What's cuter than a baby dressed up for Halloween? This year if you're stumped for ideas, take inspiration from the 10 most popular baby Halloween costumes.
These winners have stood the test of time and have helped many a frantic mom make a costume at the last minute.
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Every little lady wants to be a princess at some point in their lives. A baby dressed in a ballerina costume complete with a tutu and tiara is one of the most popular ways to go. Add a dime store magic wand with other little items you might use as fairy tale favors and you've got yourself a fairy princess.
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Have a particular princess in mind? Go for it! There are tons of Disney Princess costumes out there and you will never run out of princess-related items to add to the costume.
Cinderella, Snow White, The Little Mermaid, Jasmine (Aladdin), Belle (Beauty & the Beast), Fiona (Shrek)
The popular "melts in your mouth, not in your hand" costume is adorable! Every year you can find baby M&Ms being wheeled or carried around for Halloween treats. And it's no wonder - it's such a cute idea! You can either buy a pre-made M&M costume, or make it yourself by dressing baby in all one color and placing an M on her with felt.
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This is one of the easiest costumes to make (or find), and you really don't need too much to throw it together. If you want to make a cute alteration to the costume, try using glow-in-the-dark fabric paint for the "M" for nighttime trick-or-treating.
Everyone loves a dog and when it's a baby dog, it's even cuter! To make a puppy costume, take a hoodie and add floppy ears to it.
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You can also add spots and a tail all made in felt. It's up to you if you'll do the eyebrow pencil brown nose or not, as face paint doesn't really go over well with fussy babies.
Other optional details might include a puppy tail, a ball, or place a clean puppy bed in their stroller for a bonus accessory and a place to put Halloween treats!
Hand in hand with the puppy costume is the kitty costume. You can turn any outfit that's fuzzy into a kitty outfit. Put pointy felt ears on a headband and you've got yourself a cat.
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There are also some charming kitty costumes for baby that you can purchase ready-made.
Other items you might include are: a tail, a ball of yarn, and/or lasagna (if you want to go the Garfield theme).
There are numerous famous cats that you might be able to mock-up as well. Put your thinking cap on and see what you can come up with!
What adult wouldn't love to look back at pictures of them at Halloween dressed as mini-Superheroes? They just look so cute! Super Baby is a popular choice for baby Halloween costumes.
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It's easily accomplished with a red onesie and a felt cape and a yellow "S". Babies look so adorable in this costume, and it's not uncomfortable for them to wear.
Other options include Flash, Spiderman, Batman (or woman), and other popular heroes.
Your little pumpkin needs a costume, and is it that easy? Yes! And a baby dressed in a pumpkin costume is a guaranteed photo opportunity.
The store bought costumes look best as they bulge out at all the right places to create a plump little pumpkin. Add some green tights for the legs and baby is pinchably cute!
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Too late to get to the store? Borrow an older child's orange shirt and stuff it with kleenex or some other soft/plush filling. As long as it's not irritating to the baby for the night, it will be a great option for the little one!
Don't forget to bring a matching snack-o-lantern pumpkin to carry the goodies.
Lasso up the kids, and round up the babies. This inspired costume goes way back to the olden days. If you have older children, this is another chance to pull together the whole theme. Dress them up as old-age town citizens and let your imagination run!
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Have a dog? Dress him up too and bring him along for the fun. Put together a horse and buggy contraption or just dress the dog as a horse and most people will get the point.
The little man in the family will be so charming in a rodeo getup! Pint sized chaps, a red bandana and cowboy hat make this an easy costume to do. Optional items might involve a cowboy hat, a beard/mustache, a toy gun, a lasso, or even a flannel article of baby clothing. Include a stuffed pony and you've got a real winner!
Variations of the bug include the red and black ladybug and the yellow and black bee. Crafty moms have been creating these insect costumes forever.
It's easy to do yourself with a plain yellow or red onesie and some black felt. Figure in antennae with black pipe cleaners and dyed cotton balls on a headband.
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Or if you'd rather go to the store you can find darling versions and save yourself the work.
Green is the color of the day, so why not dress baby in the color head to toe? A pea costume is easily accomplished with an all green outfit with some felt circles glued on, but the store bought version of this costume is out of this world adorable.
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Got twins? The options are endless. Dress the stroller as a pod and your babies as peas for the legendary 'two peas in a pod'! Another idea is to dress them both in light green and a dark green hat for each.
A mop head and some food coloring will easily create the mane for a baby lion. An alternative to this might be brown yarn, which might be more accessible depending on the household.
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A set of feet pajamas in tan or brown will make a cute body. If you'd like to add ears, you can attach felt or pipe cleaners to a headband, you can also temporarily stitch them onto a hood. You can also easily make a tail with felt or fabric.
But when it comes down to it, the baby lion costumes in the store are even cuter and don't cost much for such a darling effect.