Homemade Halloween costumes can leave such lasting memories!  So if you’re looking for unique diy halloween costume ideas then check out these best halloween costumes 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} 

Homemade Halloween Costume

Disco Ball Costume

1.  Disco Ball Costume ~ How fun is this disco ball costume?!  A paper mache technique is used and mirror paper us adhered to it.  It’s the perfect costume for a child or an adult.

DIY Bubble Bath Costume

2.  DIY Bubble Bath Costume ~ How cool is this Halloween costume?!  It’s so simple to make too!  Latex balloons, a wagon, rubber ducks and adorable children make this fantastic costume.

DIY Planet Halloween Costumes

3.  DIY Planet Halloween Costumes ~ Learn how to make out of this world adorable planet costumes from t-shirts, beanie hat and hula hoops.

Little Artist Costume

4.  Little Artist Costume ~ What little artist wouldn’t love this adorable costume?  An apron and paint palette were handmade to accentuate the costume.  The added paint splotches to the face are priceless!

Coffee and Donut Costume

5.  Coffee and Donut Costume ~ Your little one will be the sweetest in this no-sew Coffee and Donut Costume.  {snicker}  Felt and batting was hot glued to a cardboard circle.

Superhero Baby Costume

6.  Superhero Baby Costume ~ A simple no-sew costume using a white onesie, spray paint and t-shirt.

Homemade Jellyfish Costume

7.  Homemade Jellyfish Costume ~ Make a super cute jellyfish costume in 10 minutes.  It’s the perfect last minute Halloween costume.  All you need is a clear bubble umbrella and ribbon.

Easy No-Sew Scarecrow Costume

8.  Easy No-Sew Scarecrow Costume ~ This Scarecrow costume is so adorable and perfect for boys and girls. It’s an easy no-sew project by pinning burlap scraps to the overalls and adding yarn for the straw. {smiling}

Film Strip Costume

9.  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}

Robber Costume and Loot Bag

10.  Robber Costume and Loot Bag ~ Black pants, black and white striped shirt and a beanie hat is all you need.  Add a vinyl dollar sign to a white pillowcase for an easy loot bag.

Humpty Dumpty Costume for Kids

11.  Humpty Dumpty Costume for Kids ~ An easy nursery rhyme costume made from a cardboard box that’s easily recognized by everyone.

Girl Costumes

Pink Flamingo costume

12.  Pink Flamingo costume ~ Make an adorable Flamingo costume from inexpensive pink feather boa’s and felt.  Minimal sewing is required.

DIY Unicorn Costume

13.  DIY Unicorn Costume ~ The magical, make believe world of a child’’s mind can lend itself to the most enchanting of costumes, a unicorn.  A hooded sweatshirt is transformed into a unicorn by adding yarn, felt horn, felt flowers and felt ears.

DIY White Swan Costume

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

DIY Glinda and Wicked Witch Costumes

15.  DIY Glinda and Wicked Witch Costumes ~ Make a good witch and bad witch costume by making a simple tulle skirt to add to a leotard.  

Madeline Costume

16.  Madeline Costume ~ Straight from the book pages this adorable Madeline costume was made from a plain nightgown pattern.  A collared shirt was worn underneath the dress, which eliminated sewing a collar.  Add a simple red ribbon to the front of the dress and voila!

DIY Needle and Thread Costume

17.  DIY Needle and Thread Costume ~ This Needle and Thread Costume is pure genius!  It’s made from a lamp shade, cardboard, white t-shirt and a large knitting needle.

DIY Scarecrow Costume

18.  DIY Scarecrow Costume ~ Layers and layers of tulle make this ordinary scarecrow costume spectacular!  

Little Red Riding Hood Costume

19.  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.

No Sew Witch Costume

20.  No Sew Witch Costume ~ I’ll get you my pretties!  Make an adorably wicked no-sew witch costume from tulle, Halloween tablecloth and t-shirt. 

Boy Costume

Star Wars C3P0

21.  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

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

Vintage Circus Strong Man

23.  Vintage Circus Strong Man ~ A wooden dowel and balloons are used to make the barbels.

Homemade Lego Costume

24.  Homemade Lego Costume ~ Your lego lovers will love this easy DIY lego costume. Dress everyone up as different colored legos for fun and easy family theme.

 Jockey and Race Horse Costumes

25.  Jockey and Race Horse Costumes ~ This Jockey and Race Horse costume has to be the cutest around.  A painted t-shirt, rainboots, goggles and a hat complete the outfit.  If you’re lucky enough to have a big dog, then you can make a horse costume for the dog.

Optimus Prime

26.  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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