It is never too early to think about how to dress up your little baby for Halloween. A costume bought from a store can be costly and it will only fit your baby just one time. A better approach is make the costume yourself.
Here are three easy diy baby Halloween costume ideas.
Little Pumpkin Halloween Costume
What is Halloween without a little pumpkin?
- You will need an orange t-shirt that is a couple of sizes larger than your baby, black felt, green felt, and 1/4″ wide elastic. On the hem of the t-shirt, the seam is usually folded under about 1/2″ which creates a pocket where you can insert some elastic.
- Cut a small slit in this seam. Attach a safety pin to the end of the elastic and guide it all the way around through the hem.
- Cinch the elastic enough to gather the hem but still allowing your baby’s legs to freely move. Do the same for both sleeves. This will give the t-shirt a puffy effect.
- With the black felt, cut out shapes for the jack o’ lantern’s eyes, nose and mouth.
- Sew those on or attach them with fabric glue.
- With the green felt, cut out triangles and affix them upside-down around the collar. If you’re ambitious, you can make a stem head piece with cardboard and green felt.
- Cut a circle from the cardboard and cover it with green felt. Make a stem and hot-glue that on top the circle.
- Attach elastic that can secure the head piece to your baby’s head.
A word of caution: put this on your baby just long enough to take a photo of your baby because your baby will pull it off and you don’t want your baby to get a hold of the elastic.
Charlie Brown Halloween Costume
This is perfect if your baby boy still has very little hair.
- You will need a yellow short-sleeve t-shirt and black felt.
- On the felt, cut out two strips of about 2″ wide, each as long as the width of the t-shirt. Cut each strip into the iconic zig-zag design. Sew or glue the strips to both sides of the t-shirt.
- Pair the t-shirt with a black pair of pants.
- For the finishing touch, use an eye-liner and draw a curly line above your baby’s forehead that represents Charlie Brown’s hair.
- Look at a cartoon image if you’re not sure what that looks like. Then, draw two eyebrows above your baby’s eyebrow line.
A Money Bag Halloween Costume
This is great if you dress up like a robber and your baby like a bag of loot.
- You need a pillow case, black duct tape, and elastic.
- With the duct tape, cut out pieces that you can assemble into a big dollar sign on the pillowcase.
- Cut two holes in the pillowcase for baby’s arms.
- Cut out a piece of elastic that’s long enough to go around your baby.
- Insert this elastic through the pillowcase opening so the opening can gather above the baby’s shoulders.
- Then, dress up as a bank robber and carry your baby loot around.
Whatever Halloween costume you make for your baby, be sure there are no small loose parts that your baby can put in his mouth.
DIY baby costumes should not be accessorized by any long ribbons. Stitching should be secure. Your baby should be able to move around in the costume comfortably.
Be sure to take lots of pictures because memories like these come only once in a lifetime