Twelve Embarrassing Halloween Baby Costumes

Photo of a baby's face sticks out a full body green Christmas tree costume with six branches and a yellow star above the face. When I say full-body I mean there are no openings for hands or feet.

1. Christmas Tree — You may ask yourself, why a Christmas tree? Well, given that you bought
your Halloween costumes in stores back in June, by the time October
rolls around aren’t you ready for Christmas?

This tree lacks tapered branches, making your baby’s six arms look like tentacles or tendrils.

When compiling this article I noticed that many baby faces are photoshopped into these monstrous costumes. Hmm, I wonder why.

Photo of a baby in a clown costume positioned upright inside a lidded box that has a crank handle on its side.

2. Jack-in-the-Box — Babies love being enclosed in boxes. The sound you hear when you crank the handle might not be music.

Photo of a baby in a peanut costume that covers her head and torso.

3. Peanut — This costume is truly scary for parents of kids with allergies. (The kids themselves are oblivious.) Slather peanut butter on his lips for extra effect. You can tell that kid is ready to mouth everything in sight.

Photo of a baby's face sticking out from a full body Woopie Cushion costume adorned with a black cartoon of a woman sitting on a chair as fart sounds emanate from it.

4. Baby Woopie Cushion — Your future teenager will never forgive you.

Photo of a baby's face peeking out from a costume that looks like a slice of pizze complete with meat toppings.

5. Pizza Slice — Seven other babies in your playgroup need to wear this costume, too.

Photo of a baby's face peeking out from a full body banana costume.

6. Banana — This baby will be the first to go when the space monkeys land.

(Sorry, only my daughter will get that joke.)

Photo of a baby's face peeking out from a full body hot dog costume.

7. Hot Dog — For boys only?

Photo of two babies faces and arms peeking out from costumes that look like old fashioned ketchup and mustard squeeze bottles. The costumes are fabric, complete with pointed hats.

8. Ketchup and Mustard — Little squirts. Hey, look, Ketchup is Hot Dog Boy, and Mustard is Banana Girl with her face flipped.

It’s been ages since I’ve seen condiment dispensers shaped like this. I know you can buy them, but what restaurants still use them?

Photo of a baby's face peeking out from a costume resembling a green pine tree-shaped car air freshener that is normally looped around a rear-view mirror.

9. Car Freshener — If only this costume actually smelled like pine so it could counter a baby’s not-so-fresh moments.

Photo of a baby's face and arms peeking out from a money bag labeled with a dollar sign and dollar bills seeming to come out of the top of the bag.

10. Money Bag — When other parents smile at your child’s costume, tell them your baby represents the nine billion taxpayer dollars that went missing in Iraq. Then ask if their kids have health insurance, laugh and walk away.

Photo of a baby sitting in a leather-like body costume with a black bandanna over his eyes with eye holes cut in the bandanna.

11. Zorro — Four problems. One, where’s Zorro’s signature Andalusian hat?  Two, where’s the razor-sharp sword? Three, no offense to Antonio Banderas, but where’s the mustache? Four, if your baby refuses to wear the eye wrap, he becomes a leather-clad biker.

Photo of a baby sitting in an astronaut costume consisting of a white head cap and white skin-tight body suit and white socks, though the socks might not be included in the costume. Various knobs and attachments are illustrated on the baby's chest.

12. Astronaut — It’s a spermonaut! Don’t ask what the space ship looks like.

The NASA-style shirt patch appears to spell NAPS. Awww, how cute. Sorry, not cute enough. It’s still a sperm costume.

Coming next: embarrassing toddler costumes!

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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 embarassing Halloween baby costumes


6 Responses to “Twelve Embarrassing Halloween Baby Costumes”

  1. Chris says:

    Maybe we’ll just dress our kids up as babies. The ketchup and mustard could be cute if you had twins, but would you really pay $25 for each?

    October 5th, 2007 at 12:18 pm

  2. Kalli says:

    Ugh, the Woopie Cushion on was just painful (as was their photoshop job)! And as a mom of a severely allergic young son, I agree; that peanut costume is terrifying. My stomach lurched just seeing it. That one would rank in the “horror” category for me.

    My 3 y.o. was going to be a fireman – but maybe with enough green felt, I could make that air freshener…

    October 6th, 2007 at 3:30 pm

  3. adrienne says:

    I’m now looking for a #10 in an adult size. Too funny!

    October 8th, 2007 at 8:02 am

  4. Hans says:

    None of my kids would ever wanted to go in such costumes like the pizza slice or the car freshener. Not because of the costume, of course, but because of how it covers the entire baby and only the face is visible.

    October 8th, 2007 at 10:08 am

  5. Roman says:

    ohhhh so cute. i love the money bag & the peanut.

    October 8th, 2007 at 11:24 am

  6. mcarroll says:

    I am trying to find an adult peanut costume it is really cute!!!

    November 5th, 2007 at 8:37 am

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