Babies are adorable year-round—but put them in baby Halloween costumes come October and every heart instantly melts. Whether you're looking for cute baby Halloween costumes you can easily buy or unique baby Halloween costumes you can DIY, we've got you covered. Here, we’ve rounded up some of the best Halloween costumes for babies this year.
In this article:
Baby girl Halloween costumes
Baby boy Halloween costumes
Cute baby Halloween costumes
Funny baby Halloween costumes
Warm baby Halloween costumes
Unique baby Halloween costumes
DIY baby Halloween costumes
Family Halloween costumes with baby
Baby Girl Halloween Costumes
Our favorite baby girl Halloween costumes are modeled after some iconic ladies. (Wonder Woman and Minnie Mouse, anyone?) They also feature some extra glittery flair, because every little girl deserves to shine.
Wonder Woman baby costume
She may be your little girl, but you already know she's going to do big things! This adorable Wonder Woman baby Halloween costume includes a star-spangled bow headband and a long-sleeved outfit with a tutu.
Buy it: DC Comics Wonder Woman Baby Costume, $26, Target.com
Minnie Mouse baby costume
Disney's first lady is a classic choice for a baby girl. We like this one because its pink, polka-dotted skirt is bustled, creating a fluffier skirt with a little extra drama.
Buy it: Minnie Mouse Costume for Baby, $35, Disneystore.com
Rag Doll baby costume
Two words: yarn pigtails. The Rag Doll Halloween costume for baby girls also includes a smocked dress with embroidery and striped socks.
Buy it: Lil' Rag Dolly Baby Costume, $39, Jet.com
Ladybug baby costume
Luck be a lady—a lucky ladybug! Your little lovebug will look too cute as a ladybug in this ballerina-inspired costume, complete with a dotted tulle body and organza wings.
Buy it: Baby Ladybug Tutu Costume, $49, Potterybarnkids.com
Baby Boy Halloween Costumes
Our course, we love our baby boy Halloween costumes equally as much. From superheroes to mischief-makers, check out these awesome Halloween costumes for baby boy.
Spider-Man baby costume
Whether you're a lifelong Spidey fan or caught the bug after seeing the webbed slinger in theaters this summer, you can't go wrong with a mini-Spider-Man Halloween costume for baby boy.
Buy it: Baby Spider-Man Costume, $20, Partycity.com
Minions baby costume
You just can't escape those sunshine-yellow, banana-obsessed Minions! Baby is already the appropriate size, so pop him into this crocheted costume and you're all set. (It also comes accented in pink, if you want it for your baby girl.)
Buy it: Minion Crochet Costume, $43, Etsy.com
Wild Things baby costume
Can’t get enough of the classic children’s tale? Bring the Wild Things homes with this adorable Max costume, complete with the signature crown and buttons.
Buy it: Baby Max Costume — Where the Wild Things Are, $35, Partycity.com
Super Mario baby costume
Win major nostalgia points this Halloween with a baby Mario costume, which includes the iconic hat and jumpsuit. (Tip: If you have twins, all you have to do is pick up a Luigi or Princess Peach costume and your little duo is ready to roll.)
Buy it: Baby Mario Costume, $35+, Etsy.com
Cute Baby Halloween Costumes
Looking for cute baby Halloween costumes? While we think every costume on this list of baby Halloween costumes is pretty darn cute, these are especially adorable, thanks to their sweet animal (and vegetable) inspirations. Get ready to go “aww.”
Baby lamb halloween costume
There's only one word for this fuzzy lamb onesie: snuggly. With a costume this soft and cute, you’ll want to cuddle baby all day long.
Buy it: Baby Knit Lamb Costume, $59, Potterybarnkids.com
Baby penguin halloween costume
There's cute—and then there's baby in a penguin costume with a top hat cute. This one truly brings the term "penguin suit" to life.
Buy it: Lil' Penguin Baby Costume, $55, Target.com
Baby deer Halloween costume
With a faux-velvet bodice, polka-dotted skirt and flower crown, how can you not be charmed by this baby deer Halloween costume?
Buy it: Baby Fawn Dress Costume, $30, Spirithalloween.com
Baby pumpkin Halloween costume
You can't celebrate Halloween without a few good pumpkins around. And while pumpkin baby Halloween costumes have definitely been done before, we can't resist those striped leggings—or that oversized pumpkin hat!
Buy it: Baby Plush Pumpkin Vest Costume, $20, Target.com
Funny Baby Halloween Costumes
Browsed through the cute baby Halloween costumes but looking for something a little more creative? We’ve got you covered with these hilariously funny baby Halloween costumes that are sure to nab baby some extra attention.
Baby sushi Halloween costume
Hungry? Put your little avocado roll in this hilarious baby sushi costume, complete with a Soy Sauce cap. Perfect for the child of foodies.
Buy it: 2-Piece Sushi Bodysuit and Cap, $26, Bedbathbeyond.com
Popcorn baby costume
Any film buffs in the house? Consider popping baby into a popcorn outfit. The extra-cozy bunting on this costume is designed to look like an old-school popcorn box for vintage appeal, topped off with a scrumptious little popcorn hat.
Buy it: Baby Popcorn Bunting Costume, $20, Spirithalloween.com
Ketchup and mustard baby costumes
Twinning! If you’re in search of ideas for twin baby Halloween costumes, there’s no better pairing than ketchup and mustard onesies.
Buy it: Ketchup Mustard Baby Gift Pack, $49, Etsy.com
Grandma baby costume
Just call her Benjamin Button! With her curly wig, old-school cardigan and pearl-strung eyeglasses, there's just something so giggle-inducing about baby dressed up as a grandma. (This one's easy to DIY too: Just glue white cotton balls to a fitted hat, grab a pair of prescription-free baby glasses and add those to any dress/cardigan combo. Ta-da!)
Buy it: Newborn Old Lady Wig Hat, $45, Etsy.com
Warm Baby Halloween Costume
In many states around the country, October can get pretty chilly—so if you're taking baby out on Halloween, you’ll want to make sure he’s nice and toasty. That's where these wonderfully warm baby costumes come in handy.
Turkey baby costume
The best part about this turkey baby Halloween costume? (Other than the fanned back, obviously.) You can put baby in it for Halloween, and then again one month later for Thanksgiving. Trust us, everyone will appreciate the encore!
Buy it: Boys Turkey Tot Trot Halloween Costume, $29, Toysrus.com
Dinosaur baby costume
Like the turkey, the dino costume is a strong choice for a chilly Halloween day, since baby's covered from head to toe (a tail). The plush fabric and minty, tie-dyed hue are also pluses.
Buy it: Tyrannosaurs Halloween Costume, $25, Toysrus.com
Polar bear baby costume
The cutest of baby bear costumes? A polar bear costume! This super-soft design is the definition of whimsical, without the fussy—it comes as a one-piece with an easy-to-pop-back hood.
Buy it: Baby Polar Bear Costume, $69, Potterybarnkids.com
Lion baby costume
Hear baby roar! From the oversized mane to the textured paws, we love everything about this cozy baby lion costume.
Buy it: Lovable Lion Costume, $31, Target.com
Unicorn baby costume
Unicorns are having a bit of a moment right now. Can we talk about the golden horn on this furry little one piece? An Instagrammer's dream.
Buy it: Baby Unicorn Costume, $69, Potterybarnkids.com
Unique Baby Halloween Costumes
With families across the country searching high and low for the best baby costumes, it can be hard to find something that’s truly unique. Don’t sweat it. Here, we’ve unearthed some standout baby costumes everyone else won’t have (though they’ll be wishing they did!).
Dobby baby costume
One of the most beloved Harry Potter characters also happens to be the smallest—perfect for a baby Halloween costume. You really only need the floppy ears to turn baby into Dobby the House Elf, but Etsy has a whole little getup for baby girls. (Bonus: This is another idea that can easily be turned into a family costume: Just add Harry, Ron and Hermione into the mix.)
Buy it: Dobby the House Elf Costume with Hat, Diaper Cover and Leg Warmers, $40, Etsy.com
Ramen baby costume
This baby ramen costume, complete with yarn for noodles, is just too cute. No wonder it says "cute noodles" on the onesie.
Buy it: Ramen Baby Costume and Hat, $49, Etsy.com
Eeyore baby costume
We love Winnie-the-Pooh, but why should he always get the spotlight? Why not pay homage this Halloween to some of the other beloved storybook characters, like Eeyore. This crocheted costume comes with a little donkey ears hat, and yes, the tail is detachable. (This is another great idea for families, since there are so many cute characters in the Hundred Acre Wood to choose from!)
Buy it: Eeyore-Inspired Infant Newborn Outfit, $40, Etsy.com
Pineapple baby costume
The life lesson behind pineapple costumes? Always stand tall and wear a crown. (Second: You’ll never not look cute dressed as a pineapple.)
Buy it: Little Pineapple Halloween Costume, $24, Carters.com
DIY Baby Halloween Costumes
For those of you who are creatively inclined, why not tackle baby’s costume yourself? These DIY baby Halloween costumes are a great way to infuse baby’s outfit with personalized details that’ll make for a show-stopping ensemble.
Stranger Things baby costume
With the return of Netflix’s Stranger Things series in October, there's no better time to dress your little girl up in a baby Eleven costume! (This one was crafted by Megan Hayes.) All you need is a pink dress, a little zip-up hoodie, a pair of striped socks and white sneakers, and a touch of red organic lipstick (for the blood). And, of course, don't forget the Eggo!
Squirrel baby costume
Just one look at the tail on this baby squirrel costume, crafted by Mary Kate Moon’s mother, and it’s clear why it has a spot on our list of best baby Halloween costumes. (You can watch it in action here.) To tackle this costume, find a big piece of furry fabric, fold it in half and cut it into an S-shape. Then fill it with cotton and sew it closed. Do the same thing with two little triangular pieces for ears, then sew them onto a gray onesie (with a hood, for easy ear-adding).
Baby chicken costume
If you're going for a farm theme, like Molly Hunt of Little Iris Clothing, and want to dress baby like a chicken, you really only need two things: a brown hooded onesie (to attach the beak and comb) and lots of feathers.
Starbucks baby costume
'Tis the season for pumpkin spice lattes! That's exactly what Jules of Dear June thought when she made this adorable costume for her daughter. What you need: Some beige fabric to sew the body of the cup, green fabric markers for decorating (or a thick printout you can pin for the Starbucks sign) and enough white fabric to create that ruffle. The finishing touch? A headband decorated with a whipped cream-filled lid, a couple cinnamon sticks and a few of the company's signature green straws.
Family Halloween Costumes With Baby
And last but not least, our roundup of best family Halloween costumes with baby, so you can get in on the fun too! Whether you’re looking for mom, dad and baby Halloween costumes to involve the whole family or baby carrier Halloween costumes to dress up while staying practical, we’ve got some great ideas.
Wizard of Oz family costume
As modeled by Snooki and her family back in 2013, the Wizard of Oz characters make for great family Halloween costumes that include baby. Plus, everyone's interchangeable! Have baby be Dorothy and you can be Glinda—or you and your partner can be the Tin Man and Lion. Totally up to you.
Spooky characters family costume
When Neil Patrick Harris, David Burtka and their children did Halloween in 2013, they did it in true spooky style! We've got Frankenstein, Dracula, the Bride of Frankenstein and a werewolf here, but feel free to add other spooky characters.
Power Rangers family costume
Kourtney Kardashian and her brood of three (including her littlest) all rocked Power Rangers costumes for Halloween 2016—and totally nailed it.
Beekeepers family costume
This family, who shared their costumes on Costume Works, rounded out their hive by dressing as a beekeeper (dad), a hive (mom) and two little baby bees. This one works for any size family—just keep adding bees!
DIY it: Instructions available at Costume Works.
Rocket ship and stars baby carrier costume
Liftoff! This mom decorated her baby carrier to look like a spaceship, complete with colorful streamers for the blast, and added a twinkling touch with stars on her own long-sleeved tee.
DIY it: Instructions available at Murray Party of Four.
Chef and lobster baby carrier costume
On the hunt for dad and baby Halloween costumes? This daddy-and-me baby carrier costume idea is deliciously adorable. And guess what? That little lobster costume was actually a dog costume before this crafty mom decided to pop it over the baby carrier.
DIY it: Instructions available at The Clueless Girl.