Homemade Halloween costumes are often much better than what you can find in stores because they can be tailored exactly to your size and what you like. Plus, they're typically cheaper than pre-made costumes. So if you have kids who need a Halloween costume, consider making it yourself. You can even let them share their input on the design.
Here are 22 DIY ideas for children's Halloween costumes.
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This headless bride costume is suitable for slightly older children who can handle some creepiness. To create the look, you craft a torso that the wearer dons as a sort of helmet. Then, they hold a fake head that looks like it could've come off the torso.
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Monarch Butterfly Wings
If your kid loves bugs, they will adore being a beautiful monarch butterfly for Halloween. For these wings, pieces of felt are glued onto black cloth. Print out pictures of real monarch butterflies, so you have a pattern in front of you to imitate.
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Baby Astronaut Costume
Make this adorable astronaut outfit for your baby this Halloween. All you have to do is fuse iron-on patches onto a navy blue coverall. It's a comfy costume that's good for most ages of kids.Continue to 5 of 22 below.
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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 for a kid's costume. It's different, it's simple to make, and everyone will love it.
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Tin Man Costume
"The Wizard of Oz" is a movie every generation loves. And it offers several Halloween costume options. Make your own version of the Tin Man from a cardboard box, spray paint, and duct tape.Continue to 9 of 22 below.
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Zombie Soccer Player
If you are willing to spend a bit of time and effort, you can make your child a zombie costume that utilizes makeup techniques similar to ones used on television programs, such as "The Walking Dead." Practice the makeup prior to Halloween, so you know how to do it for the main event.
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If your child is a "Toy Story" fan, this DIY is for you. Woody is a fun costume to make, and it's a character everyone will recognize. Plus, the elements of the costume, such as the plaid shirt and jeans, are easy to find for kids of all sizes.
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DIY Macaroni and Cheese Costume
You don't see this costume every day. Macaroni and cheese-loving kiddos will get a kick out of dressing as their favorite meal. And believe it or not, just like the boxed version, this costume is easy to make.Continue to 13 of 22 below.
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Ginny Weasley Costume
You might see a lot of Harry Potters on Halloween, but don't forget about the side characters like Ginny Weasley. Make Ginny's Hogwarts uniform with a Gryffindor patch on a plain black robe. Underneath, wear a white collared shirt with a burgundy and gold tie.Continue to 17 of 22 below.
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Sometimes all you need to create a costume is an accessory. Make this spooky spiderweb headband, and you're ready to celebrate Halloween. This headband idea is quick and easy, and it can be paired with plain black clothing to complete the look.
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Avocado, Toast, and Fried Egg Costumes
Halloween is all about the candy, but it still starts with breakfast. Siblings or friends can dress in coordinating costumes with this breakfast ensemble: an avocado, toast, and a fried egg. For a bigger group, bring in other favorite breakfast foods.Continue to 21 of 22 below.
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Snapchat Puppy Filter Costume
Social media is such a part of our everyday lives that it's even become a part of Halloween. This puppy Snapchat filter costume is a snap to make. And the best part is the entire costume is all about your face, so you can wear whatever clothing you want.
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