23 Parents Nailing the “Homemade Baby Costume” Thing

23 Parents Nailing the "Homemade Halloween Baby Costume" Thing - http://www.incredibleinfant.com

There are two types of parents in the world.

  • Those who like to be crafty.
  • And those who don’t.

I’m quite firmly entrenched in the second category.  I bought my first glue gun last month.  I’m 37.

Why did I make this iconic purchase?

Because my BLASTED sister introduced Isabella to the wonderful world of Creative Galaxy on Netflix and now my 5-year-old knows that things like googly eyes, acrylic paint, and pompoms exist.

I realize, being the open-minded person that I am, that many moms are creative crafters and love the challenge of DIY, especially around the Halloween season.

So since I wrote a blog post last week for those anti-crafters among us (18 Baby Costumes under $18) I thought it only fair to do the same for my sewing, gluing, ironing friends.

I spent some time browsing and finding 23 homemade baby costumes that I thought were adorable, affordable, and absolutely the cutest things I’ve seen today.

Better warm up that glue gun!  I’ve placed the citation under each photo, so you can click through and get instructions.

23 Homemade Baby
Costumes for Inspiration


The Meta Picture


Wrap Your Baby


Make It – Love It 4

Love & Lion 5

Lines Across


Life Flix 7

Super Lucky Me 8

Huffington Post


Leslie Poe




Make It – Love It

Coolest Homemade Costumes 13

Your Wish Cake 14

Coolest Homemade Costumes 15

Costumzee 16

Modern Kiddo 17

I Am Momma Hear Me Roar


Costume Works


Costume Works 20

Delineate Your Dwelling 21

Creating Really Awesome Free Things 22

Really Awesome Costumes 23

Huffington Post

On a scale from 8 to 9, how did I do?  

Did you feel inspired?  Did you smile a few times?  Did you share these on Facebook and Pin them for your friends?  *fingerscrossed*

Which one of these do you think you’ll try this year?  (Or have Grandma whip up something for you instead?  #alwaysthinking)

Meet Heather Taylor

Heather Taylor

Heather is the Chief Encouragement Officer here at Incredible Infant and has been writing and encouraging parents online since 2007.  She's certified in baby sleep coaching (yes, that's a real thing), has served as an Expert Parenting Panelist for numerous events, and has been a featured writer on blogs like DaveRamsey.com, SimpleKids.net, My Kid's Adventures, Cafe Mom, and others.  If it's 2am and you're desperate to read SOMETHING, click here for all her darkest secrets, including why she really shouldn't be allowed to blog.  


23 Parents Nailing the "Homemade Halloween Baby Costume" Thing - http://www.incredibleinfant.com

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