Get tips from the trenches with this information-packed blog from the authors of The Rookie Mom’s Handbook and Stuff Every Mom Should Know, Heather Flett and Whitney Moss.

5 Halloween Costumes to Make from Everyday Baby Clothes

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Even if you don’t have the crafty gene, Halloween may inspire you to get your hands dirty with art supplies to make your infant a super adorable and incredibly easy costume. Ok, how about just scissors? A Sharpie? Here are five costumes you can make in under an hour out of an everyday bodysuit.

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1) Chef.
Insert a magazine (I used a newspaper) to prevent the marker from bleeding through to the other side or your work surface. Draw a double-breasted jacket on a solid white bodysuit. Give your baby some (safe) kitchen items to hold (like a spatula, whisk, spoon, etc.). I tied a pair of red leggings as a scarf. These red and white ones would be perfect. (Make a whole family of chefs by doing the same to t-shirts for mom and dad. Or you could be the waiters!)

2) Baseball.
For this one, I drew the arc shapes on a piece of paper and slid it between the front and back so that I could focus on making those little arrows along the paths I was tracing and not worry about where to draw them. This is such an easy last-minute costume. I didn’t have a permanent red marker so I used a regular marker because I’m not worried about making it last forever.

3) Fried Egg.
Attach a yolk on a solid white baby gown or one-piece by sewing or gluing (or taping) a piece of yellow felt or paper to the middle of it. I used a mug to trace a circle on an old t-shirt of my husband’s and then cut it out. Yellow construction paper or an old towel would work as well.

4) Bottle.
How cute is this? I found it on the Internetz (via BuzzFeed).

5)
Candy corn. This clever hand-dyed sleep gown is from an etsy store. My husband lives for candy corn, and I think he would have loved to see our newborn wearing this. Start with a blank slate one like this.

Related:
On Celebrating Baby’s First Halloween. (Hint: You don’t have to.)
Buckets of costume ideas for babies and toddlers at Rookie Moms.

About Whitney

After becoming a mom, Whitney Moss joined forces with her BFF Heather Flett and they began writing down hundreds ideas for fun things to do – with babies in tow. The result was their book, "The Rookie Mom's Handbook: 250 Activities To Do With (and Without!) Your Baby" and website, RookieMoms.com, which has been on babble.com's list of Top 50 Mom Blogs twice.

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