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Seeing your little one in a costume is the sweetest moment on that first Halloween. But the price tags on those darling baby Halloween costumes can be scary, especially when your baby may not even be big enough to trick or treat or play at a Halloween party.

Don’t fret: there are plenty of ways to save money on Halloween costumes for your newborn. You just have to think outside the box and consider what clothes your kid already has (bunny ears and a tail can go a long way with an all-white outfit) and from there, be smart about how and where you shop.

We researched popular baby Halloween costumes you can get for cheap, plus sprinkled in some ideas on how to improvise when you’re on a budget. A quick tip: we’ve been watching the prices fluctuate weeks leading up to Halloween. You can save up to 30% on closeout deals now, but some costume prices have soared during the final days before the holiday. But, you know we’ll only share the deals that’ll help you save. Make sure to download the free The Krazy Coupon Lady app and get notifications on all the best Halloween craft ideas and gift deals sent straight to your phone.


How to Find Cheap Baby Halloween Costumes

A baby dressed as a pumpkin sitting in some fallen leaves.

1. Go Through Your Closet

The best place to start looking for baby Halloween costumes ideas is at home, where you can source your costume not just for cheap but for free. Solid-colored onesies or pajamas make a great starting point for a costume where all you need to add is a headpiece or a few accessories. Dresses and colorful hair chalk can be the start of a princess or fairy costume. Animal print rompers lend themselves well to creating a budget-friendly tiger or zebra costume.


2. Check Facebook Marketplace

Score big savings when you swoop in first on a Facebook Marketplace ad listing costumes of your kid’s favorite characters or animals. Parents like to unload not just costumes that kids grow out of but also the extra costumes their kids own from the multiple Halloween parties they attend leading up to the event.

You’ll sometimes find that parents are often willing to sell items for up to 90% off what they originally paid. As always with Facebook Marketplace, we recommend meeting in public places for pickup and only paying when once you’ve seen the item in person.


3. Shop Smart

Overall, we found that Target and Party City were the top spots for inexpensive accessories that you could add to finish a homemade costume. Walmart and Amazon were the best places to find rompers or full ensembles that double as cheap Halloween costumes (and quickly too). BuyBuy Baby has great options for licensed characters, and their My Rewards program — where they reward you with funds for qualifying purchases — makes the deals even better.

  • Take advantage of rewards programs. Use your Target RedCard to save an additional 5% on qualifying purchases. With BuyBuy Baby My Rewards, members can earn 10 points per dollar for each eligible purchase made online or at the store that they can use for future purchases.
  • Cross-check the same costume at various retailers. You’ll notice that there isn’t just one version of a Baby Yoda costume out there. We found that Disney’s version of Baby Yoda costs about three times as much as BuyBuy Baby’s hat and bootie set.
  • Size up. If you purchase a costume one size bigger, you might be able to get two years’ use out of it or even pass it on to a younger sibling. You’ll also often find that kids like to throw on the same costume to play dress-up or to get in the mode for storytime.

Whether you’re looking for a $5 headpiece to round out your baby’s DIY Halloween costume or you need a head-to-toe costume, we have dozens of ideas to help you save money this Halloween. Let’s take a look!


Cheap Animal Baby Halloween Costumes


Kids’ Unicorn Pastel Halloween Costume Headband

A unicorn horn and flower crown headband on a grey background.

For less than a latte, you can complete your baby’s Halloween costume. Pair this unicorn headband ($3.50, Target) with a pretty dress from the closet for an easy Halloween costume. You can also shop the Target Dollar Spot for other cheap Halloween accessories!


Giraffe and Monkey Unisex Polyester Plush Beanie

Giraffe and monkey plush hats on a white background.

Halloween temperatures can get chilly. Skip the cost of a full costume, and instead, throw on this warm giraffe or monkey hat ($8.99, Amazon) for an instant budget-friendly baby costume. Just add a yellow onesie or romper to complete the ‘fit.


Baby Deer 2-Piece Accessory Kit

A deer headband and matching socks on a white background.

Dress baby in pinks or browns and then accessorize with this inexpensive 2-piece kit ($9.99, Party City) that includes a headpiece and socks. Watch for sales as Halloween gets closer; we’ve seen this one discounted online for as low as $7.49. At Party City, new email and SMS subscribers can take 15% off their next purchase of $30 or more.


Baby Fox Accessory Kit

A fox headband and matching socks on a white background.

Accessorize red or orange clothes (we recommend comfy pj’s) with this 2-piece fox kit ($7.49, Party City). If you’re crafty, you could crochet something similar with leftover yarn and this downloadable pattern for $2.50 on Etsy.


Lion Halloween Fancy-Dress Costume
A baby wearing a lion costume on a white background.

If your baby is wearing size 12 months to 18 months, you can snag this cozy 1-piece lion costume ($24.22, Walmart) for under $30. Depending on your child’s size, you could get two years of Halloween costumes out of this one. (It may just be a little big this year).


StylesILove Baby Hoodie Costume Romper

Two dinosaur rompers on a white background.

Get more for your money with a cozy dragon romper ($16.99, Walmart) that doubles as a Halloween costume and play clothes. This ensemble is perfect for daycare, storytime at the library, as well as a stop at the neighborhood Halloween party.


Baby Shark Hooded Romper Jumpsuit

A shark romper baby outfit showing the front and back on a white background.

A baby shark (doo doo do do do) sweatsuit with a hoodie is a playful costume that your baby can also wear all winter long. For the best deal, opt for the pink baby shark costume ($22.99, Amazon) in sizes 6 – 9 months and larger.


Cheap Spooky Baby Halloween Costumes


Shalofer Skeleton Outfit Skull Bodysuit

A baby skeleton costume with a onesie, pants, and a hat sitting on a wooden table next to some shoes.

Save yourself some time (and money) when you get everything you need in one spot. This all-in-one baby Halloween costume ($15.98, Amazon) comes with a skeleton onesie, pants, and a matching hat for less than $10. It doesn’t get much better than that!


Toddler Pumpkin Outfit with Hat

A baby sitting on a wood floor wearing a pumpkin outfit.

A pumpkin is a classic baby Halloween costume ($11.48, Walmart). If you can’t find a free hand-me-down pumpkin costume from a friend, Walmart has some inexpensive options. The best price is for size 6 – 12 months, so don’t be afraid to grab a bigger size even if your baby isn’t quite six months old yet.


My First Halloween Mummy Costume

A baby mummy onesie, pants, and hat set on a white background.

Get the most for your money when you buy this mummy ensemble ($15.99, Amazon) early and let them wear it to daycare or playdates leading up to Halloween. We love that there is a onesie and pants option for infants and a hoodie and sweatpants combo for toddlers. This would make a great sibling costume combo for around $20!


Ghost Baby Kids’ Halloween Outfit Set
A baby ghost romper onesie and hat set on a wooden table.

Boo! Haunting is easy and inexpensive with a ghost face romper and matching hat ($19.98, Amazon). You can save a dollar when you buy the 18 – 24 months size. If the larger size is too big for your 1-year-old, roll up the cuffs on the arms and legs for this Halloween, and let them wear it again next year.


Character Baby Halloween Costumes

Baby Mermaid Bodysuit Romper

A sequin mermaid baby onesie on a wooden table.

Look at this stuff. Isn’t it neat? Seriously though, we’re in love with this Little Mermaid-inspired costume ($6.99, Amazon). The best deal on this sequined romper is for size 12 – 18 months, and if you’re an Amazon Prime member, you get free shipping, which makes that $7 costume look even better.


Minnie Mouse Tutu Dress


Two color variations of a Minnie Mouse costume dress on a white background.

This Minnie dress ($29, Amazon) can be used again and again beyond Halloween. Minnie Mouse ears are not included, but you can buy a 12-pack of ears ($9.98, Amazon) for under $10. Stretch your dollar when you go to Disneyland or make your baby’s birthday party Disney-themed this year. She gets to re-wear the dress, and you can use the extra ears as inexpensive party favors.


Disney Baby Yoda Cap and Bootie Set

A Baby Yoda hat and matching socks on a white background.

Wrap baby in a light brown swaddle and add this Baby Yoda hat and bootie set ($9.99, BuyBuy Baby). If you aren’t already a member of BuyBuy Baby’s Welcome Rewards, you can save 20% on the costume and earn 5% back in reward points.


Star Trek Infant Captain Kirk Toddler Halloween Costume

Two babies dressed as Captain Kirk and Spock on a white background.

Teach your little one about your favorite sci-fi characters early with inexpensive Captain Kirk or Spock (ears included) costumes ($13.99, BuyBuy Baby). If you aren’t already a member of BuyBuy Baby’s Welcome Rewards, you can save 20% on the costume and earn 5% back in reward points.


Kids’ Ninja Halloween Costume Accessory Set

Some ninja costume accessories on a grey background.

Dress your favorite ninja in all black and add these accessories ($7, Target) to complete the look. You’ll see a lot of bang for your buck with this set since the accessories double as toys for imaginative play. It’s currently 30% off the original price.


Costume Pajama Set for Toddler & Baby

A doctor costume pajama set and a firefighter costume pajama set on a neutral background.

Your kiddo will love wearing these inexpensive pajamas over and over again ($10, Old Navy). When you open a Navyist Rewards Credit Card, you get 20% off your first purchase. And if you don’t sign up, just use code SWEET for an extra 20% off at checkout to get this for $8.


Sonic the Hedgehog Beanie Set

A Sonic the Hedgehog character beanie with matching gloves on a white background.

Pair this Sonic hat and glove set ($15, Journeys) with a blue coat for an easy costume that’ll keep your little one warm on a chilly Halloween night. Bonus: They can wear this outerwear all winter. And if you sign up for text messages or email promos, you can get $5 off $25 purchases at Journeys.


Baby Astronaut NASA Pilot Costume for Infant

A child wearing an astronaut costume showing the front and side on a white background.

Fly me to the moon! This space explorer is approved for launch ($32.99, Amazon). After Halloween is over, we recommend getting more for your money by using this Halloween costume for pretend play and space-themed storytimes.


Disney Winnie the Pooh Bodysuit and Tigger Bodysuit

Tigger and Winnie the Pooh baby onesies from BuyBuyBaby on a white background.

Deep in the Hundred Acre Wood, you’ll find great deals on these onesie plus hat costumes ($12.60, BuyBuy Baby). Earlier this month, these costumes cost $18. Now, you can even score an additional 20% off the sale price when you sign up for Welcome Rewards, dropping the price to a staggering $10.08 each.

25 Cheap Baby Halloween Costumes for Newborns, Infants & Toddlers