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Creative Baby and Toddler Halloween Costumes

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.

Old Man from the Pixar movie “Up” (Or just an old person with walker)

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.

Carl Fredricksen old man UP halloween costume

The Baby Taco Costume

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.

taco baby halloween costume


Princess Leia Baby Costume

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 and I don’t know how you can look at it and not smile.
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princess leia baby halloween costume

  The Wind-Up Baby Doll Costume

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…

halloween costume toddler wind-up toy

 Little Baby Charlie Brown

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.

charlie brown baby halloween costume

 Baby King Kong with Parent as the Tower

This idea comes courtesy of a submission on  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.

baby king kong dad tower halloween costume idea


Baby as a mouse in a mousetrap

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.

halloween baby in mousetrap wagon costume

Baby Fried Egg with Bacon

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.

halloween baby fried egg with bacon


Baby as a bag of money, parent as the bank robber

This one we found over on 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.

halloween baby money bag with parent bank robber

Little Tootsie Roll Baby

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.

halloween baby tootsie roll

Spaghetti and Meatball Baby Costume (Homemade)

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 with some guidance on making a variety of spaghetti and meatball themed costumes. halloween spaghetti and meatballs baby costume

Baby Sumo Wrestler

Try and tell me this doesn’t just make you smile.  This one is courtesy of and is both simple and incredibly fun.  All it takes is a pair of bloomers and little head-piece.
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halloween baby sumo costume


Baby Oompa Loompa

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

halloween baby oompa loompa


Baby Carrot / Vegetables

The first great example of this I saw was actually from a guest blogger, @triplethedad over on 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.

halloween babies as veggies


Baby and Parent as pilot and co-pilot in a plane

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 and encourage you to check it out.

halloween baby and parent in airplane


Baby in a bag of popcorn with mom as the vendor

This one is one of my favorites.  I saw it first on Pinterest and I’m still not sure who exactly to credit for the idea or picture.  A little felt and sewing and you could make your own. halloween baby in bag of popcorn


The Baby Dalai Lama

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.

halloween baby dalai lama


Baby Chicken Costume

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.

halloween chicken baby with basket of eggs


Converted Baby Stroller to mimic an iPhone

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.

halloween baby in iphone converted stroller


Baby as a lobster in a pot

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.

halloween lobster baby costume

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Have another idea you can share with our readers?  Post it in the comments below or send us an email with your own photo and we can add it for our fans.

3 Responses to “Creative Baby and Toddler Halloween Costumes”

  1. Janet Kamps says:

    Where do you buy these costumes

    • Jason Ross says:

      That’s a great question. Some of them are just homemade, like the feature image. Our friend put that together after searching for spaghetti bowl costume in google. Others are surely for sale, some of which I’ve seen in the Wholesale Halloween Costumes link above.

  2. Tara says:

    Can’t we just have 31 days of Halloween and have a new costume everyday in OCT?! I vote yes!! Great post and great costume ideas! I can’t wait to pick one out for Josie! ❤


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