5 Halloween Costumes to Borrow Your Friend’s Baby For

5 Halloween Costumes to Borrow Your Friend’s  Baby For

Or, “Halloween Costumes Baby Will Help Make a Reality”

I write this not as a parent, an aunt, an uncle, or a teacher, but as a person whose experience in the company of little ones hinges exclusively upon the last eight months I’ve been able to spend with my best friend’s baby.

In a way, that makes me something of a novice in all things parental. For example, the first time I changed a Poopy Diaper, my friend—who was in another room with the flu at the time—was wheezing as she heard my loud, self-identified agnostic proclamations of, “Oh, God!” and “Oh, Jesus!” And, just this last week, I’ve learned which cry means Baby has gone potty and which means Baby is hungry.

What’s funny—and/or awesome from an outsider’s perspective—is how much of a natural thing it seems to be when you become a parent. The things you learn, the things you do, and honestly? The best part of it all sounds like exactly what’s hopefully gonna make me one of Baby’s favorite’s: Playing dress up.

No matter your age, Halloween is one of those times of year that you get to ditch everything you’ve held dear to dress up however you want to and, with Baby around, there’s a small window of time when you’re gonna get to be the one to dress them up. Not only can you dress them, either. With Stroller Costumes, you can dress their stroller, too.

There are some Halloween costumes you just can’t pull off if you don’t have Baby around, that’s why I’ve scraped the barrel of my single, 30-something, childless mind to help you come up with the next best Halloween costumes you can use to be the coolest faux aunt/uncle that also might just get you on BuzzFeed.

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  • 1. Jareth the Goblin King & Jennifer Connelly’s Baby Brother She Didn’t Want Around

 Jareth the Goblin King & Jennifer Connelly’s Baby Brother She Didn’t Want Around

Labyrinth is one of the best movies of all time. Ask anyone. (Or just me. Ask me). David Bowie delivers his finest performances as the singing, dancing Goblin King who’s only doing Sarah a favor when he takes her brother.

Jareth, in general, is a great Halloween costume for anybody that likes tight pants and knee-high boots, but Baby will really pull said costume together.

  • 2. E.T. the Extra Terrestrial & Elliot (Complete, Obviously, with BMX)

 E.T. the Extra Terrestrial & Elliot (Complete, Obviously, with BMX)

Fun though it would be to dress Baby as drunk E.T. in a dress, dressing the stroller up like the classic BMX is more logical (and fun) an idea. There are so many ways to make this stroller costume a reality, and it’s a good, easy place to start.

That, and Baby gets to stay strapped in, as much as s/he wants to escape. That’s what Halloween is about: Candy and security.

  • 3. Rocket and Baby Groot Because Nobody Cares About Starlord

 Rocket and Baby Groot Because Nobody Cares About Starlord

Baby’s a little big to be Baby Groot, but you’re also a little big to be Rocket and it’s Halloween. You can be any size (or species) you want to be. Guardians of the Galaxy 2 capitalized on the popularity of Baby Groot in the first movie, and once you and Baby are dressed like the above, you will argue none.

  • 4. Eleven and Hopper Preferably Not in the Middle of a Fight

 Eleven and Hopper Preferably Not in the Middle of a Fight

One of the best parts of Netflix’s Stranger Things 2 was Hopper and Eleven’s relationship. Hopper kind of adopted her without being her dad. Arguments aside, this is the kind of friendship you, as aunt, uncle or Godparent, will likely relate to the most.

Besides, just think about how cute Baby’s gonna look with a teething Eggo.

  • 5. Edna and Baby Jack Jack aka a Costume for the Whole Family

 Edna and Baby Jack Jack aka a Costume for the Whole Family

Momma has the Monopoly on Elastigirl by being a straight-up superhero and pop is definitely Mr. Incredible. Baby is, without doubt or argument, Jack Jack and, you my fellow style icon, Edna E. Mode.

Just remember: there’s no being an Incredible without a Jack Jack, and there’s no Jack Jack without Baby.

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