We've compiled lots of ideas for homemade halloween costumes for newborns, babies and toddlers - some may take more time than others (depending on your dedication to the cause!) but we think that there's something loveable and memorable about a great homemade costume - and you'll certainly get points for originality!
The most simple costumes involve working with what you already have. These decorated vests are cheap and easy to make and ideal for new babies as there is no added discomfort.
If you want to get a little more involved and don't mind a bit of sewing, look for outfits in your baby's wardrobe that can be adapted or could work as part of a more elaborate costume. The Kermit and Charlie Brown costumes are simply normal tops and trousers with extra bits sewn on...
whilst this great spider costume consists of stuffed tights tied at intervals and sewn onto a black baby hat...
If you have children who are a little older and don't mind a bit of facepaint, you can really let your imagination fly! We love the Ziggy Stardust costume, and the Frida Kahlo is brilliant although we're not so sure the model approves!
More and more parents are dressing up too, wearing outfits to complement their baby's costume and often incorporating their baby carrier or wrap into the design. We love these because your baby will still feel secure and cosy next to mum or dad, and it makes it easier to keep up with older brothers and sisters! This simple popcorn seller has just stuck pieces of popcorn to their baby's hat (use painted cotton wool if you prefer) and covered their carrier in stripey material - felt is ideal as it glues well - perfect for those of us who haven't got the patience with a needle and thread!
We also thoroughly approve of Yoda and the Owl in the Tree - simple costumes but incredibly effective!
For more inspiration, visit our Facebook page and check out our special Halloween boards on Pinterest - and feel free to share your own ideas and costumes with us! We'd love to see your photos!