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Adult Baby Costume Ideas: DIY or Buy It Here

Updated on January 20, 2017
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Susan believes that playing dress-up is one of the best parts of being a kid. Her creative costume ideas help bring out the kid in everyone!

Prefer to buy your baby costume? That'll work, too, when you choose something hilarious like this one!
Prefer to buy your baby costume? That'll work, too, when you choose something hilarious like this one!

How to Dress Like a Baby for Halloween

An adult baby costume can be loads of fun! You can buy a complete costume ready-made (like the one in the picture) or you can make your own with our suggestions from bonnet to booties. You'll be the hit of your favorite Halloween party!

We give you lots of ideas here about how to dress up as a baby, as well as how to act in order to really pull off the transformation. Rather buy a ready-to-wear costume? We've got you covered there, too, in case you're in a hurry. Don't miss the accessories to make your "look" complete!

We'll also let you in on our secret to a prize-winning baby costume. Hint: It's something you already own. Trust us - this secret comes from personal experience.

Crawl on down the page and have fun learning how to transform yourself into the cutest (and biggest) toddler you and your Halloween party-going friends have ever seen!

Start with Nice, Soft Baby Skin

Otherwise known as long underwear. You may already have a pair in your dresser drawer. Or try the local dollar store and pick up a cheap pair.

If you're really feeling creative, buy "long johns" a little bit large and stuff them with cotton batting here and there for some well-placed "baby fat," which will help disguise your shape and, therefore, your identity. Or buy your regular size and let them do double duty in cold weather. This is also a great idea if you'll be out and about on a chilly night. (Trick or treat!)

Baby Costume Accessories Checklist

Long underwear with cotton batting "baby fat."

An adult-sized diaper with a huge safety pin in front.

Or wear ruffly baby bloomers.

A big pacifier to help hide your face,

or substitute a sippie cup or extra-large baby bottle.

A large bib.

A baby blanket for snuggling.

A baby bonnet with a big rim for hiding your baby face.

Simple white tennis shoes, knitted "booties,"

or cute Mary Jane style shoes.

Add One Extra-Large Diaper With Pin

You could fashion your own costume diaper, but the huge pin really makes a difference!

If you have time to order, here is a three-piece baby costume accessory set - a diaper, a giant pin, and a nice, big pacifier. If you need to make it yourself, you'll be missing out on the extra-large pin and pacifier, but use the biggest safety pin you can find at the drug or dollar store or Walmart and choose the most outlandish pacifier you can find, or settle for a cute little binky. Then again, "extreme" accessories make for a lot of fun and a lot of conversation. Remember, your goal is to be the hit of the party. Babies love to be the center of attention!

Big Baby Costume Accessory Kit
Big Baby Costume Accessory Kit

The huge pacifier is just what the baby ordered! You also get the big diaper and pin.


Snuggle Up With a Baby Blanket

Choose a good-sized blanket to snuggle, or think "Linus" and drag it behind you when you walk. A fleece throw (you'll find these in the bedding department of your local discount store) is a great size for an adult baby and can be used long after the costume party is over.

TIP: Hold your baby blanket tight and keep your thumb in your mouth to add character to the costume and help with your disguise.

Add One Very Large Bib

An adult size bib is a perfect accessory. If you're shopping for a bib in the children's department, just make sure the ties are long enough to fit around your neck.

Wear the bib over a simple t-shirt, white or any color you choose. Pink or blue, of course, are perfect colors for this component of your costume. Or choose a fun, childish print.

A bib is something else that can be used otherwise after Halloween. (Spaghetti, anyone?)

Costume Tip:

Dress the whole family as babies. What fun for a family costume to go as triplets, quads, quints or more!

Don't Forget Baby's Booties!

One of the easiest ways to make "booties" for your baby costume is to put on a plain white pair of tennis shoes then add a big pair of knitted slippers over top. Look for pink or blue slippers, or choose a crazy pattern, the more outlandish the better.

Remember, "extreme" is your friend when designing a winning costume. A big baby with extra-large "booties" is definitely extreme and will stand out at a costume party.

Did someone say, "Extreme?" This pair knows how to have fun!
Did someone say, "Extreme?" This pair knows how to have fun! | Source

Baby Needs a Bonnet (to hide her identity)

A big bonnet meant for a pioneer costume (maybe next year!) or to use in the garden will work. Look for something with a big brim, which is a great way to hide your face, adding to the disguise.

Don't have a baby bonnet that's big enough? If you're really in a DIY mood, check out this illustrated article showing how to make a bonnet from a simple straw hat. This one makes an awesome-looking bonnet from a cereal box and duct tape. Cover it with some gingham and you're done! I'm not kidding; it's a great project!

If you have time and a sewing machine, watch the video below, an excellent video tutorial showing how to make a prairie bonnet. Choose gingham or a colorful print to top off your baby costume in real style.

As with all do-it-yourself costumes, think outside the box, or in this case the baby bed, add some creativity and a little imagination to come up with a costume that's totally unique.

How to Sew a Bonnet: Video Tutorial

Put Them All Together They Spell B-A-B-Y

Use several of the components and accessories above and you’ll be the hit of the party!

If you’d rather buy a costume that's ready to wear, consider the one below. She’s so cute! Not your style or if you're a guy? Then click on this link to find lots more choices.

The all-in-one baby boomer costume below includes the bonnet, the shirt, and the bloomers, as well as the awesome inflatable baby bottle! You'll find a baby boy alternative on the same page.

Baby Boomer Girl Funny Adult Costume
Baby Boomer Girl Funny Adult Costume

The socks and shoes aren't included, but the bottle, bonnet, and padded, uh, diaper area are!


TIP: Our Secret for the Best Baby Costume

When you arrive at the costume party, sit down on the floor, put your thumb in your mouth, cuddle up your baby blanket and pacifier, and don't say a word. Keep your face hidden behind your bonnet and stay in character as much as you can. Being down low will make it harder for people to identify you, which is really fun at a costume party. Of course if everyone ignores you, you can always cry or throw a nice temper tantrum!


POLL: What do you think of our dress-up idea for Halloween?

Do you think a baby costume for an adult is a good idea?

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Comments: Would You Wear a Baby Costume? Store-bought or Homemade?

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      James Conlan 

      12 months ago

      I already own cotton diapers , a huge blue baby bottle, a huge diaper pin and a onesie with snap bottoms, the only thing I need for the halloween party is a Mommy or a nurse to change me!

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      Susan Deppner 

      5 years ago from Arkansas USA

      I think "daring" and "different" definitely apply here, Au Fait! :) Thanks so much for stopping by!

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      C E Clark 

      5 years ago from North Texas

      This is definitely a different and unusual costume possibility for the daring who want something different, with Halloween just around the corner.

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      Susan Deppner 

      5 years ago from Arkansas USA

      Poetryman6969, now that's a thought - and a picture that will probably never leave my mind. Thanks for the comment!

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      5 years ago

      We need to have one for each of the politicians in Washington DC

    • SusanDeppner profile imageAUTHOR

      Susan Deppner 

      5 years ago from Arkansas USA

      @favored: That's so funny! I hope you have pictures but even if you don't, what a great family story! Thanks for sharing that, favored1!

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      Fay Favored 

      5 years ago from USA

      Oh my I've stepped into our family photo album! My Dad was famous for dressing up as a baby and crashing my sister's baby parties. So funny there are real costumes for this. You wouldn't believe what he did!

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      Susan Deppner 

      6 years ago from Arkansas USA

      @studyaids: LOL Love that! Thanks for the visit, studyaids!

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      Steve Jones 

      6 years ago from Birmingham UK

      Weird and wonderful lens

    • SusanDeppner profile imageAUTHOR

      Susan Deppner 

      6 years ago from Arkansas USA

      @OhMe: When my mom dressed up as a baby, she definitely was the hit of the party!

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      Nancy Tate Hellams 

      6 years ago from Pendleton, SC

      The Adult Baby Costume really looks like fun and would be a big hit at a Halloween Party.

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      6 years ago

      Dressing up as a baby for halloween is a great idea im going to try this

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      6 years ago

      I think baby costumes are hilarious!!!

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      6 years ago

      I'll have to try

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      Susan Deppner 

      6 years ago from Arkansas USA

      @therealstig86: Take pictures if you do!

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      6 years ago

      Me and my friends are always looking for party theme ideas. This is one we haven't tried......yet !

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      Susan Deppner 

      6 years ago from Arkansas USA

      @Heather426: Easy to pull together a costume, too, especially if you happen to have a baby blanket and bottle lying around the house!

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      Heather Burns 

      6 years ago from Wexford, Ireland

      I always make my own costumes, that's part of the fun. I could be a baby , that would be funny!

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      Susan Deppner 

      7 years ago from Arkansas USA

      @pawpaw911: I'm with you!

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      7 years ago

      I don't think I could wear one, but I have to admit, they are pretty funny.

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      7 years ago

      Yes! Love it, this is too too funny!

    • Jogalog profile image


      7 years ago

      I wouldfeel so embarassed in this outfit - I'd have to curl up in a ball and try and hide my face!

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      7 years ago

      Hehehe, this lens make me laugh so much, great! ;)

    • SusanDeppner profile imageAUTHOR

      Susan Deppner 

      7 years ago from Arkansas USA

      @Millionairemomma: It takes a lot of nerve and a certain personality to really pull this off. My mother has both! :)

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      7 years ago from Maryland

      What a very fun Halloween costume! I don't like the babydoll mask, me the creeps! :) Blessed by a brand new SquidAngel!

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      7 years ago

      These are wild. I don't know if I'd have the guts to pull this off but it was fun to look at.

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      7 years ago

      This is funny and cute.

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      7 years ago

      these are hilarious. fun lens!

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      Dancing Cowgirl Design 

      7 years ago from Texas

      Fun ready made costumes. I had a homemade one before and it was lots of fun!

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      8 years ago

      Thanks for the fun costume lens!

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      raffael lm 

      8 years ago

      I love this cool and funny adult costumes lens .. dear lady Susan :D

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      8 years ago

      These look awsome, i know what ill be getting for next halloween then.

    • KimGiancaterino profile image


      8 years ago

      What a fun idea ... definitely a standout costume. The oversized baby bottle is great. Happy Halloween!

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      8 years ago

      Congratulations! You've been SquidBoo Blasted. Happy Halloween!

    • SusanDeppner profile imageAUTHOR

      Susan Deppner 

      9 years ago from Arkansas USA

      @Joan4: I'd love it if people like this idea and put together a baby costume!

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      Susan Deppner 

      9 years ago from Arkansas USA

      @tandemonimom lm: It does come across pretty creepy here, I agree. My mom was a cute baby when she dressed up this way. Unfortunately, I don't have a picture.

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      Susan Deppner 

      9 years ago from Arkansas USA

      @Dianne Loomos: Just what I need for this lens! I'd love to see it!

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      Susan Deppner 

      9 years ago from Arkansas USA

      @TreasuresBrenda: Oh, Brenda! That hurt! LOL Uh, no. Not mine.

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      9 years ago

      oh so funny, Susan! and yes, it did remind me of Don's tutu! Wonder how many adults will dress up as a baby as a result of this page? :)

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      Treasures By Brenda 

      9 years ago from Canada

      That's one adorable baby at the top of this of yours?

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      Dianne Loomos 

      9 years ago

      The year after I made Don the tutu costume, we did a baby costume. I'll have to see if I can dig up a picture.

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      tandemonimom lm 

      9 years ago

      LOL - kinda creepy!


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