If you have a long tradition of rocking terrifying Halloween costumes, that doesn't have to change when you become a parent. There are tons of creepy halloween costumes for babies sure to delight any fan of the grotesque. Because chances are, your offspring will enjoy the spookiness as much as you do. Well, once they're old enough to understand what the holiday is all about.
Of course, most baby Halloween costumes tend toward the cute side of things. And why not? Tiny puppy dogs, fairies, and pumpkins will always be celebrated. But it takes a special kind of parent to introduce a baby to the creepier side of Halloween right away, and I appreciate the dedication. Seriously: if you dress your kid like a haunted baby doll, then we should probably be friends, because you are an awesome human.
Whether you want to go lightly unnerving with a werewolf costume, or full-on freaky with a mummy bunting, there are plenty of choices for the parents who like the darker side of the holiday. Hey, your kid's already cute: why not pop him in a skeleton onesie to make your friends and family a little unnerved for the evening? It's all in the spirit of the holiday.
1. Haunted Baby Doll
Dress your baby in antique styles for a creepy vintage look. Start with an organic baby gown, then add a woven infant wig for more of a dolly flair. Bust out the keepsake baby rattle if you have one to complete the effect.
Seriously: there are plenty of gown and wig combos you could use for this getup. For inspiration, check out the list of antique dolls that will kill you in your sleep, courtesy of Buzzfeed. Just don't expect to sleep well for the next week or so.
2. Skeleton Child
This is perfect for any healthcare worker's child. Begin with a micro staph romper, then add some green baby pants. A collection of sick day plushes, featuring the common cold, cough, cavity, sore throat, and ear ache complete the look. (Please note: the plushes are designed for children aged 3 and up, so supervise very young kids around these toys.)
4. Zombie Baby
5. Mini Frankenstein
6. Tarantula Baby
8. Scary Clown
9. Ouija Board
10. Mummy Baby
11. Terrifying Gnome Child
12. Witchy Baby
13. Very Superstitious Baby
If your baby will be 13 months old this October, you're kind of obligated to use this costume. Get a lucky thirteen romper, some black cat baby pants, and an open umbrella baby hat. It's cool: your baby's cuteness is its own good luck charm.
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