20 Adorable Handmade Halloween Baby Costumes to Buy
I grew up with handmade Halloween costumes that were passed from sister to sister to cousin to friend — and I knew I wanted to carry on that tradition. There’s something so personal and creative about making an heirloom-quality costume, and the ideas are more accessible than ever nowadays, what with blogs and Pinterest.
Yet with all of my ambition, I seem to be lacking talent.
Luckily my sister was blessed with my mother’s crafty gene, so she’s been making his handmade costumes for the last two years. But if she wasn’t around to help, I know that I’d be turning to Etsy.com. For those living under a giant rock with no Wi-Fi connection (how are you reading this?), Etsy is the largest community of handmade artisans — bursting with ingenuity — and the Etsy shops truly shine around Halloween.
For those with a love for handmade costumes and no time/talent to actually DIY, here are 20 adorable handmade halloween costumes that you can buy:
The Very Hungry Caterpillar
This might be the cutest newborn photo prop/Halloween costume ever.
Buy from Etsy/My Mady Michelle, $40.99
You’ll never want him to grow up after seeing him in this adorable Peter Pan costume.
Buy from Etsy/Ava Belles Closet, $46.50
Unexpected and hilarious.
See Etsy/The Costume Cafe, $60
Alice in Wonderland
Another adorable tutu costume that she’ll want to wear over and over again. It’s also a cute outfit for her Disney-themed 1st birthday party!
See Etsy/Lover Dovers Clothing, $55
This custom-made Superhero set (any colors, any logo) comes with a cape, mask, and cuffs.
See Etsy/Woodfrock, $73
If your little boy is anything like mine, this pirate costume will be worn well after Halloween.
Buy from Etsy/ Rae Gun, $49.50
Sack of Potatoes
Have you ever seen a cuter, more original Halloween costume for a baby? No. The answer is no; you have not.
Buy from Etsy/Tater’s Place, $60
Pocahontas Handmade Knitted Costume
The knitted costumes from The Miniature Knit Shop certainly aren’t cheap, but they just might be the most well made.
Buy from Etsy/The Miniature Knit Shop, $297.82
If you’re looking for a heavy-hitting handmade costume for a highly competitive costume contest (and you’re willing to splurge), this is your winner.
Buy from Etsy/Enchanted Fairyware Couture, $250
This fluffy chicken costume is made on a toddler-sized onesie, and includes a bodysuit, matching hat, and yellow tights.
Buy from Etsy/Delilah Kaye, $65
Oreo Cookie Costume
Simple, comfortable, and oh-so-adorable — this cookie costume is certainly sweet.
Buy from Etsy/The Wishing Elephant, $38
The Little Lion
All you need is this beautifully made lion hat, and that Halloween costume contest will be yours.
See Etsy/Sweet Pea Toad Tots, $65
Another costume that will have trick-or-treating parents chuckling.
Buy from Etsy/The Wishing Elephant, $48
Turquoise Parrot Baby Costume
The shop Thumbelina Work Shop has a variety of cute creature costumes for babies and toddlers — but the parrot is my favorite.
Buy from Etsy/Thumbelina Work Shop, $55
Alice? The Cheshire Cat? The Mad Hatter? Those are so expected. Dress baby up in this Wonderland-inspired costume — the perfect finishing touch to an Alice in Wonderland family costume theme.
Buy from Etsy/The Costume Cafe, $60
Peacock Tutu Costume
An adorable peacock costume that she can wear over and over again — from photo shoots to dress up. She will squeal at the site of this beautiful tutu.
Buy from Etsy/A Little Birdie Boutique, $60
Cat in the Hat
Another easy yet irresistible baby costume from Sweet Pea Toad Tots — made for newborns up to 12-month-old toddlers.
Buy from Etsy/Sweet Pea Toad Tots, $60
In addition to pretty, pretty Disney princess dresses (like Cinderella, Alice in Wonderland, and Snow White), the shop Lover Dovers Clothing has adorable Minnie Mouse tutu dresses in red and pink.
Buy from Etsy/Lover Dovers Clothing, $61
Stay Puft Costume
Your baby has no idea who the Ghostbusters are, but everyone else will think it’s hilarious.
Buy from Etsy/The Wishing Elephant, $38