Halloween may be the best time of year for school-aged children, but let’s not kid ourselves here: Babies in Halloween costumes is the thing that gives us life in October. Not only does any baby look adorable in any costume, the window where moms and dads still get to choose what their kiddo wears on Halloween is oh-so short — so, obviously, parents need to make the most of it.
From super-cozy costumes perfect for a snooze to get-ups that will have everyone cracking up, here are 20 of the most adorable baby Halloween costumes.
Name a more iconic duo than babies and pumpkin costumes. We’ll wait.
Where to buy: Pumpkin Costume ($59, Pottery Barn Kids)
Thought you’d never see the day you’d want to cuddle a skunk. Think again.
Where to buy: Pullover Skunk Costume ($25, Target)
This ridiculously adorable banana costume is sure to keep baby snug and cozy for any outside festivities this year.
Where to buy: Banana Bunting Costume ($30, HalloweenCostumes.com)
The spiky leaves on top! The striped green tights! We’re coconuts for this sweet pineapple costume.
Where to buy: Pineapple Costume ($22, Amazon)
5. Dottie from “A League of Their Own”
As we all not so patiently await the new “A League of Their Own” TV series, here’s the costume of the year for baseball fans — and their babies.
Where to buy: Dottie from “A League of Their Own” Costume ($30, HalloweenCostumes.com)
Of course, any baby looks adorable in pretty much any Halloween costume. But seeing little one’s face as the center of a flower takes things to a new level, if you ask us.
Where to buy: Flower Costume ($25, HalloweenCostumes.com)
Baby’s first food or baby’s first costume? We say both!
Where to buy: Avocado Costume ($33, Carter’s)
8. Bumble bee
It’s only a matter of time before your little one is buzzing around like a busy bee. Why not get the ball rolling now?
Where to buy: Bumble Bee Costume ($30, HalloweenCostumes.com)
Granny, is that you snoozing in church again? Nope, it’s just a cute baby dressed up for Halloween. Add glasses, pearls or a tiny bathrobe to make this look epic and adorable.
Where to buy: Crochet Granny in Sponge Curlers Hat ($17, Knotted Amore/Etsy)
Ferocious? Not so much. Any baby would look super cute in this (hilarious) triceratops costume.
Where to buy: Pullover Triceratops Costume ($25, Target)
It’s a little pricey, but this super-plush puppy costume is a guaranteed slam dunk.
Where to buy: Dog Costume ($69, Pottery Barn Kids)
It’s a bird. It’s a plane. It’s Super (adorable!) Baby!
Where to buy: Superman Bunting Costume ($20, Toynk Toys)
Whether baby stays up or sleeps all the way through Halloween this year, this costume will guarantee you have an adorable bat in the house.
Where to buy: Bat Costume ($37, Fearless Apparel)
14. Elmer the Patchwork Elephant
Fans of Elmer books will love this colorful cotton costume. Those ears though.
Where to buy: Elmer Costume ($33, Childrensalon)
Move over, Bambi. There’s a cuter baby deer in town this year.
Where to buy: Cozy Deer Costume ($30, Party City)
16. The Pope
There’s the “Young Pope,” and then there’s the young pope.
Where to buy: Baby Pope Costume ($31, Walmart)
Suit baby up and then go out and shoot for the stars — the twinkly stars of a lovely Halloween night in your backyard, that is. In bed by 8 p.m.
Where to buy: Astronaut Costume ($30, Maisonette)
18. Garden Gnome
This little gnome costume is about as sweet as it gets. And the best part? The beard is detachable!
Where to buy: Gnome Costume ($41, Oriental Trading)
19. Stay Puft
Whether your little one heads out for some Halloween fun or just wants to snooze in your arms, this Stay Puft costume is sure to keep them cozy.
Where to buy: Stay Puft Marshmallow Costume ($33, Costumes.com)
20. The Very Hungry Caterpillar
Generations of babies have grown up on Eric Carle’s wonderful book “The Very Hungry Caterpillar.” This costume is the perfect ode to everyone’s favorite famished insect.
Where to buy: The Very Hungry Caterpillar Costume ($69, Pottery Barn Kids)