Baby Halloween Costume Ideas
Pumpkins, ghosts, black cats and witches...Halloween is here! It's that time of year when kids get to up their scary cred by running around the neighborhood in their creepiest costumes. But babies don't yet know the joy of trick-or-treating. You get to have all the fun with your baby's first Halloween which means it's up to you to choose the costume. If you're stumped on how to dress up your baby (and your purse is not bursting with money) we have some suggestions. Here are a few baby Halloween costume ideas to get you started.
Cute & Classic
The options for baby's costume are almost endless. You can go with a classic such as a fairy, ladybug or pumpkin. Baby animals are also an adorable choice. Try a cute and cuddly lamb, bunny or kitten, or something more ferocious like a lion, bear or dinosaur. Or perhaps you'd prefer a pop culture icon either a superhero, princess, sports star or movie/TV character.
Look for pajamas that can do double-duty as Halloween costumes. Many infant apparel makers create themed sleepers and playsuits that can work as costumes, with baseball or football players, superheroes or camo outdoorsman themes. You might want to add a little something, such as a cap or makeup, to make it a costume.
Do It Yourself
Far and away the best costume is the creative one that you put together yourself using clothing and anything else you have around the house:
- Flower: Glue faux flowers to a cap and add felt leaves around the neckline of a green creeper.
- Angel: Add cardboard wings to a white dress and make a halo out of foil.
- Sheep Glue cotton balls to a black sweatshirt and pants.
- Bumble Bee: Affix stripes of yellow tape to a black creeper and add black tights and a headband with pom-pom antennae.
Ordinary To Extraordinary
Everyday clothing can also serve as the base for a costume. Denim overalls with straw sticking out of the pocket, paired with a plaid shirt and red bandana suggest a farmer. Remove the straw, add a 10-gallon hat and you've got a cowboy. Change the plaid shirt to a red checked shirt and add a red wig for Raggedy Andy.
Start with a monochromatic outfit--creeper, long sleeve tee and tights all in the same color--and you've got the beginning of a tan lion, a white puppy, or a green frog. Add bits and pieces from your craft or sewing box with a glue gun to finish off the details.