Halloween inspiration from extraordinarily creative moms

I’m in a Facebook group with a bunch of other creative professionals, many of whom make beautiful, handcrafted goods. So I invited them to share their costume accomplishments with us. Have a look at these adorable costumes for toddlers and preschoolers.

Leigh actually sells the items her son Isaac is wearing in this photo.

Costume ideas for preschoolers

crowns and capes sold on tiny antlers

I like the crown, cape, and horse combo for a sensitive kid who may not tolerate more of a costume. With a few accessories, he can feel in control of what he’s wearing.

Artist and mom Mari (don’t miss her painting work) made this monster truck…

Monster truck costume

… and this robot that LIGHTS UP!

Robot costume

need details? step-by-step for Mari’s monster truck costume

This school boy-wizard has a simple homemade tunic, a storebought witch hat, and a chopstick-turned-magic wand. The key to his pulled together look is the white collar and tie peeking out. Well done, Rachel!

Easy wizard costume

wizard costume from the barefoot crafter

Another magic costume: this white bunny is being worn in a front carrier by magician mama, but it appears that she’s being pulled out of a hat. Great work integrating the Ergo carrier, Jennifer! (See more baby carrier costumes here.)

rabbit-in-hat-costumemama jennifer owns etsy shop committed – adorable gifts for new moms

And happily ever after, this little Cinderella is wearing a costume her mom SEWED BY HAND! Mom is Fairy Godmother and Dada is Prince Charming, of course.

cinderella baby costume

mom owns gorgeous party boutique bfestive

Did you make a cool costume? Send us a photo at moms@rookiemoms.com!

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