24 Creative DIY Halloween Costumes for Kids


Homemade Halloween costumes can leave such lasting memories!  So if you’re looking for unique diy childrens halloween costumes ideas then check out these costumes for kids  to dress up as characters, funny one’s that bring a laugh, as well as boy and girl costumes ideas.

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As always, the Tip Junkie Pattern and Halloween sites have hundreds of pictured tutorials with 121 costume ideas. You can always search there if you’re looking for more pictured tutorials. {wink}

Childrens Halloween Costumes

Childrens Halloween Costumes

1.  DIY Circus Wagon ~ Come one, come all! This adorable circus wagon costume shows you how to transform a wagon into a cute circus wagon.  There’s even links for the lion and circus master costume.

Carousel Horse Costume DIY

2.  Carousel Horse Costume DIY ~ For under $5 you can recreate this amazing carousel costume using cardboard and paint. There’s even a free template you can download and use.

DIY Ice Cream Man Costume

3.  DIY Ice Cream Man Costume ~ This is seriously the cutest costume ever! Who could resist an ice cream cone when it’s served by an adorable little one?! You can replicate this costume with some spackle, styrofoam, a little paint and a paper hat.

Easy Rain Cloud Costume

4.  Easy Rain Cloud Costume ~ A little felt, yarn and batting and you have a rain cloud.  Kids can wear their own rain boots.

DIY Kids Pac-Man Costume

5.  DIY Kids Pac-Man Costume ~ Gobble gobble, chomp chomp don’t let those ghosts catch you! Make this simple costume from cardboard and paint.

DIY Dory Costume

6.  DIY Dory Costume ~ Just keep swimming…inspired by the Finding Dory movie this simple cardboard costume is sure to be a hit.

Halloween Costumes for Kids

Halloween Costumes for Kids

7.  Astronaut Costumes ~ Make these super cool astronaut costumes perfect for your astronaut in training. Most of the costume is made from recycled items such as cardboard and a water bottle.

UFO Costume

8.  UFO Costume ~ This costume is out of this world adorable! {giggle} It’s made from balloons, inflatable swim ring, duct tape and a plastic bowl.

Retro Television

9.  Retro Television ~ This is just a test.  How fun is this retro television costume? Made from a cardboard box you can easily make this costume in an afternoon.

Film Strip Costume

10.  Film Strip Costume ~ A super simple costume using foam boards and 2 11×13 photos.  Make sure your child wears the same outfit as in the pictures.  {wink}

Halloween Costumes Girls

Halloween Costumes Girls

11.  Little Red Riding Hood Costume ~ Deep inside the enchanted woods stood an adorable Little Red Riding Hood.  A few key elements make this fantastic costume, a hooded cape, tulle skirt and a basket.

DIY Dorothy Costume

12.  DIY Dorothy Costume ~  If you can sew a straight line then you can sew this adorable Dorothy costume.  You’ll be skipping down the yellow brick road when you see how easy it is to make.

DIY Cotton Candy Costume

13.  DIY Cotton Candy Costume ~ Could this darling girl be any sweeter?! {giggle} Batting is spray painted pink and attached to a t-shirt.

DIY White Swan Costume

14.  DIY White Swan Costume ~ Make a tulle tutu skirt and add an inexpensive white feather boa for the feathers.

Pineapple Costume

15.  No-Sew Pineapple Costume ~ A yellow felt cape and sharpie pen make this adorable pineapple costume.  No-sewing required.

DIY Black Cat Costume

16.  DIY Black Cat Costume ~ I’m purring with delight over this adorable black cat costume. It’s made from a wire hanger and fur trim and has a detachable tail and ears.

boy costume

Boys Halloween Costume Ideas

17.  Baby Elvis Costume ~ How cute and adorable is this unique Baby Elvis Costume?! A footed sleeper pattern was used to make this iconic Elvis jump suit.

Star Wars C3P0

18.  Star Wars C3P0 ~You’ll be in awe when you see the creativity behind this super awesome C3PO costume.  Gold spray paint is used for the finishing touches.

Star Wars Obi-Wan Costume

19.  Star Wars Obi-Wan Costume ~ This Obi-Wan Costume is seriously amazing!  The patterns to sew the vest and robe are included.

Knights in Training Costumes

20.  Knights in Training Costumes ~ Dress up your little knight in shining armor with this fun medieval costume.  A 70’s smock pattern was used to sew these costumes.

DIY Thomas the Train Costume

21.  DIY Thomas the Train Costume ~ All aboard! If your little guy loves being a train conductor this fun and easy costume doubles as Thomas the Train and the conductor.

Scuba Diver Costume

22.  Scuba Diver Costume ~ Isn’t this the most adorable scuba diver costume?! A metal water bottle for the tank and a pacifier for the mouth piece.  A genius idea to keep in your toddlers mouth.

No Sew Pokemon Costume

23.  No Sew Pokemon Costume ~ How cool is this No-Sew Pokemon Costume?!  A zip up vest is the staple to this costume with added embellishments.

Optimus Prime

24.  Transformers Optimus Prime ~ If you have a Transformer fan then this dress-up/Halloween costume is for you. It’s made from a bike helmet and cardboard so it is inexpensive and easy to transform into a new role, a rescue bot.  All of the patterns that were used have been included in the post to make it easier on you. {wink}

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