Happy belated Halloween!

What’s your opinion of Halloween costumes for babies? Meg was 5 months old her first Halloween and I didn’t get her a costume. She had a black cat sleeper with a tail and she wore that on Halloween. I figured why spend the money for something she’ll wear for a few hours (or less)?

I wasn’t planning on getting Paul a costume this year, but found an adorable monkey outfit in a consignment shop for $8.50. He did not appreciate being put in a costume and wore it for all of 15 minutes. We only got one picture of him smiling, but it’s adorable. I think it was worth $8.50 to have a cute picture of his first Halloween. I wouldn’t pay much more than that, though. Do you have a price limit?

Meg, on the other hand, was excited to dress up. She had two hand-me-down costumes – a pig and a fairy (it looked like Tinkerbell). She immediately proclaimed the fairy costume pretty and wouldn’t even try on the pig. But the pig costume had little hooves to go over shoes and she loved those. She called them her pig shoes and wore them constantly. As Halloween got closer, every time we asked her what she was going to be, she said “a PIG!” I still figured we’d have to throw the fairy costume on her at the last minute, though.

When the time came to get in costume, I couldn’t find the hooves. I thought the pig costume was definitely not happening at that point, but she put on the rest of it just fine and LOVED trick-or-treating. We just went to the houses of neighbors we know and she was thrilled to get candy. She also loved handing out candy at our house. We let her have the DumDum sucker and fun size bag of M&Ms in the picture and she spent the rest of the night bouncing off the walls.

Comments

  1. I bought Ren’s first two costumes at the consignment store. This year we splurged on a $20 new Captain America costume, which he wore several times a week until Halloween, when he insisted on wearing last year’s costume. Weirdo.

    I don’t think I could ever bring myself to spend more than $20 on a costume. The consignment store has such cute things!

  2. Very cute. I spent $6 on our brand spankin’ new dragon costume – thank you Old Navy.

  3. Your kids are adorable! And I’m loving seeing everyone’s halloween costumes.

  4. I didn’t buy Kalena a costume her first year, but I did make her a little hat and tail that I pinned on a sleeper. Babies are really cute dressed up, but mostly I can’t justify the cost.

  5. I bought/made a costume for Eriana for cheap. Well. Sort of. I bought a onesie she can wear anytime, and some socks and babylegs she can wear anytime, and some felt, a pair of shorts and a headband all for ~$5 total. So I spent ~$30, but only ~$5 on stuff she won’t wear again.

  6. They both look very cute! I got a cupcake costume for $4 at Old Navy, it was awesome.