Whether or not you use a TV set as your nanny, chances are your child knows exactly who today’s popular TV characters are — and those who are in famous movies, too. These will be the top picks for Halloween 2012 by your toddler boys and girls.
There are a few movies that kids love to dress like characters from — especially Star Wars. Little girls have a blast dressing up as Princess Leia or a few other female characters, while the boys have a whole slew of costumes to choose from.
When the movie first came out, the main costume choices were Luke, Darth Vader, R2D2, C3PO, Obi Wan Kenobi and Hans Solo. But now they can be Storm Troopers, Ewoks, Pre Vizsla, Queen Amidala and more.
Animated movies often top the costume choice list, and characters from movies like Cars are a hit with the kids. They can dress a Lightening McQueen, Tow Mater, or even the pit crew!
Toy Story is another popular movie with lots of fun characters toddlers can’t wait to dress up as. Buzz Lightyear costumes topped lists in previous years, but you can also be Woody, Bo Peep, Jessie, Hamm, Rex, and most of the other characters.
Television is more popular with kids of this age than movies, so you might want to choose among some of the popular shows geared for this age group. Girls will love dressing up as their favorite characters from LaLaLoopsy.
They can be Mitten Fluff n Stuff, Splatter Splash, Featherbed, Crumbs Sugar and more. The colorful costumes come with dresses and the infamous LaLaLoopsy hair the dolls are famous for!
Another popular show for girls with lots of characters is Strawberry Shortcake. Aside from Strawberry herself, there are other characters, like Blueberry Muffin, Cherry Jam, and Lemon Meringue. The dresses or outfits are adorable, and you can get a beautiful, colorful wig to go with it if it doesn’t already come with one.
Other shows that girls like to dress up for on Halloween are Olivia, Hello Kitty, and Dora! Each show features the main character, plus a slew of other cast members that your tot might like even better.
Toddler boys have different preferences in their TV shows. They appreciate the Power Rangers, and they can choose from any color and skill they like. Thomas the Train is another hit with boys.
There are several shows that have character costumes for both boys and girls — and they’re often unisex costumes, too! Choose between Sesame Street, Yo Gabba Gabba, Spongebob, Mickey Mouse Clubhouse, Smurfs, and Barney costumes for Halloween!