Our Ten Favorite Halloween Costumes!

10/08/2008 at 06:15 PM ET

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Halloween is three weeks away which means if you want the coolest costume, you need to start shopping now. For the best selection, we like to shop online so we combed the interweb for the cutest costumes. Whether your little one wants to be a classic princess or an unconventional critter – skunk, anyone? – we’ve got you covered.

Click over to our TEN CUTEST: Halloween Costume gallery, our picks for the cutest costumes in stores now.

Click More to see what CBB staff kids will be dressing as this year! And post a comment with what your kids are wearing!

Anya (3), Danielle’s daughter – Cinderella
Isadora (7 months), Angela M.’s daugher – Bee
Catie (3.5), Teba’s daughter – Pirate (made using borrowed or pre-owned items)
Lily (3) and Leo (19 months), Reva’s kids:  Snow princess and duck (both hand-me down from cousins)
Owen (4.5) and Sam (2), Missy’s sons: Zebra (Target) and dinosaur (babystyle.com)
Paige, Julie’s daughter – Skunk
Allegra (10 months) and Ben (3), Nancy’s kids: Cow (Babies R Us sweatshirt and pants) and Curious George (a $3 Party City monkey mask and $8 Wal-Mart tee)
Stephanie – A canister vacuum.  (Seriously.) 
Angus, Harry, and Lucia, Danielle D.’s kids- SWAT team guy, Lightening McQueen (again), dog (borrowing from neighbor)


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SouthernBelle on

The baby inside the SnowBaby costume is just too adorable for words…I also loved the Bee and the Skunk costumes!

Melissa on

They are all so cute but I can’t imagine paying $30 or more on a Halloween costume. I had enough trouble spending the $20 for my daughter’s princess one this year. My other daughter is using a hand me down Old Navy witch costume that her sister wore 4 years ago.

brannon on

Yes – the snowbaby baby is way too cute! My little one is being a baseball this year🙂 (Not a player – the ball!) I found a big canvas baseball (think yoga ball size) and took the inflatable ball out. Stuffed it with pillow stuffing, cut out a head, arms, legs. Baseball socks, red high-top converse and a baseball cap make him the most adorable ball I’ve ever seen! (The only problem is he’s telling everyone he’s “screwy” — from “Everyone’s Hero.” I get it but I’m not sure anyone else does!)

Abbey on

Oh my goodness! those were so cute! I love the bee and snow baby.

I really wish i could see halloweeners this year, but I live in an apartment complex😦 boo.

Gigi on

aaaaaaaaaahhh! so excited to see the snowbaby costume, since that is what my 11 month old is going to be this year. we originally planned on a monkey costume but who could pass up this one? the snowbaby is just toooo cute!
(and i found it for less than 10 bucks in a consignment store!)

Stacey on

My daughter is 19 months and going to be Minnie Mouse. I got her costume at buycostumes.com…18.99..I didn’t think that was bad! It was just the dress and ears and we have black tights and red/black shoes here! I can’t wait since she is old enough to participate this year! Last year she was too young to do much!

Mom Of Boys* on

2008 I have a 6 year old boy who will be Racer X from Speedracer and my little guy is 2 and he is going to be a swashbuckler, so stinkin cute.


My son is 12 months old and is going to be a lion. I got the costume at Babies R Us a few months ago.

sigh on

The skunk and the snowbaby ones are the best!! Just too freaking cute!

Christine on

My boys are going to be doctors/nurses/surgeons. Whichever they want.

They have child-sized scrubs (real scrubs) and real stethoscopes (discount), and I’m going to make ID badges for them. Both from jascouniform.com.

Heather on

My daughter decided she wanted to be a cat this year. It’s being pieced together with things she already owns and a few items I bought. It will be a black leotard, black tights, white legwarmers and black boots. A homemade tail and some bought ears. Then I will be painting her face up to look like a cats. Very easy and really cheap since I owned most of the items.

Reese B. on

I like shopping online for the kids’ costumes, it is SO much less stressful and they actually have fun browsing


Lorus on

Our 10m old daughter is going to be Yoda this year. With a Dad named Luke, and an Aunt named Leia, how could she not be Yoda?🙂
My older daughter is going to be Hermione. Tried to get her to go as Princess Leia again but it was a no go.

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