18 of the Best Kid’s Superhero Costume Ideas

Superheroes are one of the top choices for kid’s fancy dress and as you’ll see below, there are many options to choose from! Sit back with your children and browse our top 18 kid’s superhero costume ideas for inspiration. From DC and Marvel comics and the latest Disney animated movies, there’s ideas for both boys and girls. Get your little one ready to save the universe, but first of all find the right threads!

1. Spiderman & Spidergirl

Spiderman has been one of the most popular kid’s superheroes for decades! From the comic books to Warner Brother movies, and having now featured in the latest Marvel movies, he’s here to stay and his quirky Peter Parker character is loved by all! Outfit your little one with a kid’s Spiderman Costume and have them running around the garden pretending to shoot webs! For little girls, there’s also Spider Girl outfits. The female Spidey was featured in the comic books and may also be coming to the big screen soon!

Boy and girl dressed in Spiderman costumes in front of high rise buildings.

2. Wonder Woman

Are you looking for a super cool and heroic kids’ superhero costume for your girl? Wonder Woman is one of the most courageous heroines out there, fighting crime throughout history since the days of ancient Greece. She wears a bold red costume with a blue skirt and iconic crown, looking both cool and collected for battle. Go for a comic-classic kid’s Wonder Woman costume or an outfit based on the more recent movies. Lastly and most importantly, Wonder Woman is the most iconic feminist superhero out there, so spread that girl power!

3. Batman & Batgirl

Although he doesn’t have super powers, Batman’s advanced technology and superior crime-fighting skills makes him a force to be reckoned with! He’s also one of the most popular superheroes of all! Kid’s of any age will be proud to dress up as this unsung hero of Gotham City and can dress their friends as characters such as Robin, The Joker and Riddler. Don Batman’s iconic look from the old-school animated series, Arkham Asylum video games or the top-rated Dark Knight movie series with Christian Bale. Kid’s Batman costumes will always be a winner, whether they’re dressing up as Bruce Wayne in our Batman costume for boys or Batgirl dress for girls!

4. Robin

Batman’s trusty sidekick Robin is always by his side to help defeat the villains of Gotham City. Featured in the animated Batman series and comics, Robin is a fun hero for children to become, he’s a little less popular therefore your child will look unique! Trick or treating or attending a party as a group of brothers or friends? Dress them as Batman and Robin, the bravest and boldest superhero duo around.

Boy dressed in Robin superhero costume in dark alleyway.

5. Superman & Supergirl

A superhero that any kid will be familiar with is the powerful Superman, soaring through the clouds and getting mistaken for a plane! He’s one of the most noteworthy heroic characters in the DC Comic universe and has been featured in movies and TV shows for decades. Now it’s time for your boy or girl to take to the skies and don those famous blue, red and yellow colours we all recognise. Superman and Super Girl outfits are bold, brave and daring – and they’ll love the flowing red cape. Just be sure they stay away from Kryptonite!

6. Aquaman

One of the most recent superheroes to be featured on-screen is Aquaman. Saviour of the people of the hidden city of Atlantis, Aquaman must find the Trident of Atlan and defeat the ruthless King Orm. The movie’s setting is certainly unique to the superhero world and kids will love dressing up in this ‘scale texture’ gold and green costume. Accessorise with his Atlan Trident and they’ll be envied at the party!

Boy wearing a gold and green Aquaman costume in underwater scene.

7. Deadpool

In contrast to most heroes listed here, Deadpool is best recognised as an anti-hero. In other words, he’s a bad-mouthed guy with a bad attitude and will stop at nothing to get what he wants; as a result of this, kids love dressing up as him! This superhero movie is rated age ‘15’ so usually only the older kids have seen it. Your teen can become the subject of an experiment that never dies by dressing as this unorthodox superhero. He wears an all-in-one bodysuit with a trademark mask and carries and arsenal of katana swords to fight crime. Choose your son a Deadpool costume if you want something different to everyone else – it’s a hard costume to find!

Person dressed in a red and black Deadpool costume with weapons.

8. Captain Marvel

Looking for a girl’s superhero costume that’s one of the coolest out there? This Captain Marvel costume is based on her look in the 2019 Captain Marvel movie and Avengers: Endgame. Stylish and sleek with bright blue, red and gold colours, little girls will feel indestructible at their fancy-dress party or on Halloween! She’s one of the most powerful Marvel superheroes of all and for that reason, your little girl will love this costume!

9. Thor

The mightiest Thunder God of the galaxy is the only one pure of heart enough to wield the earth-shattering Mjolnir Hammer. Is your little boy up to the task? As well as having his own movie series in the Marvel universe, Thor is also an original Avenger and your kids will probably recognise his godly Nordic appearance straight away! Dress up in a Thor costume, wear his cape and accessorise with a Mjolnir Hammer.

Boy dressed in Thor costume from Avengers Endgame.

10. Iron Man

Iron Man is another superhero that made the genre so popular! His original movies and then leading of the Avengers squad took Hollywood by storm and as a result, he remains one of the coolest heroes around – even with all of the new characters. Kids love his advanced and instantly recognisable Iron Man Suit. It can fly, shoot energy beams, fold up into an eye-piece and talk to you. What else do you need? Sport his latest Avengers: Endgame look with this kid’s Iron Man costume.

11. The Incredible Hulk

Rawwwwwr! “Hulk not happy, Hulk smash things”. The Incredible Hulk is a superhero that needs no introduction. Made famous in the comic books, movies and TV series ever since, he’s also known and Bruce Banner the scientist. When he becomes enraged, he transforms into a giant green monster and only gets stronger as he gets angrier! Wear this kid’s Hulk costume to create his look in the Avengers: Endgame movie.

Boy wearing green Incredible Hulk costume with mask.

12. Black Panther

After protecting the African Nation of Wakanda and taking his place as king, Black Panther joins the Avengers to help defeat Thanos. If your kids are a big superhero movie fans, they’re probably a fan of Black Panther and now they can re-create his ferocious appearance. Dress them up in a black ‘futuristic looking’ bodysuit complete with his panther mask. He’s swift, strong and super intelligent!

13 & 14. Star Lord & Groot

Commander of Guardians of the Galaxy and one of the most hilarious superheroes around, Chris Pratt does an excellent job portraying Star-Lord in the movies. Kids find him hilarious and will want to dress as him once they catch eye of his cool space suit. Dress the kids as the other space pirate crew from Guardians of the Galaxy and hit the fancy dress party in style! And for Groot, he’s a character of little words but we love him all the same. He, and his son Baby Groot, in the later Avengers movies are tree-like beings that can grow branches instantly. They’re also core heroes in the Guardians of the Galaxy team alongside Star-Lord and the rest of the crew. Is your kid a big Guardians fan? Shop the Groot costume and hear them repeating the same thing all day – “I am Groot”.

15. Rocket Raccoon

He’s not the usual style of superhero but he’s definitely one of the best! Rocket Racoon is a walking and talking intelligent Racoon that joined the Guardians of the Galaxy to help protect planet Earth. As well as being one of the finest marksmen around, he’s funny, charming and a character everyone loves! Become this furry space pirate with the Rocket Raccoon costume and mask.

Child dressed in Rocket Raccoon Costume with mask from Guardians of the Galaxy.

16. The Flash

After being struck by lightning, The Flash awakens with the power of super speed, zapping through the streets in his custom-made red suit to investigate his parents’ death and using his powers for a good cause. Made famous through the comic books and 2014 TV series, The Flash is a traditional superhero through and through. Kit up your little boy in a Flash costume and have him zooming around the playground at super speed! Take a scroll through all of our DC Comic heroes here.

Boy dressed in red The Flash superhero costume.

17. The Incredibles

If your little one seems like they’re uninterested in Marvel or DC, you can be sure that they’re a fan of Disney – and for that reason we’ve included these outfits! We’re sure you’re no stranger to The Incredibles, a crime fighting family where each of them have superpowers; these popular Disney animated movie characters make an excellent family fancy dress idea. Dress the kid’s in authentic Incredibles costumes, and even mum, dad and the dog can dress up too! Choose between Dash, Violet, Jack-Jack, Elastagirl or Mr Incredible costumes and sport the daring and bold red colour of the superhero family in these officially licensed Disney outfits.

18. Thanos

Not all heroes are good and use their superpowers for saving the world, so finally we present to you, Thanos! Thanos is a powerful super-villain in the Marvel universe and the main bad guy in the Avengers movie series. He’s super strong, mean looking and will stop at nothing to unleash the power of the Infinity Gauntlet. If your kids have seen the Avengers movies, they’ll be no stranger to Thanos and will definitely want to become this mighty bad guy – he’s the strongest after all! This children’s Thanos costume has a realistic mask and bodysuit that looks exactly like the character. Rather than picking the good guys all the time, maybe your child will get even more joy from playing the villain?

Has your boy or girl decided on a kid’s superhero costume? Find a full collection of children’s superhero fancy dress in our store area here. From babies to teenagers, you’re sure to find something you’re inspired by! After our new Avengers costumes? Read our latest blog post! Costumes can be used again and again and can be used for literally any occasion that calls for dressing up.

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