I’ll be honest: one of the reasons I wanted to have kids was so I could dress them up for Halloween. For example, last year we couldn’t decide on just one costume, so my husband and I dressed our daughter up as Tinkerbell AND Hulk Hogan. Much as I enjoy it, though, it can be hard to come up with truly awesome costume ideas. For you parents who need a little help in that department, here’s a list of some great Halloween costumes for babies and toddlers to get those creative juices flowing.
Classic Halloween costumes
It’s hard to go wrong with one of these Halloween staples.
What do baby humans and baby animals have in common? They’re just so dang cute!
Turtle (bonus points for multiple kids dressed as the Teenage Mutant Ninja Turtles!)
Instantly recognizable, one of these classics is always a good choice.
Thing 1 and Thing 2 (Perfect for twins or siblings close in age.)
Cabbage Patch Kid
Superheroes (Tiny Clark Kent! Tiny Batgirl! Tiny capes for everyone!)
Athletes (specific players or generic “baseball player” type costumes)
As if tiny toes weren’t delicious enough, these costumes will make you want to gobble your little ones right up.
Ice cream cone
You could stick to Disney classics (what little girl doesn’t want to be a princess for a day?) or take a page out of these other old favorites.
Little red riding hood
Hansel & Gretel
Goldilocks (and the three bears, of course)
The 3 little pigs
Jack and the beanstalk
There are about a million costume ideas in your home movie library. Re-watch some of your old favorites to get inspired.
Star Wars (Ewok, R2D2)
Muppets (Kermit, Elmo, Oscar the Grouch…pick your favorite!)
Oompa Loompa (from Willy Wonka and the Chocolate Factory)
If you’re going to spend the evening together, you might as well match! Several of these work best if you use a baby carrier like a Moby Wrap and build your costume around it.
A spider on a web
A mama kangaroo and her joey
A chef with a lobster in a pot
A popcorn vendor and a bag of popcorn
If baby isn’t mobile yet, why not turn your stroller into part of her Halloween costume?
Mouse in a trap
Construction worker in a bulldozer
Hot air balloon
Jen is the mother of two sweet girls; her days are filled with Dr. Seuss books and laundry, block castles and pink tutus. Reading is her first passion. Finding and testing out delicious recipes is a close second. She and her husband are working on making their fixer-upper home into something amazing. It’s a satisfying but painfully slow process. Read more from Jen at her blog: Nothing Can Come Of Nothing.
For more ideas, check out Remodelaholic’s Halloween costume idea Pinterest board!
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