Here’s 20 ideas for making your own policeman and policewoman costumes for kids this Halloween! From county police costumes to state troopers and beyond, this round up has all of the best police costumes for kids (and adults)!
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My son is absolutely positively sure that he wants to be a police officer when he grows up. As such, he requests a police officer costume for Halloween each year.
It started with the police costume he wore in 2015, but now it’s two years later and I asked what he wants to be for Halloween this year and the answer is “a policeman.”
As someone who, at 20, couldn’t make up my mind about careers, I truly appreciate how consistent he is at 5 about his future career. I also appreciate that his career choice won’t involve 8 years at an expensive university. But I honestly didn’t want to see the same costume again this year- and I doubt he’d fit in it. So we’ve been trying to expand on what type of career options he might have as a police officer and I figured a great round up of policeman costumes would help inspire him to wear a slightly different costume this year.
Unfortunately, I couldn’t find many bloggers with tutorials on how to DIY these costumes so many of them are store purchases. In fact, searching through Amazon and Pinterest for costumes was pretty brutal too. So. Many. Inappropriate. Costumes.
Hopefully this post will help some of y’all who might be having the same struggles this Halloween season!
My son’s first police officer costume was super simple and required no sewing.
|How to Create a Simple No Sew Police Costume|
Learn how to sew this easy police dog costume. This costume is the perfect addition to your family outfit if everyone wants to dress up together. Love pet costumes? Check out my other ideas for family and pet costume combos.
|Police Dog Halloween Costume|
I thought this was a cute costume for any kid who dreams of high speed chases, and pretends to write speeding tickets.
|State Trooper Costume from Amazon.com|
|SWAT Costume from Amazon|
This costume is Five Nights at Freddy’s themed, but it could be a general mall cop or security guard costume as well.
|Mall Security Costume from Frugal Upstate|
6. Airport Police or TSA Costume
I’ve got nothing…. but I wanted to mention it because it would be easy to DIY.
|FBI Costume from Amazon|
The fact that this one comes with an adorable stuffed black bear is enough to make any imaginative little park ranger swoon.
|Park Ranger Costume from Amazon.com|
It’s not exactly a “police” job, but to my sons it’s close to the same thing!
|Military Costume from Amazon.com|
Law enforcement from the Wild West? What’s not to love?
|Sheriff Costume from Amazon|
Got a stick toy horse (or a real one)? Imagine this adorable set up from Amazon.com!
Let your child ride his/her bike to go trick-or-treating! Buy any police costume, and add this police motorcycle helmet to complete the look.
|Motorcycle Police Helmet from Amazon.com|
No easier costume than this! Dress your child in a black pantsuit, white shirt and tie, sunglasses, and then slip these earbuds on. Plus, your child can actually use these earbuds in their electronic devices later too! How fun is that?
|Secret Service Ear Buds from Amazon.com|
This Judy Hopps costume is super cute.
If you have skills sewing, then this costume is for you. It takes a little bit of piecing together, but the end result is “elementary, my dear Watson.”
|Sherlock Holmes Costume from Playing With Scissors|
Your child might not know who Inspector Gadget was, but I can guarantee you all your friends will immediately recognize this character! Might be fun to pull up some old videos on YouTube.
|Inspector Gadget Costume from Amazon.com|
17. Good Cop/Bad Cop Costume
Anyone love the Lego movies? You could create your own Good Cop/Bad Cop Costume!
Dress up some thrift store finds and create a cute little spy costume like this affordable, DIY spy costume.
|Gentleman Spy Costume from The Happy Housie|
Got a Transformers fan? This Rescue Bots Chase costume is just perfect for your little hero. I love this super cute Transformers costume by Homemade by Jill. Or you can buy this Chase Rescue Bots costume from Amazon.com!
Sew together some cute ears and a tail, and dress your child in a blue police hat and shirt, and you have a “Chase” costume from Paw Patrol!
|Chase Costume from Play, Party, Plan|
Can’t sew? Check out this Chase Paw Patrol Costume from Amazon
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Danielle Pientka is the sewing and DIY blogger behind DIYDanielle.com. She taught herself to sew in 2011 when she wanted to make cloth diapers for her first son. She’s been sewing everything from ecofriendly items to kids products to clothing since, as it has become a passion. She loves learning how to do new things and teaching others in the process. She hopes to inspire other moms to take time for themselves to find their own creative passion.
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