Six Ambiguous Baby and Toddler Halloween Costumes

Photo of a baby wearing a red and white costume with a black hat and a photo of a Renaissance portrait of a man in similar dress.

Renaissance Man Costume! Oh, no, sorry, I lied. It’s actually a Captain Hook costume. The giveaway is the baby’s right hand, visibly wrenched, contracted into the shape of a hook. It will only get more rigid and unyielding in the 50 or so years before Peter Pan’s arrival.

Photo of a toddler wearing a costume consisting of white leggings, blue shorts, a green vest with white arms and a white bow tie in her hair. Next to her is a photo of a laundromat.

What’s Left in the Drawer on Laundry Day Costume! Oh, no, sorry, it’s actually Pebbles from TV’s The Flintstones. The giveaway is Pebbles’ signature fire-red hair. See?

Photo of a toddler girl in a white robe outfit with black accents. Next to her is a photo of the Bridge of Frankenstein.

The Bride of Frankenstein Costume! No, really, it’s supposed to be the Bride of Frankenstein. The giveaway is the costume’s complete lack of hair paint to give your daughter the it’s-not-the-Bride-of-Frankenstein-without-it white streak in her hair. Oh, but nice redheaded model. Bravo.

You follow me when I switch from lying sarcasm to truthful sarcasm, right?

Photo of a toddler in a nondescript purple and green costume. Behind the toddler is a digitally added drawing of a purple and green triceratops.

Triceratops! Yes, this is an authentically colored purple and lime green triceratops costume, complete with under-arm webbing for lifelike gliding action above the treetops. Unfortunately, I had difficulty locating an authentically colored triceratops sketch, so I had to colorize Dmitry Bogdanov’s bland greenish-gray one. Really, gray dinosaurs? How boring.

Photo of a toddler girl wearing a black skirt and a blouse with red and white stripes. Next to her is the TGIF Friday's red-and-white striped logo.

TGIF Friday’s Waitress Costume! TGIF Friday’s is a casual dining restaurant in America. But darn, this is actually a pirate girl costume. The giveaway is the presence of bloody stripes hand-painted into her blouse, and the “double-crossed” logo in her belt.

Photo of a toddler in an orange jumpsuit that has two patches on it. A second photo show the front and back of a man in an orange jumpsuit, but this one is labeled Dept. of Corrections and the man is wearing handcuffs.

Inmate-on-Trial Costume! Also works as a Congressional uniform or washed-up astronaut costume. Or, maybe, really just a junior astronaut costume.


10 Responses to “Six Ambiguous Baby and Toddler Halloween Costumes”

  1. BusyMom says:

    Too funny. I think we’ll stick with the basics.

    October 7th, 2008 at 3:16 am

  2. Janelle says:

    TGI Friday’s “costume” cracked me up. I think this should become their new official waitressing uniform complete with the head gear. (Kid needs a hairnet, though)

    October 7th, 2008 at 5:16 am

  3. Allison (CodeCrafter) says:

    LOL, Thanks for the laugh!

    I do love the idea of the junior astronaut suit though! I would totally order it if my son wasn’t too big for it now :(

    October 7th, 2008 at 6:56 am

  4. Teacher Jen says:

    I’m a stay at home mom to my precious 4 month-old boy, so I don’t get out much. I live in Belize, and it’s the rainy season, so my roads are washed out and I can’t get into town for adult human interaction. It’s a good life, but a bit boring sometimes.

    Thank you, AJ, for my thingamalaugh-therapy sessions while reading your site. They enrich my day and make me more giggly for my little guy!

    October 7th, 2008 at 9:33 am

  5. kidlet says:

    Oddly enough I actually got the Pebbles one… what I’d like to see is a “what’s left in the refrigerator” costume.

    October 7th, 2008 at 7:29 pm

  6. Christy says:

    The triceratops looks more like a pteradactyl to me.

    October 8th, 2008 at 8:54 am

  7. Sandy says:

    Ok, I am usually a lurker, but I had to comment and say that you made me laugh out loud. Thanks for always taking the time to write such informative, yet hilarious entries that are a joy to read.

    October 8th, 2008 at 8:35 pm

  8. CanCan (Mom Most Traveled) says:

    I’m thinking pterodactyl , what with the wings and all.

    The TGIFridays/ pirate bar maid comparison made me laugh out loud!

    October 11th, 2008 at 10:05 am

  9. Hot Costume Ideas says:

    Hmmm… I didn’t know the Bride of Frankenstein was such a happy lass. The skull on the wasteband is adorable!

    October 27th, 2008 at 12:02 pm

  10. jessica says:

    the TGIF costume is soooooooo! cute

    October 28th, 2008 at 6:12 am