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The best Halloween costumes for babies and toddlers

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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 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 in 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.


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.

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! 

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.

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 wearing matching outfit. 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.

Halloween doesn’t have to be dark and gloomy. Take your little one around the block for their first time trick-or-treating in this cute Unicorn costume. Complete with a rainbow unicorn, it even comes with shimmering wings, faux fur and a tail. You’ll be surprised how much use you can get out of using a conventional costume as this can be used at other parties, whatever the season.

What tot doesn’t love dinosaurs? So why not update those cute little skeleton outfits with a T-Rex skeleton outfit that’s totally ‘roar-some’. The costume is onesie styled so whether you’re trick-or-treating or at a Halloween party, your toddler will be snug in his T-Rex skeleton onesie.  

This glossy jersey with a glittery pattern and detachable satin fin at the back makes for the perfect Halloween outfit for your mermaid loving tot. You can either go all out with the glitter or get some spooky face paint, too!   

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. 

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.  

Although it’s not your typical Halloween costume, this superman outfit is perfect for little ones who love heroes and aren’t quite into the spookiness of Halloween yet. It’s made from jersey material making it super comfy, and has a Velcro fastening at the back making it easier to dress your little one. 

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

Lily Anderson is a 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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