October 31st has a way of sneaking up on you! This year, don’t get caught without a costume for your little one.
If you prefer to DIY your costumes, complicated patterns can be frightening. But, you can make amazing disguises with little to no crafting prowess and a short amount of time!
Try one of these super easy DIY Halloween costumes for kids that anyone can make. From spooky to silly, there’s something here to suit every kiddo and every busy adult. And for the perfect evening of trick-or-treating fun, pair your cute new costumes with one of these ghoulish dinners.
1. Bunches of Grapes Costume
• Green or purple T-shirt
• Green or purple miniature balloons (I used these.)
• Miniature safety pins
It takes less than an hour to blow up a costume that’s bunches of fun.
Just inflate a bunch of small balloons (these two-year-old costumes required ten balloons each) and safety pin them onto a solid-colored shirt to turn your little one into a bunch of grapes.
If you’re worried about the safety pins with little ones, you could use glue or even a simple hand-sewn stitch.
Source: Woman’s Day
2. Movie Theater Floor
Talk about an entertaining costume! Simply glue empty candy boxes, drink lids, and ticket stubs to a plain black T-shirt to imitate a movie theater floor.
3. Scuba Divers
If you can spray paint, you can make this clever scuba diver costume out of two-liter bottles, black electrical tape, and rope.
Source: Gingersnap Crafts
4. No-Sew Dinosaur
No sewing machine is required to make this eye-catching dinosaur costume. All you need is a sweatshirt, colorful felt, and a hot glue gun.
5. Crazy Caterpillar
Make this adorable little bug body by stuffing tights with fiberfil and gluing the ends together. Pipe cleaners and pom-pom for antenna complete the look.
Source: And We Play
6. Duct Tape Skeleton
You can’t go wrong with a classic creepy costume, and this version of the traditional skeleton couldn’t be easier to make. Simply use white duct tape to create bones on an all-black outfit.
Source: My Modern Met
7. Carl from "Up"
This is an adorable interpretation of the cranky character from the Pixar movie “Up” that’s perfect for the toddler or not-yet-walker. Dress them up in a cardigan and khakis, use plastic piping and tennis balls to make a walker, and tie on a bunch of balloons.
Source: Sugar Bee Crafts
8. Upside Down Man
Get a whole new perspective on Halloween with this original costume. All you need to make it is clothing you probably already own, a lot of safety pins, and some creativity.
Source: Clover Kate
9. Wind Up Doll
Turn a striped dress into a clever wind-up doll costume with a golden key, made from a paper towel tube and cereal box. The detailed makeup tutorial shows you how to create the perfect doll look, but you may want to modify with face paint for little ones.
Turn a piece of cardboard and some paint into everyone’s favorite facial expressions. This is a great one for siblings or a group of friends to coordinate.diy / 10 DIY Halloween Costumes for Kids Anyone Can Make