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Trick or treating only became a popular activity in the 1950s. By then, Halloween pranks had become a bit out of hand; going door-to-door begging for candy was considered preferable to other forms of entertainment.
These days, trick or treating is so ubiquitous that you’d be hard pressed to find a child that doesn’t spend weeks looking forward to his or her sweet stash at the end of the month. And, hours go into the conception of, and begging for, the best Halloween costumes for kids.
Although Live Science claims that Halloween costumes spring from a myriad of autumnal festivals and folklore, it wasn’t until the 1950s that it became part and parcel of the American culture. (And, it’s now beginning to spread to countries where Halloween was an unknown holiday a couple decades ago.)
What's the bottom line?
Halloween costumes for kids are a big deal! In fact, the US Census Bureau estimated that over 40 million American children went trick or treating in 2013, and surely that number continues to rise.
That’s a lot of Halloween costumes for kids.
Luckily, there are cheap Halloween costumes for kids on the market. It’s not as if anyone needs to pay $250,000 for a Batsuit. (That really happened.)
Want to know the best part?
Thankfully, you’re hardly limited to Pikachu this year. These Halloween costumes for kids cover a big range. And, unless you’ve got time to make costumes from scratch, you’re likely to find something for every kid in your family on this list.