10 Best Baby Costumes Reviewed & Rated In 2019
When it comes to Halloween and dressing your little ones up in cute outfits, most parents get started long before October to make sure their child has the costume of their dreams to go trick or treating in! There is nothing more enjoyable as a parent than being able to dress your child up as their favorite character. Whether that is Mickey Mouse, Moana, or the classic pumpkin costume you can always find exactly what you're looking for online. This article focuses on baby costumes so we can help you make your babies first Halloween Costume one you will always remember! As always, it is important that we choose those that are of high quality and, of course, show off the cuteness factor of your baby! For that, we are proud to present to you our list of the top 10 baby costumes of 2019.
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Includes NASA patches
The snaps make diaper changes quick and easy
Available in orange or white
- Aeromax Jr. Astronaut Suit
- InCharacter Owl Costume
- Baby Chef 3-Piece Layette by Baby Aspen
- Baby M.D. Three-Piece Layette Set in
- Baby Dinky Dragon by InCharacter
- Baby Lil’ Lobster by InCharacter
- Flannel Cotton Leopard Rompers
- Punkin Cutie Pie Costume
- InCharacter Costumes Time Out Convict
- Baby Lil’ Monkey by InCharacter
- Criteria Used for Evaluation
- Other Factors to Consider
- Frequently Asked Questions
10 Best Baby Costumes Reviewed
1. Aeromax Jr. Astronaut Suit
Includes NASA patches
The snaps make diaper changes quick and easy
Available in orange or white
Your baby may grow out of it quickly
This baby astronaut costume is definitely one that will stand out in the crowd! It can be ordered in white, orange, or even pink for our female astronaut babies. It is made from high-quality material, complete with realistic NASA patches. This costume is even machine washable! Best of all, it has diaper snaps so you don't have to take it completely off to change your little one's diaper.Read more
The Aeromax Jr Astronaut suit will allow your baby to go fetch that cow that jumped over the moon. Okay, not really but your child will be super adorable dressed as an astronaut. The suit is 100% cotton which makes it comfortable and easy to clean.
Equipped with snaps down the middle and on each leg, you will have no problem getting your baby in and out of this costume. Also, the snaps make diaper changes quick and easy. However, if for some reason an accident happens inside the suit you can easily toss it in the washing machine to be cleaned. When purchasing you can choose between an orange or white suit.
The designers wanted this costume to look like a real astronaut suit and the NASA patches they added helped them accomplish that goal. The cuffs on the sleeves and pants will keep anything from entering your child’s suit as they venture into outer space.
While this astronaut costume was intended for children between the ages of 4 to 12 months, parents should keep in mind that some babies might not fit into it how they would like. Parents should also note their child's height and their weight as well. This costume will fit your child perfectly and comfortably for children between the heights of 22 – 29 inches and between the weight of 14-20lbs.
2. InCharacter Owl Costume
Machine wash safe
Designed with leg snaps for easy diaper changes
Booties are designed for indoor use only
The quality of this costume is amazing. It is a very warm costume that is lined with fuzzy green material. It comes in four pieces, the headpiece, the body, and two booties. The headpiece attached by velcro, the body attaches at the top by velcro but has snaps on the bottom for potty breaks/diaper changes. Plus its machine washable!Read more
The soft brown fur and bright colored ruffles down the belly and on the arms take the adorable factor to the next level. This costume is available for babies between 6 and 24 months.
You’re sure to get a hoot out of seeing your baby dressed in this owl costume by Incharacter. When it’s time to change their diaper, you won’t have to worry about taking the costume off as it is designed with leg snaps. The owl jumpsuit is made of 100% polyester.
This costume is complete with an owl headpiece and owl feet booties. The headpiece is designed with a velcro closure that will keep it in place. With the beak and owl eyes being at the top of the headpiece, you won’t have to worry about it covering it your child’s face.
This cute little owl costume comes in a variety of sizes not just for infants but for toddlers as well. This costume does have leg snaps which will make those never-ending diaper changes a little bit easier for parents while their child is enjoying their favorite costume. It is important to note that while this may fit your child perfectly before wash that this costume can be machine washed so there is a possibility of shrinkage if parents don’t follow the proper washing and drying instructions that is listed on the inside of the costume. It’s also important to note that children should not wear this costume while sleeping.
3. Baby Chef 3-Piece Layette by Baby Aspen
The 3-piece chef set is made from 100% cotton.
This costume is machine washable.
The costume pieces are easier to keep track of because it's only a set of three.
Their chef jacket doesn’t need to come off every time they get in and out of their car seat.
The baby chef’s costume only comes in one size: for kids ages 0 to 6 months old.
How adorable is it to see a baby dressed up like a little chef!? This outfit is made of nice thick cotton, not that cheap material a lot of Halloween costumes are made out of. The chef's coat has very durable buttons and won't be able to be taken off easily by your baby. Most importantly of all, this costume has extra room around the arms and legs. Perfect for crawling around comfortably.Read more
The whole package comes in a culinary gift box making it one of the most exciting gifts you can ever give. The fabric is made of 100 percent cotton for absolute baby comfort.
Think your child is going to be the next culinary genius? Then prop him or her up with the Baby Chef costume complete with a chef’s headgear, a chef’s uniform, and the checkered pants
The chef is in the house! this costume is perfect for when parents are hosting a feast or simply attending. They will call all the shots and ensure all food meets their strict standards or send it packing. They can also wear it when they are playing kitchen with their other siblings and friends. Whoever wears the chef’s hat gets to be the chef. Your little cutie is sure to be the dish of the town.
This three-piece chef costume is made up of cotton. It’s also important for parents to note that the hat is one size fits all. The checkered pants that are featured with this chef costume are elastic waist so there is room to grow for other dress up occasions.
4. Baby M.D. Three-Piece Layette Set in
Costume can have baby’s name embroidered for a more authentic look.
The suit is made from 100% cotton.
The snaps allow for easy changes
.Doctor’s costume is machine washable.
It’s safe enough to sleep in.
Only one size is available. For babies 0 to 6 months old.
Your baby will stay nice and toasty warm in this costume. Featuring 100% cotton material and little booties to keep those toes warm, your baby will look just like a miniature model of a surgical doctor. The stethoscope makes the baby look even cuter! What's even cuter is that the first aid box opens up to store this costume with a custom built-in hanging feature!Read more
Calling all baby M.D.’s, this doctors costume is designed to fit aspiring baby doctors. The neckline has a decorative stethoscope with an embroidered pocket.
The surgical cap is a warm hat that babies can comfortably wear and makes a cute addition to the outfit. This outfit also comes with a first aid box that houses the costume and booties to finish off the surgeon look.
A completely adorable, career inspiring costume. Babies will be too young to realize what they are wearing, but the pictures they see when they are older may inspire them to become a doctor. Or not, but even so this outfit has plenty of wiggle room to allow them to crawl around and work out those tiny muscles. Get them a doctors bag kit to complete the set.
This cute little medical outfit is designed for infants from birth to 6 months old. It is super cozy and made up of cotton. The cap is also one size fits all but does have some room to grow for newborns. The booties are perfect and will keep your baby's feet nice and warm.
5. Baby Dinky Dragon by InCharacter
The dragon’s feet are detachable and they have slip-resistant pads
This costume is machine washable.
It has snap closures that helps make diaper changes easier
The wings snap on and off. That makes it convenient because they need to be able to sit in their car seat properly.
It is not recommended that kids sleep with this costume because of an entanglement hazard.
The polyester fabric used to make this costume is lined with a fuzzy material to ensure your child stays nice and warm this Halloween. You are able to take the headpiece off if your child does not like having things on their head, as well as being able to remove the booties, and the wings if necessary. If your child is just starting to walk those booties may be of help as they have the no slip bottoms to keep your baby safe on slippery hardwood floors or tiles.Read more
There is something about dragons that have always captured the imagination of kids. And with the colorful wings and a beautiful heart-tipped dragon tail, your little tot will surely love donning the Dinky Dragon suit made of high quality 100 percent pure polyester.
The gigantic dragon feet can be easily slipped on and the foot pads are layered with non-slip materials so your kid will have no problem standing on all fours. The fabric is machine washable and dryable as well. The hood of the jumpsuit is adorned with a dragon head complete with lovely ears and 2 curved horns. Too bad, it doesn’t breathe any fire.
Get ready to take millions of pictures because this dragon costume makes little toddlers look so adorable. It's plushy and well-made meaning parents don't have to worry about it falling apart before they get some good pictures. The detachable wings mean car rides won't destroy them and the easy access closures mean diaper changes are a breeze.
This dragon costume is perfect for infants between the ages of 12 months to 2T. It does come in small to large sizes as well. It’s important for parents to know how much their child weighs for the perfect fit of this costume. This dragon is made up of polyester and can be machine washed.
6. Baby Lil’ Lobster by InCharacter
This costume is machine washable
It has skid-resistant pads under their feet
Lobster feet are detachable
It is comfortable and fun for kids to wear
Is available in several children’s sizes
It is a warm costume
Yet another fantastically crafted polyester costume on our list, this lobster outfit will keep your baby nice and warm while also allowing them to pretend to be "Under The Sea." Get yourself a big stock pot to have your little one sit in and you have everything you need for a baby photo shoot that's sure to melt the hearts of everyone who sees it.Read more
Do you think your child has what it takes to be Sebastian from The Little Mermaid fame? If that is the case, then the Lil’ Lobster costume should be the perfect gift for your little kid. It features all the anatomical parts of a lobster, except for its internal organs, of course. The pincers, antennae, eight legs, and a tail fin that divides into two, to accommodate your child’s feet.
The lobster head can be fastened with a snap and hook-and-loop mechanism. The lobster tail is actually a pair of slip-on booties complete with skid-resistant soles. It’s made of 100 percent polyester and is machine washable. For trick or treaters living in the northern cooler climates, this costume is great. But for those living in warmer climates, they’ll probably be happier in air-conditioned areas while wearing their lobster costume.
There is no room for Crabby Patties in this cute crustacean costume. The suit helps keep tots warm in cooler climates without being so fluffy that it gets in the way. This costume is also a great way for kids to pretend they are Sebastian from the Little Mermaid.
Designed to fit children up to 6 months. This lobster costume does offer sizes extra small, medium and large for toddlers as well. There is no small option currently available. It's also important for parents to note that if they are looking for more use for costume instead of just their child wearing it only once to get the next size up so that their child can get more use out of it.
7. Flannel Cotton Leopard Rompers
The material is made from soft comfortable flannel.
It does not irritate the skin.
It comes with a tail.
This costume can be washed by hand or machine.
Warranty is available, just contact the seller.
The color may be a little different from what is seen through different monitors.
The material is a big hit for everyone who has purchased! It is made of nice warm flannel that won't irritate your babies skin and is made with advanced safety zippers. They do run a bit big but that just means your child won't be restricted while crawling around or playing in their leopard costume! This is also the first costume on the list that says it can be worn as pajamas if you so choose!Read more
The leopard Romper is designed for both baby boys and girls. Composed of cotton and flannel, this costume is very soft and will not irritate your baby’s skin
The materials also allow it to be easily cleaned in the washing machine. Washing the costume in your washer will not shrink it or cause its colors to bleed. The zipper is wrapped in fabric to keep it from irritating your baby’s neck.
The romper fits pretty loosely and does not restrict your child’s movement. The unrestricted movement will allow your child to fully develop. Dressing your baby in this romper and diaper changes are easy as the zipper runs from top to bottom.
This little leopard costume is available in sizes from 3 – 40 months. It’s great for infants and for toddlers as well. There is a size chart provided with the company so that parents can order the correct size for their child. It is important for parents to note that because of the material used this costume is a little bit baggy so there is room for this outfit to grow with your little one.
8. Punkin Cutie Pie Costume
Bright orange color makes it easy to spot
Hat stretches to your child’s head
Costume is short
The pumpkin costume is a classic that everyone wears at one point or another in their childhood. This pumpkin costume imparticular is made out of polyester and is nice and roomy for a baby on the move! Plus the bright orange color makes your little one easy to spot when they are on the move and faster then you thought.Read more
What better costume to celebrate Halloween in than Fun World’s baby pumpkin costume. The costume is filled with fluff to give your child that classic plump pumpkin look. The front of the costume is designed to look like a jack-o-lantern.
Along with the pumpkin outfit, you will also receive a pumpkin hat. The costume is sleeveless and does not include bottoms. However, you will receive a black tunic for your child to wear under the pumpkin.
The hat is designed with an elastic band, which makes it easy to put on your child’s head. While the band provides a secure fit, it does not cause a constricting feeling. The bright orange color of the costume will make it easy for you to spot your child in a crowded public place.
This pumpkin outfit must be hand washed only to avoid any kind of shrinkage. This costume is designed for children between 0 to 24 months. It does include a hat that’s one size fits all. It’s 3” high and 14” wide.
9. InCharacter Costumes Time Out Convict
Machine wash safe
Mesh tattoo sleeves are connected to the shirt
Costume could be made more durable
What is cuter than a baby with tattoos? Nothing! This costume is everything and a funny joke if the babies mom or dad was recently released from being incarcerated themselves! The material isn't as warm as others but it makes up for that with the cuteness factor being 1000%!Read more
It should be a crime how cute your baby will be in the Incharacter baby convict costume. This black and white striped polyester jumpsuit is lightweight. The short spandex sleeves make it easy for you to get your baby’s arms through
Connected to the jumpsuit’s sleeves is a mesh material that will make your baby look like their arms are tattooed. This costume is available for newborns, babies between 6-12 months, and even toddlers.
Along with the jumpsuit, the costume comes with slip-on booties and a convict style hat. The booties are designed with slip resistant bottoms to provide your baby with more stability as they begin walking. The cap is loose and easily slides on their head.
Available for children between the ages of 6 – 12 months this little jailer outfit is perfect for your infant to enjoy dress up with. It is machine washable and fit to size. It is important for parents to know that multiple materials are used for this outfit. The body part of the outfit is made up of polyester materials while the sleeves are polyester and spandex.
10. Baby Lil’ Monkey by InCharacter
The legs have snaps to make it easier to change diapers.
The monkey’s feet are skid resistant.
It keeps kids nice and warm.
Can be too warm for little kids to wear if the environment is over 70 degrees.
Another classic costume brought back to life with a nice thick bodysuit that is lined with a fuzzy material to keep your child warm while out trick or treating. The heavy cuffs on the sleeves and pant legs will keep cold drafty air out too! This is a perfect costume for areas where it is quite cool outside near Halloween.Read more
There’s no monkeying around with the Lil’ Monkey infant suit that comes with a very long tail and cute and lovable curly ears. The monkey’s head is adorned with lush hair and the coat is fully constructed of pure 100 percent polyester. The brown belly matches well with the deep choco brown fur of the monkey suit.
It comes with an easy-to-open zipper for instant access to your baby’s diapers when it’s already time for a change. The foot pads are well layered with extra-strong non-skid materials so your infant will have no problem cruising around in his or her monkey suit.
Parents don’t have to worry about their little monkey getting too cold on Halloween. This costume keeps them nice and warm while allowing them to have fun getting candy. They’ll be monkeying around for hours and hanging off of mom and dad’s arms as the whole family cruises through the neighborhood.
This monkey costume is designed and perfect for children up to the ages of 6 to 24 months. This costume is made up of 100% polyester materials. It can be machine washed but it’s important for parents to pay attention to the washing/drying instructions listed on the tag for longer wear.
Criteria Used for Evaluation
The costumes on our list are perfect for family pictures and to wear on any occasion. Some of our costumes can be worn in cooler climates and others in warmer climates.Baby costumes such as the panda costume and the giraffe costume help keep babies warm. They are made well because babies can move around comfortably and at the same time remain in their strollers warm and toasty.
There are several costumes for kids out there. But not all of them meet the mark. Some costumes are not made with amazing detail and care. Other costumes like the little tiger costume and the chef's costume are designed with a thin fabric material. They keep babies comfortable in cooler climates and they make babies look incredibly cute.
All the costumes on our list are safe for babies. These costumes have wiggle room for them to roll around with and they help encourage dress-up play at an early age. Dress-up play is always a fun and rewarding experience
Costumes can always be a tricky thing when it comes to size and fitting your child properly. For babies it’s important for parents to know how much their baby weighs and their age range as well. Most outfits are designed by these two factors simply because what might fit one child might not fit another. Every child is different therefor every costume will fit their child differently as well. Most of the costumes on our top ten list all feature specifications about sizing when it comes to finding the perfect costume for your little one. We’re sure you will find the perfect character for your little one to dress up as.
Some of our oldest stories speak of monsters. Gilgamesh, Hercules, Beowulf and countless others became legends by overcoming the seemingly impossible. We judge these and other heroes by the enemies they vanquish instead of the faults they have.Monsters are especially dangerous because they represent parts of ourselves that we cannot understand or control. These beings reside in an ancient and primal part of our minds. The form we fear says more about who we are as people and societies than anything else.
Monsters often follow rules that make them difficult to identify or dispatch. They prey upon us, consuming everything that makes us who we are. The most dangerous ones hide in plain sight or are created when we try to fulfill power fantasies.
How are new monsters created? Monsters are the result of mistakes or malice. When mankind forgets its place or tries to cheat the rules of society the inevitable result is the appearance of monsters. Some actions simply draw predators while others pollute or twist the natural order of things.
It can be helpful to think of heroes as the socially acceptable response to the presence of monsters. But as societal customs and norms change, old heroes can become new villains. New ideas represented as heroes and gods subvert and dominate old ideas and fears.
The most important part of a monster is its weakness. This is the way that humanity can claim control over the anarchic powers of the world. Weaknesses allow us to feel confident that we are actually in control of the world. Weaknesses can be a bit like a roadmap to redemption in the eyes of the society at large (or the writer's idea of it).
This immortal humanoid roams the night drinking the blood of its victims. Originally appearing in Romania, the vampire has been around for a long time. As such it has gone through several distinct variations over the centuries. Piercing the monster's heart with a stake is the most common way to dispatch this terror.
The oldest reference to vampires talks of rolling bags of blood that would break into homes and consume people. In order to protect against such attacks, people were advised to plant thorny plants around their homes. Later literary versions like those of Lord Byron (John William Polidori) implied these beings were travelers and romantics.
Modern versions of the vampire take two main forms: the grotesque and the sensual. The grotesque version focuses on the consumption of human blood and often employs a bestial nature. Movies like Fright Night (1985) and 30 Days of Night (2010) show the animalistic hunger of the vampire myth. The sensual vampire experience is best represented in Interview With The Vampire (1994) or the Twilight Saga (2008-10).
Several people have been diagnosed with a rare hair disorder called hypertrichosis (also called werewolf disease) where abnormally thick hair covers the entire body including the face. Although this disorder can happen anywhere in the world, the legend of the werewolf as a monster is native to central Europe.
After being bitten by a carrier of lycanthropy, a normal person becomes this monster. The human transforms under the light of a full moon into a wolf-like beast. Driven by bloodlust and every negative element of wolves, the transformed human preys upon their community until changing back (completely unaware of the violent rampage) into a person once the moon wanes.
This monster is as much a victim of their condition as a perpetrator of their crimes. The fact that they remain human most of the time and revert back to 'standard' periodically make disposing of this monster ethically squishy. But silver is the established weakness of this mythical beast although it is immune to anything that isn't silver.
There was a time when nobody knew how to read the writings of the ancient Egyptians. During the 19th century, the mysterious and obviously advanced works of archaic craftsmen from a land in the process of being colonized was intriguing. It wasn't until the Rosetta Stone was discovered that scholars were able to decipher their extensive writings.
The mummy monster is the reanimated corpse of an ancient Egyptian king we call a pharaoh. Animated by magic and capable of consuming pieces of people to regenerate itself. This can take the form of spiritual energy, life force or even possessing their physical body. There is often a talisman or spell in the Book of the Dead to send the terrorizing monster back to the afterlife.
As western audiences discovered the ancient mysteries of Africa, magical stories and monsters abounded. Victorian era readers were drawn to the mystery and magic that seemed to surround anything from Egypt. The eternal life promised to pharaohs was especially provocative mixed with the incredible wealth buried with the dead and morbid curiosity combined to create a perfect storm of elements for Jane Webb to combine in 1827 and captivate audiences into the modern day.
This monstrous denizen of the forest is a massive hair-covered humanoid. Ranging between 7 and 9 feet tall, the forest-dwelling primitive has been reported across the northern continent and is believed to be very skittish. So far, there is no conclusive evidence that this creature is real although several massive footprints (hence the name) have been found over the years.
The Bigfoot is known by several other names and versions of this creature have been sighted across the globe. Some of the alternative names for this elusive being include Sasquatch, Yeti, Skunk Bear to name only a few. The beast is often seen by hunters and others who are well versed with identifying native wildlife, making sightings more believable.
The Wildman of the Forest is elusive but strong and covered with fur. Capable of destroying large trees and reported to have attacked people on rare occasions, the Squatch normally flees human contact. Said to be omnivorous and possessing at least human-level intelligence, this may be the "missing link" to our evolutionary past.
Flying saucers, little green men, the Grays, these are all parts of the alien menace. This monster first became popular with the rise of rocketry and the dawn of spaceflight. These extraterrestrial visitors are said to have inspired (if not directly created) everything from math to the pyramids (despite ample evidence it was a bunch of people across time).
These visitors come for a variety of reasons but one thing is certain; they are in charge. A technological race, aliens are capable of bypassing every law of physics and fooling every sensor available to humanity. In addition, they often abduct and perform tests on humans in the same manner humans test on wild animals.
Humanity has developed a few ways to combat the alien threat. Tin hats protect against mind control and the most advanced predators still fall prey to good old bullets, if you can hit them that is. Force fields, tractor beams, and shadowy government organizations make dealing with these invaders especially difficult. But since the threat is mainly tech-based, humans often turn the alien's weapons against them.
Practitioners of witchcraft are said to cast spells and hexes while manipulating the forces of nature and other planes of existence. The practice is one of the oldest forms of medicine and religion and is still practiced by many people today. Witches are often seen as evil women but they can be good as well as men.
The Spanish Inquisition and the Salem Witch Trials are the best-known examples of people systematically exterminating witches but they also give us the best examples of what these creatures were supposed to be. They supposedly hid within normal society and worked to subvert the will of God, often through dreams and visions. They also have a vast knowledge of potions and poisons with all kinds of fantastical and mundane uses.The Wiccan religion is one of the best known modern branches of witchcraft but there are many varieties including the voodoo practitioners of Haiti. The fear of these religious practitioners is especially prevalent in underdeveloped areas but even Hollywood stars like Jimmy Page and Gabrielle Anwar count themselves as true believers.
Sailors have seen these water maidens since at least the times of Jason and the Aragonites. Possessing a woman's body and a fish's tail, Capable of drawing men into the water (and their deaths) with their songs and beauty. Sailors across the world have reported seeing these slippery seductresses.
Modern versions include males in the rank of file of merpeople as mermen and groups are collectively known as merfolk. Many examples of these mythical creatures can be found from the early to mid 20th century from traveling carnivals and freak shows although so far all have been fake.
Disney popularized mermaids for generations with their animated tale full of friendly characters and fun songs. Today, most mermaids are seen as benevolent or romantic instead of terrifying. They still seek out and seduce desirable humans to become lovers but engage in less murder and more kissing.
A monster based on predominantly religious fears, Demons are the reason behind all suffering in existence, just denizens of another plane of existence or somewhere in between. They represent the suffering that many medieval scribes and religious scholars saw in the world. Monks created vast lexicons describing the complex relationships and rules that govern their behavior.
According to legend, demons were created when God cast his eldest angel called Lucifer and his armies out of heaven after a great war. God created a new domain to house the traitorous forces of heaven called Hell. The fallen angel was renamed Satan and God gave him and his kin the power to tempt humanity out of exaltation.
Demons often offer deals in exchange for souls with the use of contracts. The story 1000 Arabian Nights describe a demon known as a Djinn or genie that grants wishes if certain conditions are met. A key part of all demon interactions is that people never get what they expected and it always ends badly for the person, even if it is what they asked for.
The Scandinavian monsters have been around since old Nordic times. They inhabit unpopulated areas and tend to be solitary. Their strong bodies do not wither with old age but they remain dim-witted and slow. But no matter where the troll is or what it looks like, it is unhelpful and overall loathsome.
The Old English poem of Beowulf describes a troll called Grendel that invades a kings mead hall and kills everyone. The troll was immune to all weapons raised against it and terrorizes the countryside for years. Only the hero Beowulf is able to defeat the monster by ripping its arm off, bashing in its ears and chasing it back to its lair.
Ancient trolls lived in caves, or under bridges and beset passersby. Modern-day trolls live on the internet and remain as unpleasant as ever. They leave nasty comments and engage in every abusive behavior possible which is why people began associating them with the ancient villains.
Created by the indigenous peoples of Canada, the Wendigo is the result of cannibalism. It serves as a cautionary tale to people regularly faced with starvation during the winter months. Death from starvation seems a light sentence compared to the curse of living as a wending.
Legend tells of a tribesman who consumed human flesh under the light of a full moon. His form morphed and became as monstrous as the hunger for flesh that consumed him. Horns sprouted from his head and his fingers and toes grew to unbelievable lengths.
Anyone can fall prey to the spirit of the wendigo during the long nights of winter. but once a person becomes a wendigo they can never return to normal. They remain compelled to periodically consume the flesh of others by the spirit of the wendigo until they eventually die.
Choosing the top 25 baby costumes is like choosing the top 10 t-shirts or the top dresses of all time. It’s that daunting simply because our baby fashion sense may not actually be commensurate to what you consider as fashionable for babies. Nevertheless, we did our very best to help determine which among the tens of thousands of infant costume designs and styles can be considered as truly belonging to our list of the top 25.
The first year of life is marked with a lot of remarkable baby achievements. From their psychomotor to their cognitive, emotional, and social development, there simply are a lot of things that can provide parents with all the right reasons to be proud of their respective children.
For starters, the psychomotor development of babies in the first year of life is simply phenomenal. At first, they are totally dependent on Mom and Dad for their mobility. They need to be carried off their cribs and onto their play mats. By the time they reach the second month, they will already be attempting to lift their heads while they are on their tummies. They are also able to follow objects that pass along their field of vision. Over time, they gradually develop the skills, the strength, and the control needed to erect their torsos over extended periods. Before you know it, your baby will already be sitting up firmly on his or her butt, with legs spread wide apart to give him or her the much-needed stability. This is the ideal position for taking pictures of your baby in his or her favorite baby costume. Give him or her another month or two and your baby will already be standing up. First by holding onto furniture and other objects before he or she will stand up independently on his or her own. This is now the perfect time for those portrait shots with your infant’s favorite clothing or costume.
Another aspect of child picture-taking is their ability to smile. Social smile among babies typically occurs around the 4th and 6th weeks of life especially when your baby has grown familiar with your face as well as that of other persons caring for him or her. The other point that needs to be fully understood is that the first month of your infant’s life should be filled with a lot of fond memories, love, care, compassion, and trust so that your infant will be able to immediately associate these wonderful feelings to your face. This is the basic building block of a baby’s social smile. So, when you do take pictures of your child in his or her favorite cartoon character suit, you can actually help your kid smile for the camera providing you with all the more reasons to cherish such wonderful moments.
Of course, your child won’t realize it yet but this moment will serve as the key to reigniting his or her childhood memories once your kid has already grown up. It will bring fond memories and will try to recall as much he or she can about the time the picture was taken. And this can be an excellent conversation piece either between you and your child or your child and his or her friends. Whatever the case, such pictures will surely play a role in the enhancement of your child’s emotional balance, self-esteem, and confidence in himself or herself.
The value of infant pictures cannot be overstated especially today where almost everyone can take a snapshot of almost anyone and anything. The problem with snapping a picture is that it may not really convey the best message for that particular scene. As such, if you went out of your way to really purchase a good costume for your infant, would you not want the photo to be taken by a professional infant photographer? Or would you rather trust your instincts and just snap away with your smartphone’s mediocre camera? What do you think your child will say when he or she grows up and he or she sees the picture you’ve taken? Would it not be a lot nicer, too to have it professionally taken so you can frame it and hang it on your living room wall or even in the wall of your child’s bedroom?
Baby costumes are special clothes for very special occasions. These are not usually worn on a daily basis. As such, if you are really going to invest in a high-quality infant suit or costume, then you must also be prepared to take a more professional approach to the photo.
Baby costumes are excellent tools for taking wonderful memories of your children while they are still in infancy. It can also be one of the best gift ideas you can ever give to a baby shower event. However you want to look at it, infant costumes are excellent gift suggestions no matter what the occasion. With our list of the top 25 baby costumes, we are hopeful you feel more confident about which suit to buy for your kid this holiday season.
Other Factors to Consider
All the costumes on our list are safe for babies. These costumes have wiggle room for them to roll around with and they help encourage dress-up play at an early age. Dress-up play is always a fun and rewarding experience. As babies grow up, dress up play helps them develop socialization skills, language skills, recognition skills, and cognitive skills.
So, we tasked our ever-reliable team of researchers to scour the internet and online retailers and baby clothing manufacturers of baby products that can be shortlisted into our theme. Each of these items was examined for their design inspiration as well as the safety of their workmanship. Since the primary users of these types of clothing are babies, safety is a paramount concern. We don’t want any buttons or any other clothing accessory which babies might accidentally swallow. We know for a fact how proficient very young babies are in putting everything they can grab into their mouths. This can result in airway obstruction or choking. Now we clearly don’t want that to happen to our precious tikes, would we?
But an even careful examination of these infant clothes is not enough. We also had to look at the reputation as well as the credibility of the baby clothing company. This is important as it often speaks of the values the company has about making infants and children’s products. Additionally, we had to read through the various feedbacks and reviews provided by Moms and Dads and other customers who have already bought the baby costume and have tried it on their babies. This way, we can also help other parents make the correct decision.
Frequently Asked Questions
q: Are there benefits for kids wearing costumes?
Playing dress up is an important part of growing up for kids. It helps with their creative play by coming up with stories and acting them out. They can pretend to be other children which helps them experiment on different ideas and personalities. It strengthens relationships and establishes gender roles. They’ll also learn how to become better communicators as they play.
q: What do kids learn through dress-up play?
As children play they are also exercising. They work on their physical dexterity by developing physical strength as they connect with their character. They practice using their gross motor skills by using large muscles to push vehicles or cast a line like fishermen. They improve their social skills as they start playing cooperatively with other children. They also start learning about skills and different career jobs while they play as doctors, cops, chefs, etc.
q: What else can kids learn through dress-up play?
Kids learn empathy because they are putting themselves in other people’s shoes when they play dress-up. Their vocabulary improves as they try to fill in roles. Their cognitive skills become stimulated by higher levels of thinking. They want to engage in dramatic play by recalling what they’ve seen. They recall mom washing dishes so they will pretend to wash dishes just like their mother. They also become better decision makers as they start to hand out roles to each other. Like who is going to be the nurse and who is going to be the patients.
Playing dress-up also teaches kids skills that they’ll use as the years come. As kids dress up, they are practicing using zippers and buttons. They are also arranging clothing, strengthening their language skills and social skills. Kids are practicing their negotiation skills and storytelling skills. When kids pick up a wooden block and pretend it is a phone, they are learning to think symbolically. And learning to think symbolically is a precursor to reading, writing, and math.
q: Why wear a costume for Halloween?
For sheer enjoyment. Costumes are not hurting anyone, and going out on Halloween is supposed to be a fun experience the whole family can enjoy. Families and friends help each other dress up, take several pictures, candy hunt and then party afterward. The real question is, why not wear a costume for Halloween?
q: What do costumes do for people?
Costumes can be transformative, and the sillier the better. It gives people the ability to express a part of themselves that is generally muted. Costumes can be worn any time of the year. It is also an opportunity to be creative and perform in group events like the Renaissance fair, school plays, Halloween, birthday parties, and more. Wearing costumes is playful and fun and can create long-lasting friendships. Costume wearing is contagious, it inspires others to join in on the fun.