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Halloween

We love Halloween, finding cute costumes, making costumes, and trying to photograph our kids looking all cute!

We welcome these baby Halloween costumes into the Rookie Moms Hall of Fame

Baby costume Hall of Fame on Rookie Moms

I’m not sure how it ended up that I got assigned this particular post as Heather’s is by far the Star Wars-loving household between us. But as she is frolicking about in Palm Springs at Camp Mighty, here I am showing off the very adorable baby Princess Leia costume our friend Ha made for her […]

23 Halloween costumes for bald babies

Bald baby costume: Minion from Despicable Me

I had three bald babies and a ton of costume ideas. If your baby is lacking hair, you can execute on one of these Halloween costumes (to be fair, Whitney thinks most of these costumes are also cute with hair). CHARLIE BROWN We love this simple outfit for a baldie and Emily McCall pulled it […]

Halloween costume ideas for babies in carseats, strollers, or other things with wheels

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We are obsessed with Halloween costumes for babies and toddlers, and for years have been taking note of any clever, especially homemade costumes that cross our paths.  Here are some impressive costume ideas that we’ve spotted for little ones who are going to stay in their strollers while you’re out for the evening. Above, I […]

Whitney’s Halloween Retrospective

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Here are the things Julian and Scarlett have dressed up as through the years. 2004: This set of newborn giraffe pajamas were the first thing I ever bought for my unborn baby who was due October 16th. I pictured I’d be strolling around the neighborhood with him on Halloween. Wrong. I had a C-Section on […]

7 tips for frightfully good Halloween photos

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Rookie dad and camera gadget junkie Brian Russell wrote to us and offered to share photography tips  for Halloween. His own twins Max and Wyatt are a bit too young for candy, but not for costumes. For parents wanting to capture the night’s special moments on camera, it can seem like a trifecta of tricky […]

Hall of fame: Even more DIY Halloween costumes (Part III)

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Don’t miss parts one and two of this series! Finally, it’s October, and we feel like we have permission to talk about homemade costumes for babies even more incessantly. But I also want to share that mega-site BuyCostumes.com has a ginormous selection of costumes if making something is not happening in your household. They have […]

5 easy Halloween costumes from vests

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When Whitney posted her easy babydoll dress tutorial and explained that it could double as a pirate vest, she inspired me to brainstorm other easy vest Halloween costumes. I love vests for their versatility in the costume box and the fact that they can fit longer than other tops. She said that if you didn’t […]

Hall of Fame: more homemade Halloween costumes from readers

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Kicking off our latest collection of super homemade baby and kid Halloween costumes is this Starbucks barista costume. We especially like that baby Alonzo got more than one year of use out of it! Photos: HomeEcoNanay Barista costume-creator Irene says, “I initially planned to stencil the logo over the apron but after several attempts I […]

10 costume ideas for baby’s first Halloween

Costume ideas for babies

I’ve been saving and pinning images of baby Halloween costumes all year. I wanted to share this early in case you are inspired to order something or start getting crafty. 1. Yoda. A Yoda hat like the one above can be the starting point for a Star Wars-themed costume. Wrap baby in a cream-colored blanket […]