When my son was still an infant, I loved it when a new holiday came around because it meant an opportunity to experience another “first” with him. While he won’t remember any of these firsts, they were great photo op moments we can look back on together. Halloween was no exception. I loved dressing up as a kid, and even as an adult, it continues to be one of my favorite holidays, especially now that I can experience it with my son. For his first Halloween costume, he was the cutest skeleton I’d ever seen (I’m biased, of course). But, there are so many cute options for baby’s first Halloween costumes to choose from it gets hard to narrow it down.
Do you go classic with a cute little pumpkin for your little pumpkin? A ghost bunting makes for a sweet and simple first Halloween costume that stands the test of time. But, as always, there are some fun trends to get in on like ’80s and ’90s nostalgia, favorite TV and movie characters, and even the king himself—Elvis! Shopping for a baby’s first Halloween costume in 2023 is as fun as ever, so we went down the rabbit hole and did the leg work for you. We picked out dozens of cute, fun, and even funny baby costumes that will get the whole family psyched about trick-or-treating this year, including creative baby carrier costumes to make getting around on Halloween even easier!
Read on for 40 adorable baby costumes for their first Halloween.
Baby’s First Halloween Costumes
The fuzzy bunting on this classic Halloween costume is ideal for keeping baby cozy on a cold night.
You can't help but want to snuggle this baby bear. Add a TY heart-shaped tag and voila—you have a beanie baby.
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Like the hungry caterpillar, babies are also constantly eating, so we love this appropriate costume for the littlest babies this Halloween.
Baby bumblebee and ladybug swaddles are also available.
As scary as sharks are, it's going to be tough to get over how sweet your little one one looks filling out this baby shark bunting!
Parents can dress as lifeguards for a creative family costume.
Maybe baby doesn't like spicy foods, but Sriracha sure makes for a flavorful and fun Halloween costume!
This mock Starbucks cup onesie is a must-have for coffee-loving parents, and has nailed all the details: a straw in the hat, beverage check mark boxes, and a "cardboard" sleeve.
Creative and sweet, this baby flower costume comes as a set—or you can just buy the petal bonnet.
A costume buzzing with delight! A baby bee can be part of a family costume with parents or siblings dressed as flowers, ladybugs, or other nature-themed outfits or as beekeepers with their bee.
An instant classic, this comfy baby pumpkin costume is a great tradition to bring back year after year.
Get in on honoring The King this Halloween with this super on-trend costume. Though, in our opinion, Elvis is always a classic!
As if your little one could get even sweeter, top them off with this adorable strawberry costume, that can later be used as a sleeper.
Calling all mythical dinosaur fans! How perfect is this just-hatched baby dino costume?
A rosy red ladybug costume to bundle up your little one as this charming little creature!
Make a pretty-in-pink statement with this baby flamingo costume from Pottery Barn, and its adorable fluffy "wings" and beak hood.
Pair this cute spotted pup with a firefighter or Cruella de Vil for a creative family costume.
Plus, use the sleeper as pajamas after Halloween.
This baby chicken costume is so clucking cute, it's no wonder this is a reader-favorite costume year after year!
Chicken hat is also available to purchase separately from the costume set.
Even if your little one is crawling fast on Halloween, this baby turtle costume will be just their speed.
Adorable as a tribute to Harry Potter or on its own—this costume comes with a crocheted owl hat and onesie.
This super soft costume can be cute on its own, as a family farm costume, or as a mommy-and-me costume with Bo Peep.
We never knew a baby peacock was such a funny and sweet Halloween costume for babies until we saw this oh-so-cute outfit.
Encourage your little one to reach for the stars with this baby astronaut costume, complete with patches and little shoes.
A popular costume pick for 2023, a baby Bluey is sure to garner smiles from all your little one's best mates.
Speaking of nostalgia, Cabbage Patch dolls had parents in a chokehold in the 1980s and what's cuter than dressing your baby as your favorite childhood doll?
Maybe your little one loves reading Not Quite Narwhal at bedtime or you just can't handle the cuteness of this baby narwhal costume—either way, this is a memorable pick for baby's first Halloween.
It's no secret babies can be cute little stinkers, so this costume seems quite appropriate.
A darling little warm and snug costume for your little one to monkey around in!
You can never ever go wrong with a baby Sesame Street costume, especially when it's Cookie Monster!
If you thought Baby Yoda was cute, wait until you see your little one dressed in this cute and comfy onesie.
One more for the Star Wars fans, this Chewie hooded onesie is perfect for cool Halloween nights!
Toy Story's Buzz is a timeless big-screen space hero so, naturally, this comfy costume is at the top of our list.
Make sure you introduce them early to one of the best movies of the '80s with this baby Ghostbusters costume.
Baby Carrier Costumes
Whether taking little ones trick-or-treating for the first time or attending a Halloween party, a baby carrier costume can be creative and convenient!
With this costume, enjoy a fun and festive oceanic adventure with your little one–and all their twirling tentacles-in tow!
A creative costume that will have everyone saying 'hats off to the chef' in no time, for having the cutest baby-lobster around!
Pair up with your baby in a Pooh costume, and your little honey will be your forever front and center.
A hilarious pairing of Woody from Toy Story and one of Buzz Lightyear's loyal fans.