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

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 […]

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 […]

Inside our closet: What’s in my kids’ dress-up boxes


Today I thought I’d post pictures of what’s in my children’s costume stash. To say that our dress-up boxes overfloweth would be an understatement. But in my house, this stuff gets a lot of use. Some of the pieces are versatile and some are, well, just an astronaut helmet. First, the headwear collection. Wizard hats […]

You’ll totally wear that again: 5 Halloween investments that will last more than one night


In the coming weeks, I’m going to run a “You’ll totally wear that again” Halloween series where we show specific costume ideas that can be assembled from items that will be useful in your child’s wardrobe through November and beyond. These sleep and play jammies from (above, $16.50) are perfect for the baby who […]