Pop Culture-Inspired Halloween Costumes for Babies

Because most babies are tiny and round, it’s easy to slap them in a pumpkin costume, and call it a day. But what’s the fun — or more importantly, the future blackmail potential — in that? Wouldn’t it be so much better to dress your child up in a costume that channels your cultural obsessions? From a pint-sized Gene Simmons to an ax-wielding (and we believe, cross-dressing) Gallagher, we’ve rounded up 20 of the greatest pop-cultured inspired Halloween costumes for babies after the jump.

Alien chestburster costume [via Great White Snark]

Alvin the Chimpmunk [via 4 Nuts in a Nutshell]

Care Bear [via Craftzine]

Colonel Sanders [via Craftzine]

Darth Vader [via Geekologie]

Elvis [via Craftster]

Frida Kahlo [via Babble]

Gallagher [via BuzzFeed]

H. P. Lovecraft’s Cthulhu [via Mental Floss]

KISS [via Trendhunter]

Lady Gaga [via PopCrunch]

Link from Zelda [via Technabob]

Max from Where the Wild Things Are [via Etsy]

Mr. T [via Apartment Therapy]

Phylis Diller [via Brandi Milne]

Prince [via Apartment Therapy]

Stay Puft Marshmallow Man [via HuffPo]

Thing 1 and Thing 2 [via About]

Tom Cruise in Risky Business [via Parents]

Vincent Van Gogh’s ear [via BuzzFeed]