The main thing to consider is safety and comfort for your baby, so keep it simple. Colorful buntings and one-piece bodysuits are best for babies and can be embelished in numerous creative ways to transform into a darling, unique infant costume. Steer clear of masks and anything that will feel restrictive or itchy near to tender baby skin.
A cap keeps baby warm and comfortable and can be the base of a costume. A cap with flowers or ears instantly turns your tiny one into a blossom in bloom, a sweet and soft bunny or a darling lion cub. Check out the variety of creative toppers available: Disney Baby has some of the cutest or dress your own little flower child with a bevy of blooms sewn onto a plain cotton cap. Browse through your local craft store and select felts that can be cut into the shapes of leaves, polka dots, stars or stripes and easily affixed to a cap or onesie. A frothy flounce of tulle over a pretty bodysuit turns your little girl into a ballerina, a fairy or a storybook princess. A sash or bandana adds swagger for a little cowboy, a tiny pirate's first mate or a small but tough construction worker. See what's available and let the selection spark your imagination. A mop top gives you both Raggedy Ann's corkscrew curls or a fluffy lion mane. Simple purchases can add authenticity to your matching costumes!
All babies are angels, so dress yours in a white dress: good use for that special occasion outfit she'll soon outgrow! Add some store-bought wings and she's ready to go, accessorized by a mommy similarly outfitted as her guardian angel. This basic outfit also works well for a princess or bride look -- without the wings and with the addition of a veil (sew a small pice of net to a white cap) or with a glittery headband to serve as her crown. Add in some color and a little iridescent sparkle and the same outfit becomes Tinkerbell ready to do her magic, an apprentice to mommy as the fairy godmother. If your little guy is a cowboy, throw on your jeans and a checkered shirt, knot your bandana and gather the treats and the compliments. You can both be pirates, super-hereos or law enforcement with just a few creative touches. Dress up as a flower and tote along your little bumblebee or ladybug. Once you decide on your theme, add the extra touches that complete the transformation -- makeup for whiskers, rosy cheeks or kissable animal noses.
Choose your mommy costume first and match the baby's outfit to complement.
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