Last year, Halloween felt tentative. With the COVID-19 pandemic still going strong and no vaccines in sight, lots of families still played cautious with their October plans. And while kids still haven’t been approved for any vaccines as of this writing — meaning safety measures like masks, distancing and spending time outdoors whenever possible are still in place — you can tell that families are ready to go all-out, at least when it comes to Halloween getups.
At this point, once they’re past the baby and toddler stage, kids mostly get to decide for themselves who they want to be for Halloween. But sometimes they need help getting some inspiration. These kid Halloween costume ideas are extremely child-pleasing. They include some of their favorite characters, since superheroes are going strong as ever thanks to some Disney+ shows and new, streaming movies. They include classic scares, since Halloween is still about witches, zombies and other things that go bump in the night. Or they have some sort of trick and magic to them, from light-up LEDs to optical illusions. Throw them on, and you’ll be sure to get all the candy!