59 Genius & Easy Homemade Halloween Costumes

Halloween is right around the corner — are you already planning your family’s homemade Halloween costumes?

We’ve found some of the most creative DIY costumes for kids and wanted to share them with you. If you’re looking for Halloween costumes for boys, baby costumes, or DIY costumes for girls, you’ve come to the right place!

You can be: a bubble bath, a strong man, a donut, Marshall, the ideas go on and on!

Easy Homemade Halloween Costumes

Ash Ketchum 

Be a Pokemon master in this easy no-sew Ash Ketchum costume! The iconic hat and vest really pull this costume together. via Kids Activities Blog

Paw Patrol 

PAW Patrol is on a roll with this no-sew Marshall costume. Be a hero by putting out fires! I love how simple this costume is with yellow duct tape and adorable Dalmatian ears! via Kids Activities Blog


This homemade Halloween snail costume is so creative and fun. I would have never thought about being a snail or how simple it could be using rolled up paper. via Oh Happy Day


How CUTE is this homemade unicorn costume?! The rainbow hair and gold covered horn is my favorite part. via Craftaholics Anonymous

Pharaoh Mummy 

Don’t just make a mummy — make a pharaoh mummy costume! I love how witty this costume is. You use pants as a headpiece! via Alpha Mom

DIY Strongman

I can’t get over how cute this DIY strongman costume is! It is the best! All you need is some balloons, a wrapping paper tube, shorts, a tank top, and a felt mustache and you’re ready to go! via Oh Happy Day

Cotton Candy 

Turn pillow fluff and a pink shirt into a homemade cotton candy costume. This homemade Halloween costume for kids is sweet as can be! via Costume Works

Disco Ball 

This homemade disco ball costume just might be the most creative costume I’ve ever seen. I would have to walk behind and play disco music! via Oh Happy Day

101 Halloween Costume Ideas that include supreme pizza, a garden gnome, toy soldier, strong man, ET, and a skeleton.
These costumes are absolutely adorable. That ET one is so spot on!

Hipster Outfit

If you need an easy, last-minute costume, make a homemade hipster outfit for your kids! It’s super easy and you can pick up the clothes at any clothing store or you may already have them. via Oh Happy Day


Turn an inner tube into a homemade doughnut costume. It’s super cute with its frosting and sprinkles! via Studio DIY

Mother of Dragons and Baby Dragons

This Mother of Dragons and baby dragons costumes are so creative! It is a family costume where the mother is dressed in a Mother of dragons outfit and the littler ones are the dragons in their onesies! It is such a great homemade family costume. via Baby Bird’s Farm


Use felt and a pair of pajamas to make an adorable piñata costume for kids. This is festive and colorful and super easy to make by cutting felt! via Costume Works

Frozen Characters

Make your own Frozen characters costumes with this easy tutorial. This costume can’t get any easier! You make shirts based on the character’s outfit! via Alpha Mom

Garden Gnome

A garden gnome is the perfect costume for a toddler or baby! This is my favorite. I love the handmade felt beard! via Adventure in a Box

Bubble Bath Costume

Splish splash I love this bubble bath costume and it is super easy to make. All you need is a lot of light colored balloons! via Giggles Galore

Rain Cloud

Dress up your little one as a rainbow and you can be a rain cloud! This costume is perfect for those, like myself, who don’t particularly like sunny days. via Baby Bird’s Farm

101 homemade costumes that include a pink frosted donut with rainbow sprinkles, a pineapple, pink cotton candy, bubbles, poison ivy, a unicorn with rainbow yarn hair, and a shiny disco ball.
I love the poison ivy costume. Who doesn’t enjoy a good pun?

Harry Potter Family

How adorable is this Harry Potter family costume, with a grown-up Hagrid?! I love family costumes. Halloween is so much more fun when the entire family is involved. via Costume Works


A chicken costume is easy and cute. It just takes a lot of white feathers! But you can find those at any crafting store. via Martha Stewart

Little Artist

A little artist costume is perfect for creative kids of all ages. It is so darling with the little paint brush and paint palette! via Lines Across

DIY Mermaid

This DIY Mermaid costume is simply beautiful. I love the scales and all their green and blue colors. This one will take a little sewing! via Me Sew Crazy

Alice in Wonderland

Literary fans will love this Alice costume from Alice in Wonderland. It includes her little blue dress and white apron and iconic headband. I love it. via Melly Sews.


A no-sew pineapple costume is perfection. This is such a clever costume! I would have never thought of a pineapple as a homemade Halloween costume. via Delia Creates

Butterfly Wings

Make homemade butterfly wings for a costume your kids can wear anytime! It is not only easy to make, but so realistic. They literally look like a monarch butterfly’s wings! via Buggy and Buddy

Halloween Costumes for Boys includes a green toy soldier, jack skellington, a boy in a red hoodie with et in his bicycle basket, a black peter's shadow, and a skeleton.
Peter Pan’s shadow is such a cute idea!

Halloween Costumes for Boys

Toy Army Man

A toy army man costume would be perfect for a little boy! Plus it looks exactly like the ones from Toy Story! via Wild Ink Press

Slice of Pizza

What kid wouldn’t want to trick or treat in a slice of pizza costume?! It even has all the vegetables like olives! via U Create Crafts


This Elliott from ET costume is pure awesomeness. This is such a nostalgic costume. It makes me want to watch the movie again! via Mommy Shorts


This adorable skeleton costume is made from duct tape! This costume is fast, simple, easy, and spooky! via And We Play

Peter Pan’s Shadow

A Peter Pan’s escaped shadow costume is one of the most creative I’ve seen. This is another homemade costume that is blowing my mind. via Tikkido

Jack Skellington

How about a DIY Jack Skellington costume?! Halloween isn’t complete without something from Nightmare Before Halloween. via Silver Lake Mom

Rebel’s Pilot

Take off to a galaxy far far away with this no-sew Star Wars Rebels pilot costume. It’s very easy to make and is no-sew which is perfect for people who can’t sew or just don’t have a lot of time! via The Nerd’s Wife

Garbage Man

Or how about a garbage man costume that you can make with items from the dollar store?! Another awesome quick costume, plus it gives credit to our everyday unsung heroes! via Beauty Through Imperfection

Halloween Costumes for Little Girls

Halloween Costumes for Girls

Crazy Cat Lady

All you need is a bath robe and beanie babies to turn your kid into a crazy cat lady! I’ve actually done this costume before. It’s awesome! via Costume Works


Orange tights and a blue onesie are easily transformed into a peacock costume for babies. This costume has so many beautiful colors and the feathers can be bought at any crafting store. via Creatively Christy

Black Cat

Make a sweet black cat costume for your little toddler. Don’t worry, it’s not bad luck! via Do It Yourself Divas

Mary Poppins

Or how about a Mary Poppins costume?! This costume and the next go hand in hand and is perfect for siblings or for friends. via Mommy Shorts

Chimney Sweep

And, of course, a chimney sweep costume is fun too! See! Told you the Mary Poppins one and this one go together! Perfection! via Costume Works

Raggedy Anne

I am in love with this Raggedy Anne costume for little girls. I love the red yarn hair! I was actually Raggedy Anne when I was little for Halloween MANY years ago. via Pretty Little Life

Fraulein Maria

The hills are alive with the Sound of Music and this Fraulein Maria costume. Kudos if you teach your child some of the songs to really make the costume extra! via Oh Happy Day.

Audrey Hepburn

I’m dying over the cuteness of this Audrey Hepburn costume. Everyone knows Breakfast at Tiffany’s and the iconic look Audrey Hepburn had. via The Sits Girls.


This DIY Pebbles costume is so adorable for little girls. This is another easy no-sew costume! Perfect if you have limited time! via Sincerely Jean

101 Homemade Costume Ideas like the little artist costume with her paint palette and brush, the little mermaid with red hair and a green fin, the family costume of mother of dragons, the brown and yellow snail, the rainbow with rainclouds, and Alice who is much too big for the house.
I still can’t get over how awesome all of these homemade costume ideas are.

Even More DIY Costume Ideas for Kids

Homemade Halloween Costumes

Homemade Halloween costumes are my favorite! Plus it gets the whole family involved. via Kids Activities Blog

Easiest Homemade Halloween costumes

The easiest homemade Halloween costumes are the best. No one has time to spend hours and hours on costumes! via Kids Activities Blog

Costumes For Boys

These homemade Halloween costumes for boys are so much fun! They’ll love them all. via Kids Activities Blog 

DIY Halloween Costumes For Babies

Don’t forget the little ones! These DIY Halloween costumes for babies are adorable! Plus many of these are also easy to make. via Kids Activities Blog 

I love homemade Halloween costumes!

I love being crafty, and my kids love to play pretend, so a homemade costume is just an extension of our personalities.

Homemade Halloween Costumes for boys! There are green grapes, super cute old man from up with pvc walker and rainbow balloons and a lego man, a strong man, and yoda with a green lightsaber.
The force is strong with these costumes!

Homemade Halloween Costumes

Hungry Caterpillar

Here’s a simple hungry caterpillar mask that kids will love wearing long after Halloween. If your little one if a fan of this beloved children’s book then this costume is perfect! via Kids Activities Blog 

Gumball Machine Costume

Dukes and Duchesses created a cute gumball machine costume for their daughter using items from the dollar store. It uses a clear plastic bowl and small colorful balls. Balloons may also work if you can’t find balls.

Pterodactyl Costume

A DIY Pterodactyl Costume was created by one of my new favorite blogs, Dinosaurs and Octopuses. She has lots of activities! Plus this is made from a plastic fireman helmet and paper plates. How cool!?


How adorable is this DIY octopus costume. It does require a number of pairs of tights. But it is so worth it! via Giggles Galore.

Lego Man

We were LEGOs this year, but this fella was the LEGO man. What a fun DIY costume idea! Plus many of the items you may already have around or are from the dollar store! via Dukes & Duchesses

Chinese Take out

Look how cute this Chinese-take-out costume is! I would have never thought of this. via A Turtles Life For Me.

Old Man from Up

I just can’t get over the cuteness of this toddler as the old man from UP! It is so cute with the pvc walker and balloons! via Brit + Co


Boo from Monsters, Inc. is such a great costume for a little girl. Who doesn’t love Boo? She is adorable and endearing. via Midget Momma

Halloween Costumes

More and More Homemade Costume Ideas

  • Transform a purple shirt into a bunch of grapes costume using some balloons.
  • Tip Junkie featured a fun circus performer costume — complete with a balloon barbell, balloon “muscles” and a fake mustache.
  • Another simple costume is this baby Yoda outfit by It’s Overflowing. She includes instructions so you can make your own “ears” hat.

Video: Homemade Halloween Costume Conversation With Holly and Rachel

Rachel and I had a ton of fun last night on video discussing Homemade Halloween Costumes. We loved sharing our own ideas with you all and hearing your wonderful handmade costume ideas.

Not only were they simple and easy to do, but you guys came up with cost effective Halloween costumes that could be done with things you already had at home. They were great ideas that would work as Halloween costumes for little kids and they would also be great for bigger kids as well.

Have questions about the video? Feel free to ask in the comment section!

More Dress Up from Kids Activities Blog

Homemade Halloween costumes are a fun way to get into the holiday.   What kind of home made costume have you made?   Here are some more great ways to dress up for Halloween and other fun kids activities:

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