DIY Old Lady Baby Costume

by | Sep 15, 2019

Make a simple old lady baby costume this halloween. Follow the steps and have a costume ready in no time to get all the attention on your sweet little baby.

Brielle celebrated her 1st Halloween when she was 3 months old.  I didn’t want to go too crazy on a costume, because she was still basically in newborn clothes and I knew she would be sitting in a carrier the whole time anyway.

I got some inspiration to do a DIY old lady costume. With a few things we had around the house and a trip to Hobby Lobby, she ended up with a great costume.

Here is my simple tutorial on the essentials to make your own baby old lady Halloween costume.

Make a simple old lady baby costume this halloween. Follow the steps and have a costume ready in no time to get all the attention on your sweet little baby.

What you need:

Make a simple old lady baby costume this halloween. Follow the steps and have a costume ready in no time to get all the attention on your sweet little baby.

Baby dress & cardigan

Carter’s makes a lot of these sets which can be bought at any of their stores or Target, Kohls, Walmart, wherever Carters brand clothes are sold.

Make a simple old lady baby costume this halloween. Follow the steps and have a costume ready in no time to get all the attention on your sweet little baby.

Knee high socks or leg warmers

I ordered leg warmers from Amazon, but even basic socks would work.

Tight knit hat

We use the tigh knit hat from the hospital, given to us to take home after birth. They worked great! However, if you don’t have one of those, you will just need a hat that stretches.

Tip: You want to make sure that you stretch it out to the max while you’re gluing because otherwise it will stick too much and not expand over her head.

Make a simple old lady baby costume this halloween. Follow the steps and have a costume ready in no time to get all the attention on your sweet little baby.

White or Grey Pom Poms

I used 1-inch poms and thought those were a perfect size.  Cotton balls would work well also.

Hot glue gun

To glue the pom poms onto the knit hat.  Make sure they are close enough together, but spread out the hat so it doesn’t stick.

Make a simple old lady baby costume this halloween. Follow the steps and have a costume ready in no time to get all the attention on your sweet little baby.

Mardi Gras Beads

To tie/glue on to the glasses frame. You should able to find these at a dollar store or party store.

Baby glasses

This was the hardest to find that would fit on my baby’s face.  I didn’t want to buy expensive glasses just to pop out the lenses, so these ones I found at a dollar store and they are child/adult size.  They are a bit big, but stayed on for the most part over the wig since it was much bigger.

These are a great pair of glasses to try on your baby. It’s hard to find a small enough pair for a young baby, but these should work well.

Make a simple old lady baby costume this halloween. Follow the steps and have a costume ready in no time to get all the attention on your sweet little baby.

I added a little coffee mug for the photoshoot and you could add shoes as well. It would probably be easier if your baby is a little bigger and can sit up. Enjoy costume making!

For more costume ideas, check out my post on 28 Amazing Family Halloween Costumes and 13 Disney-Themed Family Costumes for more ideas.

Hi I’m Marissa!

A mom of two little ones, here to provide some relatable experiences, tips, and tricks to the joys and challenges of pregnancy and childbirth through raising babies and toddlers.  Read more about me here.