Demented Infant Costumes: Octobaby and Carriage Critter

Say hello to Octobaby and Carriage Critter.

Photo of two baby dolls in costumes that give them the lower half body of an octopus or an arthropod bug with six legs.

Specter Studios makes these two insane infant costumes when they’re not churning out an array of other detailed masks, costumes and props for haunted houses, hardcore Halloween enthusiasts, and, uh, science fiction junkies.

For the record, use of the word “demented” in the title isn’t an insult. It’s how Specter Studios describes the costumes.

A receiving blanket with a hole cut in its middle is slid over your baby. A drawstring cinches the hole closed. Then you snap a latex bug or octopus shell around your child. Oh, and the shell glows under a black light.

All of you worried parents can rest easy. These costumes are conceived, designed and made in Pittsburgh, Penn., not Dongguan, China.

I exhausted myself commenting about the company’s bloody baby bonnets today. Think whatever you want. My brain hurts.

I just have one observation. Imagine breastfeeding your little monster in public. Picture what that scene looks like with your baby’s head obscured by a shirt flap or towel for modesty, while the octopus or arthropod end sticks out for the world to see.

Sold at Haunted Adventures and Amazon (Octobaby / Carriage Critter).

See also:

  1. Demented infant costumes: Octobaby and Carriage Critter
  2. Bloody Bonnets: worst infant costume, or coolest hardcore baby gore?
  3. Twelve unfortunate toddler Halloween costumes
  4. Three maternity costumes to buy (or make at home)
  5. Twelve embarrassing Halloween baby costumes


3 Responses to “Demented Infant Costumes: Octobaby and Carriage Critter”

  1. Kevin says:

    How do you come across these crazy costumes? They are amazing.

    October 10th, 2007 at 1:42 pm

  2. AJ says:

    Oh, how I wish I could just come across this stuff. I credit sources when I find a product via another blog.

    I’ve looked at a LOT of costume retailer web sites in the past week. This particular find went like this…

    1) Browse thumbnails of every child costume sold on Amazon (several thousand), and notice Bloody Bonnets.

    2) Read about Bloody Bonnets on the Specter Studios website.

    3) Look for retailers selling Bloody Bonnets.

    4) Notice Octobaby and Carriage Critter sold by one of the retailers.

    5) Return to Specter Studios and do a keyword search to locate these gems.

    I’m sure there’s a ton more strange costumes waiting to be discovered, but there are only so many spare hours in an evening. (It helps that we’ve almost eliminated TV from our home.)

    October 10th, 2007 at 1:52 pm

  3. Chief Family Officer says:

    Seriously, who comes up with this stuff?!

    October 10th, 2007 at 8:39 pm