Nakakata-Cute! Parents Share Scariest, Cutest Kids' Halloween Costumes This 2023These kids dressed up as Sadako, a Yakult Vendor, and as a Sinigang Mix in costumes made by their parents!by Riyalyn Grace Pasimio . Published Nov 3, 2023
It's not only celebrities who take Halloween seriously! We asked parents from the Smart Parenting Village to share their kids' Halloween costumes, and we are blown away by the creativity, uniqueness, and effort these parents put up!
Halloween costumes flooded the thread on Smart Parenting Village, with almost 800 comments and photos from proud moms and dads.
Some of this year's favorite costumes are all-time favorites like Disney princesses, superheroes, and characters from animated movies. This year, we also saw lots of little girls dressed in black, embodying Wednesday Addams, from the Netflix series Wednesday. There's also a surge of costumes based on Anime characters like Anya Forger from Spy X Family, Zoro from One Piece, and Demon Slayer characters.
But some parents seem like they were preparing for their kid's costume for a year—not only for the elaborate costumes and props, but also with creative do-it-yourself (DIY) skills!
Here are some of our top picks for 2023's cutest, scariest, and most creative Halloween costumes:
Kids' Halloween Costumes We Love from the Smart Parenting Village
1. Sinigang Mix
Name & Age: Summer, 7 years old
Costume Inspiration: Knorr Sinigang
Reason behind the costume: "Dahil ito ang gusto niyang kainin araw-araw!"
2. Choco ButternutADVERTISEMENT - CONTINUE READING BELOW
Name & Age: Sugar, 5 years old
Costume Inspiration: Choco Butternut from Dunkin Donut
Reason behind the costume: It's her favorite donut flavor
3. Yakult Vendor
Name & Age: Tala, 5 years old
Costume inspiration: Yakult Vendor, "Para everyday, Okay!"
Reason behind the costume: "For thre years na sumasali ang anak ko sa Halloween costume parties, lagi akong nag-iisip ng witty at unique costumes. Kaya ngayong taon, naisip ko na maganda kung maging Yakult vendor siya dahil isa ito sa nagpapaalala sa atin sa pagkabata, nung mga panahong nakikita pa natin sila sa kalye, at alam kong madaming matutuwa 'pag nakita nila ito."CONTINUE READING BELOWwatch now
Name & Age: Tala, 4 years old
Costume Inspiration: Her father
Reason behind the costume: "She chose this costume because she always looks up to her Tatay, protecting family and other individuals."
5. Ms. Rachel & Chase from Paw PatrolADVERTISEMENT - CONTINUE READING BELOW
Name & Age: Elara, 13 months, Janus, 3 years old
Costume Inspiration: Favorite Youtube shows
Reason behind the costume: "Ms. Rachel because she loves watching her on Youtube kids. Chase from Paw Patrol because aside from his love to watch the show, Chase is his favorite character. He chose that costume himself."
6. Huggy WuggyADVERTISEMENT - CONTINUE READING BELOW
Name & Age: Skye, 3 years old
Costume Inspiration: The character Huggy Wuggy, DIY costume
Reason behind the costume: "Scary and cute is his favorite game."
7. No Wi-Fi and LowbattADVERTISEMENT - CONTINUE READING BELOW
Name & Age: Monica, 7 years old, costume with Mommy
Costume inspiration: No Wi-Fi and low battery
Reason behind the costume: "We don't really go with 'traditional costumes,' so we thought of something timely and witty — no Wi-Fi and lowbatt. Hehe."
8. DIY Dino
Name & Age: Sid, 3 years oldADVERTISEMENT - CONTINUE READING BELOW
Costume Inspiration: "I made a DIY costume because I want to practice minimalism. And also, I want to ensure that my child is still comfortable all the time, hence, I used his comfortable terno and usual cap."
Reason behind the costume: "Dinosaurs are one of his interests now."
9. Russell and Carl from 'Up'ADVERTISEMENT - CONTINUE READING BELOW
Name & Age: Matt, 5 years old, Gavin, 3 years old
Costume Inspiration: Russell and Carl from the movie Up
Reason behind the costume: "Disney's movie UP was one of Matt's favorite movies to watch, and he resembles the main character Russell. His little brother dressed up as Mr. Carl Fredricksen."
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Name & Age: Vienne, 3 years old, as Mirabel, Venice, 8 years old as Isabela
Costume Inspiration: Encanto Movie - Mirabel, Isabela, Bruno (Daddy Vin) and Dolores (Mommy Vanessa)
Reason behind the costume: "Dahil lampas 15 beses na namin itong napanood paulit-ulit at sobrang paborito ito ng mga bata lalo na ang mga kanta at sayaw. Kaya pati narin kaming parents ay na-hook narin sa movie!"
11. TiyanakADVERTISEMENT - CONTINUE READING BELOW
Name & Age: Kai, 1 year old
Costume Inspiration: Tiyanak (From Filipino folklore)
Reason behind the costume: "Wala kaming ibang costume! Food color po ang ginamit sa katawan ni baby."
Name & Age: Kalyx, 3 years old, Khannah, 7 years old
Costume inspiration: From the Avengers: Endgame Movie - Like the Avengers (my husband Laurence, as Captain America, me as Spider-woman, my daughter Khannah as Captain Marvel, and my son Kalyx as Thor). Tricycle personally customized by Daddy Laurence.ADVERTISEMENT - CONTINUE READING BELOW
Reason behind the costume: "We chose Avengers, the league of heroes because our mission as a family is to work as one in winning the Game of Life."
Name & Age: Mary Jodelle "Niña" 6 years old
Costume inspiration: Headless as seen in Tiktok videosADVERTISEMENT - CONTINUE READING BELOW
Reason behind the costume: "Niña chose this costume kasi ayaw niya ng mga characters lang o yung mga usual na costume ng kids pag Halloween, gusto niya ng costume na naiiba siya sa lahat."
Name & Age: Chianette, 7 years old
Costume inspiration: Sadako (Japanese horror movie)ADVERTISEMENT - CONTINUE READING BELOW
Reason behind the costume: "We always wanted to be unique in all forms and in all ways, so we decided to choose Sadako for this year's spooktacular Halloween costume contest. This idea came from a video of a little girl (maybe from the USA) wearing this kind of costume and props, so our minds started to think about how to deliver an exceptional performance this year. Everything was planned, as you may see from the details of the costume and props to the execution."
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