I know I’m not the only one totally blown away by how expensive children’s Halloween costumes are! Who wants to pay $50 for a few pieces of colored cloth?! Luckily, there are so many creative alternatives that you’re sure to find one that your child will love. Here are 35 Easy DIY Halloween Costumes for kids.
Easy DIY Halloween Costumes for Kids
Detailed DIY Ghost Costume (it’s harder than you think) from Super Mom Hacks
Of course, a DIY ghost costume is the perfect place to start! It can be trickier than it seems, so definitely follow this great step-by-step guide.
Starbucks Costumes from Our Home Made Easy
This is so cute! And these detailed instructions are fool-proof.
DIY Unicorn Costume from Small Stuff Counts
This is such an adorable idea for a little girl!
Dragon Costume with Wings from Swoodson Says
This is so cool! I can’t believe the simple item that is used for a base.
DIY Twinkie Costume for Baby from Full of Fortunes
That’s a sure-fire winner for most hilarious baby costume!
Construction Worker from Making of a Mom
You’re child will likely want to dress up in this one after Halloween!
Bumble Bee from Creative Green Living
So cute and so easy! Plus, it’s so inexpensive to make.
Firefly Costume from Ideas for the Home by Kenarry
I love the idea of making matching costumes!
Belle from Or So She Says
Every little girl’s dream costume!
Princess Ana, Elsa, and Olaf of Olaf of Frozen from Ruffles & Rain Boots
Another great Disney themed option. And if you have 2 or 3 kiddos you can have them all matching!
Hot Air Balloon Box Costume from The Tip Toe Fairy
This is a great last minute idea!
Teenage Mutant Ninja Turtles from Sew Simple Home
This would be another great idea for matching costumes.
Race Car Boxtume from Spaceships and Laser Beams
I’d say this is every little boy’s dream costume!
Donut Costume with free pattern from Fleece Fun
Adorable and so cool that it comes with a free pattern.
Scarecrow from Where the Smiles Have Been
So cute!! This is definitely a contender for us.
Glow in the dark skeleton from The Artful Parent
Get your child involved with costume creation with these super cute glow in the dark skeleton! Kids will think the glow in the dark element is so fun and parents will love being able to spot their child in the dark!
Bonus: The tutorial here also shows you how to make other glow in the dark Halloween clothing.
Leaf Pile from MooMama
This is such a unique costume idea! Just take a quick trip to the craft store and this season appropriate costume will be on it’s way.
Candy Corn Toddler Costume from The Mom Creative
What a cute and festive idea for a toddler Halloween costume! There is a tiny bit of sewing involved in this one but nothing crazy.
iPhone Costume for stroller from Rookie Moms
If you’ve got a child that still uses a stroller this is such a cute idea! Bonus points if your child is able to speak and answer ask Siri questions!
Crayon Costume from One Crazy Mom
This DIY costume is a classic and only costs about $5 to make!
It would be so cute to have each sibling (or a group of friends) to dress up as a different color!
Star Wars Theme Costumes from Mission to Save
If your child loves Star Wars then they’ll love these simple DIY Jedi or Princess Leia costumes. And I’m sure they’ll love playing with the DIY lightsabers long after Halloween is over!
Dr. Seuss Theme Costumes from Mission to Save
I love these Cat in the Hat and Thing 1 and Thing 2 costumes! They’re just so simple and adorable! If you have another child, you could also dress them as the fish.
Pacman & Matching Ghosts Costumes from One Crazy Mom
These Pacman themed costumes are a great idea if you like to keep your whole family on the same theme. Just dress one child as Pacman and the rest as different colored ghosts!
Garden Gnome from Food Folks and Fun
I just can’t get over how cute this is! And what a creative costume idea. You can bet your child will be the only one on the block dressed as a garden gnome. I am totally saving this idea for when my little guy is a little older!
Train from C.R.A.F.T.
I was thinking of my nephew who is such a train lover when I stumbled on this super cute DIY train costume. If you love to paint then this is a great costume for you!
Super Baby from White House Black Shutters
This one is a major contender for us this year! How cute is this simple baby costume?
Superhero from Vanilla Joy
If your child has a favorite superhero you can make a DIY cape with one of these free cape patterns.
Snail from Oh Happy Day
This easy peasy DIY snail costume is so stinkin’ cute! And it would work for a girl or a boy.
Unicorn from Craftaholics Annonymous
A cute and colorful unicorn costume that the kiddos can get involved in making!
Doughnut by Studio DIY
If you’ve got a spare inner tube laying around, you have to check out this adorable doughnut costume.
Army Man by Studio DIY
This DIY Army man costume is AMAZING!!
Little Owl from This Heart of Mine
This simple homemade hooty owl is just too cute!
Super Mario Brothers from Instructables
These adorable Mario and Luigi costumes are so simple and fun!
Elephant and Piggie from Larissa Another Day
I LOVE Elephant and Piggie and as a former Kindergarten teacher I’ve yet to meet a child that doesn’t love them too! You can’t go wrong with these!
Easy DIY Halloween Costumes for Kids
With all these fun and easy diy halloween costumes for kids, you’re sure to find something that you and your child will love! Let me know in the comments below which costume you choose.
Brittany Wise says
Great list, Heather! Thank you for including our Starbucks costumes! I wish my kids still let me make their costumes 🙂
Thank YOU! I’ll enjoy this phase as long as I can! ?