Wonderland costume (via MishaLulu blog)
Baby Centaur Halloween Costume (Costume Works)
Baby DJ Skrillz (Costume Works)
Deer Head over the Fireplace Costume (Costume Works)
Little Artist Costumes: Frida Kahlo, Andy Warhol and more (Oh Happy Day)
Dumb and Dumber Baby Costumes (Costume Works)
Crazy Cat Lady Halloween Costume (Costume Works)
Chef and Lobster in a Pot Babywearing Costume
See more of our favorite DIY Babywearing Halloween costumes for new parents here.
Louis XIV Costume (Oh Happy Day on Pinterest)
Road Kill Cat costume for kids (Costume Works)
Cabbage Patch Kid costume (Costume Works)
The Pope and his Bodyguard Costume (Costume Works)
Wayne’s World Costumes (Costume Works)
King Kong and Empire State Building Costume (Costume Works)
Photobooth Photo Strip Costume (Oh Happy Day)
The Evil Knievel Baby Costume has to be the winner for us. This sweet little boy wear a helmet to correct his plagiocephaly, and so his parents incorporated it right into his costume. Awesome. (The High Definite, via Reddit)