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Alligator & Crocodile Costumes

Updated on December 22, 2015

Alligator & Crocodile Costumes

This year go as a crocodile or an alligator to your favorite costume parties! You'll find a great selection here of alligator and crocodile costumes for children and for adults!

Why not dress the entire family in matching gator or croc costumes this year?! You'll be the talk of the town, and look fabulous, too!

The fun costume ideas you find on this page are sure to please, and make you a winner.

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I've included some interesting and fun facts about these Crocodylia. Just scroll down the page to find out more about these strange looking reptiles, including what's the difference between the two. It's a question everyone wonders about, but not everyone knows the answer. Go ahead, take a peak and find out.

Alligator/Crocodile Adult Halloween Costume

For the man (or woman) who wants to dress up like a Big Ol' Alli-Gator (or crocodile) this Halloween. It's a great way to dress up and answer your door, imagine the look on the faces of the kids who come to trick or treat! HA!

These are a fun outfit to dress up in for Halloween, no matter what your reason for wanting to be the biggest reptile on your block. Other reptile outfits you can choose from are:

  • An Iguana
  • A Dragon
  • A Dinosaur
  • A Frog

Kids' Crocodile Costumes

I think these croc costumes are so cute and they come in infant sizes, toddler sizes and kid's sizes. If you want a unique and fun costume for your little guy or girl, check out these reptilian outfits. It will be easy to find one in their size.

Do you know how to tell the difference between these two reptiles?

The snout of a crocodile is long and V shaped while the snout of an alligator is rounded and shaped more like a U.

Crocodile Toddler Costume
Crocodile Toddler Costume

Look how adorable this toddler costume is! I say that about every toddler outfit, but I really think they are so cute. This is the friendliest crocodile I've ever seen.

 

Toddler Costume Ideas

And More Alligator/Crocodile Facts

Here's another cute costume for a toddler, and yes, it's a crocodile. This is a sweet look for a nasty croc, don't you agree? Are you afraid of those big teeth? Don't be, these costume teeth won't hurt you.

The American crocodile is found in Florida, in the Caribbean, in Southern parts of Mexico and all the way down the Southern coast of Central America. There are believed to be about 1,000 crocodiles in Florida. These Tetrapodas can grow as large as 20 feet long. Tetrapod means having four feet.

Interesting Facts:

- The alligator's snout is long with the nostrils positioned so that they can still breathe while the rest of their body is underwater.

- The name "alligator" was derived from the Spanish "el lagarto," which means, big lizard.

- The mating season for el lagarto begins in May. The male makes a roaring sound to attract the females.

- A female gator will usually lay about 35 to 50 eggs at a time. However, about 80% of newborn alligators do not make it.

- The sex of a gator egg is determined by the temperature of the nest. Temperatures above 93 degrees Fahrenheit will produce males, temperatures below 86 degrees Fahrenheit will produce females and temperatures in between can produce both sexes.

Alligator Costume Toddler And Child Sizes

Did you know that gators are found in the states of Alabama, Florida, Georgia, Louisiana, South Carolina, Mississippi, and Texas. Florida and Louisiana are estimated to each have 1,500,000! And that's NOT Including kid's in costumes. These reptiles have also been found in China.

- Both crocs and alli-gators live on a carnivorous diet of fish, birds, turtles and other various mammals.

- Alligators generally reside in freshwater lakes, swamps and marshes.

- The existence of the alligator can be dated back 200 million years earning this fascinating species the nickname, "the living fossil."

- Adult gators can be distinguished by young alligators by a dark stripe on their tail.

Alligator Costume - Large
Alligator Costume - Large

Here's an adorable picture of a toddler in an alligator costume and it comes in kid's sizes too. I just love baby costumes! Even a scary gator becomes adorable when it's a baby Halloween costume!

 
Here's a picture of a Nile Crocodile.  Compare it to the picture of the Alligator and see if you can spot any of the differences in them.  This picture is from Wikipedia and you can find out more about it by clicking on it.  The crocodile picture is
Here's a picture of a Nile Crocodile. Compare it to the picture of the Alligator and see if you can spot any of the differences in them. This picture is from Wikipedia and you can find out more about it by clicking on it. The crocodile picture is

Interesting Facts about Alligators and Crocodiles

I thought it would be fun to add some interesting facts about the alligators and crocodiles pictured in the costumes above. There are so many wonderful things to learn about these massive reptiles.

- There are only two species of alligator: the American alligator, or the alligator mississippiensis, and the Chinese alligator or the alligator sinensis.

- American alligators can grow up to 20 feet in length. In comparison, Chinese are relatively small, generally growing to only 4.5 - 5 feet in length.

- Crocodiles are generally more aggressive than alligators. Alligators will rarely attack humans unless being provoked.

- Both alligators and crocodiles are cold blooded reptiles.

- Alligators can weigh over 1000lbs. Crocodiles, over 2600lbs.

- As implied by their name, alligators are only found in the United States and China, while crocodiles can be found all over the world.

- Crocodiles can live to be up to 80 years old. The average lifespan of the alligator is only 35-50 years.

- Crocodiles have extremely powerful jaws, but only when it comes to chomping down. Their ability to open their jaw against force is so weak that an average human could the jaw of a crocodile shut with just their hands.

- Crocodiles can also be distinguished from alligators by their pointy fourth tooth on the bottom of their jaw. Even with their jaw closed, this tooth sticks up outside of their mouth.



Here are some great sources of information about these ancient reptiles.

Wikipedia

A-Z Animals

Live Science

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Alligator Adult Mascot Costume - Go Gators!

If your team is the Alligators, or the Gators, here's a mascot costume for you. Put it on and run up and down the sidelines with your team, then go and hang out in the stands with the spectators! You can get everyone in the spirit with a few cheers and yells when you are dressed up in this fun costume idea. Be careful out there, a mascot could get clunked on the head ... you've got to keep your eye on the ball as well as on the stands.

Alligator Adult Mascot Costume
Alligator Adult Mascot Costume

Is there an Alligator in your favorite team name? If the answer is yes, you might want to dress up in this mascot costume and go to the game looking for fun. Urge the crowds, start the cheers, and have lots of fun. To find out more about this mascot costume just click on the link.

 

Ride A Gator Child Halloween Costume O/S

Ride em, Cowboy ... I think. What do you call someone who rides a gator? Is it a cowboy or a gator boy? What ever you call it, here is a unique and fun Halloween costume for kids. It's certainly going to attract some attention this year at the costume contest. RIDE 'EM CROC BOY!

Forum Novelties Children's Ride-A-Gator Costume
Forum Novelties Children's Ride-A-Gator Costume

Want to Ride A Gator? What a wild adventure this costume sounds like, but it does look like this kid is sitting on a gator like someone would sit on a horse. If your child is looking for a funny costume and a unique costume idea, this gator outfit is just what you've been looking for.

 

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      Cynthia Sylvestermouse 4 years ago from United States

      These are really cute costumes.

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      HalloweenRecipes 5 years ago

      @anonymous: Thanks! I love alligator, crocodile and dino costumes for kids!

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      anonymous 5 years ago

      Love it, so cute. great lens, thank you for sharing.

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      HalloweenRecipes 5 years ago

      @Wednesday-Elf: Go Gator's! I bet he looked cute as can be! I thought these gator and crocodile costumes were adorable for kids too.

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      Wednesday-Elf 5 years ago from Savannah, Georgia

      The 'Ride a Gator' costume is really cute. My son was a 'Florida' Gator ...LOL (University of Florida).