We love and pin baby Halloween costumes all year. My first baby was only a couple days old on Halloween and I had been planning his giraffe costume for as long as I could do the math. I wanted to share my favorite ideas for other baby mamas looking to order something or start getting crafty.
1. Yoda. If your baby is very very young on his or her first Halloween, you may have already thought they look like Yoda, even if you don’t want to say it outloud. A Yoda hat like the one above can be the starting point for a Star Wars-themed costume. Wrap baby in a cream-colored blanket and tie with a belt to give him a Jedi robe. (photo from this Etsy shop.)
2. Fried egg – Use a plain, white sleeper or onesie and attach a piece of yellow felt cut into a circle for the yolk. Or, execute the egg look on a blanket and drape it over your baby when she’s sleeping in the car seat.
3. Sports Ball. Start with a plain snapsuit and use sticky-back felt to add stitching or lines as needed for a basketball or football. Or, use a white bodysuit and red sharpie, or felt if you’re fancy, to add baseball stitching. (Plain orange onesie from our affiliate Primary.com.)
4. Swaddled baby options: Sozo makes a blanket/hat duo that turns your infant into a ladybug, bumble bee, sock monkey, or cow. (Buy them here)
6. Sushi. I don’t really get why a sushi costume seems to be so popular these days (based on my online research) but for a baby who will be laying down, this execution is really cute.
7. R2D2. The droid you’re looking for is right here. R2D2 is darn cute for a baby or even a new walker who holds his arms out like a robot. Found in this etsy shop.
8. Bottle. Easier to dress as a bottle than a boob (though the hat could work for either), wouldn’t you say? via Buzzfeed. Make ounce lines on a white outfit and top it off with a white or beige newborn cap, left unknotted.
10. Just add silly blanket. I am in love with this array of carseat “costumes” with peek-a-boo face holes. If you have a crafty grandma within reach, I always encourage you to show them a photo and ask if they can make something like this.