There's a reason Tom Arma Halloween costumes are called heirlooms. They are a step WAAAY above the average Halloween infant costume.
They're tiny works of art with your baby as the model, ready to be photographed and displayed in your nursery (or at Grandma's house) all year round.
(© Tom Arma, used with permission.)
This hummingbird design was released in July 2011,
and sadly won't be available for Halloween.
Still, looking at it you can see why parents
love Tom Arma Halloween costumes so much...
and why they sell out every year.
In 1972, Tom Arma started dressing up infants in costumes and capturing the results in iconic photos.
In fact, it's a (lucrative) hobby he still practices. Recent posts in his blog share his inspiration for a new series called Baby Birds. (The hummingbird is one of those.)
Tom Arma Halloween costumes are about blending your adorable baby and her favorite animal together into a masterpiece even I can photograph successfully.
Take your ho-hum idea for a baby Halloween costume and transform it into frameable memory you can display all year long.
Like all great masterpieces, Tom Arma Halloween Costumes are not widely available.
You won't be able to head down to Target or Walmart and pick one up. The Armas (Tom and his wife Julie) only allow one store to officially sell their costumes.
I've found a handful of other stores that will sell them, but they are overpriced ($70-$90) and they only have one or two designs.
You also better buy early. They create a specific number of costumes every year, and then THAT'S IT. No more until next year. If they're sold out, you're out of luck.
These costumes have underleg snaps for quick (and easy) diaper changes and don't create problems with car seat straps. (An issue often overlooked, but very important.)
Besides these costumes, below (and others at the link above), Tom Arma also makes stunning baby Christmas costumes. See how these costumes can transform the usual ho-hum family Holiday card (tossed the day after arriving) into a must-keep piece of art.
Here are 10 Tom Arma Halloween costumes that will cause complete strangers to gush all over your little pride and joy and leave you with timeless photographs you'll treasure for decades to come.
Are there older siblings?
Have one go as Alice, and the other as Mad Hatter.
See more family theme ideas.
I didn't have room to show the Rhinocerous (a personal favorite), the Koala, the Dinosaur, the Polar Bear, the Elephant, the Black Cat, the Flamingo, the Gorilla...and others I'm too lazy to type out.And yes, the 10% off coupon code 10TA2011 applies to them as well, as long as you order before October 31st, 2011!
But look quickly!
They quickly sell out, and once they do...it's another 9 months before they're reintroduced!
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