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30 Awesome Parent & Baby Costume Ideas

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.

Parent and baby costume ideas: Oscar the Not-so-Grouchy Grouch CostumeOscar 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.
 

Parent baby costume ideas: Mommy Pizza Pie and Baby Slice CostumeMommy 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!
 

Parent & baby costume ideas: Back to the Future CostumeBack 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.
 

Parent and baby Halloween costumes - Ventriloquists and Dummy Family CostumeVentriloquist 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.
 

Parent and baby costumes - Futurama Leela and Nibbler CostumeFuturama 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?

 

Awesome Parent and Baby Costume Ideas

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

Parent and baby costume ideas - Cheech and Chong Homemade CostumesCheech and Chong

Parent and baby costume ideas - Itsy Bitsy Spider Homemade CostumeItsy Bitsy Spider

Parent and baby costume ideas - Jack Skellington and Sally Homemade CostumeJack Skellington and Sally

Parent and baby costume ideas - Lion Tamer Family Halloween CostumeLion Tamer Family

Parent and baby costume ideas - Aviator Pilot Baby Homemade CostumeAviator Pilot

Parent and baby costume ideas - Mama & Baby Scuba Cuties Homemade CostumeMama & Baby Scuba Cuties

Parent and baby costume ideas - Cracker Jack Baby Homemade CostumeCracker Jack Baby

Parent and baby costume ideas - The Zoo Keeper and the Bear Homemade CostumeThe Zoo Keeper and the Bear

Parent and baby costume ideas - Pest Control Family Homemade CostumePest Control - Catch that Mouse!

Parent and baby costume ideas - Ghostbusters Stay Puft Marshmallow Baby CostumeStay Puft Marshmallow

Parent and baby costume ideas - Octopus Baby Homemade CostumeOctopus Baby

Parent and baby costume ideas - Spaghetti and Meatballs Homemade CostumeSpaghetti and Meatballs

Parent and baby costume ideas - Baby Mech Homemade CostumeBaby Mech

Parent and baby costume ideas - Construction Worker & Wood Homemade CostumeConstruction Worker & Wood

Parent and baby costume ideas - Biker Baby and Family Homemade CostumeBiker Baby and Family

Parent and baby costume ideas - Conductor and Engineer Baby Homemade CostumeConductor and Engineer

Parent and baby costume ideas - Robbers & Bag of Money Family Homemade CostumeRobbers & Bag of Money

Parent and baby costume ideas - Pokemon Family Homemade CostumePokemon

Parent and baby costume ideas - Thunderstorm Family Homemade CostumeThunderstorm Family

Parent and baby costume ideas - Starbucks Barista and Frappuccino Homemade CostumeStarbucks Barista and Frappuccino

Parent and baby costume ideas - Mama Pooh & her Sweet Honey Homemade CostumeMama Pooh & her Sweet Honey

Parent and baby costume ideas - Flower, Flower Pot and a Bag of Dirt Homemade CostumeFlower, Flower Pot and a Bag of Dirt

Parent and baby costume ideas - Spoon, Fork and Spork Family Homemade CostumeSpoon, Fork and Spork

Parent and baby costume ideas - Ventriloquists and Dummy Homemade CostumeVentriloquist and Dummy

Parent and baby costume ideas - Futurama Leela and Nibbler CostumeFuturama Leela and Nibbler

Parent and baby costume ideas - Oscar the Not-so-Grouchy Grouch Homemade CostumeOscar the Not-so-Grouchy Grouch

Parent and baby costume ideas - Mommy Pizza Pie and Baby Slice Homemade CostumeMommy Pizza Pie and Baby Slice

Parent and baby costume ideas - Back to the Future Movie CostumeBack to the Future

Parent and baby costume ideas - Wicked Witch and her Flying Monkey Homemade CostumeWicked Witch and her Flying Monkey

Parent and baby costume ideas - Police Officer & Prisoners Family CostumeMy First Arrest

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See also: 15 Best Matching DIY Costumes for Babies and Parents,
18 Creative Halloween Costumes for Parents and Baby.

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