When our little ones seem to grow up so fast, you want to be sure not to miss a moment. Halloween offers a spook-tacular opportunity for bonding and fun with baby. Whether you have a little ghoul or a little angel, this list of DIY baby costume ideas will leave onlookers howling with delight on Halloween night. Sink your teeth into one of these hauntingly cute costume ideas or draw some inspiration to create the perfect look for your little pumpkin.
Sent in by Emily to our 2014 costume contest.
Host your own haunted hayride with baby starring as the tractor! What child isn't fascinated with vehicles? This combine tractor costume is guaranteed to make for a thrilling ride through the streets on Halloween night. Grab baby's favorite plaid shirt and blue jeans to copy this classic look or add some darker hues, ripped cloth, and other eerie embellishments to give your frightening farmer more scare appeal! Extra cardboard, tin foil, and construction paper are enough to get this tractor revved up for trick-or-treat.
Struck by Lightning
Sent in by Monika to our 2014 costume contest.
This "shocking" costume is sure to light up faces and leave other little goblins struck with awe. The beauty in this creative costume lies in its simplicity. A few cotton balls, a black marker, some string, construction paper and a little make-up for baby are all that's needed for a truly electrifying look!
Dumb & Dumber
Sent in by Nicole to our 2014 costume contest.
Have twin terrors or little fiendish friends wanting to prowl the streets together? This costume highlights the fun to be had with multiple wee ones on board. Some old towels and excess fabric turn baby's wagon into a creepishly-cute copy of Dumb and Dumber's Mutt Cutts van. Two fun-sized silky suits have our stars ready for their Halloween debut.
Captain Hook getting Eaten by Tick Tock Croc
Sent in by Rachael to our 2014 costume contest.
Yarr matey! Ye best be giving out some candy, 'lest ye want to walk the plank! This pesky little pirate is ready to plunder your chocolate gold coins- well, at least he would be, were he not getting eaten by a crocodile. This costume is a great example of how a little creativity can turn a beloved character or story into a humorously-adorable costume sure to turn heads and create lasting memories.
Baby Fighter Pilot
Sent in by Andrea to our 2014 costume contest.
Terrorize the skies with this costume that is just too cute for words. Flying high in his homemade cardboard and duct tape airplane, this little fighter pilot is scouring the lands for treats and cackling with glee throughout the night. A pilot's jacket, aviator goggles, and unique aircraft flare complete this memorable and unique costume.
Halloween is a time to be enjoyed, and no expense is necessary. With a little creativity and some common materials, anyone can craft a costume for baby that tops anything from the store. Let your little one spend a night as their favorite character, sample a possible future career, or simply let their impish spirits run free. Now is the time to store those priceless photos that will be enjoyed for a lifetime. Start making memory magic with a costume to be remembered and fully savor your child's earliest years.
(Click on the images below for detail on each costume)
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If you need more costume ideas for your little one, be sure to check out our Halloween Costume Ideas page