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Monkey Costumes for Toddlers, Kids and Adults

Updated on October 9, 2014

Where to buy great monkey costumes online

OK, so strictly speaking a gorilla isn't a monkey but I have included both monkey and gorilla costumes for toddlers, kids and adults here because they are so closely linked and some folk prefer the fierce gorilla to the cuddly monkey when they are dressing up. There is a wide selection here in a range of prices to suit every budget. Included too are handy tutorials on face painting and make-up for monkey dress up as well as ways for you to make your own.

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You can either create your own costume from scratch or use some of the great monkey accessories illustrates here. If you are looking for inspiration, there is plenty here to stimulate your interest.

Best Monkey Costumes for Toddlers

High Rated Monkey Costume for Toddlers - Costume for babies

Rubie's EZ-On Romper Costume, Monkey See Monkey Do, 6-12 Months
Rubie's EZ-On Romper Costume, Monkey See Monkey Do, 6-12 Months

Toddlers look cute as a button in this monkey jumpsuit. The headpiece has a banana on top for added cuteness! Made from comfortable polyester, the one-piece suit has snap closures for quick nappy changes. Accented with a cute yellow belly and tail, this is a great costume for parties, Halloween or photo shoots.


Cheap Monkey Costume

InCharacter Unisex-baby Newborn Monkey Costume, Brown/Cream, 6-12 Months
InCharacter Unisex-baby Newborn Monkey Costume, Brown/Cream, 6-12 Months

Don't you just love this monkey costume for toddlers?

Like most good baby costumes this one is a one piece jumpsuit with skid-proof soles on the booties and it has a separate monkey hood.


Popular Monkey Costumes for Newborns and Toddlers

There are plenty of options for toddler's costume and I've picked out my favorites here. I wonder if you would agree with me? Click any link to read buyers reviews and to check for sizing and so on. Be sure to leave extra time for ordering at busy times of year.

10 Fun Facts about Monkeys

  1. There are over 264 species of monkey.
  2. Apes, gorillas and monkeys are all primates and are closely related to humans.
  3. Monkeys are defined as being either New World monkeys (living in South America) and Old World monkeys (living in Africa and Asia). Old World monkeys have flatter noses and faces than the Old World ones.
  4. Most, but not all New World monkeys have prehensile tails unlike their Old World relatives. They use their tail to grasp.
  5. Chimpanzees clean their teeth and create a cup from a leaf to drink water - the only monkey that does.
  6. Monkeys gather together in troops with a dominant male who is the only male allowed to mate with the females. A male who rises to dominance will often kill any suckling infants from the previous alpha.
  7. They use a remarkable number of vocalizations for expressing and also use facial expressions and body language in much the same way as humans.
  8. Mutual grooming is a way of maintaining bonding within the troop. Some act as 'barber' monkeys being rewarded by eating all the bugs they find. Grooming is also used as a sign of subservience and apology.
  9. If a monkey bares his teeth to you he isn't smiling - he is warning you off.
  10. In Indiana a monkey was once fined for smoking a cigarette.

Best Monkey Costumes for Kids

Cheeky Costume - for Kids 4-6 yrs

Charlie Crow Cheeky Monkey Costume for Kids 4-6 yrs
Charlie Crow Cheeky Monkey Costume for Kids 4-6 yrs

Never has the phrase 'Cheeky Monkey' been so apt.

This great costume is made of fun fur, the plush material feeling comfortable to wear and who could resist a cuddle or two?

Tail and banana included.


Monkey Costume Sets for Kids

Charlie Crow Monkey Costume Lite for Kids one Size 3-9 Years
Charlie Crow Monkey Costume Lite for Kids one Size 3-9 Years

This costume sets make perfect sense if you want to create something with ease. You don't have to have a full costume to make an impression and you might find boys prefer to have accessories like this. I know mine weren't so keen on dressing up once they reached around 10 years old, but they liked ear and tail sets and tee-shirts.


Kids Gorilla Costume for sale

Child Gorilla Costume
Child Gorilla Costume

This gorilla will delight your child - it is really scary.

This costume is surely one way to make sure your kid stays warm when out trick and treating.

This costume is a complete cover-up including hands and feet.


Gorilla Costume for Teens

Gorilla Mask Gloves Shrt12to14
Gorilla Mask Gloves Shrt12to14

I think teen boys will love this scary mask and glove gorilla set with black shirt.

This costume idea is great because you can use his own jeans and it takes no effect to create a scary character.

I predict a lot of use out of this one.


Best Monkey Costumes for Adults

Men's Adult Monkey Costume Set

Adult Mischievous Monkey Costume - M
Adult Mischievous Monkey Costume - M

This is an easy costume to get. The one-piece jumpsuit has a tail already attached and there is a monkey headpiece and monkey feet shoe covers.

Made of micro-fibers it is instantly comfortable to wear.


Deluxe Monkey Mascot Costume for Adults on Sale

Curious George Monkey Mascot Costume Adult Size
Curious George Monkey Mascot Costume Adult Size

If you need a mascot costume for a parade, pageant or sports event, this monkey one could be just right. It is light-weight and durable and perfectly comfortable for long hours of wearing. It might also serve to advertise a business or charity cause. The possibilities are endless for you to get full value for your money.


Men's Gorilla Costume on Sale

California Costumes Men's Adult-Gorilla, Black, Standard Costume
California Costumes Men's Adult-Gorilla, Black, Standard Costume

This chunky gorilla costume consists of a furry bodysuit that has an attached chest place, a tail, feet and hands and a gorilla mask.

Made of 100% Polyester, it is a warm and comfortable costume for parties and Halloween.

You have to supply your own banana though!


Hairy Gorilla Costume


Say woolly! This is a long haired version of a gorilla costume adding just that little bit of extra accent.

The costume has a latex chest piece and a very real looking mask.

Adult Monkey with Bow Costume Pajamas
Adult Monkey with Bow Costume Pajamas

Everyone knows I'm a great fan of costume pajamas and this one is one of the best. You can use it for a costume then snuggle up in it as PJs.

Adult Cymbal Monkey Costume
Adult Cymbal Monkey Costume

I was a bit disappointed to find the cymbals weren't included when this arrived so be sure to order some at the same time or pick up some in a thrift shop.

The Wicked of Oz Flying Monkey Adult Costume Size Large
The Wicked of Oz Flying Monkey Adult Costume Size Large

Not all monkeys are cute and cuddly, this one certainly isn't but I suspect that is it's whole appeal.


How to make your own Monkey Costume

If you are handy sewing you can make your own monkey costume, especially for kids. There are several very good tutorials on how to make one from fleece and fur fabric but if you don't want to go to that expense, use things you already have around the house or can pick up in swift stores etc.

Think about the look you want to create. A monkey can be almost any color you want but they are all furry - so use a sweatshirt turned inside out to simulate fur. Don't worry about the pants so much, a pair of sweats or jeans are fine. To complete those, you just need a tail. Use some scrap material to create a roll - slightly wider at the base where you attach it to the back of the jeans. Some fabric stores will have remnant bins with offcuts you can buy cheap.

The other thing you want are monkey ears which can also be created with bits of scraps, as long as you have enough to make two semicircular shapes (think Mickey Mouse) with 2 smaller and lighter colored fabric inside. Attach them to a hair-band to make it easy to wear. You will also need a lighter patch to make a chest piece.

Use face paints or makeup as shown in the tutorial videos to create a monkey face and you are set to go.

Monkey Makeup Tutorials

Best Monkey Costume Accessories

Funky Monkey Costume Accessories

A funny bottom and a big nose and you have your outfit sorted! Simple!

Baboon Monkey ButtCHECK PRICE


Monkey Sets

If you are making up your own costume this year, these monkey headbands and tail sets will come in very handy.

Plush Monkey Headband Ears & Tail Safari Dressup Play
Plush Monkey Headband Ears & Tail Safari Dressup Play

The ears are attached to a headband so it just slips on and you keep the tail attached via a soft waistband. Match it with a suitable jumpsuit or tee and pants and you have an instant outfit.

Forum Novelties Monkey Costume Set - Includes Tail, Ear Headband, Bow Tie and Nose with Sound Effects
Forum Novelties Monkey Costume Set - Includes Tail, Ear Headband, Bow Tie and Nose with Sound Effects

This accessory set is a bit of fun as it has a sound chip. Press on the nose to hear your monkey noise but don't overdo it or you might find yourself out of the jungle.


Best monkey masks on Amazon

If you prefer a full or half mask to the ear and tails sets, there are lots to choose from. Most of them are soft latex or foam - just check the listing for materials and sizes, some here are for kids and some for adults.

How to Make your own Monkey Mask

Are you going to dress-up as a monkey this year?

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      5 years ago

      Aww cheeky little monkeys, kids look so cute in these costumes.

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      Peggy Hazelwood 

      6 years ago from Desert Southwest, U.S.A.

      No, but that baboon monkey butt had me thinking twice.

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      6 years ago

      The kids costumes are so cute!

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      6 years ago

      Nope - Not me!


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