You may not have packed your bathing suit away yet, but it's already time to start thinking about Halloween costumes. If you have a baby, you might not be quite ready for trick or treating, but you're not off the hook. It's pretty much required that you dress your baby in an adorably embarrassing costume and take a ton of pictures for family and friends. If you want to get your baby in the Halloween spirit, but don't have the time or energy to go crazy, you could use a few ideas for some easy Halloween costumes for babies.
Right now, you're probably running on very little sleep, and don't have the time or the brain power to come up with a creative costume for your baby. Fortunately, it doesn't take much effort to make your already cute baby look even cuter in all of your Halloween pics. The stores are full of baby-friendly costumes that can double as pajamas when they're tuckered out after all of the fun. And if you can't make it to the store, you probably already have things in your own house that can make an awesome DIY costume.
Check out this list of ideas of totally adorable baby Halloween costumes and start getting yourself and your baby into the spirit. After all, this may be one of the last times you have any creative control over their costume.
A pair of overalls, a flannel shirt, and a bandana. If baby will cooperate, you can even try adding a hat. The best part about this costume idea is that pulling him along in a wagon is totally part of the concept.
2. Biker Dude/Dudette
A bandana, jeans and a pint-sized Harley-Davidson T-shirt can turn your little sweetie into a totally tough biker in no time. If you want to take it to the next level, use a makeup pencil to draw on a little facial hair.
Make your own crayon costume with an easy to execute DIY idea. Dress your little one in a onesie or pants and a top in your favorite color. Finish it off with a pointed hat made of card stock.
You can turn your little one into the most adorable octopus in the ocean. Start with a onesie and tights. Then stuff eight old socks and place them around your babies waist to create tentacles.
Baby jeans, a checkered shirt and a tiny cowboy hat are all you need to create a cowboy costume this Halloween. If she'll tolerate it, you could finish the look off with a pair of baby boots.
6. The Boss
A button down shirt, a clip-on tie, and a pair of khakis will turn your baby into the guy you're always asking for a few days off. Wait, your baby probably already is that guy.
If you've got leftover boxes, you can make a cool LEGO costume. Cut out circles in card stock and paint the whole thing in a colorful hue. Everyone will think your baby is awesome.
Every little girl loves fairies. Accessorize a tiny leotard and tights with a tutu and a pair of wings that you can purchase from a costume or craft shop, and your baby will be ready to start granting wishes all over town.
9. Olympic Gymnast
Your baby might not be ready for the Olympics, but that doesn't mean that he can't dress the part. Dress him in a pair of sweats in red, white, and blue. You can even make a gold medal for his neck. A mom can dream, right?
A recycled box can be turned into a funky futuristic robot costume with a little imagination. Start with a onesie or pajamas in black or gray. Then paint your box with lots of fun gadgets and gears.
You can transform your adorably plump baby into a mere skeleton with very little effort. Most department stores will have skeleton pajamas available this Halloween season for babies of every size.
If you are all out of creativity, try a mummy costume. All you have to do is wrap your baby up in white sheets or bandages. Just make sure to leave his face free for all of the photos.
13. '80s Workout Instructor
Your baby hasn't been around long enough to have an opinion on '80s fashion, and that's probably a good thing for you. An '80s fitness instructor is an easy DIY costume for your baby. All you need is colorful onesie and tights, a pair of leg warmers, and a sweatband to complete the look.