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Best Halloween costumes for children

Halloween costume ideas for children of all ages

If you're running short on spooky inspiration this year, we've got costumes ranging from the quick and easy to all-out Halloween extravaganzas

F&F Dracula Halloween costume, £9

F&F Dracula Halloween costume, £9

Your little one will look fang-tastic (sorry) in this comfy vampire all-in-one. Featuring a detachable cape and poppers along the inner leg and neckline making it easy to get on and off, this is the perfect outfit for your child's first Halloween.

Buy now from Tesco

Tu Black Cat Halloween jumper, £10

Tu Black Cat Halloween jumper, £10

Halloween doesn't have to be all about gore and fake blood. This simple black velour jumper with green sequin cat eyes is perfect for kids who want to trick-or-treat in style.

Buy now from Sainsbury's

M&S Pumpkin fancy dress, £14

M&S Pumpkin fancy dress, £14

This pumpkin costume – with matching hat, for added cute factor – can be worn on top of plain black clothes for an instant Halloween outfit.

“Toddlers make very cute pumpkins”

Buy now from M&S

H&M Skeleton onesie, £19.99

H&M Skeleton onesie, £19.99

This soft all-in-one from H&M is perfect for older kids who still want to get into the Halloween spirit. With a fully-lined hood and a brushed fleecy lining, it's a cosy outfit that's sure to get plenty of wear – not just on 31 October.

“My son has a skeleton onesie – he loves it and wears it all year round"

Buy now from H&M

Darth Vader costume, from £18.48

Darth Vader costume, from £18.48

If your child is a Star Wars fanatic, Halloween is the perfect opportunity to dress up as the galaxy's ultimate baddie – Darth Vader. This outfit includes a jumpsuit, cape and the iconic mask, though you will need to supply your own lightsaber.

Buy now from Amazon

H&M Popcorn fancy dress costume, £14.99

H&M Popcorn fancy dress costume, £14.99

If your kids prefer something kooky rather than creepy, this one-size-fits-all popcorn costume from H&M (complete with a hilarious hat) could be pulled out for any fancy dress event.

Buy now from H&M

John Lewis Witch costume, £15.99

John Lewis Witch costume, £15.99

Featuring silver embellishments and spooky scenes printed around the skirt, this witchy dress and pointed hat are perfect for a Halloween party.

“My daughter loves dressing up like a witch!”

Buy now from John Lewis

H&M Dragon cape, £9.99

H&M Dragon cape, £9.99

This dragon cape makes for an easy, last-minute costume that can be recycled for fancy dress parties throughout the year – a solid investment (and less than a tenner).

Buy now from H&M