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.”
Best baby lobster Halloween costume
“So, get yourself an oversized pot and stick a gallon ice cream bucket upside down in the bottom with a blanket over it for the kid to sit on,” one reviewer writes. “Order a chef hat and jacket and your kid will get ALL of the attention at the party. Guaranteed. Be careful though because you may invoke the wrath of angry moms who thought their kid would be the cutest at the party. The minute you walk through the door carrying your Lobster in a Pot everyone will forget about all the little princesses running around and want to take pictures of you and your lobster.” In addition to being a showstopper, this costume is well designed and fits most babies. “I like that it zipped up the back as well as having a snap crotch. I pulled it over his head, but the extra room from the zipper was helpful to get his arms through,” one reviewer writes, adding, “I also like that inside the claws there are actual sleeves.” The feet are detachable, which received mixed reviews, but for kids who are already walking, one reviewer points out, “My little guy could wear his regular shoes for trick-or-treating outside.”
Best baby owl Halloween costume
“From the first time I saw it, I had to have it for my 16-month-old son,” one reviewer writes, adding that it’s so cute, “A friend of mine 1,500 miles away actually bought the same costume for her little girl.” And though it comes with a lot of different parts, reviewers think the fit is accurate in all sizes. One reviewer who bought two of these costumes, “one for my very big 5 month old, and another for my ‘a bit tall’ 2 year old,” says, “I got the 6 to 12 month and it fits a bit big, which is better than a bit small, in hopes he wears it for something else. And I got the 18 to 24 months for my toddler, I was scared it may be small, but he wears size 24 months for clothes and this fits perfect, it goes down just to his ankles, so for 18-20 months it would fit as well.”