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DIY Halloween Baby Carrier Costumes

Easy DIY Halloween Costumes Using Your Baby Tula Carrier

Halloween is a wonderful time to make fun memories with your baby! But time as a parent is always limited so we have put together some DIY/quick & easy baby carrier costumes.  You don’t have to go out and buy an expensive costume for yourself AND baby, just use the carrier you already have and use year-round. Check out our last-minute costume ideas made with items you have around your house. Be sure to check back as we will be adding more as we approach our favorite spooky holiday! Also, check out costumes from other Tula fans!

Share your costumes with us by using #tulahalloween!


Safari Baby Carrier Costume

What you’ll need:
‘Roar!’ Baby Carrier (would also look great with ‘Shenandoah‘ or ‘Campy‘)
– Safari hat/fedora
– Olive vest or top

 

 

 


Bouquet of Flowers Baby Carrier Costume

What you’ll need:
‘Juliette’ Baby Carrier (would also look great with ‘Blossom‘ or ‘Coral Reef‘)
– Flower crown
– Watering Can
– Leaves for baby!

 

 

 


Scuba Diver Baby Carrier Costume

What you’ll need:
‘Bruce’ Baby Carrier (would also look great with ‘Indigo‘ or ‘Ripple‘)
– Scuba mask
– All black outfit (or a wetsuit!)
– Fins (or you can attach DIY paper fins to your shoes for better mobility)

 

 

 


Jazzercise Baby Carrier Costume

What you’ll need:
‘Stickers’ Baby Carrier (would also look great with ‘Stamps‘ or ‘Pixie‘)
– Sweatband
– Spandex
– Leg warmers

 

 

 


Domino Baby Carrier Costume

What you’ll need:
‘Urbanista’ Baby Carrier (would also look great with ‘Cloudy‘)
– Dots made out of paper or felt to tape onto carrier
– Middle line made out of paper or felt to tape onto carrier

 

 

 


Pirate Baby Carrier Costume

What you’ll need:
‘Imagine’ Baby Carrier (would also look great with ‘Ripple‘ or ‘Navigator‘)
– Pirate hook
– Shoulder parrot (not pictured here)
– Single hoop earring (not pictured here)
– Pirate hat
– Eye patch
– Red pirates jacket (not pictured here)

 

 

 

 

 


Meowmaid (Cat Mermaid) Baby Carrier Costume

What you’ll need:
‘Stormy’ Baby Carrier (would also look great with ‘Cloudy‘ or ‘Indigo‘)
– Cat ears (we made ours out of felt)
– Blue flower
– Gray top
– Green mermaid tail

 

 

 


Mother Earth Baby Carrier Costume

What you’ll need:
‘Olive’ Baby Carrier (would also look great with ‘Hide and Seek‘ or ‘Soar‘)
– Flower Crown
– Bird for your shoulder
– Flowers, seashells, butterflies, etc. to attached to yourself and tape to the carrier

 

 

 

 

 


Care Bear Baby Carrier Costume

What you’ll need:
‘Indigo’ Baby Carrier (would also look great with ‘Alyssa‘ or ‘Laguna Sky‘)
– Headband that you can attach felt ears on
– Headband and felt ears for baby
– White blue and yellow felt for the Care Bear emblem
Tula Baby Blanket for the sleep bear!

 

 

 

 

 


Minnie Mouse Baby Carrier Costume

What you’ll need:
‘Brick’ Baby Carrier (would also look great with ‘Urbanista‘)
– Minnie Mouse ears
– Red dress (or shirt)
– Black tights (or pants)

You can also do Mickey Mouse!

 

 

 

 

 

 

 


Little Red Riding Hood Baby Carrier Costume

What you’ll need:
‘Stormy’ Baby Carrier (would also look great with ‘Cloudy‘)
– Red Tula Baby Blanket for a cape
– Picnic Basket
– Stuffed animal wolf (I spy him in the tree!)

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 


Beachy Baby Carrier Costume

What you’ll need:
‘Pineapple Palm’ Baby Carrier (would also look great with ‘Hide and Seek‘ or ‘Tropical Tower‘)
– Leis for headband or bracelet
– Flowy skirt or dress
– Pineapple cup for an extra prop!

 

 

 


Minion Baby Carrier Costume

What you’ll need:
‘Indigo’ Baby Carrier (to be your overalls)
– Yellow shirt
– Minion hat (or get yourself a yellow beanie!)

 

 

 

 


Burglar Baby Carrier Costume

What you’ll need:
‘Imagine’ Free-to-Grow Carrier (would also look great with ‘Jet‘, ‘Concentric‘)
– 2 black beanies – for you AND baby! (we used one from Amazon)
– Striped shirt
– Black eye mask (We made one out of black construction paper)
– Bag of Tula Blankets to STEAL

 

 

 


lumberjack-baby-carrier-costumeLumberjack Baby Carrier Costume

What you’ll need:
‘Jack’ Baby Carrier (would also look great with ‘Arbol‘, ‘Slow Ride‘)
– Red beanie (or any color beanie! We used one from Amazon)
– Plaid jacket or shirt
– OPTIONAL: real or fake beard 🙂

 

 

 

 


artist-flatlay-halloweenArtist Baby Carrier Costume

What you’ll need:
‘Aquarelle’ Baby Carrier (would also look great with ‘Lunabrite‘, ‘Tide Pool‘, ‘Ripple‘, ‘Montana Sunset‘)
– Beret
– Paint brushes
– Paint palette (we used one from Michaels)
– White shirt or smock

 

 

 

 


surfer-baby-carrier-costumeSurfer Baby Carrier Costume

What you’ll need:
‘Soul Surfer’ Baby Carrier (would also look great with ‘Ripple‘, ‘Trillion‘, ‘Indigo‘, ‘Little Blue‘)
– Bathing suit or wet suit
– Arm floaties (not pictured here)
– Sunglasses (not pictured here)
– Boogie board (not pictured here)
– Sunscreen on your nose (not pictured here)
– Towel (not pictured here)

 

 

 

 

 


superhero-baby-carrier-costumeSuperhero Baby Carrier Costume

What you’ll need:
‘Sidekick’ Baby Carrier (would also look great with ‘Sidekick Coast‘ or ‘Fleet‘)
– Cape (we used a red Tula Baby Blanket)
– Mask (we made ours out of blue paper)
– Choose your superhero: all black for Batman/Catwoman, all red for The Incredibles/Iron Man, all green for Hulk/Poison Ivy

 

 

 

 

 


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Rockabilly Baby Carrier Costume

What you’ll need:
‘Betty’ Baby Carrier (would also look great with ‘Road Trip‘ or ‘Urbanista‘)
– Red bandana(s) for you and baby!
– Denim shirt
– Red lipstick
– Cuffed up jeans (not pictured here)

 

 

 

 


collage-katniss-hunger-gamesKatniss Everdeen Baby Carrier Costume (Hunger Games)

What you’ll need:
‘Archer’ Baby Carrier (would also look great with ‘Cloudy‘, ‘Overcast‘, ‘Olive‘, ‘Trillion‘)
– Boots
– Green/olive pants
– Black or brown leather jacket
– Braid your hair!
– A bow to carry (not pictured here)

 

 


pineapple diy baby carrier costume

Pineapple Baby Carrier Costume

What you’ll need:
– ‘Beacon’ Baby Carrier
– Green construction paper
– Scissors
– Tape (preferably double-sided)
– Pen (or something to curl the ends of the pineapple crown)
– Headband or beanie that fits around baby’s head
– Yellow baby outfit (not pictured here)
– Hawaiian/yellow shirt for babywearer (optional – for the person wearing the baby, to coordinate!)

How-to:

  1. Start cutting different height/width pineapple crown ‘leaves’. For the baby pictured, we used about 10-12 leaves; however, it will depend on baby’s head width and how full/layered you want the crown!
  2. Start taping the ‘leaves’ around the perimeter of the headband or beanie. You’ll want to layer longer leaves first so the shorter pieces can be taped in front more visibly.
  3. Curl the ends of each ‘leaf’ around a pen or similar shape item to get a cute curl on each one.
  4. Place baby comfortably in the carrier and put the headband or beanie on.

butterfly baby carrier costume

Butterfly Baby Carrier Costume

What you’ll need:
– ‘Pixelated’ Baby Carrier (would also look great with ‘Beacon‘, ‘Aquarelle‘, ‘Gossamer‘, ‘Confetti Pop‘, ‘Tide Pool‘, or ‘Delish‘)
– Adult butterfly wings (we used blue butterfly wings from Target)
– Child butterfly wings & antenna (we used butterfly wings and antenna set from Target)


dinosaur baby carrier costume

Dinosaur Baby Carrier Costume

What you’ll need:
‘Olive’ Baby Carrier (would also look great with ‘Later Gator‘ or ‘Tulasaurus‘)
– Dinosaur hood (we used one from Target)
– Dinosaur headband for baby (we used one from Target)
– Dinosaur paws (we used one from Target)
– Dinosaur tail (not photographer here)
– Green or brown shirt/onesie (optional)

 

 

 

 

 


nerd baby carrier costumeHipster Baby Carrier Costume

What you’ll need:
‘Clever’ Baby Carrier (would also look great with ‘Trendsetter‘, ‘Urbanista‘, ‘Arbol‘, or ‘Jet‘)
– Black bow-tie or tie
– Black-rimmed glasses
– Black top hat (not pictured here)

 

 

 

 

 

 


turtle diy baby carrier costume

Turtle Baby Carrier Costume

What you’ll need:
‘Olive’ Baby Carrier
– Green Construction paper
– Scissors
– Washi Tape (green and gold – we used Gold Scotch Expressions Washi Tape and Green from Recollections Washi Tape Dispenser)
– Green Beanie (or just use the green hood on the carrier!)
– Regular tape
– Green baby outfit (optional)
– Green babywearer outfit (optional – for the person wearing the baby, to coordinate!)

How-to:

  1. Start laying your turtle ‘grid’ with the gold tape by cutting pieces for each line. You can view a better front-image of our example on Pinterest.
  2. Once the green grid is finished, start laying the green washi tape over it. We used two lines of green to make it more apparent and cover more of the gold.
  3. Cut arms and legs out of green construction paper. Our arms were longer than the legs to make it look more realistic 🙂
  4. Tape arms to inside of the carrier.
  5. Place baby comfortably in the carrier and put the green beanie on.

hippie baby carrier costume

Hippie Baby Carrier Costume

What you’ll need:
‘Road Trip’ Baby Carrier (would also look great with ‘Aquarelle‘)
– Tie dye shirt or sweatshirt
– Fun sunglasses
– Leather headband (not pictured here)
– Bell-bottoms (not pictured here)

 

 

 


witch baby carrier costumeWitch Baby Carrier Costume

What you’ll need:
‘Concentric’ Baby Carrier (would also look great with ‘Urbanista‘, ‘Fleet‘, ‘Arbol‘ or ‘Jet‘)
– Witch’s hat (we used one from Target)
– Witch’s broom (not pictured here)
– Black shirt/dress (not pictured here)
– Black tights (not pictured here)
– Black shoes/boots (not pictured here)

 

 

 

 

 

 


gardener baby carrier costume

Gardener Baby Carrier Costume

What you’ll need:
‘Garden Party’ Baby Carrier (would also look great with ‘Bliss Bouquet‘, ‘Juliette‘, ‘Lunabrite‘, ‘Poppy Sky‘, ‘Gossamer‘, ‘Aviary‘, or ‘Melody‘)
– Sun/garden hat
– Watering can
– Flowers
– Gardening apron or tool belt (not pictured here)
– Gardening tools (not pictured here)

 

 

 

 


Firefighter Baby Carrier Costume

What you’ll need:
‘Look for Helpers’ Baby Carrier (would also look great with ‘Jet’ or ‘Indigo’)
– Head to your local fire station and get an actual firefighter!
– Firefighter jacket (not pictured here)
– Firefighter hat (not pictured here)
– Dalmatian pet (not pictured here)

 

 


Babywearing Costumes Using Pet Costumes

What you’ll need:
Any soft-structured baby carrier
– XL pet costume (costumes in the video are from Petsmart)
– Safety pins
– Tape

How-to: (Watch the video below for step-by-step instructions)

  1. Buckle the carrier around your waist
  2. Take the bottom of the pet costume, and velcro it around the bottom of the carrier
  3. Place tape on the velcro on the top so it doesn’t scratch baby
  4. Bring the top straps around the arm straps of the carrier and safety pin the strap to the costume (NOTE: do not pin the strap to the carrier)
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We hope you find your perfect costume and maybe get inspired to make something different with your carrier. Please share your costumes with us on Instagram, Facebook, Twitter and Pinterest by using the hashtag #tulahalloween! Happy Halloween!

A few reminders when incorporating your baby carrier into your Halloween costume:
1. Make sure you are wearing your carrier properly, where baby is close enough to kiss and keeps an open airway. Review our instructions page to ensure you’re wearing your baby properly.
2. Do not alter your baby carrier in any way that makes it unsafe (NOTE: physically altering your baby carrier may void your warranty, please review our warranty guidelines).

Tula Halloween Babywearing Costumes

Fall is almost here and its time to start thinking about Halloween! Whether you’re heading to a Fall fair, Trick or Treating with an older child, or a Halloween Party, being able to babywear while you dress up is a helpful way to enjoy the festivities. We’ve put together a few of our favorite DIY babywearing Halloween costumes we saw, last year. Let us know what babywearing Halloween costumes you are planning or share your past ones!

“Tangled” Family Babywearing Costume

A photo posted by Gozde McGuire (@wanilla22) on

Ash and Squirtle from Pokemon Babywearing Costume (Jami Ann J.)

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Pacman Babywearing Costume

A photo posted by Heather Agee (@heatherlea28) on

Pokemon Babywearing Costume (Melissa C.)

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Tom & Jerry and Mouse Trap Babywearing Costume

A photo posted by Teresa Todd (@twinklehoops) on

Popcorn Babywearing Costume (Laura R.)

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Basketball Babywearing Costume

A photo posted by LHLacey (@lhlacey) on

Carrot, Broccoli and Sweet Pea Babywearing Costume (Danielle L.)

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Finding Nemo and Anemone Babywearing Costume

A photo posted by RitaJane (@ritamarley23) on

Spider and Spider Web Babywearing Costume

A photo posted by Ashley (@ashleyperez83) on

Maleficent and her Raven – Melina W.

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Star Wars Family Babywearing Costume

A photo posted by Amanda Paule (@mannypaule) on

Harry Potter Babywearing Costume (Jennifer S.)
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Tree and Koala Babywearing Costume (Jaimie K.)

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Chef and Spaghetti and Meatballs Babywearing Costume (Shelby, Timothy and Jack)

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Shark Babywearing Costume (Andrea G.)

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Spam Musubi Babywearing Costume (Aubrey C.)

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Basic Tula Moms (Maygen H.)

Toy Story Babywearing Costume

Funny Baby Feeding Onesies

Top 10 Funny Feeding Related Onesies from Etsy

In honor of World Breastfeeding Week, we bring you some of the funniest onesies that relate to feeding your child. And guess what?! They’re all available on Etsy!

1. “I’ll take a bottle of the house white” – Honey Pot Upcycles

2. “Grande full-fat Breast Milk Latte” – Sweet T Capri

3. “My Mom Pumps Milk” – Little Bundle Co

4. “But first. Boobies” – Spill the Beans Etc

5. “Support your local dairy producer” – Lula Ball

6. “Warning: I nurse in public” – The 1st Year Baby

7. “If you can eat in public so can I” – Personal Essentials

8. “Keep calm and let me nurse on” – Little Bundle Co

9. “I’m not crying I’m ordering dinner” – Kids Rock Clothing

10. “Happy milk comes from happy moms” – DeJoria Designs

What’s the difference between Semi, Half and Full Wrap Conversions?

Difference Between Wrap Conversions

A common question asked regarding Baby Tula Wrap Conversions is “what’s the difference between the different types?” We created the following graphic to help show you the differences!

While our ‘regular’ Standard, Toddler and Free-to-Grow carriers are made with canvas and twill fabric, our Wrap Conversion Carriers are made using popular woven wraps. The prices vary due to additional cost in sourcing woven wraps. Wrap Conversion Carriers were made for babywearers who love the look and feel of woven wraps but want the simplicity of a buckle carrier.

There are 3 types of wrap conversions: Full, Half, and Semi – while the Half and Full also come in Coast variations!

  • The Full Wrap Conversion is made entirely out of woven wrap material meaning shoulder straps, body panel and waistband are all made with a woven wrap, front and back. (also comes with Coast mesh panel)
  • The Half Wrap Conversion is made with the woven wrap on the outside of the shoulder straps, body panel and waistband, and has canvas material on the inside.The canvas reinforces the wrap which can make it more supportive. (also comes with Coast mesh panel)
  • The Semi Wrap Conversion is made with the woven wrap only on the panel of the body and canvas on the shoulder straps and waistband.
  • The Coast version of the Wrap Conversion is made with a center panel of breathable mesh and a mesh hood. This version provides added airflow.

When it comes down to it, all Baby Tula Carriers will support your baby and/or toddler ergonomically and comfortably, canvas, semi, half or full!

Want to learn more about our Wrap Conversion Carriers? Visit our Wrap Conversions 101 blog post!

Customize Your Carrier

How to Customize Your Baby Carrier

We’re all about expression, which is why we have so many different carrier options to help you find your perfect style. But as special as our carriers are, have you ever thought of creating your own one-of-a-kind Tula Carrier? With the addition of a custom hood, reach straps and/or suck pads, it’s possible to create a baby carrier that is unique to you and your baby!

Suck Pads

What are Suck Pads? Suck pads are detachable covers to put over your arm straps where they meet the panel. Sometimes, babies like to try and suck on the arm straps. By adding suck pads to your carrier, you’re able to easily remove them to wash, prevent wear to your carrier, AND add extra flare!

Reach Straps

What are Reach Straps? Reach straps connect to the hood on your baby carrier. When you’re back carrying, reach straps give you added length to be able easily reach and pull the hood over baby while they’re sleeping!

Custom Hoods

A really unique way to personalize your carrier is by getting a custom hood to replace hood that comes with your carrier! This is the ultimate way to add flair in a theme or style that speaks to you.

We’ve seen people create animals, put inspirational quotes, make a hood in a matching or coordinating print of the carrier…the options are endless!

 

Visit our Pinterest board for more inspiration, join our Tula Love Facebook group to see a list of customizers, and share your finished product with us by tagging us @Baby Tula or @tulababycarriers!