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Easy Peasy Halloween Costumes for Babies

Need some easy peasy Halloween costumes for babies? Sure you do, if you’re like me and you think you’re not going to dress them up then do it anyway. My son was six weeks old on his first Halloween. I had no intentions of buying a costume for someone that little. Nor did I want to make one when he could wiggle out of it. Then I thought of all the pictures I’d be missing out on. So, that Halloween morning I went through my house and figured out a plan. I did the same thing last year, only slightly more in advance. I’ve determined there’s no point in paying for costumes you’re never going to use again and they only wear for five minutes, so I decided to share my ideas with you.

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Easy Peasy Halloween Costumes for Babies

1. Toga Baby!

I decided my son would be Julius Caesar when I realized I could make a toga out of a napkin and it would fit him. I also happened to have the headpiece lying around from an actual toga party many moons prior.  If you are a crafty person, you’ll probably already have this stuff stashed away as well, but if not you can get these items at most dollar stores or superstores. All you need for this is a napkin or pillowcase, a decorative rope or sash, a stem of a fake plant, and a safety pin or two to hold it together. This will work best for babies who can’t walk yet, but it’s great for pictures and it can be used for boys and girls.

2. The Hulk

I like this because it’s all clothes the baby can wear over and over. My son had green sweatpants and a matching green bug shirt. Since the Hulk doesn’t have bugs crawling all over him (or if he does they’re invisible), I turned the shirt inside out and drew on a six pack. So easy! I did have to cut up a pair of purple leggings (they’re a bigger size than the sweats so they fit), but I can straighten them back out into shorts for my daughter next summer. This is Cat and Jack from Target, but it’s last year’s, so I found another you might try here. It’s important that the pants and shirt match colors since it’s supposed to be skin.

Easy Peasy Halloween Costumes for Babies

3. Snow White

I’m pretty sure you could do any Disney princess with clothes you already have for your baby girl, but mine happens to look like Snow White. If you need inspiration for a different princess, I suggest perusing Pinterest for Polyvore Disneybound. They’re for adults, and Polyvore itself seems to have disappeared, but you’ll get the idea. For this one you will need a blue onesie, yellow leggings or skirt, a white jacket (mine comes off her holiday dress), and a red hairbow. If your blue onesie says something, turn it inside out. That’s it. You’re done. Granted, my skirt is actually a homemade circle skirt (I use this tutorial; you only need fat quarters and elastic). But, I put her in those anyway so she can be more girly in her brother’s hand-me-downs.

Easy Peasy Halloween Costumes for Babies

easy peasy Halloween costume ideas for babies.

As you can see, these really are easy peasy Halloween costumes for babies. For the most part it’s just a matter of collecting the appropriate color clothing and turning them inside out. Don’t have kids but somehow King Google sent you here anyway? Check out last week’s Halloween dinner party post – maybe that will be more your speed!

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35 Comments

  1. robin rue says:

    Those are all super cute ideas, but that hulk is the best!!! I Love it. I want to see if my SIL will do this for my nephew!

  2. These are great ideas! I love that they are no sew, since not everyone can sew. I also love that chances are that these would probably be free to make since these look like essential baby items.

    1. Beth Davidson says:

      Yep! I mean, you have to buy the clothes in the first place, but if they’re all things you already have you’re not spending anything extra.

  3. I never thought of turning something inside out to get the solid color! Genius. I have a two month old who is probably going to get a generic costume, thanks for the ideas! I hate spending $20+ on a one time costume.

    1. Beth Davidson says:

      Me too, especially when they’re too young to care what they’re dressed up as. So much easier to use what you’ve got.

  4. My son is “big” now at almost 5 but I love your baby costume ideas. I wish you had shown pix ON a baby.

    1. Beth Davidson says:

      My husband and I don’t share pictures of our kids to the public. Yeah, we’re those people. Lol. I tried some headless versions but they looked really weird! Now, if I could just find a baby model, I’d be set!

  5. Kids that small don’t want to be in uncomfortable costumes so these comfy ones seem great. Snow White and the Hulk are so cute.

  6. Those are adorable costumes for babies! I’m sure they’re going to look super cute in these. It’s so easy to put together for parents as well! AWESOME!

  7. You had me at “easy peasy.” ha! When our kids were little I was always looking for simple and cute costume ideas like these. I love that you don’t have to sew a thing!

    1. Beth Davidson says:

      Yeah, no one has time to sew!

  8. The Snow White costume is my favorite! Totally Disney Bounding! Plus, what a cute outfit to wear on a Disney vacay!

  9. DIY costumes are so much fun and it’s awesome when you’re making them for your baby! It’s so easy and you managed to make it even easier!

  10. These are really cute ideas! I am not very crafty but these don’t look like they would be too difficult. My daughter is going as Wonder woman this year, and I think the baby will be Batman lol

  11. Aw yes a toga baby is so cute and the hulk is a much easier one than I would have imagined. I love it when babies dress up x

  12. These are great ideas. It is always so cold here in the Midwest at Halloween that my kids costumes are never seen! Hopefully this year will be different

  13. These are so stinking cute! I especially love the Snow White costume! Adorable!

  14. Toga baby is so cute. I love it, because it’s also so very easy. This is a great post

  15. I really like the snow white costume! IT is so cute and you really could use all the pieces again.

  16. reesa says:

    These are so cute & easy! Can’t wait to see some cute little babies wearing them for their 1st Halloween!

  17. Yes, this is a great idea. Simple and easy to make for my little girl.

  18. These are so cute and don’t seem that difficult. I think the toga baby is especially creative and fun.

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    1. Beth Davidson says:

      It was pretty hilarious when my son wore it.

  19. I love these clever ideas! Not only is it cute and crafty — you get create them with your family too and making it even more amazing and memorable.

  20. These are such cute costumes! I am such a last minute mom! I’m sure these would come in handy some day!

  21. These costume idea are super creative! I can only imagine how cute that a baby would look in some of these.

  22. These are such cute ideas! I miss dressing my kids up when they were babies and I was able to pick the costume. Now they are teens and pick their own.

  23. These are such fun ideas. I think going a more simple route with baby’s costume is a smarter and more affordable idea.

  24. TColeman says:

    Costumes for baby can be such a pain but making them is so much fun. These are some great ideas!

  25. These costumes are super cute! I love that they’re super easy to make too!

    1. Beth Davidson says:

      Yes! There’s really not much to make, just a couple of scissor cuts here and there.

  26. how awesome! We dressed up our daughter as a ghost on her first Halloween, and made that one ourselves as well. Now both of my kids are too old for this, but your ideas are super cute! Blessings!

  27. Chanel van Reenen says:

    These are so adorable! I absolutely love the little snow white one! I think my daughter has all of that in her closet!

  28. These costumes are so cute and so easy to make. It makes sense to make them at home since they can be very expensive to buy these days.

  29. Cute ideas! We turn all kinds of everyday clothes into Halloween costumes at our house too. It definitely makes it more fun for the older children as well when their costumes are unique and you aren’t spending on something they’ll wear once.

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