*Image above via Meri Meri featuring their precious swan and flamingo costumes.
I’ve had a lot of requests for Halloween costumes for littles this year, so here goes. First, some ideas from years past — mini has been a giraffe (her spirit animal — we’ve had this Melissa & Doug stuffed animal and this framed Sharon Montrose in her room; they just felt right for her always), a bee (I went as her beekeeper by wearing this netting hat), Cinderella (with the perfect “glass” slippers — so sweet; micro was her pumpkin), and an Ariel (I went as Ursula with this mask and Mr. Magpie actually wore this King Triton beard, crown, and trident, while micro was a furious little Sebastian). I’ve linked the exact costumes we used every year with the exception of mini’s bee costume, which is no longer carried, but was by the brand Princess Paradise — I LOVE their baby/toddler costumes with the nubby/loopy texture. So sweet and different/higher quality than just a plush material. I love the pig and giraffe!
This year, mini insists she wants to go as SpiderMan, so SpiderMan it is. And NOT SpiderWoman or some tutu variation of SpiderMan, either. So I guess this is where we are at the moment.
If I had my druthers, I would send her as…
MADELINE: DRESS/CAPE, HAT, MARY JANES; YOU MIGHT ALSO BE ABLE TO DIY MORE OF THE OUTFIT AND JUST SPRING FOR THE CAPE; FOR TINY BABIES: THIS KNIT SET OMG
LITTLE RED RIDING HOOD: CAPE (OR THIS ONE) AND GINGHAM DRESS
DOROTHY WITH RUBY SLIPPERS AND BASKET WITH TOTO
THIS SUPERHERO CAPE DRESS, WHICH MINI OWNS AND PLAYS WITH FREQUENTLY
And I am eyeing for micro…
WHERE THE WILD THINGS ARE — LOOK FOR LESS WITH THIS AND THIS
ASTRONAUT WITH HELMET — WE OWN THIS SET ALREADY SO V TEMPTING
IF MINI WERE DOROTHY, MAYBE HILL COULD BE THE COWARDLY LION
For tiny babies — a lion’s mane can be enough! Also love this knit bunny set, and this plush set.
I already shared some darling Halloween pajamas at the bottom of this post (pro tip: order now, these do sell out) — but a few options for Halloween candy baskets. My children have these personalized ones from Bella Bean. We also have their Easter baskets. I liked them back when we were Manhattanites and were short on space — we could lay them flat, as they are fabric — and they are surprisingly big so I found I repurposed them (especially in the Easter basket colors) for lots of things, i.e., passing out end-of-school-year treats to classmates, delivering Valentines, etc. I also like this monogrammable burlap style and these ones, too.
P.S. Fall basics for little boys.
P.P.S. Allie of Alexandra Bee Blog mentioned me in a series of posts on navigating the early days of motherhood, and mentioned that she found my posts on matrescence (the process of becoming a mother) helpful. Since then, I’ve had a few new readers ask me to point me towards posts on this subject, so I thought I’d share a few here:
THE ELEGANT BUT LOPSIDED DANCE OF MOTHERHOOD
THE INCONGRUOUS EMOTIONS OF MOTHERHOOD
MOTHERHOOD IS A HEART RENT IN TOO MANY DIRECTIONS
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4 thoughts on “Halloween Costumes for Littles.”
My 5 year old has informed me that she will be Queen Lucy the Valiant of Narnia for Halloween. I found a Guinevere/medieval princess costume, but now to sort out a dagger, her healing cordial, and Aslan!
Love this!! So specific! Go you for tracking down all the necessary accoutrements!
I LOVE that your mini wants to be Spiderman!! Too cute.
Costumes from book characters are so great too — Madeline would be adorable!
My 3 1/2 year old is so finicky with fabrics and never tolerated costumes (she was recently found to have sensory processing difficulties by an occupational therapist — which I had suspected) BUT! I was so happy to find that Gap has an Anna (Frozen) dress which doesn’t have any stiff fabric or lace or tulle, which she wouldn’t touch with a ten foot pole. It arrived already and it is SOFT! It’s also on sale now. Sharing this here in case any parents are looking for easy and soft costumes.
If she would agree to a long-sleeve denim button down shirt, it would be so fun to dress her as Ina Garten, since she loves watching her with me and looking at her cookbooks! But I honestly doubt denim would go over well…
OMG the mini Ina Garten is TOO CUTE. I love it. Ha!! With a tiny bob wig? So good.
Glad you found that Frozen costume!!