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DIY Halloween Costumes for Kids

Homemade Halloween costumes are the best! It’s so much fun thinking up what to make and seeing how happy it makes your little ones to have a costume that isn’t like anyone else’s. Plus, they’re often cheaper than the ones you can buy in the store.

If you want to make your own Kids Halloween Costumes this year, you’re in luck! We’ve gathered a list of the cutest costumes that are all easy to make. You’re sure to find a few you’ll want to try.

Sometimes it’s hard to translate the idea in your head into a finished costume. That’s where this list of Halloween costumes could come in handy, whether you create one of the costumes found here, or simply use the list as inspiration for something entirely different.

Some of the costumes on our list are easy and others require a bit more skill, but most are relatively inexpensive — allowing you to spend a little more money for Halloween candy and fun decorations! No matter what type of costume you choose to make, we think you’ll love the costumes we’ve found for you!

Easy Kids Costumes To Make for Halloween

These easy DIY Halloween costumes were shared by the most creative craft bloggers on the Internet! All are shared with permission. Enjoy — and feel free to create as many of them as you’d like!

Easy No Sew Bat Costume
From Tikkido

It doesn’t have to take a long time to make a Halloween costume, as this Easy No Sew Bat Costume proves. This one can be completed, start to finish, in around 10–15 minutes!

Easy No Sew Bat Costume
Easy No Sew Bat Costume

Mr. Tumnus Costume (Faun Costume) from The Lion, the Witch, and the Wardrobe
From Tikkido

You’ll only need to sew a little bit to create a Mr. Tumnus costume for Halloween or a play using these instructions. There are no patterns but there are lots of hints to help you along the way.

Mr. Tumnus Costume (Faun Costume) from The Lion, the Witch, and the Wardrobe
Mr. Tumnus Costume (Faun Costume) from The Lion, the Witch, and the Wardrobe

DIY Cocomelon Halloween Costume
From The Savvy Mama Lifestyle

Your toddler will be in style and adorable in this JJ Cocomelon Halloween Costume. It’s relatively easy to make and only requires a few supplies to make it.

DIY Cocomelon Halloween Costume
DIY Cocomelon Halloween Costume

How to Make a Scarecrow Costume for Kids or Adults!
From Where the Smiles Have Been

This scarecrow costume is both quick and easy to make as well as cheap when you use items from thrift stores. Did we mention it’s also versatile? You can make it for babies, toddlers, older children, and even adults!

How to Make a Scarecrow Costume for Kids or Adults!
How to Make a Scarecrow Costume for Kids or Adults!

Mario and Luigi Go Kart Costumes
From Homemade Heather

While these costumes use cardboard car kits, you could certainly substitute cardboard boxes you’d throw away anyway to make them cheaper. Either way, we think these Mario and Luigi Go-Kart Costumes are cute!

Mario and Luigi Go Kart Costumes
Mario and Luigi Go Kart Costumes

DIY No Sew Superhero Costumes
From Homemade Heather

Whether you sew or not, these no-sew DIY Superhero costumes are a fun Halloween costume choice! You can make them with a hot glue gun instead of sewing them, which makes them perfect for crafters of any skill level. Just glue where ever the patterns say to sew.

DIY No Sew Superhero Costumes
DIY No Sew Superhero Costumes

Halloween Trick or Treating with a DIY Tree
From Mitten Girl

This cute fall tree can be made using whatever color of leaves you’d like. You could even make it a bit spookier for older children to wear when trick-or-treating.

Halloween Trick or Treating with a DIY Tree
Halloween Trick or Treating with a DIY Tree

How to Make a Wizard Hat [Free Template]
From Mombrite

Make trick-or-treating, or a Halloween party, “magical” by making this wizard hat a part of your child’s Halloween costume. The supplies you’ll need are minimal and also inexpensive. You could add an old thrift store robe or graduation gown for a complete wizard costume.

How to Make a Wizard Hat [Free Template]
How to Make a Wizard Hat [Free Template]

DIY Luna Lovegood Costume From Harry Potter
From Simplify Create Inspire

What could be more fun than making a DIY Luna Lovegood costume? Learn how by using this link while saving time and money. You may already have some of the supplies on hand at home!

DIY Luna Lovegood Costume From Harry Potter
DIY Luna Lovegood Costume From Harry Potter

Toy Story Family Costume
From Simplify Create Inspire

If you need Halloween costumes for the whole family, check out these Toy Story family costumes. Everyone is sure to like dressing up as their favorite character based on the popular movie. You can even use the tips in these instructions to create your own version on a budget!

Toy Story Family Costume
Toy Story Family Costume

How to Make an Olaf Costume on a Budget
From Crystal & Co

Frozen is still a popular Disney movie with characters that kids love to dress up as for Halloween. This easy costume can help you recreate one of the beloved characters without spending a lot of time or money.

How to Make an Olaf Costume on a Budget
How to Make an Olaf Costume on a Budget

DIY Box Robot Costume
From Two Kids and a Coupon

If you’re looking for a super easy costume, this DIY Box Robot Costume is a perfect choice! It’s a “boxtume” (a Halloween costume made from Amazon Prime boxes) you can make at home using supplies you likely already have. Use your imagination to recycle those boxes into something fun!

DIY Box Robot Costume
DIY Box Robot Costume

DIY Light Up Minnie Mouse Ears
From AB Crafty

You can DIY Light Up Minnie Mouse Ears to go with your costume using these instructions. While there are several steps, we think you’ll really like the result.

DIY Light Up Minnie Mouse Ears
DIY Light Up Minnie Mouse Ears

How To Make A Hippie Costume For Halloween
From Ottawa Mommy Club

A DIY hippie costume is a fun, inexpensive, costume that lets you show your creative side. Best of all, you can make it work for all ages for either a party or trick-or-treating.

How To Make A Hippie Costume For Halloween
How To Make A Hippie Costume For Halloween

PAW Patrol Family Costume Idea
From Moms & Crafters

Here’s another family Halloween costume idea for PAW Patrol family costumes. They’re not expensive to make but will probably take you a little more time than some other costumes, so plan accordingly. Again, you might have some of the supplies on hand already.

PAW Patrol Family Costume Idea
PAW Patrol Family Costume Idea

UPS Delivery Costume – DIY Real Clothing Costume
From Moms & Crafters

A UPS Delivery Costume is another fun choice for Halloween this year. You can use regular clothing that your child can still wear again after Halloween is over!

UPS Delivery Costume – DIY Real Clothing Costume
UPS Delivery Costume – DIY Real Clothing Costume

Beanie Baby Costume (With Free Printable)
From DIY Couple Blog

For littler ones, this cute Beanie Baby Costume is a breeze using these instructions and the freebie printable. It’s a good choice if you need a last-minute Halloween costume — plus it’s not too expensive to make!

Beanie Baby Costume (With Free Printable)
Beanie Baby Costume (With Free Printable)

How to Make Little Miss and Mr Men Costumes
From Tonya Staab

If you have young children or toddlers, these Little Miss and Mr. Men costumes are simple to create. They’re inspired by Mr. Bump and Little Miss Giggles and most kids absolutely love them!

How to Make Little Miss and Mr Men Costumes
How to Make Little Miss and Mr Men Costumes

Shower Pouf Costume
From Crafts by Amanda

Although an adult is shown in this picture, this fun DIY Halloween costume should work for girls of any age. Make it in your favorite color for a party or trick-or-treating!

Shower Pouf Costume
Shower Pouf Costume

Easy DIY Halloween Boxtume: Pumpkin Pie
From Ever After in the Woods

Pumpkin pie is one of the most delicious desserts for the fall. But with this design, you can wear it too — not all over your clothes, but as a Halloween costume. You can make it from Amazon boxes and a few other supplies for an inexpensive costume that’s fun and different.

Easy DIY Halloween Boxtume: Pumpkin Pie
Easy DIY Halloween Boxtume: Pumpkin Pie

Elsa Cape Pattern
From Juggling Act Mama

This pretty little Elsa Cape Pattern is sure to be a hit with any young Frozen movie lover. While it does take a few supplies and some effort, we think the results are worth it!

Elsa Cape Pattern
Elsa Cape Pattern

Frozen Anna Cape (No Sew)
From Juggling Act Mama

The Frozen Anna Cape is a no-sew project that will likely fulfill any little girl’s dreams of wearing a Frozen Halloween costume for a school party or trick-or-treating. It’s fast and easy but does require a few supplies you may need to purchase in order to make it.

Frozen Anna Cape (No Sew)
Frozen Anna Cape (No Sew)

Cactus Costume for Baby
From Happiest Camper

How cute is this Cactus Costume for Baby?! It’s really easy to make, too! You can make this adorable cactus costume from felt, yarn, and a glue gun.

Cactus Costume for Baby
Cactus Costume for Baby

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