Halloween is one of the best days of the year for any kid, and with this in mind, there are two different types of parents: those who go all out and spend countless hours designing their kids' costumes, and then those who get more enjoyment out of the costumes than their children do.
Here are our favorite kids' costumes designed by parents who still love Halloween just as much as their kids—if not more.
This little girl definitely got some help from Mom and Dad with her Halloween costume, and we imagine that appearing to carry her own head around probably gave the neighborhood kids nightmares.
If some kid showed up in that sort of costume at my house, I'd give them all my Halloween candy if they promised to never come back.
First birthdays and holidays are important milestones for any baby. These parents wanted to make their daughter's first Halloween special and planned to dress her up as an astronaut. But, they soon had to make other plans.
"It didn't fit. Now, she's going as Space Elvis."
Well, At Least She's Not Eating Them
In what's one of the most unusual Halloween costume requests, this Redditor's daughter wanted to be a Tide Pod for Halloween, and boy did they deliver on her costume.
Well, at least she's not hopping aboard the infamous Tide Pod trend and eating them. See? Humanity's future is in good hands!
Tiny Ace Ventura
Ace Ventura: Pet Detective is perhaps one of actor Jim Carrey's most famous films.
One parent loved the film so much he wanted his young daughter to recreate Carrey's iconic character.
This very confused dad said he wanted "everyone to know that my 2-year-old insisted on being 'pants' for Halloween" one year.
All we know is, when your kid tells you what they want to dress up as for Halloween, parents will move heaven and earth to achieve it, and the look on his toddler son's face proves he is very happy with the end result.
Ruth Baby Ginsburg
It's U.S. Supreme Court Justice Ruth Baby Ginsberg!
This Redditor dressed his daughter as the late RBG and explains she won his office Halloween costume contest. Given how adorable she is wearing giant glasses and holding a tiny gavel, it's not hard to see why.
A Bowl Of Mac And Cheese
This boy asked his mom to turn his favorite food into his next Halloween costume, and you could say she did a gouda job.
What is a cheesy and guilty dish that's beloved by parents and children alike? You guessed it: mac and cheese. Have you ever loved a certain food so much that you wanted to dress up like it for Halloween? Now that's commitment.
Not-So-Little Red Riding Hood
It doesn't matter how big, burly, and manly you are—if your daughter wants to watch a Disney movie, have a tea party, or dress up as a princess, you do it. In this case, a princess wasn't quite what this little girl had in mind, yet her dad still played the part.
"My daughter wanted to be a wolf for Halloween, I decided to play along."
Gotta Catch 'Em All
For Halloween, this boy wanted to be Ash from Pokémon. His mom explains that "naturally, his baby sister was Pikachu."
In addition to being absolutely adorable, the love between this little brother and baby sister duo is enough to melt the hearts of any parent.
Dad Jokes: Halloween Edition
This Redditor explains that this was his daughter's face when she donned her homemade costume after telling her dad "she wanted to be a Transformer for Halloween."
I think it's fair to say her dad is going to have a much happier Halloween than she is.
An Actual Transformer Costume
Now, when this boy asked for a Transformers costume for Halloween, this parent actually delivered and didn't use it as an opportunity for a hilarious dad joke.
Maybe the little girl should have instead asked this parent for help with her costume.
"Put That Thing Back Where It Came From, Or So Help Me"
There's no shortage of outstanding films in Pixar's vault, and between its inventive story, memorable characters, humor, and emotion, Monsters, Inc. is always a crowd favorite.
This Redditor says that for Halloween one year, his friend and his young daughter dressed up as Sully and Boo (seriously, this is the ending we deserved).
The Family That Decapitates Each Other Stays Together
There are plenty of adults who get into the spirit by dressing up or inhaling a bowl full of candy, but for some parents, they love to make Halloween a family affair.
But who's enjoying the festivities the most this year? Well, considering he's the one who's still got his head and is holding the knife, I'd say it's dad.
My Name Is Alexander Hamilton
Hamilton premiered on Broadway in 2015, but with its airing on Disney+, entirely new audiences have been able to watch the smash-hit musical about one of the United States' founding fathers.
This parent sewed their daughter's Alexander Hamilton costume, and she looks like she's not about to throw away her shot this Halloween.
Anyone can buy a costume for their kids from the local Halloween store, but nowadays, many parents love to go above and beyond and they actually design and sew their children's costumes by hand.
This boy's mom spent two years working on his costume and she finished just in time for Halloween. We think he's excited—we honestly can't tell.
This new dad is about to celebrate his son's first Halloween, so he pulled out all the stops to make it a memorable one.
"So excited for my son's first Halloween! I present, the 'Dadalorian.'"
Happy Birthday, Skeletor
October is the best month to have a birthday, and it seems like these parents also agree. It's past the sweltering heat of summer, before the frigidity of winter, full of gorgeous autumn colors, and to end the month off with a bang, the candy-filled spookiness of Halloween.
"My daughter is obsessed with Halloween. We bought her a skeleton costume for her birthday and she insisted on putting it on immediately, with a birthday hat."
If The Shoe Fits
Much like the mac and cheese boy from earlier, this boy also loved an item so much that he wanted to dress up like it for Halloween. Recruiting his parents' help, he got his dream Converse sneaker costume for Halloween.
I feel like it's a wasted opportunity if Converse doesn't use him for a marketing campaign.
The Cutest Skunk
It's not just parents who love getting their kids into the spooky spirit, but also the friends of these parents who enjoy helping them celebrate.
This Redditor explains that their best friend sewed together this adorable skunk costume for their daughter's first Halloween, and if that's not true friendship, we don't know what is.
When Life Imitates Memes
One of the Internet's most beloved memes is "Side-Eyeing Chloe," the confused and concerned little girl giving the camera the side-eye during a trip to Disneyland.
So now it's time for a bit of a role reversal. A couple of years ago, Chloe's mom Katie decided to recreate the magic of her daughter's famous internet meme, and just like that, her Halloween costume was born. Parents can be cool!