8 Creative & Easy DIY Halloween Costume Ideas for Kids

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When it comes to Halloween costumes, I always prefer DIY over store-bought ones. DIY costumes are unique, they stand out and they are cheap. I hate spending money on expensive costumes that I know my child will grow out of soon. These Halloween costume ideas will show how you can easily create your own cute costume with a handful of materials you might already have.

Princess costume – so easy to make!

By All About Baby Blog

rapunzel dress, creative & Easy DIY Halloween Costume Ideas for Kids


  • Scissors 
  • Measuring tape
  • Roll of Tulle in the color of your choice (or multiple colors)
  • Crochet top in the color of your choice
  • Some cardboard or other hard material
  • Satin ribbon if you want to add straps on the shoulders or bows
  • If you don’t like to make your own bows you can buy already made bows

Most girls like to be a princess. The best thing about this princess Halloween costume idea is, you can decorate as much as you would prefer, or just do the basic dress and leave it as it is. Either way, it is going to look cute.

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No-sew owl costume

By Little Ladoo

the kid standing with owl costume, easy DIY Halloween costume idea


  • Beige Fleece blanket (approx 130 x 170cm)
  • Felt sheets in 4 shades of brown (5 sheets in each color)
  • Hot glue gun
  • Scissor
  • Button
  • Elastic band
  • Punch plier and eyelet plier

If you are anything like me, you are sure gonna love this Halloween costume idea. I only know a handful of people who knows how to stitch. And I am not one of them. It’s all about cutting and gluing.

DIY Superhero Costume for Kids in Minutes

By Mod Podge Rocks

Easy DIY Superhero Costume for Kids


  • Old t-shirt
  • Foam mask ($1 at the craft store)
  • 1 sheet felt
  • 10 yards tulle – I got 2 yards of five colors. You’ll need less for a baby and more for an adult!
  • 36″ elastic
  • Mod Podge Gloss
  • Hot glue gun
  • Paintbrush
  • Glitter
  • Scissors
  • Velcro tabs (optional)

Superhero Halloween costumes are really popular among young kiddos. But if you try to buy them from a store, they can be pretty expensive. If your child loves being a superhero, give this easy costume idea a try.

DIY Toy Story Bo Peep Costume

By Simply Create Inspire

Diy toy story bo peep costume tutorial


  • Jumpsuit
  • Lace
  • Royal blue cape
  • Pink ribbon
  • Fabric flower
  • Pink hair bow
  • Black shoes
  • Giant candy cane
  • Blue ribbon
  • Double-sided tape
  • Scissors
  • Needle and thread

This Halloween costume idea may look expensive and complicated to make. But you can put together this cute DIY Toy Story Bo Peep costume with ease with only a few cheap materials.

DIY Lego Costume for Halloween

By Lovely Indeed

How to make a Lego Halloween costume


  • cardboard box or flat cardboard sheets
  • glue gun
  • spray paint in your LEGO color of choice
  • spray paint can lids (other options: pool noodle, cardstock, cardboard tubes, etc.)
  • Dremel tool or box cutter

Find a box that your child can get in, some spray paint and you have almost everything you need to make your lego costume. My favorite thing about this Halloween costume idea is that almost all the materials are recycled items. This can even be a great opportunity to talk to your child about the importance of Recycling.

Mommy & Me Costume Idea – Birds of a Feather

By Lovely Indeed

DIY Mom and Baby Bird Halloween Costume


  • feathers
  • fabric glue
  • plain headband
  • cardigan
  • baby onesie
  • baby beanie

I just have no words to explain how cute this costume is. It’s super easy to put together, cheap and adorable. This Halloween costume idea I so far my favorite out of all.

Doll in a Box Costume

By Crafts By Amanda

girl standing inside a pink doll box costume


  • 1 large box or multiple boxes taped together
  • Pencil
  • Pink spray paint
  • Light pink acrylic paint
  • White acrylic paint
  • Paintbrushes – 1 thin & 1 medium sized
  • Glitter duct tape or pink duct tape
  • Spray adhesive
  • Pretty wrapping paper
  • Box Cutter

This adorable “boxtume” is also made with only a handful of stuff lying around the house. You can always play around with the decorating part of the craft. And once you put the “doll” inside the box, it is gonna look adorable no matter what.

DIY Toy Story Barbie Costume

By Simply Create Inspire

Diy toy story barbie costume


  • Full-length dance leotard
  • Bright coloured leg warmers or socks
  • Pink belt
  • Pink shoes

Styled on the sassy Pixar Toy Story film Barbie, I loved how this easy costume has come together. It is great how you can adapt this costume to any Barbie idea.

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