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Keep your kids warm and cute on Halloween

The dreaded winter coat — the thing no kid wants to see come Halloween night. Want to keep your kids warm during Beggar's Night without covering their costumes up? Check out these costumes that will keep your kids warm and cozy so Halloween night is full of treats and not tricks!

Live somewhere where there is a chill in the air each trick-or-treat night? Or want to be prepared just in case the thermometer dips this year? Here are some costumes that will keep your kids warm, but still have the "ahhhh" factor. Each offers the ability to wear multiple layers underneath the costume — insulating your kids' little bodies without covering the costumes they've been excited to wear all month.

Dragonsaurus

Dragonsaurus

Do your kids love dinosaurs? This Dragonsaurus costume for toddlers (Party City, $20) features a zip-front jumpsuit and dragon claw mittens attached to the ends of the sleeves — perfect so your little one doesn't lose his mitts while running house to house for candy. It also features an attached hood that will keep his ears warm, and there's plenty of room underneath for pants and long-sleeved shirts to keep him extra snug.

Sweet Eats Cupcake

Sweet Eats Cupcake

Your daughter will look sweet as a cupcake with this Sweet Eats Cupcake costume (JCPenney, $35). This costume allows for a variety of options depending on the weather. If it's a mild evening, pair the cupcake suit with tights and flats and a long-sleeved cotton T-shirt. If it's going to be cold, match the suit with a black sweatshirt and pants and knee-high boots for added coverage.

Lil Santa

Lil Santa

Who doesn't love Christmas year-round? This Lil Santa Infant costume (Spirit Halloween, $20) lets kids greet the holidays North Pole style. The flannel jumpsuit includes a hat, and if it's extra cold Halloween night, pair the costume with matching black boots that will keep his toes extra toasty.

Teenage Mutant Ninja Turtles

Teenage Mutant Ninja Turtles

Teenage Mutant Ninja Turtles are once again hot, and this Leonardo costume (Costume Express, $40) will have your kids collecting candy ninja style. The jumpsuit includes shoe covers, providing an extra layer of protection, as well as a mask that covers the entire face — keeping your kids' ears and noses warm.

Green Bones

Green Bones

Boo! This Green Bones Halloween costume (Toys R Us, $20) will delight the neighborhood, and includes fun — yet practical — accessories like a skull mask that keeps a child's face warm and skeletal hand gloves that will keep his fingers toasty.

Shark

Shark

Look out! Shark! Actually, it's an adorable kid wearing this shark child costume (Costumes4Less.com, $27). This one-piece suit fits over the body and can be matched with any pants or shoes, depending on the weather.

Lion Cub

Lion cub

"So cute" is the only way to describe this infant lion cub costume (Old Navy, $23). The costume features a built-in hood and a zippered front with a secure-close tab at the neck, and is made of plush micro-performance fleece with a soft jersey lining in the hood and upper body — perfect to keep your little one cozy in the night air.

Pretty Leopard

Pretty Leopard

This Pretty Leopard costume (HalloweenCostumes.com, $27) includes warm black fur on the collar, sleeves and feet, and is perfect for girls who enjoy dressing up. A head piece is included, which can be worn over a black or brown face mask or hat if it's chilly.

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