Halloween is finally here again, a holiday cherished by children around the country. And celebrating your baby’s first Halloween is a momentous occasion indeed, as well as a great chance to get creative and adorable! Just think, when your little one is all grown up, you’ll be able to share hilarious and cute photos of their first spooky costume. To help you get creative and maybe inspire some ideas of your own, here are six easy costume ideas you can make yourself, for your baby’s first Halloween.
- Baby Biker
Creating a tough lil’ biker costume is one of the easiest and cutest costumes for Halloween. Start with a black tank top or sleeveless Harley Davidson T-shirt. If you can’t find one, simply print out the logo and tape it to the front of the shirt. Add a bandana, a goatee and some tattoos with a sharpie, and you’re little one will be looking tough in no time.
- The Dalai Lama
Turning your baby into his holiness is also a surprisingly easy and sweet Halloween costume. The Dalai Lama is bald of course, so there’s nothing you need to do there. Just add a pair of baby eyeglasses, and some dark red and yellow towels, and you’ll baby will look much older, and much wiser. Note: Creating a little Gandhi follows the same steps, but with a white sheet wrapped around your baby.
- Baby Potter
Who doesn’t love Harry Potter? The trick with creating a little Harry just requires a white shirt, a mini sweater vest, and some rounded eyeglasses. And of course, drawing a little lightning-shaped scar completes the outfit.
- Mini Spider
A cute but spooky spider is another adorable Halloween costume everyone will love. Start with a black onesie, preferably with a hood. Then comes a bit of handy craftwork. Create 4 more legs with any black material, even leggings, and fill them with a fluffy material to give them some body. Sew on the extra legs and voila! Your very own sweet and scary spider.
- Mario & Luigi
Costumes of Nintendo’s biggest stars, and a huge part of many of our childhoods, are a totally easy Halloween quick fix. This works well with siblings or twins, and involves getting some cute little blue overalls, red and green, long-sleeved shirts, and a matching hat. The hats are easy enough to find, create or decorate, just make sure the signature ‘M’ and ‘L’ are visible across the top. Then, draw in a thick Italian moustache on each character, and you’ve got everybody’s favorite plumbers.
- Baby Skeleton
Turning baby into a little skeleton is both cute and creepy, and easy-peasy. First, get a black onesie for your baby, then, paint or stick bones to the outside of it. Fill a squeeze bottle with acrylic white paint, and draw your bones on. The more accurate it is, the better it’ll look!
Creating your own Halloween costumes is a fun and inexpensive way to spend quality time with your baby. If you continue the tradition, you’ll be establishing valuable memories in your little one’s mind, bringing the whole family together.