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Photogenic Halloween Costumes for Your Boo-tiful Baby

To get in the Halloween spirit, Baby Mwah and I have been reading Halloween Treats: A Touch-and-Feel Book ($6.99) by Tom Arma, who the New York Times called “the most published baby photographer in the world.” Baby Mwah loves looking at these sweet, cuddly babies all dressed up for their very first Halloween in adorable costumes. He can pet the fuzzy polar bear, touch the satiny jack-o’-lantern costume, feel the queen’s velvet robe, the farmer’s denim overalls and the ballerina’s lacy tutu.

Looking at these beautiful, heirloom-quality costumes inspired me to find a photogenic costume for Baby Mwah. It’s easy to see why the Wall Street Journal called Tom Arma “the Armani of the kiddy costume world.”

I plan to make baby’s first Halloween memorable with a fun infant Halloween costume that suits his budding personality. I’m going to pick up a matching costume for myself and join in the Halloween festivities.

Here are my favorite Halloween costumes from Halloween Express. For a chance to win a gift certificate from Halloween Express, leave a comment telling me your favorite costumes for mom, dad, child or baby.
Tom Arma Black Cat ($49.99): A true Halloween classic. And I could dress up as either a witch or as a black cat too. With baby looking so cute, how could this sweet costume possibly be unlucky?

Tom Arma Monkey ($59.99): I’m absolutely bananas about my baby, so perhaps this is a fitting choice? I could dress as a banana, as the (wom)Man in the Yellow Hat from Curious George, or as Jane from Tarzan. As an added bonus, I could carry baby in my brown sling for hands-free convenience while treat-or-treating.

Tom Arma Butterfly ($59.99): This costume is breathtaking. I could dress like a flower or a twig. Or if I’m feeling even more adventurous, I could wear a sexy costume like a woodland fairy or autumn nymph. While I would feel spritely in the fairy costume, I fear that my baby boy might resent being dressed as a butterfly for his first Halloween when, as a young man, he looks at his baby book.  He’s too young to object now, but I suppose I should take his future feelings into consideration. But if I had a girl, I wouldn’t be able to resist this costume. 

Tom Arma White Rabbit ($59.99):  Baby would look so cuddly as a fluffy white bunny. He loves to bounce and enjoys eating carrots, so this costume might make him “hoppy.” I’m a fairy tale fan, so I would enjoy dressing as Alice, the Queen of Hearts, or  the Mad Hatter.

Tom Arma Lion ($59.99): Baby isn’t one bit cowardly, but he is king of the jungle (themed nursery). Since I agree that there’s no place like home, I would make a natural Dorothy. But I have memorized all of Glinda’s songs from “Wicked,” so being a Good Witch would be fitting as well. And who doesn’t want a “pop-u-lar” costume?

Tom Arma Costumes are sold exclusively at HalloweenExpress. These costumes sell out every year. So if you see one you like, buy it now and take lots of pictures. Don’t forget to enter your baby in the Tom Arma Baby and Toddler Photo Contest at Halloween Express for a chance to win $500 and have your baby appear on Halloween Express as “the baby of the year.”

Win It:

Halloween Express is giving away a $50 gift certificate and a $25 gift certificate to two lucky Mamanista readers. For a chance to win, visit Halloween Express and leave a comment here by 11:59pm on October 12, 2008 telling us your favorite costume.   

Coupon Code:
Save 10% off your order of $35 or more at Halloween Express with coupon code bfe0d8. Coupon expires on 11/1/08. (Code is valid on everything except Tom Arma and gift certificates.)

Written by

Debbie Bookstaber started Mamanista in 2007 with her friend Candace Lindemann. Debbie and Candace also are the co-founders of, which empowers bloggers to become philanthropic leaders in their communities. Through their annual awards, recognizes bloggers who effectively use social media for social good. Debbie lives in the Philadelphia suburbs with her husband and two young sons. She's an active volunteer in her community and a working mom. Debbie is a partner at Element Associates and the Social Media Director at Child's Play Communications. You can follow Debbie on Twitter @buzzmommy or meet her at a future blogging or tech conference, where she frequently speaks about social good efforts, SEO or affiliate marketing.

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287 Responses to "Photogenic Halloween Costumes for Your Boo-tiful Baby"

  1. Becky Grayson says:

    Oh the Tom Arma Monarch Butterfly costume is absolutely stunning.

    Thanks for the contest.

  2. Michelle H. says:

    These costumes are darling. I like the Tom Arma Dinosaur and the Monarch Butterfly.

  3. nadine m says:

    I like the Fire Fighter Deluxe Child Costume

  4. Charlotte Robbins says:

    i love the man eating shark!

  5. Amanda Caruthers says:

    My daughter is begging to be Hermione from Harry Potter this year and Halloween Express carries the robe.

  6. shar says:

    oh the snow bunny, too cute

  7. Dino says:

    my daughter would look great in the white rabbit

  8. Lauren F says:

    My daughter would go nuts over the tom Arma butterfly!

  9. Marissa K. says:

    I love the tom arma koala its so cute how you only see the childs face. I bet its super warm for our cold october here in wisconsin!

  10. Samantha Pruitt says:

    i really love the Aphrodite Adult Costume, so pretty!

  11. Donna Kozar says:

    My favorite is the Future Doctor Costume .

  12. alice t says:

    Love the Lion! How cute they all are… Thanks for the chance to win one!

  13. Janet says:

    Tom Arma Skunk

  14. Reiza says:

    The Sugar Plum infant costume is adorable.

  15. tiff says:

    the little red riding hood costume is so cute!

  16. Lily Kwan says:

    I love the White Rabbit costume!

  17. Tara says:

    I love the baby snowman so cute!!1

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  19. Jennifer Di Vitto says:

    I LOVE the White Rabbit! My neice is going to be Alice and I have been looking for the perfect White Rabbit. I have found him finally! My son is going to look so handsome!

  20. Bonnie says:

    Well Im nanny and must say the skunk is adorable and just what I am ordering for my grandson, they are all so adorable so it is really hard to choose. The tom arma suits look so well made and I know will make the best pictures…

  21. Mandy says:

    My favorite is the monkey, but I would like to get the rhino. My son’s name is Ryan, and my husband started calling him “Rhino” while I was pregnant.

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