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

Halloween costume ideas for babies

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.

Easy baby costume: Very Hungry Caterpillar

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. 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.

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

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.

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 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.

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 wheels

A woman in my community shared this photo of her daughter dressed as a Cabbage Patch doll. You can buy similar wigs on etsy – via LillePad (pictured below).


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?

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