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As a new parent there are a lot of “firsts” that you look forward to. One of the great moments is picking out your baby’s first Halloween costume. There are a lot of options out there for parents, and that has inspired my wife and I to put together a list of some of the most adorable AND creative costume ideas for babies and toddlers. Whether you’re deciding to make your own costume or buy one, we hope that the 20 creative baby and toddler Halloween costumes below inspire you with your little ones. I’ve also posted all of these on Pinterest for our followers on there.
I love this costume idea. It’s easily recognizable as Carl Fredricksen from Up, and a creative use of balloons and the walker. You can use this idea as is, or simplify it a little by losing the balloons and glasses and dress up your little guy/gal like an old person and still use the walker.
This one is perfect for your crawling baby. It would be something that you could create on your own or I’m sure there are stores out there with a taco costume for you.
I’m kind of a sucker for Star Wars baby costumes, and it was a little difficult to choose between a baby Yoda, Chewbacca, and Leia, but this picture put me over the edge. I saw it on the forum over at craftser.org and I don’t know how you can look at it and not smile.
This is a great example of a DIY costume. This one comes courtesy of Hart and Sew, and is an adorable idea. If only you could control the energy level of your child with a wind-up…
Perfect for your bald baby boy. Perhaps not everyone could pull this one off, but for those who can I applaud you. What an adorable and creative idea, and a photo you will treasure forever.
This idea comes courtesy of a submission on costumepop.com. I like how it incorporates the parent into the idea as a little baby won’t be able to walk around, but is perfect to hold for this costume idea.
Lauren came across this one and I loved it. I think it’s perfect for toddlers so they don’t have to walk around much in their costume, and is great how it incorporates the wagon. It would require a fair amount of work to build, but is an awesome idea.
This one was chosen for its cute factor. A relatively simple do-it-yourself costume idea, and probably not something your 2+ year old will consent to, so get it done the first or second Halloween.
This one we found over on www.funcheaporfree.com and even as a former bank teller I can appreciate the humor in it. Another wonderful idea for the not-quite-mobile babies at a Halloween party.
This is one of the many store-bought options you can find out there. So whether you choose the Tootsie roll or some other childhood candy favorite, a store-bought option like this is still a great idea.
Our friends made this costume below, and it’s such a great idea for a do-it-yourself-er. I recently did a google search and found http://www.coolest-homemade-costumes.com/homemade-costume.html with some guidance on making a variety of spaghetti and meatball themed costumes.
Try and tell me this doesn’t just make you smile. This one is courtesy of charlottesmartypants.com and is both simple and incredibly fun. All it takes is a pair of bloomers and little head-piece.
Oompa Loompas have scared me since I was a little child. This photo, however, may have turned that fear around. If the Oompa Loompas were like this, I could have been saved from a couple decades of fear every time Willy Wonka is on. Courtesy of http://www.mymodernmet.com/profiles/blogs/10-diy-halloween-ideas-pinterest.
The first great example of this I saw was actually from a guest blogger, @triplethedad over on http://triplethedad.blogspot.com/ who dressed his triplets up as 3 little peas. I encourage you to jump over to his site and see his pics, and think of dressing up your own little veggies for Halloween.
Another great DIY idea. If you have the ability to put together a half-decent cardboard plane, then consider this for your Halloween costume. We found this over on neatloafblog.com and encourage you to check it out.
Hopefully no one takes offense at this, because I like it simply because of how adorable the baby is. The glasses are the hardest thing to find for this costume, but it is otherwise simple.
Another playful and great store-bought option for you. Coupled with the basket of eggs, I really like this one for the photo idea possibilities.
How creative is this one?! For the little babies who would be much better off in a stroller for a Halloween party or trick-or-treating, this is a great idea. No real costume needed, just the stroller add-on to make it look like the popular smart phone.
This has to be one of the most popular baby costume photos out there. I’ve seen it on dozens of sites, and don’t know who was ultimately responsible for it. But this year, our daughter will also be a little lobster in a costume almost identical to this. We’re gonna have to find a pot big enough for our 19 month-old, but this photo idea is a must for the costume.