10 Best Teen Halloween Costumes Reviewed in 2019
Helping your teen find a costume can really be a challenge. From finding something that they actually want to dress up as to finding a costume that fits your budget. It can really be a struggle that you face each year. This list has been designed to avoid the stores and give you the best teen Halloween costumes on the market. Each costume has been reviewed for design, cost, and popularity among the age group that we call teens.
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Penguin costume with a lightweight design
Constructed from 100% polyester
One size fits most
Hand washing or spot cleaning only
Comfortable fit for long events
- Rasta Imposta Penguin
- Star Wars Deluxe Princess Leia
- Fun World Sweet Raccoon
- California Costumes Howling at the Moon
- California Costumes Girls Mad Hatter
- California Costumes Mysterious Mummy
- Rubie's Five Nights at Freddy's Foxy
- Disguise Girls Uma
- Spirit Halloween Connor Assassin's Creed
- InCharacter Huntress
- Criteria Used for Evaluation
- Other Factors to Consider
- Frequently Asked Questions
10 Best Teen Halloween Costumes Reviewed
1. Rasta Imposta Penguin
Penguin costume with a lightweight design
Constructed from 100% polyester
One size fits most
Hand washing or spot cleaning only
Comfortable fit for long events
Shoe covers run small in size
Beak is not stuffed completely giving a flimsy look
Dressing up for Halloween is always fun, but don’t you hate when you get your teen a costume and it is so uncomfortable that they don’t even keep it on for the evening event. This costume will not be the case.Read more
It is a super comfortable design that is easy to put on and easy to take off. It has been constructed from a 100% polyester material and is a super cute penguin design. The top of the costume is a hood that has been made to look like the face of the penguin. It features cute blue eyes. At the base of the hood and around the neck area the custom has a red bow that really adds to the cuteness of the design. The body is loose fitting and at the bottom, there is a yellow fabric that covers the feet area to look like penguin feet. It comes is one size fits most. The costume can be hand washed or cleaned on the spot with a damp cloth. This costume is sure to get some smiles from the crowd around them.
Costumes for Halloween events can be uncomfortable and just not fun. This custom is none of that. It is an all in one costume that is easy to put on and comfortable enough to wear all day. The one size all design makes it so it can be worn for many years to come.
Simple costume for teens that love penguins. It fits loosely and is easy to get on and off. Great pick for that teen in your life that wants a simple costume that does not require a lot of accessories.
2. Star Wars Deluxe Princess Leia
The costume is breathable and lightweight
Accurate to the movie
Sizing is on point
Includes all the basics
Props are not included
Once upon a time in a land far, far away... There was a Princess Leia costume. And your child totally rocked it, because girl power is important and Princess Leia has it in spades.Read more
Surprise surprise, this one is by Rubie's once again! They really are one of the leading contenders in online costume purchasing and have an excellent reputation, which is why they're always a welcome addition to our list. This Princess Leia costume is an officially licensed Star Wars costume, which means your child can count on it to be just about as authentic as it gets. Everything down to the material used is accurate as it's portrayed in the movie, complete with a flawless, white flowing dress and boots that look as though they were worn by Princess Leia herself. This costume was designed with comfort in mind especially since preteens are known for being hyper (especially on Halloween!) and allows for a fit of stretch in the fitting as well. The belt accentuates the detail in this costume and adds to the overall realistic look.
For fans of Star Wars, this costume can't be beaten. There are plenty of choices for Princess Leia out there, but none of them is as true a classic as this outfit.
The bit of stretch in the fabric used when creating this costume is a great touch that was added by Rubie's. Even if the sizing is a tad off, it still allows for a great fit due to the bit of leniency in material flexibility.
3. Fun World Sweet Raccoon
Raccoon costume with dress and hood design
Dress constructed from polyester and spandex blend
Trimmed in faux fur, 100% polyester materials
Stockings made from 100% nylon
All in one design with everything included in the set; dress with hood, tail, mask, and tights
Hand wash only, not made for a clothes washer
Hood is not attached to dress
Looking for the cuteness raccoon costume ever? Look no further. This dress with a hood costume is cute and just what your teen needs to enjoy a dress up party. The design of this costume is simple.Read more
It is a dress that has been made from polyester and spandex with a hood made from the same materials. Then hood the features a faux fur around the opening. On the back of the dress, there is a striped tail that is also made from the faux fur. The faux fur is 100% polyester. To complete the outfit the costume comes with tights that are stripped to look just like the markings of a raccoon. The dress materials come together to give it the appearance of velvet with lots of plush trim along the hood, hands, and bottom. The hood features ears and pom poms that that come down for an extra cute look. To complete the entire outfit everything is included from the tights to the eye mask, to the tail. Turning into the cuteness raccoon ever has never been so easy.
All in one costume are hard to find these days. Typically you get the main outfit with the set and then have to buy all the accessories. This costume comes with everything but the shoes. It turns one person into a raccoon with this one set. Everything from the eye mask to the tights has been included in the set.
Cute costume with a simple design that teens just love. The costume is really in style with the dress and tights design. Easy to add accessories to or just use everything included in the set and they will be good to go.
4. California Costumes Howling at the Moon
The costume comes in one piece
It's easy to take on and off
Can be paired with any type of bottoms
Authentic and decently scary
Allows for some creative freedom
The mask might be a bit wrinkled upon unboxing but can be remedied with a hairdryer set on "low"
We're sure your child will be howling in approval at his or her very first sighting of this costume. Whether or not it's werewolf-approved, we don't know -- However, it's best to try it out on Halloween night under the light of a full moon.Read more
Supernatural fiction is becoming more and more popular these days ever since the Twilight movies and the modern TV adaptation of the classic Teen Wolf. It's partially due to that, that we're finding a surge in supernatural Halloween costumes coming back which is what Halloween was all about at one point. This Howling at the Moon costume by California Costumes Toys is a great example of a traditional costume, taken up a notch. The best part about this costume is that it's insanely easy and nothing extra is required to make it look realistic. The costume is simply attached to the werewolf mask and features a plaid shirt with an appropriately hairy chest, because if you know anything about werewolves, you know they're not ones for shaving. Any type of pants can be worn with this costume as well as any type of shoes and if you do want to take it up a notch, a bit of fake blood is always a welcome addition. It's the perfect way to give a terrifying nod to the supernatural world and allow your child to be something creepy and a bit wild.
This costume is about as simple as it gets without sacrificing quality in the slightest. It leaves a bit of room for creativity as well, allowing your child to pair it with whatever outfit choices they want.
The fact that the entire top half of the costume is one fluid piece makes for an easy-on, easy-off approach, which is great when you're in a time crunch. It also cuts down on the frustration that most costumes produce when it comes time to looking perfect before walking out the door.
5. California Costumes Girls Mad Hatter
It's a comfortable costume overall
Playful and fun
The colors are bright and vibrant
It's a nice variation on a traditional character
Features a classic Mad Hatter look
It does not come with the Mad Hatter's shoes
You're late, you're late, for a very important date! It's called Halloween and we're sure your child is about to make a simply (teacup) smashing appearance with this modernized Mad Hatter costume.Read more
Everyone's favorite character from Alice in Wonderland, whether you're a fan of the old or the new, is the Mad Hatter. This costume has taken the idea of a silly, slightly crazy rabbit and turned it into something inspired by the modern-day movie, making it chic, fun, and playful. The colors in this costume alone are enough to make a statement and it's just exaggerated enough to make it obvious what it is your child is dressing up as. Looks aside, this costume is insanely comfortable since it features leggings, an oversized skirt, and a breathable short-sleeve top. It's a fun way for kids to dress up as their favorite character from a movie that captivated the hearts of many fans. It's also a nice nod to girl's costumes since the mad hatter is generally always portrayed as being a male character.
The coolest thing about this outfit has to be its coordinating colors as well as the adorable mini top hat that comes with it. It's perfect for kids who love a bit of playfulness about their costumes and are silly and fun when it comes to dressing up.
This costume didn't sacrifice anything when it came to designing something that's as comfortable as it is fashion-forward. No details have been lost although this costume is probably among one of the more comfortable options and that's something we really love.
6. California Costumes Mysterious Mummy
It's a great updated version of an old-school costume
Features great details that help to sell its realism
Allows for a flexible fit
Buyers should be aware that the gloves are two different lengths
Get ready to be wrapped up in this idea: An updated, truly creepy mummy costume that's comfortable and features accurate sizing. It's such a scary good concept that it'll have you just tearing at the seams to get your hands on it... Do we get a drumroll for that one?Read more
We know what your idea of a traditional mummy costume is, but now we're going to show you ours! With the recent premiere of The Mummy Returns, it seems like there's been a surge in bringing back the traditional Egyptian-born costume idea of being a mummy. While many people remember days of being wrapped in toilet paper or random strips of fabric, we're bringing you the new and improved version of this eerie costume. It's been reimagined and turned into something much more modern, featuring a head strip that ties in the back, a velcro bandage choker, a stretchy shirt covered in fabric, and pants that are covered in fabric and designed with elastic to be as comfortable as possible. This costume has officially been turned into something that's cool and inventive rather than dated and traditional. We guess you can say the days of mummified costumes are in the past!
It's the details that really make this costume rock. You wouldn't think that something such as a mummy would make such an impression, but with gloves that feature old, stained bandages and pants and a shirt that is just as appropriately aged, this costume really takes "mummy" to a whole new level.
The re-imagining of this costume is truly creative and that's something we love to see when it comes to preteens and teens. Every costume needs a bit of updating now and then and this one is easy to wear, comfortable, and can totally be dressed up with the right makeup and hairstyle.
7. Rubie's Five Nights at Freddy's Foxy
Comfortable and breathable
Features accurate Foxy details
Easy to put on and remains in place
The mask isn't too heavy
Great option for a "scary" costume
Some thought the costume was a bit cheaply made
The hook is made out of fabric rather than plastic
We don't know what's scarier: The actual Five Nights at Freddy's video game or that this costume is so eerily realistic. Either way, it's bound to be a hit with your little teen and their spooky tendencies.Read more
In a world full of video games with a community that's growing more and more every day, there's no way that you haven't heard of Five Nights at Freddy's. It's a popular game amongst preteens and teens, therefore, of course, it's something that everyone is trying to dress up as this year. One of the characters in this horror game is a character by the name of Foxy who is intended to be scary, which is why we were pleased to see that this is a costume designed by Rubie's, which is already known for their excellent costume quality. This costume features all of Foxy's traditional attributes, even down to his creepy hook of a right arm. The costume itself is durable yet fairly lightweight which is important since it is a full-body costume. The mask is large to echo the characteristics of Five Nights at Freddy's characters but isn't obnoxiously heavy or stuffy like many tend to be.
This is a great, trendy option if your child is looking to be something scary this year for Halloween. It's fun to see how costumes grow and evolve and now that video games are taking center stage, it's nice to see some variety in them as well.
For being a full-body costume, this outfit is surprisingly comfortable for teens. Not only is it easy to put on and wear, but it'll likely keep them warm in the event that you get a chilly Halloween night... Which will only add to the creep factor!
8. Disguise Girls Uma
Highly detailed costume
The colors are on point
Sizing is accurate
Includes all the basics for the costume
Great option for a pirate costume in general
The hat can be a bit flimsy
Uma is a fan favorite when it comes to the Descendents 2 movie and this costume truly does her character justice. Besides, who doesn't want to be a totally chic pirate for Halloween?Read more
If you have fans of Disney in your house, then you'll probably already know how popular the Disney Descendants movies are with preteens. Uma is a likable character in the series and her costume is somewhat a work of art, as they all are. In fact, Uma is often a favorite character of many who loved the second movie in the series which makes this costume all the more successful. These movies are fun, engaging, and all about magical, colorful characters who have special powers... Sounds like a good setting for Halloween to us! This costume is pretty complete as far as details go; it comes with Uma's classic dress, vest, belt, and even her trademark pirate hat. All of the color details are there when it comes to realism and truly looks like the outfit that she sported for the popular movie. Disney isn't known for having unoriginal character or ideas, which is why any costume from these movies is bound to be a hit.
This costume allows kids to dress up as their favorite characters while still having a bit of creativity to make the costume their own. Disguise provides you with the basics but it's up to your child to bring it to life!
Uma was certainly a fan favorite and we were thrilled to find that this costume has all the details that are immediately recalled from the movie. It definitely has us awaiting the chance of a third movie and anxiously anticipating a return to the Isle of the Lost.
9. Spirit Halloween Connor Assassin's Creed
Very accurate to the character
Lightweight and breathable
The sizing is accurate and easy to follow
Designed by Spirit Halloween so the quality is high
Great for older teens
Does not include the pants or the boots
Assassin's Creed fans unite! Your child can now be everyone's favorite video game character. With the reputation of Spirit Halloween behind it, we can't imagine this costume not being as cool as the character it represents.Read more
We couldn't complete this list without including one more video game-inspired option in here and this one has quite the reputation. Assassin's Creed has become popular among kids of all ages and definitely has a following when it comes to RPG and action games. Connor, the main character, is transported back in time where he needs to take on the role of an assassin, and this is where his, and the player's, story begins. The game itself is captivating with an intense storyline which is why so many kids have a strong affinity for it and its characters. This costume is very accurate when it comes to representing everyone's favorite main character and features all the details that are seen in the games. Everything from the hood emblem down to the shiny silver buttons on the front of the cloak is both period-accurate as well as authentic to the design of the character. It's the perfect option for preteens and teens who follow the games and want something unique rather than a traditional costume.
Naturally, you'd think that all of this garb would be heavy and challenging to walk around in. Surprisingly, it's quite the opposite -- This material is high-quality and very breathable, allowing kids to spend plenty of time wearing this costume without feeling uncomfortable or hot.
It's all the extras that put this costume over the top, such as the belt with the traditional Assassin's Creed logo on it as well as the white hood with the silver emblem stamped on the front.
10. InCharacter Huntress
Huntress costume featuring a hooded design
Gray tunic style dress with lace up closure
Set includes; dress, cape, arm straps, gauntlets, and waist belt
All made from 100% polyester materials
Safe to wash in a machine washer
Size of costume runs large in size
Waist belt and arm straps made from thin material
Teens love playing power roles during Halloween time. Dressing up as a powerful character gives them a confidence booster that everyone loves the feeling of. This costume is nothing less. It is a costume that will give the confidence to own the night.Read more
The set turns a teen into a huntress right before your eyes. In the set, you will find a hooded cape that has a chain system for the closure, a gray dress in a tunic style that laces up in the front plus arm straps, gauntlets that have been printed, and a waist belt. All they need to complete the set is their pretend weapon of choice. It has been completely constructed from polyester materials and is safe to machine wash. This is a costume that they will get more than one wear out of.
Most costumes are designed to only be hand washed, but this costume is completely safe to be able to be placed into the machine washer. It is a simple way to freshen up or clean the costume after a great night of partying for your teen.
Superhero look in huntress design. The cape with the hood is a super cool design and really makes the costume. The waist belt and arm straps really add to the costume.
Criteria Used for Evaluation
Design encompasses a wide range of criteria
It's not uncommon for teens to attend Halloween parties, at which they'll, of course, need a costume! Parties, whether they're supervised at a friend's house or put on by their school, are an important way to socialize, create new friends, and building on existing friendships.
Halloween allows everyone to come out of their shell a bit more and be who they are outside of school or the confines of society. It's a night full of fun and free-spirited nature (within reason) and can really help to broaden your teens' social horizon and encourage them to get out there and mingle. This is all made ten times better if they have an awesome costume to do it all in! Halloween is so much more than an Americanized holiday designed for horror movies, parties, and candy. When it comes to teens, it can be a way for them to express themselves in ways that they can't on any other ordinary day. Before the days when cosplay was a popular idea, Halloween was really the only opportunity teens had to get creative and put together their own costumes, choose wigs, and work on a masterpiece of makeup before going out to show it all off. Today, that passion for creativity is still alive and well and is what makes the holiday so much fun. Whether their destination is going door to door, a party, or staying home on candy duty for the night, your teen should always have the chance to dress up as something or someone different, if only for one night. It helps to boost their confidence as well as their artistic ability and will make them feel good when they can show off what they've done to their friends.
While Halloween safety isn't something that many teens think of when they head out for the night, it's important to discuss this with them before they walk out the door. You can never be too careful and nothing is as it seems, especially on Halloween night. For starters, if they're going to be walking around in the dark, a safety reflector or safety reflector tape is always a good thing to have on-hand. It doesn't even need to interfere with their costume; simply by attaching the tape to the backs, bottoms, or tops of shoes is enough to reflect light back. These reflectors can even be added to bags and backpacks if they don't come with them already.
Always go out in groups. No one should ever go trick or treating, or walking around alone, at night. It's also a good idea for at least one person in the group to have some type of communication device just in case of emergencies.
Never leave drinks or food unattended at a party. Regardless of whether it's at a friend's house or at school, it's never a good idea to turn your back on something you're going to be eating or drinking. If necessary, ask a friend to watch your plate or cup while you run to the bathroom, talk to a friend, walk around, etc.
Always tell someone where you'll be and don't deviate from the plan. If the plan ends up changing, make sure to contact a parent or guardian to let them know so that someone is aware of your whereabouts at all times.
Never eat candy from an unknown source. Even if you've inspected it, you can never trust food that comes from a person or place that you don't know. It's better to be safe than sorry and throwing out a piece of candy is much better than risking finding something foreign inside.
Most importantly, remain alert and vigilant at all times. Avoid walking into and through dark areas, cutting down dimly-lit alleys, and going anywhere by yourself. It's important that safety is the number one concern on Halloween and once that's ensured, the fun can begin!
Creativity via costumes is an art form
If it were up to us, we wouldn't put an age limit on trick or treating. However, society dictates that once you're past your teenage years, trick or treating is officially a kid's activity. This is even more reason to encourage your teens to dress up and get out there! This is also an excellent bonding activity if they have younger siblings. With all of the safe trick or treating that can be found in most towns, it's still very much the way most people with younger kids celebrate the holiday. Also, it's not just candy they'll be collecting... Exercise is also a great benefit of trick or treating! Kids and teens are often so excited about the thought of coming home with a bag full of yummy candy that they don't realize when they've already burned through 300 calories, just by simply walking around. If you think about it, one hour of walking is two days of recommended exercise... That makes a difference!
Price range reflects the value of materials and creative design in a costume
Our review process showed that the price range will most certainly reflect on what type of costume you can choose for your child.
The rules of expenditure economics clearly apply when Moms and Dads go shopping for a costume for their young boy or girl. To pay more will be reflected in what the product will be like, standard materials will be cheaper, standard designs will cost less.
Therefore, we selected a range of costumes which offer price value across a range of affordabilities.
Design is a must, look closely at kids costumes to ensure thoughtful design has been put into the product. The better the element of quality design, the better a child will enjoy his/her costume.
For children, dressing up for games and traditional events is a lot of fun. Therefore give a lot of thought into the outward design of a costume and ensure it radiates fun.
Other Factors to Consider
Materials should be durable and attractive.
During our comparative assessments of these types of costumes, we saw that the quality of materials is very important, especially where young children and teenagers are concerned. Good quality materials will certainly reflect the realistic authenticity of a costume and this will certainly appeal to children.
Another benefit is that quality materials are more receptive to being dyed in an attractive range of colors and take well to and hold print designs. Lower quality materials are inclined to fade and have much less color-holding capability.
Frequently Asked Questions
q: Where can I get extra pieces for this costume such as a button or emblem?
For something like that, it's best to check with the manufacturer's website, in this case, Amazon. Send the brand a message and request extras -- We're sure it shouldn't be an issue.
q: Where can I find what type of material these costumes are made out of?
That can be found on the product page under the "detail" section. All materials used should be listed as well as exact measurements.
q: Do any of these come with express shipping?
The shipping options are available for your choosing just prior to checking out. Before purchase, the site will prompt you to decide on your chosen method of shipping before you check out.
q: How does sizing work?
Each brand offers its own sizing and measurements which can often be easily found by scrolling through the pictures on the product page. It's good to pay close attention to these details, because some costumes may run small while others run a bit larger.
q: Can these be machine-washed?
While we wouldn't recommend it, some of them can be washed on the low setting in order to avoid ripping or tears. It's best to spot-clean costumes, however, it only to preserve their integrity and ensure a longer life for them.
q: Can it be sent back if I get the wrong size?
Yes, they are returnable. Each brand has its own return policy but Amazon will accept returns if the sizing is off in order to either send you a different size or work out a refund with the manufacturer.
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