Your baby probably isn't going to remember the first few trick-or-treating outings, but you will treasure the experience and look at pictures again and again. How do you choose the right costume for your little one? Here are some tips.
Many parts of the United States are cold by the time Halloween rolls around. Luckily, many infant costumes are really just sleepers with animal ears and tails. Dress your baby in warm clothes and then put the costume on top. Your baby will be cute and cozy.
Consider Cute over Scary
You could turn your bundle of joy into a creepy zombie or an itty bitty serial killer, but do you really want to? While the idea of a scary baby might sound fun, your child will have many years to dress as a creature of the night. Take advantage of the time you have to dress your adorable offspring as a cute animal, a flower, or peas in a pod.
Cut Your Spending
Baby costumes can easily cost more than $50 or $100, but it is silly to spend that much. Most babies only wear a costume once, making a used costume almost new. There are several ways to find a cheap costume.
- Ask friends and family if you can borrow or have their children's old costumes.
- Attend a costume swap at a local library or community center.
- Keep an eye out for garage sales with baby costumes.
- Visit a consignment shop with winter and fall clothing for sale.
- Attach ears and a tail to a wearable blanket or baby sack that you already own.
Create Family Costumes
There are tons of costume themes that allow the whole family to celebrate together. Be a circus act with you as a ring master, your baby as a lion, and another child as a clown. Dress as characters from a classic movie like The Wizard of Oz, or dress as your favorite Disney characters together. Dress your baby girl as Cinderella with Daddy as Prince Charming, and you will have admirers at every house you visit.
A family costume theme is fun and lends itself to great pictures, and your older kids will be delighted when you are dressed up too.
Babies might not be able to fully appreciate the fun of Halloween night, but they will love the attention they are sure to get when you show them off in a cute costume. For inspiration, visit shops like Easley's Fun Shop.