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Kids Costumes - Superhero Costumes

Updated on September 14, 2011

Superhero Costumes for Kids


Halloween is a fun time of year, especially for kids. It gives them a chance for role playing when they’re dressed in great kids costumes. There’s no shortage of Halloween costumes for kids. They range from scary to funny to character childrens costumes. Some little boys prefer superhero costumes. You’ll find plenty of kids superhero costumes, ranging from simple to deluxe.


My grandkids, like most kids, love Halloween. With eight grandchildren, we’ve been through a lot of kids costumes. The boys have had several superhero costumes, including Power Ranger costumes, Batman costumes, Spiderman costumes, and a Superman costume. I’m sure a couple of them will want Iron Man costumes this year. The movie and characters are super popular with kids, especially with boys. So don’t be surprised if your little guy wants an Iron Man costume this year!


Why are kids costumes so popular?


Costumes for children are very popular. Child costumes give kids the opportunity to embrace a different persona and act out fantasies. Children have wonderfully vivid imaginations, and a kids costume will usually make them feel much more like their favorite character. Costumes for kids also give children a sense of anonymity. It’s almost like playing an elaborate game of hide-and-seek.


Of course, Halloween costumes for kids peak in October. If you have kids, however, you probably won’t be surprised to learn that a lot of kids costumes are worn long after Halloween is a distant memory. My grandsons have had boys Halloween costumes that they wore often while playing. Heck, some of the boys costumes even served as pajamas! They loved their childrens costumes so much that they insisted on sleeping in them.


Why superhero costumes?


Superhero costumes are some of the most popular of all boys Halloween costumes. Children, and adults for that matter, have always needed heroes. Since the beginning of time, every society had its own heroes. Some were real humans who had accomplished great deeds, while others were larger-than-life superheroes.


A boy’s Halloween costume in the form of a hero will make the young man feel heroic. If he admires and wants to emulate a hero with positive attributes, that’s a good thing and should be encouraged. Childrens costumes don’t have to be just about having fun. If you’re looking for a boys Halloween costume, you can’t go wrong with kids superhero costumes. In this day and age, positive role models are often few and far between.


Where to buy costumes for kids


You can buy kids costumes at just about any retail store like Walmart, Kmart, and Target. Of course, childrens costumes are usually available in such stores around Halloween. If you need a kids costume at any other time of year, you probably won’t find one at such stores. Even during Halloween season, your selection of Halloween costumes for kids will be limited. If you’re searching for boys Halloween costumes specifically, your choices will be cut in half. And if you’re looking for superhero costumes for kids, the selection will be significantly smaller.


The best place to find Halloween costumes for kids is online. You’ll have no problem locating girls costumes and boys costumes. As far as superhero costumes go, check out the Batman costumes, the Spiderman costumes, the Iron Man costumes, and other superhero costumes below!

One of our kids superhero costumes.
One of our kids superhero costumes.


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      7 years ago

      im having the same prelbom. I want my costume to be cute but all the cute costumes that I like are too short or too low cut on me. Im going trick or treating with a lot of ppl and there will be boys there so I cant just have everything like hanging out as most ppl call it. theres also the fact that IM ONLY 13. I dnt think my mother would let me out of the house lol. I did see this cute hippie costume that a girl on youtube made thats appropriate. I'll try to send it to u

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      gary teigen 

      9 years ago

      a costume of bigfoot is a fright on halloween.

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      Holle Abee 

      10 years ago from Georgia

      My grandsons love superhero costumes! thanks for reading, Elf!

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      10 years ago

      Superhero costumes are always a favorite.

    • habee profile imageAUTHOR

      Holle Abee 

      10 years ago from Georgia

      Buckie, I think you'd make a great Wonder Woman! I can just picture your cape flying in wind as your ride your new sled! lol

    • habee profile imageAUTHOR

      Holle Abee 

      10 years ago from Georgia

      HH, we have Halloween parties sometimes. The kids come in their Halloween costumes. It's a blast!

    • habee profile imageAUTHOR

      Holle Abee 

      10 years ago from Georgia

      G, good to see you, and thanks for stopping by!

    • habee profile imageAUTHOR

      Holle Abee 

      10 years ago from Georgia

      Rob, somehow I can just picture you as spiderman or in some other superhero costume! lol

    • habee profile imageAUTHOR

      Holle Abee 

      10 years ago from Georgia

      For real, Flight! when I was a child, kids Halloween costumes pretty much consisted of just a cheap mask. lol

    • habee profile imageAUTHOR

      Holle Abee 

      10 years ago from Georgia

      Bpop, can I pick out your Halloween costumes for you? I see an Obama mask in your future! lol

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      Holle Abee 

      10 years ago from Georgia

      Oh, Pam, we always have a blast at Halloween!

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      Audrey Kirchner 

      10 years ago from Washington

      I want to be Wonder Woman - do you think they have a costume that won't make my butt look big? Too cute!

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      Hello, hello, 

      10 years ago from London, UK

      I used to love it and I gave a party. Decorated the room. I got a small room in the community centre. I loved every minute of it.

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      10 years ago from California many great memories of my kids in costumes! My son is not really into it anymore now that he is older, but in his hey was Spiderman and Power Rangers......Oh yes...and who could forget Bionicles! Great hub! G

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      10 years ago from Oviedo, FL

      I used to dress up as Spider Man on Halloween.

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      10 years ago from The East Coast

      Kids' costumes today look so much better than when I was a kid!

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      10 years ago

      Great costumes. Maybe I should get one this year so I can hand out treats in style.

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      Pamela Oglesby 

      10 years ago from Sunny Florida

      Habee, Dre4ssig kids up for Halloween is such fun. Good article.


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