It's time to start thinking about Halloween costumes! Have your kids decided what they want to be, or will they still change their minds five or ten times before Halloween? If you like to DIY, and you want to get a head start on creating, check out my ultimate collection of DIY Halloween costumes for kids. Let your kids choose their favorites, and then get to work.
Classic Halloween Costumes
Let's start with the classics. You know the type. Those costumes that never go out of style (and also work great as dress-up clothes!) These costumes go straight from Halloween to the dress-up box and get used all year long.
Easy DIY Knight Costume for Kids from Apple Green Cottage
No-Sew Knight Costume from Chicken Babies
Last-Minute Pirate Costume from Apple Green Cottage
Quick and Easy Pirate Vest and Eye Patch from Play Dough & Popsicles
Easy DIY Snow White Prince Costume from Desert Chica
DIY King Costume for Kids from Mama Smiles
15-Minute Princess Gown Tutorial from Mama Smiles
Super Hero Cape from Upcycled T-Shirt by You Brew My Tea
TV/Movie/Book Character Costumes
You know you can't go wrong with costumes that come from your kid's favorite books, movies and TV shows. My kids are leaning toward Star Wars costumes this year. I may just end up with three different versions of Rey! Check out these fun character costume ideas.
Teenage Mutant Ninja Turtles from Jennifer Priest
Finding Dory Hank the Octopus Costume from Desert Chica
Peter Pan's Escaped Shadow Costume from Tikkido
Cindy Lou Who Costume from Life is Sweeter By Design
DIY Diamond Armor Minecraft Steve from Mommy Mafia
No-Sew Elmo Costume from Moms and Crafters
Pippi Longstocking DIY Kids Costume Idea from That One Mom
DIY Frankenstein Costume from Mommy's Bundle
BFG Costume from Desert Chica
How to Make a Cookie Monster Costume from Life is Sweeter by Design
Star Wars BB-8 Costume Idea from Desert Chica
Easy No-Sew Winnie the Pooh Costume from Moms and Crafters
No Sew Mr. Potato Head Costumes from Arts & Crackers
Inside Out "Anger" Costume Idea from Desert Chica
Last-Minute Lego Elves Costume from One Creative Mommy
Easy DIY Charlie Brown Costume by Jennifer Priest
DIY Lorax Costume from Desert Chica
Cool Animal Costumes
Are your kids interested in dressing as an animal (or bird, or insect)? Try these fun ideas!
Bat Wing Costume from Umbrella by Mother Natured
DIY Owl Costume for Kids from Mama Smiles
DIY Monarch Caterpillar Costume by Happy Deal Happy Day
No-Sew DIY Bird Costume from Fantastic Fun and Learning
DIY Bird Wings craft for kids from Parenting Chaos
Homemade Hoodie Unicorn Costume from Left Brain Craft Brain
Think Outside the Box with these Unique Costume Ideas
If your child wants to stand out and have a costume that's totally different and unique, try these cool ideas. The creators of these Halloween costumes were definitely thinking outside of the box (and sometimes they even put their kids in a box)!
No Sew Emoji Costumes from Jennifer Priest
Paper Bag "Where the Wild Things Are" Masks from Red Ted Art
Easy Halloween Cardboard Box Costumes (Rubix Cube and X-ray Machine) from Written Reality
Chinese Take-Out Box Halloween Costumes from A Turtle's Life for Me
No-Sew Carrot Costume for Toddlers from Moms and Crafters
Last-Minute Garden Gnome Halloween Costume Idea from Adventure in a Box
What do you think? Will your kids be able to come up with a favorite from those ideas? I hope so. Good luck!
Just in case you need a few ready-made ideas, here are a few popular options from Amazon that you can purchase with a click and no work.
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