Peach of a Pair
October 5, 2010 7:34 AM   Subscribe

Any good duo Halloween costume ideas for a 9-month-old girl and her mama? And maybe something for her dad as well.

I've considered a Pirate and a Parrot: but the baby parrot costumes don't especially resemble a parrot.
Little Red Riding Hood and Wolf: I kind of liked this because I could make my wolf costume out of a brown hoodie, but LRRH is a little boring for her.

And that's all I've come up with because I have an 8 month old baby who is trying to learn to walk, and I am very tired. (But super excited about Halloween!)

The only restrictions are no masks (for either of us), very little makeup for her, and her dad hates rabbits, so best to avoid anything involving them.
posted by defreckled to Clothing, Beauty, & Fashion (35 answers total) 1 user marked this as a favorite
A bee and a beekeeper?
posted by two lights above the sea at 7:35 AM on October 5, 2010 [2 favorites]

The Incredibles. My friends did it for D*C and it was amazing and fun.
posted by stormpooper at 7:35 AM on October 5, 2010

I'm planning on dressing my 10 week old up as Tom Servo and myself as Joel for some MST3K nerdity.
posted by robocop is bleeding at 7:38 AM on October 5, 2010 [6 favorites]

Monkey and organ grinder?
posted by jquinby at 7:40 AM on October 5, 2010

Pooh and hunny pot.
posted by Alt F4 at 7:41 AM on October 5, 2010

Kanga + Roo a la Winnie the Pooh.

Or any kind of marsupial creature.
posted by honeybee413 at 7:42 AM on October 5, 2010

If you dress up Dad too, I thought the Three Billy Goats Gruff was pretty cute to see a few years ago.
posted by lizbunny at 7:46 AM on October 5, 2010

There's always a failsafe of dressing up as each other.
posted by Capt. Renault at 7:49 AM on October 5, 2010

Fred and Wilma Flintstone and Pebbles (or BamBam). Just make up one-shouldered raggedy-hemmed tunics. (I've used old brown terry-cloth towels, or cheap animal print fabric.) Or just be regular cave people and add smudges of dirt on your faces and messed up hair.
posted by ThatCanadianGirl at 7:50 AM on October 5, 2010

Monster and baby monster. The weirder you can make yours, the cuter hers will be.
posted by Pickman's Next Top Model at 7:55 AM on October 5, 2010

Chef and a lobster in a pot?
posted by Citrus at 7:58 AM on October 5, 2010 [1 favorite]

Citrus: my ex-husband did that with our baby for his first Halloween. It was tres cute. The lobster effect was ESPECIALLY enhanced when the baby was screaming (and therefore red ALL OVER).
posted by julthumbscrew at 8:05 AM on October 5, 2010

My brother took my 11 month old niece as Yoda (just the ears, not much, if any makeup). While his Admiral Ackbar costume was probably more than you're looking to do, perhaps you could use the brown hoodie as a Jedi cloak.
posted by tip120 at 8:05 AM on October 5, 2010

I like this spider and web idea from Martha Stewart:
posted by libraryhead at 8:07 AM on October 5, 2010

posted by Capt. Renault at 8:09 AM on October 5, 2010 [1 favorite]

Go as Sorsha and Madmartigan from the movie Willow, with the little baby Elora Dannon.
posted by hermitosis at 8:11 AM on October 5, 2010 [1 favorite]

Little Bo Peep and her lamb. Daddy could be The Big Bad Wolf.

The Three Bears. If you want you could have Dad carry a teddy bear and make your little girl Goldilocks.

Mother Earth and the Moon? Daddy could be Mars or Jupiter.

You're a flower and she's a little bee or a lady bug, Daddy could be a weed.

You're a tree, she's a monkey.

You and Dad can be Fire Fighters and daughter can be a Dalmatian puppy.

(I only did the links for pictures, I'm sure you could make these yourself.)
posted by TooFewShoes at 8:13 AM on October 5, 2010

Pinky and The Brain. She's small, so she gets to be The Brain.
posted by jquinby at 8:20 AM on October 5, 2010

Is this just for photos or are you going somewhere?
posted by k8t at 8:21 AM on October 5, 2010

I was the world's most adorable flower when I was four (my mom made a costume) and my baby brother was a bee. Babies make good bees because they're chubby, and chubby bees are cute.

But flowers are also good. Your wife could be a gardener (overalls, hat, bandana, trowel).
posted by phunniemee at 8:29 AM on October 5, 2010

Calvin & Hobbes!
posted by EatTheWeek at 8:32 AM on October 5, 2010

When my daughter was about 2 months, I dressed her up as a little pig, and myself as a wolf. And by dressed up as a pig, I mean I turned her pink onesie inside out, buttoned it on top of her pants, and safety pinned a curly tail that I cut out of pink construction paper. I think I wore some wolf ears and wore a furry looking coat.

When she was about 10 months, for another costume occasion, my husband dressed up as Dr. Horrible, I went as Captain Hammer, and we dressed our daughter up as Wonderflonium (just wrote that along with "Do Not Bounce" on the back of a white shirt for her). I'm a big fan of babies dressed up as inanimate objects. I was thinking of doing something like Miss Scarlett, with the baby dressed as The Candlestick, but by the time I thought up that idea, little thing was big enough to want to be Mrs. White instead.
posted by Margalo Epps at 8:33 AM on October 5, 2010 [1 favorite]

Olive Oyl and Sweepea, possibly with Popeye.
posted by goo at 9:06 AM on October 5, 2010 [1 favorite]

Crayon and box of crayons.
posted by wenestvedt at 9:24 AM on October 5, 2010

When I was quite wee, my mother dressed up as the Tin Man and I was her heart, compliments of a squishy pillow-esque onsie. I have no memories of this particular Halloween, but I'm fairly certain everybody just about died of the cuteness that night.
posted by Diagonalize at 9:31 AM on October 5, 2010 [9 favorites]

Black cat and witch. Bonus: Witch costumes are very very easy to put together (buy a cheap-ass witch hat at CVS and wear a lot of black).
posted by chowflap at 9:58 AM on October 5, 2010

Somewhat dated now, but you can be a crocodile hunter with a little chubby crocodile.
posted by freshwater at 10:00 AM on October 5, 2010

Pinocchio, with Blue Fairy and Gepetto?
posted by aimedwander at 10:56 AM on October 5, 2010

Spider and web!
posted by zoomorphic at 11:21 AM on October 5, 2010

posted by saucysault at 11:43 AM on October 5, 2010 [3 favorites]

When I was little, one year my dad and I dressed up Keebler-style.

Me as an elf: green leggings and jumper, pointy hat.
My dad as a cookie: large round cardboard cutouts on each side of his body, crumpled white tissue paper on the sides to look like filling.
posted by anderjen at 11:56 AM on October 5, 2010 [1 favorite]

Still only pregnant, but next year I plan on being alice in wonderland and dressing my baby as the cheshire cat
posted by dipolemoment at 4:22 PM on October 5, 2010

My 4 year old is going to be Pippi Lomgstocking and her 1year old brother will be Mr. Nilsson, her monkey. Family Fun has great instructions for making Pippi's wig out of red yarn in this month's issue.
posted by purenitrous at 8:15 PM on October 5, 2010

Master and Blaster from Beyond Thunderdome. (Babay version)

You could be Tina Turner.

And in looking for image links, I found someone had already suggested it in this askme thread. Dammit.
posted by BleachBypass at 2:05 PM on October 12, 2010

Last year, my sister dressed herself and her baby in the easy-to-find skeleton costumes. Kinda boring, right? But wait! Her husband wore a shower curtain on a hoop!

Karate Kid! Basically, she and their daughter were the bullies that beat Daniel up the night of the Halloween party. If you don't have the wherewithal to dress dad as a shower, using an old gi will probably get the point across.
posted by CCCC at 9:53 PM on October 13, 2010

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