The Cutest Baby & Toddler Halloween Costumes for 2023

Girls dressed up for Halloween
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The cutest (and spookiest) kids Halloween costumes to make sure your little ones look the part this October.

It’s spooky season and while the sweet treats and fun halloween decorations are a welcome additions, it’s the halloween costumes we really live for.

From adorable pumpkin suits to cute little cat costumes, there really is nothing better than getting your own little ghouls all dressed up for halloween. So, here are some of our favourite baby and kids Halloween costumes to buy this year.

The Best Halloween Costumes for Babies and Children

Batman Children’s Costume, £16.99

halloween-outfitsBruce Wayne by day, The Dark Crusader by knight; your mini-me is ready to fight Arkham’s worst when wearing this Batman costume!

Buy now from John Lewis

Baby Mini Meow Costume, £21.99


The cutest cat we ever did see! This outfit will keep your baby looking as cute as a button, but still comfortable with its soft material and jumpsuit style.

Buy now from Fancy Dress

Star Wars Mandalorian Baby Yoda Costume, from £13.50

baby-halloween-costumesWe can all agree that Baby Yoda, aka Grogu, is possibly one of the cutest characters the Star Wars movie franchise has ever created. And now you can dress your own baby up as the star of the Disney Plus Star Wars spin-off The Mandalorian.

Buy now from Amazon

Pumpkin Cutie Pie Baby Costume, £19.99

cute-kids-halloween-costume-pumpkin-suitA baby in a pumpkin costume is one of the cutest sights during Halloween. We love this plush pumpkin tabard with its big smiley face.

Buy now from John Lewis

Cat Cape Pinafore, £55

kids-halloween-costumes-cute-cat-capeHandmade with soft, luxury fabric, this cute kitty cape is the perfect little Halloween cover up for your tiny trick or treater. And we’re obsessed with the adorable little ears.

Buy now from Wild Things

Lil Ghost Baby Costume, £16.99

We love this cool ghoul costume, with its cosy jumpsuit style and ghostly wings.

Buy now from Party Delights 

Cute Baby Spider Halloween Fancy Dress Costume, £16

halloween-outfitsWho’d have thought spiders could be this cute! This plush spider outfit for babies has a hood with a plush tuft, plus leg poppers for easy nappy changing.

Buy now from Amazon

Baby Pumpkin Bodysuit, Hat, Tights and Shoes, £20

baby-halloween-costumesMake your little one the pick of the patch with this super cute pumpkin bodysuit, hat and tights set. Created from pure organic cotton for optimal softness, the polka dot and stripes print features a smiling face design on the front – a cute update on a jack-o-lantern face, with a collar of green leaves for added detail.

Buy now from John Lewis

Skeleton Top and Leggings, £24

halloween-outfitsThis spooky top and leggings are made from supersoft cotton for optimum comfort on a big night of Halloween fun.

Buy now from Blade and Rose

Halloween Zip-Up Sleepsuit, £26

baby-halloween-costumesFor a more subtle take on a Halloween costume for your little one, this adorable sleepsuit is made of organic cotton and bamboo but means your baby can still join in on all the spooky fun.

Buy now from Baby Mori

Orange Pumpkin Halloween Velour Sleepsuit, from £12

halloween-outfitsWe just couldn’t resist this one! Available from newborn to three years old, this super soft sleepsuit will ensure they look cute as a (button) pumpkin!

Buy now from Next

Kids Halloween Costume Inspiration

We love Halloween here at Baby HQ. For this reason, we love seeing the adorable photos of your little ones dressed up in the cutest and scariest costumes!

So, we have collated some of the cutest images sent in by our very own Baby Magazine readers from over the years! From sweet pumpkins to scary vampires, we were treated to all sorts of wonderful sights. Here are some the highlights…

Baby Pumpkin Costume

Baby in a pumpkin costume

This adorable photo was sent in by Connie, who named her little one “Albie the pumpkin patch kid”.

READ MORE: How to throw the ultimate kids’ Halloween party

Kids’ lion costume

Boy in lion costume
Let Them Be Little Photography

We love this one of Theo the lion, sent in by Philippa. That fluffy mane is sure to keep him cosy on Halloween night…

Kids’ skeleton costume

Boy in skeleton costumeThanks to Stephanie who sent us this scary photo of four-year-old Teddy. He’s sure to give plenty of trick or treaters a fright on Wednesday!

Baby pink poodle costume

Baby dressed up as pink poodle

This gorgeous photo sent in by Jennifer totally melted our hearts – what an adorable little pink poodle.

Baby ghost costume

Baby ghost Halloween costume

There’s nothing ghoulish about this sweet photo of baby Boe, taken by Stephanie – look at that innocent little face…

Kids’ gnome costume

Boy in gnome costume

This brilliant snap of ‘Max the Gnome’, sent in by Lauren, really had us chucking – full marks for pulling together such a creative costume!

Kids’ ‘Scream Queen’ costume

Girl in Witch costumeShe may look sweet and innocent, but her ‘Scream Queen’ sash tells us this little one may not be all that she seems! With thanks to Kayleigh for sending this one in.

Kids’ werewolf costume

Werewolf costumeWe wouldn’t like to meet this terrifying werewolf on a dark night… this fantastic photo was contributed by Jacqueline.

Need more inspiration for your kids Halloween costumes this year? Keep reading!

DIY Halloween Costumes For Kids

Buying Halloween costumes for your children can be an expensive task, and it’s often more economical (and fun) to make them at home!

Using old clothes, scissors and glue and some bits from the craft shop, here is how to make some of our favourite DIY children’s Halloween costumes.

Pea Pod

This costume idea works for children of any age, but looks especially adorable for the little ones who are having their first Halloween. It’s very simple – just gather up some old green clothing in the form of onesies, t-shirts, leggings or anything that will fit and they no longer need. If you have a bright green hat, that’s even better!

The only thing you’ll need to buy are some big green pom-poms from your local craft store, which are relatively cheap. Glue these onto the part of the costume that will cover the chest and down the stomach, close together so they look like a line of peas. Add some little green socks and gloves and there you have it – a walking pea pod!

Safety Tip: Try to choose a neon green colour when selecting the clothes to help your child stay visible to cars and motorcyclists while trick or treating

Mr Bump

Is your little one a little clumsy? Dress them up in a white t shirt and leggings (for warmth), then wrap some toilet paper around your child’s arms, chest, legs and a bit around the forehead. Fasten with plenty of cheap sticky plasters from your medicine cabinet and, before you know it, you have a mini Mr Bump.

Safety Tip: While it’s always helpful to make costumes on a budget, try to splash out for some glow in the dark plasters to decorate your child’s costume with. These plasters will help them stay visible in the dark and avoid accidents with oncoming traffic.


Stick to a classic, and make your child a simple, yet scary, ghost costume using an old white sheet. Dress them up in a white top and leggings for warmth, then drape a sheet large enough to cover your child without dragging across the ground. Cut out eye holes, draw a scary face, and cover with glitter for a supernatural glow!

Safety Tip: If possible, try to use a nylon, polyester or silk bed sheet to make this costume, as they are much less flammable than a cotton or blend sheet. This costume is also practical, as if it does catch alight by accident then your child can quickly throw it off and avoid any serious harm.

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