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​​The Best Boys’ Costumes


Whether it’s a holiday or a child’s themed birthday party, you want to make sure your child has the right costume. Not only do you want to find a design or character that your child loves, but the ideal costume is comfortable and suitable enough to keep them warm, even if they’re outdoors. Check out these must-have boys’ costumes.  


The costume comes with a muscle chest and boot tops to sell the illusion. It’s available in toddler and youth sizes.  

Your child will look like they’re ready to head into space with this fun costume. It’s available in baby, toddler and youth sizes.  

This officially licensed boys costume includes a detachable tail and hood. It’s recommended for children from ages 2 to 6.  

The costume’s accessories include two foam ninja daggers and two foam ninja stars. It’s ideal for toddlers and youth, with sizes ranging from 3T to XL.  

This complete costume includes Buzz Lightyear’s iconic space suit and a matching purple hood.

Boys Costume FAQs

1. Where should I get a boys’ costume?

There are so many ways to find a boys’ costume, and sometimes, everything you need is already in your home. Consider whether you want a costume that’s designed to look like a favorite character or concept, or if you want to make something from scratch. Also, keep in mind that your child most likely won’t be able to wear the same costume year after year. So, you might not want to spend a lot of money on something that turns out to be a single-use item. This is why you may also find amazing costumes that can do double-duty from year to year.

2. How do I determine the right size costume?

This can be tricky since costume sizing doesn’t always follow conventional sizing for children. Always check with the manufacturer for a sizing chart. While the size labeling system may vary from brand to brand, they’ll still rely on a range such as height or weight to structure their size chart.  

Boys’ Costume Buying Guide

Shopping for a costume can be a daunting task, especially as your child gets older and wants to have more input in the decision-making process. When they’re babies, you can easily make a selection based on your preferences and pick the right size. But as they get older, their personal style and choices enter the equation. 

First, consider where the costume will be worn. If you’re shopping for a holiday, be mindful of the weather, especially if you plan on letting your child go trick-or-treating. That’s when you want something that’s warm or can easily be paired with a jacket or coat, if necessary. 

Also, think about if you want a costume that requires accessories. While accessories can be a fun way to further reinforce the costume theme, they also can be easily dropped or lost, especially after a few hours of trick-or-treating. Finally, consider how much you want to spend. In most cases, your child won’t get a lot of use out of a costume in a year. So, you won’t want to spend a lot of money on something that they might only wear a handful of times. 

About The Author

Grace Vest

Grace Vest is a project manager and writer who loves baking and hiking in her spare time. When she’s not wrangling projects and words, you can find her at the library or on a walk with her husband and son.