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The best Halloween costumes for babies and toddlers

Section: Halloween

From the fangtastically scary to drop-dead adorable, there are so many different Halloween costumes out there for you to pick for your baby or toddler. 

Dressing your little one up is fun for you both - whether this is your first Halloween and you want a pumpkin babygrow, or your little one is excited to go trick or treating again this year. First up is choosing an age-appropriate outfit. If your little one gets frightened easily, swap the trick-or-treating for your own little party and dress them up in costumes like their favourite superhero or a sparkly unicorn

If you consider yourself a bit of a creative and fancy trying to make an outfit, you’ll find lots of spooktacular choices ranging from fabrics to accessories and face paint. There are lots of DIY guides that you can use from helpful step-by-step articles to YouTube videos. You can have lots of fun here, really think out of the box and dress them up like nanny or grandad, food or as their favourite animal. 

Whether you decide on the traditional vampire route or decide on a cute fluffy bunny, it can sometimes be tricky to fit everything in, like shopping around for the best Halloween costume. For all those busy Mums and Dads out there, we're got you. Here’s our list of the most haunting Halloween costumes for babies and toddlers.

Baby Halloween costumes

It’s not the scariest costume, but how adorable is this baby bat outfit? Your little one will be the centre of attention at any Halloween party. The headpiece is separate from the bodysuit so if your baby gets a little warm you can take it off easily. There’s also grip soles on the bottom of the costume to make crawling and walking easier! 

One reviewer said: 'Loved this, very cute and easy to put on. I was a little concerned that the wings only attach with Velcro, but it’s strong stuff and they never once dropped off! 🙂👍🏼'

Let your little one become an itsy bitsy spider, just without climbing the water spout. If you’re looking for fancy dress options that are both fuzzy and terrifying, then this will tick all the right boxes. The eight-legged look doesn’t come with spidey senses, but your toddler can give crawling around like an arachnid a go.

One reviewer said: 'My grandson loves this. Wears it all the time and loved it at Halloween. The arms jiggle so a lot of fun but not too scary for a 5yr old.'

Lion's are scary...right!? This oh-so-sweet lion costume bodysuit has snap fasteners for easy nappy changing and skid resistant feet.

One reviewer said: 'Absolutely loved it! Purchased this for a photoshoot for my son he looks adorable in it.'

Let your little pumpkin make a spooky style statement with this Jack Skellington Baby Costume Body Suit! Inspired by The Nightmare Before Christmas, the striped body suit comes with a character face hat.

Your little pumpkin will look super cute in this pumpkin outfit. Made from soft materials, the outfit is really cosy and makes it easy to still change little ones as the pumpkin sits like a dress. It can be paired with some black or green tights. 

One reviewer said: 'Great costume for a toddler. My daughter went to a nursery Halloween party in this. She looked great. We just added a black long-sleeved vest and some black tights.'

Tots can definitely get away with the cute look rather than the scary, and your baby will be the sweetest kitty there is. The little cat jumpsuit comes with snap fasteners to make those nappy changes easier and it also has skid resistant feet for those tots that are running around. 

Your little one might have a bit in common with this popular Halloween character. Just like Dracula, they’re up all night and sleep all day! Available in sizes 0 to 24 months, this count cutie costume is perfect for the spooky night.  

One reviewer said: 'This was perfect! Received lots of compliments. Easy to put on and take off. It was a bit warm with clothes underneath because the fabric doesn't breathe well.'

A witch's costume is a classic for Halloween and this is an adorable option for your little one. Coming with a witch's hat, this sweet dress has puff sleeves and a spotty skirt with layers of tulle netting underneath for volume.

Toddler halloween costumes

Sink your teeth into this amazing deal. Don’t stake out this fantastic set, transform your little angel into Count Dracula. It includes a cape with a collar, waistcoat, gloves, band, necklace and shirt. Be warned this is only for little monsters aged 4-12 years. Fangs not included.

One reviewer said: 'Cute outfit for my 4 year old. Quite a large fit but he looked very sweet. The gloves were a bit big. He loved this outfit.'

If dressing up isn’t really your thing, you can still join in on the action with a matching t-shirt set. Yes, that means that you and your kids can wear matching outfits. Totally adorable, right? But, why stop there when you can get the whole family involved. All you’ll need is blue wigs and your Cat in the Hat costume is complete.

One reviewer said: 'We purchased 7 of these, different sizes and wording for the family. Haven't worn them yet, but they look perfect! We've been wanting some for a long time. My older boys are big now but we will still enjoy wearing them at Universal Studios!'

If you've got a superhero mad child, she will feel ready to lead the Avengers into adventure in this amazing American Dream Girl costume. The colourful dress has ruffled short sleeves, sequin detailing and is decorated with glitter-effect stars and it comes with a shield covered in glitter too.

This all in one skeleton suit is great for a cold Halloween day and is perfectly spooky without being too scary! Your child will be really comfy in the stretchy all-in-one - just be sure they know how to get it off for quick toilet trips if they're potty training! 

One reviewer said: 'Absolutely gorgeous costume. My daughter loves is and she looks really scaaaaaaaary 😉 Grabbed everybody's attention when entered nursery. would recommend.'

You can't go wrong with a classic ghost costume, and nothing says Halloween like this simple sheet. Pop a nice cosy black jumper and trousers underneath to help them feel toasty and warm when trick or treating for an easy to wear costume choice. 

One reviewer says: 'Great product and reasonably priced. Bought for my 3 year old grandson who wasn’t too sure at first but then wouldn’t take it off. Best worn if you put your arms through the holes in the side which are not obvious. I only found them when Grandad had to have a go! Therefore also suitable for adults.'

  • Author: Lily Anderson Lily Anderson
  • Job Title: Senior Commercial Content Writer

Lily Anderson is a Senior Commercial Content Writer at Bauer Media, where she writes about and reviews products for titles like Mother&Baby, Heat, Closer, What’s the Best and Yours. After earning a BA (Hons) in Magazine Journalism and Feature Writing at Southampton Solent University, Lily has specialised in lifestyle and shopping content.

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