One of the most exciting things about having a baby is getting to choose their first Halloween costume. As parents of older kids know, it’s not long before your little one will want to choose their own All Hallow’s Eve disguise, opting for a Paw Patrol or Bubble Guppies costume. You can find the perfect Halloween costume for your baby, Mom, and Dad in that first year.
Some parents plan their first family costume way ahead of time (*ahem* guilty), some choose multiple and hope they have more than one occasion to dress up for (guilty again), and some are so caught up in the new baby haze that it’s almost Halloween before they even notice it’s October yet. And hey, there’s no shame in that. The first few weeks and even months can be a nightmare.
That’s where these ideas come in. If you haven’t had time to think about your family of three’s costume yet, or need some inspiration for your Mom, Dad, and baby Halloween costume, there are plenty of adorable options to choose from. Even if these aren’t the perfect fit, they should spark some ideas of other iconic trios you can fashion your family after.
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Patrick Star & Friends
OK, how adorable is this Patrick Star costume for a baby? Just the thought of your baby looking like Patrick on top his coconut house is enough for everyone to laugh. Spirit Halloween also sells adult sizes of Spongebob Squarepants costumes and Sandy Cheeks costumes so that you can parade the entire population of Bikini bottom when you go trick or treating. If you have a pet, this is a great chance to dress them up as Gary. Spirit Halloween has a really handy sizing guide for their baby costumes that specifies the recommended height and weight for each size so you can be sure it’ll fit your baby well.
A Recipe To Remember
This set from Party City comes with a silver pot cover to slip over a baby carrier, a spaghetti and meatballs headpiece for your baby, and a chef’s hat and smock for Mom or Dad to wear. Since the costume only covers two out of three family members, you’ll have to decide if the other parent will be a chef as well, or perhaps they could dress as a jar of tomato sauce? Some moms have done this dressed as Prego-brand sauce to announce they’re expecting baby number two, but you could choose a generic version if you’re happy with your one little meatball for now.
Dom Toretto & His Family
This Mom, Dad and baby costume makes your little one the star, and takes advantage of the fact that your little guy doesn’t have much hair yet. That’s right, family: it’s time for baby Dom Toretto. Dress your little one in a tiny black tank, jeans, some knockoff Timberland boots, and Dom’s signature cross necklace from the early movies.
Here are two options for you, Dad and Mom. You can either opt for mechanic work shirts with Brian and Letty’s names on them (see Etsy seller CustomTNWorkWear for one example of those). You can also go with the Fast & Furious family memes to get t-shirts that have whatever design makes you laugh the most. Etsy also has a great selection!
The Cleanest Crew
If you’re looking to DIY a costume, this trio of cleaning-themed costumes comes together pretty easily, and you can use a lot of clothing you probably already own. Mr. Clean needs an all-white outfit with a short-sleeved onesie and pants. He also needs shoes. To replicate the shape of the magic eraser, he needs the same. Two pieces of poster board should be attached to his front and backsides. The suds costume for Mom may take the longest, but it’s still simple, just blowing up and attaching balloons to a headband, white tee, and leggings.
Ash, Misty, & Pikachu
Pikachu, I choose you! Millennial parents probably grew up watching the animated Pokémon series starring Ash Ketchum and his trusty sidekick, the electric Pokémon Pikachu. In the first few episodes, this dynamic duo come across Misty, a gym leader who specializes in training water Pokémon, and they (reluctantly) set off on journey to become Pokémon masters together. Soon they’re fast friends, and now they’re the perfect costume for your little family of three. Moms will have to piece together Misty’s costume using a plain yellow tank top, some denim shorts, and a set of red suspenders, while dads can find an Ash Ketchum costume kit on sites like Amazon.
Sully, Cealia, & Mike Wazowski
What could be cuter than dressing your baby as everyone’s favorite neon green, perfectly circular one-eyed cretin? Mike Wazowski is one of Disney and Pixar’s most recognizable characters with his giant eye, wide smile, and two little horns. And you and your partner can easily find Sully costumes in adult sizes (both true Halloween costumes and giant onesie pajamas if you’d prefer), or you can pay homage to Mike’s love interest from Monsters, Inc., Celia, by dressing as her instead. Don’t forget to help your baby apply their odorant. Mike’s signature scents include smelly garbage, low tide, and wet dog.
Mario, Luigi, & Princess Peach
If Princess Peach could stop getting kidnapped by Bowser for once, maybe she’d actually be able to go trick-or-treating with the Super Mario Brothers. If you can keep tabs on her long enough, there’s a great adult Peach costume for Mom to suit up and hit the sidewalks with her very own mini Mario. You can also find Luigi costumes for grownups. You could also choose to dress as your favorite Mario character. Think Bowser and Yoshi, Toad, Bullet bill, and many other Mario characters. The only way this group look could get any cuter is if baby is old enough to shout, “It’s a-me!”
Two Theives & Their Loot
Just like the chef and spaghetti baby costume, this bank robber and money bag getup is intended for two, but it’s easy to add in a costume for Mom or Dad. This set includes a money bag baby carrier cover and faux cash headpiece for baby, as well as a black beanie and eye mask for either Mom or Dad to wear (you’ll have to supply the shirt, pants, and shoes). Your partner could dress up as a burglar, bank teller, police officer or any other character you can think of. Now stick ‘em up!
A ‘Toy Story’ Trio
The claaaaw! This baby costume will be loved by millennial parents as soon as they see it. Your baby will love this costume as much as the Toy Story three-eyed alien toys. To make it a Mom, Dad and baby costume, all you need are some adult-sized Woody and Jessie costumes and boom: you’re ready to hit the streets. If you’re more of a Buzz Lightyear fan, they make a costume of him in baby sizes, too. To infinity, and the neighbor’s houses for candy.
If you’re looking for the easiest group costume ever, three t-shirts (well, two shirts and a onesie) to make your little fam look like the living dead ought to do the trick. They come in a variety of sizes, so you can buy them for both mom and dad. This is a great option if you’re not taking your baby out trick-or-treating but still want to feel festive hanging at home or handing out candy. You can also opt for a full-skeleton jumpsuit for your baby if you and/or your partner wish to participate in a more elaborate costume. Besides, they’re the main attraction these days anyway, right?
The First Baby’s Security Detail
Sorry not sorry, this costume is just too funny. Dad can wear his best suit and sunglasses and give this costume’s podium carrier cover, glasses and ear piece to the real brawn in the family: Mama. This one doesn’t come with clothes for whichever parent is wearing the POTUS baby, but just do your best with whatever black clothing items you have on hand. If you want to keep people from interacting with your baby this year you can make it funny by asking them to put one hand on your ear, and the other on your highest pitch.
What better costume for your baby than perhaps the most super, most powerful, most incredible baby of all time? The Incredibles is a group of superheroes that includes Jack Jack, a baby believed to have no powers but who actually has 17. These include super strength, lightning fast growth, laser eyes, laser eyes, lightning fast, rapid growth, sneezes which send him flying, and turning himself into a demon. Parents of babies would be the first ones to admit that it all sounds… very familiar. He has beautiful hair, which is another superpower. Dad can play the role of Mr. Incredible can also be played by Mom as Elastigirl.
‘The Wizard Of Oz’ Crew
Again, if you’re stay at home this Halloween to watch movies or give out goodies to trick-or-treaters, but still want to get in the spirit by dressing up, this “costume” of ketchup, mustard, and sweet relish bottles is a super cute way to do it. Prices vary depending on the size. These skeletons are also available in different sizes. You can get your little one a hot dog costume. Cue all the jokes about your baby’s adorable buns in three, two, one…
An Undersea Squad
Want to use some clothes you already own? You already have the basic kit for this aquatic costume if you grab a plain black turtleneck with leggings. This costume set includes the parent and baby costumes. It includes the octopus carrier and hat for baby, the flipper shoes covers for the adult, and the scuba diving mask for the baby. And for whichever parent won’t be wearing baby, consider dressing them up as a shark, giant squid, or this oddly hilarious looking dolphin situation. No matter which ocean creature mashup you opt for, the three of you are sure to be *endangered* of attracting all the attention.