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41+ Easy DIY Kids Halloween Costumes

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Looking for some easy DIY kids Halloween costumes?

Kids love to get dressed up this time of year into their favorite characters and there’s no need to buy an expensive outfit! The easy DIY kids Halloween costume ideas here show that you don’t need to spend a ton of money to create a fun Halloween costume for trick or treating, a harvest festival or a costume party.

Plus putting together a fall kids Halloween costume can be a great fall family activity.

Even if you don’t celebrate Halloween, these costumes are perfect for a fall festival or harvest event.

I’ve gathered 41 Halloween costume ideas for kids and arranged them in alphabetical order (everything from Angels to Zebras)!

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Each of these make your own halloween costume ideas are:

  • simple with step-by-step instructions (many are no-sew costumes)
  • use inexpensive materials or materials from around the house
  • not scary halloween costumes
  • applicable for both boys and girls
  • adaptable for toddlers to teens

I’ve also included tips on how to make a costume on a budget, how to create an adorable-but-inexpensive Halloween costume for babies, and more!

Grab your kiddos and some yummy fall cider and pick your favorite kids costumes to make together!

Discover the perfect Halloween costume, or let these creative kids costume ideas inspire you and your little one to create something completely unique!

Click on the links for each to get the instructions and how-tos for each DIY kids Halloween costume.

DIY Kids Halloween Costumes (A-F)

Click on the links for each to get the instructions and how-tos for each DIY kids Halloween costume!

ANGEL costume from KC Edventures

BAT costume from Buggy and Buddy

BATMAN costume (upcycled) from Red Ted Art

BRIDE costume (Halloween Version) from Red Ted Art


DALEK costume (from Doctor Who) from Just JP

DOROTHY costume (from the Wizard of Oz) from Embark on the Journey

ELVES costume (from LEGO) from One Creative Mommy

FRANKENSTEIN costume (Version 1) from Mommy’s Bundle

FRANKENSTEIN costume (Version 2) by Red Ted Art


DIY Kids Halloween Costumes (G-M)

Click on the links for each to get the instructions and how-tos for each DIY kids Halloween costume!

GLOW IN THE DARK STICK FIGURE costume from Creative Green Living

HOLE IN ONE (Pun costume) plus ideas for “Smarty Pants” and “Quarterback” costumes from KC Edventures

INDIAN MAIDEN costume from One Creative Mommy

JEDI ROBE costume from Simplistically Sassy


KNIGHT costume from Apple Green Cottage

MERMAID costume from Creative Green Living 

MINION costume (from “Despicable Me”) from JDaniel4’s Mom

MINION costume (from “Despicable Me”) Version 2 (video link) from Red Ted Art

MONARCH BUTTERFLY costume from Buggy and Buddy

MUMMY costume from Red Ted Art

DIY Kids Halloween Costumes (O-S)

Click on the links for each to get the instructions and how-tos for each DIY kids Halloween costume!

OLAF costume (from “Frozen”) from Foster 2 Forever

PIRATE costume from Apple Green Cottage


POPCORN costume from Syncopated Mama

PRINCESS LEIA costume (from “Star Wars”) from Buggy and Buddy

PIRATE costume from Red Ted Art

REESES PEANUT BUTTER CUP costume from Cupcakes and Crinoline

SALESMAN costume from KC Edventures

SKELETON costume from Red Ted Art (includes a skeleton bone printable!)

SNAKE WRANGLER costume from KC Edventures

SPORTS PLAYER costume from KC Edventures

SUPERHERO costumes (with free mask printables) from Red Ted Art

DIY Kids Halloween Costumes (T-Z), plus Bonus Tips/Ideas

Click on the links for each to get the instructions and how-tos for each DIY Halloween costume!

TEDDY BEAR costume from Blooming Homestead


TINKERBELL or FAIRY costume from Red Ted Art

UNICORN costume from Red Ted Art

WHERE THE WILD THINGS ARE ANIMAL costume (from the book “Where the Wild Things Are”) from Red Ted Art 

WITCH DOCTOR (Pun Costume) (adult version picture here could be adapted for kids) from One Creative Mommy

WITCH costume (Version 1) from Red Ted Art


ZEBRA costume from The Nesting Spot

Bonus Tips and Ideas on How to Make Kids Halloween Costumes

Tips on How to Make a Costume on a Budget from While He Was Napping

DIY Baby Costumes from Favorite Baby Books, including Cat in the Hat and Three Little Pigs from Syncopated Mama

Need even more ideas? Here are links to 40 MORE costume ideas!

6 Easy-Sew Costumes from Books and Giggles

20 More Costume Ideas from Landee See Landee Do

14 More Costume Ideas from Real Mom Life

Grab your kids and enjoy making your favorite DIY kids costume for this year’s Halloween or Harvest festival!


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About the Author

As a wife and mom to four passionate kids, Alicia Michelle loves encouraging women, married couples and families with practical tips for growing closer to God during holidays like Easter, Christmas and Thanksgiving. Alicia is the owner/editor of both ChristCenteredHolidays.com and YourVibrantFamily.com; the author of Plan to Be Flexible, The Back to School Survival Manual; and the creator/producer of the "7 Days to a Less Angry Mom Online Video Course,", Christ-Centered Christmas Resources and My Memory Box Organizing System. In addition, she is a monthly contributor for several popular family blogs, including Crosswalk.com. Follow her on Facebook, Twitter, Instagram, and Pinterest.

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