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.
iPhone stroller frame -I hope these parents won some sort of costume contest. This is just so clever. (Source: ObamaPacman.com)
Cabbage Patch Doll - Do people say your baby is “such a doll”? This impressive Cabbage Patch package has been supersized to display a little girl in a 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. 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.
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.
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 as a package: a fleece stroller cover with peek-through pocket and a mousey hooded sweatshirt.
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.