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Easy DIY Halloween Costumes Using Your Baby Tula Carrier

Easy DIY Halloween Costumes Using Your Baby Tula Carrier

Halloween is a wonderful time to make fun memories with your baby! But time as a parent is always limited so we have put together some DIY/quick & easy baby carrier costumes. You don’t have to go out and buy an expensive costume for yourself AND baby, just use the carrier you already have! Check out our last-minute costume ideas made with items you may have around your house. 

Share your costumes with us by using #tulahalloween!

Lobster and Chef Babywearing Costume

What you'll need:
- 'Stormy' Free-to-Grow Carrier to look like the pot
- White chef coat or a white jacket
- White chef hat

Ali Wong Baby Carrier Costume

What you'll need:
- 'Paint Palette' Baby Carrier
- Black dress or shirt
- Gold Frame Glasses
- Braided hair

Harry Potter Babywearing Costume

What you'll need:
- 'Bolt' Baby Carrier
- Gray dress
- Harry Potter Glasses 
- Wand
- Tie

 

Shark and Scuba Diver Baby Carrier Costume

What you'll need:
- 'Everblue' Baby Carrier
- Shark mask 
- Scuba mask (or would work with just goggles)

Unicorn Baby Carrier Costume

What you'll need:
- 'Bloom' Baby Carrier
- Unicorn hood or costume for baby 
- Wings

Hot Dog Babywearing Costume

What you'll need:
- Any baby carrier will work because it's mostly covered, but we used 'Sleepy Dust'
- XL Hot Dog costume for dogs - wrap the costume around the carrier

Safari Baby Carrier Costume

What you’ll need:
– ‘Roar!’ Baby Carrier
– Safari hat/fedora
– Olive vest or top

Bouquet of Flowers Baby Carrier Costume

What you’ll need:
– ‘Juliette’ Baby Carrier (would also look great with 'Bloom')
– Flower crown
– Watering Can
– Leaves for baby!

Scuba Diver Baby Carrier Costume

What you’ll need:
– ‘Bruce’ Baby Carrier
– Scuba mask
– All black outfit (or a wetsuit!)
– Fins (or you can attach DIY paper fins to your shoes for better mobility) 

Jazzercise Baby Carrier Costume

What you’ll need:
– ‘Stickers’ Baby Carrier
– Sweatband
– Spandex
– Leg warmers 

Domino Baby Carrier Costume

What you’ll need:
‘Urbanista’ Baby Carrier
– Dots made out of paper or felt to tape onto carrier
– Middle line made out of paper or felt to tape onto carrier 

Pirate Baby Carrier Costume

What you’ll need:
– ‘Imagine’ Baby Carrier
– Pirate hook
– Shoulder parrot (not pictured here)
– Single hoop earring (not pictured here)
– Pirate hat
– Eye patch
– Red pirates jacket (not pictured here)

Meowmaid (Cat Mermaid) Baby Carrier Costume

What you’ll need:
– ‘Stormy’ Baby Carrier
– Cat ears (we made ours out of felt)
– Blue flower
– Gray top
– Green mermaid tail 

Mother Earth Baby Carrier Costume

What you’ll need:
– ‘Olive’ Baby Carrier
– Flower Crown
– Bird for your shoulder
– Flowers, seashells, butterflies, etc. to attached to yourself and tape to the carrier 

Care Bear Baby Carrier Costume

What you’ll need:
– ‘Indigo’ Baby Carrier
– Headband that you can attach felt ears on
– Headband and felt ears for baby
– White blue and yellow felt for the Care Bear emblem
Tula Baby Blanket for the sleep bear!

Minnie Mouse Baby Carrier Costume

What you’ll need:
– ‘Brick’ Baby Carrier
– Minnie Mouse ears
– Red dress (or shirt)
– Black tights (or pants)

You can also do Mickey Mouse!

Little Red Riding Hood Baby Carrier Costume

What you’ll need:
– ‘Stormy’ Baby Carrier
– Red Tula Baby Blanket for a cape
– Picnic Basket
– Stuffed animal wolf (I spy him in the tree!) 

Beachy Baby Carrier Costume

What you’ll need:
‘Pineapple Palm’ Baby Carrier
– Leis for headband or bracelet
– Flowy skirt or dress
– Pineapple cup for an extra prop! 

Minion Baby Carrier Costume

What you’ll need:
– ‘Indigo’ Baby Carrier (to be your overalls)
– Yellow shirt
– Minion hat (or get yourself a yellow beanie!)

Burglar Baby Carrier Costume

What you’ll need:
– ‘Imagine’ Free-to-Grow Carrier
– 2 black beanies – for you AND baby! 
– Striped shirt
– Black eye mask (We made one out of black construction paper)
– Bag of Tula Blankets to STEAL

Lumberjack Baby Carrier Costume

What you’ll need:
– ‘Jack’ Baby Carrier
– Red beanie (or any color beanie!)
– Plaid jacket or shirt
– OPTIONAL: real or fake beard  

Artist Baby Carrier Costume

What you’ll need:
– ‘Aquarelle’ Baby Carrier
– Beret
– Paint brushes
– Paint palette 
– White shirt or smock 

Surfer Baby Carrier Costume

What you’ll need:
– ‘Soul Surfer’ Baby Carrier
– Bathing suit or wet suit
– Arm floaties (not pictured here)
– Sunglasses (not pictured here)
– Boogie board (not pictured here)
– Sunscreen on your nose (not pictured here)
– Towel (not pictured here) 

Superhero Baby Carrier Costume

What you’ll need:
– ‘Sidekick’ Baby Carrier
– Cape (we used a red Tula Baby Blanket)
– Mask (we made ours out of blue paper)
– Choose your superhero: all black for Batman/Catwoman, all red for The Incredibles/Iron Man, all green for Hulk/Poison Ivy 

Rockabilly Baby Carrier Costume

What you’ll need:
– ‘Betty’ Baby Carrier
– Red bandana(s) for you and baby!
– Denim shirt
– Red lipstick
– Cuffed up jeans (not pictured here) 

Katniss Everdeen Baby Carrier Costume (Hunger Games)

What you’ll need:
‘Archer’ Baby Carrier
– Boots
– Green/olive pants
– Black or brown leather jacket
– Braid your hair!
– A bow to carry (not pictured here) 

Pineapple Baby Carrier Costume

What you’ll need:
– ‘Beacon’ Baby Carrier
– Green construction paper
– Scissors
– Tape (preferably double-sided)
– Pen (or something to curl the ends of the pineapple crown)
– Headband or beanie that fits around baby’s head
– Yellow baby outfit (not pictured here)
– Hawaiian/yellow shirt for babywearer (optional – for the person wearing the baby, to coordinate!)

How-to:

  1. Start cutting different height/width pineapple crown ‘leaves’. For the baby pictured, we used about 10-12 leaves; however, it will depend on baby’s head width and how full/layered you want the crown!
  2. Start taping the ‘leaves’ around the perimeter of the headband or beanie. You’ll want to layer longer leaves first so the shorter pieces can be taped in front more visibly.
  3. Curl the ends of each ‘leaf’ around a pen or similar shape item to get a cute curl on each one.
  4. Place baby comfortably in the carrier and put the headband or beanie on.

Butterfly Baby Carrier Costume

What you’ll need:
– ‘Pixelated’ Baby Carrier
– Adult butterfly wings 
– Child butterfly wings & antenna 

Dinosaur Baby Carrier Costume

What you’ll need:
– ‘Olive’ Baby Carrier
– Dinosaur hood 
– Dinosaur headband for baby 
– Dinosaur paws 
– Dinosaur tail (not photographer here)
– Green or brown shirt/onesie (optional) 

Hipster Baby Carrier Costume

What you’ll need:
– ‘Clever’ Baby Carrier
– Black bow-tie or tie
– Black-rimmed glasses
– Black top hat (not pictured here) 

Turtle Baby Carrier Costume

What you’ll need:
– ‘Olive’ Baby Carrier
– Green Construction paper
– Scissors
– Washi Tape (green and gold – we used Gold Scotch Expressions Washi Tape and Green from Recollections Washi Tape Dispenser)
– Green Beanie (or just use the green hood on the carrier!)
– Regular tape
– Green baby outfit (optional)
– Green babywearer outfit (optional – for the person wearing the baby, to coordinate!)

How-to:

  1. Start laying your turtle ‘grid’ with the gold tape by cutting pieces for each line. You can view a better front-image of our example on Pinterest.
  2. Once the green grid is finished, start laying the green washi tape over it. We used two lines of green to make it more apparent and cover more of the gold.
  3. Cut arms and legs out of green construction paper. Our arms were longer than the legs to make it look more realistic
  4. Tape arms to inside of the carrier.
  5. Place baby comfortably in the carrier and put the green beanie on.

Hippie Baby Carrier Costume

What you’ll need:
– ‘Road Trip’ Baby Carrier
– Tie dye shirt or sweatshirt
– Fun sunglasses
– Leather headband (not pictured here)
– Bell-bottoms (not pictured here) 

Witch Baby Carrier Costume

What you’ll need:
– ‘Concentric’ Baby Carrier
– Witch’s hat
– Witch’s broom (not pictured here)
– Black shirt/dress (not pictured here)
– Black tights (not pictured here)
– Black shoes/boots (not pictured here) 

Gardener Baby Carrier Costume

What you’ll need:
– ‘Garden Party’ Baby Carrier
– Sun/garden hat
– Watering can
– Flowers
– Gardening apron or tool belt (not pictured here)
– Gardening tools (not pictured here) 

Firefighter Baby Carrier Costume

What you’ll need:
– ‘Look for Helpers’ Baby Carrier
– Head to your local fire station and get an actual firefighter!
– Firefighter jacket (not pictured here)
– Firefighter hat (not pictured here)
– Dalmatian pet (not pictured here) 

Babywearing Costumes Using Pet Costumes

What you’ll need:
Any soft-structured baby carrier
– XL pet costume 
– Safety pins
– Tape

How-to: (Watch the video below for step-by-step instructions)

  1. Buckle the carrier around your waist
  2. Take the bottom of the pet costume, and velcro it around the bottom of the carrier
  3. Place tape on the velcro on the top so it doesn’t scratch baby
  4. Bring the top straps around the arm straps of the carrier and safety pin the strap to the costume (NOTE: do not pin the strap to the carrier)

We hope you find your perfect costume and maybe get inspired to make something different with your carrier. Please share your costumes with us on Instagram, Facebook, Twitter and Pinterest by using the hashtag #tulahalloween! Happy Halloween!

A few reminders when incorporating your baby carrier into your Halloween costume:
1. Make sure you are wearing your carrier properly, where baby is close enough to kiss and keeps an open airway. Review our instructions page to ensure you’re wearing your baby properly.
2. Do not alter your baby carrier in any way that makes it unsafe (NOTE: physically altering your baby carrier may void your warranty, please review our warranty guidelines).

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