I’ll be honest. I’m not a parent, and it’s probably not changing anytime soon. However, I’m still a pretty big fan of Halloween. Maybe it’s my candy addiction, or maybe it’s because I can grow a killer beard so I have some pretty sweet costume possibilities. Sure, there’s no big meal like Thanksgiving or Christmas, but there’s enough candy to rot your teeth out, and isn’t that what really matters?
Anyway, if you’re a new parent, you’re probably carrying your kid around all over the place in a baby carrier, so why not use that accessory to your advantage? These Halloween costumes will inspire you to turn your baby carrier into an amazing work of Halloween costume art.
Oscar The Grouch
Oscar got such a bad rap on the mean streets of Sesame, but he was actually a pretty cool dude. These days vintage store and “curbside” shopping are actually a badge of honor, I guess Oscar was ahead of the times with his trash can decor. Plus, he actually helped out the young muppets on Sesame Street, even if he did so begrudgingly.
I probably didn’t realize how jaded a person could be until I was older, but I pretty much ended up equal parts Oscar and Cookie Monster, because who doesn’t like cookies?
Wonder Woman And Wonder Girl
The new Wonder Woman movie is inspiring little girls all over the world and this mom is inspiring her little bundle of joy at a young age. The plane was a nice touch, but they could have saved themselves a bit of work by just skipping right over that step. I mean, the plane is invisible!
The great thing about this costume is that you can easily add a Superman to the group and it still works out. I still can’t believe Superman and Wonder Woman haven’t hooked up yet. Come on Hollywood! Get it together!
May The Force Be With You
Finally, a movie I have seen! Actually, it’s been a while, but I know a Vader when I see one. There are so many layers to this costume, and I love them all. The big question I have is how long did it take to get that hat on your child?
I get the feeling that there’s a little Luke running around somewhere, but they just couldn’t get him in the shot. Maybe he’s out training to be a Jedi. So many questions.
I’m a pretty big Harry Potter fan, so when Hedwig (SPOILER ALERT 13 YEARS LATER) died, I was heartbroken. Hedwig was a good owl that deserved to see the journey until the end. Really though, it was the right call. A big, snowy owl would have been a dead giveaway traveling the countryside. Still, it hurts to this day.
Clearly, Hedwig left a huge hole in all of our hearts, so this witch made sure to show the big bird some love. I approve.
When you add another member to your wolf pack and you have a beard, this costume is pretty much a no-brainer. When The Hangover hit the movie theatres, I was blown away by how funny it was. I don’t go to the movies much, but this was so good that I even went to see the sequel and it was… different than the original.
This is definitely one of the lazier costumes on the list, but when you have a beard and sunglasses, why push it? This is your calling. Run with it.If you have a Super Mario family, the costume coming up is definitely a level up!
Bacon And Eggs
The only person who should be allowed to wear this costume in public is Kevin Bacon, but I admit that this new mom pulls it off pretty well. This costume screams “Oh man, it’s Halloween and I haven’t made a costume yet!” This is the costume you throw together when you’re making breakfast and it dawns on you that you forget a costume as you’re cracking an egg yolk.
The great thing about this costume is if you have two bacon-flavored… I mean… bacon-colored scarves, you’re pretty much set.
Hodor Holding The Door
If you’re part of the one percent that doesn’t watch Game Of Thrones, you probably won’t find this all that funny, and I feel genuinely bad for you. This show has everything and is a visual masterpiece. AND DRAGONS?! Ya, I’m in, and you should be too. Ok. That’s enough of a shameless plug.
Taking a tiny human and casting them as the gargantuan Hodor and dressing yourself up as the door he holds is so simple, yet so unique. When that kid grows up, they might be a little hurt that you sacrificed them to get away from White Walkers, but that’s the price you have to pay to make a great Halloween costume.
It’s-a Me! Mario!I don’t know anyone who hasn’t played any type of Mario game. They were a staple of my childhood and helped shape me into the person I am today. That’s probably why I have a fascination for side-scrolling adventures and always wanted a dinosaur I could ride, or my debilitating fear of turtles.
This actually really opened my eyes to a lot of what my life has become. I could use a star right now…The family coming up has an awesome costume straight from the carnival!
They Call Him Ace
Anytime you can get your dad to make a whole costume around you, you’ve definitely found a winner in the parenting department. Apparently, this proud papa put this together in a day. Meanwhile, I’m still pining over my fifth-grade diorama and mulling over what went wrong.
Every time I think of a costume like this, I just worry about how “in the way” I feel when bouncing from house to house. When you’re 6’3″ you already have enough reasons to stand out in a crowd.
Batman and Robin
Bonus points if this mom’s name is actually Robin. Actually, a full five stars if this kid’s name is Batman. Every caped crusader needs a sidekick, and if your a mama’s boy your first choice might be your mom.
I really hope that Arnold Schwarzenegger is walking around their neighborhood as Mr. Freeze. He was vastly underrated in that role. As far as villains go, I’m more of a Riddler guy myself, but it’s hard to dish out that level of pun-ishment.
While I don’t condone this type of violence, I’ve got to say, that is a pretty cute and creative costume. Anytime you can harness the power of the carney, you know you’ve made a great Halloween choice.
Ya, everyone can be a clown or a bearded lady (Yes, EVERYONE) but it takes a truly special talent to turn everyone’s favorite game into an awesome, but unplayable, costume. Keep going to see what one mom did that has caused quite the buzz!
Sloth Baby and Mother Earth
As almost every internet user knows, sloths are awesome. If you ever needed an animal to perfectly represent the average college student, it would be the sloth. Sleep all day, barely move, and wake up only to eat? Yep, that’s me, maybe you, and a whole lot of the general population.
It’s weird to see this part played by a baby though. Sure, babies sleep a lot, but have you ever had to chase down a rouge toddler on the run? They can move!
Commander In Chief
If you don’t name your mom to your secret service squad, is she really your mom? Frankly, I couldn’t think of a better person to watch over my every move and make sure no one messes with me. I mean, no matter what, she already knows every move I’m going to make, so might as well just hand over the keys and let her take control of this situation.
While I’m sure most moms are fine watching their child run the country, there’s definitely a few who would want to be right there where the action is.
A costume fit for Queen B and her hive, this little bee has the perfect beekeeper. I’m actually pretty sure I have a picture somewhere where I was dressed up as a baby bee, so it’s clearly a timeless costume. My mom didn’t go for the beekeeper suit. Instead, she took a scarier approach along with my older sisters. That’s fine. I was an independent little bee right from the start.
I think the most impressive part of this costume is having the extra bees buzzing around mom. So many times, it’s the little things that make a great costume. If you’ve ever seen the movie Aliens, you HAVE to check out the costume coming up!
I might be aging myself a bit, but when I was a kid I went to Disneyworld, and the King Kong ride was actually pretty terrifying. It was the early 90’s, so technology was still lacking in many ways. The giant ape wasn’t the scary part… it was the rusty cart we had to ride in. Even at a young age, I had a feeling that this was how my life was going to end.
Anyway, I don’t remember much else about the ride, but taking a picture with a giant monkey head was a highlight as a 3-year-old. Precious memories.
Dobby The House Baby Elf?
You know the rules. If you give a house elf any article of clothing, they’re free. So it’s telling that Dobby decided to stick around with Harry Potter. That’s real friendship. I probably would have been out of there so fast, spending all my time sipping butterbeer and dropping mad galleons on Diagon Alley. Wow. I just kind of Pottered out a bit there.
Anyway, pairing Dobby with Harry is an obvious choice for any dad who has to haul their kid around.
Yet again, I find myself with a costume from a movie, Aliens, that I have never seen. Luckily, I don’t have to have seen this movie to know that this costume is awesome, creative, and better than anything I’ll ever accomplish in my entire life.
I’m not quite sure how this parent can see where they’re going, but the kid is clearly in control, so it’s all good. I do have a few questions though. How do they ring doorbells? Where’s their stash of candy? HOW LONG DID THIS TAKE TO PUT ON?!
Obviously, Mario is a pretty big deal no matter what age you are. It’s been out for over 30 years, but you’ll always find a new generation of kids discovering the magic of leveling up thanks to a few mushrooms you smash out of a block of bricks.
It really teaches you a lot about life. You never know what you’ll find if you smash your head against a brick wall (please, do not do this). While this little mushroom is barely poking his head out of his question cube, you can tell that very soon he’ll make a great Luigi to his brother’s Mario.
Gotta Catch’em All
While the Pokeball is a nice touch, we all know that Pikachu plays by his own rules. No Pokeball can contain him. These soon-to-be Pokemon masters seemed to have caught on and ditched the Pokeball as the day went on.
I was lucky enough to be a kid right at the beginning of the Pokemon craze, and frankly, it was terrifying how popular it got. When you have to ban a trading card game from school because kids in grade eight are hustling kids in grade one, you know things have gotten out of hand.
Alright. I’m probably showing my age a bit here, but I haven’t seen Total Recall. It’s a real shame, and I might have to try and find it somewhere on Netflix, because it stars Arnold Schwarzenegger, and that’s really all I need to know.
Even if, like me, you haven’t seen the movie, this costume should tell you everything you need to know. I recognize a good child cosplay when I see it, and this duo pretty much knocked it out of the park. The baby probably won’t remember this, but when they get older, they too can say they’ve probably never seen the movie, and the circle of life can continue.