The Best No-Effort Baby Costumes for Halloween 2015

By September 18, 2015 Articles
Little Nephew Lion cc image by Joe Bar on Flickr

Hey, Mama! Put down the Martha Stewart and STEP AWAY FROM THE PINTEREST. Take my hand. Follow me, and sing a happy little song while we skip to the front of the line and get our babies dressed for Halloween. Proudly presenting: HeyRunnerMama’s Favorite No-Effort Baby Costumes!

Listen, I know what’s up. This time of year, we’re starting to see all the posts about “easy” baby halloween costumes you can make at home, which are so pwecious. And yes, they’re cute! Yes, you could do it yourself!

I know, I have done it.

HeyRunnerMama's octopus baby halloween costume

It’s supposed to be an octopus.

I spent a month of naptimes slaving over my sewing machine and upwards of $60 at the fabric store (I KNOW. It’s surprisingly easy to drop so much money there!) just to come up with the sweetest little costume my darling squealer has ever seen. In the end, what I had was a 4-month old with 6 extra legs sewn to her infant hoodie and a confused look on her face.

This year, I’m skipping the measuring, the cutting, the pinning, trimming, matching, fitting, sewing, ruffling, velcro-ing, and the pounding snaps into fabric on the garage floor with a hammer.

This year, it’s 2 steps. Are you ready? Here they are:

1. Click on Amazon.

2. Answer the door before the FedEx guy rings the bell.

Everybody wants to hold the piglet.
This Lil’ Piggy Costume, Pink, Small

RAWR! Lions are awesome.
Baby’s Lil’ Lion Costume

Tiny Monstercakes! Do you know how long it would take to sew this?
Infant Monster Costume, Blue/Yellow/Orange

Holy Gnome! I’m gonna go ahead and put the baby in this all year round.
Garden Gnome Costume, Red/Blue

Do they make this in adult size? I need it.
Dinosaur Costume Small (5-6)

Look at that happy lobster!
Lobster Costume, Red/Orange

*headdesk headdesk* Wish I had known a year ago, how much time, effort, and money I could have saved.

Are you dressing your baby for Halloween? How about the older kids, what are they going to be? Let us know in the comments!

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  • Jolly-Bean September 19, 2015 at 8:40 pm

    I’m getting minimally crafty…stay tuned!

    • Amanda September 19, 2015 at 8:52 pm

      Can’t wait to see! I think you were responsible for sending me on the road toward that crazy octopus!