If you’re looking for a simple and low-key Halloween costume for your baby or toddler this year, this James and the Giant Peach costume is just the thing! Since the main feature of the costume is the giant peach balloon, your little James will be as comfy and mobile as can be in regular clothing.
We put our little James in a cute vest over a neutral onesie and pants as a nod to the Disney adaptation of the book. Isn’t he the cutest? If you’ll be out and about this Halloween, fill your giant peach with helium and carry it around with you. Or if you’ll be sticking around the house, just blow the balloon up with regular air and let the peach bounce around your house with James. :)
What You Need
- Green and brown cardstock
- Tape (clear and pink washi tape)
- Paintbrush, sponge, or plastic bag
- Giant orange balloon (ours was 16”)
- Baby/toddler James outfit (we were inspired by the image here and this one as well)
Cut a peach stem out of brown cardstock and a leaf out of green cardstock, leaving a 1” tab on the end (to tape onto the balloon later).
Inflate your giant orange balloon. Fold the tabs on the stem and leaf (we also creased the leaf in half) and then tape onto the top of the balloon.
Use red, yellow, pink, and white paint to apply a splotchy spatter onto the balloon to make it look more like a peach. It helps to try this on an extra balloon or scrap paper first to test your technique. I ended up using a crumpled up plastic bag to get the look I liked.
Apply a piece of pink washi tape starting at the stem and going about halfway down the front of the balloon to imitate a peach’s dimple. I used scissors to cut the ends into points for a more natural look.
Now dress up James, give him his giant peach and you’re all set!