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Stroller Costumes for Halloween

Updated on February 10, 2017
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Dress up your baby's stroller this Halloween!

I stumbled across pictures of stroller costumes when I was browsing the web one day looking for ideas for baby costumes. I had never seen a stroller costume and I thought they were so smart! In the past, when I've taken my little ones trick-or-treating, their costume has gotten lost and you couldn't even tell they were dressed up. Not this year! I've been inspired to make my own unique outfits this year for my 2 littlest ones and I can't wait to see the reactions they get!

This page is a compilation of stroller costumes I have found on the internet. Try some of these projects or use them as inspiration for your own creative genius. The possibilities are endless!

Photo by ChrisDag
Photo by ChrisDag | Source

Have fun and be creative!

Don't let that bulky stroller get in the way of your child's Halloween costume...instead, incorporate it! Make it an essential part of the costume! This fun idea is making waves with parents everywhere. Check out the ideas on this page for inspiration for your next trick-or-treating expedition. Not only are there some brilliant designs, but they are so much fun for your little one. Your baby will be the talk of the neighborhood!

Like this Lobster in a Pot? This photo gave me some cute ideas for making a big, black pot prop!

Click here to see how one creative dad made a clam shell for his baby's lobster costume!

Sew your own unique creations!

Can you sew? Check out these patterns from Butterick. These are designed to cover the entire stroller so only the child's upper torso sticks out. This means you can keep them warm and snuggly under the fabric while their cute outfit shows through. Very cute ideas!

Butterick 6301 Halloween Stroller Covers Pattern, Pumpkin, Bumble Bee, Fish
Butterick 6301 Halloween Stroller Covers Pattern, Pumpkin, Bumble Bee, Fish
Unique costumes you can make at home for Halloween fun that will fit any umbrella stroller. Includes patterns to make a bumblebee, a pumpkin and a fish costume. I think the fish costume could also be adapted into a mermaid costume...that would be really cute!

R2D2 Costume

Wow! Have you ever seen anything this cool? You can't even tell there's a stroller under there! Unfortunately, there were not step-by-step instructions for this one, but maybe it can spark some ideas for you! Learn more about this R2D2 project here.

Basic Supplies

All homemade stroller covers will require unique supplies, but there are some basic items that seem to be needed for a good portion of them. If you already have a good assortment of these items, you should be off to a good start.

  • Cardboard box or laundry basket for the base.
  • Posterboard to glue on top of the plain cardboard and for decorative edges.
  • Hot glue gun and extra gluesticks
  • Paint and paintbrushes or markers
  • Embellishments (sequins, feathers, etc.)
  • Unlimited imagination!

What is a baby ghost's favorite game?


Baby Owl in a Nest

Start with this baby owl costume. Use a woven laundry basket for the "nest" and decorate with fall leaves, twigs and pinecones....looks pretty simple!

I love the fall theme with the owl and the leaves intertwined with the basket, but you could do any kind of bird in this one. If you have a spring parade to march in, you could make this a robin or a bluebird with flowers in the nest. If it's wintertime, you could replace the leaves with white sparkly felt to look like snow. Lots of possibilities here!

Click here to see more about this baby owl in a nest, including a picture of the finished project!

InCharacter What a Hoot Infant/Toddler Costume, Small
InCharacter What a Hoot Infant/Toddler Costume, Small
Owls are very popular right now and this colorful guy is adorable! Wouldn't he look sweet nestled in a stroller for Halloween?

Pirate Ship Costume - With Cannons that "Shoot"

Dads are really good at getting creative! Check out this Pirate Ship that has little cannons that actually look and sound like they are firing...puffs of smoke and all! I'm not talented enough to create something this cool, but maybe you are? I would bet the folks in his neighborhood took notice of this great costume idea!

Plane Stroller Costume

Photo by James Emery
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Mouse in a Trap Stroller Costume
Mouse in a Trap Stroller Costume | Source

Snuggle Bear in Laundry Basket

I don't think you could find a stroller costume cuter than this one! Click on the link below to see how the stroller is incorporated and how this baby's mom dressed up to coordinate. Too cute!.

What does a child monster call his parents?

Mummy and Deady.

Other Ideas for Inspiration - Can you build on any of these ideas?

  • Batman in his batmobile
  • Policeman in a policecar
  • Train engineer in a train engine
  • Soda bottle or can in a cooler (surrounded by real soda bottles or can ...use plastic ice cubes).
  • Ice cream man in the ice cream truck
  • Barbie in her pink van or convertible
  • Cowboy on a rocking horse
  • Astronaut in a rocket
  • TV character looking out of a TV screen
  • Flower in a flowerpot
  • The possibilities are endless!

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Have you ever seen a unique costume like the ones on this page?

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    • OOMMEN G profile image

      OOMMEN G 

      6 years ago

      Nice and good idea.....

    • floppypoppygift1 profile image


      6 years ago

      Adorable ideas for the newly hatched and not quite walking :) Cheers~cb

    • rebeccay104 profile image


      6 years ago

      cute ideas!

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      7 years ago

      stroller costumes huh?? NICE!!

    • Birdlady LM profile image

      Birdlady LM 

      7 years ago

      I hadn't thought about decorating a stroller. Super clever and cute!

    • ComfortsOfHome profile image


      7 years ago

      Very clever ideas! A flower in a flower pot would be too cute, but I'm rather drawn to the R2D2 stroller costume.

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      Lorelei Cohen 

      7 years ago from Canada

      Arrr matey but I like the idea of having a pirate ship stroller with a big pirates flag a flying. Now that would make the matey on my ship smile.

    • Brandi Bush profile imageAUTHOR


      7 years ago from Maryland

      @anonymous: Very cute idea! I would love to feature it on my page if you decide to take pictures...with your permission, of course! :) Good luck with the design!

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      7 years ago

      My name is Julie and am going to decorate my little guys stroller like a haunted house and he will be casper the friendly ghost inside his house.

    • Brandi Bush profile imageAUTHOR


      7 years ago from Maryland

      @Melissa Miotke: Thank you for visiting and for the SquidAngel blessings! :)

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      Melissa Miotke 

      7 years ago from Arizona

      This is so clever! I'd never heard of stroller costumes before. Blessed

    • Brandi Bush profile imageAUTHOR


      7 years ago from Maryland

      @Tamara14: Thank you so much for the SquidAngel blessing! :)

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      7 years ago

      I've never heard of stroller costumes for Halloween and these idea are so funny. Great lens deserves some angel dust :)

    • Andrej977 LM profile image

      Andrej977 LM 

      7 years ago

      Yes, these are really good ideas.

      Thanks for sharing!

    • VisFeminea profile image


      8 years ago

      OMG these are good ideas! Why haven't I gotten an idea of it yet?


      I'll certainly propose it to a friend. We don't use the Stroller any more.

    • LisaDH profile image


      8 years ago

      I don't have little ones in strollers anymore, but wish I had seen these ideas when I did!

    • GeekGirl1 profile image


      8 years ago

      Stroller in a costume simply genius! Great job!

    • AlisonMeacham profile image


      8 years ago

      What an excellent idea! I have never seen these before. I really like the Star Wars one.

    • bechand profile image


      8 years ago

      Oh My Fricken God - I totally love this idea - never seen it ... Lots of blessings for you here :O)

    • IngridA1 profile image


      8 years ago

      I so wish they had these ideas out when my kids were young!! I think it would encourage children to actually sit IN the stroller! You've got a great lens and I love how you've even got supplies for some of them. Great job!!

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      Virginia Allain 

      8 years ago from Central Florida

      I'd never seen these before, but I bet it will catch on and everyone will be wanting to make their own stroller costume.

      Blessed by a squid angel.

    • ChrissLJ profile image


      8 years ago

      I think Snuggle Bear has to be the most creative. They're guaranteed not to find another out there while tick or treating.

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      8 years ago

      those are awesome, I didn't even know people did that. ha.

    • WindyWintersHubs profile image


      8 years ago from Vancouver Island, BC

      Very cute ideas for little ones and Halloween!

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      Canela Ajena 

      8 years ago from Houston

      these are great. blessing

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      Carolan Ross 

      8 years ago from St. Louis, MO

      Now this is one of the most creative and unique Halloween costume lenses I've ever seen, never heard of stroller costumes before but it makes great sense. I used to create costumes for my sons when they were tiny from cardboard boxes and am thinking they'd make good stroller costumes...firetruck and train. The train (s) were right from Thomas the Tank Engine - Thomas, James & Percy. Cute!

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      Kerri Bee 

      8 years ago from Upstate, NY

      I love the Cabbage Patch kid one!

    • WaynesWorld LM profile image

      WaynesWorld LM 

      8 years ago

      I was just mentioning to my niece that her friend had the cutest costume when they were kids, his mom dressed him up as a dice, his little head stuck out of the top of the box and his arms out the side. It would be pretty easy to make a stroller version. First time I've seen these and you are so right, they are smart!

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      8 years ago

      Very cool! I have not seen stroller costumes anywhere else and love the baby owl in a nest!


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