Long gone are the days of Halloween costumes just being witches, ghosts and skeletons, with kids now often choosing less scary and less traditionally Halloween outfits when they are dressing up.
I’m a mum of a two-year-old girl, and in searching for a costume for her this year I have been amazed at just how many costumes needlessly throw on a tutu element and call it a “girl’s costume”. In fact, many online costume stores divided their costume sections into boys and girls. But why? Can’t kids just dress up, without the need for a tutu to girly up that otherwise badass skeleton suit?
So here is a list of ten totally gender neutral Halloween costumes to suit any budget….and not a tutu in sight!
1. Target Doctor’s outfit $9
Target Australia has a fantastic range of costumes called “Young Ones”. This costume series features a doctor, firefighter, police chief, chef and even a vet, so for only $9 these costumes are a bargain hunter’s dream. Just team them with plain coloured pants and you’re good to go.
2. Kmart Pirate $9
What a bargain, well done Kmart! This outfit includes the top, hat and the pants for only $9. To really complete the look, while in Kmart you can also grab a parrot hand puppet for $10.
3. Schooza handmade animal tails, ears, and lots more from $12.95
Who said dinosaurs are just for boys? Schooza handmade makes all kinds of animal tails in whatever colour you like. Can’t find what you’re after? Just put in a custom order, and accessorize your child’s current wardrobe with like colours. Easy.
4. The Big W Pumpkin $15
Now it wouldn’t be a complete Halloween costume list without a classic pumpkin costume, and this one from Big W certainly delivers on cuteness and is a very affordable price too.
5. Kmart Dinosaur suit $20
This super cute toddler suit will last you long beyond Halloween. Comfy and easy to wear, it would be a great choice for any toddler who likes to stomp their feet!
6. Kion the Lion from Toys r Us $25
Whether your kids are Lion King lovers, have gotten into The Lion’s Guard or simply like to say “roar”, this cute costume looks as snuggly as it does ferocious!
How cute is this one? What’s even better is that the Costume Box has Minions costumes in pretty much every shape, size and style…it would make a great family theme!
8. Dragon wings from The Wacky Wardrobe from $70
9. Lightning McQueen from Pottery Barn $71.20 (currently on special down from $89)
This cutesy costume would be great for any toddler or Lightning enthusiast. Easy to get on and off (super important for the toilet training child), and the attention to detail and quality that Pottery Barn is known for this costume is sure to be a hit!
10. Snoopy from Pottery Barn Kids $79.20 (on special down from $99)
Isn’t this adorable? Love the classic snoopy, and this costume is sure to keep your little one nice and warm, especially if you’ll be out trick or treating this Halloween.