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Far from spooky! Heartwarming snaps capture babies in the NICU wearing tiny handmade costumes crafted by volunteers in celebration of the tots' very first Halloween

Thirty-five babies in a neonatal intensive care unit are celebrating their first Halloween in style.

A group of nurses and March of Dimes volunteers at St. Luke Hospital in Kansas City, Missouri, created handmade costumes for the newborns, who will be spending their first Halloween in the hospital.

The babies were photographed wearing their costumes, which range from superheros such as Wonder Woman to a colorful butterfly.

Three local photographers, all of whom previously had a baby in the NICU, volunteered to take pictures of each baby so there parents would have those cherished first Halloween snapshots.

'Providing an opportunity for them to celebrate Halloween with their little ones allows them a sense of normalcy, and to celebrate their baby's first milestones, which is what every family wants to do,' hospital spokeswoman Michelle Manuel told CNN.

One newborn named Myla was due on December 31, but was born on October 25 at 27 weeks.


In her photo, Myla can be seen modeling a tiny Wonder Woman costume that is draped over her body. 

'It makes me feel like it is somewhat normal because normally in here she would have missed out on Halloween, and she wouldn't have had a costume,' Myla's mother Carli Neider told KMBC 9 News

'So, now we get to participate in her own kind of Halloween here.' 


However, Myla isn't the only superhero out of the bunch. Other babies were dressed as Batman, Superman, and Captain America. 

And one little girl was angelically sleeping on her stomach while she was photographed with butterfly wings on her back. 

In addition to the costumes, the babies' families were also given 'Trick or Treat, Smell My Feet' cards with their child's footprints, a children's Halloween book, and a hand crocheted pumpkin filled candy. 


'It means quite a bit that somebody actually took time to make the costumes and make the treats and tried to make some kind sense of normalcy for her being in the hospital like this,' Myla's father Brandon Neider explained.