Creative Baby Halloween Costumes
I think the best part about Halloween (aside from the free candy of course) is dressing up! There’s this one day a year where kids and adults alike get to play dress up, what could be better than that?
I’ll tell you. BABIES! Babies in costumes! Yes! The only thing better than dressing up yourself is turning your chunky bebe into a chunky monkey or any other cute creature.
I started looking up baby Halloween inspo pretty much as soon as my little guy was born and I’ve amassed ideas for years to come so I figured I’d share them because the world needs more cuteness overload.
Here’s a round-up of some super fun and easy baby Halloween costumes you can snag with a click of a button and have at your door before you can say trick-or-treat (thanks Amazon!).
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BABY ANIMALS HALLOWEEN COSTUMES
Let’s start off by turning our cuties into furry little woodland friends because how cute is your little baby bear? That was the one I went with for my little guy’s first Halloween.
I love that the baby costumes often come in the form of sleepers so you can usually still use them after Halloween too! Win- Win!
How cute is this little monkey?!
I’m always skeptical about online purchases because I’ve gotten too many where the picture looks NOTHING like what I actually received in the mail.
I need real photos, people.
So, whenever possible, I’ll try to include a link to actual product photos, not just the pretty stuff.
If you’re like me and need a little extra assurance, you can take a look at this customer photo to see what it actually looks like when you get it in the mail.
This one looks pretty spot on!
This one technically isn’t a costume. It’s more of a jumpsuit with bunny ears but it’s super cute and does the job.
Plus, since it’s actual baby clothes (organic cotton too!) you can use it more than once. It comes in a bunch of different colors too.
Here’s a customer photo for reference. Pay attention to the sizing chart, this mama says to order a size up.
Here’s a different bunny style outfit that also caught my eye and is just as cute.
Or if you really have your heart set on an actual costume, check out this one.
This one would be just perfect for a mom and baby costume! Mom could either be Little Bo Peep or school girl Mary.
You can check out this mama and baby duo rocking theirs.
How cute are they?! Love it!
This one is just adorable! It could lend itself well to an Old McDonald themed family costume if you’re into family costumes.
The main thing I keep hearing about this one though, it runs a bit big so it seems it may be better to size down for this costume.
Here’s a cute little miss modeling her cow costume at the farm.
Last up on our animal-themed costumes for baby is this adorable little skunk.
Most parents seemed to love this one but there was one problem they mentioned.
The velcro to attach the tail isn’t super strong so many parents said they had to reinforce it with a safety pin to keep it in place.
If you want a peek at the real thing, take a look at this little lady in her skunk costume.
This would look so cute as a matching mom and baby one! Baby would be Pepe Le Pew and mom could be Penelope the Cat.
There’s only so many we can fit into this post so I’ll list some links to a few more animal costumes below if you didn’t see a little furry friend you loved.
♡ Baby Tiger Costume (this one could totally pass for Tigger too)
DISNEY BABY COSTUMES
Now, onto another favorite theme of mine, everything DISNEY!
Here’s a few seriously cute Disney inspired baby costumes to create that Disney magic at home.
These would be so perfect for family costumes! I’m still trying to convince my husband he NEEDS to do this.
Here’s our mama and baby matching costumes from last year!
We went as one of our favorite Disney duo, Lilo and Stitch! I love that this one doubles as a sleeper when you’re all done with Halloween.
If you want to DIY your own Lilo and Stitch costumes I’ve got a separate post to walk you through it.
Evildoers beware! This baby Jack Jack costume has the superpower to melt even the coldest heart.
This one makes such an awesome family costume! Check out this adorable family rocking theirs.
If you’re lucky enough to have a partner who just grumbles and then goes along with your crazy ideas, here’s the whole family’s costumes you can snag in just a click:
MONSTERS INC COSTUMES
This little monster costume looks just as good in person.
The only downside is that it runs small so order a size up to be on the safe side.
This sweet family used theirs for baby’s firs trip to Disney. Take a look, so cute!
What could be more perfect than your very own live-action Winnie the Pooh?!
This is what babies are made for LOL! I can’t even with this cuteness overload.
Here’s a picture of this cutie in his costume.
If you have a younger infant who wouldn’t be too comfortable in a full on costume, opt for a Winnie the Pooh onesie style bodysuit instead.
Like, the Pooh bear one, Tigger also has an infant friendly Tigger Bodysuit Costume as well.
I can’t get enough of this little man in his Dumbo costume, it’s beyond sweet!
One thing to note about this one, it doesn’t include the yellow stockings or flippers. It’s just the top half.
The duck’s bill squeaks though! That’s kinda neat.
INFANT DISNEY ONESIE JUMPSUITS
I linked some onesie alternatives for really young babies as they may find a full-on costume uncomfortable. Here’s a few more in case you have a really little one and don’t want to go the costume route.
MORE LOVABLE CHARACTER COSTUMES FOR BABIES
Now, here’s a few more cute characters from fairy tales, games, books, and movies or TV shows that would make great costumes for a baby. I just didn’t want a bunch more categories so we’ll just call these popular character costumes.
If you’re a fan of the classic children’s book Where The Wild Things Are, you’ll love this adorable baby Max costume.
Technically, I think this is supposed to be a first birthday outfit but hey, it works. I love that the crown is adjustable! That helps.
I think the best part about this one is that it’s actually comfortable for your little one to be in all day if they wanted.
If you want to see it in person, check out these photos, this mama was super happy with her purchase.
Maybe your little one is actually a budding wizard. This adorable Harry Potter inspired onesie and cape set would be the perfect outfit for wizarding school, don’t you think?
This person used it on their dog, but you get the point. Looks pretty snazzy!
I also saw this super cute cape that features the Hogwarts coat-of-arms that would work well too!
Magical costumes wouldn’t be complete without at least one unicorn.
Just look at this little one, she looks like she loves hers!
It looks just like the image which is awesome. NO surprises.
I know this stock photo looks a little strange like they pasted a baby’s head on a toddler or something (I think that’s what they did).
But the actual costume on a baby looks awesome! I love that this family opted to go the whole 9 yards with family costumes for everyone.
The only complaint about this one was the hat size. It does run a little small.
Super Mario is a great one for family costumes since there’s so many characters to choose from. It works for small or large families.
The only other thing I would add to this costume is the ICONIC Mario stache’. This cute mustache pacifier would be perfect!
The world of Pokemon would also be another fantastic option for Halloween! It’s another awesome choice for family costumes since there’s so many characters and Pokemon to choose from.
You can’t go wrong with classic Pikachu though. And of course, mom or dad could be a Pokemon trainer.
Take a look, it’s awesome in person as well as the stock photo.
I’m OBSESSED with this baby Goku Dragon Ball Z costume! It looks so spot on so of course, I had to see if there was a customer photo.
You’re in luck, just take a look at this one. Just perfect!
Almost perfect, the one thing I noticed people saying was that it runs big so it would be better to size down for this costume.
Watching the Flinstones every Saturday morning was probably one of my oldest memories as a kid.
My sisters and I would fill our cereal bowls and plop down on the couch to catch up on with our favorite modern stone-age family.
So, of course, doing a family Flinstones costume is definitely on my bucket list. This family totally nailed it! Love their costumes and check out little baby Pebbles. Ahhh so cute!
If you think that’s goals, then go ahead and grab your family costumes too!
Okay, last one. If you’re a big Wizard of Oz fan, how about matching costumes like the cowardly Lion and Dorothy costume. This is another one that’s perfect for families since you have a few different characters to choose from.
It looks great in person too! Take a look at the cutest little lion ever.
Baby could also be a Scarecrow or Tin Man too.
TIPS FOR CHOOSING A BABY HALLOWEEN COSTUME
Halloween can be such a fun night for little ones. However, it’s also important to keep safety in mind so everyone has a great time. When you’re choosing your child’s costume, take these safety considerations into account as well.
BE WEATHER READY – Make sure you check your weather forecast ahead of time and dress baby accordingly. You may need to add an extra layer under their costume if its a particularly chilly evening.
BE CAUTIOUS OF FIRE – check to see if the material is flame retardant/resistant. Of course, you want to be vigilant and keep little ones far away from fires but Halloween is often full of spooky lit Jack-o-lanterns and accidents can happen.
INSPECT ANY LOOSE PARTS – some costumes have all kinds of bells and whistles going on. Make sure to inspect costumes that have added trinkets and accessories to make sure they aren’t coming loose. The last thing you need is a choking hazard.
Closer Online shares some more safety tips to keep in mind with little ones.
CREATIVE BABY HALLOWEEN COSTUMES
There we have it, over 20 super cute, fun, and creative costume ideas for your sweet babe! I love the idea of getting started on fun traditions early on with the kiddos.
Halloween is a great one where we can all get involved and make some silly memories together. I love that so many of these baby costumes lend themselves easily to family costumes as well.
Which one was your favorite? I’m having a hard time choosing just one, I love them all! I would love to hear what you went with too.
Let me know in the comments below.