Easy Halloween Costumes for Baby

Halloween is one of my favorite holidays. I remember my mom spending a lot of time making our Halloween costumes and they were always unique and fun. I can’t wait to do the same for my little guy! I don’t necessarily have the time (or talent) to hand make a costume, but I do want Aiden to have something original and more special than a store bought costume. An easy Halloween costume is a must.ย  Plus, I hate spending money on something he will only use for a few hours. This year, I had a ton of ideas for what to dress Aiden as, in the end, I settled on a minion.

Here are some ideas if you are still looking for easy Halloween costumes with reusable pieces that your baby will be able to wear again.

Minion from Despicable Me

The Minion costume was really easy. First, I purchased a crochet minion hat. There are a ton of them on Etsy. I got mine from Maiwear and received it within a week. I love this because Aiden can use it during the winter. For the outfit, I had a pair of denim overalls (because what baby boy doesn’t have denim overalls) and a yellow long-sleeve bodysuit.ย  It was hard to find a plain yellow bodysuit so I figured the overalls would cover the message on this one! I found a graphic of the minion symbol which I will print out and put on the overalls. Black moccasins and black gloves round out the Minion costume.

Want a matching parent costume? Have dad dress up in a black suit and he can be Gru.

Sully from Monsters Inc.

Sully was a close second for Aiden’s Halloween costume. I already had a Sully hat that we got at a craft fair earlier this year. Here is one on Etsy.ย  I found this Sully sweatshirt on sale at Babies R Us and these sweatpants with Mike Wazowski on the side, which I thought was perfect, especially because each of the pieces is reusable. One thing to note is thatย  they are sold out online so you should contact your local store to make sure they have these in stock. If not, these light blue leggings would work too!

Yoda from Star Wars

I actually thought about this one a little late. If I didn’t already have the supplies for the minion I probably would dress Aiden as Yoda. I mean, how cute would it be if Dan dressed like Luke Skywalker and carried baby Yoda in the Ergo ๐Ÿ˜†

This costume is super simple. All you need is brown footie pajamas, a white sherpa hoodie, and a Yoda knit hat. If you don’t want to do footie pajamas, you could also do this kimono wrap bodysuit (so Star Wars) and pants.

Do you hand make your costumes or go with store bought?ย  Let me know what your littles will be this year!

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About Melissa

Hi, Iโ€™m Melissa! I am a mama to my baby Aiden Milo (born November 2015), and a police wife to my husband Dan. I started this blog because, after having Aiden, I quickly learned that exhaustion and baby brain causes you to forget some of the er-lovely (sometimes horrible and sometimes wonderful) details related to the first several months of raising a baby. Considering we may have more kids in the future, I want to document everything we do, so we remember what worked the first time around, and hopefully help other first time mamas along the way!
  • Tasheena N. Womack

    So many adorable ideas! Thanks for sharing ๐Ÿ™‚

    • Melissa

      Thank you Tasheena!

  • Tineke F

    These hats are awesome!!

    • Melissa

      I think so too Tineke!

  • Lindsay Katherine

    This is WAY too adorable and a totally manageable costume!

    • Melissa

      Thank you Lindsay. I definitely wanted something easy.

  • These ideas are adorable! I’m dying over the hats!

    • Melissa

      Thank you! They are cute right? I love that they can be used all winter too.

  • Lilies + Lambs

    Such adorable ideas! Can’t wait for Halloween with the mini ๐Ÿ™‚


    • Melissa

      Thank you! I am excited too!

  • Samantha

    These are so cute! I haven’t even started on my son’s costume because he’s 4. He’s changed his mind about 50 times in the past week.

    • Melissa

      LOL that’s the advantage of having a baby, I get to choose for now!

  • Haylee Cater

    These are SO stinking cute!

    • Melissa

      Thank you Haylee ๐Ÿ™‚

  • Jenni Laplow

    Easy costumes, and they’re all super cute! I agree with you about not wanting to spend money on a costume they’ll only wear a few hours!

    • Melissa

      Thank you Jenni!

  • Ashley Markwood

    Oh my goodness – such cute ideas! i need to get working on London’s costume – I think we’re going with a Giraffe ๐Ÿ™‚

  • Meg

    Love how simple these costumes are. I usually make costumes for my kids (it’s a fun creative outlet for me, and I just love seeing their faces when I’m able to bring their imaginings to life), but for little ones, it’s nice to keep it simple. I totally want to get my family to do a group Star Wars costume…I’ve always wanted to be Leia. ๐Ÿ™‚

  • Dani Adams-Barry

    Very creative and easy ideas to accomplish. Especially considering toddlers wont settle for all the bells and whistles that come with other costume sets. I find that keeping it basic is best. Great costume ideas!

  • Brittany Muddamalle

    I love the hat idea! So cute and you can use them all week!

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