Halloween is a big holiday in North America, but not so much in other places in the world, although it is gaining more popularity. You can’t deny that it is an enjoyable time for adults who decorate their homes, consume everything pumpkin spiced and carve out jack-o'-lanterns. 

But it’s probably the most entertaining for the little ones as parents take care of their children’s health and don't let them eat too much candy, but Halloween is an occasion when kids are even encouraged to go from door to door and ask for candy. Not only that, they can dress up as their favorite characters from cartoons, movies and more, ditching their boring everyday clothes for a day. Some of the costumes kids dress up in are quite intricate and it’s always interesting to see what they want to pretend to be.

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She Looks Just Like Grandma

She Looks Just Like Grandma

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Mary Rose Kent
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I hope her grandmother is still around to see this! So dang cute.

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Children and parents can come up with really creative ways to dress up for Halloween. They actually often put a lot of effort into the costumes, designing them and then making them themselves. It’s not always that you will find the precise outfit your kid wants as they can be into really niche stuff. 

In this list you will find children dressing up as characters from various movies that are not all meant for kids, like horror movies, they also dressed up as animals and characters from video games. Their imaginations were really limitless.

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My Son Maverick Was Born At 25 Weeks. He’s Been So Strong Throughout His Stay In The Nicu And, Hopefully, Will Be Coming Home In December

My Son Maverick Was Born At 25 Weeks. He’s Been So Strong Throughout His Stay In The Nicu And, Hopefully, Will Be Coming Home In December

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R Carson
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1 month ago

Bless you sweet baby.

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#3

Burn The Witch

Burn The Witch

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Jihana
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1 month ago

Oh I LOVE that one!

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#4

"There Is No Crying In Baseball!"

"There Is No Crying In Baseball!"

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1 month ago

LOVE this one

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If we look up some statistics, we would find out that in 2019, before the pandemic started, Americans spent $3.2 billion on costumes alone, that equals to about $31 per person, according to the data of the National Retail Federation (NRF). And in total their spendings for costumes, candy and decorations, reached $8.8 billion in 2019. This year it is expected that they will spend even more, $10.1 billion.

According to the NRF survey, about 65 percent of Americans are planning to celebrate Halloween and that’s about 214 million people. It’s not surprising that the biggest age group to celebrate is from 18 to 44, but what is interesting is that 67 percent of people of ages from 45 to 64 and 40 percent of people older than 65 also answered that they are going to celebrate. 

#5

A Headless Knight These Days

A Headless Knight These Days

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Vicky Z
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1 month ago

You can put the treats straight in the jar!!!

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#6

My Assistant To The Regional Manager

My Assistant To The Regional Manager

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Danish Dynomummy
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1 month ago

Perfection! This is hilarious

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#7

My Son’s Young Maleficent Costume I’ve Been “Working On” For Two Years Finally Finished By His Mom Just In Time For Halloween

My Son’s Young Maleficent Costume I’ve Been “Working On” For Two Years Finally Finished By His Mom Just In Time For Halloween

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Crowley The Snake
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1 month ago

Very nice costume, and what ahandsome young man you've got there

Cold Contagious
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1 month ago

He looks magnificent doesn't he

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Vicky Zar
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1 month ago

What a beautiful child! And what decent and wonderful parents to not stand in their childs way of expressing themselves.

jamie1707
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1 month ago

I have a Nephew (actually a grand Nephew) who likes nail polish. I got him this T shirt that says "There is more than one way to be a Boy". He wears it everywhere! I'm so proud of his parents for encouraging rather than discouraging.

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Vicky Z
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1 month ago

I'm surprised that after two years he didn't want something different and change your plans completely! 😅😅😅😅Great work though!

Joe Reaves
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1 month ago

Most kids would have changed their minds in two weeks let alone years!

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Jessica LanSpe
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1 month ago

I hope those wings can be used multiple times for other costumes

TheAnimalLady
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1 month ago

And handed down for generations👨‍👨‍👧👨‍👩‍👧‍👦👩‍👦‍👦👨‍👩‍👦👪👨‍👦‍👦👨‍👩‍👧‍👧👨‍👩‍👦‍👦

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Mary Rose Kent
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1 month ago

That is most decidedly a work of love!

Zena Marsh
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1 month ago

Maleficent, is Magnificent. Love the wings.

Mazer
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1 month ago

Stunning!! He is beautiful, has Maleficent look down pat, BTW - sic skilz Mom, those wings are wild!!

Loki’s Lil Butter Knife
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1 month ago

My goodness those wings are freaking awesome! He looks absolutely amazing.

Laura Watts
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1 month ago

Wow that's amazing and what a beautiful child xxx

cursed--alien
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1 month ago

Wow, what a lucky kid! Detailed homemade costumes are the best!

RoseTheMad
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1 month ago

I love this one!

Jennifer Thornhill
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1 month ago

One of the most beautiful things I've ever seen :)

Miriam Howard
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1 month ago

slay 😘👑

Beast
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1 month ago

Beautiful!!!!!!

Nathan Pogorzala
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1 month ago

That is a lot of Spade Hackle. Beautifully done, rock it young blood.

Christina Cairi
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1 month ago

That is exactly what my Dad would say.

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echotheroyal
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1 month ago

Holy s**t that's cool

JonaLou2U
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1 month ago

Bravo Mom! Beautiful costume, beautiful child!

Miss Frankfurter
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1 month ago

What an amazing costume.

Brenda Owens
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1 month ago

That is so cool. You rock mom or dad.

debrina blackmoon
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1 month ago

My little zombie princesses <3 from so long ago ^_^! 385807_257...c394fb.jpg 385807_2575416022188_490634054_n-616c9bbc394fb.jpg

Sue Sanders
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1 month ago

Lotsa feathers there, young man. You look quite authentic.

Joe Reaves
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1 month ago

That looks like it took a phenomenal amount of work. Well done.

Gisèle Bigaouette
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1 month ago

Wow ! Wonderful ! Magnifique !

Lovin' Life
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1 month ago

Love it!

Dorothy Parker
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1 month ago

❤❤❤ for this beautiful family.

Ally Joy
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1 month ago

Fabulous

Laurie F. Daut
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1 month ago

Beautiful!

Clarf
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1 month ago

That is incredible.

Deja Katz
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1 month ago

Slay queen!

Mary Jeffries
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1 month ago

That is beautiful!

Enby.Minecraft.Bee.
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1 month ago

:D THATS SO COOL

glowworm2
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1 month ago

He looks awesome.

Eric Rossman
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1 month ago

Holy cow, that's great artistry!

Morgan
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1 month ago

Thats so cool!!

Kimberly Potts
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1 month ago

Beautiful

Katie Brandon
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1 month ago

He looks so great.

Amy Watson
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1 month ago

This is awesome!!

AC pro
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Looks like your son will soon be your daughter! Bravo! So wonderful to see!

TheTidyTardigrade
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1 month ago

Not necessarily. Kids gender bend often for dress up. We don't have any context on this, other than that his son wanted to be Maleficent for Halloween. It's best not to make assumptions, regardless of our intentions. I've had daughters that wanted to be Captain Jack Sparrow multiple times, and are still very intent on being girls.

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Vil Poe
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Well at least you know he's gay already so you have plenty of time to get over the disappointment of not having grandchildren.

Frog
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Wait... Thats not a fairy....

Remi
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Ah yes, woke mom dresses boy toddler as a woman because being woke is more important than a healthy childhood. Makeup and everything. I'm all for letting people be who they want to be, but this s**t is getting insane and damaging for children.

Kelli Lindsay
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1 month ago

You don't have the first clue what you're talking about. It's not "woke" parents, but good parents. Your kids should be so lucky, but unfortunately you're probably raising intolerant mini-me's just like you to perpetuate the cycle of ignorance. You want a suicidal kid? Keep that s**t up. I want a happy, alive child. The fact that you think these parents made this costume to further their own agenda just shows how clueless you actually are.

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"Son"

Mockster
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This is sick...

Sarah Nolan
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1 month ago

Yeah, I know right? Sick af costume and great mother for not forcing gender constraints on him right?

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He's probably thinking, why are my parents forcing me to be a girl? Child abuse

Kelli Lindsay
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1 month ago

Of course you identify as "F**k Joe Biden". Honestly, I don't expect any more of you than this. It's part of your identity. Ironic.

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#8

Why Be A Princess, When You Can Be A Queen? Maleficent: Now Serving October 2020

Why Be A Princess, When You Can Be A Queen? Maleficent: Now Serving October 2020

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Slay (OMG THIS GOT SO MANY UPVOTES THNX GUYS)

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In current times Halloween evidently became very commercialized but it’s not like the tradition came out of nowhere. Obviously, children just like to dress up and Halloween is a perfect occasion to be whatever they want to be. 

But according to the online magazine History, the dressing up is rooted in the Celtic festival of Samhain started celebrating 2 millennia ago. During the festival which would take place at the end of October when the harvest season ended people would light up bonfires and dress up with costumes as they believed that the dark season is full of ghosts they needed to trick by disguising themselves.

#9

A Kid Dressed Up As “Coronavirus” For Halloween

A Kid Dressed Up As “Coronavirus” For Halloween

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Jihana
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1 month ago

ROFL! That is awesome!

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#10

I Pity The Fool

I Pity The Fool

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Mary Rose Kent
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1 month ago

The hair is PERFECT!!!

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#11

My Daughter Nailed Her Minister Of Silly Walks Costume

My Daughter Nailed Her Minister Of Silly Walks Costume

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R Carson
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1 month ago

John Cleese would be proud.

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If you think that this list is not enough to satisfy your craving for Halloween content, Bored Panda has more for you to see. If you are interested in pet costumes, you can give a look at this post and if you want inspiration for what to wear this year, in this article you will see some next level creativity.

But what do you think about these children’s costumes? Will you try to recreate any of them? What would you think would be a great idea to dress up as that wasn’t in this list? Let us know your thoughts and don’t forget to upvote what are the most creative costumes in your eyes.

#12

School District Doesn't Allow Halloween Costumes

School District Doesn't Allow Halloween Costumes

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Crowley The Snake
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1 month ago

Oh yeah, it's big brain time

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#13

Pants

Pants

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Aroace tiger (any pronouns)
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1 month ago

100/10 definitely pants

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#14

This Year, My 10 Year Old Finally Let Me Make His Costume

This Year, My 10 Year Old Finally Let Me Make His Costume

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Mary Rose Kent
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1 month ago

The red shoes are a great touch!

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#15

My 2-Year-Old As The Colonel

My 2-Year-Old As The Colonel

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LH25
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1 month ago

Love this, down to the bucket for candy

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#16

Clowns - The Reason I Can't Sleep At Night. Pyper Is The One Exception. How She Manages To Be Cute And Scary, I'll Never Know

Clowns - The Reason I Can't Sleep At Night. Pyper Is The One Exception. How She Manages To Be Cute And Scary, I'll Never Know

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Ryan Deschanel
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1 month ago

She is... Awesome !

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#17

My Kid In A Homemade Cousin It Costume

My Kid In A Homemade Cousin It Costume

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Optimus Primal
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1 month ago

Yes, the Adams family! :D

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#18

Our Son Was Born At 25 Weeks Almost 2 Months Ago. His Nurse Made Him This Epic Costume

Our Son Was Born At 25 Weeks Almost 2 Months Ago. His Nurse Made Him This Epic Costume

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Alice
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1 month ago

He is so adorable! May the force be with him

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#19

Here’s My Twins As Slinky Dog

Here’s My Twins As Slinky Dog

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Jihana
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1 month ago

All fun and games til they run in different directions

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#20

Saw The Other Post, And Had To Share This. My Brother And Me, Halloween 1977, Also Among The First Generation Of SW Cosplayers

Saw The Other Post, And Had To Share This. My Brother And Me, Halloween 1977, Also Among The First Generation Of SW Cosplayers

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RandomBeing
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1 month ago

Those costume are so adorable

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#21

And The Best Costume Award Goes To

And The Best Costume Award Goes To

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Binxecantsleep
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1 month ago

she would look so cute as Boo from Monsters Inc.

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#22

A Happy Belated Halloween From Our Artsy Family

A Happy Belated Halloween From Our Artsy Family

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Mary Rose Kent
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1 month ago

The impish look on that child’s face is utterly charming!

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#23

My Niece Is Obsessed With RBG And I Think She Nailed Her Halloween Costume

My Niece Is Obsessed With RBG And I Think She Nailed Her Halloween Costume

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Mary Rose Kent
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1 month ago

Great collar choice...I think Justice Ginsburg would have *loved* the collar!

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#24

This Is The Cutest Halloween Costume

This Is The Cutest Halloween Costume

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Jihana
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1 month ago

Miguel and Mama Coco!

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#25

My Daughter Shaved Her Head For St Baldrick’s Last Month, So She Went As Eleven For Halloween

My Daughter Shaved Her Head For St Baldrick’s Last Month, So She Went As Eleven For Halloween

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olx
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1 month ago

that costume is on point!

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#26

My Boy Was Freddie Mercury For Halloween

My Boy Was Freddie Mercury For Halloween

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R Carson
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1 month ago

Hilarious

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#27

This Year For Halloween She Wanted To Be A Jellyfish. Say No More, I Got This. Practical On So Many Levels

This Year For Halloween She Wanted To Be A Jellyfish. Say No More, I Got This. Practical On So Many Levels

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R Carson
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1 month ago

Beautiful

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#28

He Wanted To Maui For Halloween But Wouldn't Let Me Draw The Tattoos

He Wanted To Maui For Halloween But Wouldn't Let Me Draw The Tattoos

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R Carson
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1 month ago

What a cutie!

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#29

Baby's First Costume

Baby's First Costume

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Tom Hanlin
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1 month ago

Bork bork bork!

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#30

My Daughter Wanted Her Baby Sister To Be The Goldfish To Her Cat In The Hat This Halloween

My Daughter Wanted Her Baby Sister To Be The Goldfish To Her Cat In The Hat This Halloween

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R Carson
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1 month ago

Very nice

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#31

My 2-Year-Old Son As Pennywise. I Made The Entire Costume And Am Extremely Happy With How It Turned Out

My 2-Year-Old Son As Pennywise. I Made The Entire Costume And Am Extremely Happy With How It Turned Out

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R Carson
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1 month ago

Well done

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#32

My Son Wanted To Be Ash For Halloween, So Naturally His Baby Sister Was Pikachu

My Son Wanted To Be Ash For Halloween, So Naturally His Baby Sister Was Pikachu

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1 month ago

she looks so happy!

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#33

My 11 Year Old Daughter As Sir Elton John. Saturday Night’s Alright For Frightening

My 11 Year Old Daughter As Sir Elton John. Saturday Night’s Alright For Frightening

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Mary Rose Kent
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1 month ago

She’s “Rocking” it!

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#34

Ace Ventura! My Daughter Really Got Into Character This Halloween

Ace Ventura! My Daughter Really Got Into Character This Halloween

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Mary Rose Kent
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1 month ago

She’s rocking it!

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#35

My Son As The Rock

My Son As The Rock

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Shawty
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1 month ago

OH MY GOD, THAT IS SO CUTE💕💕💕💕

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#36

Perfect Halloween Costume

Perfect Halloween Costume

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Medusa? EDIT**(BTW This got a lot more upvotes than I thought it would so thank you guys ;) )

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#37

My Kids Were Doc & Marty From BTTF

My Kids Were Doc & Marty From BTTF

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Jihana
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1 month ago

Super adorable!

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#38

My Cousin’s Halloween Costume

My Cousin’s Halloween Costume

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Mary Rose Kent
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1 month ago

Wow, that was a lot of work...she is intent on having the bossest costume in the neighborhood!

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#39

Regarding Naptime, I Dissent

Regarding Naptime, I Dissent

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Mary Rose Kent
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1 month ago

You’ve got a little southpaw on your hands. LEFTIES UNITE!

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#40

My Son’s Link Costume

My Son’s Link Costume

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Ryan Deschanel
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1 month ago

Great idea for when you need some quiet... since Link does not speak.

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#41

Starter Pokemon Triplets

Starter Pokemon Triplets

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R Carson
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1 month ago

What a handful!

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#42

Dressed As The Coolest Professor This Year

Dressed As The Coolest Professor This Year

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Shawty
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1 month ago

I love this costume

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#43

Age 4 On Halloween In 1990. Fortunately I Had A 1up

Age 4 On Halloween In 1990. Fortunately I Had A 1up

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R Carson
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1 month ago

Great costume-hope he is much better now.

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#44

My 10-Year-Old Wanted To Be A Very Famous Singer For Halloween

My 10-Year-Old Wanted To Be A Very Famous Singer For Halloween

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Crowley The Snake
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1 month ago

Ah yes, Al

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#45

I Thought I’d Share Here My Son’s Halloween Costume

I Thought I’d Share Here My Son’s Halloween Costume

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Mary Rose Kent
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1 month ago

Dream big little dude!

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#46

We Always Joked That Our Little Guy Looked Like A Mandrake Root When He Cried. Therefore, We Dressed Him Up As One For His First Halloween

We Always Joked That Our Little Guy Looked Like A Mandrake Root When He Cried. Therefore, We Dressed Him Up As One For His First Halloween

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AwkwardDinosuar3000
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1 month ago

#HarryPotterFan

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#47

Matilda

Matilda

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Aroace tiger (any pronouns)
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1 month ago

Yes. I love matilda

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#48

My Family’s Avatar The Last Airbender Costumes

My Family’s Avatar The Last Airbender Costumes

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R Carson
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1 month ago

Love the dog.

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#49

My Cousin’s Kid After I Handed Him A Panda Head. I Give You: The Pandalorian

My Cousin’s Kid After I Handed Him A Panda Head. I Give You: The Pandalorian

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AnimeObsessedTeenager
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1 month ago

OBSESSED

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#50

My Kids Are Sus

My Kids Are Sus

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Optimus Primal
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1 month ago

*Sussy Amogus drip starts playing*

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