Your baby's first Halloween only happens once, and you're probably looking for ways to make it as memorable and, you know, historically accurate as possible. If you're looking for costume options that veer away from the standard pumpkin or bunny, then look no further than these American Girl doll Halloween costumes for babies. Believe it or not, the dolls are the perfect inspiration, not only because they'll be relatively the same size as your baby, but because they offer a fresh (and non-offensive take) on American history.
With dolls beginning in the Revolutionary War era, to Victorian times, to post-Civil War era, to modern day, there are many options to choose from — each as diverse as the time period they're based on. Each doll is based on a fictional girl who is meant to act as a role model and inspiration for today's girls, and getting a head start while your daughter is still a baby isn't a bad idea. As a reminder, because some of these costumes are specific to certain cultures, it's important to be aware of Halloween costumes and cultural appropriation when you're putting these looks together.
Like any historic replication, some of these costumes will be harder to create than others. You may have to search thrift stores, buy items made to be collectibles, or mix and match from pieces you have on hand. Either way, these American Girl doll-inspired Halloween costumes are sure to set your baby's first Halloween outfit apart from the rest.