Baby Costumes for Halloween

It’s your baby’s first Halloween—a milestone you’ll remember for years to come, especially if your little one has an unforgettably cute outfit to wear! These days, there are almost too many newborn and baby Halloween costumes to choose from, so making your decision isn’t always easy. To help you out, we surveyed our Pampers Parents and compiled a list of what they love, including reviews for the top 10 cute baby Halloween costume ideas.

Safety Considerations When Choosing a Baby Halloween Costume

Before you go shopping, here are some important safety tips when it comes to choosing a Halloween costume for your newborn or baby.

Sizing and Quality

  • Choose a costume that is the right size for your baby, as an oversized costume can become a tripping hazard.

  • Ensure that buttons, snaps, and pompoms are securely attached as these can turn into choking hazards if they become loose.

  • Beware of scratchy appliqués, elastic bands, and labels, which can be uncomfortable for your baby or irritate your little one's skin.

  • Avoid outfits and costumes that are made of loosely knitted material (sweaters, booties, and hats) as the fabric can trap your baby’s fingers or toes.

  • Avoid clothing with poorly or loosely sewn seams, which could cause entanglement.

  • Ensure that your baby’s shoes fit properly, are suitable for outdoor wear, and aren’t a tripping hazard.

Costume Accessories

  • If you decide to add accessories to your baby’s Halloween costume, ensure that they won’t endanger your little one in any way. Avoid items such as a necklace that could become a choking hazard, anything that ties at the neck (such as a cape), or a toy sword or wand that may have sharp edges.

  • If your child's costume includes a hat, make sure it fits properly and doesn't slide over their eyes.

  • Avoid masks, which can interfere with your baby’s ability to see and breathe. They may be produced with plastic containing harmful chemicals such as phthalates or paints containing lead.

General Safety

  • Inspect all baby or newborn Halloween costumes for unraveling thread, which could get caught around fingers or toes (this can include checking socks inside and out) and trim any dangling thread.

  • Choose costumes (including any accessories like wigs) that are made with flame-resistant materials like nylon or polyester.

  • It’s a good idea to add reflective tape to your baby’s costume, especially if you’re going trick-or-treating, as this can add more visibility as it gets dark.

  • Keep car safety in mind when dealing with baby Halloween costumes. It’s best not to buckle your little one into the car seat while they’re wearing a costume. The safety straps may not fit properly due to the extra padding and fabric. Instead, put the costume on once you get to your destination.

  • Generally, avoid any outfit or costume that seems unsafe or uncomfortable for your baby, even if it’s super cute and will only be worn for a couple of hours.

10 Best Halloween Costumes for Your Baby

Now that you know which safety precautions to consider, let’s get to those super cute Halloween costume ideas for your sweet baby! Thanks to thousands of Pampers Parents who voted on the best Halloween costumes, we’ve compiled reviews to help you decide which outfit will be perfect for your baby as you celebrate this holiday:

1. Carter's Baby Girls' Little Unicorn Costume

Why pick this one? Dress your newborn or baby in this adorable unicorn Halloween costume. It’s made with soft microfleece and lined with polyester jersey, which will keep your little one warm if you're trick-or-treating on a chilly autumn evening. The machine-washable costume has a three-piece design with a zippered front, which makes it easier for you when dressing your baby. A few Pampers Parents, however, pointed out that the polyester filling can get a bit lumpy.

Highlights: This Halloween costume is a great choice for babies because it’s very comfy. It comes with a soft, jersey inner lining and a no-pinch elastic waist.

Price*: about $29.90 on Amazon.com

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2. BeQeuewll Unsiex Infant Baby Boys Girls Halloween Pumpkin Costume

Why pick this one? Now your little pumpkin can actually be a pumpkin on Halloween—a jack-o'-lantern to be exact! This costume includes a tunic with a mock pinafore, hat, socks, and pantaloons. Many Pampers Parents liked this costume for its classic Halloween feel for both baby girls and boys. The costume is hand-wash only, but this might not be a drawback if it’s only used once, or occasionally. A pack of pumpkins would be a cute family Halloween costume idea, or one with just Mom or Dad and baby! Since the costume is so voluminous, it’s best that your baby doesn’t wear it while seated in a car seat.

Highlights: The costume is gender neutral, and you can even save it for another Halloween, use it for another baby, or lend it to a friend. Price*: about $14.99 on Amazon.com

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3. Fun World InCharacter Baby Lil' Monkey Costume

Why pick this one? Your little monkey can look almost like a real monkey in this whimsical design! The lined, one-piece Halloween costume is zippered, so it’s easy to put on and keep your baby girl or boy warm. Pampers Parents preferred a one-piece costume versus a costume with multiple pieces. Plus, this one has leg snaps for easy diaper changes. Matching, skid-resistant booties are included to complete the monkey ensemble, though you don’t have to put these on if you don’t want to. This Halloween costume can be both cute and funny, as your little baby is sure to get smiles and giggles! The one negative is that the costume can only be hand-washed.

Highlights: The hood isn’t removable, but you can put it down if your little one doesn’t like wearing hats! And even without the hood, the costume still looks like a cute monkey. Price*: about $44.07 on Amazon.com

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4. Spooktacular Creations Deluxe Baby Lion Costume Set

Why pick this one? Your little king of the jungle will make you swoon when you see them with this adorable mane! This five-piece set includes a zippered jumpsuit with snaps at the legs, two lion booties for the feet, a lion head with a fluffy mane, and even a plush zebra toy. Every lion needs a friend, after all! This Halloween costume can work well for either baby boys or girls, and it’s made with nontoxic materials tested for safety. Animals are always a hit! Other ideas for baby Halloween costumes with an animal theme include cats, dogs, sharks, birds, and other jungle creatures.

Highlights: Pampers parents couldn’t get enough of this costume! Of all the baby Halloween costumes on the list, this one got the most oohs and aahs. Price*: about $40.00 on Amazon.com

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5. YuDanae Baby Girls Princess Romper Dress with Headband Outfit Costume

Why pick this one? Treat your little princess to nothing but the best with this costume. It’s made with a combination of cotton and polyester so it can work well in warmer temperatures. However, the cotton-polyester fabric may not be flame resistant, which experts tend to recommend for baby Halloween costumes. The costume features snaps on the back and bottom for easy dressing. The patterned red sleeves, yellow tulle skirt, red bow around the waist, and red bow headband complete the royal look! It’s the perfect Halloween costume idea for baby girls and any princess lovers in your family! Keep in mind that if the weather is cooler, then you may need to add leggings or tights to keep your little one’s legs warm. The costume is machine-washable on the cold cycle, and you can even stick it in the dryer on a low setting—it’s the only costume on this list that can be machine-dried!

Highlights: The dress doubles as the perfect outfit for a themed party, special occasion, or holiday photos. Price*: about $22.99 on Amazon.com

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6. Disguise My First Disney Mickey Costume

Why pick this one? If you’re a fan of Mickey, you’ll love this officially licensed Mickey Mouse costume. The jumpsuit includes easy-to-use snaps, a headpiece, and a detachable tail. For safety, you may wish to detach the tail. It’s a padded costume, so if you’re traveling by car, it’s best to dress your baby in the Halloween costume after you’ve arrived at your destination and not when they’re in a car seat. Pairing Mickey with Minnie or others is a cute Halloween costume idea for Mom, Dad, baby, or the entire family!

Highlights: The costume features 100% polyester velour, so it’s super soft. Price*: about $15.00 to $37.24 on Amazon.com

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7. Carter's Baby Halloween Costumes, Llama

Why pick this one? It seems that wherever you look, llamas are in style, so why not dress your baby in this llama costume for Halloween? The three-piece outfit consists of a long-sleeve T-shirt, leggings, and the zippered llama fleece, which is made from soft polyester microfiber. The llama even has a flower in her hair, as well as pretty eyelashes, which makes this outfit all the cuter. You may want to remove the zippered llama jacket portion of the costume before placing your baby in the car seat.

Highlights: The costume is machine washable, so you can just pop it in the wash with ease. Price*: about $27.85 on Amazon.com

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8. Harry Potter Infant Baby Boys' Costume

Why pick this one? If you’re a Harry Potter fan, you can’t go wrong with this adorable and officially licensed little Hogwarts costume! With this printed jumpsuit, you get all the “accessories” without any discomfort or risk. The gray jumpsuit is tagless and meant to look like a school uniform with a crest and scarf printed on. You’ll also get a detachable black cape made with polyester velour for extra softness. It has a red lining inside the hood and a crest on the back, just like Harry Potter’s school robe! You can reuse the costume for themed birthday parties or playtime.

Highlights: The costume is made with breathable material, so although the cape is thick, it won’t make your baby too hot. Price*: about $19.99 on Amazon.com

9. MICHLEY Unisex Baby Animal Costume

Why pick this one? Kids love animals, and this super cute MICHLEY baby Halloween costume comes in several options. Choose from a panda bear, cow, fox, pig, tiger, mouse, owl, zebra, and more! All come in a zippered romper-style and a hood that you can easily lower. Made with high-quality flannel material, this costume is extra cozy for your little one, and it shouldn’t irritate the skin. A front safety zipper comes all the way down and under for easy diaper changing, and the hands and feet have elastic cuffs to make sure there’s no tripping. You can definitely use this baby Halloween costume more than once. It works for playtime or themed parties, or even just snuggling at home while reading a good book.

Highlights: This costume is machine washable but also features tight stitching to prevent fraying or tears. Price*: about $18.99 to $23.99 on Amazon.com

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10. Tonwhar Infant and Toddler Animal Cosplay Costume

Why pick this one? Made with kid-friendly materials (including high-quality, breathable flannel), this adorable baby Halloween animal costume won’t irritate your little one’s skin. Choose from several styles, including a dinosaur, unicorn, raccoon, giraffe, and more. Super soft and cozy, this costume is perfect for chillier climates. A cute animal hood sits atop your baby’s head, but you can easily lower it as needed. It’s a bit bulky, though, so plan on layering for the car ride, as you don’t want your little one wearing it while buckled into the car seat. This animal romper is machine washable in cold water, so you don’t have to worry about cleaning or the costume losing its shape. It’s so cozy that you can easily reuse this romper for cuddling, playtime, parties, or just for fun.

Highlights: The zipper runs down the entire middle and under the back so you can easily get your little one in and out without much fuss. Plus, it makes that inevitable diaper change much easier! Price*: about $19.99 to $23.99 on Amazon.com

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The Bottom Line

Choosing the perfect costume for your baby boy or girl’s first Halloween is special and a lot of fun! Just remember to prioritize safety when choosing a Halloween costume and dress your baby once they get out of the car seat. We hope these cute Halloween costume ideas make the choice for your newborn or baby a bit easier! Take lots of photos and enjoy the fun; Halloween and other holidays are cherished moments you’ll want to remember in your baby’s first year.

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