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10 Baby Halloween Costume Ideas That Are Trending Right Now

These baby halloween costume ideas are seriously adorable, fun, and affordable!
10 Baby Halloween Costume Ideas That Are Trending Right Now
Updated: December 15, 2022

Yes, baby Halloween costumes are a thing - and if you’re not sure where to begin, we’ve got the scoop on what’s trending right now. Your little one might not have to dress up for a night of trick-or-treating or a school party just yet, but this doesn’t mean you can’t celebrate your baby’s first Halloween in a costume-filled way. From Disney character favorites to crafty DIY options, check out the cutest, coolest, and creepiest Halloween costume ideas for your cutie.

1. Baby Yoda 

Grogu (a.k.a. Baby Yoda) is hands-down the most adorable Star Wars character. Whether you’re a super-fan or just like the idea of dressing up your baby as The Mandalorian cutie, you have plenty of costume options. Obviously, a mask just won’t do for your little one. The American Academy of Pediatrics (AAP) actually suggests wearing hats instead of masks on Halloween. If you’re going the hat route, this cute crocheted baby Yoda set with a beanie (available on Amazon) is a great option. 

2. Elvis 

If the newly released movie about the iconic entertainer struck a chord with you, an Elvis themed getup is the way to go for trick-or-treating! Turn your little one into “The King” with an Elvis-in-his-later-years baby bodysuit costume from Amazon. 

3. Animal Costumes 

Animal Costumes 

Animal costumes are a great way to go. You can find this Cuddle Cub baby bunting bodysuit on Amazon. If your little one is more a tiger than a lion, a hooded romper is a comfy way to spend Halloween day. Your newborn can stay warm while showing off their holiday spirit in this knitted frog costume found on Etsy. You can nab a toddler sized, and super-colorful, unicorn costume on Etsy too!

4. Baby Shark Costume 

Baby Shark Costume

Baby shark is still on-trend with the toddler set. This funny baby costume is sure to get a few giggles from the neighborhood preschoolers. Not only can your little cutie dress up as Baby Shark, this playful pick is the perfect addition to a family costume theme. Go a step beyond a plain ol’ shark and check out this Baby Shark costume with a sound chip on Amazon.

5. Sesame Street Characters 

From Cookie Monster to Elmo, there are plenty of Sesame Street characters to dress your baby up as for Halloween. Walmart has jumpsuit or bodysuit style infant costumes and toddler costumes that feature your child's favorite Sesame Street characters. 

6. Harry Potter Baby Halloween Costume 

Harry Potter Baby Halloween Costume

The Wizarding World provides the perfect character material for Halloween costumes! Create a family costume Potter theme and dress your little one up as Harry himself with this adorable onesie from Amazon. Add on a beanie and booties or deck your baby and each family member out in different Hogwarts Houses looks!

7. Disney Favorites 

Dress your baby girl as Snow White, pick a princess costume for your pint-sized Disney enthusiast, or go with a classic Mickey Mouse outfit for Halloween. This bodysuit for babies has a sweet Snow White theme and this Mickey pick is available for infants as young as three months old. Explore more Disney baby Halloween costumes at Shop Disney.

8. Pumpkin Costume 

Go for a traditional halloween costume idea and dress your baby up as a pumpkin. This Halloween favorite never goes out of style. You can choose a 3D sphere-shaped pumpkin costume or go for something simple such as an orange jack o-lantern onesie, bodysuit, or romper. 

9. Dino Costume 

Get prehistoric and dress your infant up as a dinosaur for Halloween. Go with a newborn theme and choose a dino hatching from an egg costume or try a hooded romper. You can also dress up with your child and try a mommy or daddy and baby dino family costume theme. 

10. DIY Baby Halloween Costume Ideas 

DIY Baby Halloween Costume

You don’t need to buy a ready-made infant costume from a website or in-person store. Some of the cutest and best baby Halloween costumes are DIY projects that parents create. Don’t worry if you’re not exactly a Martha Stewart level crafter. Novice DIYers can stick with something simple, such as a dressed up or decorated onesie. Add a headpiece, headband, or beanie to create a cute Halloween look. Match a monochromatic onesie with like-toned booties, leggings, and a hat to turn your baby into a mini crayon or choose animal prints for a jungle creature theme!

Do you need more family costume inspiration or are you looking for a way to dress up your older child? Check out these group costume ideaslast-minute costumes or learn more about makeup for kids here.

Erica Loop

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