Halloween Costumes for Babies

| October 6, 2013 | 0 Comments

There is a wide assortment of Halloween costumes for babies. In fact, deciding on a Halloween costume for your little one can be very confusing and taxing, especially if you do not have a specific motif or theme in mind. Inspiration can be taken from cartoon characters or storybook characters, like Mickey Mouse or Cinderella; animals or plants such as bees and flowers; little everyday things, like a milk bottle or a pacifier; and of course, Halloween characters like Jack o’ Lantern.

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 Choosing Halloween Costumes for Babies 

Do not immediately select the first cute costume you find. There are factors, aside from cuteness, that should be considered before deciding on a Halloween attire for your baby. First and most important of all is comfort. Little children are full of energy and are always on the move. The costume, thus, should not be too tight to allow for some wiggle room. It should also not be too loose as if it would swallow the baby whole. The fit of the costume should be just right that the baby can move freely but doesn’t overwhelm him/her.

Halloween costumes for babies, likewise, must not have loose buttons or adornments that the little one can pull off and put into his/her mouth. This is especially important if the kid is too young and has the habit of placing things in his/her mouth. Pointed beads, glass and the sort are also not a good idea to incorporate in the costume.

The time of day, weather and venue should also be taken into account. Will the activity be held outside, as in trick or treating, where the baby can be exposed to cold air, wind or even a drizzle? Is the party indoors with controlled temperature and humidity? The costume should be able to make the baby comfortable even if he or she is exposed to extreme temperatures.

Lastly, determine the budget as well as the lead time to make the costume. Decide on how much you are willing to spend for the get-up. Some Halloween costumes for babies can be expensive, specifically if it is very detailed. Many costumes can be bought from online stores or specialty shops. You can also choose to have it custom-made, which could take time. Some outfits, meanwhile, can be put together in a short amount of time with just some items readily available at home.

Halloween Costumes for Babies

There are literally thousands of Halloween costumes for babies since almost everything can serve as inspiration.

  • Halloween costumes based on favorite characters

Most children can identify characters, whether from the cartoons, storybooks or games, especially if they have found their favorite. You may want to consider making a costume based on your baby’s favorite character. Little girls would look cute as Minnie Mouse, Supergirl, Tinkerbell, Strawberry Shortcake or any of the fairy tale princesses. On the other hand, some of the favorites for boys are Mickey Mouse, Peter Pan, Superman, Batman, Cookie Monster, Kermit the Frog, Pacman, Iron Man, and even the Hulk. Have you imagined how cute the Hulk can be?

  • Halloween costumes inspired by animals and plants

Babies would look adorable in cuddly animal costumes like a bear, kitten, puppy, elephant or a tiger. You may also choose to dress them as cute insects, such as a bee, ladybug, butterfly, or even a chubby caterpillar wiggling its way to its food. If you have more than one baby to dress up, you can pair your little insect with another dressed as a flower, tomato, apple or even a peapod.

  • Halloween costumes inspired by regular objects

Halloween costumes for babies can also take inspiration from things usually used by the baby. These include baby milk bottles, cereal boxes, binky, bolster pillow and others. Aside from these, costumes based on other inanimate objects can enhance the cuteness of your little one. He or she can attend the celebration as a spoon, a fork, a star, moon or any of the planets. The sky is the limit!

  • Halloween costumes based on Halloween characters

The baby’s costume can also be inspired by scary characters identified with Halloween. A note to remember, though, when dressing a baby with scary character costumes is that the get-up should be more cute than terrifying. It should elicit “ohhs and ahhs” for cuteness and not disgust. Some of the go-to Halloween costumes are Dracula or vampire, witch or warlock, bat, skeleton or ghost.

The list of Halloween costumes for babies goes on and on. There is no set rule in choosing what your little one could or should wear. You only need to let your imagination work to come up with something unique and cute. It is good to remember, however, that no matter how adorable the costume looks if the baby is uncomfortable he or she will not be able to enjoy the celebration, which is the most important of all.

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