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These 9 Scary Costumes for Kids Are Terrifying — in a Good Way

Kim Grundy is a mom, writer, expert laundry folder and sandwich maker, not necessarily in that order. Raised in Oklahoma, she is now a West Coast gal and lives in California with her husband and two sons, along with one dog, two fish (oo...

Baby costumes that bring just the right amount of creepy

6. Scary scarecrow

Baby costumes that bring just the right amount of creepy
Image: Costume Works

What was the inspiration behind this scary scarecrow? The kid's mom told Costume Works that Dad always dresses as a scary scarecrow for Halloween, so 3-month-old Cameron is following in his terrifying footsteps.

"The mask is homemade out of leather, cheesecloth and liquid latex and painted creepy with raffia as the hair," Lisa explained. "The mask is lined with soft, black fleece and was very comfortable for him to wear. The black shirt has burlap glued to it and the 'rice paddy rake' was used as a hayfork since it was the right size."

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7. Baby Edward Scissorhands

Baby costumes that bring just the right amount of creepy
Image: Costume Works

The only people who can make this creepy Edward Scissorhands costume look cute are an itty-bitty… and Johnny Depp.

"The blades are made of plastic and foam and mounted on modified shin guards (so Gabe can have his hands free for trick-or-treating of course!)," this kid's mom said of her "pocket-sized Edward Scissorhands."

8. Zombie mom

Baby costumes that bring just the right amount of creepy
Image: Reddit

This gross costume works well if you go baby-wearing trick-or-treating with your little one in a front carrier. This zombie mom has her baby busting out of her bloody shirt… and it looks like he's nibbling on a brain for a treat. Yum.

9. Lobster baby

Baby costumes that bring just the right amount of creepy
Image: Reddit

OK, this lobster baby costume is very cute, but isn't it also a little creepy? There's just something about a cute baby sitting in a pot of "boiling water" that makes us nervous. Yes, the baby is obviously fine, but still: scary.

Tell us: What is your favorite creepy baby Halloween costume? Weigh in below.

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