Narrowing down a costume choice is a difficult task. Boys are faced with the dilemma of choosing between a plethora of superheroes, spooky characters, and superstar athletes. Regardless of the final decision, there’s a few key elements to keep in mind when shopping for a Halloween costume for boys.
Quality is key. Boys tend to be rambunctious and are known to run around for hours on end. Cheap fabric won’t hold up and flimsy accessories don’t stand a chance at lasting through the day. Look for costumes that are well-made with durable fabric. If you can’t find a quality costume, look for a costume on the less expensive side so you don’t feel guilty throwing out your investment when Halloween is over.
Sizing should allow for additional layers of clothing. If you live somewhere with cooler temperatures, or if your child is going to be trick-or-treating in the evening, this is especially important. Remember to size up accordingly for a warm layer, or figure out a way to incorporate a sweatshirt or jacket into the costume.
Details are what take a Halloween costume to the next level, so consider splurging on a few additional pieces where it makes sense. We’ve linked to quite a few suggestions throughout this post, but don’t stop there. Get creative.
If you still haven’t found that perfect boy’s Halloween costume, you can continue browsing the top available options here.
1. Aeromax Jr. Astronaut Boy’s Costume
The authentic look of this NASA space suit will have any boy feeling like an actual astronaut this Halloween. The costume includes the full suit as well as a matching NASA cap. The material and finishes are high-quality and unlike most Halloween costumes, this one will last beyond one wear for continuous dress-up enjoyment. If you’re looking to make this costume even more official, check out this youth astronaut helmet and these awesome astonaut boots.
2. NFL Team Licensed Youth Costume Set
Any die hard sports fan will love the opportunity to dress up like one of his favorite players. The cost of this costume varies depending on the size and the team, but most of the options are priced around $40, which is extremely reasonable considering the quality and details. The costume includes a helmet designed with the team logo (including the chin strap), an authentic looking jersey with the team logo, and matching pants. Each boy can choose his own number (either his lucky number or the number of his favorite player) as the costume also includes iron-on numbers ranging from one through nine. If he wants to look even tougher, consider purchasing some shoulder pads and eye black stickers as well. More of a baseball fan? Check out this baseball uniform costume from the same company.
Price: varies depending on size and team
3. U.S. Army Ranger Costume
This is another costume that will outlast the Halloween festivities. Any kid can wear this for Halloween and then for day-to-day play all year round. The officially licensed U.S. Army costume does not disappoint. It includes the shirt, pants, vest, thigh holster, thigh pouch, knee pads, and a helmet with a cover. Although it doesn’t include combat boots, you can purchase an affordable pair here. The patches are truly realistic looking with quality embroidery. If you’re looking to purchase a few more realistic accessories, these customized military dog tags and this toy machine gun are the perfect additions.
Price: $26.67 – $73.99 depending on size and style
4. Inflatable Sumo Wrestler Halloween Costume
Just looking at this image makes us laugh. It’s a silly and fun option for any boy this Halloween. This costume is extremely easy to put on and inflate. Simply slide your arms and legs in and then zip the back. It is designed with velcro straps that tighten around the neck, legs, and arms, to keep the air in. The costume also comes with a fan, responsible for keeping the costume inflated. The fan is located on the inside of the costume and is fairly quiet, so you won’t have to worry about an abundance of noise. If you’re a parent who doesn’t want to miss out on the fun nature of this costume, it’s also available in adult sizes.
5. DC Superheroes Flash Deluxe Boy’s Costume
Superheros are a go-to Halloween costume choice for so many boys and this one is a great option. The padded chest muscles are a great element that add to the realness of the overall look. The arm cuffs and boots also fold up over the costume, so although they’re not separate pieces, it makes for a three dimensional look that many other superhero costumes are lacking. If he’s a bigger fan of another superhero, you can find the same quality-made costumes for Batman, Super Man, Iron Man, or Robin.
Price: $23.78 (36 percent off MSRP)
6. Skeleton Zombie Boy’s Halloween Costume
Every kid goes through a phase where their one request is a scary Halloween costume. This zombie costume will have any kid looking like he’s risen from the dead and he’ll be covered from head to toe. The mask easily stays in place, while providing a big portion of the scare-factor. It includes all of the other necessary pieces – a shirt, chestpiece, pants, and gloves. If he wants to take the scary look even further, or if someone else in the family wants a great zombie costume, check out the best zombie Halloween costume ideas.
Price: $18.69 (53 percent off MSRP)
7. Scary Skeleton Boy’s Halloween Costume
Even adults will cringe at the scary mask included with this boy’s Halloween costume. It also includes a black, full- length hooded robe with black gloves, so no one will be able to see who is underneath. This costume is also extremely inexpensive, making it a great option if you’re looking to keep costume costs down this year. Since it is so inexpensive, we recommend upgrading the gloves on this costume to these skull ones to match the white skull of the mask. Don’t forget that the grim reaper sickle isn’t included, but you can grab one for less than $10 here.
Price: $14.99 – $16.26
8. Ninjago LEGO Costume
This officially licensed costume includes the constructed top, gloves for the hands, a mask, and the constructed pants – making the costume wearer truly undetectable. This also makes a great group costume if a few boys would like to dress up in matching costumes. All of the corresponding costumes can easily be ordered online – there’s Jay in blue and Lloyd in green or a slew of other LEGO costumes.
9. Woopie Cushion Children’s Costume
This is another hysterical costume that’s sure to earn a bunch of giggles in the classroom or while trick-or- treating. The costume is made out of felt, making it extremely comfortable. There’s also room for a layer of warm clothing under the costume if you live in a place with chillier temperatures. For a bigger laugh, purchase one of these fart machines. Every boy on the block will appreciate the humor provided by this silly device. Just make sure to hide it after the Halloween festivities are over to avoid any embarrassing moments during your next dinner party.
Price: $17.97 (40 percent off MSRP)
10. Everlast Boxer Boy’s Costume
This is a well-made, durable costume, that will stand out amongst the costume competition. It includes a shirt with attached shorts and an Everlast logo, as well as hands free boxing gloves and a tie for the waist of the robe. This boxing costume is more suitable for younger kids, but there’s an enhanced version for older boys that looks equally as realistic. You can purchase a few temporary tattoos that look just like wounds to make the costume even better and more believable.
If you still haven’t found that perfect boy’s Halloween costume don’t fret. There are so many fun and unique options available for browsing here.
Price: $20.78 – $21.35