Many would agree that the best part about Halloween isn’t the movies or even the candy — it’s seeing all the best Halloween costumes for babies! There’s just something about seeing a precious little one dressed up as a lion, a skunk, or even a miniature boss that does the heart good. After all, you only get to dress your child or grandchild up for so long before they start making their own costume demands, so it’s best to take advantage while you can! We’ve rounded up a slew of Halloween costumes ideas for babies from parents who did not let the opportunity pass them by. See their cutest looks — and find out how to recreate them — below.
How to Dress Your Baby for Halloween
Before we inspire you with all of the cute outfits fellow moms across the country have put together, we’ve put together a few tips on how to go about dressing your little one for the spookiest night of the year.
Think comfort. We don’t need to tell you that babies are fussy. To prevent any meltdowns, opt for costumes made from soft materials. Also, keep the design and structure of the piece in mind — costumes based around a jumper, romper, or jumpsuit are bound to be the most baby-friendly, especially when it comes to changing time.
Think warmth. Depending on where you live, Halloween can be downright frigid. Of course you’ll want to show off your adorable baby to the neighborhood, but you don’t want to compromise well-being in the process. A cozy, warm costume will kill two birds with one stone.
Think creatively. As we mentioned above, this is the one time in your child’s life that you’ll be running the show when it comes to Halloween. So be as creative as you can! Research some unique ideas, pay homage to their favorite characters from TV and film, or get the rest of your loved ones involved with a family costume theme.
Best Halloween Costumes for Babies
From adorable classics, such as fluffy bunnies and snuggly teddy bears, to an Addams Family favorite and one pretty Incredible baby, we found real parents who went above and beyond in the baby dress-up department. Best of all, they snapped the cutest pics for us to see! Keep scrolling to see FIRST‘S picks for 17 of the cutest Halloween costumes for babies and find out how you can recreate them this holiday!
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Baby Shark Costume
Best Baby Shark Costume — Baby Shark Bunting
Recreate Baby Shark Costume: $21, Target
If there's one phenomenon that has captured the hearts of children the world over this past year, it's viral internet hit Baby Shark, so it shouldn't come as a surprise that it's also one of the biggest baby costumes of the year. To recreate this adorable number, pick an adorable Baby Shark bunting. Soft, comfortable, and fitted for even the tiniest of babies, it's sure to keep your littlest family member nice and warm thanks to its jumpsuit construction and shark head hood. We couldn't think of a more adorably ferocious costume if we tried!
Baby Bee Costume
Best Baby Bee Costume — Baby Stinger Bee Costume
Recreate Baby Bee Costume: Starting at $49.99, HalloweenCostumes.com
Bee still our beating hearts! The perfect costume for your little lovebug, this little bumblebee number is making our hearts all aflutter. It's also super easy to recreate with this Baby Stinger bee costume. Made from a soft, poly-chenille jumper, this getup features an easy access velcro closure, an antenna-adorned hood, and an attached set of mesh wings for a look the whole neighborhood will be buzzing about.
Boss Baby Costume
Best Boss Baby Costume — Spring Notion Baby Dress Suit
Recreate Baby Teddy Bear Costume: From $20, Amazon
One of the biggest kid's movies of the last five years, The Boss Baby has spawned some of the cutest Halloween costumes in recent memory — just look at this picture! It couldn't be an easier costume to recreate, either. To turn your babe into your very own Theodore Templeton, pick up a mini dress suit, like this Spring Notion version. Coming with a single-breasted black jacket, elastic dress pants, a vest, shirt, and tie, you'll have everything you need to revel in the cuteness.
Baby Monkey Costume
Best Baby Monkey Costume — Fun World Lil' Monkey
Recreate Baby Monkey Costume: From $34.99, Amazon
Just like this little guy, your little monkey will have barrels of fun in a baby monkey costume. Fun World's Lil' Monkey look is made from a lined bodysuit that features leg snaps for easy diaper changes, an attached tail, a hood with ears, and slip-on booties with skid-resistant bottoms to prevent any monkey business. To really take the cute factor to the next level, pick up an adorable banana teething toy so they'll have something to munch on — even if they don't have their chompers quite yet!
Top Halloween Costume for Babies
Best Pumpkin Baby Halloween — Hyde & EEK! Boutique Plush Pumpkin
Recreate Baby Pumpkin Costume: $15 (Originally 20), Target
This lovable jack-o-lantern stole our hearts the minute we saw it. A seasonal favorite of parents everywhere for its cute and comfy factor, pumpkins are a Halloween staple. Get yours from Hyde & EEK! Boutique — the brand's plush pumpkin costume has everything, from the pumpkin body and hat, right down to the matching booties, so that your baby can shine like the brightest jack-o-lantern on the block.
Best Halloween Costumes for Newborns
Best Newborn Baby Halloween Costume — One's Fox Jumper
Recreate Baby Fox Costume: From $7.98, Amazon
Looking for a cute and easy way to step out with your newborn this Halloween? Take a cue from this adorable mama and baby fox Halloween duo. This cozy jumper from One Fox, which is made from a cotton blend and features an easy snap design, should do the trick: It's got a matching wrap carrier and a pair of matching fox ears that make it even more authentic.
Best Lion Costumes for Babies
Best Baby Halloween Costumes for Twins — Wizard of Oz
Recreate Baby Dorothy Costume: From $29.64, Amazon
Recreate Baby Lion Costume: From $35.26, Amazon
What do you do when you have not one, but two tiny tots to dress up? You do what Jesse Coulter did and pay tribute to a classic by outfitting each child as an iconic film character! Wizard of Oz costumes are a Halloween classic, but there's something about this particular Dorothy and Cowardly Lion pair we can't get enough of. Amazon has similar ensembles made from comfortable, breathable, and baby-friendly materials, so the Emerald City duo will last the whole night through.
Funny Halloween Costumes for Babies
Best Funny Baby Halloween Costume — Colored Organics Infant Coverall
Recreate Baby Addams Family Costume: From $30, Amazon
Cara mia! Mon cher! If you're looking for a funny Halloween costume for babies, this Addams Family tribute is sure to tickle your funny bone (we swear it's not Thing!) Aside from being fairly easy to copy, we love its simplicity factory. All it really requires is a onesie (we like Colored Organics' unisex cotton Emerson sleeper) and some eyeliner for a penciled-on mustache, so your baby Pubert will be super comfortable all night long.
Baby Dog Costume Dalmations
Best Mommy and Baby Halloween Costume — Tonwha Dalmation Bodysuit
Recreate Baby 101 Dalmatians Costume: $19.99, Amazon
On the hunt for the perfect mother and baby costume? Take a note from this mom and channel your inner Disney villain as Cruella DeVille and her precious Dalmatian! Perfect for those who want to dress up but also want to make sure their precious pup stays snug and warm, this costume requires little more than a cozy jumper.Tonwha's Dalmation bodysuit is an option made from a soft, breathable flannel, so your child will be nice and toasty while also looking their cutest.
Unique Halloween Costume for Baby Boys
Unique Baby Boy Halloween Costume
Recreate Baby E.T. Costume: $35, Amazon
There's nothing better than a super creative costume, and this E.T.-inspired getup takes the cake. With a simply, cozy red sweater (we love the 100 percent cotton Red Signature Zip-Up from My Baby Rocks) and a matching E.T. doll, you'll have your own mini Elliot in minutes. A stroller even makes for a perfect makeshift bicycle and basket!
Baby Skunk Costume
Best Baby Skunk Costume — Little Stinker Skunk Costume
Recreate Baby Skunk Costume: $29.99, Party City
There's no denying it — this baby is pretty stinkin' cute! Inspired by Bambi's favorite little flower, this baby skunk costume is as adorable as they come. This black, white, and pink Little Stinker Skunk costume is a great option for moms looking for a costume that will keep their baby warm on the coldest Halloween nights. It's made from a cozy fabric and includes with a long, luscious tail.
Unique Halloween Costumes for Baby Girls
Unique Baby Girl Halloween Costume — Princess Paradise Rosie The Riveter
Recreate Baby Rosie the Riveter Costume: From $26.24, Amazon
We love a good historical costume. What better way to celebrate womanhood and all that it encompasses than with a Rosie the Riveter costume, like the one this fierce little lady wore? Princess Paradise's Rosie The Riveter features a denim, short sleeve jumpsuit with zipper, fun patches on the front, rolled "working-woman" cuffs on the sleeves and leg bottoms, and a red headscarf with white polka dots to tie the look all together.
Best Family Halloween Costumes with Babies
Best Family Halloween Costume with Baby — The Incredibles Baby Jack-Jack
Recreate The Incredibles Baby Costume: $15 (Originally $20), Target
For a theme the whole family will think is super, one costume idea stands out from the pack: the Incredibles! With an outfit for every member of the family — especially your little Jack Jack — dressing up as everyone's favorite super-family is a breeze. Disguise makes similar suits that are comfortable, easy-to-wear, and include soft headpiece accessories to show off "Jack Jack's" shock of ginger hair, wingnut ears, and heroic domino mask.
Best Bunny Costume for Babies
Best Baby Bunny Costume — Baby Pink Bunny
Recreate Bunny Baby Costume: $24.99, HalloweenCostumes.com
Everyone loves a good bunny costume, but there's something about this rendition that immediately hopped its way into our hearts. From the picture alone, you can tell how soft and fluffy it is, and you can get the look via this baby pink bunny costume. It comes complete with a carrot rattle, white pom-pom tail, and easy access velcro tabs on the back.
Baby Elephany Costume
Best Baby Elephant Costume — Hyde & EEK! Boutique Plush Elephant Costume
Recreate Baby Elephant Costume: $15 (Originally $20), Target
There's nothing cuter than a baby elephant — besides a baby dressed as an elephant, that is! Deck your child out in a safari-friendly getup, like the one pictured above, with a soft and plush costume, the likes of which Hyde & EEK! Boutique can provide. This Target pick features an easy pullover design, elasticized edges for a secure-yet-cozy fit, and a plush fabric that's feathery to the touch.
Baby Dinosaur Costume
Best Baby Dinosaur Costume — Disguise Rex Infant Costume
Recreate Baby Dinosaur Costume: From $22.49, Amazon
Is there anything better than a Toy Story Halloween costume? Make like this bouncy babe with a nod to everyone's favorite lovable dinosaur, Rex, with the Disguise Rex infant costume. Made from a soft, green polyester, it features a hook and loop closure on the bottom, elastic around the leg holes for easy movement, attached claw-trimmed mitts, and a headpiece featuring Rex's adorable face.
Best Bear Costume for Babies
Best Baby Bear Costume — Rubie's Oatmeal Bear Jumpsuit
Recreate Baby Teddy Bear Costume: From $15.40, Amazon
There are few toys more synonymous with childhood than a teddy bear — and one look at this costume will show you why. Covered in soft, cuddly curls, Rubie's oatmeal bear jumpsuit costume is a good stand in. It's made from a soft chenille and flannel blend, making this footed costume the definition of snuggly. It also has a handy closure on the legs for easy diaper changes. Huzzah!