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Baby’s First Halloween Costume Ideas

Baby’s first Halloween is an excuse to indulge in a little cuteness overload. Who can resist the tiniest trick-or-treaters dressed up like pumpkins, cats and witches? Your infant may sleep through most of the festivities, but you’re sure to snap at least a few frame-worthy pics.

And you don’t have to spend a fortune (or hours sewing) on a costume your baby will only wear one time. Make one of these quick and simple baby Halloween costumes – and get that camera ready!  

Baby Burrito

This costume gives a whole new meaning to the phrase, “You’re so cute, I could just eat you up!” Swaddle your baby in a tan blanket (the tortilla), tucking in smaller pieces of cloth to represent the burrito filling. For example, use red for tomato, white for sour cream, green for lettuce or guacamole, brown for beans or meat. Add a snug tan hat, and an outer layer of aluminum foil, and your order is ready.


With a few simple accessories, your baby is transformed into “The Boy Who Lived” with his distinctive scar. Dress him in pants and a sweater, and wrap a gold and red scarf around his neck. Add small plastic glasses – or pipe cleaners bent into the shape of glasses – and use an eyeliner pencil to draw a lightning-shaped scar on his forehead.


This eight-legged creature is simple to create from items you already have in the house. Take two pairs of black socks and stuff them with polyester-fiber stuffing, cloth scraps or plastic bags. Seal each sock with safety pins or hot glue, and attach it to a long-sleeved black shirt. Dress your baby in black leggings, and the shirt with four extra legs. Add a black knit cap with googly eyes glued to it.


You’ll actually want to get close to this little skunk. Make the tail by stuffing a black sock and adding a piece of craft wire to help it keep its shape. Secure the tail to the back of a black hoodie with a glue gun. Glue a white feather boa from the top of the hoodie, all the way down the back, and over and under the tail. Glue two felt ears onto the hood, and pin or Velcro a white felt oval onto the front of the hoodie.


Carry your little football around for a winning Halloween costume (bonus points if you dress up like a quarterback). Just glue white fabric or felt strips onto a brown onesie, and you’re ready to go.

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