13 Adorable Halloween Costumes Just for LA Kids

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Who’s ready for some Halloween fun this year? To make up for last year’s so-so celebrations, we’re getting extra creative with some playful costume ideas, inspired by some of the most iconic parts of LA. The hard part? Picking which LA-themed costume for kids is our favorite.

Cast of “Schitt’s Creek” Halloween Costume

It’s a family affair! Celebrate the hilarious show’s Emmy sweep with your own mini cast of Roses, by Lauren Mancke.

Doughnut Halloween Costume

LA’s a doughnut town (here’s our full list of must-go doughnut spots in LA) so embrace the love of circular sweet treats with this adorable DIY doughnut costume via Hellowonderful_co.

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Saber-Toothed Tiger Halloween Costume

Angelenos that grew up visiting the iconic La Brea tarpits will appreciate this saber-toothed tiger Halloween costume. Of course if your kid is more into dinosaurs than tigers, you can order this fossil dinosaur costume to represent the National History Museums’s iconic dinosaur displays.  


Bob’s Big Boy Halloween Costume

Perfect for any little “Big Boy” in LA. After all, the burger chain is one of the city’s most iconic restaurants. If you’re crafty, here’s the DIY tutorial for the costume. If not, you can always add red straps to these checked PJ bottoms and call it a day.

See’s Candies Worker Halloween Costume

Another LA institution, See’s Candies has been around since 1921 when the first shop opened on Western Ave. Today, workers still wear a traditional black and white uniform reminiscent of the old days, and photographer Gina Lee perfectly recreates the look on her little one. Fun fact: The I Love Lucy with Lucy with gobbling chocolates off a conveyor belt? That was at See’s Candies’ factory.

The Broad’s Balloon Dog Halloween Costume

Bring a little pop culture to your costume (and impress the neighbors) with a reference to the Jeff Koons exhibit at The Broad, featuring the artist’s balloon dog sculpture. 

Or this version of a Ballon Dog Halloween Costume

Here’s another take on Koons’ balloon dog, which you can make with spandex fabric and this tutorial courtesy of Studio DIY.

In-n-Out Fries Halloween Costume

This ensemble is a nod to one of LA’s most beloved burger joints, courtesy of the Cali mom Chelsea Foy’s Lovely Indeed Instagram account. If your kiddo has a younger sibling, they can always go as the ketchup. Or get your whole brood in on the action with this complete tutorial.

Taco Halloween Costume

LA is arguably the taco capital of the United States. End the debate about where to find the best tacos in the city once and for all with this costume. (Don’t want to DIY it? Here’s a ready-to-go kid’s taco costume.)

Sushi Chef Halloween Costume

Because Angelenos have been sushi lovers for decades, long before the rest of the country caught on. Check out LA mom Laura Izumikawa’s Instagram for even more costumed-baby inspiration.


You’re a Star Halloween Costume

Here’s an easy, last-minute (and “punny”) costume idea for infants, perfect for any LA baby. 

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Valley Girl Halloween Costume

Like, oh my god. This totally ’80s costume is a tribute to LA’s Valley Girl days. 

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Hollywood Director Halloween Costume

Lights, camera, action! Here are all the props you’ll need for a mini director costume. 


–Shannan Rouss


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