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Toddler Halloween costume ideas from pajamas New 2020

17 cute costume ideas for toddlers from pajamas

psst… These costumes are still adorbs but some are no longer available, see my 2016 update on 15 Toddler Halloween costumes from pajamas.

Pajamas are my very favorite Halloween costume base. There, I said it. For about $20 you buy something that your child can sleep in for a year — what a value! Here are a few of my favorites for this year. Buy ’em all and never run out of ideas in your costume box!

17 cute costume ideas for toddlers from pajamas

If you’re looking for adorable costumes that totally give you your money’s worth, let me remind you about PAJAMAS! What else is comfy, cute, and wearable all year round? Here are 16 more sleepwear-costume ideas for your little one:

Bumble Bee. Pick up these Leveret Black & Yellow Striped Jammies for only $13 on amazon. Pair with wings and bobbly headband (which will be a costume-box mainstay for years!). Sawyer was a bee last year (pictured above) and has worn his yellow stripey pajamas at least 50 times since.

Bumblebee costume for toddlers

Clown. Julian was a clown in pajamas like these multi-colored ones from Leveret or polka-dotted ones from Old Navy. Just add a clown wig and a jumbo collar to any set of colorful pajamas. Perfect for a toddler on up through a grade schooler. See the quick clown collar tutorial.

Multi-colored stripes are a great base for a clown costume + 8 other costume ideas

Skeleton. Our go-to pajama-based costume is this skeleton from Carter’s or similar from Old Navy. About $10 or $12, it never goes out of style. Not only have all five of our toddlers worn this costume, but my family’s Halloween zombie decoration wore it last year, too. It also comes in purple, but why?

Skeleton pajamas make a perfect toddler Halloween costume

A treasure map. Let the little one be the map to buried treasure while you play an easy pirate. City Threads has other creative patterns that might sync up with your costume such as cupcakes (you a baker?) or rainbows (you a Leprechaun or storm cloud?).

11 Funny costumes out of pajamas

Brobee & Plex. If you’re not afraid of licensed characters, this Yo Gabba Gabba pair and a spare works twins or buddies for about $20. See also Whitney’s DIY toddler Foofa costume.

Yo Gabba Gabba Brobee and Plex costumes

Batman and Robin.  Done and done. Perfect for multiple kids (or undecided superheroes) is this Batman and Robin 4-piece. Just add nothing and you’re good to go, or pair with a wicked cool mask and cape. I hated these Superman pajamas when Holden picked them out but I loved them as the simplest costume ever.

Batman and Robin pajama costumes

Doc McStuffins. My little guy is a big fan of “Stock McPuffins” and would probably want these Doc footie pajamas in his size. So, shhh, don’t tell him.

Doc McStuffins costume out of pajamas

Bam Pow Zoiks. This Superhero lightning pattern of comic book symbols is begging to be the sidekick to your superhero family costume. You would make a fantastic Wonder Woman, am I right? Please do it and send me a photo!

Comic Book inspired Halloween costume

Wonder Woman. Speaking of Wonder Woman, while I don’t LOVE this Wonder Woman pajama set, it is a tasteful toddler-friendly version of my favorite superhero!

Toddler Wonder Woman costume out of pajamas

Kermit the Frog or Mike from Monster’s Inc. Take these lime green footie pajamas and add a simple accessory for an easy costume. For Kermie, make a collar and eyeballs out of felt so it looks like this. For Mike, you need a big white eyeball on the belly.

Green pajamas make Kermit the Frog costume

Christmas Elf. These green stripe pajamas can turn your child into a Christmas elf as soon as you find a funny elf hat. If it feels a little incomplete, you can add a DIY red vest. Boom. These jammies also work for your holiday card photo shoot which you should totally already be working on.

green-stripe-elf

Ninja Turtle. If Teenage Mutants are allowed your house, check out these choices: 2 piece TMNT PJs or footie pajamas with a cape. I’m a fan of the simpler ones, but I don’t have to wear them. Upgrade with a decent backpack to form the shell (something like this for about $20). Combat gear optional.

Teenage Mutant Ninja Turtle costume made easy

Zebra. What do you guys think? This zebra print seems like it could pass for an easy costume. Put some kitty ears and leave the house? Other near-animal-costumes include this pink leopard.

Easy toddler zebra costume from pajamas

Pumpkin. Totally generic. I mean a classic. For about $15, your kiddo can wear these Jack O’Lantern jammies until you get sick of seeing orange. I’d probably pair with solid orange leggings or pants instead of the print. Maybe you can just throw an orange blanket over your child’s lap?

Pumpkin costume from pajamas

Leopard. Leopard jammies + Leopard ears and tail make a fun and simple costume for your wild child.

Leopards and other Halloween costumes made from toddler pajamas

15 easy costumes made from pajamas

If you’re looking for adorable costumes that totally give you your money’s worth, let me turn your attention to PAJAMAS! What else is comfy, cute, and wearable all year round? The pajamas pictured above were from last year at Gap and they’re not for sale this year (bummer!). Here are 15 other ideas for you:

Ballerina. Just add a tutu to these simple ballerina jammies from Old Navy. Only $12.

Ballerina and 8 other pajama costume ideas for little kids

Bumble Bee. Pick up these Leveret Black & Yellow Striped Jammies for only $12 on amazon. Pair with wings and bobbly headband (which will be a costume-box mainstay for years!).

Bumble bee + 10 other pajama costumes for tots

 

Batman.  Done and done. Just add nothing and you’re good to go, or pair with a wicked cool mask and cape. I hated these Superman pajamas when Holden picked them out but I loved them as the simplest costume ever. Sorry, girls, the Wonder Woman costumes are all skanky!

Batman pajamas are a very easy costume + 8 more ideas

Scary ghost. Boo! For about $20, your kiddo can wear these Chevron-face ghoul pajamas until you get tired of this cute face.

Cute but scary ghost pajamas + 8 other pajama costumes

Christmas Elf. These elf longjohn jammies by Hanna Andersson (organic cotton) double for holiday use. For $42, they ain’t cheap but they will last forever. Julian was Santa Claus one year and this woulda been great if his sister wanted to match. (Old Navy has Santa version of these for less than $20!)

Christmas elf and other costumes made from jammies

Blackjack dealer. Formal tux with skull details lend themselves to many clever costume ideas. See our bald baby costume ideas for how to pull off Daddy Warbucks or Mr. Monopoly.

Tuxedo jammies for toddlers + 8 other pj based costumes

Army officer. These military uniform pajamas are formal without being stuffy. About $25.

Army uniform + 8 other pajamas-based costumes for kids

Turtle. This turtle in pajama form is naked so you should find a decent backpack to form the shell (something like this but don’t pay $34) and you’re ready for action.

Turtle pajamas + 8 other terrific PJ costume ideas

Speckle spotted, polka-dotted animal. What do you guys think? This pajama set seems like an animal print to me. Put some kitty ears and leave the house? Other near-animal-costumes include this tiger.

Dalmation jammies + 8 other pajama costumes

DJ. For the hip but casual preschooler, these DJ pjs by Old Navy are hilarious. I mean hella tight. About $25. Mic drop and I’m out.

DJ pajamas + 9 more pajama costumes

The updated version of this post has jammies you can actually buy: Toddler Halloween Costumes from Pajamas.

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Do you have any other favorite pajamas-based costumes? What else could you add to turn jammies into a costume?

17 cute costume ideas for toddlers from pajamas

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Pajamas are my very favorite Halloween costume base. There, I said it. For about $20 you buy something that your child can sleep in for a year ”” what a value! Here are a few of my favorites for this year. Buy ’em all and never run out of ideas in your costume box! #halloween #halloweencostume #happyhalloween #trickortreat #spooky #halloween2019 #costume #fall #halloweenmakeup #toddlers #preschoolers #pajama

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