The Halloween Fright Set | Source: Slumberkins/The Toy Insider

Halloween can be a scary time for little kids, but Slumberkins is turning those frights into delights with a collection of brave Halloween creatures and books that teaches kids about confidence and inner-strength.

The Costume Comeback at the Monster Ball is a hardcover book that parents can purchase on its own for $17.99 or as part of a bundle with plush characters and other goodies. In the book, Sloth is on the fence about his alien costume, so his friends help him see that it’s both safe and brave for him to be himself and take pride in his costume choice. The story will teach kids about standing out, navigating self-doubt, and making decisions.

Kids can collect plush versions of the characters from the story. | Source: Slumberkins

The plush Halloween characters inspired by the story include a glow-in-the-dark sloth dressed in a green alien costume (just like in the book), a yeti dressed as a mummy, a dragon dressed as a peacock, and an alpaca dressed as a pumpkin.

Slumberkins also offers a Halloween Fright hardcover book and a Mr. Bones board book, each with its own set of plush characters to go along with the stories. There are also plush Halloween Minis available for $18.50 (currently on sale for $15), featuring smaller versions of a bat, a ghost, a spider, a pumpkin hedgehog, and a witch owl. 

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Families can mix and match the books and plush characters to create a customized gift set based on their budget. The most deluxe bundle is the Halloween Fright Set comes with The Costume Comeback book, all four of the plush characters that go along with that story, all five Halloween Minis, a Boo Basket to fill with Halloween treats, and an affirmation card for $298.49 (currently on sale for $179.09). Head to for more details, where you can also find free Halloween activities to download.

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Jackie Cucco

Jackie Cucco

Jackie Cucco was a Senior Editor of The Toy Book, The Toy Insider, and The Pop Insider. She covered toy trends, pop culture, and entertainment news, and made appearances on national and regional outlets, including CBS, WPIX, News 12, and more. Jackie spends her time watching horror movies and working her way through every Stephen King novel out there.