25 DIY Halloween Costume Ideas for Kids

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    DIY Halloween Costumes That are Simply Adorable

    Homemade Halloween costumes are so much better than anything you can buy in the store. This Halloween be sure to set aside some time to make your children costumes. We have 25 of the cutest outfits for your inspiration.  Your kids are sure to love at least one of these costumes, if not more! 

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    Headless Halloween Bride

    Learn how to make a headless bride costume. Although this idea has been around for quite some time, it proves that imaginative design will last. Can you imagine how much good old-fashioned Halloween fun your children will have trick or treating with this unusual ensemble? 

    How to Make a Headless Costume from Jill and The Little Crown



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    Easy Peasy Unicorn Costume

    A  unicorn costume can be made with a little bit of effort and a lot of creativity. Lia Griffith offers templates to make the headband with ears and horns, glitter leaf necklace and felt hooves. Your child will be the cutest unicorn on the block.

    DIY Unicorn Costume from Lia Griffith



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    Monarch Butterfly Wings Costume

    Every little girl will love being a beautiful monarch butterfly for Halloween. Pieces of felt are glued onto a black cloth to make the most stunning butterfly wings.

    Felt Monarch Butterfly Wings Tutorial from Buggy and Buddy

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    Baby Astronaut Costume

    baby astronaut costume
    Lovely Indeed

    Is your child the future Sally Ride? You never know! Make this adorable astronaut outfit for your baby boy or girl this Halloween. All you have to do is fuse iron-on patches onto a navy blue coverall. Fast and so, so easy!


    Make a Baby Astronaut Costume for Halloween from Lovely Indeed


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    Game of Thrones Inspired Halloween Costume

    Show the world that you are a Game of Thrones family. Mom can dress up as the beautiful Daenerys Targaryen the "mother of dragons," and all the kids can be the baby dragons.

    Mom + Me Halloween Costumes with Pottery Barn Kids  from Bel and Beau

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    Last Minute Despicable Me Minion Costume

    This Minion costume is for those people that need to come up with a last-minute Halloween costume. All you need is a yellow winter hat, pipe cleaners, and a toilet paper roll. This Minion costume is a quick and easy ensemble your kids will love!

    Last Minute Despicable Me Minion Costume from Make and Takes

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    House Plant Costume

    Have you ever seen the classic play Little Shop of Horrors? It features a giant plant named Audrey 2 that eats people. You can make a kinder, gentler version of the giant houseplant costume this Halloween. It's different, simple to make, and everyone will love it.

    House Plant Costume from Oh Happy Day

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    Love Bug Costume

    Let your child's imagination fly with this adorable Love Bug costume. The featured costume has a tulle skirt, but you could make a simpler version! Add cut-out hearts to an outfit and some antennas, and you're done. It's as easy as 1-2-3!

    Love Bug Costume from Real Simple

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    Wizard of Oz Updated Tin Man Costume

    tin man halloween costume
    A Pumpkin & a Princess

    The Wizard of Oz is a movie that every generation loves. Remember the Tin Man who had no heart? Make your cute version from a cardboard box, spray paint and yes duct tape!

    DIY Kids Tin Man Costume from A Pumpkin & a Princess



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    Zombie Soccer Player

    If you are willing to spend a bit of time and work through a learning curve, you can make your child a zombie costume that utilizes makeup techniques similar to ones used on television programs such as the Walking Dead. Your little zombie will be so scary, that some small children will cry.

    Soccer Zombie Makeup from Cuckoo 4 Design



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    Woody From Toy Story

    Is your son a fan of the movie Toy Story? He just might want to be the character Woody for Halloween. Woody is such a fun costume to make and is a character that everyone will recognize.

    Woody From Toy Story from The Girls With Glasses

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    Cow Halloween Costume

    This costume is like no udder! What an adorable costume that younger children will love. It's comfortable, cute, and warm for that chilly Halloween night.

    Cow Halloween Costume from Primary

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    DIY Macaroni and Cheese Costume

    You don't see this costume every day. If your kids like to eat mac and cheese, they're going to LOVE being it for Halloween. Another plus is that this costume is super easy to make!

    DIY Macaroni and Cheese Costume from DIY Network

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    Pineapple Baby Costume

    Pineapple Baby Costume
    Lines Across

    How adorable is this baby pineapple costume? The best part is- you can make it yourself at home! This costume is great for those places where it's still a little warm out on Halloween.

    Pineapple Baby Costume from Lines Across

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    Easy No Sew Tooth Fairy Costume

    This is not your ordinary fairy costume. Have your child be the tooth fairy this year. What an adorable take on the idea of a fairy costume!


    51 Easy Halloween Costumes from Today's Parent

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    Pretty DIY Fairy Costume

    fairy halloween costume
    Lia Griffith

    This fairy costume is gorgeous! Every little girl will feel like a princess wearing this outfit!

    Kids DIY Fairy Costume from Lia Griffith



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    Garden Gnome Halloween Costume

    Garden gnomes are traditionally male and thought to be magical. Gnomes protect your house and garden. Make this cute gnome costume and experience the magic of Halloween.

    DIY Gnome Costume from Lia Griffith



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    Ginnie Weasley Hogwarts Uniform

    Every Harry Potter fan knows that Ginnie Weasley is Harry Potters future wife. While attending school at Hogwarts Ginny was sorted into the  Gryffindor House which is reflected by the patch on the cape. Your child can pretend to be part of the Hogwarts School of Witchcraft and Wizardry too with this fantastic Hogwarts uniform costume.


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    Last Minute Carmen Miranda Costume

    Everyone loves the timeless Carmen Miranda. All you need is fruit on your head and lots of attitude.

    4 Easy Last Minute Halloween Costumes from My Poppet



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    Where's Waldo Family Costume

    We love coordinated family Halloween outfits. Dress your family up in this Where's Waldo theme and be the hit of the party. Everyone wears a red striped shirt and hat. Easy peasy!

    Where's Waldo Family Halloween Costumes from Lovely Indeed



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    Spider Web Headband

    Sometimes all you need to make the costume is an accessory. Make a spider web headband, and you are ready to celebrate Halloween. 


    Creepy Spider Web Headband from Sparkle Living



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    Tranform a Baseball Cap Into a Unicorn Hat

    Everyone loves the mythical unicorn. Make a quick costume decorating a baseball cap with extra large googly eyes, rainbow-colored yarn, and a metallic gold horn. Voila! Instant unicorn costume.

    Make Your Own Unicorn Hat from Snugglebug University



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    Avocado, Toast and a Fried Egg Costumes

    Breakfast is always the most important meal of the day. Make a statement on Halloween with a cute breakfast themed ensemble for your entire family this Halloween.

    Diy Family Avocado Toast Costumes from Hello Wonderful

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    Snap Chat Puppy Costume

    Social media is such a part of our every day lives. It has even become a part of Halloween. It is so easy to make a snap chat puppy filter costume for Halloween. A statement that demonstrates how much social media has become ingrained in our culture.

    Snap Chat Filter Puppy Costume from A Girl and a Glue Gun



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    Owl Fawn and Fox Felt Masks

    Let's go old school this Halloween with these adorable woodland animal felt Halloween masks. Be a cute owl, fawn or fox this year!

    No-Sew Free Felt Animal Masks from Flax and Twine