How to Dress Like a Baby for Halloween
Halloween costumes do not have to be scary, revealing, or ungodly expensive. Some of the best costumes are light-hearted and made from things we already have around the house. Dressing yourself up as a baby is one such example, and even better, it is incredibly simple to make your own fabulous baby outfit.
Find the right outfit. Most baby clothes simply look like smaller versions of adult clothing, so you need to find something easily identifiable as a baby's outfit. Footie pajamas are one of the best options. If you don't have the time or patience to make your own or lack the funds to buy the pre-made variety, you can always wear adult pajamas with a kids' theme. For example, you could rock some Elmo pajamas or a My Little Ponies nightgown.
Get into the pajamas you chose. The best kind are footie pajamas (sometimes called footed blanket sleepers or just blanket sleepers for short), but any pajama will do as long as it has something that makes it look baby-like.
Accessorize your style with additional pieces. If you're just walking around in kids' pajamas, your clever Halloween costume may go over some peoples' heads. Add some flair to really solidify your ensemble:
- Wear a bib and carry a bottle with you.
- Drag a teddy bear or blanket around all night.
- Tie a pacifier on a ribbon to wear around your neck.
Style your hair as a baby would. Granted babies rarely have much hair to style, but there are a few distinct ways to get your hair to align with the rest of your costume. The easiest option is to simply wear a bonnet, which you can also make yourself.
- For women: Style your hair into pigtails. To achieve a really child-like look, place them high and on the sides of your head, giving you an almost Pippi Longstocking look. For some added panache, add some bows to your pigtails.
- Men: If you don't want to wear a bonnet or some other form of baby hat, use a little pomade and comb your hair down with an off-center part.
Put a little blush on your cheeks. Sure babies are not known for wearing makeup, but they are quite famous for rosy cheeks. Find a bright pink blush, smile, and lightly brush it onto the round parts of your cheeks.
Act like a baby! If you really want to get into it, channel your inner child. You can make the traditional "goo-goo-ga-ga" sounds, cry when you don't get your way, or smile like you have no idea what is going on; the possibilities are endless.
- If going to a party with your footie pajamas on, consider wearing shoes on the way there. This will increase the life of your pajamas as well as keep your feet warmer.
- Many people may even consider making a diaper out of a cloth or towel!
- You can also wear an adult diaper. "The ones used by adults with bladder control problems" are probably the easiest to buy and will still give off the same look you'll be wanting to achieve in the end result.
- If you'd like some freckles, you may use some eyeliner on your face to create that appearance.
- Remember you're not buying things for a real baby, therefore you do not have to break your bank account to purchase top-of-the-line baby supplies. Go to the 99 cents store or raid a friend's baby supplies.
- Don't fret over how goofy you look. Keep in mind this is Halloween and everyone is getting out of his or her comfort zone.
- Reuse your footie pajamas! After Halloween is done, blanket sleepers can be kept and used over and over again. Some people use them each and every night. Adults wearing them, seem to be coming back into style. They can be extremely cozy.
- If going to a party with a blanket sleeper on, you may take off your shoes once you arrive inside the party hall. For health reasons, since your blanket sleeper's feet-portions tend to keep the potential medical issues unexposed to the floor, it won't cause any potential illness to spread to others who touch the same floor as you, thereby proving that nothing will escape outside the foot of the sleeper.
- Have your friends dress as babies as well so that you can buy supplies in bulk. Pacifiers usually come in multi-packs, as do hair clips, bibs, and bottles.
- Trying to get your body to use a blanket sleeper may be nerve-wracking. Your body might not even feel right and you may step back out of the sleeper, seconds after you get in it. Be courageous. Think that it's just for this one night.
Things You'll Need
- Adult-size kids' pajamas
- Teddy bear or blanket
- Hair bows