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Baby Halloween Costume Fail

By Coco


I saw this post on Oh Happy Day and couldn’t wait until Halloween so I could play dress up with H.  Only thing I didn’t realize while prepping the costumes was that my baby would have absolutely no interest in playing along.  Nevertheless it was a pretty hilarious process and we both had a ton of laughs, mostly her at me as she crawled away from me at a speed that I still don’t understand.  She literally crawls at warp speed, it’s unreal.

I couldn’t help but share this post as 1. a cautionary tale, keep your expectations low when it comes to babies and costumes (ones that zip up are best) 2. it’s a great reminder to me that with a baby most things (if not all things) hardly ever go your way.  It’s about the journey, not the destination.

Here are the three that I tried:

H as Frida Kahlo here and above.  She had a particular hatred for the shawl and the eyebrow makeup.  She was very upset that I wouldn’t let her eat it.


2. Donald Trump which just ended up looking like a smarmy banker.  H has really long pieces of hair at the side and not as much on top so I thought it would be hilarious for her to be Donald Trump with a massive comb over.  It didn’t really pan out but it was the costume she liked the most.  Mostly because I gave her a spoon to play with…



3. Old school bodybuilder.  The fake weights were made from balloons attached to a paper towel roll.  She was obsessed with it and usually her obsessions translate into her doing whatever she can to break it apart.  Needless to say, getting a picture of her with her weights was next to impossible. But she had fun!



see ya, Mum!



I ended up settling on a lamb one piece for her outing today.  She’s not 100% sold on the hat, but at least she’ll be warm!  Check out my instagram for pics this evening.






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  1. I thought about dressing the A’s up for Hallowe’en, but ultimately decided against it because it’s a lot of trouble to dress them up just for the sake of taking a picture, only to have to undress them all over again.
    I made a mental note though to watch your Instagram this week for H’s Hallowe’en photo because I knew you would come up with something good…but these are amazing. The Donald Trump pic is so adorable!

    p.s. Know what I would have dressed the babies as? Barack and Michelle Obama. How perfect would that be if only I wasn’t so lazy?!

    1. It really is a lot of trouble for a pic. This I learned three times, though still unsure if I’ve actually fully received the message… Michelle and Barack would be beyond adorable. Maybe next year? Or then again, maybe not. Lol! BTW the A’s are beyond adorable!

  2. Baby H is so adorable! These are such awesome costumes and even though it didn’t go exactly as planned you’ve captured some beautiful photos and memories!

    1. Thanks Chivon! So true

  3. sarah says on

    hahahah these are phenomenal!

  4. I like her as Donald Trump the best.

  5. Mimi says on

    hahahahaha why was I not there to join in on the fun?

    When I have babies, it’s going to be halloween EVERY day.

  6. brii says on

    never has an unibrow looked so adorable!

  7. Sweetest Baby H – most fashionable baby i know xo