It’s the day after Halloween, so I’m munching on candy while my kids are at school and checking out all the fabulous babywearing Halloween costumes – I love them so much!
Incorporating your baby carrier in a Halloween costume for both of you means that you can get into the Halloween spirit while keeping your babe close to you. It’s especially awesome if you’re trying to stay nimble while navigating a party or taking older kids trick or treating.
Of course, there are so. many. amazing. costumes out there and we can’t feature all of them! So we’ve chosen a few we especially loved (and have permission to post) that featured ideas we hadn’t seen before.
For more inspiration, checkout out our previous Babywearing Halloween Costume roundups, like the roundups from 2015 and 2016. Also, follow our Pinterest board where we collect ideas year-round so you’ll have them for Halloween next year!
First up for all you gamers out there, we have this awesome Ratchet and Clank costume by Heidi Evans.
Game of Thrones Fans will love this Mother of Dragons idea, by Lilian Baron, aka @momquilage I also like this costume for being pretty comfortable and easy to get around in. If you love GoT, definitely check out the Hodor costume we featured in last years’ roundup!
This scuba diver and shark costume is awesome for being simple and easy to do last minute if you need to! Photo from Nikki Gordon. Nikki mentioned that this was an XL dog’s costume that fit perfectly over her Tula carrier! Ingenious!
I always love clever costumes made with stuff found lying around the house so when I saw this adorable Rainbow and Cloud costume by Marissa Waters, I knew I had to include it this year!
For anyone who can’t wait to introduce their kids to your favorite classic movies, this costume by Ashlea Beers is perfect! Ashlea says that she also had a Bluetooth speaker in the basket playing choice segments from the E.T. soundtrack – I love that!
Speaking of classics, how amazing is this Snoopy and Woodstock costume? So perfect to have big brother as Charlie Brown. Janelle Moubray also had Grandma as Shroeder and Grandpa as Linus – this makes a great crowd costume for sure.
And in the “only in my dreams” category is Adina-Marie Pelicci’s Wicked Witch and Dorothy costume. Adina says “Every year we really enjoy Halloween. Briella (age 3 1/2) is Dorothy this year and I am the wicked witch. I like to make each year so special for her since she was born with a congenital heart defect. We try to enjoy life and make every moment special.” I love this. If you’re as blow away by Adina_mari’s artistry as I am, definitely check out her Ursula and the Little Mermaid costume in last year’s roundup – it is absolutely stunning.
I am always so envious of great family costumes! My family could never get on board with a theme – big props to families who make that happen! We did love Beauty and the Beast, though, so I loved this take by Meghan Pender, inspired by her princess-loving daughter, Mckenna. I especially loved 11 months old Connor as Chip, so sweet. And of course dad Brendan made the perfect Beast. Meghan says their costumes are a mix of homemade and store bought.
Circuses are another great source of family costume inspiration! Our own CMA Team member Justice Lee and her family did an awesome job with this theme:
I especially love Baby Sawyer’s cotton candy costume. And clearly, so does she!