What Will Kids be Dressed as for Halloween 2017?

Once the school year has begun, kids start thinking about the fall holidays that are head. While they may not get the day off from school on Halloween, in most schools around the country, it a day for a big celebration. A parade around the school with parents and grandparents in attendance, followed by a class party with games and treats all lead up to the main event, trick or treating.

As soon as the clock strikes four o’clock, the youngest children in my neighborhood ring my doorbell to ask for candy. I am always amused at who they are dressed as, since it has been many years since I have had preschoolers living in my own home. As the night ears on, the costumes the older kids and tweens are wearing are either similar to their younger counterparts or are a bit more no the gory side.

No matter how kids are dressed for halloween, there are always a few very popular costumes that I see more frequently than others.

What will the most popular Halloween costumes be for 2017?

JoJo Siwa Costumes

JoJo Siwa was once a part of the Abby Lee Miller dance team until she left to be on her own. Her personality is as big as the bows she wears on her head. Now your daughter can dress like a video superstar with this JoJo Siwa Halloween costume.

JoJo Siwa Halloween CostumeCredit: Costume Supercenter

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This costume comes in sizes 4-6, 8-10 and 12-14. It is bright and colorful and paired with your own comfy pink Chuck Taylors, this will have your favorite girl bopping down the street as she goes trick or treating.


Disney Descendants 2 Costumes

At the end of July, Disney premiered another movie for the home screen entitled The Descendants. This tale is about what happens when the prodigy of the bad guys (Jafar, Maleficent, The Evil Queen and Cruella De Vil) are invited to attend prep school with the offspring of the good guys (Belle and Beast, Mulan and Li Shang, Snow White and Prince Charming among others).

Disney Descendants 2 Uma CostumeCredit: www.amazon.com

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The children of the bad guys are on a mission, and if they complete it, the bad guys will dominate the kingdom. But are the people they are trying to trick really as evil as their parents claim they are? Does history have to be repeated or can it be changed?

The film was a hit, and so was the sequel, Descendants 2. and there is a slew of costumes based on it. The newest costumes from the hit movie are now available.

Nick Junior Rusty Rivets Costume

A decade ago, it was Handy Manny on Disney Junior that captured the imaginations of children everywhere. He helped others  in his neighborhood with his talking toolbox. This generations favorite creator and builder is named Rusty Rivets. He stars on his own Nick Junior program for preschoolers, and your child will enjoy dressing in a Rusty Rivets costume this Halloween. Along with his friend Ruby, he uses spare parts and other things he finds and repurpose them into cool gadgets. He is like a cartoon MacGyver!

Rusty RIvets Halloween Costume for KidsCredit: www.amazon.com

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This costume comes with the bright orange shirt with a lightning bolt, goggles, gloves and a prop gadget. Add your own jeans and sneakers for an easy and fun Halloween costume for the younger set.

Despicable Me 3 Costumes

Balthazar Bratt Costume

Since 2010, minions have ruled at the box office. From Despicable Me in 2010 to Despicable Me 3 in 2017, these funny yellow creatures are ones audiences adore.  

Illumination Entertainment gave these guys their own vehicle and this year fans got to see the Minion Movie. In this film, we get to see how they began and how they got to be Gru’s henchmen. Along the way, we meet them at various stages of history, and they dress accordingly.

This summer, in Despicable Me 3, we met Balthazar Bratt, Gru's newest nemesis. Kids can dress like him for Halloween with these DIY costume ideas for the 1980's child star.

While you can still dress like a regular minion, there are new versions available this year.

Disney's Puppy Dog Pals Costume

Bingo and Rolly are a pair of puppy dogs who are not only pals, they are brothers. They go off on adventures with each other.

While there is no official Disney Puppy Pals costume available, this is one that looks like Rolly.

Puppy Dog Pals Inspired Rolly CostumeCredit: www.amazon.com

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This costume comes in several different sizes.

Paw Patrol Everest Costume

Nickelodeon has it’s own preschool programs that air every day in the morning to early afternoon for the younger set. One of it’s most popular programs began in 2013 and is entitled Paw Patrol.

Set in the town of Adventure Bay, seven young pups and their human friend, Ryder, set off on adventures to help the community which they live. The pups all have their own unique talents that makes each member invaluable. These special skills are highlighted as they work together to solve whatever problem there happens to be in that episode. Cooperation and teamwork is a primary focus.

New this year to the team is Everest, a husky puppy who is the second female lead to join the Paw Patrol. Her costume is also new for 2015 and one that many girls who are not into princesses will be wanting to wear.

Paw Patrol Everest Costume for GirlsCredit: www.spirithallloween.com

This Everest Paw Patrol costume comes with three pieces. There is the dress, which is teal, purple and yellow. It come with a matching hat that has ears and a backpack that can hold all of your little girl's special things.