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 made this iPhone from foam core to place over a stroller so that your baby is the photo on your screen. Simply tie the sides to the stroller’s frame. Full tutorial for iPhone costume is here.
Eric Carle Very Hungry Caterpillar Heather was shown this cozy stroller bunting (right) at a holiday toy preview event. The brand claimed it was for everyday cold weather use, but Heather thought it was obviously an excellent Halloween accessory. How easy is that? We found the one in the car seat picture and this other Hungry Caterpillar bunting (left) on Amazon. Make a slit right between the legs and you’ll be able to buckle the carseat or stroller.
Blackjack dealer – I suppose all those accessories are glued in place! Source – Jen Schulte on Pinterest
This nostalgic E.T. costume requires a kid old enough to both ride a bike and to have seen E.T. I’m guessing this kiddo is a model and that most kids who can appreciate/handle E.T. are in the 7-10 range. My son was 9 or 10 when he watched it. Regardless, the costume is super simple, requiring only a bike with a basket, a red hoodie, and an E.T. stuffie. Source: Tumblr.
Car seat cover costumes – I shared this Kathy Kovaleski etsy shop last year, and it’s still one of my favorite solutions for a baby too young to bother with a costume, as my first (October) baby was. Find the shop at this link.
Thomas the Train with cardboard baby sister train – Oh, cardboard boxes, you get me every time. SO versatile! This image came from a slideshow on LilSugar with even more stroller costumes.
Mouse in a cheesy stroller – These two items are sold on Etsy from Kikis Things as a package: a fleece stroller cover with peek-through pocket and a mousey hooded sweatshirt. If she’s sold out, she can make you something else amazing.
Garbage Truck Wagon – I think this might be nirvana for preschoolers. BE A GARBAGE MAN? The base appears to be a wagon. Genius. Got a crafty retired grandpa? Email this to him, stat! Source: 9Gag.
Your little doll can ride in a stroller, which is straightforward, or you can craft a whole Cabbage Patch doll box to go around the stroller, like this one that I pinned.
Have you started working on Halloween costume ideas?