What’s cuter than a baby in a costume? I don’t really think there’s anything more adorable! Check out the ideas below for a ton of DIY baby Halloween costumes to dress up your little one this fall.
It can seem difficult to dress up your infant if they’re still a ball of mush, but there really are so many fun ideas! Incorporate whether your baby is a crawler, stander, or just lays on their back. You may even be able to dress up their wagon, stroller, or baby carrier into their costume!
Spending a lot of money on a Halloween baby costume doesn’t make a lot of sense. They don’t remember, and chances are they’ll cry halfway through wearing it!
Instead, try your hand at DIYing an easy Halloween costume for babies. Here are some of my top picks!
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40+ DIY Baby Halloween Costume
Check out all these Baby Halloween costumes that you can make yourself! With all the ideas below, you should definitely be able to get some inspiration and most of the costumes have a DIY tutorial that will be easy to follow! Enjoy!
If you’re making an old lady costume for your baby, you definitely need a floral dress cardigan set, for starters. I love the way crocheted knee high socks look on chubby little baby legs too! To make the wig, I used 1-inch white poms (cotton balls would also work) and glued them to a tight knit cap. For the knit cap, I actually used her newborn hat from the hospital.
Are you an Elvis fan? Sew Much Ado offers a full tutorial to show you how to create this costume. You’ll need a base white sleeper or white jumpsuit to get started plus plenty of rhinestones to bedazzle it!
Take a look at these photos and basic instructions for this no-sew ghost costume using white fleece, black felt, and fabric glue, and then create something truly unique with your own flair.
80s Workout Babies
Babies + 80s workout = elite level of DIY baby Halloween costumes.
I mean, is there really anything better than those 80s workout videos our parents used to watch? These are definitely funny baby Halloween costumes and easy to put together. Grab onesies, a wide headband, leg warmers, and you got yourself an exercise outfit!
See the full tutorial by Cocos Caravan.
Chick Fil A Cow
How adorable is this little baby cow (or calf)?! Grab a simple baby cow costume and make your own Eat More Chikin sign and you have an easy baby Halloween costume.
This is a great costume for a baby who’s not yet on the move. Have an extra box of orange cuties? Stick your little one in there with an orange onesie, orange cap, and blow up some orange balloons.
Look how adorable this costume is! It’s easy to make and requires NO sewing. You need a yellow onesie, white felt, and plenty of liquid stitch.
Check out the full tutorial by Lines Across.
Little Cloud No Sew Costume
Don’t worry if your sewing skills are lacking; Hello Central Avenue offers an easy DIY no-sew cloud costume tutorial. It’s easy enough for beginners to put together. Plus, it’s so darn cute!
Using cottons balls, some black felt, and all over black pajamas, you can make a DIY baby lamb costume. View the whole tutorial on Make-It-Love-It.
The Little Mermaid
For a DIY mermaid costume for your baby, make a wig by crocheting a beanie onto a yarn piece. When creating the top, sew elastic sequin fabric into three separate pieces, two for the arms and one bigger piece for bodice and connect them at the underarm. For the tail, use about a 1/2 yard of netted blue sequin fabric with some stretch in it. Check out full tutorial here.
Mouse in a Mousetrap
It’s a great idea to incorporate a transporting device for your baby’s Halloween costume since they’ll be wheeled around the whole time they’re trick-or-treating. This Mousetrap was made out of Birch wood, sponge for the cheese, and painted PVC pipe with irrigation tubing for the coil. All of this was rested on a wagon with a mouse costume to top it off.
Baby Cotton Candy Costume
Cotton candy is a favorite treat for kids, so pay your homage to a delicious favorite. This baby Halloween costume idea is so fun and easy to put together with a hot glue gun, pink spray paint, and polyester batting.
Get the full tutorial from A Joyful Riot.
Of course you can buy an Olaf costume for your baby which would go great with an older sister Elsa! For a DIY Olaf costume, use some white and orange fleece, black felt, and a brown under shirt. View full tutorial here.
This is a simple DIY baby costume. Using a full green fleece onesie, attach some pieces of white yarn for the cactus spikes. Add some felt flowers to complete the costume.
For this DIY Gnome costume, gather simple materials like an over-sized sweater, a pair of bulky pants high boots, red and white felt, big buttons, and an old belt.
Jack Jack from the Incredibles
Such a simple costume idea for the Incredibles. Simply put your baby in a red footed pajama outfit and a cheap, black eye mask. You can also add the Incredible logo on the front of his shirt with either a sticker, iron on label, or make it yourself with felt.
A sweet little pup like this one will be a heartbreaker this Halloween. View the full tutorial to make this plush puppy here.
How adorable! Make a gumboil machine baby by gluing colorful 1″ poms onto a tight knit hat (like the ones from the hospital), a red onesie, black pants, and black and grey felt to iron on.
Baby Pua from Moana
The little baby pig Pua is even cuter on this sweet baby. Use a white cap, onesie and grey felt to make the spots.
Lobster in a Pot
Going with a Little Mermaid family theme? Your baby can be Sebastian in the pot or any old lobster in a pot. Grab an adorable lobster baby costume from Amazon, a pot, and you can be the chef!
Turn your baby into a circus lion with this DIY tutorial here.
How sweet is this Dippin Dots Costume for a wee bitty baby?! It’s perfect for a little one who can’t sit up yet so they can be held in this container the whole time. Glue extra large poms around a small pot and get the Dippin Dots logo on the outside.
Make a simple baby costume with a yellow onesie and black felt. Pair Snoopy with your little one and you have an adorable Charlie Brown!
You can find a simple football onesie for your baby on Amazon. Pair it with some football socks and a little brown cap and your child will be the perfect little football this fall.
You may have most of this gear at home. Grab your baby a flannel, jeans, and a knit cap. Then use some brown or black makeup to draw on some scruff or dirt on his face.
Harry Potter Hedwig the Owl
Is your family a bunch of Harry Potter geeks? Now is the time to start early by creating a Hedwig the Owl costume. Make Life Lovely shows you a full tutorial – it’s a no sew tutorial! – that even beginners can figure out. Just make sure you have plenty of those cute white craft feathers.
You can find a superhero onesie on Amazon. Pair it with red pants and some fabric for a cape and there’s your super baby!
What a cute little goofy! You can DIY thuu ig s costume with a yellow onesie, yellow cap, and black felt for the ears.
Spaghetti and Meatballs
Cabbage Patch Kid
Isn’t this just the cutest idea? And, you can keep your baby in the stroller, making it the perfect choice if you have a toddler or older kids to chase on Halloween along with a baby to bring with you. You can see the full tutorial for this Cabbage Patch Halloween costume.
It doesn’t get much easier than this! Of course you can find baby pumpkin costumes everywhere, but if you want to get creative, you can do it yourself. Grab an orange onesie, green knotted top cap, and black felt. You can style the jack o lantern face exactly how you’d like it.
Beauty and her Beast
Beauty and the Beast is a classic Disney movie, and it’s one of the most common costumes. If you need something easy for your baby, grab a Belle inspired costume for infants. It doesn’t get much easier – and cuter – than this!
Who doesn’t love Tacos? This costume is fun to DIY, but you also can grab a ready to go Tiny Taco Costume for infants. Put your little taco in a stroller and enjoy trick or treating with your family!
The argument over whether or not candy corn is the superior fall candy is always heated. You can share your love of candy corn by dressing your baby up in this adorable candy corn outfit. It’s easy to DIY by sewing together layers of colored felt, but if you’re feeling anti-DIY, grab it ready to go.
There isn’t much cuter than a chubby baby dressed up like Pooh Bear. Grab a yellow sleeper, a yellow hat, and a red shirt. Then, use stick on felt letters to spell out Pooh!
I hope you enjoyed these adorable DIY baby Halloween costumes. Let us know in the comments if you tried any of them! Happy Halloween!
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