12 Bad Halloween Costumes for Kids to Avoid at All Costs

Ah, Halloween. One of our favorite holidays! We love the decor, the candy, and especially the costumes. Halloween is typically a holiday centered around kids, and a lot of people put a lot of time and effort into getting their kids’ costumes just right. Still, somehow, every year brings a new crop of bad Halloween costumes for kids. And they seem to get worse! This year, as you’re planning your kids’ costumes, try to avoid being one of these people. The 12 bad Halloween costumes for kids on this list should be avoided at all costs.

Borderline Bad Halloween Costumes for Kids: Holly Golightly

bad halloween costumes for kids
Image: Halloweencostumes.com

Listen, we love Breakfast at Tiffany’s as much as the next person. And Holly Golightly is an iconic character! But it doesn’t change the fact that she was kind of an escort

Suicide Bomber


There’s not much to add here. Pro-tip: don’t dress your kids up as terrorists/suicide bombers/murderers. Just as a general rule.

Major Flirt costume for girls

bad halloween costumes for kids
Image: Walmart

Hey, did you know women can serve openly in the military, and NOT just as eye-candy for the men? GTFO with this.

“Cozy” Bat

bad halloween costumes for kids
Image: Halloweencostumes.com

First of all, that doesn’t look cozy. It looks cold. Also, sexy bats aren’t a thing, especially not for young kids.

Bad Spirit Cheerleader

bad halloween costumes for kids
Image: Bonanza

Oooooooh, a bad spirit cheerleader! You can tell by her exposed midriff, black and white uniform, and clenched fist, that this girl is bad news. Why is this a thing?

Girl’s Devil Costume (Born Bad Child)

bad halloween costumes for kids
Image: Halloweenexpress.com

Ok, kids dressing up as the devil is already pretty problematic. But making it sexy? For girls and tweens? We don’t think the devil wears tulle and sequins.

Cop Cutie

bad halloween costumes for kids
Image: Walmart

Again, do people not know that women serve in law enforcement agencies all over the country? Spoiler alert: they do! And they don’t wear dresses and leggings while on duty. 

Baby Cigarette

bad halloween costumes for kids
Image: Brandsonsale.com

It’s hard to even know where begin with how fucking AWFUL this costume is, tbh. But the fact that it’s sold out in size 0-6 months is a good place to start.

Ray Rice (or any other wife-beater and domestic abuser)

HAHAHAHAHA, what’s funnier than a man who beat the shit out of his girlfriend on an elevator? SO MANY THINGS. The blackface is a disgusting and completely unsurprising touch. 

Marijuana Plant

Siiiiiiiiiigh. “What is little Jenny going to be for her first Halloween?” “Weed, he he he.” Like, that conversation should never take place.

Pretty Woman

Again, LOVE Pretty Woman. But Vivian WAS A PROSTITUTE. 


Another one of those that we feel is pretty obvious? Not funny. Not ever.

Have you seen any inappropriately bad kids’ costumes that we missed? Tell us in the comments!

Also read:

Similar Posts