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15 DIY Halloween Costumes for Babies

Whether you’re helping a friend make something for their little ones, looking at ideas because you’re a parent for the first time this year or a new parent again, or just looking for ideas for your friends’ kids and youngest relations, browsing just how many ideas there are out there for DIY baby Halloween costumes is more fun than you might think! It’s also a lot easier to actually put into action than it sounds. We’ll be trick-or-treating with a whole crew of kids who haven’t even celebrated their second birthdays yet, so we’ve been on the lookout for baby Halloween costumes like crazy!

Do you love the idea of making one of the babies in your life an adorable homemade Halloween costume just as much as we do, if not more? Check out these 15 fantastic ideas, designs, and tutorials that we’ve come across so far in our search for inspiration and guidance.

1. No-sew baby owl costume


Are you feeling totally intent on the idea of making your littlest kid an adorable DIY Halloween costume but you actually don’t have any experience sewing, so you’re feeling skeptical that you have the skills it takes? In that case, we’d absolutely suggest taking a look at how Girl Loves Glam made this fantastic baby owl costume with felt feathers without having to sew a single thing!

2. Fluffy twink from Rainbow Bright


If you’ve ever been a fan of co-ordinated costumes for couples and groups of friends then we’d definitely be willing to bet that you’re also the kind of person who can’t wait to do matching costumes with your kids! While they’re still too young to recognize characters very well is the perfect time to do a few inspired by the things you like until they’re old enough to pick their favourite things. That’s why we thought this very 1990s costume idea from Pink Suede Shoe where you dress like the main character of the kids’ show Rainbow Bright and make your bambino look like one of the fluffy little twinks from the show was so stinking cute.

3. Felt and fabric flower costume


Are you looking for an idea that’s quite simple and easy for your baby to wear but you’re not afraid to do a tiny bit of hand stitching, even if you’re not exactly a professional costume maker? In that case, especially if you liked the idea of how easy it is to work with felt, we’d absolutely encourage you to take a look at the way Your Wishcake shows you how to cut out and a sew the shapes for a stem and leaves onto a simple baby onesie, to be paired with an easy DIY flower embellished headband! Your baby is officially a blooming blossom.

4. DIY baby Thor costume


Just in case you loved the idea of making a baby costume that is also a funny pop cultural character reference but you’ve always been more of a comic book lover than a 90s cartoon kind of person, here’s an idea we think you’ll love! Take a better look at this tutorial from Life Sprinkled With Glitter to see how simply they made this adorable baby Thor outfit in just a few steps.

5. DIY baby cotton candy



If you’d rather steer away from spooky things, animals, and characters, then maybe you’d get along a better making your little sweetie look like, well, something sweet? We’d absolutely suggest taking a look at how easily Craft With Confidence put together all the pieces to make an adorable baby cotton candy costume in just a few simple steps.

6. Simple DIY baby Groot


Are you actually super pressed for time around Halloween and you already know you’ll barely have time to get a costume together, but you’re still feeling intent on putting some creativity into it rather than just buying a pre-made thing from a store? In that case, we’d definitely suggest taking a look at how Handmade With Ashley made this simple but to the point baby Groot costume.

7. Baby cupcake costume


Did we really catch your attention when we started talking about the idea of making a cute baby costume that’s modelled after a sweet treat of some kind but the cotton candy concept we showed you earlier just doesn’t quite appeal to you? Then maybe you’re more of a baked goods person! We love this tutorial from Coolest Homemade Costumes that teaches you step by step how to turn your baby into an adorable DIY cupcake, complete with a pink liner and sprinkles.

8. Baby mushroom with a caterpillar


Did we almost catch your attention when we started talking about the idea of making a cute baby Halloween costume that’s plant or nature inspired but you’re just not sure the blooming flower idea we showed you earlier is quite what you were hoping for? Then perhaps you’d prefer to check out this tutorial from Wispy House that shows you how to turn your baby into a funny little toadstool complete with a little caterpillar pal!

9. Sock monkey baby


Do you live in the kind of place that is already rather cold by the time you’re out trick-or-treat so you’ve been scrolling through our list hoping to come across an idea that will be nice and warm and that you can layer toasty clothes underneath to keep your baby warm? In that case, we think you simply must take a look at the way Grosgrain Fab turned their little one into a sock monkey!

10. Baby black sheep


Just in case you’re still not over the idea of making a costume for your baby that makes them look like an adorable baby animal but you also haven’t found the one tutorial that really makes you feel decided yet, here’s another one for your consideration! Check out how I Love to Create made this awesome fluffy sheep costume in a way that’s shockingly easy.

11. Easy baby sushi costume


Maybe the basic concept that has caught your attention the best so far on our list has been the idea of making a baby costume that is made from an embellished baby onesie, since you already have so many of those? In that case, especially if you’re a total foodie, we’d absolutely suggest taking a look at how The Cheese Thief made this funny little baby sushi costume that’s nice and quick to put together.

12. Layered scale baby fish


Do you actually have a little bit of costume design experience up your sleeve, so you’ve been browsing through our options hoping to come across an idea that’s every so slightly more challenging than some of the things you’ve seen so far? In that case, we think you just might be the perfect person to give this adorable baby fish costume with layered scales a try! Find out more about how it was made on See Vanessa Craft.

13. Tweedle Dee and Tweedle Dum costumes


Whether you have twins yourself or just a friend or family member with a baby around the same age as yours, here’s a fantastic double costume idea that’s perfect for trick-or-treating in twos! Check out how The Cheese Thief simply outlines the process for making these hilarious little Tweelde Dee and Tweedle Dum costumes from Alice in Wonderland!

14. DIY penguin


Of course, we couldn’t possibly sign off this list without giving you at least one more cute animal inspired costume, could we? This particular tutorial from Make It, Love It is actually one of our very favourites because it’s both warm and simple. It’s actually also inspired by the dancing penguins from the movie Mary Poppins, which we think is very cute indeed!

15. Baby robbery money bag


Are you actually still thinking about how much you loved the idea of making you and your baby some kind of coordinated costume idea that goes together, but you just haven’t seen the one that convinces you yet? In that case, we’d absolutely suggest taking a look at how Do It Yourself Divas dressed like a robber and made their baby this hilarious homemade money bag costume! You’ll look like you robbed the cutest bank in the world.

Have you made other fantastic DIY baby Halloween costumes before that looked absolutely adorable but that you don’t see here on our list? Tell us all about what you created and how you did it or link us to photos of your finished work in the comments section!