What’s that in the sky? A bird? A plane? A bat signal?! Gotham’s in trouble! And only you, your husband, your niece, your nephew or your dog can help! ;) Being a superhero for Halloween is one of our favorite classic costume options. You get to adopt an alter ego that saves the world, or some version of it, and you usually get to wear spandex. It’s easy to turn one superhero costume into a group or family theme, and it’s fun to add your own personal touches once you’ve got the base costume on lockdown.
Today, in partnership with eBay, we’ve rounded up 20 ways for every single member of your family to be a superhero this Halloween, including your dog!
The moment we dove into eBay’s Halloween hub, we were stunned by how many awesome costumes, decor pieces and DIY supplies were available in one place. Seriously. From authentic character costumes to one-of-a-kind vintage pieces, this shop’s got you covered, and will definitely get you inspired to finally start figuring out what to be this Halloween. And if you haven’t been on eBay in a while, it’s worth calling out that these items are available to order without bidding, and the sellers list how many pieces they have in stock. More importantly, they’ll all ship in time for Halloween! (Be sure to check your item’s specific shipping time for exact dates.)
Now, let’s check out this heroic collection of Halloween costumes. (Please note: These superhero costumes are flying off the shelves! So, get them while they’re hot, as the prices may be subject to demand.)
1. Batman and Batgirl 1960s Couples Costume ($209 for both): Though the price tag on this one is definitely up there, this pair of vintage retro costumes is one you could wear every single Halloween without getting bored of it. The old-school color palette and full-on spandex is a winning combo.
2. Superman Dog Costume ($11): You think your dog’s super, and he does too.
3. The Flash Kid’s Costume ($20): Whether you call him the Scarlet Speedster, Crimson Comet or the classic Flash, this superhero’s super speed is as effortless as breathing.
4. Women’s Classic Supergirl Costume ($38): This somewhat controversial character (wasn’t Superman the only one to survive the destruction of Krypton?) makes for a kickass Halloween costume primarily because you get to rock a cape. And save the day, of course.
5. Clark Kent Superman Men’s Costume ($37): eBay has quite a collection of Superman costumes, but this Clark-Kent-turning-into-Superman option is definitely our favorite. Just look at those abs! ;)
7. Wonder Woman Kid’s Costume ($27): Wonder Woman has always been our favorite superhero, for pretty obvious reasons. This costume for little ladies will make her feel like a rockstar.
8. Wolverine Dog Costume ($14): I have to admit, I have a weakness for Wolverine. The original Wolverine — yellow suit, crazy cat-eye mask, blue accents. I promise, it’s not just Hugh Jackman’s portrayal of this mutant, self-healing animal man. Now, Wolverine as portrayed by a chihuahua? Speechless.
9. Retro Captain America Costume ($41): As you can see, we’ve got a thing for ‘40s-, ’50s- and ‘60s-style costumes. We’ve just never seen so many iterations of Batman, Captain America and Wonder Woman in one place!
11. Batman Dog Costume ($14): BATDOG! Costumes that make it look like the dog is a human with those little fake arms make us giggle every time.
12. The Dark Knight Costume ($14): Prefer a more modern Batman? May we offer a very sophisticated Dark Knight?
13. Reversible Batman and Robin Cape for Kids ($23): This cape is all about the quick mid-Halloween-night costume change.
14. Iron Man ($45): Now, if only you had time to build a custom robot computer system named Jarvis…
15. Green Lantern Dog Costume ($15): Interestingly, Green Lantern is actually the name of a number of different superheroes, starting from 1940 to now. Like Captain Planet and the Planeteers, the Green Lanterns get their strength and a variety of powers from a ring designed to fight evil.
17. Captain America Kid’s Costume ($25): How adorable would it be if a dad and son both dressed up as 1940s-era Captain America?
18. Spiderman and Captain America Juniors Dresses ($35 each): Perfect for the #LazyGirl, these adorable dresses will make you feel SUPER ;)
19. Teenage Mutant Ninja Turtle ($55 each): Jury’s out on whether or not the Teenage Mutant Ninja Turtles can officially be dubbed superheroes, but I think most ‘90s kids would be on board with that designation.
20. Underdog ($15): And finally, dun da-dun dun dunnnnn… it’s UNDERDOG!!!