11 Halloween Costumes Perfect for Kids Who 'Don't Wanna Wear a Jacket!'

leopard halloween costumeI've got a bone to pick with the Halloween costume designers out there. Don't they look at the calendar? Do they realize Halloween is on October 31? It's fall! In a pretty significant chunk of the country, that means it is COLD outside when kids get all dressed up to trick or treat. Several years in a row it even snowed in my neck of the woods!

So what's with the flimsy constumes? The paper thin fabrics on the superhero outfits, the short sleeves and skirts on those princess gowns? No kid wants to wear a jacket -- it covers up a costume. So our kids might just as well dress up as Popsicles and be done with it, right?

Or, you know, we could boycott all those crappy costumes and go for the few out there that will actually keep our kiddos warm. Who's with me? 

Good! Because have I got some ideas for you!

I've rounded up 11 of the coziest Halloween costumes on the interwebs -- and with plenty of time for you to put in your order ... or if you're the Martha Stewart type, to get crafty!

Which is your favorite?


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kjbug... kjbugsmom1517

We live where its cold And I refuse to buy a flimsy costume. We take whatever they pick and put a warm twist to it with sweats. Adding whatever we need to to make it the costume they want. This year is angel and devil. Sweats with a tutu over it. With the accessories.

Todd Vrancic

Buy the costume on the large side and have them wear a turtleneck underneath.  Choose off-white or tan for a paler child, and go for darker colors for more dark-complected children.  When they are trick or treating, the fading light will cover any discrepencies.

Evaly... EvalynCarnate

I'd just like to put out there that I friggin hate when people wear Christmas costumes on Halloween... Dont know why... Just dont like that Walmart mentality where you have to jam christmas in to every end-of-the-year holiday >.<

That being said, I usually just get my kid's costume a size or two too big and layer with thermals or sweats. Its an easy fix and shouldnt dictate the costume choice :)

Erin Butcher

we live in indiana where snowflakes on halloween aren't out of the norm lol.  i've made my son's costume every year and helped my sister with making my nephews' costumes suitable for cold weather.  layers are always best!  and honestly, no one notices if you layer...because EVERYONE is layered up!!  lol. 

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