Fun and Feasible Costume Ideas for Your Infant or Toddler

Posted on: 4 February 2016

If you have a new baby in the family, there is no reason to skip out on events or holidays that require all members to dress in costume. In fact, there are some adorable get-ups and costumes that will make your infant the star of the show.

Some safe, and sweet, costume ideas include:

A perfect prisoner.

For a laugh at your next costume event, dress your child like the perfect little prisoner. Take a simple white sleeper and add black stripes and the baby's prisoner number on the chest. Create or buy a simple cap that you can adorn to replicate the prison uniform and complete the look.

A cute little canine.

Who doesn't love a cute little puppy? A warm, snuggly sleeper can be easily transformed to look like a little brown, spotted, or fuzzy dog. Add a plush tail and a headband with a pair of ears and you are done!

A beautiful blooming baby.

Your infant will be a bright and beautiful flower with a simple head-piece that replicates the petals of your favorite bloom. Dress the child all in green, to echo the green stem of your flower.

A tightly-swaddled burrito.

Infants may have a tough time pulling off some costumes that require them to stand or sit upright to fully appreciate. Try swaddling your infant in a blanket that you have embellished to resemble a tortilla. Add fabric remnants to the outer-edge to resemble beans, cheese, and other popular fillings and make your tiny burrito comfy and warm.

A sweet and simple strawberry.

The simplest costume ideas are often the best, and a sweet little strawberry outfit is so easy to throw together. Dress you baby in a red onesie after you have used a black marker to make tiny little dots on the fabric. Create a red beret-style cap and add a small green stem, and your infant will be the sweetest strawberry ever!

Awesome accessories.

Sometimes all that you need to costume a baby is the right accessory. For instance, create a little headband with red antennae on the top, and set your baby in a comfy, lined pot to serve up a little lobster costume.

Other considerations when creating a costume for your baby include:

  • Never leave your baby unattended in a costume.
  • Avoid using makeup or any accessories around your infant's face.
  • Watch out for handmade costumes that may have small pieces that could pose choking hazard.

If you're not up to making your own costume, consider looking into infant costume suppliers, such as Easley's Fun Shop.