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13 Mask-Friendly Halloween Costumes That Will Impress The Neighbors And Keep Kids Safe

by Angela Andaloro

Halloween is almost here! While it’s an exciting and fun holiday, many are being cautious around it this year.

Depending on where you live, you may be unsure of what to do yourself. Gatherings will be small and in some areas, there will be no trick-or-treating. Parents still want their kids to have fun. Taking safety precautions, you can celebrate Halloween and still enjoy yourself with your kids. For many families, the key to that will be mask-friendly Halloween costumes. Some will seek out costumes that have a face-covering component. Others will look for face masks that complement standard Halloween costumes.

Whichever camp you find yourself in, we’ve got you covered. We’ve found costumes will be fan favorites among your kids and neighbors. We also discovered some of the best masks to complement other costumes your kids might love. Regardless of your plans for this Halloween, they can still be a blast even with a mask.

'Nightmare Before Christmas' Masks

jack and sally nightmare before christmas face masks

Jack and Sally are popular picks every Halloween. This year, trade the face paint for a mask and enjoy those extra minutes where you aren’t scrubbing it off of little faces. The Jack mask even glows in the dark!

Shop Now: ‘Nightmare Before Christmas’ Face Mask (Etsy, $25.00)

Girls Ninja Warrior Costume

Girls Ninja Warrior Halloween Costume

Put those sneaky skills to good use and make this costume come to life! The costume comes with a black jumpsuit, red ties for arms and legs, and a hood/mask combination.

Shop Now: Girls Ninja Warrior Costume (HalloweenCostumes.com, $29.99)

Character Face Shields

character face shields zazzle

Whether your kid wants to be a princess or a pirate, the little one can get a face shield that melds with the chosen Halloween costume. The extra level of protection will put many parents at ease.

Shop Now: Character Face Shields (Zazzle, $8.95)

Rubie's Black Panther Child's Costume

Rubie's Black Panther Child's Costume

Black Panther costumes are sure to be popular again this year as children pay tribute to Chadwick Boseman. Many of them come with fun masks, and there are even ones that even glow in the dark.

Shop Now: Rubie’s Black Panther Child’s Costumes (Amazon, $21.52-$32.38)

Kids Mandalorian Beskar Armor Costume

Kids Mandalorian Beskar Armor Costume

Recreate the look of The Mandalorian‘s main character’s serious armor without all that heft. The costume comes with the jumpsuit with an attached bandolier and boot tops, a cape, a belt, and a mask.

Shop Now: Kids Mandalorian Beskar Armor Costume (HalloweenCostumes.com, $39.99)

Disney Cloth Face Masks 4-Pack Set

Disney Cloth Face Masks 4-Pack Set

Disney has cloth masks in different sizes for both adults and kids. The four-pack includes Mickey Mouse, Winnie The Pooh, Stitch, and Marie. The simple designs make them easy to pair with a costume featuring any of these characters.

Shop Now: Disney Cloth Face Masks 4-Pack Set (Disney, $19.99)

Pokemon Child Pikachu Classic Costume

Pokemon Child Pikachu Classic Costume

This simple costume lets your kid be their favorite first-generation Pokemon! It’s also available in Charmander, Bulbasaur, Squirtle, and Eevee.

Shop Now: Pokemon Child Pikachu Classic Costume (HalloweenCostumes.com, $29.99)

'Sesame Street' Masks

sesame street masks

MaskClub offers a variety of Sesame Street masks that will go great with any character costume. They have Elmo, Cookie Monster, Abby Cadabby, Grover, and Oscar masks.

Shop Now: Sesame Street Masks (MaskClub, $14.99)

Addams Family Cousin Itt Child Costume

Addams Family Cousin Itt Child Costume

Aside from being mask-friendly, this costume is simply hilarious. A new generation is learning to love the Addams Family and we’re all here for it. This costume will be one you’ll never forget.

Shop Now: Addams Family Cousin Itt Child Costume (HalloweenCostumes.com, $79.99)

Spongebob Face Masks

spongebob face masks

If your kid loves Spongebob, the little one will be pumped for these masks. Match the mask with any Bikini Bottom costume, including Spongebob, Patrick, Squidward, Plankton, and Mr. Krabs.

Shop Now: Spongebob Face Masks (MaskClub, $14.99)

Variety 3-Pack of Triple-Layer Cloth Critter Face Masks (with Laundry Bag) for Kids

Variety 3-Pack of Triple-Layer Cloth Critter Face Masks (with Laundry Bag) for Kids

Old Navy is offering critter mask three-packs that come with a mesh laundry bag. They offer six variety packs:

Variety 3-Pack of Triple-Layer Cloth Critter Face Masks (Old Navy, $9.50)

'Hocus Pocus' Face Masks

sanderson sisters hocus pocus masks

Your kids can be any one of the Sanderson sisters this Halloween. Hocus Pocus is a Halloween favorite, so finding a costume to match these will be a piece of cake.

Shop Now: Hocus Pocus Face Masks (BuckTee, $12.95-$13.95)

Mask Buddies

mask buddies cubcoats

Mask Buddies are a great way to make sure kids don’t lose their masks during the times they’re allowed to take them off. They are plushie wristlets that fold out into a mask. They’re available in Uki the Unicorn, Syd Syd the Shark, Dayo the Dinosaur, Pimm the Puppy, Kali the Kitty, and Flynn the Fox.

Shop Now: Mask Buddies (CubCoats, $12.99 each or 3 for $24.99)