When it comes to your son's Halloween costume, it can be so easy to default to the classic outfits — and you're not the only parent whose mind immediately goes there. I mean, how many ghosts, superheroes, and police officers did you see running around outside last year? Instead of dressing him up as a firefighter for the third year in a row, dress your son in one of these unique boys Halloween costumes this October.
From space-exploring astronauts and swash-buckling pirates to his favorite book characters and historical figures, these costumes for boys are bound to get your kid excited for one of his favorite holidays of the year. Whether you're shopping online or creating his ensemble from scratch, help him find Fright Night getup that's as unique as his personality by highlighting his favorite movies, hobbies, or emojis.
In a crowd of goblins or ghouls, let your son stand out as the Maverick or Captain Jack Sparrow.
If your little boy can't stop playing Plants vs. Zombies, this would be the perfect costume for him.
Take your dinosaur play-pretend to another level by dressing up your son as his favorite dinosaur.
One jump ahead of the slowpokes.
This Aladdin costume will make sure your son gets named as Prince Ali of Ababwa.
When you buy this costume, it comes with the suit, belt, boots, and wristbands. If you really want to get the whole look, don't forget to buy the Goku wig.
If you have a pretty inquisitive kid, then there's no option than to get them to dress up as Sherlock Holmes.
Really knock this costume out of the park by using orange face paint on your kid.
It's every child's dream to have superpowers and use them to save the world. Make that a reality with this Shazam! costume.
Help him take one great step for boykind this year by slipping him into a moonwalker's suit.
Depending on his interests, your son can either go as an original Ghostbuster or as one of the Stranger Things boys from the second season's Halloween episode.
Come one, come all to the greatest costume of all! Big fans of the circus will love suiting up in this ringmaster outfit. Dress the family dog as a lion to get the whole family involved.
Howdy, partner! If he's been really into Westerns lately, your son will love to play sheriff for a night this Halloween.
Turn this chef costume into Linguini from Ratatouille by adding a toy stuffed rat to perch on his shoulder.
If he called you out for sneaking just one piece of his Halloween candy stash last year, this detective costume will be right up his alley.
Just get him to promise that he won't replace "Trick-or-treat!" with "But why is all the rum gone?"
This costume comes with plenty of go-to doctor tools — including a mask, stethoscope, reflex hammer, ear scope and syringe — so he can try his potential future vocation on for size.
Fair warning: He's going to ask if he can be the poop emoji next year 😂.
This one's perfect for the bloke who says the Sorting Hat would place him in Potter's own Hogwarts house. If he's more of a Hufflepuff, Ravenclaw or Slytherin, there are boys (and baby!) Halloween costumes for those too.
Your tween will "be back" asking to wear this cyborg look time and again. All the more reason to master those face paint skills, right
On the other hand, here's a robot costume that doesn't insinuate destruction of everything in sight.
If he's a history buff, throw it back to 1776 with this colonial times-inspired costume.
Thanks to its dragon crest, this boys Halloween costume looks like something straight out of Game of Thrones.
This costume is as easy as slipping it on and completing the look with some sneakers.
Let him dress up as his favorite video game character for a Halloween he'll never forget.
Any costume that channels Ryan Reynolds as a superhero gets an A+ in adults' books. This version will win over your kid's heart once he gets his hands on the crime-fighting weapons he uses.
Giving him eight legs when he's not yet comfortable walking on two may not sound like the smartest decision, but come on: You can't deny the cute factor.
You won't need to use the force to put his favorite Jedi's signature brown robe together. If you can't find a cheap lightsaber at the store, a pool noodle works just as well.
Get the tutorial from Delia Creates.
You don't ever want him to grow up, and in this classic Disney costume, he won't — for one night, at least.
Get the tutorial from Say Yes.
From the makeshift spectacles to the tennis ball walker, there's nothing about this old-man-turned-baby costume that won't warm everyone's hearts.
Get the tutorial from Camille Styles.
The actual Pac-Man is cute, yes, but it's the pixelated fruit prop crafts that really sell this idea.
Get the tutorial from The Effortless Chic.
You're just a few torn white dish rags away from this spooky getup.
Get the tutorial from Tell Love and Party.