On my daughter’s first Halloween, she was just three weeks old, but that didn’t stop me from being downright giddy over the prospect of planning her very first baby Halloween costume (along with our family theme, of course).
We didn’t find out if she was a boy or girl until the day she was born and while a little Barney would have been just as cute, let me tell you: our little Pebbles Flintstone sure stole the show as we welcomed trick or treating family, friends, and neighbors that first Halloween.
Ever since that first baby Halloween costume, I’ve loved celebrating the fall season and all the fun that comes with it. Of course, cute baby Halloween costumes are the best part. And candy. Mama loves those mini Snickers and Twix!
While this year may look a little different, that doesn’t mean you have to skip costumes or miss out on fall festivities. Have an at-home pumpkin carving party, watch It’s the Great Pumpkin, Charlie Brown, buy an assortment of your favorite Halloween candy, and definitely pose for a photo shoot featuring your little one’s costume. And if you need help choosing a costume, Truly Mama has found the most adorable infant and toddler costumes, mom and baby costumes, animal costumes, and yes, even family costumes.
How about walking the neighborhood as the most popular shark family with Baby Shark front and center? Just be prepared to have the song stuck in your head for all of eternity…which might be the scariest thing we could think of.
Squak about a perfectly precious costume for a baby who is a steady sitter but not yet crawling. This cute baby costume is both colorful and warm for those sometimes chilly evenings. Have a parent or sibling dress up as a zookeeper for a duo option.
Hop in that photo mom–you can be Lilo and your wild little one, the alien Stitch. We can’t visit Disney right now, but we can definitely bring the Disney spirit into our Halloween celebration.
Whether a hint at reality or a nod to Game of Thrones, this costume idea is a winner. My boys would love being dragons and I would totally wear this shirt outside of its costume debut, making it a budget-friendly option. If I had to decide on a costume plan today, this would be it. Perhaps best of all, this dragon costume could easily get used another year in a prince/princess, wizard, or fairy combination with siblings.
Let your little be a farm animal–cow, lamb, chicken, pig, or even an ear of corn–if you’re looking for a newborn baby Halloween costume. Then, have a parent or sibling dress up as a farmer.
If your little boy is rockin’ some luscious locks, this is the year for some blue suede shoes and a baby Elvis costume. I mean, can you even with this perfect baby boy Halloween costume?
Moms, you just might have everything you need for this mom and baby costume in your closet. I mean, your heels have been begging for a night out, right? Add a black dress or skirt, some “fur,” red lips, and some temporary hair dye, then snuggle up your cute little Dalmatian for some perfect Halloween photos.
Buddy up with a friend or hobble along solo, but either way, this baby girl costume idea is too cute! A baby grandma costume is perfect for new walkers who might appreciate a prop to help steady them as they pose for the ultimate first Halloween photos.
If you want a baby costume that will easily transition into your baby’s daily wardrobe, this is it! Primary gets all the credit for this no sew infant aerobic instructor costume. Be sure to pack along some jazzy beats!
Hanna Andersson has the world’s best pajamas and in recent years added costume accessories that turn their pajamas into simple, comfortable costumes. Their baby line offers options for a bee, ladybug, lion, cat, bat, and more!
There are so many options when it comes to Star Wars costumes, but, hands down this baby Yoda creation is one of the cutest. And, a great option if you/a friend/partner are crafty.
If you have a crawler this Halloween, a sweet little snail will no doubt be a cute costume. Granted, they might move faster than a snail, but still, it will make for a cute photo and video.
The story of Madeline is a classic and costumes inspired by books are hands down some of my favorite. Raise a reader and kick off your little one’s first Halloween with a literary character costume.
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