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 www.mammasmilk.com/spider
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:
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 instructables.com/id/My-Little-Flower-Pot
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.