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

by on October 1, 2013

in Crafty,Halloween,Link love

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.

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. We couldn’t find it for sale online, but did find 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.

Halloween costume ideas for strollers and carseats

iPhone stroller frame -I hope these parents won some sort of costume contest. This is just so clever. (Source: ObamaPacman.com)

Halloween costume ideas for strollers and carseats

Cabbage Patch Doll - Do people say your baby is “such a doll”? This impressive Cabbage Patch package has been super-sized to display a little girl in a stroller.

Halloween costume ideas for strollers and carseats

Blackjack dealer – I suppose all those accessories are glued in place! Source – Jen Schulte on Pinterest

Halloween costume ideas for strollers and carseats

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. I’m pretty sure the movie would freak my kids out. Regardless, it is super simple, requiring only a bike with a basket, a red hoodie, and an E.T. stuffie. Source: Tumblr.

ET-Costume and other costumes for kids on wheels or strollers

Car seat cover costumes – I shared this 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.

Halloween costume ideas for strollers and carseats

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.

Thomas train costume and other costumes on wheels

Mouse in a cheesy stroller – These two items are sold on Etsy as a package: a fleece stroller cover with peek-through pocket and a mousey hooded sweatshirt.

Halloween costume ideas for strollers and carseats

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.

Garbage truck costume and dozens of more on wheelsHave you started working on Halloween costume ideas?

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RookieMoms.com co-founder Whitney lives with her husband, son, and daughter in the San Francisco Bay Area where she writes about parenting, crafts, and activities that moms can do with babies in tow. She and Heather also publish 510Families.com, a site for East Bay parents and are the authors of The Rookie Mom's Handbook and Stuff Every Mom Should Know.

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