Halloween costumes for babies and toddlers
What’s cuter than a baby bee on Halloween? A baby pirate? A roly-poly pumpkin? Or perhaps a toddling Elvis? Whatever character or creature costume you choose for your youngest trick-or-treaters, we know it’ll be a huge Halloween hit. — by Shannon McCarthy
Bing | Pumpkin
Nothing looks better peeking out of a pumpkin costume than a chubby, round baby face, which is why this particular getup remains a Halloween fave. Babies get the bunting treatment, while toddlers wear onesie-styles or dresses for their gourd giggles.
Bing | Monster
Nope, nothing truly frightful here: This breed of Halloween costume is brightly colored, super-cute and perfect for your little monsters. The most popular are polka-dotted full-coverage costumes topped with googly-eyed, fuzzy-haired hoods.
Bing | Pirate
Your junior marauder will be ready for the high seas (or at least a voyage in the stroller) when he or she is done up in pirate king or pirate princess style. Big gleaming buckles and adorably rakish head scarves – or even more elaborate pirate hats – complete this costume style.
Bing | Vampire
We're familiar with teething rings, but fanging rings? This Halloween, even the youngest nippers can get in on the popular vampire costume trend. These styles feature jumpsuits with black, red and white color schemes, and sweet little detachable capes with stand-up collars.
Bing | Witch
A timeless costume favorite for tiny trick-or-treaters, the witch shows off lots of magical Halloween spirit without being too scary. Candy corn witch getups are especially sweet, with fluffy tutu skirts, a bright orange color scheme and precious pointed hats.
Bing | Shark
Tots can stir up their own little sharknados this Halloween in costumes that really make a splash. Kids’ jumpsuits and onesies go gray and white, and some sport non-skid traction on feet bottoms. Our fave part is the big open-mouth hood that lets junior peek out in fearsomely funny style.
Bing | Bee
Oh, honey! Baby buzzy bees are the most irresistible insects on Halloween: Even newborns get leg-and-foot-covering bunting bee getups for fun. And lots of these winged creature costumes feature full leg coverage in toddler sizes as well, making it a great choice for chilly October weather.
Bing | Bunny
Wee rabbits rule the dress-up holiday, especially for parents who want their kids done up in a Halloween style that skews cute with no spooky vibe. So soft, so irresistibly huggable, some of these super-plush costumes come complete with an oversized “carrot” rattle.
Bing | Bat
Babies and toddlers take flight this Halloween in a classic costume that’s sure to drive everyone, uh, batty with happiness. Of course all variations include those important little wings, plus most of the smaller-size bodysuits feature snaps for super-easy diaper changes.
Bing | Dragon
Who is this mythical beast that inspires such, well, “awwww”? It's your little dumpling, dressed as a dragon, complete with intricately detailed spines, wings, teeth and claws. But those spiky bits are as soft as can be, so junior stays more fleecy than fierce.