Oct 272012
 October 27, 2012  crafts, family, Halloween

Baby's First Halloween Costume - Alldonemonkey.comHalloween is almost here!  Just because Baby Monkey hasn’t been born yet, why should he miss out on all the fun?  After all, as much as he hops around in my belly, it is clear that he is ready to jump right into family life!

At a recent fall party with my local moms’ group, I wore my favorite orange T-shirt and joked that the baby was going to dress up as a pumpkin for Halloween.  The more I joked, the more I thought, why not?

I tried in vain to find another orange T-shirt to use, since I love this one so much, but strangely, maternity shops (online or brick-and-mortar) don’t seem to have a lot in the way of Halloween gear.  So in the end, I decided to sacrifice my favorite tee for the cause, since after all, even here in California it won’t be warm enough to wear it much longer!Baby's First Halloween Costume - Alldonemonkey.com

Here’s how we did it:

  1. To get started, we drew the basic outline on the shirt while I wore it, so that way the pumpkin would fit squarely (roundly?) on top of the belly.
  2. Then I laid the shirt flat and went over the pencil drawing with a black fabric marker.  Be sure to use a piece of cardboard in between the layers of the shirt, so the ink doesn’t bleed through.  For an extra touch, I added the green stem and leaf on top.
  3. I let it dry completely then turned it inside out and followed the instructions on the package of fabric markers to set the color.  (This may vary by brand; for mine I had to iron it for four minutes).  Baby's First Halloween Costume - Alldonemonkey.com

That’s it!  Simple but so fun!Baby's First Halloween Costume - Alldonemonkey.com

Be sure to follow the instructions on the package about how to wash and dry the shirt once you finish.  I was pleased that mine still looked great after the laundry.Baby's First Halloween Costume - Alldonemonkey.com

All set for Halloween!

What was your baby’s first Halloween costume?

This post has been shared at Bowdabra’s Saturday Showcase and My Life’s a Treasure’s Our Favorite Things.

  23 Responses to “Baby’s First Halloween Costume”

  1. Love it! I knew someone once who just put face paint on her belly to make it look like a pumpkin and just went around with her shirt up to the party — it takes a certain personality, I suppose!

  2. This is such a super cute idea!! Love it!!! You’re very creative 🙂

  3. That is SO cute!

  4. What a fun idea! Little one has joined the family fun! Little one looks great in his Halloween costume:)

  5. LOL very inventive and cute :0)

  6. So cute! Not sure why I didn’t think of that. Congrats on the baby! Found you via Sunday Sync.


  7. Oh you look adorable. I love it. Thank you for linking up to my Our Favorite Things Link party.

  8. So sweet Leanna! I love it! I was in the States for Boo’s first Halloween and she was a ladybug – that is the only Halloween she has celebrated and she was only five months old – Kooks has yet to celebrate. I loved trick or treating as a kid and hope I’ll be able to take my girls out one day.

    • Oh, I love little ladybugs! Hopefully you will get to take them trick or treating sometime soon! This will be our first time really trick or treating. We weren’t able to last year since Monkey wasn’t feeling well, so I’m looking forward to it this time around!

  9. So cute! I’ll remember this for next time 😉

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