In just one week, little Jyn Ersos will flock to your front door hoping to score some sweet candy, every Marvel and DC Comics super hero alike will save the world from impending doom, and a few Lightning McQueens will likely cruise around the neighborhood in style. Just your typical Halloween, of course!
All year, I’ve sat back and watched major blockbusters unfold, dreaming of all the adorable trick-or-treaters I would see on Halloween. From costumes inspired by Rogue One: A Star Wars Story, Guardians of the Galaxy Vol. 3, Cars 3, and The LEGO Ninjago Movie, when it comes to dressing up, kids have endless options this year!
In the midst of soccer practice carpools, dance lesson drop-offs, and the all-important math tutor, there’s a good chance Halloween has snuck up on you this year. Fear not. Before you throw a white sheet on your kid, make little eye holes, and call it a day, there’s still time! Imagine by Rubie’s and Disguise—our go-to costume gurus—feature everything from full costumes, dress-up sets, and even accessories, and are available at most major retailers. Keep calm and spook on!
Building on its popular Star Wars collection, Imagine by Rubie’s added new costumes and characters inspired by the franchise’s latest installment, Rogue One: A Star Wars Story. This set lets little ones live out the adventures of the latest kick-butt heroine. The costume comes with everything kids need to channel Jyn, including a jacket, an attached shirt, pants, a belt, and a leg strap. Feelin’ the force and lookin’ fierce!
Draw some inspiration from one of the fearless leaders depicted in Guardians of the Galaxy Vol. 3, and become THE master of weapons and battle tactics. The costume includes a top and a plastic half-mask. Of course, Rocket wouldn’t be complete without his adorable, loyal sidekick Groot, and the set also includes a stuffed Groot that attaches to the shoulder with Velcro. Let’s Rock(et) and roll!
Rev up the engine, put the pedal to the medal, and let’s get this baby going! In Cars 3, Lightning McQueen is ready to prove to his competitors that nothing—not even Jackson Storm—can slow him down. Little riders can fuel their engines with this costume that features an adorable red, padded jumpsuit with a Lightning McQueen belt and a logo hat. Ka-chow!
It’s time to brush up on those ninja skills. Inspired by the LEGO Ninjago Movie, this set features a long-sleeve, minifigure tunic with character details on the back, a half-mask with a foam insert, and a pair of hands. The mask includes a foam insert to add extra comfort for kids, and the LEGO hands allow kids the option to easily use their own hands. The look may be boxy, but it sure ain’t square!
Laurie Schacht, also known as The Toy Insider Mom, has covered the toy industry for more than 20 years. The Toy Insider is a year-round resource for parents, grandparents and other gift-givers looking for the best toys for their kids. The Toy Insider also produces an annual holiday gift guide featured in Family Circle magazine. Visit thetoyinsider.com for the latest toy news, reviews, giveaways, and more.
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