9 Best Kids Ghost Costumes [Your Toddler Will Love #6]

Halloween is a time for spooks, scares, and boos. And what creature does all three? A ghost! With a range of kids ghost costume types include in our guide below, you are sure to find one your little ghost child will love. So let’s make your baby, toddler, or child’s next Halloween a boo-utiful one!

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Our List of the Top Ghost Costumes for Kids

1Hauntingly Beautiful Banshee Halloween Costume

Summary

This Hauntingly Beautiful Banshee Halloween Costume is made of 100% Polyester.. The costume includes a dress, body chain, a shrug with a hood attached to it, and a mesh veil which allows for subtle versatility. The mesh veil can be worn pulled down over the face for a more haunting effect or can worn on top of the hood if your child doesn’t like having their face covered.

This costume also allows for other accessories to be added such as a wig or more chains if your child is going for a more haunting vibe.

It comes in a variety of sizes, meaning you are sure to find one that will fit a younger 4 year old or an old kid that is 9 years old. The costume has enough extra room in it to allow for clothes underneath if the night is chillier than expected.

Pros
  • Comes in a variety of sizes, from X Small to X Large
  • Enough room for clothes to be worn underneath if it’s a chilly night
Cons
  • Strips of material can catch easily on objects
  • Probably will only last for one Halloween
What age is this recommended for?

4 – 10 years old

What makes this option stand out?

It is a great choice for your little ghost since they will get a haunting, beautiful, and ethereal feeling when wearing it.

2Stay Puft Marshmallow Man Inflatable Costume

Summary

This officially licensed Stay Puft Marshmallow Man costume from Ghostbusters is sure to make your son the hit of Halloween! This costume is an inflatable jumpsuit made with thick nylon material. The jumpsuit inflates by battery operated fan, which is included, and the costume comes in two pieces, hood and suit. It is only available in a size medium for children, but can fit several ages. It is also available in an adult size of you’re looking for a matching dad and lad costume idea.

This costume has extra room in it for your son to wear clothing underneath and also gives room for glasses to be worn underneath. And if you’re worried about your child getting hot in the costume, put your mind at ease. The fan will help keep them cool and comfortable all night long.

Pros
  • Durable material means it can be used for more than one Halloween
  • Allows your child to be comfortable throughout the night
Cons
  • Limited size choice for children
  • Hood can sometimes be hard to see out of
What age is this recommended for?

4 year olds – 10

What makes this option stand out?

This costume is the perfect throwback for a retro themed Halloween or as a part of a family oriented costume theme. It’s also warm yet breathable meaning it can suit your child on a cold or warm evening.

3Victorian Ghost Bride Costume

Summary

This Victorian Ghost Bride Dress is made of 100% Polyester. This costume includes an over dress, under dress, detachable veil, and cameo brooch. With the detachable veil your child has the choice to wear it or not. The veil allows for a wig to be worn underneath if so desired.

The simplicity of this costume allows for other accessories to be added such as a wig, bridal bouquet, or fake blood for added effect. The simplicity of this costume also allows for your child to be as creative as they want with it. They can even be a zombie bride if they wish.

This costume ranges from a size small to a size x large, meaning your younger child and your older child can both wear it. This costume is long, so tights or leggings can be worn underneath for added warmth on that chilly trick or treat night.

Pros
  • Simplicity allows for creativity and versatility
  • Good range of sizes
Cons
  • Very long, so might need to be trimmed
  • Material could easily catch onto things
What age is this recommended for?

6 – 8 years old

What makes this option stand out?

The versatility this costume offers makes it a stand out choice for any child with a creative mind.

4Tu-Tully Boo-Tiful Ballerina Costume

Summary

This adorable ghost ballerina costume is a great choice for the toddler girls who wants to be both spooky and cute. This costume is made from Polyester and comes with only the dress. The simplicity allows for more accessories to be added as desired.

This costume can also be used for more than just Halloween. Its ballerina design allows for it to be used for playtime and could also be used as a practice tutu for ballet at home.

This costume is toddler size, so it should fit most toddler girls. Some adjustments may need to be made, but with its durability your toddler should be able to get many uses out of it.

Pros
  • The simplicity allows for your toddler to be creative with their accessory choices
  • Can be used for more than just Halloween
Cons
  • Not very warm so your child would need to wear a jacket if it’s cold
  • Doesn’t come with accessories
What age is this recommended for?

2 – 4 years old

What makes this option stand out?

The fact that this costume can be used for more than just Halloween makes it a great option for any parent who doesn’t want to spend a lot of money on dress up clothes.

5Tiny Boo Baby Costume

Summary

It can be hard to get a newborn into a full Halloween costume. So for the parent who wants to dress up their newborn for Halloween, this onesie is a great way to do it.

This outfit is made of 100% soft cotton and has an elastic bottom for the comfort of your newborn. This onesie comes with an adorable cap and folded over mitten cuffs to help keep your little one warm on a chilly October night. And it’s simple design means it would work for either a boy or a girl.

This outfit can fit a baby that is up to fourteen pounds. This adorable outfit is perfect for the entire month of October.

Pros
  • Made from material that will keep your newborn comfortable
  • Unisex design
Cons
  • Only available in baby sizes
What age is this recommended for?

Newborn babies to 3 months old

What makes this option stand out?

The unisex nature of this onesie makes it a perfect option for parents who plan on having multiple children or have a set of twins where one is a boy and the other is a girl and they still want to match them.

6Baby Stay Puft Marshmallow Costume

Summary

One Stay Puft Marshmallow Man in the family isn’t enough, so why not make it two? This costume is officially licensed from the movie Ghostbusters and made with 100% Polyester. Unlike the bigger kid version of this costume, this one isn’t inflatable.

This costume is plush and comes with a hood, costume top, and pants. It is available in baby and toddler sizes, so you will have the cutest little marshmallow on the block.

The open hood allows for your toddler to see easily, giving them a sense of comfort and ease. And with how plush it is, they will be comfortable all night long, meaning no fuss for you.

Pros
  • Soft and comfortable for your little one
  • Comes in a variety of sizes
Cons
  • Cap can become loose and go off center
  • Might be long on some toddlers
What age is this recommended for?

6 months – 4 years old

What makes this option stand out?

With the range of other Ghostbuster themed costumes available, it makes for great family photos on Halloween.

7Hooded Ghost Cloak Costume

Summary

This simple hooded cloak is a great way for your child to get the spooky and flowy vibe they desire without putting a sheet over their head. The costume is only the cape, meaning all other accessories need to be purchased separately. The simplicity of this costume allows for your child to go as minimal or over the top as they would like.

The material is thin and felt like, making it a great addition to any costume. And if you choose to just use it as a costume, make sure to have your child wear warm clothes underneath it to keep them warm in the chilly weather.

Pros
  • Simple design allows for versatile uses
Cons
  • Very thin material that isn’t good in colder weather
  • Have to purchase extra accessories for it
What age is this recommended for?

2 – 5 years old

What makes this option stand out?

This Toddler Ghost costume is a great option that offers versatility since your little one can wear it for occasions besides Halloween

8Girls Pirate Ghost Costume

Summary

What is more fun than being a pirate? Being a ghost pirate! This unique costume is made from 100% Polyester and is only available is size medium. The costume includes a dress, the pirate hat, and striped leggings. All other accessories wanted or needed for the costume must be purchased separately.

The neutral color palette of this costume allows for your child to take it in any creative direction they wish. Black and white makeup can give an old school horror feel to the costume is just one example of creative options.

But this frightening pirate costume is sure to shiver everyone’s timbers on Halloween night!

Pros
  • Unique pirate design
  • Made of strong polyester so it should last for quite awhile
Cons
  • Only available in one size
What age is this recommended for?

10 – 13 years old

What makes this option stand out?

This costume is a great option for any girl who isn’t into color and wants something unique on Halloween.

9Chained Up Ghostly Ghoul Costume

Summary

This chained up ghostly ghoul costume is great for the child in your life who wants to be creepy on Halloween. This 100% polyester costume comes in a size small, but is long in length. It includes a detachable mask, a hooded robe, and chain.

This is a complete costume, but additional accessories can be added if desired. The mask doesn’t need to be worn, so if your child would prefer face paint they can do that. Clothes can be worn underneath this costume, giving extra warmth on a cold October night. This costume will make your little ghoul feel very spooky and scary all night long.

Pros
  • Complete costume
  • Mask or face paint can be worn
Cons
  • Only available in one size
  • Might need to be trimmed for shorter child
What age is this recommended for?

5 – 7 years old

What makes this option stand out?

This option offers lots of versatility with the use of added accessories and ability to swap out the mask for face paint. Your little ghoulish ghost can be the Grim Reaper or another terrifying creature if they choose to.

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Buyers Guide to the Best Rated Kids Ghost Costumes for Halloween

Halloween was originally a holiday used to celebrate and remember those who have dearly departed from this world. Halloween or All Hallows’ Eve is also the day where the veil between the worlds is dropped and the spirits of the dead can walk the earth once more. But in modern society, Halloween is a fun time of the year where children all of ages can dress up as their favorite characters or creatures and ask for candy. Costumes are a fun way to allow your child’s creativity to come out. Even “generic” Halloween costumes allow your child the ability to create their own characters.

Ghost costumes are a great creative canvas for children, allowing them to create an entire story about their character. From their name, to a time period, to a cause of death, ghost costumes allow for children to be haunting and memorable on halloween or anytime they dress up.

They can pay homage the true spirit of halloween, while allowing the modern traditions to shine through as well.

Popular Types of Costumes for All Ages

With newborns through to small toddlers, the costume options are more cutesy and fun than creepy. The onesies are unisex, meaning your baby boy or girl can wear them. With toddlers, the options are more gender specific. With childrens costumes, they range from cutesy and fun to creepy and eerie. Both boys and girls have a great selection of ghost costumes for them. And with some costumes being unisex, your child can choose to be a ghostly ghoul, a marshmallow person, or some other type of ghost.

Comparison to Other Costume Types

Compared to other costumes, ghost costumes are rather inexpensive and more versatile than other costumes. Add chains to make a simple ghost a banshee. Add a bouquet of flowers or brooch to a ghostly dress for a haunting bride or Victorian lady. Buy matching costumes to create an unforgettable family photo or to create a themed Halloween gathering.

What to Consider When Purchasing a Ghost Costume?

When looking to purchase costumes, look for options that are well made and durable so your child can multiple uses out of it or so you can hand it down to a younger sibling. Choose the design and style based off what your child would prefer. Choose something simple to allow for more creativity to be brought into it, or choose a more completed costume that requires little to no extra creativity.

But the most important thing to consider is your child’s comfort. Check the materials used if your child has fabric allergies, if the costume has elastic, velcro, zippers, etc, how easy they are to take on and off, and many other factors. Some costumes require clothing to be worn underneath for added warmth, so take that into consideration as well as your child might not be a fan of layering.

Final Thoughts on the Top Kids & Toddler Ghost Costumes

Follow these guidelines, do your research, and your little ghoul will have a safe and spooky Halloween every time. Whether it is their first or their fifth or their tenth, make it one to never forget. Happy trick or treating kiddos!

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