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.
Table of Contents
- 10 Best Teen Halloween Costumes Reviewed
- 1. Rasta Imposta Penguin
- 2. Star Wars Deluxe Princess Leia
- 3. Fun World Sweet Raccoon
- 4. California Costumes Howling at the Moon
- 5. California Costumes Girls Mad Hatter
- 6. California Costumes Mysterious Mummy
- 7. Rubie's Five Nights at Freddy's Foxy
- 8. Disguise Girls Uma
- 9. Spirit Halloween Connor Assassin's Creed
- 10. InCharacter Huntress
- Criteria Used in Evaluating the Best Halloween Costumes for Teens
10 Best Teen Halloween Costumes Reviewed
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
1. Rasta Imposta Penguin
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.
What We Like About It
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.
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
Comfortable fit The costume is breathable and lightweight Accurate to the movie Sizing is on point Includes all the basics Props are not included
2. Star Wars Deluxe Princess Leia
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.
What We Like About It
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.
The costume is breathable and lightweight
Accurate to the movie
Sizing is on point
Includes all the basics
Props are not included
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
3. Fun World Sweet Raccoon
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.
What We Like About It
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.
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
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"
4. California Costumes Howling at the Moon
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.
What We Like About It
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.
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"
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
5. California Costumes Girls Mad Hatter
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.
What We Like About It
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.
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
It's a great updated version of an old-school costume Looks realistic Features great details that help to sell its realism Comfortable Allows for a flexible fit Buyers should be aware that the gloves are two different lengths
6. California Costumes Mysterious Mummy
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.
What We Like About It
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.
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
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
7. Rubie's Five Nights at Freddy's Foxy
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.
What We Like About It
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!
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
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
8. Disguise Girls Uma
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!
What We Like About It
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.
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
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
9. Spirit Halloween Connor Assassin's Creed
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.
What We Like About It
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.
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
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
10. InCharacter Huntress
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.
What We Like About It
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.
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
Criteria Used in Evaluating the Best Halloween Costumes for Teens
Since your teenage years are really the last ones you have where you can actually get away with trick or treating, we thought it was important to provide you with some great options for your teenager. These costumes were evaluated based on several key factors that allowed us to rate, review, and scrutinize a variety of choices before ending up with then excellent options. When it came to finding costumes for teens, we had to first decide what was appropriate and what wasn’t. In today’s day and age, there are plenty of outfits out there that can be misconstrued as inappropriate, offensive, or just not playful in the least, so those were the first to be eliminated. Once those were out of the way, we moved on to the next critique — quality. A costume had to be designed in such a way that it would hold up to things such as a party, walking, running, and even jumping around and/or dancing. These costumes all had to be made well enough that they could withstand high physical activity as is seen by teens, especially on Halloween night. Everything from the material to the details had to be top-notch and made to last for more than one night and definitely through more than one dance… And potential jump-scare. Finally, we realized that it was also important to stick with what was trending right now. We had to take a hard look at what types of games, movies, and interests teens have nowadays and factor that into what became our final list of choices before deciding on a solid ten that teens would love.
Additional Factors to Consider: Allowing for Creative Freedom
Halloween is so much more than an Americanized creepy 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.
The Social Aspect of Halloween
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 normal 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!
Teens Aren’t Too Young to Trick or Treat
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!
Some Halloween Safety Tips
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 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!
Frequently Asked Questions
Q: Where can I get extra pieces for this costume such as a button or emblem?
A: 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?
A: 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?
A: 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?
A: Each brand offers their 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?
A: 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?
A: Yes, they are returnable. Each brand has their 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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