Here at the Strategist, we like to think of ourselves as crazy (in a good way) about the stuff we buy, but as much as we’d like to, we can’t try everything. Which is why we have People’s Choice, in which we find the best-reviewed (that’s four-to-five-star reviews and lots of ’em) products and single out the most convincing. Here, because it’s getting close to Halloween, we’ve chosen the best baby costumes on Amazon, according to the people — we’ve previously picked a perfect Flintstones costume and great pop-culture costumes, too. (Note that reviews have been edited for length and clarity.
4.7 – 72 reviews
Full of enchantment, this dreamy unicorn is a magical costume for your little one. Perfect for the unicorn lover in your life, this mythical character is just as unique as your baby. This costume includes a one-piece hooded jumpsuit. There is a mane made of tulle in a rainbow of pastels. Accessorize this look with tights and shoes
4.4 – 143 reviews
If “Baby Shark” is one of your child’s favourite tunes, then he or she will love dressing up as one for Halloween. Comfy, warm and great for the cool fall weather, this costume features a grey-and-white jumpsuit with an attached shark’s head hood and nonskid booties.
4.4 – 930 reviews
“I bought this for my son as his very first Halloween costume when he was 8 months old. This is seriously the cutest costume ever. It is super soft and fuzzy, perfect for my little guy on a cold Halloween night. He got so many compliments as he was wearing it. It fit him so perfectly, too. It comes with a tail, monkey hat, and feet, along with the monkey costume, so it’s such a great deal. I really couldn’t be happier with my son’s first costume. I look back on pictures from it and can’t believe how cute he looked!”
4.5 – 675 reviews
“My son and daughter-in-law dressed my 8-month-old granddaughter in the lobster costume, and my son carried her around in a big stockpot as he wore a chef’s hat and apron. My daughter-in-law walked alongside with her lobster bib on and eating utensils. People stopped them all over our neighbourhood to snap a picture, and one Facebooked, ‘Best Family Costume.’ This little costume — and the little girl who was dressed in it — made trick or treat so enjoyable!”
4.6 – 716
“Adorable! My 2-year-old son wore this for Halloween and everyone loved it. I was pleasantly surprised at how well it was constructed and stood up to being worn multiple times (at least four times over the course of one week). I like that my son was even able to walk around with the feet on (outside and inside). My only warning would be that this does run a little large. I bought a size down for my son and it fit him perfectly.”
4.3 – 756
“LOVE this costume!! It fit perfectly. My son is in between 18 months and 24 months. We live in the Midwest, so this is perfect for the cold weather. The outside fabric is made out of fleece, and the inside has a silky fabric. The tail is attached via Velcro and has a bendable metal wire in it, so you can pose it however you want. It sits high enough that he isn’t sitting on it.
The costume zips up the back but also has snaps in the legs for easy diaper changes. The feet of the costume are separate little slippers, which are plenty big enough to put on overshoes for added warmth. This costume is the nicest costume I’ve seen. I’m so glad I didn’t buy any of the costumes I have seen in a variety of stores.”
“We absolutely loved this costume! It fit well and true to size. My grandson got tons of oohs and aahs over his costume — it’s adorable! It’s fairly warm, but we lucked out with a cooler night for Halloween in Virginia. He still puts the ‘feet’ on and wears them for slippers sometimes. For Halloween, he wore shoes under the slippers — they just barely fit over them, but it worked for us since he was walking at an outside trunk-or-treat event.”
3.9 – 70
There’s no way your little one is going to get cold trick-or-treating in this baby Bambi costume. Thick faux fur and a one-piece jumpsuit design make it soft and cozy, perfect for a chilly Halloween night
4.8 – 343
Covered from head to toe (and even hands!) this plush costume keeps your hatchling snug. Snaps along the legs make diaper changes easy too
4.5 – 522
Yes, it lights up! Your child will feel exceptionally cool — and you’ll have the added security of spotting them from a mile away.