From Princess Leia to Aladdin: Just 13 of the best Halloween costume ideas for babies.

We’re just over a week out from Halloween, which means most parents are busy googling ‘easiest DIY costumes’ (just us?) and wondering how they can turn last year’s cape and animal slippers into a passable costume for this year.

But for parents with toddlers or babies, Halloween costume ideas can be even more challenging to conjure up.

Thankfully, some clever mums have come up with some hilarious and Instagram-worthy costumes to inspire you.

While kids at this age may be too young to fully appreciate the comedic brilliance behind creating matching Wayne’s World costumes for them, that doesn’t mean you can’t.

From Princess Leia to a taco, here are 13 of the best Halloween costume ideas for young kids.

Movie and TV character costumes

Back to the Future

Recreate Back to the Future duo Marty McFly and Doc Brown with a red puffer vest and white wig. Major props to this mum for going the extra mile and making a DIY DeLorean time machine.

Risky Business


Why not dress your child up as Tom Cruise from Risky Business? All you need is a white shirt that doesn’t have baby vomit on it and a pair of sunglasses. Piece of cake.

Wayne’s World


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???? Halloween retrospective ????

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This mum recreated Wayne Campbell and Garth Algar’s looks from the legendary Wayne’s World.

Party on, Wayne.


Has your baby got that John Lithgow charm? Why not dress them as Lord Farquaad from Shrek? This is guaranteed to be a winning costume at your mothers’ group.



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A whole new snore.????‍♂️#aladdin #halloweencostume #naptimewithjoey

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This little guy took Halloween to a whole new world with his Aladdin costume.

Princess Leia


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For those who don’t want to splurge on Halloween costumes, this knitted Princess Leia headpiece could be the solution.

Celebrity costumes



Prince from Purple Rain, complete with a mini mo and goatee.

Animal costumes

A spider


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If you’re on the hunt for a spine-tingling costume, a spooky spider never fails.


A narwhal

Many people may ask what animal your baby is dressed as, and you can say, “oh, don’t you know? He’s a narwhal” with quiet smugness.

Food costumes

A taco


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I got hungry after this one. ???? #tacotuesday #naptimewithjoey

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Yep, a baby taco. I don’t think this needs further explanation.

 Matching family costumes

If you have multiple mini-humans, co-ordinated costumes are definitely the way to go – just ask Zoe Foster Blake and Hamish Blake.

These magic twins also have the right idea.

This family’s tribute to Top Gun is AMAZING. Yep, they make baby aviators.


And lastly, jailbird and police officer costumes for the trouble makers in your life.


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Busted!! Happy Halloween from the jailbird, police officer, and ghostbuster!

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Do you have any clever costume ideas for kids? Let us know in the comments below. 

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