2017 Most Popular Halloween Costumes for Kids

Some of you are ahead of the game, while others of you may be like me (most years) and are slightly freaking out that there are just over two weeks left until Halloween. Don’t freak! There are plenty of awesome costumes to be had. Keep reading to find out the hottest costumes of this year, and be prepared to grab your little one’s favorite as soon as you see it!

Top Halloween Costumes for Kids 2017

I’m what many would call a “reluctant DIY-er.” I occasionally dabble in it, but it’s not really my forte. Entertaining kids on the road? Check. Cruising the Caribbean with kids? Check. DIY-ing all the things? Eh, sometimes. When the girls were smaller, it was easy to throw something together and call it a costume. Often times, pjs for little bitties can double as their costume (and they are adorable). Once they hit that magic age between three and four, all bets are off and opinions matter. When kids get opinionated, you usually have to (within reason) let them pick their own costumes. Thankfully, what we wanted this year was one of the hot costumes, so it was easy to find. If you see a coveted costume, snap it up quick or else it might disappear!What's the hottest costume of 2017? The answer may surprise you! Check out this great round up of the most popular costumes for kids for 2017! Grab your kids' costume now before they sell out!

Costumes for Girls

These are my picks for the hottest costumes of 2017. They are based on what my kids like, and what I, as a parent perceive to be popular. If you’re lucky enough, you kid may want something totally different and you won’t have to fight over the last one of these in stock at Target!

Disney’s Descendants Uma

Disney’s Descendants Mal

Moana from Disney’s Moana

Disney’s Descendants Evie

Rainbow Dash from My Little Pony

Wonder Woman


Jyn Erso from Rogue One: A Star Wars Story

Rey from Star Wars: The Last Jedi

Costumes for Boys

Even though I don’t have boys at home, I can take an educated guess on the popularity of costumes based on my friends’ boys that we hang out with on a regular basis. Some of these costume ideas are classic, but tend to be popular each year nonetheless.


Lego Batman



Darth Vader


Kylo Ren


Creeper from Minecraft

Costumes for Adults

Looking for more costume ideas? Check out my list of DIY ideas for adult costumes! It’s much easier to make an adult DIY costume, especially since most of us won’t be wearing it again any time soon. 

What are your kids going to be for Halloween this year?