The 15 Coolest Halloween Babies

With Halloween just around the corner, everyone is in search of the wittiest costumes to impress. Here are the 15 coolest Halloween babies to spark your ideas.

Each year is a struggle to think of the most creative Halloween costume. It can be equally as difficult thinking of something for your baby before they’ve latched onto the idea of dressing up. Take the lead of these creative and resourceful parents to make some incredible and humorous Halloween costumes for your baby. Here’s hoping that these lil costume ideas will inspire you to have the best-dressed baby this Halloween.

1. Eleven from Stranger Things

Instagram Mom Laura made her mark on the internet by dressing up her daughter, Joey, in pop culture hits. Eleven from the hit Netflix show, Stranger Things, will be the popular costume this year.

2. Prince, Purple Rain era

Laura and Joey aren’t the only ones drawing from pop culture references. This baby captured the essence of Prince’s 1984 cult classic look. With the musician’s passing earlier this year, Prince costumes will be a popular look to commemorate the artist.

3. Presidential Babies

Political costumes are sure to be everywhere this year with such a heated and entertaining Election Year. In fact, you can be…

4. The Secret Service

Priscilla Gragg, Parents Magazine
Priscilla Gragg, Parents Magazine

…Your Presidential baby’s own Secret Service. Check out the step-by-step guide Parents Magazine made for a witty DIY costume.

5. Obi-Wan Kenobi from Star Wars

Now’s the time for Star Wars costumes with the new additions to the Star Wars franchise with The Force Awakens and Rogue One. Redditor macaronbaker87 sewed this baby costume from scratch, including the plush lightsaber.

6. Where’s Waldo

The classic Where’s Waldo costume is a perennial favorite. Just try not to lose your kid in the crowd.

7. The Pest


The mousetrap doubles as a wagon to wheel your kid around from door to door, avoiding the need to carry your baby. Curious to find out how Kevin did it? Kevin explains how he built the giant mousetrap for his kid.

8. The Food Baby

Everyone bemoans their food baby after a giant meal. At least now you can show it off with your favorite meal.

9. The Biker Baby


Got a toddler-sized Harley available? Set your baby up with some sleeve tattoos, a leather jacket, and a burly mustache to top it off.

10. The Old Lady Babies


Flip the tables and turn your baby into a senior citizen. Even better if you can get a grandparent to take them out for Halloween.

11. Clark Kent from Superman


Already did Superman? Just grab a white button-up shirt and a pair of black glasses to re-use last year’s costume as this year’s superpowered alter ego.

12. The Skydiver


The Skydiver is a clever way to let your kid enjoy the evening without getting exhausted if they’re still too young to walk the whole night.

13. Oscar the Grouch from Sesame Street


Oscar the Grouch and the Garbage Woman is another great take on the parent-baby costume. Tyler, the creator of this clever costume, explains his process for making the costume.

14. The LED Light Suit

What better costume for your toddler than a suit that lights up? Youtuber Justin Mertz created the Glowy Zoey for his then 2-year old daughter’s first walking Halloween. It became such a viral hit that Mertz started a business based on his daughter’s costume.

15. Ripley and the Power Loader from Aliens

Youtube Dad Carston Riewe took DIY to another level with his father-daughter Ripley in the Power Loader costume from Aliens. At least 80 hours of work went into creating this behemoth of a costume

Honorable Mention

A small shout-out to our own FCTRY star, Jackson! Perhaps it’s cheating with Jackson being the son of FCTRY’s own Jason and Alyssa, but hey, who can say no to a face like that?

Can you beat any of the witty costumes above?
Share what you or your kids are doing this year for Halloween!