50 Easy DIY Halloween Costumes for Kids

Thanks for stopping by to check out my list of Easy DIY Halloween Costumes for Kids! I have always lovvvvved Halloween! As a child, I remember when my parents would dress up with me and we had a great time trick-or-treating together. My most memorable Halloween was when my dad wore a dress! I was Pippi Longstocking that year, and my Mom wore overalls, and had straw in her teeth. I loved that my Mom was so creative with our costumes, and I've tried to carry that on with my girls.

This post was created in 2013. If you see any broken links, please let me know. I've added to it every year and it's grown to well over 100 costume ideas - not just for kids but for families, couples, and even pets!

I've compiled this list of 50 Easy DIY Halloween Costumes for Kids to hopefully get your creative juices flowing. I'd love to see what you come up with - and don't forget to check out my Pinterest Halloween board while you're looking around!

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Easy DIY Halloween Costumes for Kids

Queen of Hearts Makeup | Medusa Costume | Sugar Skulls | More Sugar Skulls

Tardis (Dr. Who) Costume | Minecraft Creeper | Ash Ketchum Pokemon Costume | DIY Yarn Wig

10 Costumes to Sew for Halloween

20 Family Halloween Costumes

25 Adorable DIY Costumes for Babies

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1. Tutu Dresses (Tutorial + Photos)
2. CUTE Paper Doll (Tutorial + Photos)
3. Chocolate Chip Cookie (Tutorial + Photos)
4. Baby Money Bags (Tutorial + Photos)
5. Rainbow and other costumes (Photos)
6. Robot (Tutorial + Photo)
7. Pink Poodle + 17 other costumes (Tutorials + Photos)
8. Baby Raggedy Ann (Photo)
9. Cute Bunny Rabbit (Tutorial + Photos)
10. Simple Duck Costume (Tutorial + Photo)
11. Circus Acrobat (Tutorial + Photos)
12. Baby Octopus (Simple Tutorial + Photo)
13. Little Red Riding Hood (Tutorial + Photo)
14. Cupcake Chef (Tutorial + Photo)
15. Super Mario Bros (Photo)
16. Little Devil (Tutorial + Photo)
17. Little Gnome (Photos)
18. Lego Indiana Jones (Tutorial + Photos)
19. Banana Split (Simple Tutorial + Photo)
20. Monarch Butterfly (Tutorial + Photo)
21. Pig in a Blanket (Tutorial + Photos)
22. Prince Charming (Photo)
23. No-Sew Jack-O-Lantern (Tutorial + Photos + Video)
24. Muscle Man (Tutorial + Photos)
25. Angry Birds (Tutorial + Photos)
26. Mummy Baby (Tutorial + Photos)
27. Beautiful & Bright Peacock (Basic Tutorial + Photos)
28. Bat (Photo)
29. Skunk (Tutorial + Photo)
30. Can of Soup (Tutorial + Photo)
31. Super Heroes (Tutorial + Photos)
32. Cute-A-Saurus (Tutorial + Photo)
33. ADORABLE Pink Owl (Tutorial + Photos)
34. King & Queen (Tutorial + Photos)
35. Magician (Tutorial + Photo)
36. Unisex Sock Monkey (Tutorial + Photos)
37. Rapunzel Hair (Tutorial + Photos)
38. Maggie Simpson (Basic Tutorial + Photo)
39. Little Lamb (Tutorial + Photo)
40. For the Unborn Baby: Skeleton Costume (Tutorial + Super Cute Photos)
41. Alice in Wonderland (Tutorial + Photos)
42. Grocery Bag Costumes (Lots of tutorials)
43. Snowball (Tutorial + Photo)
44. Raining Cats & Dogs (Tutorial + Photo)
45. Sunflower (Tutorial + Photo + Video)
46. Lego Block (Tutorial + Photo)
47. Recycled Witch Costume (Simple Tutorial + Photo)
48. Knight (Tutorial + Photo)
49. Three Blind Mice (Tutorial + Photos)
50. Statue of Liberty (Tutorial)
51. Cleopatra (Tutorial + Photos)
52. Care Bears (Tutorial + Photos)

Be sure to check out my Sugar Skull posts!

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I love finding Easy DIY Halloween Costumes for Kids, what are YOUR kids going to be for Halloween?

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Sarah - I clicked on this article, when I saw the Raggedy Ann costume, because I pinned this image a year ago and thought you might have more cute costumes up my alley. Love these ideas! I noticed that your Raggedy Ann pic is credited to the wrong person, though.

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Jackie - We got a pretty cheap tutu from powercapes.com that was black and yellow since we’re steeler’s fans. Last year we made a bumble bee costume from it, this year a black and yellow butterfly or fairy!

Geri Fink - Love the chocolate chip cookies! How cute is that to use them for seat cushions when you are done with the costume!!

Geri Fink - Love these ideas! Thanks for these links!!

Laura - Awesome list! Thanks so much for compiling it! I couldn’t resist pinning it. So many great ideas!

Carol - Hi there,
I always love Halloween too and my most memorable Halloween was when my mom bought me my all time favorite strawberry shortcake costume complete with all accessories and I felt I was the luckiest kid in the world.

Thanks for taking time to research on the top 50 Easy DIY Halloween Costumes for Kids, the list is very helpful.

Lacey Crochet - I have to say I came to this “knowing” what I wanted to see…(The rainbow) And NOWWWW I can’t decide which one I want to do. Haha. Thanks so much for this <3

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SlapDashMom - Thanks, going to check it out now! :)

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SlapDashMom - The tutorials are posted, if they’re available. That one looks like it’s just photos for inspiration. Sorry!

Adriana Lopez - Do you have the tutorial for the rainbow costume? If so can you post it?

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Pennie - Great ideas!

Jacqui Odell - I liked your paper doll dress the other day! Great ideas!

Heather Beyant - Love these!

Kelly - Wow, I can’t believe you don’t have more comments on this post! I love the Rainbow outfit! I have to have my sewing friend make it – thanks.

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Crystal - Thanks for including a link to my Rapunzel hair tutorial (#37)! Best Wishes, Crystal

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