Babies and Halloween go together like Trick and Treat. So much sweet adorableness, you barely need the candy to go with it. Whether you take your munchkin out around the neighborhood, to a party, or just dress them up for pictures, it’s a rite of passage you’ll remember fondly for years to come.
Remember to dress your baby appropriately for the weather, and of course you probably want to keep all the candy they get for yourself… you know, for their own good!
Here are 9 easy and frugal Halloween costumes for babies:
1. Aerobics instructor (see above): This tutorial from Homemade by Jill uses clothing your baby likely already has on hand! Leggings, leg warmers, a onesie, and a headband (easily made from an old t-shirt if needed).
2. Mummy: If you want to go “fancy” you can use a ripped/cut sheet or muslin cloth (cut it, then run it through the wash and dryer once or twice to fray the edges well) pinned into strips. You could also use a few Ace bandages!
3. Sushi: Wrap an newborn in a white blanket or dress your infant in all white. The “fish” can be a pillow, or cut piece of fabric or felt in a bright orange. Cut a strip off an old black or dark green t-shirt for the seaweed holding it all together.
4. Pinata: Cut strips of felt, solid-colored fabric, or construction paper in bright colors and pin or glue to child’s clothing. Cut two toilet-paper rolls lengthwise and staple or glue them into cones; pin or glue to a close fitting cap and cover with more colored strips.
5. Lego: A box, scissors, and solo cups! Then spray paint the whole thing a bright Lego color, or simply cover the box in construction paper to match the cups. Bonus points for making a matching hat out of a Kleenex box.
6. Sharknado: Glue/pin white triangle teeth and a grey felt fin to a grey hoodie sweatshirt in your child’s size. Pin or tape dirt, leaves, papers, etc to the rest of the sweatshirt and pants (debris from a tornado!). If you can find a stuffed black Scottie dog, your little Sharknado can even carry Toto along.
7. Duck Dynasty: Cut gray felt into a long beard shape, or glue gray yarn to a piece of beard-shaped felt. Add a camo headband (cut from an old shirt) or American flag headband. Camo clothing, or a black t-shirt and cargo pants round out the look.
8. Chucky: Not for the faint of heart, but about as easy as it gets! Chucky consists of a striped shirt and denim overalls. Add some hair goop and some facial “scars,” and the least-sharp plastic fake knife you can find.
9. Walter White: A white onesie pairs nicely with some oversized shades (which is all of them, on a baby) and a black hat.
What is your favorite baby Halloween costume idea?