Halloween is just around the corner! The practices of this special occasion originated in Celtic paganism in the British Isles, where locals believed that it was the time when ghosts and spirits came out to haunt. The only way to appease them would be to give out treats.
Some of these fundamentals are still seen in modern-day Halloween celebrations, particularly collecting candy and chocolate, otherwise known as Trick-or-Treating. Nowadays, Halloween is just as much of a celebration for children as it is for adults. You're never too young or old to dress up and eat candy until your stomach turns!
With Halloween just days away, we thought it'd be fitting to look into some of the cutest costume ideas for babies and toddlers. We all know what it feels like to have to pull a Halloween look together at the last minute. Usually, all the good costumes and props are gone! But that's why we're here to help. Hopefully, these 20 costumes will help spark some inspiration before October 31st. The possibilities are endless! If you can think it, you can make it. Below we've got adorable toddlers dressed as food, movie characters, and animals. There are no limits to what moms can put together for Halloween this year!
20 Need An Extra Hand, Mom?
Moms are always saying how they could use an extra hand around the house for chores or to carry groceries. In this case, however, mama's got eight extra hands on her baby! This spider is one of the cutest Halloween costumes we've ever seen.
It's a nifty way to keep the baby warm and in-tune with the Halloween spirit at the same time.
The extra googly eyes are a nice touch and seem to mimic the exact expression on this baby's face. Priceless!
19 Spinach Does The Body Good
Wouldn't it be a miracle if one day mom woke up and her baby loved eating vegetables? Babies need their greens just as much as adults do, but getting them to actually eat it is the tricky part. If all else fails and the airplane trick doesn't work anymore, there's always Popeye. This cartoon character is all the proof we need that eating spinach is good for us, and this baby is really fitting the role appropriately with this fake anchor tattoo, pipe, and sailor hat.
18 She's Aliiiiiive!
The bride of Frankenstein is very much alive and looking prettier than ever! This Halloween costume is the perfect blend of cute-meet-spooky. It's pretty rare to see a baby or toddler dressed up as a horror movie icon, so we're totally living for this Bride of Frankenstein look -- the only thing that's missing is green face paint, but that may be unhealthy to the skin of someone so young. If there are any scary-movie-lovin' moms out there, consider choosing Dracula or a werewolf costume this year!
17 Does Halloween Fall On Taco Tuesday?
Be right back, currently Googling the closest Taco Bell and Chipotle.
This baby dressed as a taco (with a side of guacamole, chips, and a drink) is the cutest little thing ever to be wrapped in a tortilla.
We especially appreciate the touch of tinfoil on the bottom to make it realistic. If any moms out there are thinking about doing this, all it takes is a beige wrap, a matching hat, and a few touches of green and red for the lettuce and tomato.
16 Snug As A Bug In A Rug
If bugs were this cute in real life, we'd never have to call pest control. These twins dressed up as a ladybug and bumblebee for Halloween a few years ago. For an extra touch of cuteness, their mom added a squeaky toy inside their shoes so it made a little noise whenever they walked around. This is a handy way to keep track of kids when families take them out Trick-Or-Treating. If moms don't hear the squeaking anymore, their child has wandered too far.
15 The Hungry Caterpillar Eats Candy
The Very Hungry Caterpillar is a children's picture book originally published in 1969. On its journey, the caterpillar bites into classics like apples and strawberries, eventually leading into more unconventional foods like salami and Swiss cheese. It's no wonder that the hungry caterpillar in this picture likes chocolate and sweets, too!
The ingenuity of those green flotation devices is beyond impressive.
From the looks of this child's smiling face, he/she must have that pumpkin basket filled with delicious treats!
14 Gru And His Minion Off To Steal The Moon
Did anyone know that Gru and his minions are on the loose? We love Halloween costumes inspired by pop culture. These boys were inspired by the Despicable Me franchise, about a supervillain and his loyal army of yellow minions. The films were so successful that they launched a ride and theme park at Universal Studios. A minion costume might be harder to find, but the only thing Gru needs is an all-black outfit with his signature striped scarf.
13 Luigi And Mario: The Dynamic Duo
Name a more iconic duo. Go on, we'll wait. Separating Mario and Luigi is like eating a peanut butter sandwich without any jelly, or eating a plate of spaghetti without meatballs. You can't have one without the other.
For mothers with two or more children, it would be a cute idea to dress them up as characters from Mario's world, like Bowser, Princess Peach, and Yoshi.
Want to go a step further? Design a toy car for Mario and the gang using cardboard.
12 Super Bowl Sunday Doesn't Get Cuter Than This
What jersey is that? It doesn't look like the Dallas Cowboys uniform or the Houston Texans. You know what? It doesn't even matter because these NFL toddlers are so stinkin' cute dressed up as a football player and the actual football. This family really went all out for Halloween. From the cleats to the costumes to the face paint, it's so easy to tell what this older brother and younger sister are. There's nothing worse than when someone can't guess your Halloween costume.
11 Off To Hogwarts!
Harry Potter costumes will never go out of style -- and there are so many characters to choose from! This mother decided to dress her baby up as Harry from Gryffindor House.
You can tell by the red and yellow scarf he's wearing, the round glasses, and the thunderbolt on his forehead.
There's no way this baby is going home without a pumpkin basket full of candy. If all else fails, he can always cast a spell on people to satisfy his sweet tooth.
10 Cutest Creature In The 100 Acre Wood
Winnie The Pooh and Piglet are the cutest pair in the 100 Acre Wood. Drawing inspiration from the Winnie The Pooh books and movies, mom went out and bought a pastel yellow onesie and a red T-shirt. The Pooh lettering makes us laugh because it feels like it has a double meaning. You know, babies poo a lot LOL. A color onesie is a great way to dress a baby up for Halloween while keeping their diaper in-check and secured. No muss, no fuss.
9 This Baby Looks Like A Fun Guy, Get It?
We have a whole lot of fungi jokes up our sleeve for this occasion.
Why did the Fungi leave the party? Because there wasn't mushroom. Why did the mushroom get invited to all the parties? Cause he's a fun guy!
Okay, we'll stop -- but be prepared to listen to some bad or tired jokes from strangers this Halloween if a mushroom costume is involved. That toy caterpillar on this baby's chest is a nice extra touch along with the grass bottoms.
8 We Can Both Do It!
This matching mom-and-daughter costume was inspired by the "We Can Do It!" poster produced by J. Howard Miller in 1943. At the time, it was considered an inspirational piece to help boost worker morale during World War II. It's taken on a new meaning for female empowerment since then. If men can get the job done, so can women! This mom is setting an amazing example for her daughter. One day she'll look back at this photo and find the true meaning behind it. Also, we can't get over how cute that baby bandana is!
7 Our Hearts Are Full -- Of Sushi!
Stop everything you're doing. This Halloween costume needs your undivided attention. Today published an article about Ryan Nakashima’s triplets and the inspiration behind their sushi costumes.
“My wife's Japanese and it's a North American tradition,” he told the outlet.
“There are not too many fun things to do at [that] age, and for us, this was a break from our daily routine.” As a graphic designer, mom had no trouble putting the sushi pictures together. All she needed was a printer, glue, cardboard, and tape.
6 Maybe He Doesn't Want To Build A Snowman
Not feeling your Halloween costume this year? Don't worry, you're not the only one. Mom had the bright idea to dress her children up in Frozen costumes, which probably sounded like a dream come true for her daughter (dressed as Elsa). But for her son, it was an entirely different story. It looks like he wasn't digging his costume as Olaf, the talking snowman. But in our humble opinion, Olaf is one of the funniest characters from Frozen. He's Elsa's best sidekick!
5 Very Clever, A Baby Dressed As An Old Lady
Oh my goodness, we are living for this cotton ball hairdo!
Isn't it crazy how babies and elderly folks can look the same age sometimes?
It's probably because of the scarce hair and teeth. This mom decided to play that concept up for Halloween, dressing her daughter in a headscarf and reading glasses around the neck. The adorable costume aside, we can't get over this baby's happiness over her chocolate! Look at the way she's gripping it and smiling. Someone had a very successful Trick-Or-Treat outing!
4 The Force Is Strong With This One
Dressing up as Princess Leia is so bittersweet now! For those who don't know, actress Carrie Fisher passed away in 2016, but she'll forever live on in the hearts of her fans. This baby girl knows what we're talking about!
Princess Leia is one of the original female icons in film. She represents freedom, independence, and fierceness.
This baby girl is rocking her signature hair buns and a lightsaber. They didn't have pink colors in the movies but we like that it adds an extra touch of cuteness and femininity.
3 Just Another Member Of The Wolf Pack
If you're familiar with the movie The Hangover, you've probably wondered, "What is Alan doing with a baby?" This character sparked so many Halloween costume ideas but now the baby is having its own moment to shine. To all the fathers out there with a newborn, this could be your dream costume. It's funny and easy to put together if you've got the right aviator sunglasses. Just make sure mom trusts that you won't wake up in a trashed hotel room in Las Vegas the next day.
2 Tom & Jerry Would Be So Proud
This is pure genius! Not only is the mouse and cheese pairing incredibly cute, but this is also a convenient way to carry the children around. It's a simple wagon with a handle and a cardboard mouse trap on top.
We can almost guarantee that these parents won't be hearing, "My feet hurt" from their toddlers on Halloween night.
Instead, it might be mom and dad who need to rest their legs after towing the kids around town for candy. Oh, sorry, we mean cheese. Mice eat cheese.
1 Is That Really A Six-Foot Sub?
Since when is "cute baby" on the Subway menu? We knew you could build your own six-foot sub at this place but we never expected it to come with a crib. We tried looking for Subway baby blankets online but none of them come with this exact logo, which makes us think mom had to eat a bunch of sandwiches in order to save up this many wrapping papers. Imagine the dedication! This baby's blanket is trademarked!
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