Trying to come up with an innovative Halloween costume for yourself is a struggle. And when you have two of you to worry about, it can be even more complicated. Nope, we’re not talking about couple costumes here, we’re talking about lugging around a newborn without having to sacrifice having the best Halloween costume in a nearby radius. Before the adorable toddler costumes come into play, there are a few extra hurdles that come with creating a costume around an infant you have to always have on you. The biggest? Incorporating the baby carrier.
However, once you stop looking at the baby carrier as a drawback, you’ll find that these baby transportation devices can actually be a costume advantage. All it takes to steal the Halloween spotlight this year with your bundle of joy is some outside of the box creativity in combination with some DIY skills. If you need some inspiration, here are 25 parents who brilliantly incorporated their baby carrier into their Halloween costume.
1. When it comes to baby carrier costumes, the first thing you have to realize is that the baby is going to be the star of the show. Once you start thinking of yourself as a potential prop, the opportunities to take your costume to the next level can become endless. This dad transformed himself into a tower to make this baby Rapunzel costume all the more effective.
2. This dad embraced a little 80s nostalgia and transformed his baby into the E.T. to his Elliot. Getting together a bike handle, red sweater, crate, and makeshift E.T. costume is easy enough, but having your baby stick to character and embrace the finger point might take some extra training.