We’re officially through the first week of October, meaning Halloween is only three weeks away. If you haven’t started thinking about buying your kids’ Halloween costume yet, it’s time to hit the stores. (Or get your creative juices flowing if you’re a DIY kind of mom.)
Wait too long, and everything in physical storefronts will be picked over. If you’re shopping online and procrastinate, there’s a good chance you won’t have enough time to get products shipped to you.The other option is to end up paying a ridiculous amount of money to make sure it’s at your door on time.
Expedited shipping costs are scary. Get prepared and save with these popular kids’ Halloween costumes for the 2015 season:
Popular Costumes for Boys: Star Wars
In case you’ve been living under a rock, the new Star Wars movie, The Force Awakens, comes out in December of this year. Just because it hasn’t yet been released doesn’t mean it hasn’t already created a buzz. From live, global toy-openings to releasing the older movies on streaming services, marketing has been in overdrive, and the franchise’s already fanatical fans have noticed.
If your son is one of the obsessed, the good news is that Halloween retailers aren’t waiting until the movie is live in theaters, either. For example, at Spirit Halloween stores you can find costumes for:
- Darth Vader (Battled-damaged or not; your choice!)
- Kylo Ren
- Luke Skywalker
- Commander Fox
- Captain Rex
- General Grievous
- Boba Fett
- Anakin Skywalker
- Arf Trooper
- X-Wing Pilot
- Jango Fett
- Star Trooper
- Obi Wan Kenobi
- Rebel TIE Fighter
True, some of these characters are throwbacks from past movies, with a heavy emphasis on Clone Wars. But others haven’t even been introduced to audiences yet, unless you’ve been serious about your fan fiction reading habit.
Spirit Halloween also has some pretty stellar promo codes out, including 20% off any item sitewide, and free shipping with a minimum purchase.
Popular Costumes for Girls: Inside Out
Inside Out is popular across genders, but this year’s Joy and Disgust costumes are adorable and popular amongst female children. (They also have Anger for boys, or against-the-grain girls!)
Ghoulishly appropriate, Monster High costumes are popular for girls this year, as well. Our favorites are Clawdeen and Frankie, which you can find on Trendy Halloween for 15-25% off when you use promo codes.
Costumes for Fur Babies
Want to make sure your fur children don’t miss out on all the fun Halloween has to offer? Check out Costume Box’s options, which include a hot dog outfit for dachshunds, prisoner get ups for bulldogs, Superman capes for shepherds, and even tatted sleeves for your chihuahua.
Whichever child you’re dressing up, these popular motifs can serve as motivation. And if your child doesn’t want to go with what’s popular? There’s nothing wrong with going against the grain. A classroom party would be pretty boring if all you saw were jedis and siths milling about the candy and punch bowls. Either pretty boring, or pretty contentious. It’s a hard call.