Top Halloween Choices – Baby Costumes
–By Emily S.
Baby costumes might be the most fun parents have at Halloween – a baby is happy with anything so long as they are warm. You have the freedom to choose pretty much any costume you like! Here is our pick of baby costumes to help you out this Halloween. From princesses to monsters to cartoon characters, we have plenty of costumes for your little one! Our baby costumes are adorable and warm, and guaranteed to make your baby the star of Halloween.
Is this your first Halloween with your baby? No need to be nervous, we have you covered! Check out our safety tips for a fun, safe Halloween for everyone. These are also great to keep in mind if you have older kids!
While you ponder your choice of baby costume, here are some interesting facts. Some might think Halloween is a commercial holiday. While this may be true today, the customs of dressing up and trick or treating actually have a very rich history. Celebrations of Halloween, All Hallow’s Eve, or Samhain, take their roots in ancient Celtic and pagan folklore.
People have been dressing up their children for All Hallow’s Eve for years. Initially, the tradition stems from the belief that spirits, ghouls and other beings roam the earth. Celtic peoples would leave food and offerings and go from door to door, usually asking for food or liquor. People would dress up and beg for “soul cakes”, money or food, according to accounts from as early as the 16th century. Halloween truly became a children’s holiday in the early 20th century: in 1911, in Kingston, Ontario, there were reports of children dressing up and going around the neighborhood. The first Halloween costumes, as we think of them, were made mostly for children. Honor the tradition with one of our many wonderful baby costumes!
Pick #1 :Snow White
Dressing your daughter up in a classic Snow White costume is fun! Did you know she is Disney’s first princess? Take that, Elsa! This sweet little dress will make your little lady shine just as bright as she should. Something tells me a Sleepy, a Sneezy and a Dopey would be easy to come by at the local playgroup too… Snow White Infant Costume
Pick #2 :Prisoner
Check out this little hustler! This prisoner outfit is an impossibly cute option for your little tyke. With its matching cap and wildly realistic tattoo sleeves, who could possibly say no to this miniature convict? “Give me all your money or I’ll poop!” Check out the Time Out Prisoner Baby Costume.
Did you know that the word “gladiator” is latin for the word “swordsman”? Neither does this guy! He looks pretty happy either way. Complete with a headpiece and wrist cuffs, this little jumper will have your miniature gentleman melting hearts from Rome to Rio! Shop Gladiator baby costumes at Oya!
Pick #4 :Poodle
Transform your miniature lady into the world’s cutest miniature poodle! This sweet little pink romper comes complete with a matching headpiece and booties. Plus it’s super warm, in case your little tyke is interested in going trick-or-treating for poodles and poodles of fun! Find the Poodles of Fun baby costume here.
Pick #5 :Cow
This piece is just udder-ly adorable! The one-piece with feet comes with a cute hat, bedecked with ears and horns. Cozy Cow is perfect for any tyke to fall asleep in on your shoulder while you trundle along from door to door with your little ones. And when this little cow gets grouchy and is no longer a-moosed, you can carry them up to bed and tell them “Darling, it is pasture bedtime.” Check out the Cozy Cow baby costume here.
Pick #6: Elmo Costume
Is Halloween going to be cold this year? Dress up your baby appropriately with this warm Elmo costume. Not only is it soft and warm, this red plush costume is absolutely adorable. Perfect for trick or treating, or just for cuddling up to you at home! Check out our Elmo costumes for children too: maybe their brother or sister can dress up in a cute matching costume!
Pick #7: Dino costume
This dino is anything but scary! Your baby is going to love this little costume… and so will you, because it’s so darn cute! This green and purple dinosaur costume features a hood and little booties to keep your baby all covered up this Halloween!
Pick #8: Unicorn Baby Costume
Give your baby the most magical costume of all this year with the Magical Unicorn Baby Costume! This fluffy, white and pink unicorn costume features cute little hoof booties and is guaranteed to bring a whimsical touch to your Halloween. Even if your little one falls asleep while trick or treating, this costume will keep him cozy and give him sweet dreams.