Cute and Adorable Newborn Halloween Costume Ideas

Halloween is probably one of your favorite holidays when you were still a kid. You remember dressing up as a ghost or even your favorite hero and collect as many candies as you can. Now even your little ones can join in the spirit of the holidays with different types of newborn Halloween costume that they can wear.


Costumes are Not All About Fashion

Before you can choose and buy what type of costume you think fits your little one, you should remember these few tips that I know will help you out. Remember that your baby’s costume must not just be cute and adorable but should also fit into these reminders below.

  • It should be comfortable and breathable

There is nothing worse in a newborn Halloween costume than being itchy, stiff and uncomfortable. You will end up with a fussy and crying baby for the rest of the day. So make sure that you check if the costume is:

  1. Fitting snuggly to your baby
  2. Without any tag or material that can cause itchiness
  3. Lightweight and not too thick

Having a costume with these factors in mind will make your baby enjoy his or her first Halloween event. In addition, you will get to enjoy how adorable your baby looks especially if they are well relaxed while wearing their costumes.

  • It should not be too complicated

Some costumes tend to have a very complicated design. They can have too many zippers, or ties, or ribbons, or even holes. These can make your baby uncomfortable for many reasons. But one of the major reason for their fussiness is that they are being handled too much while they are being dressed up that they get irritated because of it. So make sure to look for a costume that has the following traits:newborn Halloween costume

  1. Easy to Slip on
  2. Easy to Takeoff
  3. Has only one zipper, Velcro or minimal buttons
  4. Has a similar design that is comparable to a onesie

With a costume designed to have as simple and plain function when worn will surely allow your child to feel relaxed and comfortable all throughout the day. It will also be a great lifesaver when you need to change your baby’s diaper because you can easily remove and dress them up in it.

  • It should be made of good quality materials

Choosing a good quality costume must also include good quality materials. Do not buy costumes with fabrics that are too stiff that your baby can’t move as freely as they would want to. Try looking for costumes made of cotton, polyester or even corduroy that are also available of cotton fabric.

  • It should look appropriate for you baby

Look for a newborn Halloween costume that matches their age. If you are a fan of gory and weird Halloween costumes, do not add your kid to your motif. Babies should wear adorable and cute costumes because that is what fits them. In addition, having them wear a more complicated costume will bring them discomfort and irritation.

  • It should not cost too much

Costumes are indeed a tad more expensive than your usual baby clothes. The reason behind this is because they are specially designed for a particular purpose and that is to make your little ones stand out. But a pricey costume does not necessarily mean that its quality is fitting for your baby. This is where you use your keen eyesight and find a good quality costume made of “baby friendly” material that will not put a hole in your pockets because of its price.

Great Newborn Halloween Costume Designs to Choose From

Now that you have a clear idea of what to look for, your next step is to pick the costume theme you want your baby to wear. In all honesty, the list of choices are endless and they will overwhelm you. But not to worry, if your baby is celebrating their first Halloween then you need to start with a simple yet imaginative costume project. Here are some examples that you can choose from.

Knitted Costumes

Knitted costumes are such a fad nowadays and I can clearly see why. Not only is it made of a lightweight material, but it also allows movement, comfort and “easy wearing” for both your little ones and yourself. You can choose from these different variations of knitted costumes.

  1. Headgear or Wig Style Caps
  2. Cute Onesies
  3. Matching Headgear, Mittens and Booties
  4. “Full Body” Knitted Costume

Animal Themed Costumes

Animal themed costumes are always a crowd pleaser. I mean, who can resist a baby wearing a penguin, bear or even a lion costume? If you are not yet decided on what animal your baby will be portraying, then you can add these suggestions to your list:

  1. Elephant
  2. Tiger
  3. Pig
  4. Worm
  5. Ladybug
  6. Rabbit
  7. Lion
  8. Penguinnewborn halloween costume hero

Heroes VS Villains Costumes

You can also try out a hero or villain costume for this Halloween. Your baby can either be the awesome hero or the naughty villain for one day. Of course, keep in mind that you should choose a “child-friendly” themed costume for this option. Here are some options to choose from.

  1. Cute Marvel or DC costumes
  2. Pirate Costume
  3. Fireman, Policeman and other “real life” heroes

Twinning Themed Costumes

There are two ways that you can enjoy the twinning themed costumes. It can be a great idea for baby and parents. If you have twins, then this is the perfect choice for them as well. Let’s have a quick rundown on what you can expect for each “twinning” option.

My Baby and Me

You and your baby can make the perfect twinning tandem for your baby’s newborn Halloween costume. You can be the dynamic duo of your Halloween event. Here are some innovative ideas for the two of you.

  1. Baker and cute cupcake
  2. Japanese Chef and a Sushi roll
  3. Mini-me costume (what you wear will be your baby’s identical costume)

Twin Love

If you have twins then it is a dead giveaway that you want to dress them in matching clothes. Costumes are no exemption to this rule as well. Here are some creative ideas for your twin tykes’ newborn Halloween costume.

  1. Ketchup and Mayonnaise bottle
  2. Salt and Pepper shaker
  3. Two Peas in a Pod
  4. Mix up their usual outfits so they dress up as each other
  5. Hotdog and hotdog bun
  6. Thing 1 and Thing 2

Fairy Tale Costumes

If you want your baby to be beautiful and elegant or handsome and dashing for Halloween, then why not pick a fairy tale themed costume for them. You cannot go wrong with a prince or princess costume. Listed below are some examples of these magnificent costumes:

  1. Prince or Princess
  2. Knight
  3. Fairy or Pixie
  4. Cute Maid
  5. King or Queen
  6. Mermaid or Merman

When you decide to choose this type of costume, you need to pay particular attention to the fabric that they apparel will use. Keep in mind the tips that I mentioned beforehand and make sure that the fabric is soft, comfortable and baby friendly.

Movie Marathon Costumes

Movie characters are also a favorite among those who let their babies wear costumes. The list of these movies is endless as well. You can even choose a character from your favorite movie for your baby’s costume. All you need to do is to use your imagination so you can create a miniature size of your character’s costume so that it can fit your little ones. Some famous movie costumes are:newborn Halloween costume skeleton

  1. Star Wars Themed costumes
  2. Kiddie Movies (Disney Characters)
  3. Box Office Movies

Food Trip Costumes

Babies in cute food costume will definitely make you hungry to hug, cuddle and kiss them. These cute costumes can also be comfortable and easy to wear because of most of its designs that are usually onesies or simple slip-on. Try checking these examples of famous food costumes:

  1. Sushi
  2. Cupcakes
  3. Cakes
  4. Pineapple
  5. Strawberry
  6. Apple
  7. Pie
  8. Pizza
  9. Banana
  10. Watermelon

There are definitely a lot of newborn Halloween costume that you can choose from. But you must always keep in mind that it should be stylish, imaginative and most importantly, comfortable for your baby. So before you go and buy your little one’s costume, plan beforehand. Make sure you have a clear idea of what you want them to wear. This will definitely save you time, effort and added stress when picking the best costume for your baby.

Edana Patricio

First time mom to a beautiful three year old daughter. I am very open to new, fun ideas and ways on how to take care of my child. I also believe that "kids are way smarter than what we give them credit for."

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