Kids love superheroes – from the sweeping cape of Superman to the attitude of the Teenage Mutant Ninja Turtles, there’s something about having superpower that really appeals to kids.
Perhaps because, as a kid, you’re often powerless and have to take orders from adults, so pretending to have ultimate super powers is really appealing.
So it’s no surprise that superheroes are some of the most common kid halloween costumes. And the great thing is that these costumes can be worn again and again, for birthday parties, school events or even just in everyday games. Here are five of my favourite superhero costume ideas for kids:
The quintessential, classic fantasy hero – able to leap tall buildings in a single bound, and faster than a speeding locomotive. Superman is THE superhero, and makes for an ideal kids halloween costume.
His distinctive and iconic costuming means nobody will miss you who your child is dressed as this Halloween. If my kid wanted to be superman, I’d go for the officially licensed DC Comics deluxe Man of Steel costume – it’s got everything you need, including Superman’s red, blue and yellow jumpsuit with built-in muscle chest and signature “S” on his chest.
With great power comes great responsibility!
If you were frozen solid in an ice-cube for seventy years you’d want to kick some ass this Halloween too! Captain America has been one of the big fantasy hero names since the 1940s, and was hugely popular during the war-time. With the recent revival of the Avengers Initiative, he has come full-circle and is a great option for your kids halloween costume this year!
Teenage Mutant Ninja Turtle
They might not be your traditional superheroes, but the TMNT crew are heroes all the same. Saving the world from evil overloads and alien invaders, all while rocking some really cool renaissance names, the Teenage Mutant Ninja Turtles will be the ideal kids halloween costume to take down some candy thieves.
If your daughter is sick of dressing as a princess or a fairy, rock her world this Halloween with a kickass female fantasy hero costume – like Batgirl! The female counterpart to Batman, Batgirl has been significant to the comic industry in debating the place of women in fantasy and is considered a feminist character. Your girl will be in good company in this costume!
Its not a fantasy heroes list without her. Wonder Woman is the warrior princess of the Amazons, and has superhuman skills and strengths, any girl would be proud to dress as someone as cool as Wonder Woman this Halloween.
You can buy all these costumes, and more, from the kids section on SpiritHalloween.com. And if you want an outfit to match, check out these amazing superhero bodysuits from Australian clothing label Black Milk Clothing.
From classic comic book superheros to newly imagined warriors of justice, there are so many choices for superhero kid halloween costumes. Which superhero do your kids want to be this halloween?
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