Costumes for babies


Last week, when I shared ideas for halloween costumes for the whole family, Joy commented that she was looking for good ideas for her baby’s first halloween that wouldn’t break the bank. I immediately thought of these onesies, and then recalled this incredible Instagram series I got lost in for the better part of an hour one day!

Laura Izumikawa posts photos of her baby Joey Marie Choi in various guises during naptime. In sweet, dreamy states, Joey takes on every role from a sushi chef or an olympian to a Wes Anderson character.

They’re such incredible, creative little disguises. What a funny endeavor! Here are some favorites…


But no single image is quite as incredible as it is to watch the Behind the Shot posts, where Laura shares video clips of her process dressing up her sleeping baby.

I remember working so hard to get Hudson to fall asleep, only to sometimes wake him up with the creak of a floorboard. Or walking around New York to get him to sleep, only to have him know the instant I started fake-walking before crossing a busy intersection. I was amazed just watching baby Joey put herself to sleep!

And yet I also recognize that floppy, pudgy little arm that signals complete, deep sleep. That’s pure bliss.

Some favorites from the behind-the-shot posts…

P.S. More Halloween Costumes

[All images by Laura Izumikawa]

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