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
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 Mommy & Me Halloween costumes, let me give you a guide that will take you to some awesome Rookie Moms articles that are chock full of ideas.
11 Epic Halloween Costume Ideas for Mom and Baby
Costume Ideas for a Mom and Baby Duo
You simply can’t go wrong with a Harry Potter-themed costume. 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. 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!
Halloween Costumes with a Baby Carrier
I’ve been using baby carriers from the time my first was born (20 years ago!) through this year with my youngest who is 2 and I stand by baby carrier costumes being a MUST for the first Halloween.
Going along with our theme from above of matching mom and baby Halloween costumes, there is nothing cuter or cozier than a baby-wearing 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.
Here are a few more adorable ideas using Ergobaby Carriers!
You can read about all of the baby carriers I have tried over the years here. My current favorites are the Ergobaby Omni Breeze (overall top pick) and Away (amazing for travel).
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!
Do you know what item 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, it is also an easy matching costume idea!
Our Favorite Costume Under $30
I’m sorry but this costume is 100% worth getting baby-shark-doo-doo stuck in your head!
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!
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!
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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