Relive your childhood by joining in the Halloween fun with a parent and child themed costume! What better way to fully enjoy Halloween with your baby is there than being a part of their costume idea? Get your creative juices flowing with this list of frightfully-fantastic costumes designed for parent and child. Best of all, these ideas can be crafted at a fraction of the price of store bought costumes by using some imagination and common materials. Grab those scissors, ready the glue, and raid your closets for old clothes because you're about to have a boo-tiful night bonding with baby.
Oscar the Not-so-Grouchy Grouch
Sent in by Tyler to our 2014 costume contest.
A childhood classic turned into a great costume for parent and baby. This little grouch might induce more smiles and laughter than angry dispositions, but who said Halloween had to be all trick and no treat? A reflective vest and work clothes complete the look for the adult while baby gets to roam the streets in style from his own homemade trash receptacle. Shaggy fabric and a pair of easy-to-replicate eyeballs beneath a prominent fabric brow give baby all he or she needs for a terror-rific night on the streets.
Mommy Pizza Pie and Baby Slice
Sent in by Carolyn to our 2014 costume contest.
Mama mia! This delicious idea is unique and sure to have onlookers wishing they thought of it themselves. Epitomizing the parent-child relationship, baby is dressed as a cute little slice from mama's pizza pie. Recreate this costume with a few sewing skills or store-bought parts and add your own tantalizing toppings using fabric scraps. If you're looking to put a more personal spin on it, consider borrowing this idea to create a costume based on other favorite foods. A delicious cake? A giant cookie, perhaps? Now that's amore!
Back to the Future
Sent in by Samantha to our 2014 costume contest.
Roads? Where we're going we don't need roads! Just plenty of candy. A throwback to a classic and well-loved film, this Doc and Marty McFly costume is guaranteed to inspire awe and nostalgia in everyone you pass on your journey through time (or just the neighborhoods on Halloween night!). Parent and baby can easily recreate this look with clothing and cheap store-bought materials. Of course, no Back to the Future scene would be complete without the prized Delorean. Fortunately, this version is much easier to build than an actual time machine. Cardboard, paint, and baby's wagon will get you all fixed up to trick-or-treat in true style.
Ventriloquist and Dummy
Sent in by Jiletta to our 2014 costume contest.
No dummys here! This costume is the pinnacle of creativity on a budget. As you can see here, flashy materials and huge expense are not necessary when enthusiasm and love are thrown into the mix. A simple suit, suspenders, and bow tie for parent and baby are really all that's needed to recreate this adorable costume. Complete baby's look with just a smudge of make-up and prepare to take the stage on Halloween night.
Futurama Leela and Nibbler
Sent in by Kate to our 2014 costume contest.
This costume combines the classic Halloween elements of a cyclops and monster with a modern twist. A homage to the beloved animated characters of Futurama, this costume idea is as genius in creativity as it is in simplicity. Clothing mimicking Leela's iconic look and a simple hooded suit for baby with some modifications make up this memorable costume. Your little Nibbler will surely love munching on those Halloween treats!
The most precious memories are those that inspire happiness and laughter. Whether you choose to honor baby's favorite character or one you've loved for years, there's nothing quite like enjoying Halloween in a costume you made yourself. Break out the old clothes and think outside of the box- all of your frightfully-fantastic dreams (or nightmares!) can easily come true with a little elbow grease. So what do you say? Will you scare up some great costumes this Halloween and share them with us?
(Click on the images below for detail on each costume)
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