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10 Best Superhero Costumes for Kids and Toddlers in 2019

last updated Apr 28, 2019

Every child has a favorite superhero. Whether they’re from DC comics or Marvel, your child will love dressing up as their favorite character. Since Disney owns the rights to Marvel, they’ve bene re-releasing old storylines making it so that superheroes are becoming more mainstream today than they have ever before. We came up with our top ten list below of the highest rated superhero costumes that the market has to offer for 2019. Be sure to check it out. We’re sure you will find your child’s favorite hero.

In a Hurry? The test winner after 39 hrs of research

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Rubie's DC Flash Deluxe
89/100 our score
Brand
95
Design
93
Accessories
86
Educational Value
82
Rubie's DC Flash Deluxe
Why is it better?

Features 3D gauntlets, boot tops, mask, and belt

Printing is a high definition

Officially DC Superhero licensed

Available in many sizes

Fosters secure emotional development

In a Hurry? Editors choice:
Rubie's DC Flash Deluxe
Test Winner: Rubie's DC Flash Deluxe
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For this update we made sure that all of our costumes on our list were still the highest rated that the market had to offer. We also converted this layout to our new buying guide format.

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#1
The rating is based on the average rating (1-100) from all the criteria in which we rated this product.
89
Brand
95%
Design
93%
Accessories
86%
Educational Value
82%
Price Comparison Last Updated (19.05.19)
$26.99
#2
The rating is based on the average rating (1-100) from all the criteria in which we rated this product.
88.5
Brand
95%
Design
90%
Accessories
85%
Educational Value
84%
Price Comparison Last Updated (19.05.19)
$19.94
#3
The rating is based on the average rating (1-100) from all the criteria in which we rated this product.
86.3
Brand
95%
Design
90%
Accessories
85%
Educational Value
75%
Price Comparison Last Updated (19.05.19)
$16.87
#4
The rating is based on the average rating (1-100) from all the criteria in which we rated this product.
86.3
Brand
95%
Design
90%
Accessories
85%
Educational Value
75%
Price Comparison Last Updated (19.05.19)
$26.93
#5
The rating is based on the average rating (1-100) from all the criteria in which we rated this product.
83.8
Brand
90%
Design
85%
Accessories
82%
Educational Value
78%
Price Comparison Last Updated (19.05.19)
$29.90
#6
The rating is based on the average rating (1-100) from all the criteria in which we rated this product.
83
Brand
90%
Design
85%
Accessories
81%
Educational Value
76%
Price Comparison Last Updated (19.05.19)
$24.58
#7
The rating is based on the average rating (1-100) from all the criteria in which we rated this product.
82.5
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90%
Design
85%
Accessories
80%
Educational Value
75%
Price Comparison Last Updated (19.05.19)
$28.42
#8
The rating is based on the average rating (1-100) from all the criteria in which we rated this product.
82.5
Brand
90%
Design
85%
Accessories
80%
Educational Value
75%
Price Comparison Last Updated (19.05.19)
$27.59
#9
The rating is based on the average rating (1-100) from all the criteria in which we rated this product.
81.8
Brand
90%
Design
84%
Accessories
81%
Educational Value
72%
Price Comparison Last Updated (19.05.19)
$20.52
#10
The rating is based on the average rating (1-100) from all the criteria in which we rated this product.
81.5
Brand
88%
Design
84%
Accessories
80%
Educational Value
74%
Price Comparison Last Updated (19.05.19)
$26.99
In depth review top 10
  • Rubie's DC Flash Deluxe
  • Ruble's DC Wonder Woman
  • Rubie's Black Panther
  • Rubie's Deluxe Muscle Chest Superman
  • Disguise Disney The Incredibles
  • Rubie’s DC Robin
  • Disguise Gekko Classic
  • Batman The Brave and The Bold
  • DC Super Heroes Child's Batgirl
  • Teenage Mutant Ninja Turtles Michelangelo
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  • Criteria Used for Evaluation
  • Other Factors to Consider
  • Frequently Asked Questions
  • Sources

10 Best Superhero Costumes Reviewed

1. Rubie's DC Flash Deluxe

The rating is based on the average rating (1-100) from all the criteria in which we rated this product.
89
Rubie's DC Flash Deluxe
Brand
95
Design
93
Accessories
86
Educational Value
82
best offer for today
$26.99

Features 3D gauntlets, boot tops, mask, and belt

Printing is a high definition

Officially DC Superhero licensed

Available in many sizes

Fosters secure emotional development

Velcro on the front of suit gets stuck to fabric and creates ‘peeling’ effect

Thin material used to create 3D features on legs and boots

Muscles, oh muscles. With this superhero costume, kids can show off their muscles with the featured Flash chest muscles just like the character they see on TV. The costume also features gauntlets and boot tops that are 3D.

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Brand

The details in this costume are amazing. Everything from the muscles to the printing on the whole costume has been well done. The price point on this costume is great for the full end to toe suit.

Design

The printing has been completed to be hi-definition and has been officially licensed by the DC Comic team. When the kids can dress from head to toe is a ‘flashing’ new suite they will be as proud as you were to buy it.

Accessories

The belt and mask are also highly detailed and make a great addition to the costume.

Educational Value

Playing dress-up is a great way to develop their emotional development. Life presents some pretty scary things at times and kids don’t often understand what is happening and why it is happening? Sometimes they happen in real life and at other times they can be on TV. Allowing kids to process their fears through play is a great way to help them overcome the fears. Dress up and role play encourage the development and help them build secure emotional development.

2. Ruble's DC Wonder Woman

The rating is based on the average rating (1-100) from all the criteria in which we rated this product.
88.5
Ruble's DC Wonder Woman
Brand
95
Design
90
Accessories
85
Educational Value
84
best offer for today
$19.94

Made of one hundred percent polyester for comfort and low maintenance

Eight piece set for a more authentic costume

Vibrantly color

Shiny and soft materials perfect for little girls

Nurtures imagination

Not intended for rough play

The skirt may run short so a pair of shorts is recommended for use underneath

While there is a female counterpart to almost every superhero, Wonder Woman is an icon for gender equality. In a male-dominated world, women are, in recent years, finding their place in the workforce and are moving away from traditional homemaker roles. Stay at home parents have a job of their own that is both exhausting and rewarding, but there are countless women who have decided to push the envelope to balance both home and career. Wonder woman and well-known icons like Rosie the Riveter paved the way for women to prove they possess the same adequacy and abilities as men.

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Wonder Woman is a character based off the Greek Goddess, Artemis, of the moon, hunting, and healing.

Design

Not only does she give women a character that deeply resonates, but she also has an action-packed storyline that adds a hint of a tomboy to an otherwise stunning woman, because let’s not forget Gal Gadot and all her beauty and grace. This costume set has sizes in both children and adult, so for that really precious age they actually do want to match, you and your daughter can dress alike and your whole family can partake in the fun of dressing up together.

Accessories

This outfit comes with a sleeveless red, white and blue dress, cape and gold belt, armbands, a headband, and boot foams to wear over the shoes.

Educational Value

Wonder woman is an inspiration to women everywhere. She’s a strong lead figure that is both powerful and beautiful. This costume gives your little girl the opportunity to imagine she is a ruler of her own people. For hours of play with friends or as a Halloween costume, girls will mimic the strength and confidence that radiates from this heroine. Enforcing a stronger will and determination to succeed. Wonder woman is a Goddess and Ambassador of the Amazon people. She is a protector and highly skilled in unarmed combat.

3. Rubie's Black Panther

The rating is based on the average rating (1-100) from all the criteria in which we rated this product.
86.3
Rubie's Black Panther
Brand
95
Design
90
Accessories
85
Educational Value
75
best offer for today
$16.87

Designed with lightweight fabric

Affordable

High-quality stitching provides a high level of durability

The details on the suit and mask give this costume a sleek and realistic look

The all-black costume may be difficult to spot in the dark

Some reviewers are disappointed the costume does not include soft muscles

Children have been going crazy over Black Panther ever since the movie was released in February 2018. With the Rubie’s Black Panther costume, they can pretend to be their favorite king.

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Brand

The lightweight polyester fabric will allow your child to enjoy wearing this costume for long periods of time without overheating. The quality of the details printed on the costume and the stitching will allow your child to look super-cool for several outings.

Design

The jumpsuit-styled costume is designed to look exactly like the superhero’s costume in the movie.

Accesories

In fact, it even is designed with attached shoe covers and comes with the Black Panther mask to complete the look.

Educational Value

Rubie’s attention to detail in the mask and costume are amazing as they provide this costume with a realistic look. Priced under $20, we find this costume to be very affordable as the durability of it will allow your child to wear it more than once.

4. Rubie's Deluxe Muscle Chest Superman

The rating is based on the average rating (1-100) from all the criteria in which we rated this product.
86.3
Rubie's Deluxe Muscle Chest Superman
Brand
95
Design
90
Accessories
85
Educational Value
75
best offer for today
$26.93

Good durable construction

Inspires the use of imagination

Fake muscles for added authenticity

Runs big to be layered for warmth

Cape included

Must be hand washed or washed on delicate

Superman, born Kal-El comes from great loss and tragedy. His scientist father sends him to earth to save him from the destruction of their home planet, Krypton. He is raised as a farm boy until he learns his destiny, history and the ability to control his powers. He lives a quiet life as a writer for the newspaper. His powers include x-ray vision and super speed and invulnerability. He is a controversial character that has had a major impact on the world.

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Brand

The polyester materials are stretchy and run a bit big. This is ideal for those who live in colder regions. Long warm clothes can make the difference between a successful night outdoors trick or treating with friends and missing out on the chance to collect candy and make lifelong memories.

Design

There is merchandise of all kinds associated with him. Superman has brought about in-depth debates among scholars and cultural theorists regarding his battle, both internal and external to balance well versus evil.

Accessories

The foam muscles are an adorable touch that adds so much more dimension to this already eye popping costume. Adding this feature was a brilliant idea, although, a mini version of superman is so cute to begin with you didn't even realize fake muscles were missing.

Educational Value

The warmth this costume allows for ensures your little guy will never miss out on those wonderful moments. After a long fun-filled day it can be a battle to get your little one into their pj’s. We all know a child who has worn the same outfit for a week, both to school and bed. This cozy full body suit is comfortable enough to be worn as both a costume or pajamas.

5. Disguise Disney The Incredibles

The rating is based on the average rating (1-100) from all the criteria in which we rated this product.
83.8
Disguise Disney The Incredibles
Brand
90
Design
85
Accessories
82
Educational Value
78
best offer for today
$29.90

Easy for children to get in and out of

Lightweight fabric allows full mobility

Available in a wide variety of sizes

Machine wash safe

Runs large

With Disney’s The Incredibles Dash costume your child can run faster than the speed of light, or at least pretend to. This set includes two pieces, an eye mask, and a jumpsuit. The polyester fabric is lightweight and will not hinder your child’s mobility. Children of all ages can wear this costume as it is available in sizes ranging from 3T to a 10-12 Large

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Designed with a Velcro closure on the back, your child can easily get in and out of this costume. Whether your child is wearing this costume around the house, to a birthday party, or even to go trick or treating, you won’t have to worry about keeping it spotless because it is machine wash safe

Design

The costume is designed to look exactly like the costume Dash wears in the movie.

Accessories

The mask fastens in the back to not only keep it secured on your child’s face but to also provide a comfortable fit.

Educational Value

Once your child is fully suited up, their imagination will run wild and their creativity will be unleashed as they pretend to be their favorite Incredibles character.

6. Rubie’s DC Robin

The rating is based on the average rating (1-100) from all the criteria in which we rated this product.
83
Rubie’s DC Robin
Brand
90
Design
85
Accessories
81
Educational Value
76
best offer for today
$24.58

Highly durable

Bright colors make your child easy to spot

Includes boot toppers, belt, and eye mask to complete the look

Cape and jumpsuit are designed with a Velcro closure

The plastic material of the eye mask may be uncomfortable for long periods

The Rubie’s DC Superheroes Robin costume will allow your child to join forces with Batman or keep the streets safe by themselves. The costume includes a jumpsuit with a soft muscle chest, an eye mask, boot tops, cape, and a belt.

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Brand

The bright colors of Robin’s costume will make your child easy to spot at night or in large crowds. The material is super lightweight, thus it is recommended for your child to wear warm clothes underneath if you are planning to go out on a cold night.

Design

The high-quality stitching will allow your child to wear this costume to multiple events. When purchasing, you can choose between a small, medium, or large to provide your child with the most comfortable fit.

Accessories

You won’t have to worry about the cape bothering your child’s neck as the Velcro closure in the front will keep it in place.

Educational Value

The included boot toppers, belt, eye mask, and soft chest muscles really enhance the overall look of the costume. The fabric and quality stitching give this costume a high level of durability that will allow your child to wear this costume more than once.

7. Disguise Gekko Classic

The rating is based on the average rating (1-100) from all the criteria in which we rated this product.
82.5
Disguise Gekko Classic
Brand
90
Design
85
Accessories
80
Educational Value
75
best offer for today
$28.42

Comes with a head for full costume effect

Detachable tail for comfort during sleep or on the go

Nurtures imaginative play

Made of lightweight materials

Full bodysuit so you can layer underneath for added warmth

Easily pills

Does not come with Gecko Classic gloves

This vibrantly colored full body costume is soft and comfortable with a detachable tail making possible, the use of doubling as pajamas. After a long and stressful day trying to balance life, you forgot your child’s weekly sleepover and tonight is your night to host, you notice as you leave your office it rained all which can only mean children were forced to play inside all day. This can lead to a moment of pure dread, but don’t panic just yet. Instead, if you are looking to help your little one and their friends burn off some pent-up rainy day energy, reach into the toy chest for these aesthetically pleasing and cozy costumes. Send children to another room to embark on a fun-filled adventure with their friends and find yourself alone in a room surrounded by the peace you as a hardworking individual, deserve. There are countless cute nicknames for friends, the three musketeers or dynamic duo are some examples.

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For an added layer of warmth during winter nights and outdoor adventures this suit can be stretched over other layers of clothes. The materials are not only comfortable but also lightweight so they won't slow down your little hero. The costume sizes range from small to large and run from a two T to a size six.

Design

Boys tend to have less hair on their heads than girls do. This can leave them more vulnerable to the cold and susceptible to getting sick. The headpiece included with this costume not only offers a full immersion experience but is also an added layer of warmth for practically bare heads.

Accessories

Gekko and his friends Owlette and Catboy encourage little one’s to dive into a world of imagination. Children can play out scenes and dress up with their friends for a wonderful and memorable bonding experience and are provided with unlimited options to inspire hours of creative play.

Educational Value

PJ Masks is a child’s version, with a roughly twenty-minute show on Disney Junior, of a group of friends who are inseparable and rely on one another to reach their goals. The new twist on the concept of friendship helps to reinforce for children the importance of supporting the people they love and in turn the importance of surrounding themselves with supportive people who love them in return.

8. Batman The Brave and The Bold

The rating is based on the average rating (1-100) from all the criteria in which we rated this product.
82.5
Batman The Brave and The Bold
Brand
90
Design
85
Accessories
80
Educational Value
75
best offer for today
$27.59

Mask is adjustable

Room to grow

Perfect for dress up

Long lasting

some customers had issues with velcro rubbing against child’s neck

If your child has a love for batman, this is perfect for them. Whether its for Halloween or just to dress up as their favorite hero, we’ve got you covered. This batman costume comes with a cape and a mask so that they can feel like their favorite hero.

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Brand

Having a costume can spark your child’s creativity and imagination through pretend play

Design

We love this outfit because there’s room to grow. Whether you get the size your child is now or a size up, they will be able to wear this outfit more than once. It’s perfect for any superhero or Halloween party that you have to attend. The perfect outfit for any Batman lover out there.

Accessories

This costume comes with an adjustable mask and a cape along with it. It is made with polyester material.

Educational Value

They will feel like Batman and be able to act out their favorite scenes along with their favorite superhero of Gotham city.

9. DC Super Heroes Child's Batgirl

The rating is based on the average rating (1-100) from all the criteria in which we rated this product.
81.8
DC Super Heroes Child's Batgirl
Brand
90
Design
84
Accessories
81
Educational Value
72
best offer for today
$20.52

True to size

Easy to take on and off

Perfect for dress up

Good quality

some customers weren’t impressed with the yellow logo

Batman isn’t just for boys. Here is a batgirl costume for your little girls' favorite hero. This costume lets your little one explore the wonders of imagantive play through dress up and being able to act out their favorite scenes.

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Brand

This costume is 100% polyester however the logo and mask are made with black vinyl. Your little one will love prancing around as her favorite hero.

Design

She’ll be able to wear it for dress up, Halloween or just because she simply loves him.

Accessories

This outfit comes with a cape, mask, belt, and gauntlets. It even has the gold bat logo so she can truly feel like batman.

Educational Value

Whether it’s for Halloween or not, she’ll love showing off her costume as she acts out her favorite scenes from this superhero.

10. Teenage Mutant Ninja Turtles Michelangelo

The rating is based on the average rating (1-100) from all the criteria in which we rated this product.
81.5
Teenage Mutant Ninja Turtles Michelangelo
Brand
88
Design
84
Accessories
80
Educational Value
74
best offer for today
$26.99

Fabric suit constructed from polyester fabric

Set includes costume, knee pads, elbow pads, belt and mask

Chest features molded turtle shell design

Shell is stuffed to give a 3D effect

Encourages creative play time

The costume is not washable, shell stuffed with paper

Mask is not constructed from durable materials

Let your kid be the next “turtle in a half shell” with this awesome Teenage Mutant Ninja Turtle costume. It is made from 100% polyester fabric.

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Brand

When they are able to engage is dress up play it frees their reign giving them no limit to who they are, what they are, or where they are. These are the building blocks to creating a kid that uses their imagination throughout their life.

Design

The material of the suit is polyester making it a great fit for the little ones. So if your little one is asking to transform into a superhero this is just the costume for them.

Accessories

The set includes a molded chest costume that features elbow cuffs and knee pads plus a belt and mask. The shell is stuffed to give it a 3D look that the kids just love.

Educational Value

Kids have an imagination that is just limitless because they have not met the constraint of reality in this world. Professionals believe that imaginative play through dressing up is the key to creative thinking during your adult life.

Criteria Used for Evaluation

Brand

When it comes to dressing up children want their favorite characters these days. We know that parents want costumes that are made with quality materials so that they can last long and that their affordable. When coming up with our top ten list above of the best superhero characters we made sure that we found something that was suitable for everyone's needs.

Design

The world of superheroes has so much for children to discover, from intricate storylines to unlimited memorabilia. They can pretend to fight crime and embark on rescue missions. This, in turn, gives them a sense of confidence and good decision-making skills later in life.

Accessories

Another thing that we considered when coming up with our list is comfort. We know the last thing a parent wants to deal with is a fussy child because their costume itches or doesn’t fit quite right. Every costume on our list are made of soft material, comfortable and flexible enough for your child to wear.

Educational Value

Costumes and playing dress up are wonderful for children because they boost their imaginative play. They’ll be able to create or re-create their favorite storylines which can also improve their social and creativity skills as well. Parents often forget that children playing dress up can be extremely beneficial to them for the future.

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Parents, Did You Know?

We wanted to make sure we included popular characters today as well as making sure that each costume was vibrant and could be used not just for Halloween.

Parents, Did You Know?

Making sure that your child's costume fit is incredibly important. If parents want their child's costume to be worn more then once than they should of course get the next size up so that your child can wear it on several occasions whether it's for holidays or just casual dress up

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Materials

Each of the costumes on our list are made of polyester and satin materials, these materials are lightweight and won’t slow your little hero from jumping and prancing around. All of the materials are durable and long lasting for your child to wear over and over again.

Maintenance

It is however recommended that parents should hand wash or wash these costumes on a cold / delicate cycle so that the colors on the costume won’t fade. Whatever hero you’re looking for for your little one, we are sure you will find it on our top ten list above.

Frequently Asked Questions

q: Do superheroes promote violence?
a:

You may notice your little one playing more roughly and aggressively than normal. Superheroes do send a strong message of only resorting to violence when there is no other option and only to use for the greater good.

q: What are the dimensions of these capes? Sizes of costumes?
a:

The costumes come in all ranges some with available in sizes for adults, while a couple are suited especially for babies. The capes are roughly 27 inches, or about 2 1/2 feet tall.

q: Are there options for both boys and girls?
a:

There are costumes that are made for either boys or girls.

q: Are there good values taught by superheroes?
a:

There are many values mentioned above that explain the many benefits of allowing children to explore superheroes and comic books. The criteria section above contains an explanation of some morals and values taught by these popular characters. At a quick glance, the most predominant themes across storylines provide strong values such as advocacy and respect for equality and basic human rights

q: What are the age recommendations?
a:

These costumes are recommended for children ages 3 and up. It is recommended adult supervision be used during playtime among young children. Strings and pieces can cause choking. Each costume has age recommendations specific to its own size chart.

q: Who are some of the most popular/well-known superheroes today?
a:

Most people have their own personal favorite, but some of the most well-known and recognized superheroes include, but are not limited too, Batman, Spiderman, and Superman.

Sources

  1. Melanie Hartgill, Superheroes and children , Online Article
  2. Rishika Singh , Why Female Superheroes Are Important, Informative Article
  3. Mark Tapson, What Superheroes Teach Us About Good and Evil, Online Article
  4. Erkan, 10 Most Famous Comic Book Superheroes, Informative Article
  5. Mike Orcutt, Are Modern Superheroes Bad Role Models?, Informative Article