Baby’s first Halloween is a time to be remembered. With so many overdone costumes like princesses and pumpkins, it can be hard to find a unique idea that’s easy to pull off.
We’ve searched the internet to bring you the most adorable, unique, and easy costumes. You’ll even find family theme ideas and mom and baby sets.
Choose from one of these 50 baby costumes for a night you won’t soon forget!
- Realistic and detailed design
- Made of soft and comfy materials
- Includes lobster hood, suit & booties
- Printed stethoscope and pockets
- Fun for dress-up beyond Halloween
- Made by family-owned company
- Soft textures and bright colors
- Super cute and adorable
- Enough room to layer clothes
- Comfortable fit
- Soft and warm material
- Includes matching hood, tail & booties
- Unique knitted design
- Made of 100% crochet cotton
- Includes hat, gloves, belt, shoes
- Super soft flannel material
- Convenient zipper
- Easy diaper change
- High-quality and super durable
- Safety test approved
- Includes hat, booties & toy zebra
- Pillsbury logo chef hat
- Hook-and-loop closure at the back
- Snaps at the legs for easy changes
- Lightweight & comfortable material
- Super easy to put on
- Includes mask, gloves, and shoes
- Elvis Aloha from Hawaii look
- Includes hat, pants, and booties
- Officially licensed costume
How to Choose the Best Baby Halloween Costumes
When it comes to baby Halloween costumes, the sky’s the limit. Anything you think of can be made into a costume in one way or another. However, there are a few things you should consider when choosing the best costume for your baby’s first Halloween.
The best baby costume is one that’s visually appealing and makes a statement. It can be cute, funny, or scary, but most of all, you’ll want it to be memorable.
If you’re trying something unique, run your idea past a couple of people first to ensure that your costume will look great and be easily understood by others. You don’t want to have to spend your Halloween constantly explaining what your baby is supposed to be.
When planning your baby’s costume, don’t forget to consider their age and abilities. These factors can be easy to overlook if you’re purchasing a costume months in advance.
Babies grow quickly, so ensure you purchase the right size. And just as you can’t expect a newborn to be able to wear heavy headgear, you can’t expect a toddler to be happy if they’re restrained in a costume.
If your baby hates wearing hats, try to avoid a costume that includes a headpiece. If they love being carried, consider one of our mom and baby costumes that are designed for use with a baby carrier.
If your child dislikes change, try to normalize their Halloween as much as possible by choosing a costume that doesn’t differ greatly from their everyday attire. There are plenty of options that are as simple as an animal printed romper or a onesie and cap.
Too many baby costumes include heavy gear, restrictive clothing, and itchy fabrics. As tempting as it can be to go all out for your baby’s first Halloween, the experience won’t be successful if they are miserable.
Look for costumes that are soft and fit your climate. If it will be cold, choose a costume with extra padding. If your climate is hot, avoid costumes made from fleece, felt, or other warm fabrics.
If your child will be wearing their costume all day, make sure it’s something they can nap in, or choose a costume that’s easy to remove for naps. Look for costumes with leg snaps for easy diaper changes.
Your baby costume doesn’t have to be expensive. Many of our recommended DIY costumes cost little to nothing to make, and there are store-bought baby costumes in all price ranges.
Best Cute Baby Halloween Costumes
These adorable baby costumes are the perfect disguise for your tiny trick-or-treater this Halloween.
1. Little Lobster Baby and Toddler Costume
You can enjoy a little shellfish at Halloween when you dress your baby in this sweet lobster costume. Soft, warm, and fitted with leg snaps for easy diaper changes (so you don’t find yourself in a pinch), everyone will want to check out this fresh catch.
2. My First Doctor Costume
This one-piece baby costume is so simple, your baby won’t have any reason to fuss — especially since they’ll be the one giving the shots. And this cute onesie doesn’t need to be reserved for Halloween. It can be worn any day of the year.
3. Pinky Winky Monster Romper Costume
Although this monster costume is way too cute to be scary, it is sure to earn you plenty of treats this Halloween. It’s great for cooler climates as the loose fit can be worn over layers and the furry fabric will keep your baby cozy outdoors.
4. Little Stinker Skunk Costume
Best Little Stinker
The sight of a skunk can make anyone turn and run, but this little romper does the opposite. And the best part is, if your baby lets one rip (or fills their little skunky pants), you can claim they were just trying to stay in character.
5. Baby Yoda Infant Costume
There is no try (but you should buy). The force will be with you on Halloween if your baby is dressed in this five-piece, super cute, handmade baby Yoda costume. So adorable, your baby will be.
6. Playful Penguin Infant Costume
Who needs a tuxedo when you can just be a penguin? Your baby will be chillin’ in this fancy penguin jumpsuit with its cute little top hat. This soft costume also includes leg snaps for easy diaper changes.
7. Little Lion Baby Costume
We’d be “lion” if we said this isn’t the cutest little cat costume we’ve ever seen. We love that the mane is made of looped fabric pieces, rather than strings of yarn that can be a choking hazard for young babies. Another great advantage to this costume is its removable tail — making naps and travel much easier.
8. Pillsbury Doughboy Costume for Babies
This Poppin’ Fresh costume will look so cute on the roly-poly baby in your life. Dress yourself as a pastry chef to go as a pair.
This is the best costume for babies who love tickles because who can resist poking that squishy little belly? Teach your smart cookie to respond with a “Hoo hoo hoo!” for extra entertainment.
9. Dinky Dragon Baby Costume
This dragon costume will probably make your baby look more friendly than fierce. But they’re more likely to win Halloween treats if they aren’t torching houses anyways.
The headpiece is easy to remove and reattach, as are the wings and booties. And this costume is warm enough to trick-or-treat in, although it may require a couple of extra layers beneath it.
Best Creative Baby Halloween Costumes
Check out the following ingenious baby costume ideas if you want your baby’s first Halloween to be unforgettable.
10. Baby Elvis Presley Costume
We love this fun Elvis costume with its high collar, printed sequins (baby safe!), “Elvis Lives” booties, and black beanie. It’s especially great for babies who love to dance. The only thing missing is a good set of sideburns. If your baby doesn’t have a set of their own, you can easily use face paint to give them some.
11. Baby Noodle Bowl Costume
Everybody loves ramen! What noodle lover will be able to resist this sweet and cozy ramen baby costume. It comes in a variety of colors. And it doesn’t have to be saved for Halloween; it can be worn anytime.
12. Twin Baby Costumes — Ketchup and Mustard
Best Ketchup and Mustard
This imaginative costume set will be perfect for the tiny twins in your life this Halloween. With the bright-colored ketchup and mustard designs, it will be easy to tell your little ones apart. We haven’t figured out why the mustard costume includes a pickle image, but it adds to the endearing nature of this ingenious costume set.
13. UPS Delivery Baby Costume
You’re sure to get tons of comments with this unique baby costume. It would also be a cute way to announce a new sibling pregnancy (“We’re expecting a new delivery…”). This set includes a hat, shirt, pants, and even a little UPS box! If you’re crafty, you can convert your baby’s stroller or wagon into a UPS delivery truck for trick-or-treating!
14. Pokemon Snorlax Baby Costume
Pokemon fans are sure to love this furry Snorlax costume! The one-piece design is easy to slip on and off, and your baby will love how warm and cozy they are in this suit. Choose from a variety of sizes for a costume that will fit babies of all ages and shapes — even after a day spent hitting the candy bars.
15. Cuddly Cappuccino Baby Costume
This sweet onesie with skirt, ruffled collar, and headband is designed to look like a fresh cappuccino with whipped cream topping and a straw. Coffee lovers will be sure to love this a latte! The front of the “cup” features the branding “Cuddly Café” and shows that you’ve selected extra cute, super sweet, more giggles, and cuddles as your extra options. (Some people are pretty specific about how they like their java.)
16. Born to be Wild Biker Babe Costume
Looking for some excitement this Halloween? Your little biker babe will be sure to attract it. These tough threads include a do-rag and a jumpsuit printed with mesh “tattoo” sleeves. Tattoos such as “Mommy,” “Born to Ride” (with a tricycle image), a skull and crossbones (made of diaper pins), are evidence that your baby is the toughest dude or dudette around.
This costume is great for warmer climates, as it’s fairly thin. (Bikers prefer warmer climates anyway.)
17. Sugar Skull Sweetie Infant Costume
Best Sugar Skull
Perfect for Halloween or Day of the Dead, this sugar skull sweetie costume is both unique and cute! A hearts and flowers skeleton onesie, matching leggings, a rosebud headband, and a black veil will ensure your niña is the talk of the underworld.
18. Hershey Kiss Infant Costume
Princesses and pumpkins, move over. It’s time for some chocolate love! With this cute ensemble, your little kisses will look good enough to eat. We love the simplicity. The fabric is made of 100 percent polyester for an extra strength that doesn’t get torn easily.
Best Funny Baby Halloween Costumes
If you want your baby to create a stir and brighten people’s day this Halloween, consider one of the following funny baby costumes.
19. Baby Prisoner Costume
Fresh out of the “play pen,” your baby is ready to take on the world — while still wearing their prison garb.
This soft onesie and pants set comes in sizes up to 24 months and is as easy to dress your baby in as any other clothing. Your little inmate will be cozy all day in this simple outfit as they pull off the ultimate candy heist.
20. Baby Mop Onesie Costume
Your children are never too young to develop a strong work ethic. This multifunctional costume is hilarious. But it may create a stir, depending on how your friends and family feel about child labor.
Perfect for rollers and crawlers, this mop costume will clean your floors while your baby explores. It even includes a backside mop pad for babies who prefer to scoot along on their butts.
The soft one-piece romper is machine washable, so your baby can continue working for you long after Halloween is over.
21. Baby Hot Dog Bunting Costume
Best Hot Dog
Hot diggity dog! This costume is both cute and funny. And it’s perfect for little foodies — because who wouldn’t want to be wrapped in a warm summer meal on a cold Halloween night?
This cozy fleece bunting is best for new babies who aren’t yet mobile. It comes with all the necessary fixings for a great Halloween dinner. Just add candy!
22. Tortilla Swaddle Blanket Costume with Hat
If you’re looking for an inexpensive costume that requires no effort whatsoever, this tortilla costume is just what you need. The “costume” consists of a soft, thick blanket that’s printed to look like a tortilla wrap. Swaddle your baby, pop the hat on, and you’re all set for Halloween (or a good lunch).
23. Garden Gnome Baby Costume
Best Garden Gnome
There’s just something about a bearded baby that makes us laugh out loud. If this baby costume doesn’t make you grin, nothing will! Prop your baby in the front yard, and see how long it takes before people notice your new lawn ornament.
24. Star Trek Spock Baby Costume
This Spock baby swaddle wrap with matching hat and appropriately sized ears is the funniest bunting we’ve ever seen. Use paint paints to add Spock-like eyebrows for the perfect look. Bonus points if you can teach them to do the Vulcan salute!
Live long and prosper.
25. Tootsie Roll Baby Costume
Best Tootsie Roll
Tootsie Rolls are a staple at Halloween. If you crave Tootsie Rolls every October, this will be the best costume for your baby! This funny costume fits babies between three and nine months — sadly, too young to enjoy these candies themselves. (All the more for you!)
26. Baby Humpty Dumpty Costume
Best Humpty Dumpty
This costume cracks us up! But don’t allow your little one to sit on a wall on Halloween. Keep them in your sight as they waddle around in this Mother-Goose-inspired attire.
Best Mom and Baby Halloween Costumes
Use your little one as an accessory to your own costume with these super creative ideas for in-arms babes.
27. Chef and Spaghetti Mom and Baby Costume
This spaghetti baby costume is so much fun! It includes a chef hat for Mom, a spaghetti cap for baby, and a foam stockpot baby carrier cover. All you need is a baby and a carrier to make the cutest Halloween pasta ever!
28. Scuba Diver and Octopus Parent and Baby Costume
To complete this adorable and unique parent and baby Halloween costume, you just need a baby carrier (front pack) and a wetsuit (or black fitted shirt and leggings). The octopus easily clips onto your carrier, making this costume much easier than most!
29. Amscan Baby Wolf Infant Costume
Look out, Red! That wolf is cute, but he’s got some tricks up his sleeve. The baby wolf costume is made to be worn by ages 12 to 18 months, and mom will look great in her red hooded cape. Just be sure to steer clear of Grandma’s house!
30. Secret Service and President Parent and Baby Costume
This is the perfect costume for future presidents. Just plop your United States Baby President into the podium (conveniently fitted around your baby carrier). Baby President can address the masses while you stand watch, ensuring their safety.
This costume includes the podium wrap, secret services glasses, and an earpiece.
31. Robber and Money Bag Parent and Baby Costume
Best Money Bag
Here’s another costume idea that’s great for moms or dads and babies. With your adorable moneybags sidekick, no one’s going to stop you from hitting up the town for cash (or candy). All that’s required is a baby carrier, but black clothing will take this costume one step further.
Best Baby Halloween Costumes with Family
Halloween is for the whole family. For a synchronized look that makes a statement, try one of these great family costumes.
32. The Incredibles Family Costume
“Honey, where’s my super suit?” Now, you can all have a super-suit with this Incredibles family costume. This setup works best if you happen to have three kids (girl, boy, baby), but it’s a great look even if you don’t. Our favorite part is Jack-Jack’s little glasses mask.
33. Baby Shark Family Set
If you’ve had this song stuck in your head since your baby was born, it’s probably time to just go with it. Make it your theme this Halloween! From Baby Shark to Grampa Shark and even puppy shark, there’s a costume for every family member.
And in case you aren’t totally sick of this song yet, you can enjoy it all day as each of the costumes (excluding the baby and dog sizes) comes complete with a sound chip that plays the original version of Baby Shark! (Thankfully, an on/off switch is included.)
34. X-Ray Baby and Parents T-Shirt Set
With a unique shirt for each family member, you can make your costume your pregnancy announcement this Halloween. Pair these shirts with jeans or black pants, and it’s time for some tricks.
Dad’s x-ray shows a belly full of fast food. The baby/toddler x-ray shows a belly full of candy. And Mom’s x-ray shows a baby in her belly. Show up in these costumes without saying a word, and see how long it takes for people to make the connection!
35. Shark Family Matching Shirt
Best For All Ages
These cute t-shirts make the perfect starting point for a great family costume theme. Pair this t-shirts with sharks fin and you’re one cute shiver of sharks ready for your Halloween appearances.
Best DIY Baby Halloween Costumes
Get inspired by these creative ideas if you want to make your baby’s first Halloween costume yourself.
36. DIY Superhero Family Costume
Superhero costumes are easy to find in all sizes, making this a great choice for a family costume theme. Even simpler than purchasing a set of costumes, skip the suits and purchase capes and masks in various colors for each family member.
37. DIY Pokémon Family Costume Set
Gotta catch ‘em all! And there are so many characters to choose from. Create Ash and Misty costumes for the grownups using thrifted clothing, or purchase the character costumes online. Dress each of your kids as a different Pokemon character, and get ready to battle!
38. DIY Shark Attack Family Costume
For this costume combination, you’ll need a store-bought shark suit for baby and a DIY lifeguard costume for one parent (lifeguard hoodie with shorts). Plus, a DIY shark attack victim costume for the other parent (a white t-shirt, stained with blood on the side). A little gruesome, perhaps, but still a fun and unique idea.
39. DIY Jurassic Park Family Costume
This amazing Jurassic Park costume is so easy to throw together! Purchase a cute dino costume for your baby and character themed-clothing for Dr. Ellie Degler and Dr. Alan Grant (or Ian Malcolm, if you prefer black leather). That’s it! If you have older children (or a dog), they can also dress as dinosaurs to complete the look.
40. DIY Bubble Bath Family Costume
Is bathtime your baby’s favorite time of day? If so, they’ll love this unique bubble bath family costume. This costume is totally affordable, and it’s easier to make than it looks.
Use a styrofoam cooler with the bottom cut out for the tub and Model Magic for the faucet and knobs. Glue tulle to a romper to change your baby into a bath scrubbie. Add a few finishing touches such as hairnets, bathrobes, and balloon bubbles.
41. DIY Ice Ice Baby Family Costume
If you’re a 90s music fan and have a family of three, this punny costume will be so much fun! With costumes made of clear plastic garbage bags stuffed to look like ice, some retro shades, and a cute baby, you can rock like it’s 1990. Bonus points if you can pull off Hammer pants!
42. DIY Mouse and Cheese Mom and Baby Costume
Hi-ho the derry-o, the mouse takes the cheese. To make this costume, you’ll need a mouse-colored baby carrier (a grey or brown Moby wrap would work great) and a matching headband with mouse ears. You can also make ears out of felt and attach them to a headband.
Mom’s headpiece will have to be homemade, but it only requires a box, yellow duct tape, round orange stickers, and a little ingenuity. Alternatively, you could use yellow foam.
43. DIY Mommy and Baby Kangaroo Costume
This website includes instructions for making a simple kangaroo costume for your wearable baby — no sewing required! Your little joey will feel safe and secure in this costume, tucked in close to mama.
44. DIY Farmer and Baby Rooster Parent and Baby Costume
Another unique baby and mommy costume idea is this sweet chicken and farmer getup. With a store-bought baby chicken (or rooster) costume, a pair of overalls, and a plaid shirt, you’ll be reaping a harvest of Halloween candy in no time.
45. DIY Lion Tamer and Baby Lion Costumes
At times, parenting isn’t all that different from taming wild animals, and your home may feel like a circus. That’s why this costume is the perfect fit for moms with busy babies.
Purchase a baby lion costume (or if you’re dying for a craft project, you can make one yourself). Add a top hat and fake mustache for the ringmaster, and you’ll be ready to start the show.
46. DIY Theatre Popcorn Baby and Mom Costume
This DIY popcorn vendor costume is the best! Who wouldn’t love a baby with a headful of popcorn? You’ll need a button-up shirt with a red bowtie for Mom and felt, hot glue, a knit hat, and some popcorn for your baby.
47. DIY Little Old Lady Costume
There’s nothing funnier than a baby in a granny wig — except maybe a baby in a granny wig, granny glasses, granny dress, cardigan, and gaudy jewelry.
Simply hot glue some pom poms to a knitted cap, combine with granny-worthy attire, and it’ll be time to party. Well, maybe after a quick granny nap.
48. Easy DIY Where’s Waldo? Baby Costume
This is another fun costume you can make in under an hour. It’s especially great for babies with large families, as it’s easy to get lost in the mix. See how many people can spot your little one in these great digs.
All you need to make this Waldo costume is a white onesie and beanie, red felt, jeans, and a pair of costume glasses. Felt stripes can be hot-glued to the onesie, or better yet, skip the felt and use red duct tape for an easy and funny ensemble.
49. Super Easy DIY TY Beanie Baby Costume
This costume is perfect for big-eyed babies. Find a fleece baby snowsuit with ears. Stitch, tie, or pin a Ty Beanie tag (a printed logo glued to cardboard) to one of the ears for the best snuggly baby costume ever!
50. DIY Cookie Monster Baby Costume
“C is for cookie; that’s good enough for me.” This Cookie Monster DIY costume is unique and incredibly easy to make.
All you need is a blue onesie and matching tutu (or pants if preferred), some felt, and fabric glue (or pins if you’d like to use the clothing again after Halloween). With just an hour of effort, you’ll have your very own Cookie Monster to snuggle! Nom-nom-nom-nom-nom.
We’ve shared so many great options for baby Halloween costumes, including cute, funny, and creative ideas, costumes for families, and Mom & Baby sets. The only difficult part will be choosing which of these terrific costumes will be perfect to make your baby’s first Halloween an unforgettable day for everyone.