Here at the Strategist, we like to think of ourselves as crazy (in the good way) about the stuff we buy, but as much as we’d like to, we can’t try everything. Which is why we have People’s Choice, in which we find the best-reviewed products and single out the most convincing ones. (You can learn more about our rating system and how we pick each item here.)
And while we’ve written about lots about Halloween — including the best couple’s costumes and the best Halloween masks — here, we’ve rounded up the best baby Halloween costumes, as praised by the most enthusiastic reviewers on Amazon.
Best-rated baby Halloween costume
More than 85 percent of reviewers give this astronaut costume five stars, and many are impressed with how real it looks. “This is was probably the closest to an actual astronaut outfit that I could find, and the patches were stitched on making it look more authentic,” one writes. To make this costume a bit more science-fiction, one reviewer says they made their daughter a jet pack out of water bottles, duct tape, and red and orange felt, “and I will be dressed in a universe print dress to be the universe to her astronaut.” Parents also comment on the fabric, with one describing it as “pretty lightweight, which was perfect for our California Halloweens, but might not be enough if you live somewhere cooler.” Other users say it runs a little big, which meant one parent could combat the cold by putting “a sweater and jeans on underneath [the] costume.” Reviewers are equally as impressed by how this holds up in the washing machine. One notes, “My boy spilled everything he could get his hands on all over the costume and one cycle in the washing machine it looks brand spanking new.”
Best-rated (less expensive) Halloween costume
About one fifth of reviewers reference the quality of this onesie in their reviews. “The fabric is good quality and so is the design,” one writes. “I haven’t washed it yet but this is a Disney product not a knockoff or homemade.” According to someone who did wash it, “The material is soft and the color stays after washing.” A handful of reviewers also describe the fit as “perfect.” “My baby is 20 pounds,” one writes, and says, “The 12 month size [fit] perfectly.” Another writes that this bodysuit is made of, “Quality material and buttons unlike some online baby outfits.” Plus, lots of reviewers repurposed this look on their Disney vacations: “We used this for baby’s first trip to Disney and we got so many compliments. He was the only Mike Wazoski there.”
And now for some micro-picks for every type of baby Halloween costume you might be looking for.
Best baby monkey Halloween costume
One reviewer “was skeptical because it LOOKED cute online but you really never know … this was PERFECT.” They add that they were particularly impressed by the quality, explaining, “Since the quality is so good it’s thicker than most cheap costumes so it’s great for a chilly night.” Another customer says, “because it was rather chilly on Halloween night, it was perfect for keeping him warm as well.” One even writes, “He wore no clothes underneath just his Pamper, and he was sweating.” Reviewers also appreciate that it comes in four pieces, which makes it easy to put on, though one customer warns that the “feet are cute but can’t be put on over shoes so he just wore brown sneakers outside.” But ultimately, this costume is just adorable: “I recommend this costume because hugging your supercute and very soft monkey baby is lots of fun.”
Best baby monster Halloween costume
About a third of five-star reviewers write that they love this costume for their daughter, granddaughter, or other little girl in their life. “My baby was comfortable in it, and she looked like the cutest little monster on the block,” one writes, adding, “The fit of the size 6-12 months was perfect for my 16 pound, 26-inch, 6 month old.” Dozens of other reviewers also describe being pleased with the fit. A few either found it roomy and bought it a little larger so “she could wear warm clothes and layers under the costume.” About 10 percent of reviewers note that the pink fur does shed, but otherwise, it’s just as expected. “What I can say is it is absolutely adorable, very soft, and looks exactly like the picture,” one reviewer writes.
Best baby gnome Halloween costume
This costume has a lot of different parts, but reviewers say they all stay on, and that their babies seem comfortable. “My son (about 18 months old at the time) didn’t mind having the hat, ears, and beard on, so he must have been pretty comfortable because he doesn’t tolerate clothing and hats that aren’t comfortable,” one writes. Another says, “The little booties with it are adorable and made to stay on, which is great with a 1-year-old.” Many note that the arm holes are small, and that the the fit is slightly off, but as one user points out when ordering, it is best to follow the weight ranges to get the perfect fit. They originally thought it ran big, but say, “Once it arrived I noticed the weight ranges for the different sizes on the package, and based on that I should have ordered the 0-6 month size.”