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The 35 Best Mom-and-Baby Halloween Costume Ideas

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The best part of Halloween

If there’s one thing parents look forward to most when the fall rolls around, it’s getting the chance to dress up their little ones in adorable Halloween costumes. There’s certainly no shortage of fun costume ideas out there, from timeless staples like cute animals to Disney characters and pop-culture phenomena, and in case you were wondering, these are the most popular Halloween costumes for 2020. But we think that the best kind of baby costume is the kind that matches with mom! Talk about photos that you’ll treasure forever. One important note: Whatever costume you choose, make sure it’s something that your baby or toddler will be comfortable wearing. To help you find the perfect mom and baby Halloween costume, we’re sharing a few dozen of our favorites. If you want to go all-out, dress up the whole gang in one of these picture-perfect Halloween costumes for families.

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Snow White and the Evil Queen

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You can’t go wrong with a classic! While you may look pretty darn amazing as the Evil Queen, we all know who’s the fairest (and most adorable) of them all. Love this idea? Here are more of the best Halloween costumes for Disney super-fans.

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The Incredibles

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Is there anything better than dressing up as a family of superheroes—especially after surviving the first year of parenthood? Suit up as Elastigirl, Mr. Incredible, and Jack-Jack, and if your brood is bigger, add in Dash, Violet, Edna, and more. And whatever you do, don’t forget to add a dollop of gel into your Jack-Jack’s hair, like this family did, for the perfect finishing touch. You can’t go wrong with The Incredibles for movie night—or these 25 other cartoon movies the whole family will love.

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Starbucks Siren and Frappuccino

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There’s no such thing as too much caffeine when you’re a new mom. Poke fun at your sleep deprivation by dressing up as your lifeline to sanity: Starbucks. Go green as the logo’s alluring siren, and pick up your own little Frappuccino…who certainly doesn’t need anything else to keep her awake at night. Get Dad in on the action by giving him the job of barista. For a trip down memory lane, find out the most popular Halloween costume the year you were born.

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Baby Shark and Mommy Shark

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Chances are, you have the “Baby Shark” song running through your head on a constant loop, so it won’t be hard to get into character for this one. Bonus: This mom and baby Halloween costume is super comfy for both of you—and you can put plenty of layers on under it, depending on the weather, so your little one will stay nice and toasty. For more ideas, check out these 14 Halloween costumes you can only find at Target.

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Star Wars

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Let the Force be with you and your little bundle of joy this Halloween. If you’re a Star Wars fanatic, you won’t want to miss your chance to dress up as Princess Leia (excuse us—General Organa). And you’ve got plenty to choose from in the Star Wars universe for your little one, whether the idea of a baby Yoda or a little Luke makes you smile, or you want to tap into the Dark Side with a mini Darth. And, of course, this doesn’t just have to be a mom and baby Halloween costume. There are plenty of ways for Dad and other kids to join in, too! If you’ve got a dog, don’t miss the puppy Ewok costume that’s on our list of the 20 Halloween costumes you can get on Amazon for $25 or less.

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The Addams Family

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This mom and baby costume is creepy and kooky, mysterious and spooky—OK, you know where we’re going with this. Is there anything more perfect for Halloween than The Addams Family? Mom can dress up as Morticia, Dad can dress up as Gomez, and Baby can dress up as a mini Wednesday or Pugsley. Check out these 12 things you probably never knew about Halloween.

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Tiger King

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If there was one wild show to serve as the hallmark of spring 2020, it would undoubtedly be Netflix’s Tiger King. You can be Carole Baskin, hubby can be Joe Exotic, and your baby can be a tiger. Roar! So, why do we don costumes on October 31st every year? Find out the answer to that and some other spooky Halloween superstitions.

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The Grinch, Cindy Lou Who, and Max

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Get into the Christmas spirit a little early by dressing up as the beloved characters from The Grinch. Dress your little one as Max or even the big green guy himself. Trust us—your heart will grow three sizes after seeing your little family all decked out for Halloween. ‘Tis the season! Don’t miss these 36 best Halloween movies for kids.

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One of the most delicious desserts is also one of the best Halloween costumes! Just dress up as a graham cracker (all you need is brown material or even some cardboard!) and your little ones can star as the marshmallow and the chocolate. While we’re (kinda, sorta) on the subject, find out the one ingredient you really should be adding to your actual s’mores.

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The Little Mermaid and Ursula

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Because you’re so happy that your little one is “part of your world,” dress up as the characters from one of Disney’s most beloved princess films. While Ariel may be the star of the show, pairing your little mermaid with Ursula, Eric, Sebastian, and more (if you have more!) makes this family costume a true showstopper. Need to pull together an ensemble pronto? Don’t fret—here are 17 genius ideas for last-minute Halloween costumes.

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Black Panther

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As an ode to the late Black Panther actor Chadwick Boseman, you could dress your little one up as this groundbreaking superhero…and dress in a matching catsuit yourself. Wakanda forever! When your pint-sized Panther is a bit older, you can explain why Chad Boseman was the hero we all needed.

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Little Red Riding Hood and the Wolf

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Whether you’re heading off to grandmother’s house or just sending her a picture this year, this mom and baby Halloween costume featuring the big bad (er, little and super cute) wolf and Little Red Riding Hood is sure to make a memorable photo op. Find out what you should be for Halloween, based on your zodiac sign.

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Baker and Muffin

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You might have pulled off the “bun in the oven” getup when you were pregnant. Now that your little bundle has made it to the other side, consider dressing up as a baker and a delicious muffin with this clever mom and baby Halloween costume!

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Toy Story

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How much do you love your little one? To infinity and beyond, of course! For an adorable mom and baby Halloween costume, dress up as Bo Peep or even Woody and get baby decked out as Buzz for some out-of-this-world cuteness. So, is it possible to trick-or-treat during a pandemic? Here’s what Halloween could look like this year.

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Sandy and Her Favorite T-Bird

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This might be more fun for you than your child, but doing stuff like this for baby’s first few Halloweens is part of the joy of being a mom! Live out your dreams of being Grease‘s Sandy (post-makeover) with your Danny—and your entourage of T-Birds and Pink Ladies, of course!

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Breakfast at Tiffany’s

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Talk about an iconic costume for the ages! You and your little girl can both dress up as Holly Golightly and deck yourselves out in a black dress, (baby-safe) pearls, and oversize sunglasses.

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Spider and Web

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This is a great mom and baby Halloween costume if you plan to tote your little one around in a carrier on the big day. All you have to do is dress in black, drape some super stretchy spider web decor over your outfit, and pick up a cute spider costume for your crawler-to-be. If you want to go all-out this year, you don’t need to spend a fortune. These under-$30 Amazon finds will turn your home into a haunted house.

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Monkey and Banana

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Bananas may already be among your baby’s favorite foods, so why not have him dress up as one? You get to be the monkey looking for a bite of the cuteness! These 25 funny Halloween costumes are guaranteed to get laughs.

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Peter Pan and Tinkerbell

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You’re probably already getting sad thinking about how fast your baby will grow up. Dry your tears and check out this picture-perfect mom and baby Halloween costume: the ultimate boy who never wanted to grow up, Peter Pan, and his sidekick, Tinkerbell.

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Pirate and Parrot

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Get ready to say “Arrr, matey” to your talking (or maybe just babbling) parrot. For this classically adorable mom and baby costume, you can keep it simple with an eye patch and a skull cap or go all-out with a pirate outfit that Jack Sparrow would appreciate. Here are 15 easy Halloween crafts your kids will love making.

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Sushi and Chef

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Grab a pair of chopsticks and roll right into this clever Halloween costume. You won’t need much more than a black or white shirt and matching pants, but your baby will definitely need to be rolled into her costume.

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The Wizard of Oz

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You and your little one can go as Dorothy and Toto, the Wicked Witch of the West and the Tin Man, or any other combination that speaks to you. And, of course, the more, the merrier for this family favorite! Get in the spirit with these 56 weird and wonderful facts about The Wizard of Oz.

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Elmo and Abby

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Your baby may be too young to truly appreciate Sesame Street, but you can introduce him to his soon-to-be-favorite characters this Halloween by dressing up as BFFs Elmo and Abby!

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Wayne’s World

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Party on, Wayne. Party on, Garth. Relive the ’90s with a family costume featuring this hilarious duo. You can dress up as one of them or make a cameo as the lovely Cassandra. Trust us when we say that no one will be able to stop talking about that baby Garth wig. Learn more about the history of Halloween.

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Mickey and Minnie

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You can’t go wrong with Mickey and Minnie. This classic duo still brings joy to little ones today—and perfect inspiration to your mom and baby Halloween costume this year. Does this make you want to head to the happiest place on Earth? Here’s how Disney World is celebrating Halloween this year.

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Goldilocks and the Three Bears

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This is a fun and timeless costume, especially if you have more than one kiddo to dress up with this Halloween. All you need are a few bear costumes and a golden wig fashioned into pigtails!

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Game of Thrones

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This hit HBO show might have ended in 2019, but the saga can continue when you and your baby dress up as a darling dragon and—of course—the Mother of Dragons herself, Daenerys Targaryen. You may also want to pick up these 12 utterly creepy Halloween yard decorations.

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Parenthood is truly a whole new world. Make the point subtly with this family ensemble—complete with Princess Jasmine, a pint-size Aladdin, sleepy little Abu, and, of course, the Genie.

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Safari Adventurers

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Who needs to go on an actual safari when you have your own fascinating creature at home to ogle? Dress up baby as a little lion, elephant, or any other adorable animal you find irresistible, and get your binoculars—and your camera—ready!

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Thing 1, Thing 2, and the Cat in the Hat

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There may have been just two of you before baby came around, but now you’re a threesome! Does The Cat in the Hat rank as one of the best children’s books ever written? Find out!

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Curious George

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You already know you have a curious little one on your hands, so dress him up like the beloved character in this classic children’s book. All you need for your part of this mom and baby Halloween costume is a yellow shirt!

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Rosie the Riveter

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There’s no better time to dress up for women’s rights. Check out these vintage Halloween costumes that could still be worn today.

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Uncle Sam, Lady Liberty, and a Bald Eagle

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Show off your family’s patriotic spirit with this All-American ensemble. If you love the good, old USA, check out these 22 All-American holiday gifts for everyone on your list. Hey, there’s nothing wrong with starting that Christmas shopping a little early!


Cruella de Vil and Dalmatian

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No one will be able to keep their paws off your baby while she’s wearing this little spotted number. All you need to match is a black and white ensemble, but you can up your game with a Cruella-inspired wig.

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Barney, Betty, and Bamm-Bamm

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Have a blast (from the past) by dressing up as everyone’s favorite Stone Age family. Move over, Wilma, Fred, and Pebbles—here’s Barney, Betty, and Bamm-Bamm Rubble! After you’ve picked out the perfect mom and baby Halloween costume, enjoy these 15 Halloween puns that will have you laughing till you’re coffin.

For more fun facts, costume ideas, traditions, candy inspiration, spooky entertainment, and updates on how October 31 will look different this year, check out our Halloween Guide.

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