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Awesome Alligator Costumes for Adults and Kids

Updated on September 12, 2014

The most amazing and realistic alligator and crocodile costumes

Do you or your child want to dress up as an awesome alligator this Halloween or Mardi Gras? There are some really great alligator costumes for adults and kids.

Alligator Costumes For Adults: There are a few choices for adults including an Alligator King Mardi Gras costume, a high-tech plush mascot costume complete with ventilation panels and built-in fan, and, on the opposite end of the spectrum, a realistic Crocodile Dundee costume.

Alligators and crocodiles are two distinct species of reptiles, but for the purpose of a Mardi Gras or Halloween costume they can be used interchangeably and you will find both on this page.

Alligator Costumes For Kids: There are many adorable (I mean scary!) alligator and crocodile costumes to choose from that feature your child's cute little face peaking out from beneath or between the alligator's teeth. Most of these are in baby and toddler sizes, one goes up to 5T, and there is a 'Ride A Gator' costume (children's one size fits all).

Alligator Costume For Newborns: It can be quite a challenge to find an alligator outfit for newborns. The ready-made children's costumes are just too big for a tiny infant. But, I've found some items you can use to create your own baby alligator costume: a really cool alligator pacifier, green hat and patterned swaddle sack. Perfect to create the alligator look and keep your precious little one warm.

Image: Toddler Crocodile Costume from Amazon

Alligator Costumes for Adults

Mardi Gras Alligator King Costume for Adults

Forum Mardi Gras Masquerade Deluxe Costume, Multi-Colored, One Size
Forum Mardi Gras Masquerade Deluxe Costume, Multi-Colored, One Size

The Mardi Gras alligator king costume comes with a polyester jumpsuit with attached tail and purple vest, an alligator headpiece with crown and green boot covers. One size fits all.

Mardi Gras beads, sceptre and gloves are not included but can be purchased separately at Amazon.

 

Adult Crocodile Costume - Crocodile outfit with wire jaw

Adult Crocodile Costume, Size Adult Standard
Adult Crocodile Costume, Size Adult Standard

This cute crocodile costume comes with a 'crocodile scale' patterned jumpsuit with clawed hands, feet and attached tail and a crocodile headpiece with a wire jaw. Your face peers out between the toothed jaw. This costume comes in one standard size and based on customer reviews is best suited to those below 6 feet in height.

 
Alligator
Alligator

Alligators and Crocodiles

What is the difference?

Alligators and crocodiles are often confused with one another even though they are from two distinct reptilian taxonomic families.

Alligators are common throughout China and southern parts of the United States. Crocodiles, on the other hand, are more widespread than alligators existing in Africa, Southeast Asia, Australia, Central America, Mexico and in Florida (the only place to have both crocodiles and alligators).

Alligators have a U-shaped head and none of the teeth from the lower jaw are exposed when the mouth is closed. Crocodiles have a longer, more V-shaped head and when their jaws are closed the lower teeth can easily be seen.

Alligators are generally darker in color than crocodiles and tend to prefer fresh water whereas crocodiles have special glands that enable them to better handle more saline conditions.

Although alligators tend to be territorial, they are no way near as aggressive crocodiles.

Image: Public Domain Image from Pixabay

Adult Alligator Mascot Costume

Gator Mascot Costume
Gator Mascot Costume

If you're looking to invest in a very good quality realistic alligator outfit, then this alligator mascot costume is the way to go. This costume is plush and cuddly yet durable and sturdy. The costume consists of a bodysuit with attached tail, shoe covers, mitts, and a latex and foam headpiece that is spacious and has a screen vision panel. The costume has several ventilation panels and a built-in fan to keep you nice and cool.

 

Alligator Costume Accessories - Build your own alligator or crocodile costume

If you'd rather create your own costume than buy a ready-made one, then start with an alligator hat or mask. Pair with a green top and pants, green gloves and shoes. Then you're ready for a night out on the town, a costume party, Mardi Gras or Halloween.

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Kids Alligator Costumes

For babies, toddlers and small children.

Plush Crocodile Toddler Costume

Crocodile Toddler Costume
Crocodile Toddler Costume

This plush crocodile costume comes with the tunic and an attached tail with yellow scales and headpiece with eyes and teeth. Easy to get on and off and the headpiece is secured with velcro so you can adjust the size for larger heads. Fits toddlers 2-4T and based on customer reviews the sizing is spot on.

 

Goofy Gator Costume for Babies & Toddlers

InCharacter Baby's Goofy Gator Costume, Green, Large
InCharacter Baby's Goofy Gator Costume, Green, Large

This plush crocodile costume comes with the tunic and an attached tail with yellow scales and headpiece with eyes and teeth. Easy to get on and off and the headpiece is secured with velcro so you can adjust the size for larger heads. Fits toddlers 2-4T and based on customer reviews the sizing is spot on.

 

Infant Crocodile Costume

Infant Crocodile Costume
Infant Crocodile Costume

This cute infant crocodile costume comes with the top and matching headpiece (you need to supply the pants). Comes in 12 - 18 month and 18 - 24 month sizes.

 

Toddler Crocodile Costume

Toddler Crocodile Halloween Costume (Size:3T)
Toddler Crocodile Halloween Costume (Size:3T)

Patterned fabric jumpsuit with detailed padded crocodile tail and a separate crocodile head with eyes, teeth and a wire jaw for an extra realistic effect. For toddlers size 3T.

 

Kids Alligator Wrangler Costume

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

Comes with the plush Gator outfit. Hat, khaki shirt, shorts and boots sold separately.

 

Create Your Own Kids Alligator Costume

As mentioned in the adults section, if you would like to make your alligator costume for kids or toddlers, then consider starting with a really great crocodile costume hat. Pair with green clothing and you are set.

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Create Your Own Baby Alligator Costume

While there are no ready-made alligator costumes for newborns, you can easily create one with these great accessories.

The Amazing Gator Pacifier - Alligator Pacifier for Babies

Billy Bob Gator Baby Pacifier
Billy Bob Gator Baby Pacifier

The perfect accessory for every baby alligator. Pair it with a green hat, swaddle blanket or swaddle sack and your little one is ready for Halloween. This pacifier has a silicone orthodontic nipple and meets standard safety requirements. Recommended for babies 3 months and up.

 

Baby Alligator Costume Necessities - Sleep Sack for Your Infant Alligator Costume

SwaddleDesigns Sleeping Sack with 2-Way Zipper, Cozy Micro Fleece Brown Mod Circles on Lime, 3-6MO
SwaddleDesigns Sleeping Sack with 2-Way Zipper, Cozy Micro Fleece Brown Mod Circles on Lime, 3-6MO

This sleep sack is super cozy and your and your infant will get much use out of it after Halloween. The green pattern looks like scales which is ideal for any baby alligator. Pair this with a matching green cap and the Gator pacifier and your costume is complete. Available in 3 – 6 month and 6 – 12 month sizes.

 

Alligator (Dinosaur) Knitted Newborn Hat

Melondipity Baby Boy Dinosaur Hat, Diaper Cover Set - Handmade Green Beanie (Newborn)
Melondipity Baby Boy Dinosaur Hat, Diaper Cover Set - Handmade Green Beanie (Newborn)

Although technically this is listed as a 'dinosaur' hat, this adorable little newborn cap would make the perfect accessory for your newborn alligator costume. Wrap your little one up in a green swaddle blanket or sack, pop on this hat and add the Gator pacifier (shown above) and you have a 'too cute for words' costume for Halloween, themed parties and photo sessions.

 

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    • Bercton1 profile image

      Bercton1 3 years ago

      Great kids costume. Very exciting lens!

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      DuaneJ 4 years ago

      I especially like the crocodile dundee costume...!

    • VspaBotanicals profile image

      VspaBotanicals 4 years ago

      I love the costumes, and that pacifier is awesome!

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      Jo-Jackson 4 years ago

      Some of these costumes really are awesome.

    • NibsyNell profile image

      NibsyNell 4 years ago

      Have to admit, I've never thought of dressing up as an alligator before. I'm tempted now though...

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      anonymous 4 years ago

      Truly awesome stuff indeed!

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      Miha Gasper 4 years ago from Ljubljana, Slovenia, EU

      Great costumes. And I aced the quiz! (But animal trivia is one of my passions, so this is understandable.);-)

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      WriterJanis2 4 years ago

      What a fun idea!

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      Tara Wojtaszek 4 years ago

      @anonymous: Thanks, I got a kick out of it too!

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      CoolFool83 4 years ago

      Some really nice costumes!

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      anonymous 4 years ago

      Too cute, dahling. I really had to laugh when I saw that pacifier. That's perfect for the baby gators. LOL - Happy Halloween, and God Bless! :)

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      bluedarkart 4 years ago

      So cute and so funny! Great Lens! :)))))))

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      MarcStorm LM 4 years ago

      All I have to say is LoL! I want to wear one just for the fun of it!

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      Peipei21 4 years ago

      This is so cute! I can't wait for Halloween!

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      MintySea 4 years ago

      so cute

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      Tara Wojtaszek 4 years ago

      @Melissa Miotke: Thanks for your blessing : )

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      Melissa Miotke 4 years ago from Arizona

      Great lens on alligator costumes. Blessed!

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      Camden1 4 years ago

      The alligator pacifier is especially funny!

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      Tonto Murray 5 years ago

      Excellent costumes. Cute and funny.

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      sukkran trichy 5 years ago from Trichy/Tamil Nadu

      it is really awesome. i love these alligator costume collection

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      Beverly Rodriguez 5 years ago from Albany New York

      I had no idea there are so many alligator items. Well done lens.

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      Michelle 5 years ago from Central Ohio, USA

      Love the costumes! I'm thinking my dogs would look great as alligators...

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      Tara Wojtaszek 5 years ago

      @flycatcherrr: The 'gator pacifier is my favorite too!

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      flycatcherrr 5 years ago

      LOLling at the 'gator teeth baby pacifier - that's just priceless!