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Babies are pretty adorable regardless of what you put them in, but there is a whole new level of cuteness associated with babies dressed up as a tiger or a cupcake.
When you start thinking about what you want to dress your baby up as this Halloween, definitely include yourself in those considerations and start thinking of mom and baby costume ideas.
Although there are not a lot of options for buying a mommy and me costume set, you just need to know the duo you want to go with.
You don’t need to do something fancy and extravagant. I guarantee that you probably know someone who sews, and if you are lucky you might be able to convince them to help you create the perfect costume for your littles.
If you aren’t interested in DIY’ing your Halloween costume this year (because babies keep you busy), you can nab most of these costumes on Etsy.
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Mommy & Me Halloween Costumes
Mario & Luigi
You can’t go wrong with a classic combo like these two. The Luigi costume looks really well made because it is–it’s hand knit! The creator also has a baby mario or a minion if that’s closer to your taste. The Mario costume creator also includes many other costume options in a similar dress style.
Wonder Woman & Atiope
The new Wonder Woman movie has been one of the most epic girl power movies made. It’s definitely a character I think we all want our daughters to look up to, so dressing her up like so seems to make sense. You can dress as Atiope (Wonder Woman’s aunt and mentor) as it seems fitting. There are not a lot of options for the exact costume, but if this is a little out of your price range you could probably DIY it.
Frappe & Barista
I am pretty sure there may not be anything cuter than a baby dressed as a frappe. This cute little ensemble includes a 100% cotton bodysuit (nice and comfortable), with a tutu, a green satin waistband, leg warmers, and a white straw bow! It’s unique and definitely something that coffee fanatics will love! Pick up a barista apron and hat to match your little coffee drink. Keep in mind, you may have be to a little more creative in finding the barista apron and hat, but I was able to find six or seven options on Etsy and a couple on Amazon, so don’t give up!
Tiana & Frog
This Tiana costume is GORGEOUS–and so is everything else this little shop. The creator specializes in adult sized princess costumes–so I definitely suggest checking out her different options. And of course the frog is what goes best with Tiana–and he already has a crown!
Bunny & Carrot
There is something cute about little babies being dressed up as food items–and this is no different. This carrot costume is super cute and goes perfectly with you dressing as a bunny. You can definitely go more all out with your bunny attire, but this outfit is perfect for the mom that wants to dress up a little without overdoing it. That jacket is pretty warm which is an added plus.
Kahleesi & Dragon
If you are a GOT fan, this mommy and me costume idea is perfect. I mean–think about it. The mother of dragons with a dragon BABY?? It may be a little tricky to mimic the hair, but it seems that most people really liked this wig. There were a couple of negative reviews that recommend buying something more expensive, but the overall consensus was that it was good quality for the price. Your little dragon will be absolutely adorable too. The nice thing about this little dragon shirt is that it will be warm and comfy for your little one.
Alice & The Queen of Hearts
Alice in Wonderland is definitely a classic, and you can get creative with a Queen of Hearts costume. The Queen of Hearts image posted here is NOT of an entire ensemble, it is just a tutu you can wear with the rest of the costume. Luckily, you can easily pair it with a red shirt to complete the look. The Alice dress is good quality and versatile enough that it could be worn outside of Halloween and still look great.
Rapunzel & Chameleon
Tangled is by far my favorite Disney movies. It was one of Disney’s first attempts at teaching young girls that they did not in fact need a man to “rescue” them. I know that many of us have fond memories of movies like Sleeping Beauty and Cinderella, but this doesn’t change the fact that the message those movies send is a bit flawed. You can dress up as Rapunzel, and have your littles be your chameleon sidekick.
Cat & Mouse
A cat and a mouse is another classic combination. The baby kitty costume is made with 100% cotton, so you don’t have to worry about your littles overheating in it. The mouse photo here only includes the headband and tail, but they are pretty good quality and it’s perfect for the mom who doesn’t want to wear a heavy and stuffy costume. Pair it with almost anything and the animal you are portraying will still be pretty obvious.
BB8 & Rey
We were nicely surprised with the newer Star Wars movies, and Rey has quickly turned into one of my favorite heroines. BB8 is fantastic for comedic relief, so the pair of them would be a fun costume combination. The apron is all that is included in this Rey costume–but that’s definitely the coolest part. Pair it with some plain clothing underneath and you will be set.
Snow White & Evil Queen
Snow White and the Evil Queen are a cute combo–and it makes sense to have your littles play the innocent princess character. The quality on both of these is AMAZING, and the Snow White costume has a pretty quick turnaround for delivery. There was someone who felt that the Snow White costume was not worth the cost–but you can’t please everyone, right?
Rainbow & Rain Cloud
This rainbow and cloud combination is probably one of my favorites on the list. Although the photos shown are of kids, both of these costumes also come in adult sizes. The creator of these costumes has a lot of really cool combos, such as ketchup & fries, milk & cookies, and salt & pepper.
Sleeping Beauty & Maleficent
This Sleeping Beauty costume is beautiful and is another one of those things that your baby will be able to wear outside of Halloween without getting too many funny looks. If you have seen the movie Maleficent, you know how awesome the character actually is, so dressing up like her is pretty cool. I will say – this costume is EXPENSIVE. Use this mom and daughter costume as inspiration. 🙂
If you are just looking for a matching Halloween costume, this mother and daughter witch costume is a great choice. The creator has a lot of neat baby and toddler costumes, so if you like the quality you can keep coming back. 🙂
Scarecrow & Dorothy
The Wizard of Oz is a classic, and you definitely can’t go wrong with that. I thought that scarecrow outfit was one of the most ADORABLE things I have ever seen, but you could always switch the roles and dress your little one up as Dorothy if you find it’s more fitting.
Leah & R2D2
Leah and R2D2 are a good combo that makes sense. This Leah costume is seriously one of the cutest things I have ever seen. If you live in a colder area, the outfit is great for layering and the creator offers some versatile options. If you don’t mind wearing a tutu, the creator offers an R2D2 outfit with a tutu so you can have a closer matching mommy and me outfit. Otherwise, the R2D2 dress offers a simple option.
Dory & Hank
Finding Dory is one of my toddler’s favorite movies–and honestly probably one of mine. Dory is such a cute character and this is definitely the dress to match it. The Hank costume is not very feminine, but Halloween doesn’t need to be. If you are worried the tentacles might freak your little one out, consider this feminine Marlin dress instead.
Mrs. Potts & Chip
Mrs. Potts and Chip are one of the cutest mom and baby combos. This Mrs. Potts dress is cute, while still being recognizable when paired with your little one’s Chip outfit. We actually bought a first Easter outfit from this seller (it had the same look–just different colors and a different onesie) and I can definitely attest to the good quality of it.
Batman & Robin
Batman and Robin may not seem like the typical mom and baby costume, but it’s a great combo for geek parents. You will find that the Batman bodysuit is pretty pricey, but if you read the reviews you will see that the price is right for the quality.
Elsa & Olaf
This gorgeous Elsa dress looks like the real thing, although it may not be very practical for a family Halloween party. The Olaf costume is cute and practical, so this should definitely be a consideration if you are a Frozen fan. The story of girl power is definitely something to be celebrated, even if the music gets kind of old the 100th time.
Football & Referee
Personally, I am not a big sports fan. Having said that, I find this football costume pretty charming. Babies are just kind of shaped like footballs. A referee is an easy costume to go along with the ball, although perhaps dressing as a football player would make more sense.
Cupcake & Chef
If you are a fan of baking and baked goods, this cupcake costume would look pretty cute on your little one. Keep in mind the chef hat is ONLY the hat–you would need to find an apron and underclothing to go with it.
Jedi & Yoda
This Jedi costume comes in multiple colors, so you definitely have your options. If you have a partner, consider grabbing two of these in different colors so you can be an entire Jedi family.
And really, what’s more adorable than a baby Yoda? Nothing. That’s what.
Jasmine & Abu
With the semi-recent release of Aladdin, this costume duo is coming back into style! Babies are sort of like monkey’s, so we think that an Abu costume is perfect for your little one. The Jasmine dress IS a little pricey – you could probably DIY something similar for cheaper if you wanted.
Tips for choosing a mom and baby costume:
- Avoid scratchy fabrics. If you are buying it online, check with the seller on the type of fabric before purchasing
- Keep the weather in mind. You don’t want baby too hot or too cold.
- Check the reviews. If you purchase a costume online, check out what the other reviews say. Unfortunately, some sellers will grossly misrepresent the product (although this is more often NOT an issue!)
- Look at functionality. If your baby’s just learning to walk, yo don’t want to get them a costume with a long tail that they can trip over. Just be mindful of how easily your baby can move around in the costume before purchasing.
- Shop around. When I was finding costumes for this list, I saw some pretty extreme price differences. Often, more expensive means better quality – but this isn’t always the case.
Here are some additional thoughts about mom and baby costumes..
Our oldest was born in November, so that means she was crawling the when her first Halloween came around. I had to work Halloween night, so we did not do a mommy and me costume that year, but her very talented auntie made her a skunk costume (which didn’t stay on long!) By the way, if you haven’t seen how adorable a baby dressed as a skunk is, you need to watch this!
For her second Halloween, we dressed her up as a Dalek (from Doctor Who), while I was the Tardis and my partner dressed as The Doctor. It was definitely a lot of fun, but I do wish we had not missed the opportunity to do something as a family for her first Halloween.
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If you have a partner, consider involving them in your Halloween celebration and turning your costumes into a family theme. You can include a third character in most of these costume options so that no one is left out.
If you are considering dressing up as something a little more unique, you may need to consider going to a site like Etsy to find something handmade. Although handmade can be a little more expensive, your baby’s first halloween costume could be considered a keepsake–so splurging a little is perfectly okay!
Which mom and baby costume combination was your favorite? Are there any other important duos that I missed? I would LOVE for you to let me know in the comments below!