GREEN BAY (WLUK) -- A local hospital is holding a Halloween costume contest for some of its tiniest patients.
The NICU at Aurora BayCare Medical Center in Green Bay invited parents to dress up their infants in their first Halloween costumes.
All costumed babies will be featured on the hospital's Facebook page where people can vote on their favorite. A winner will be announced by noon on Nov. 1.
The goal of the contest is to bring a sense of normalcy to parents of NICU patients.
Father Brent Beck said he and his wife Carissa got creative when dressing up their son, Ashe, as a Taco Bell burrito, complete with hot sauce packets.
"This experience with him for his first 16 days hasn’t been normal so doing something fun like this feels normal and it’s actually been hilarious and fun and a lighthearted thing to kind of joke about and put together, putting synthetic lettuce on him and tortilla wrap with Taco Bell foil, kind of lightens the mood a little bit," Brent said.
The couple didn't have much time to go shopping for a costume, so they opted for the drive-thru at Taco Bell.
"It brings a little life to it all because everything’s so serious and calculated and numbers-driven when we’re here, so it’s really nice to have something that’s just fun and gives you a reason to laugh," Carissa said.
Among other costumes are a pair of butterflies, a pumpkin, a piece of candy corn, a super hero and a giraffe.