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Best Halloween costumes for tweens and teens

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Cool Halloween costumes they'll love

Movies and video games definitely inspire the best Halloween costumes for tweens and teens.

Katniss Everdeen

Cool Halloween costumes they'll love

With the popularity of The Hunger Games this year, it's no wonder that Katniss Everdeen is a very popular costume for Halloween. You don't need to spend a bundle on a store-bought costume, you can make a Katniss Everdeen costume for under $30.


Cool Halloween costumes they'll love

You'll find it disturbing, but your kids will think this 3-D zombie costume (, $50) is absolutely amazing. This complete costume includes the shirt, pants, gloves and mask. This costume might give you nightmares for weeks!

Snow White

Cool Halloween costumes they'll love

This year, we saw that Snow White isn't always demure in Snow White and the Huntsman. This Snow White warrior costume (Spirit Halloween, $60) is available in tween and adult sizes. It consists of a silver and gray character shirt with EVA molded chest armor, shoulder pieces, gauntlets, skirt and boot tops.

Batman Dark Knight

Cool Halloween costumes they'll love

He'll protect Gotham City and your neighborhood in this Batman Dark Knight costume (Spirit Halloween, $40). This costume for tween and teen boys includes the black jumpsuit with attached boot tops, along with the headpiece, cape and belt. Everything a superhero needs!

Monster High

Cool Halloween costumes they'll love

Monster High costumes are all the rage this year. You can find a wide assortment of these cool costumes at Party City including Frankie Stein, Draculaura, Clawdeen Wolf and more. Starting at just $20 for the basic costume, you can find almost any Monster High character you want plus all her accessories.


Cool Halloween costumes they'll love

He'll be posed to defeat the blue team in this red Halo costume (Party City, $70). This red and black jumpsuit features molded plastic armor plates and comes with the helmet too. If your tween or teen is a fan of the Halo video game series, he'll love this costume.

Other popular options for tween and teen girls include Lady Gaga costumes, as well as Katy Perry and Nicki Minaj. Just make sure that when they are dressing up as celebrities that the costumes aren't too risque or revealing for their age.

Check out more costumes in our Ultimate Halloween costume guide >>

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