For the little policemen to be out there...

Some kids imagine fighting crime as a superhero. Others imagine stopping bad guys as a cop. These are the outfits for the them. These five cool-looking cop Halloween costumes for kids let them live the dream, if only for one very fun night trick-or-treating! 

Many come with all the bells and whistles (literally), and in my five favorite below is a mix between officer uniforms and S.W.A.T.. This is a fun way to enjoy Halloween night, and your child will remember wearing that police costume for many weeks to come. You may, in fact, need to bring it out of hibernation for a little cops and robbers role-playing with the kids throughout the year! Maybe even a police theme party for an upcoming birthday?Police Officer Deluxe Costume

Take a look at these five top cop costume options, and what makes each special. You're sure to find just the right one for your child (whether boy or girl) for Halloween night.

The Deluxe Police Officer Costume

So much like the real thing, you'd think they can arrest you...

Police Officer Deluxe Costume Size: Medium (8-10)
Amazon Price: $38.00 $25.50 Buy Now
(price as of Jul 14, 2013)

My favorite, hands down. This is an excellent choice for both boys and girls. It's so real looking, your kids will get excited just thinking about wearing it. It's that navy blue color that everyone knows well as police officer blue, and it features lots of official-looking trimmings--from the police patchwork to the buttons in gold. 

Plus this cop costume comes with a lot of the accessories your child is going to need to start patrolling those streets Halloween night. The hat with gold trim, a whistle, and a gun holster. The only things not included are the shoes and a toy gun. But there's lots of toy gun choices out there to choose from, and it can be a fun way to make the costume personal to your young one. They choose the toy gun of their choice!

In terms of care, this is a 100% polyester costume and machine washable. You can get lots of uses for it during the year, or from Halloween season to Halloween season. 

Melissa & Doug Police Officer Costume

An awesome set that comes with lots of cop accessories.

Melissa & Doug Police Officer Role Play Costume Set
Amazon Price: $29.99 $17.98 Buy Now
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Police Officer Cop Role Play Costume Set Melissa & Doug Toys 4835Melissa & Doug make some excellent educational toys, and this police outfit for kids is one of the best options out there for Halloween. It obviously has the cool police jacket and hat that you'd expect--a bit of a brighter blue than traditional police officer blue. But what makes this set so very special is the amount of accessories that come with it. There's the police badge, handcuffs, a whistle, a walkie-talkie (with sound effects), and there's even a ticket! There's also a name tag which can be customized for the child. That's a lot of value in this set. It, too, is machine washable, so you can use it for cops and robbers all through the year. not just while trick-or-treating. Again, no toy gun here. That'll need to be purchased separately, along with a holster. 

Young Hero's S.W.A.T. Team Costume

For the kid that dreams of being right in the action...

Young Heroes Child's S.W.A.T. Team Costume, Medium
Amazon Price: $28.99 $17.93 Buy Now
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Swat Team Costume ChildIt's all about special weapons and tactics with the S.W.A.T. team. They specialize in high risk operations, and kids that love adventure more than likely really love S.W.A.T. police officers. If you've got one (or a few) of those adventure seekers at home, they'll love this S.W.A.T. costume. It comes with the jumpsuit, helmet, vest, and boot tops. But that's just the beginning. There are all sorts of accessories that fit with this specialized force: a toy grenade, a S.W.A.T. badge, handcuffs, a flashlight, a toy phone, and binoculars. 
Again, you'll need to shop for the toy gun separately, and you'll want to go with something a little more military/semi-automatic looking in style to match the costume. Don't opt for the standard police toy pistol.
If you've got a gang of kids looking to trick-or-treat as a group, creating a specialized force unit by dressing them all up in these costumes is a fun way to go! They can cautiously approach each home as a team while trick-or-treating just like they see on TV. It's a fun way to have a good time as a bunch of friends. 

Young Hero's S.W.A.T. Police Costume

Another specialized force option that looks authentically cool.

Young Heroes Child's SWAT Police Costume, Small
Amazon Price: $34.99 $15.87 Buy Now
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Another cool S.W.A.T. option, this one a little more focused on the police aspect. It features both the specialized force symols and a police patch, along with a very patriotic U.S.A. flag on the sleeve. The costume comes with the shirt, pants, hat, and a vest. You'll need to grab your accessories elsewhere, but this is still a cool costume to consider as it's got a little more of authentic police vibe. For care, it's recommended to hand wash this uniform. 

The Future State Trooper Costume

The cutest of all cops is saved for last.

Infant Future StateTrooper Costume (Size: 12-24M)
Amazon Price: $34.99 Buy Now
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How adorable is this costume? It looks so much like a real state trooper uniform, and that's totally cute for infants. This one is an infant-only option, so know that going in. But if you've got a whole bunch of young kids going as cops, why not dress up your youngest too? The whole outfit: the trooper hat, the shirt and tie (and yes, the tie's attached), and the pants with a holster (again attached). 

Have An Arresting Good Time This Halloween!

Cop Halloween costumes are a totally fun choice for the season. Kids love it because of the cool outfits, and the accessories are really fun too. And if you've got a bunch of kids to consider, it's a fun way to dress up as a team! Have a good time out there this Halloween, and make sure you and your little police troop stays safe.