Slings and carriers: Baby Halloween Costumes

spider sling costume from mamma's milk

For wee babies experiencing their first Halloween, I think the baby carrier costume is the most practical (that is, if you leave the house). Your baby is cozy and snug against you and you have your hands free.

Here are a few adorable sling costumes to try:

Spider: add white or silver (or glow-in-the-dark) web to black sling in less than 30 minutes. Instructions at

Watermelon: Have an hour and a red or green sling? You can try this watermelon costume. More sling costume ideas like race car, peacock and pumpkin pie from Mammas Milk.

Other carrier costumes:

Lobster in a pot: Technically, this baby is in a carrier, albeit a thoroughly impractical one. Fantastically cute from our friends at PRAM.

Total Recall (Kuato & George): Nothing gets Daddy to carry the baby for Halloween like a costume inspired by a classic Schwarzenegger movie’s mutant death scene, right? (Wait, was that sexist?) Bonus that it’s comfy for parent and child! Check out our pal from, YourMomIsSoBerkeley and his kiddo:

Your Mom is so Berkeley

Flower pot and gardener: Within the span of a few naptimes, you can pull off this costume and amaze your friends. Jess provides instructions on

Jess Gonzalez waters her garden via Instructables

Kate from This Place Is Now A Home made a white and red striped popcorn container out of felt and simply wrapped it around the Baby Bjorn she wore. But not before attaching real popcorn to her son’s cap. Is this not the cutest family costume?

What other creative baby carrier costumes have you seen?
Need more ideas? See our full guide for Halloween costumes for babies and toddlers.

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