It's Halloween and you're a proud new parent. Though you're excited to dress up your new little friend, you might have a few questions concerning costume choice. What is appropriate? Can I dress my baby like a murderer? What if it's a murderer from television or a movie, can I dress my baby like a murderer then?

Hush, don't worry about it! We've put together a helpful guide to help you steer clear of bad costume choices and get your baby cute and ready for showing off this Halloween.

Bad Baby Costume: Rand Paul

Good Baby Costume: A Pumpkin

Why would you dress your baby as a polarizing figure like Rand Paul? "Because his hair is messy and looks like it might fall out" is not a good enough excuse. Babies are not antagonizing. You know what else is not antagonizing? A jolly little jack o'lantern.

Bad Baby Costume: Pot Leaf

Good Baby Costume: A Pumpkin

"Who's that cute baby in the pumpkin costume?" a friendly stranger might ask. Oh, that's my baby. "Well, you dressed either him or her perfectly. I'm so happy you didn't dress him or her like a pot leaf, that would have been selfish, ridiculous, and clearly representative of how ill-prepared you are for this job. I love the pumpkin. "

Bad Baby Costume: Walter White

Good Baby Costume: A Pumpkin

A nice way to keep from dressing your baby like a drug-dealing murderer your baby has never even heard of is to dress her like a sweet, little pumpkin.

Bad Baby Costume: Ruth Baby Ginsberg

Good Baby Costume: A Pumpkin

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Yes, your wrinkly, little baby has a number of things in common with an old person. You know what else your round, sweet baby has a number of things in common with? A pumpkin.

Bad Baby Costume: A Cigarette

Good Baby Costume: A Pumpkin

The reason we all have baby pictures of ourselves dressed as pumpkins is because it is the correct outfit to put on a baby for Halloween. The reason you don't see a lot of babies dressed as cigarettes is because that is the wrong outfit to put on a baby for Halloween.

Bad Baby Costume: A Pimp

Good Baby Costume: A Pumpkin

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Your baby is not in the business of being a predatory middleman in the sex trade. Your baby is in the business of being a baby. Or, today, being a pumpkin.

Bad Baby Costume: Bane

Good Baby Costume: A Pumpkin

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Don't dress your baby like fucking Bane, you lunatic. Dress your baby like a pumpkin.