Baby Girl’s 1st Geek Chic Halloween

Lulu was just on the border of 8 months old for her very first Halloween and with the busy craziness of Stan Lee’s Los Angeles Comic Con, Nerd Fest, and preparing for our trip to Australia in a few weeks I did not have any time to prepare super witty Halloween outfits – I figured I would stick to the classics for year 1 and I am so glad I did – but, where is the best place to shop for Halloween costumes for an itty bitty? I found an adorable squashy pumpkin costume from Pottery Barn Kids but after agreeing on it with Russ I second guessed our decision based on cost – Halloween costumes from PBK range from $30-100 and since she will grow out on it rather quickly it’s not like she can just play dress up the rest of the year… so, I went to AliExpress to see what inexpensive costumes and outfits I could find for her to celebrate Halloween. If you are unfamiliar with AliExpress it’s like Chinese Amazon or Wish. I like the customer service better on AliExpress than Wish and I also have found most products have free shipping (just takes 12-20 days typically to arrive)ย  which wish does not. Most items I have found range in price from $1-5.

So… let’s cut to the chase – what did I find?

Several adorable Halloween outfits…

Lulu owns a baby beret and I don’t think anyone is upset about it…

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this little pumpkin and ghost romper came with matching bow (I also picked up an adorable orange baby beret from Janie and Jack on sale for $11) – the only downside to this outfit is it’s made of some sort of polyester blend so it isn’t the best most breathable outfit – but the little dangling pompoms around the leg holes and on the bow were so darn cute (when Lulu wasn’t trying to pull them off – she was really intrigued by them)

Halloween Pumpkin & Ghost Romper with Bow

It’s getting real over here

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I got this awesome board from Joann’s Fabric for $20 that is great and simple to use!


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This great lil romper was perfect for a Los Angeles Halloween it was cute and super soft cotton and she got a bunch of wear out of it. I am sad the orange and black bats won’t see the light of day again till Lulu has a sibling and pretty sure it’s a bit too feminine for if she has a brother…

Bats Romper

Love this Halloween thing

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This little jazzy pumpkin number was her official Halloween costume paired with a green bow (also from AliExpress) – it was soft and cute and she didn’t mind wearing it at all for all of her Halloween functions

Sparkle Pumpkin Romper

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then I wanted a classic skeleton onesie and this one was perfect for the price – however, I ordered everything on October 1st and it arrived on November 2nd – it also was not great quality though it was a 6 month item (Lulu is barely fitting into 6 months clothing and just barely outgrew her 3 months sized clothing)ย  the snaps around the crotch would not stay snapped.

Skeleton Onesie

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We love these Harry Potter themed milestone Holiday stickers from Chibi Mama
and we paired this one with a hand-me-down orange striped tee from Carters
and this adorable pumpkin clip from H&M

Chibi Mama HP Holiday Stickers

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Don’t ask me why I was so obsessed with getting some photos of my lil boo in a cauldron for her 1st Halloween but I searched high and low for a reasonably priced large cauldron that Lulu could fit in for this round of photos — I found this one on Amazon and with free shipping the price tag of $20 was the most affordable. However, while we were shooting she decided to stand up and the whole darn thing fell over causing a small injury to her poor little thumb so, if you are interested in capturing a similar set of photos put a sand bag in the bottom…

Cauldron from Amazon

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lastly this last shot includes a hand-me-down bib from Carters and a witch hat we got for $1 at the Dollar Store

Getting in the mood – I’m told Halloween is pretty cool… ๐ŸŽƒ

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So all & all I spent about $15 on outfits (not including the cauldron, bows, or her baby beret – which I intend to get plenty of use out of these items after Halloween