Safe & Lovely Halloween Outfit Ideas For Children

Halloween is a great time of year, and it’s very nearly here. While not every country in the world celebrates it as aggressively as others, it’s important to note that many do. For a child, this time of year can be quite scary. Not quite understanding if your Jack’o’ lantern pumpkin is actually warding off evil spirits or not, wondering why there are cobwebs and many other odd decorations around the house and the scary costumes everyone wears can be a little disorienting at first. We may even remember feeling this way ourselves.

That being said, it’s important to allow them to engage in these festivities and to help them celebrate this time with others. Trick or treating can be a great part of that, but in order to settle their fears it may be that eschewing the scary outfits that adults wear and allowing them a time to simply dress up and have fun is important.

In the following words, we hope to explore a list of wonderful and safe Halloween outfit ideas for children. You’ll likely be very surprised as to the results:

Public Servant

If your child isn’t too fond of normal Halloween outfits, or simply wishes to try something new, a public servant idea can be a great one. Perhaps they wish to dress as a doctor using kids lab coats, or they may wish to be a fireman or policeman. This can allow for a simple, high-quality and non-offensive means of helping your child feel authority, part of their costume, and it is perfectly distinguishable from the basic Halloween outfits we may see.

Favorite Characters

Helping your child dress as their favorite characters from their most cherish television shows can be a great idea. It might be that there’s a character with a distinctive costume on television at the moment, or perhaps they wish to go for some classics, such as the Scooby-Doo cast, Dennis The Menace, A Toy Story or a range of other options. This can be a great idea, because on-brand costumes can exist here for the most part, allowing you to simply find the best source and size while eschewing all of the effort of crafting each piece individually.

Basic Halloween Outfits

The basic Halloween outfits will always hold water. From witches to skeleton morph-suits to a pirate, anything goes, provided your child wishes to wear it. Do not give them odd prosthetic makeup, or anything that could be deemed as too scary. Ensure they have mobility in their arms and legs to still enjoy their evening, and perhaps equip them with a simple pumpkin-like bucket to collect candy in. It’s here that your child can see the beauty of Halloween and realize that even with plenty of pretend monsters, scary creatures and costumes surrounding them - this seasonal holiday is always in good faith, and thus they have nothing to fear from it.

With these tips, your child is sure to have a great Halloween.


  1. This is the first year my kids won't go trick or treating. They are both in middle school. I told my youngest he could dress up to hand out candy, and go to neighbor's houses if he wants. He's actually good with that.

  2. These are great tips. I think the public servant suggestion is really awesome!


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