Mini-Monster, Little Girl Ghost: Halloween Costumes for Little Kids and Babies

If you have a new little trick-or-treater, the costume part can be challenging. We know how is it is to keep track of both of their socks, so props or accessories are a non-starter. Makeup usually inspires lots of face wiping and even tears, so nix that as well.

No, little kids costumes should be super simple, comfortable and last resort, easy-to-get-off. Here are a few cute costumes that are low in time and materials, but will totally give your baby or toddler the magical Halloween experience you want for them.


  1. Gumball Machine. You can use a regular red shirt, fasten a piece of felt with “25¢” on it, and make the baby a little hat with different colored puffballs all over it. Comedy!
  1. Do you have twins? Salt and Pepper Shakers. Same idea, simple little caps with dots, one shirt that says “S” and one that says, “P.”
  1. Gargoyle. This is great for babies that make lots of faces. Use a grey, full-length onesy and smudge it with kid-friendly fabric paint to make it look like old stone. Fashion a tail with the pointed tip to the butt of the onesy. A little hat with pointy ears completes your little monster!
  1. Garden Gnome. This is just too fun! Some green clothes, a belt and a white beard will make your baby the cutest lawn ornament that ever existed. Use brown felt to make boots and try to find a pointy red hat that will stay on.
  1. Light up stick figure. This one is great for toddlers who are eager to run around. You’ll need a completely black outfit with a black hood that fits snuggly around the face. You can get this awesome light up LED tape to fasten along arms and legs, up the center of the torso, and around the face.   The tape has a little battery you can attach to a shoe and when they run around at night, they look like little animated stick figures.
  1. Baby Nigiri. With a few pieces of cut out felt, your can transform a white baby onesy into a delicious piece of sushi. Use orange to make the fish and a strip of black or dark green around the belly for the nori. Every monster on the block with want to eat your baby!
  1. Flying Spaghetti Monster. Convert a beanie with some pieces of yarn and attach eyes to it. Then just put your little alien in some wild colored clothes, and attach more eyeballs. After all, no one actually knows what the Flying Spaghetti monster looks like.


In the coming weeks, just let your eye land on household objects and see what they resemble, because this is the beauty of this holiday, that it makes us see things in a new and fanciful way. When they get older, kids have their own ideas about costumes, but when they are small you get to do the concept yourself. Don’t forget to take pictures so that one day, your big kid can have a laugh and appreciate your efforts.

Stay safe this Halloween season, and don’t eat too much candy!

About Susie Almaneih

Susie Almaneih spent several years during her young adulthood teaching children dance at her church group, as well as other cultural-based activities. Susie now spends as much time as she can giving back to the families in her community. Over the years, this love for community has evolved into a deeper love for delivering positive and creative content and awareness to families of all ages.

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