Halloween is right around the corner and soon the kiddos will be asking for new costumes. Each year, the hottest tv characters and cartoons have new costumes on the shelves. But the big big box stores can be pricey, and if you aren’t interested in spending $50 per kid, what can you do? We’ve picked out some of our favorite DIY Halloween Costumes for Kids that we think you should try out this year!

1. No Sew Pineapple Costume

This pineapple costume from Delia Creates is so stinkin cute! Plus, it is no sew which makes it even better. Grab some felt, scissors, paint, a ruler and get to work!

2. Lumberjack with Beard and Axe

 Make It Love It has a quirky, fun costume to turn your kiddo into a burly lumberjack. The instructions are straightforward and include the beard template for you to print and try at home.

3. DIY Unicorn Costume

This Unicorn Costume from craftaholics anonymous is so darn cute! Let’s be honest, you kind of want to make an adult size too. This playful, colorful costume is perfect for your little unicorn this Halloween.

4. DIY Rain Cloud

Andrea’s Notebook has a super cute tutorial for a rain cloud costume. It takes some sewing, so a beginner might have a little bit of trouble putting it together. But the end result is undeniably cute!

5. Monarch Butterfly

Your kiddo can float like a butterfly this Halloween with the help of Buggy and Buddy. The tutorial is pretty straight forward and can be a fun project to create with your children.

6. Jet Pack DIY

Fly into space or play superhero with this nifty jet pack DIY from One Perfect Day. This clever crafting projects repurposes soda bottles, and requires some tissue paper, spray paint and duct tape.

7. DIY Mummy

Kelly Gorney Photography has a clever twist on a classic costume. Soak strands of an old sheet in tea for a weathered, moldy look. This costume is super cute for boys and girls.

8. Bubble Bath

If you’re looking for a playful, out of the box costume, then this bubble bath costume from Giggles Galore is perfect for you. This costume can be put together in 15 minutes and requires no sewing – even better!

9. Minions


One massively popular character in the past couple of years has been the Minions from Despicable Me and the Minions movie. So, why not turn your kiddos into a Minion this year? Craftaholics Anonymous has a step by step tutorial.

10. Bat Wings

Get spooky and sew bat wings with help from My Poppet.  These bat wings are perfect for boys or girls and can easily pull together a costume this Halloween.

There you have it! These are some of our favorite spook-tacular DIY Halloween costumes for kids. What do you think? Let us know what costumes you are trying out this year. As always, stay tuned to our blog for all things eat, shop and play.

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