DIY Baby Costume Inspiration

4 Oct

It’s that wonderful time of year when my thoughts start turning to what the heck am I going to be this year? Except this year I really don’t care what I’m going to be. I’m focused on Isobel.

This is the last year we are going to choose her costume. She’s still too little to have an opinion but next year she’s most definitely going to have an opinion and I can’t wait to find out what that is, but for now, Halloween is basically an excuse for Mama and Dada to dress up baby.

Isobel’s costume last year rocked: it was cheap, simple, and completely adorable. It also matched with a costume I already had for myself:

She was a piece of nigirizushi sushi and I was a Japanese housewife.

My friend Aidan spent some time living in the military base in Okinawa and he came home with all sorts of presents for us. He brought me this beautiful kimono and obi belt, along with several hilarious Engrish shirts.

I saw the idea for the sushi baby in an issue of Parents magazine and my crafty friend Valerie whipped up the “salmon” pillow and green “nori” belt in about ten minutes on her sewing machine. Thanks again, Val! This awesomeness was made possible thanks to you.

While looking for online inspiration I came across this contest at a website I love called Ohdeedoh. It’s a great website and my nursery was even featured there once. I could totally enter it in the Ohdeedoh contest since it meets their qualifications perfectly, but in reading the fine print I sign over the rights to my precious baby photos for them to use forever and ever. So, um, no. Thanks, but I don’t need to win a contest to validate that 1. my baby is adorable, and 2. that her Halloween costume rocks.

If you’re looking for an adorable, cheap, simple Halloween costume for your baby, might I suggest this one?

(Cute baby not included.)

15 Responses to “DIY Baby Costume Inspiration”

  1. jenn October 4, 2010 at 11:54 am #


    • LittleBig October 4, 2010 at 6:51 pm #

      I’m having a hard time thinking of a costume for her this year. She’d never go for anything like this–she’d pull the pillow off and there’s no way I can get her to wear a hat or a hood or wings… I’m still not sure what we’re going to do.

    • purplequark October 5, 2010 at 10:13 pm #

      completely agree, ingenious!

      • LittleBig October 6, 2010 at 6:53 am #

        Why thank you, Jose!

  2. asiajane October 4, 2010 at 5:05 pm #

    I remember that from your Flickr photostream. It’s so cute.

    • LittleBig October 4, 2010 at 6:52 pm #

      Looking back on last year I didn’t realize how easy I had it. I know she’s going to refuse to wear most costumes this year.

  3. dingey October 5, 2010 at 7:18 pm #

    wait…I meant to post his whole string of Halloween-themed posts…

    • LittleBig October 6, 2010 at 6:53 am #

      Some of my favorites, right there. ❤

  4. gigi October 6, 2010 at 3:50 am #

    Hahaha! I remember this costume. She was the best nigirizushi EVA!

    • LittleBig October 6, 2010 at 6:53 am #

      Thanks! I need to find a good idea for this year…

  5. Saveur October 19, 2010 at 10:17 am #

    This is SO cute!! Both of you look great. 🙂 Thanks for sharing!


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