Best Store-Bought Costumes for Preschoolers and Big Kids
An, um, out-of-this world costume for your space-man-in-training. Two awesome details: The inflatable tank and helmet.
Batman: Dark Knight
Batman's big this year so a caped crusader costume is in order. (Sorry, Batmobile not included!)
It's the year of Hannah Montana. If your daughter's a fan, let her play Miley for a day with this glam stage costume.
Sharpay from High School Musical 2
With High School Musical 3 opening, girls will be clamoring to masquerade as Sharpay, the Queen Bee of East High.
If princess is the only way to go this Halloween, your daughter will love this costume inspired by Beauty and the Beast, which includes a petticoat underneath for the poufy look she loves.
This witty costume will inspire a few double-takes. Pair with a black leotard -- it's not included.
Fall meets fairyland with this sweet getup. Huge wings in the back make this extra whimsical.
Transformers' Optimus Prime
Thanks to this getup kids can, uh, transform into Optimus Prime, benevolent leader of the Autobots.
Your kid can step into Zorro's boots with this costume, complete with the cape, hat, eye mask, and -- whoa, muscles! -- a molded six-pack top.
An oldie but a goodie, this feathered and ruffled can-can dress will have your daughter kicking up her heels -- and we love the bloomers underneath.
Your daughter can turn Japanese with this geisha getup, which includes a black wig, fan, and obi belt.
UPS Delivery Man
Does your kid love getting deliveries? Then he'll totally go for the pint-size version of the UPS Delivery Man uniform.
Your kid can masquerade as the swaggering, swashbuckling pirate in this realistic getup. (We love the dreads.)
Jasmine has been one of the most popular of the Disney princesses for years. Your kiddo will love the jeweled details.
Your daughter can get in touch with her inner Flamenco dancer in this hot pink ruffled getup.
This one will get laughs at every neighbor's door. Your kid's arms go into the "legs" to simulate a wiggly shark attack.
Does your kid have two BFFs or siblings? Round them up for a group costume of the three musketeers.
Add a little silver face-paint and your kid doubles as the Wizard of Oz's Tin Man.
The ultimate getup for the jokester in your family (fortunately, sound effects are not included).
This inflatable sumo wrestler costume will definitely be a conversation-starter. A fan to pump your kiddo up is included.
It's almost certain your kid will be the only one on the block with this quirky costume. (Don't forget the TP!)
Give your sports star a shot at fame (if only for a few hours around your neighborhood!) with this clever cereal-box concept.
Is your kid addicted to Harry Potter? Then he'll fall under this costume's spell. Pair with a hat and glasses for the full Harry effect.
This won't allow you to tell if your kid is lying, but it does come with all the trappings -- including the self-supporting cross bar to hold the marionette strings.
The Dark Knight brought back the ultimate villain -- and a scarily perfect costume for your kid.
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