Heading out for a fun, festive Halloween this year? If so, you’re probably looking for some great creative costume ideas for your baby or toddler!
We know you don’t have a lot of spare time these days – really, what parent does? So we’ve chosen only the easiest and most adorable costume ideas from around the web to inspire you – none of them require anything more complicated than a hot-glue gun. Happy Halloween, everyone!
1. Dobby the House-Elf
This costume is pure genius for the Harry Potter fan in all of us – simple, comfortable for your little one, and oh, so very cute! All you’ll need is a flesh-coloured hat (the leg of a pair of tights would do in a pinch), plus a bit of felt and a length of cotton fabric. For bonus points, give your little one a sock to clutch...
2. Movie usher and popcorn
If your baby is still most comfortable in a front carrier, this costume is a definite go-to! Just hot-glue some popcorn onto a baby hat and make the ‘popcorn box’ out of red and white felt. Simple, cosy and incredibly adorable...
3. Snuggly sheep
If you’ve got access to a dark-coloured hoodie sweat suit or onesie, a hot glue gun, a bit of black felt and a large packet of cotton wool balls, this is your costume, hands-down. Your toddler will be toasty warm all evening, and you’ll get to cuddle the softest little trick-or-treater on the block... what a bonus! (You could add a bit of black face-paint on that little nose, just for extra added cuteness...)
4. Mummy’s little spider
This is another terrific way to use your baby carrier to your advantage... just stuff a couple of pairs of black tights and attach in the appropriate places to create an adorable spider, complete with his own web!
We’re not ashamed to admit that this genius idea made us squeal a little bit. Accessorise a matching babygro and hat with bright-coloured sponges cut into triangles, and the most adorable costume in the neighbourhood can be yours for around a fiver!
7. Rainbow fish
It’s a classic children’s book for a reason – and this simple costume will let your little one take the starring role! Just glue overlapping layers of flattened rainbow cupcake liners to a red sweatshirt to form the “scales” - a stocking cap with ‘gills’ and ‘fish eyes’ completes the look. (via www.realsimple.com)
7. Rapunzel, Rapunzel...
This costume would take a bit more effort to pull off, but we think the work would be well worth it for such an amazing result! (For best results, get the tallest person in the family to play the ‘tower’...)
8. Not-so-scary tarantula
Yes, we know – this makes two spider costumes in our list ... but seriously, what says “Halloween” better than a spooky arachnid or two? This outfit is perfect for a crawling baby – and best of all, it’s easy to make! Just buy three pairs of black tights and a black long-sleeved babygro... bonus points for adding the extra googly eyes on the headband! We guarantee at least a few double-takes at your party if your little one shows up in this costume...
9. Baby Grandma
If you have a little one who’s just started toddling everywhere, this might just be your perfect costume... complete with a walker! A ball or two of grey yarn for the granny wig, a cute cardi-and-skirt combo, and some PVC pipe to glue together and paint silver, and voila! You’ll have the cutest granny in the neighbourhood! (via costumeworks.com)
10. Little yellow duckling
Toddlers will adore this costume, and you’ll love how easy it is to make! All you’ll need is a yellow shirt and tights (or sweats), a yellow baseball cap, a pair of wellies and a yellow feather boa, plus a couple of large black buttons and a hot glue gun. Just prepare yourself for a lot of running around and quacking! (via www.realsimple.com)
Happy Halloween, everyone! We’d absolutely love to see all your wonderful costume pics on our Facebook page – and in the spirit of the season, the most creative will get a special treat!