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40 Frightfully Cute Baby Halloween Costumes

Searching for some good baby Halloween costume ideas? Check out our roundup of the best baby costumes out there.

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 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.

Baby Girl Halloween Costumes

Our favorite baby girl Halloween costumes are modeled after some iconic ladies. (Wonder Woman and Minnie Mouse, anyone?) We’ve also got some unique baby Halloween costumes, because every little girl deserves to stand out.

Photo: Courtesy Lily and Max Co.

The Wizard of Oz Baby Halloween Costume

Shopping for a newborn Halloween costume? Just follow the yellow brick road. This Etsy shop makes the cutest infant interpretation of Dorothy’s outfit we’ve ever seen. The baby girl Halloween costume features a blue checkered romper with a Toto-inspired embellishment, plus a sparkly red headband and—of course—glittery red shoes. Bonus: You can get the bodysuit personalized with baby’s name for an even more unique spin on the idea.

Buy it: Lily and Max Co. Dorothy Baby Costume, $45 for the 3-piece set, Etsy.com

Photo: Courtesy Rubie's

Wonder Woman Baby Halloween Costume

She may be your little girl, but you already know she’s going to do big things! This adorable baby superhero costume includes a star-spangled bow headband and a long-sleeved outfit with a tutu.

Buy it: Rubie’s Wonder Woman Baby Costume, $18, Target.com

Photo: Courtesy Disney Disguise

Minnie Mouse Baby Halloween Costume

Disney baby costumes are always great go-tos, and Disney’s first lady is a classic choice for a baby girl. We love the multi-layered tulle skirt on this official Disney baby costume, creating a fluffier skirt with a little extra drama.

Buy it: Disney Disguise My First Disney Red Minnie Costume, starting from $14, Amazon.com

Photo: Courtesy Princess Outfit Shop

Moana Baby Halloween Costume

Looking for more Disney baby costumes? This Etsy seller makes a baby Halloween outfit inspired by the beloved protagonist Moana. The complete set includes a crop top, skirt, hair flower, shell necklace and fringe booties. Halloween shopping, done.

Buy it: Princess Outfit Shop Moana Costume, $85 for the 5-piece set, Etsy.com

Photo: Courtesy Dress Up America

Ladybug Baby Halloween Costume

Your little love bug will look too-cute as a ladybug in this plush Halloween costume. The spotted bodysuit comes complete with adorable antennas.

Buy it: Dress Up America Baby Girls Ladybug Costume Outfit, starting from $26, Amazon.com

Photo: Courtesy Simply by Sabrina

Mermaid Baby Halloween Costume

Mermaids are definitely having a moment. Hop on the trend with this crochet baby Halloween outfit; it has a Disney’s The Little Mermaid-inspired color palette. It’s a great choice for a warm-weather October 31—or one spent entirely indoors.

Buy it: Simply by Sabrina Baby Mermaid Costume, starting from $25 for a 3-piece set, Etsy.com

Baby Boy Halloween Costumes

Of course, we love our baby boy Halloween costumes equally as much. From classic storybook characters to modern mischief-makers, check out these awesome Halloween costume ideas for your little guy.

Photo: Courtesy Disney

Tigger Baby Halloween Costume

The wonderful thing about baby Halloween costumes? You can dress your little one up as your favorite childhood characters! This Disney baby costume lets your munchkin play Winnie the Pooh’s Tigger for a day. The zip-up, fleece design is both comfy and convenient.

Buy it: Disney Boys’ Fleece Tigger Costume Coverall, starting from $23, Amazon.com

Photo: Courtesy Baby Love Crochet Props

Minions Baby Halloween 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.

Buy it: Baby Love Crochet Props Minions Despicable Me Inspired Baby Outfit, starting from $20, Etsy.com

Photo: Courtesy Leg Avenue

Where the Wild Things Are Baby Halloween Costume

Can’t get enough of the classic children’s tale? Bring Where the Wild Things Are home with this adorable Max costume, complete with the signature crown and buttons.

Buy it: Leg Avenue Wild Things Are Baby Max Costume, $60, Amazon.com

Photo: Courtesy Disguise

Super Mario Baby Halloween Costume

Halloween, let’s-a-go! 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: Disguise Baby Boys’ Mario Costume, $32, Target.com

Photo: Courtesy Rubie's

Yoda Baby Halloween Costume

There’s something equally adorable and hilarious about a baby dressed up as a wise, old space creature with giant green ears. The force will be with your whole family this Halloween if you opt for this Star Wars baby costume.

Buy it: Star Wars Rubie’s Complete Yoda Costume, starting from $17, Amazon.com

Photo: Courtesy Disney

Baby Jack-Jack Halloween Costume

The best baby Halloween costumes embrace your kid’s personality. Shopping for a feisty little guy? Outfit him like Disney’s Baby Jack-Jack, the sweet but totally unpredictable infant superhero from The Incredibles.

Buy it: Disney Jack-Jack Costume for Baby, starting from $40, Amazon.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.”

Photo: Courtesy Princess Paradise

Lamb Baby 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: Princess Paradise Baby Girls’ Premium Laura the Lamb Costume, starting from $34, Amazon.com

Photo: Courtesy BuySeasons

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: BuySeasons Lil’ Penguin Baby Costume, $58, Target.com

Photo: Courtesy Spirit Halloween

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: Spirit Halloween Baby Fawn Dress Costume, $30, SpiritHalloween.com

Photo: Courtesy Hyde and EEK! Boutique

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: Hyde and EEK! Boutique Baby Plush Pumpkin Halloween Costume Vest, $20, Target.com

Photo: Courtesy Carter's

Baby Flamingo Halloween Costume

Baby might not have the coordination to stand on one leg (or even two) just yet, but honestly, that makes this flamingo costume even sillier (and cuter). We’re all for unique baby animal costumes!

Buy it: Carter’s Flamingo Baby 2-Piece Halloween Costume, starting from $10, Amazon.com

Photo: Courtesy Hyde and EEK! Boutique

Baby Cow Halloween Costume

Spotted: a baby cow costume that’ll rake in lots of “aww”s. The timeless newborn Halloween costume even has a fuzzy tail.

Buy it: Hyde and EEK! Boutique Baby Plush Cow Halloween Costume, $20, Target.com

Funny Baby Halloween Costumes

Have you browsed through the cute baby Halloween costumes but are 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.

Photo: Courtesy The Creative Mermaids

Sushi Baby Halloween Costume

This baby Halloween costume idea is perfect for the child of foodies. Your little one will be cute enough to eat in the sushi roll onesie.

Buy it: The Creative Mermaids Sushi Baby Halloween Costume, $35, Etsy.com

Photo: Courtesy Buzz Bear Studio

Popcorn Baby Halloween Costume

Any film buffs in the house? Consider popping baby into a popcorn outfit. This deliciously cute Halloween onesie will give baby plenty of freedom to roll, crawl and explore, and it’s topped off with a scrumptious little popcorn hat.

Buy it: Buzz Bear Studio Popcorn Baby Outfit with Hat, $36, Etsy.com

Photo: Courtesy of Buzz Bear Studio

Ketchup and Mustard Baby Halloween 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: Buzz Bear Studio Ketchup Mustard Halloween Costumes, $42, Etsy.com

Photo: Courtesy Antique And Or Unique

Old Lady Baby Halloween 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.

Buy it: Antique And Or Unique Newborn Old Lady Wig Hat, starting from $39, Etsy.com

Photo: Courtesy Suit Yourself

Skunk Baby Halloween Costume

Dress baby up like the little stinker they are. This funny baby Halloween costume is stinkin’ cute.

Buy it: Suit Yourself Little Stinker Skunk Costume for Babies, $25, Amazon.com

Photo: Courtesy Carter's

Baby Sloth Halloween Costume

Shopping for a very sleepy baby? This funny sloth costume embraces the snoozy life. Plus, the two-piece design makes diaper changes much easier.

Buy it: Carter’s Sloth 2-Piece Halloween Costume, starting from $10, Amazon.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!).

Photo: Courtesy Highpot_Home

Baby Burrito Halloween Costume

Keep baby toasty in this hilarious swaddle set: The blanket and hat both boast tortilla prints! Say hello to the most popular burrito in town. Chipotle, who?

Buy it: Highpot_Home Burrito Baby Blanket Hat Set, $9, Amazon.com

Photo: Courtesy Bebe Couture LLC

Harry Potter Baby Halloween Costume

This baby Halloween costume will definitely win Potterhead parents over. The Harry Potter-inspired ensemble includes Quidditch-themed baby suspenders, a white bodysuit plus a clip-on bowtie in Gryffindor colors. Pair it with fake glasses (or baby’s real ones!) to make the outfit extra-authentic.

Buy it: Bebe Couture LLC Wizard Baby Halloween Outfit, starting from $55, Etsy.com

Photo: Courtesy Buzz Bear Studio

Ramen Baby Halloween 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: Buzz Bear Studio Ramen Baby Costume and Hat, $49, Etsy.com

Photo: Courtesy OOK Knits

Eeyore Baby Halloween Costume

We love Winnie-the-Pooh, but why should she 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: OOK Knits Eeyore Inspired Baby Set, $44, Etsy.com

Photo: Courtesy Carter's

Pineapple Baby Halloween 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: Carter’s Pineapple Baby 2-Piece Halloween Costume, starting from $10, Amazon.com

Photo: Courtesy InCharacter

Gnome Baby Halloween Costume

This unique gnome costume put a big ol’ grin on our faces—and it’s guaranteed to do the same to all your trick-or-treaters.

Buy it: InCharacter Lil’ Garden Gnome Infant Costume, starting from $34, Amazon.com

Warm Baby Halloween Costumes

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 they’re nice and toasty. That’s where these wonderfully warm baby costumes come in handy.

Photo: Courtesy InCharacter

Baby Owl Halloween Costume

This owl infant Halloween costume is a real hoot! The thick jumpsuit is lined for extra warmth, the owl eyes and ears keep baby’s head protected and the cozy plush booties are an added bonus.

Buy it: InCharacter What a Hoot Infant/Toddler Costume, starting from $39, Amazon.com

Photo: Courtesy Pottery Barn Kids

Dinosaur Egg Baby Halloween Costume

We’ve hatched an ingenious plan: Dress baby up as a baby dino egg this Halloween, and revel in all the compliments that are sure to roll in! The long-sleeved top and plush hat will ward off any chills—just add a pair of pants or tights.

Buy it: Baby Green Dinosaur Egg Costume, $59, PotteryBarnKids.com

Photo: Courtesy Pottery Barn Kids

Unicorn Baby Halloween Costume

A unicorn costume is a magical choice. Can we talk about the golden horn on this furry little onepiece? It’s an Instagrammer’s dream (and ultra-cozy to boot).

Buy it: Pottery Barn Kids Baby Unicorn Costume, $69, PotteryBarnKids.com

Photo: Courtesy InCharacter

Baby Lion Halloween Costume

Hear baby roar! From the oversized mane to the slip-on paw booties, we love everything about this cozy baby lion costume.

Buy it: InCharacter Baby Lil’ Lion Costume, starting from $44, Amazon.com

Photo: Courtesy Pottery Barn Kids

Baby Fox Halloween Costume

This fox baby costume looks so cozy, we want to wear it on a cool Halloween night! The ultra-soft “fur” lends the outfit a luxe, whimsical vibe.

Buy it: Pottery Barn Kids Woodland Baby Fox Costume, $69, PotteryBarnKids.com

Photo: Courtesy Cuddle Club

Baby Bear Halloween Costume

A cozy fleece bodysuit with adorable bear ears? What more could you really ask for? The sleeves and pant legs can even roll over baby’s hands and feet for makeshift mittens and booties. How bear-y smart.

Buy it: Cuddle Club Fleece Baby Bunting Bodysuit in Brown Bear, starting from $25, Amazon.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 Halloween Costume

Stranger Things is definitely spooky, making it the perfect series to honor on Halloween with 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 Halloween 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 the 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 Halloween 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.

Photo: Dear June

Starbucks Baby Halloween 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.

Updated September 2019

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