Halloween and babies just go together, mostly because no one is cuter in a costume! From elaborate sewing projects to last-minute baby costumes and even some frugal-minded ideas, we’ve put all our best dress-up ideas on this page. Our favorite category of all has got to be mom and baby Halloween costumes (because you have to match with them while they still allow it, right?). Read on to check out all of these epic ideas!
Rookie Mom’s Epic Halloween Costume Guide
I will be the first to admit, my Halloween obsession may be a little much. Lucky for you, that means I have plenty of costume ideas for you to run with! Before we jump into my absolute favorite mom and baby Halloween costumes, let me give you a guide that will take you to some awesome Rookie Mom’s articles that are chock full of ideas.
Baby’s First Halloween
Our Favorite Halloween Costumes Under $30
Costumes for the Family
Epic and easy DIY Halloween Costumes
My Favorite Baby AND Mom and Baby Costume Ideas
Mom and Baby Halloween Costumes
This idea just does it for me. It is a Harry Potter-themed Halloween look that the whole family can get in on. Mom’s look will just call for a white button-up and cardigan complete with a tie (maroon for Gryffindor!). As for the baby’s costume, you can craft Dobby ears with construction paper and secure them to a headband or simply buy a pair. Then cut head and arm openings into an off-white pillowcase and don’t forget to put on 1 sock.
Using your baby as a prop to your own costume is actually a great idea and it is convenient as you’ll likely be wearing or carrying your baby most of the time. Click here for more mom and baby Halloween costume ideas like this!
Mommy & Me Babywearing Costumes
Going along with our theme from above of matching mom and baby Halloween costumes, there is nothing cuter or cozier than a babywearing costume. Grab a beret, slap on a bold red lipstick, and mom is ready to go! You can craft an easy Hershey kisses hat for your baby with a couple of pieces of fabric.
Click here for all of our favorite baby-wearing costume ideas!
Last Minute Costume Ideas
You know what item I bet you can find in the Halloween store even at the last minute? A witch’s hat! Dress your little one in a head-to-toe black outfit, throw on the hat and you’ve got a witch on your hands. If you can find two witches’ hats last-minute then it is an easy matching costume idea as well!
You can check out 9 more last-minute baby costume ideas here.
Our Favorite Costume Under $30
I’m sorry but this costume is 100% worth getting baby-shark-doo-doo stuck in your head for!
Target, per usual, is killing the Halloween game this year. They have tons of adorable costumes and many of them are under $30! Check out all of our favorites here.
Baby’s First Halloween
Is it your baby’s first Halloween? If so, I say ditch the search for a tiny newborn costume and go with something that will be way more comfortable. Wrap them in an orange swaddle and put an orange top knot cap on them. Color the tip of the cap green and you’ve got yourself the cutest pumpkin in the patch!
Check out 10 more easy ideas like this for baby’s first Halloween here.
Ever considered creating your baby’s Halloween costumes around their strollers or car seat? I think I deserve some serious praise for this category as it allows you to be hands-free and have your baby strapped in safely while you trick or treat!
My favorite option is this screensaver costume. Simply cut out a rectangle in the shape of an iPhone, draw on the symbols, and secure it to the front of your baby’s stroller. Then set your baby in the stroller and you’ve got the cutest phone wallpaper ever!
Pajama Costumes for Toddlers
Looking for something that won’t just be tossed after Halloween? Grab a pair of pajamas that can double as a costume! Our hands-down favorites are skeleton-themed jammies. Out of my boys; Julian has donned the bones twice, Holden once, Milo once, and Sawyer is pictured above. Yes, they do in fact wear these year-round as well!
The Rookie Mom’s editors rounded up 15 pairs of pajamas that can be worn as costumes, click here to check them out!
Adorable Costumes for Pregnant Women
We couldn’t leave the expecting mamas out, check out our favorite costumes to dress the bump below!
- Embrace the belly and be Buddha, Santa Claus, or a guy with a beer belly (baseball cap, man-style sleeveless undershirt, beer in hand)
- Anything round: How to paint your big pregnant belly like a beach ball or basketball
- Staying home? Paint your belly as a pumpkin!
- Pop culture and other hilarious Halloween costume ideas for pregnant women from Pregnant Chicken.
DIY Shortcuts for Costumes
- Start with a monochromatic outfit (like a matching onesie and leggings) and add accessories.
- Iconic OshKosh B’gosh Denim Overalls paired with a collared shirt and red bandana for a little farmer.
- Use sticky-backed felt or iron-on printer paper to add details and designs, such as a control panel for R2D2 or a tiny necktie for an old man.
- Make a clown collar and wear it with PJs.
Still reading? If you’ve got a cute idea to share for Halloween, drop it in the comments below or share it with us on Instagram. We’d love to check it out!
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