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50 Creative DIY Baby Costume Ideas

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.

Creative baby costume ideas: Combine TractorCombine Tractor
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.
 

DIY baby costume ideas: Struck by LightningStruck 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!
 

Creative DIY baby costume ideas: Dumb and Dumber babiesDumb & 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.
 

DIY baby costume ideas: Captain Hook getting Eaten by Tick Tock CrocCaptain 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.
 

Creative DIY baby costume ideas: Baby Fighter PilotBaby 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.

 

Creative Baby Costume Ideas

(Click on the images below for detail on each costume)

DIY baby costume ideas: Chip from Beauty and the Beast Homemade CostumeChip from Beauty and the Beast

DIY baby costume ideas: Mason Jar Homemade CostumeMason Jar

DIY baby costume ideas: Ice Cream Man Homemade CostumeIce Cream Man

DIY baby costume ideas: Octobaby Homemade CostumeOctobaby

DIY baby costume ideas: Sushi Baby Homemade CostumeSushi Baby

DIY baby costume ideas: Daddy's CSX Train Homemade CostumeDaddy's CSX Train

DIY baby costume ideas: Pet Shop Homemade CostumePet Shop

DIY baby costume ideas: Chattering Teeth Homemade CostumeChattering Teeth

DIY baby costume ideas: Henry the Train Engine with Engineer Homemade CostumeHenry the Train Engine with Engineer

DIY baby costume ideas: Back to the Future Baby Homemade CostumeBack to the Future

DIY baby costume ideas: Mouse Trap Baby Homemade CostumeMouse Trap Baby

DIY baby costume ideas: Cinderella Baby Homemade CostumeCindeRiley

DIY baby costume ideas: Pink Flamingo Baby Homemade CostumePink Flamingo Baby

DIY baby costume ideas: Lil' Gizmo Baby Homemade CostumeLil' Gizmo

DIY baby costume ideas: Pillsbury Dough Boy Homemade CostumePillsbury Dough Boy

DIY baby costume ideas: Baby Fighter Pilot Homemade CostumeBaby Fighter Pilot

DIY baby costume ideas: Caterpillar Homemade CostumeCaterpillar

DIY baby costume ideas: Annabelle Doll Homemade CostumeAnnabelle Doll

DIY baby costume ideas: TWINkies Homemade CostumeTWINkies

DIY baby costume ideas: Little Owl Homemade CostumeLittle Owl

DIY baby costume ideas: Roman Soldier Baby Homemade CostumeRoman Soldier

DIY baby costume ideas: Mr. Jack in the Box Baby Homemade CostumeMr. Jack in the Box

DIY baby costume ideas: Starbucks Babies Homemade CostumeStarbucks Babies

DIY baby costume ideas: Captain Hook getting Eaten by Tick Tock Croc Homemade CostumeCaptain Hook getting Eaten by Tick Tock Croc

DIY baby costume ideas: Cutest Chicken Homemade CostumeCutest Chicken

DIY baby costume ideas: Nerd Baby Homemade CostumeNerd

DIY baby costume ideas: Baby Clown Homemade CostumeBaby Clown

DIY baby costume ideas: Unicorn Baby Homemade CostumeUnicorn Baby

DIY baby costume ideas: Angel & Devil Divas Homemade CostumeAngel & Devil Divas

DIY baby costume ideas: Wrecking Ball Baby Homemade CostumeWrecking Ball

DIY baby costume ideas: Rainbow Horse Baby Homemade CostumeRainbow Horse

DIY baby costume ideas: Struck by Lightning Baby Homemade CostumeStruck by Lightning

DIY baby costume ideas: Cookies and Milk Homemade CostumeCookies and Milk

DIY baby costume ideas: Troll Doll Baby Homemade CostumeTroll Doll Baby

DIY baby costume ideas: Back to the Future Homemade CostumeBack to the Future

DIY baby costume ideas: Scuba Diver Baby Homemade CostumeScuba Diver

DIY baby costume ideas: Maverick and Goose Homemade CostumeMaverick and Goose

DIY baby costume ideas: Ewok Baby Homemade CostumeEwok

DIY baby costume ideas: Colonel Sanders and his Bucket of Chicken Homemade CostumeColonel Sanders and his Bucket of Chicken

DIY baby costume ideas: Stay Puft Marshmallow Baby CostumeStay Puft Marshmallow Baby

DIY baby costume ideas: Spaghetti and Meatballs Homemade CostumeSpaghetti and Meatballs

DIY baby costume ideas: Pina Colada Baby CostumePina Colada

DIY baby costume ideas: Lumpy Space Princess Baby CostumeLumpy Space Princess

DIY baby costume ideas: Noah and his Ark Homemade CostumeNoah and his Ark

DIY baby costume ideas: Baby Cartoon Homemade CostumeBaby Cartoon

DIY baby costume ideas: Little Red and the Not-So-Big-Bad Wolf Homemade CostumeLittle Red and the Not-So-Big-Bad Wolf

DIY baby costume ideas: Toothless Dragon Homemade CostumeToothless Dragon

DIY baby costume ideas: Cruella de Vil Baby CostumeCruella

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If you need more costume ideas for your little one, be sure to check out our Halloween Costume Ideas page