16 Fun & Creative DIY Halloween Costumes for Kids (Last Minute Ideas)

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If you’re a crafty mom or just low on funds this year (join the club!), here’s a list I gathered of 16 costume ideas that you can make yo self! These DIY Halloween costumes for kids are fun, creative, ADORABLE and better yet, won’t break the bank!

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If you like these ideas but don’t have the time or are simply looking for some nice costumes that you can get quick & cheap, there’s a great selection of kids costumes available over HERE. I’m sure you can find something equally cute!

Now on to the list…

DIY Halloween costumes for kids:


Craftaholics Anonymous® | DIY Unicorn Costume Tutorial

My little girl LOVES unicorns! I knew I had to make her a DIY Unicorn Costume for Halloween this year. And she absolutely loves it! This was actually a really easy costume to put together. And I love that its warm and comfortable. That can be hard sometimes when it comes to handmade Halloween costumes!


DIY Frankenstein Halloween Costume for Kids – Mommy’s Bundle

Stiff body, arms reaching straight out, head held high. I watched my toddler carefully, as he pretended to be the scary Frankenstein he was so fond of ever since he spotted an old Halloween prop in his grandparent’s garage. That Halloween, he had changed his mind about 10 times when contemplating what he wanted to dress up as.


Easy & Adorable DIY Scarecrow Costume That’s Perfect for Kids & Adults!

For Halloween this year, we decided to dress Rowan up as a cute little scarecrow. We wanted something a little more classic than last year’s Sons of Anarchy biker baby getup (which was also equally squeal-worthy if a little controversial….some people have no sense of humor, I tell ya).


Dr. Seuss Cat in the Hat and Thing 1 and Thing 2 Costumes – Mission: to Save

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DIY Star Wars Costumes – Jedi and Princess Leia – Mission: to Save

824sharesShare13Tweet2Pin809Yummly Do you have a Star Wars fan in your house? Then they have probably informed you they will be using the force to conquer Trick or Treat this year. Check out these DIY Star Wars Costumes (to save the galaxy and your budget).


DIY: Black Cat Costume

This is a super easy costume to make, even if you only have a day before Halloween to make it. It can be made for a little person, or even a big person. Here is my little person. I can hardly stand how cute she looks. Such a little sweetie!


Race Car Halloween Boxtume – Spaceships and Laser Beams

Here’s how to DIY a cool Halloween costume…from boxes! When I was a kid, I was enchanted by Cinderella’s pumpkin coach but my boys are much more excited about racecars. Good thing my husband is handy with cardboard-he just made the likeness of a 1964 Shelby Cobra, 427!


Last Minute Halloween Costumes – Paper Skeleton

Ok boys and girls, these are super duper EASY and great last minute Halloween Costumes: Skeletons!!! And if you count your self in the “not very crafty” category, then these are ideal for you. I first “made” these costumes back when I was a student and it was a great hit!


two crafty halloween costumes for kids * A Subtle Revelry

My rule for kid’s costumes is that they must be cute (not too spooky), crafty, and able to brighten someone’s day. A tall order? Here are two simple ideas for costumes that can be crafted in about an hour. Both will definitely bring a smile to everyone you see.


DIY Miraculous Ladybug Costume With Reversible Mask

Both my daughters have fallen in love with the show Miraculous. I’ve watched a few episodes on Netflix with them and I gotta say it’s pretty good. Ladybugs are a favorite of mine anyway (I have a bowling ball lady bug in my garden and who can forget the Ladybug vs Bumble Bee tic-tac-toe?)


KIDS: DIY Firefighter costume – Really Awesome Costumes

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Halloween Costume Ideas: Simple Shark (with Dorsal Fin) | Make It and Love It

Okay, time for another costume idea. Because, YES OH YES, there’s still plenty of time to make a few costumes before Halloween! When I asked for simple Halloween Costume ideas a couple weeks ago, several of you mentioned wanting to make a shark costume. MY LATEST VIDEOS Okay. Done.



Looking for a SUPER easy and adorable Halloween costume that will turn heads and make eyes pop? This pink jellyfish costume is hands-down one of the easiest costumes we’ve ever made. What’s great is that you can customize it in your favorite colors with different ribbon options, but in this case we chose pink, one of my daughter’s favorite colors.


DIY Bumble Bee Costume Idea | How to Make a Homemade Bee Costume

Want to DIY a costume but don’t look forward to all the time it takes?? No worries, I’ve got you covered – today I have a tutorial for Last-Minute, NO-SEW Bee Costume, and really, anyone can do it! I snagged my niece to model for me, and she kept fluffing and twirling the skirt tutu – she loved it!


No-Sew Ghost Costume Tutorial Anyone Can Make

Make a cute no-sew ghost costume for your little spook with this tutorial. Ghost ponchos are so much cuter than the traditional sheet-over-the-head costume and safer too! Good morning! This is Sarah’s sister Rachel, and last Halloween I somehow created a really darling and really easy no-sew ghost costume for my kids.


Mario and Luigi Go Kart Costumes Halloween Blog Hop ” Dragonfly Designs

The best part of Halloween for me is designing fun costumes for the kids and family. Anytime that we can be silly and play dress up is a win in my books! I am beyond excited about today because I have joined forces with a fabulous group of bloggers to bring you 80+ DIY Halloween Costume Ideas.


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