any ideas for a good halloween costume

Elizabeth - posted on 09/15/2009 ( 22 moms have responded )

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my son will be 6 months old for halloween and its almost like a competition between my family whose idea is best...i cant come up with anything that isn't original...i want him to look cute but at the same time i want my other family whose been doing this for years and who always have creative ideas to see that i can do it too...i have a few ideas but none of them seem good enough...any help...what was your childs first halloween costume?

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Leslie - posted on 09/25/2009

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I always love the lil devil costumes or the winnie the poohs costumes- not that they're very original. I recommend a sleeper costume of some kind since they poop out pretty quick and can go straight to bed without a big fuss. Google Imagery- Infant Costumes- tons of ideas there!

Bonnie - posted on 09/25/2009

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My son was Yoda from Star Wars a couple of years ago. He's 5 now but it was really easy. Brown shirt and pants with a little bit of rope for a belt and some green make-up. He was super cut. I also sprayed his hair green.

Micah - posted on 09/25/2009

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My son is going to be Harold from Harold and the purple crayon. It's going to be his first Halloween and I wanted something easy and comfortable.

Heidi - posted on 09/25/2009

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For my oldest son who is now 10, he was a Dalmation. I made that costume for him and still have it to this day in his Time Capsule. My now 4 year old was a Lion for the first halloween. Both were cute as buttons, but now they both decide from year to year what they want to be.

When I was a child my mom always without fail made our costumes, but things have changed over the years and most moms just don't have the time anymore.

Samantha - posted on 09/21/2009

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The easiest and cutest are costumes made out of onesies with attachments to make them look like something else. My favorite is still the pod of peas, it had a little hat made out of felt which represented the end of the pod. Have fun, it's a great time for family get togethers.

Elizabeth - posted on 09/21/2009

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you guys have great ideas...i was looking the other day at walmart and they have like animals...i think i have an idea for something ive never seen any of my family do..i was thinking of doing the whole.."Little gangster" look...have you ever seen the pic of tupac where hes got his shirt off and you can see all of his tattoos..i was going to take eye liner or the black paint stuff and write thug life on his chunky belly and have the bandana in his hair then have is baggy pants on with one leg rolled up with his little tan boots...so he looks like a little gangster...keep the ideas coming though cuz this is just something i was thinking of for about an hour..still liable to change my mind...halloween is still a little over a month away

Brandy - posted on 09/21/2009

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Just the other day I was at Target looking at costume..and they have the cutest HOT DOG costume!! it was adorable!..ages 3-6 months and 6-9 months.. only $15!! Good Luck! =)

Lisa - posted on 09/21/2009

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My daughter was a monkey with a banana split on top of her head and her Uncle was the man in the yellow hat for her first Halloween. My family and friends have come up with some creative costume ideas, as well: Dressing up their babies as the Travelocity Gnome... as Lucky from the Lucky Charms... or family ideas: dress up as the Flintstones if they have a son or the Rubles if they have a girl... have dad dress up as King Kong and baby as a banana... Dad dressing up as a football player and baby as a football... Mom dress up as Mary and baby as a lamb... Mom dress up as Little Miss Muffet and baby as a spider... baby as a flower and Mom and/or Dad as a bee...

Jaymee - posted on 09/17/2009

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My son was only 21 days old and he was a skeleton. It's his 2nd this year he's going as an alligator.

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A friend made her baby girl into a lobster, when she laid on the floor, it was perfect! I've seen an octopus (onesie with many colorful arms attached) or a bat. You could do a chili pepper baby bunting sleeper if he's not crawling yet. You can always do a skeleton and any type of long candy (tootsie roll, smarties or even a hotdog, etc) Have fun and good luck! :)

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my daughter was born a month early and wasn't supposed to be here yet, so she didn't have a costume, but last year she was a black cat and my oldest was a witch. this year my oldest will be silvermist, my middle one will be rosetta and our new baby will be a firefly (all from the tinkerbell movies - my girls are obsessed with them!). :)



i remember one year my little brother was a dragon. i was a cell phone once (imagine a kid in a big box with foam numbers, dots on the face where the earpiece is, and a broomstick antenna sticking out from the top...). my mom made us m&m's costumes before the mars company even made them.... there are really tons of possibilities, just have fun and remember that inspiration can be anywhere! :)

Sarah - posted on 09/15/2009

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my son will also be 6 months old hes going to be a monkey but i have a website that you can check out to find something its www.onestephead.com

Amanda - posted on 09/15/2009

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My boys (21/2 & 10ms.) will be going as a cookie and a carton of milk. Maybe you could be the milk and he could be the cookie!

Candice - posted on 09/15/2009

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my daughter and i were matching pumpkins for her first halloween. the costume was so puffy it was adorable! lol...not very creative though :(

Jamie - posted on 09/15/2009

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Well you can always go with your favorite team mascot! I made my sons last year and the outcome was wonderful! We love the Boston Redsox, so I bought a green costume and added a few things to make Wally the green monster!

Jaime - posted on 09/15/2009

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Sorry, I wasn't very creative when they were small. We have been pumpkins, spiders, catepillars, dogs, cows, penguins, chicken, mermaids, ladybugs, bee plus many more. My youngest has already chossen a skunk costume this year.

I like the Hershey kiss idea!

Heather - posted on 09/15/2009

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Quoting Heather:

I saw this really cute idea in a magazine to make your own costume. And one of the idea was to make the baby into a piece of sushi. it was really cute...all you have to do is get a white onsie pants and a cap, a green piece of fabric (to tie around the waist) and another piece of orange scaly looking fabric to make the "sushi eggs", and stuff with stuffing to make into a little pillow. It was a very cute and creative idea.


I forgot to say that you take the pillow and put it on the babies back and tie the green fabric around the waist and the pillow.   :)

Heather - posted on 09/15/2009

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I saw this really cute idea in a magazine to make your own costume. And one of the idea was to make the baby into a piece of sushi. it was really cute...all you have to do is get a white onsie pants and a cap, a green piece of fabric (to tie around the waist) and another piece of orange scaly looking fabric to make the "sushi eggs", and stuff with stuffing to make into a little pillow. It was a very cute and creative idea.

Karen - posted on 09/15/2009

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My boy twins didn't do anything for the first Halloween because of many reasons. They didn't participate until they were 1 year and 4 months old. I bought them cow costumes, and I dressed as a cowboy/farmer. The following two years after that I was able to use the same costumes twice. They went as monkey's. Now I'm stuck again on what to do for their costume. Good luck with finding the perfect costume for your little one!

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