Babies don't make very good trick-or-treaters. They fall asleep just as you'd want to start out, they don't walk by themselves, and unless it's freezing, they have NO interest in wearing the cute hood/footies/mittens that come with their costume...but on the upside, they will most likely be ready to do the circuit at 2AM, should you really hate your neighbors.
Nonetheless, last year I bought no less than 3 costumes (3!!!) for my little man. Two of them were Ebay mix-ups (a lion and a chicken - it's a long story)...but I still went ahead bought the third costume due to the sheer perfectness of concept.
The lion and chicken costumes were the usual fleecy, hooded, hot style of Halloween costumes. And they did come in handy for some adorable fall photo shoots on a chilly day (see pic). However, if it hadn't been roughly 40 degrees outside, zipping my son into this costume would've resulted in a stiff leg kicking, back-bending, arm waving screaming fit. You know - my favorite.
Most of our actual Halloween activities with baby include a photo shoot and indoor parties or playdates. So the hot fleeces, for us, are not practical. Enter my new favorite Halloween costume for babies: Noo Australia. Noo makes soft little pants, shirts, hats and booties out of 100% cotton that look like animals. Even better, they are lightweight, comfy to wear, and are really just outfits - so Raines wore his Bee suit long after Halloween was over (it makes great pajamas, too). Check 'em out:
If you think your kiddo will still be a little too hot, or if you just want more laying options, Noo recently added onsies with legwarmers:
Sigh. And now I want them. The zebra print onsie, the zebra Huggalugs, the cute baby. All of it. The Huggalugs can only be purchased at Noowear.com, but annoyingly, they've sold out of the onsies. However, the onsies can still be purchased at Ultimate Baby Boutique for $18.
You can get a onsie in any of the prints mentioned above, plus the zebra print (shown at left). However, I could only find Huggalugs in Zebra, Leopard or Cow.
Lastly, in November, Noowear.com will start carrying onsie-plus-hat sets.
Sadly, Noo only makes these cute animal outfits in sizes up to 12 months. It's a bummer, because I think these could really take off with toddlers. "Honey, do you want to be a BEAR or a TIGER today?" Right?
And to further illustrate my original point, here's the little man in both the bee and chicken costumes.
Yes. Enough said.