Homemade Baby Halloween Costumes:
Easy Step-to-step guide

Are you looking for baby Halloween costumes for your little one? You have come to the right place!

There are three options available for you: Buy one, re-use your older child's costume or make one at home. All three are implementable depending upon your circumstances. If you want to go for some unique Halloween costumes, you can definitely use  your creative and DIY skills. Let's help you a little...

Puppy Dog Baby Costume:

Things you'll need:

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  • Black marker, glue and scissors
  • White full-sleeved shirt (ideally skin-tight)
  • White tights (or trousers)
  • White P-cap (baseball cap)
  • Black and white felt
  • Optional: 2 black buttons and 1 small black pom-pom (If you can't manage these, don't worry; you can always use a marker instead)

How to make it:

  1. Using the black marker, draw spots on the shirt and tights.
  2. Cut two white and two black (identical) ears from the felt. (You can first cut a sample ear using an old newspaper or cardboard and then use it as a stencil to cut the actual felt ears.)
  3. Using the glue, stick the ears on the cap.
  4. Stick identical black buttons at the place of eyes and a small black pom-pom for nose. For newborn Halloween costumes, draw the eyes and nose instead of sticking the buttons to make it safe for your baby.

Your homemade baby Halloween costume is ready! *woof woof*

Baby Octopus Halloween Costume:

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Things you'll need:

  • 4 pairs of leggings (ideally stripped or spotted to give it a funky feel)
  • A waist-band (you can take it out from an old pajama)
  • A (plain) hat and two little pom-poms to make eyes

How to make it:

  1. Stuff the three tights with stuffing (old socks, soft cloth, etc.) and attach them on the waist-band. Make the baby wear the fourth pair to complete her 8 legs.
  2. On the hat, make eyes using either a rolled fabric (you can take it out from the top of the stuffed tights) or make them by marking dots in the center of the white pompoms.
  3. Your easy homemade baby Halloween costume is ready!

Kermit the Frog Halloween Costume:

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Things you'll need:

  • Black marker, glue and scissors
  • 2 white pompoms (or ping-pong balls to make eyes)
  • Green bodysuit (ideally one size bigger) with hood
  • Light green felt

How to make it:

  1. Cut 6-8 identical triangles from the felt. You can first cut a sample triangle using an old newspaper or cardboard and then use it as a stencil to cut the actual felt triangles.
  2. Using glue, stick these triangles in the form of a garland around the neck of the bodysuit, as you can see in the picture.
  3. For eyes, mark black dots using the marker in the center of the white pompoms. You can use ping-pong balls or stick black buttons to make eyeballs - whatever your imagination and availability of things allow you to do.
  4. Your little Kermit-the-frog is ready!

Strawberry Newborn Halloween Costume:

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Things you'll need:

  • Black marker, glue and scissors
  • Red bodysuit (ideally one size bigger) and red tights
  • Green hat (preferably woolen)
  • Green felt
  • Soft pieces of clothes, scarves or socks for filling.

How to make it:

  1. Cut 6 leaf shapes from the felt. You can first cut a sample leaf using an old newspaper or cardboard and then use it as a stencil to cut the actual felt leaves.
  2. Using glue, stick these leaves onto the hat, as you can see in the picture.
  3. Mark small dots on the bodysuit (to make strawberry seeds).
  4. Stuff soft pieces of clothes,scarves or socks (whatever is available) in the bodysuit and hat to give a plump effect.
  5. Now put your baby in red tights or pants and your Halloween baby is ready!

Other Halloween Ideas:

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Newborn Halloween Costumes: For newborns, food can be the best inspiration and Halloween idea - primarily because like food, newborns don't roam around (ideally food should never move!).

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If your newborn baby girl or baby boy is just few months old, swaddle him using a beige cloth (to give it the impression of a wrap). On a hat, stick food toys like tomatoes, lettuce, etc., (that you may find in the sibling's toy-box); and your yummy baby-wrap is ready for his very first Halloween or Costume party!

P.S. A mustache would look cute if you want to make a newborn costume for a baby boy.

Lion Baby Costume: Take a beige hooded-jacket and trousers. Buy two mop-heads and stick them together on the hood. Use 2 orange felts to make small ears and also stick them on the hood. Orange or brown socks worn on the shoes would give a cub's foot effect. Your little lion is ready to roar in his impressive baby Halloween costume.

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