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

Whitney’s Halloween Retrospective


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


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)


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 has a ginormous selection of costumes if making something is not happening in your household. They have […]

5 easy Halloween costumes from vests


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


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 […]