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17 Easy DIY Halloween Costumes for Kids + Tutorials

Do you need easy DIY Halloween costumes for kids? We’ve rounded up 17 awesome costumes that you can easily make yourself for the kids this year.

17 Easy DIY Halloween Costumes for Kids + Tutorials

1. Owl

Owl costumes are fun and surprisingly easy to make. For this costume, you’ll need to cut felt into feathers and attach them to a felt cape.

Here’s a great tutorial on how to make this costume:

2. Bat Costume

Bats are one of the classic Halloween costumes for kids and one you can easily make yourself with some felt, a headband and some sheer fabric.

Here’s a great tutorial on how to make a bat costume like this one:

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3. Peacock

Here’s another fun and pretty costume for kids. While a peacock costume may seem complicated to make, it’s a lot easier than you think. You’ll need peacock feathers and basic craft supplies. You can also make a cute tutu with peacock-colored tulle.

Here’s a great tutorial on how to make this costume:

4. Fairy

A fairy costume is another fun costume to make, and you only need a few supplies for the wings, like iridescent cellophane and white poster paper.

Here’s a great tutorial on how to make a set of fairy wings with some basic supplies:

5. Raining Cats & Dogs

If you’re looking for clever and unique Halloween costumes for kids, you’ll love this idea. And it’s super simple to DIY!

All you need is an umbrella and some stuffed cats and dogs to attach to the umbrella. Have your child wear their raincoat and rain boots to finish the costume.

6. Scarecrow

A scarecrow costume is perfect for Halloween and great for kids. It’s really easy to DIY this one and you don’t need expensive supplies.

All you need is an orange tutu, an orange top and a cute button-down flannel on top. You can DIY the hat, too, with some felt. Just add a sunflower and some makeup.

Here’s a great tutorial on how to make this costume:

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7. Sugar Skull

If you’re looking for creative Halloween costumes for kids, this one is it. All you need is some face paint, a veil and some faux roses.

Here’s a really great tutorial on how to recreate sugar skull makeup.

8. Gnome

A garden gnome is an adorable costume for toddlers. If you’re handy with a sewing machine, you can create the entire outfit yourself.

But even if you’re not, you can easily make the gnome hat with some red felt and put your little one in a cute gnome-style outfit from their closet.

Here’s a tutorial on how to make a similar costume:


9. Monarch Butterfly

We love simple and fun Halloween costumes for kids like this one. The most complicated part is making the wings, which you can do with a simple pair of wire hangers, some paper and paint. The rest of the costume is as simple as putting your little one in a black leotard and tutu.

Here’s a really great tutorial on how to make Monarch butterfly wings.

10. Chocolate Chip Cookie

A sweet chocolate chip cookie with a side of milk. This costume is so easy to make. Chances are, you already have the white top, but you’ll also need a light brown pillowcase that you can cut out and dark brown fabric to make the chocolate chips.

Watch the video below for a tutorial on how to make a similar chocolate chip cookie costume.

11. Care Bears

Care Bears are an adorable option for kids this Halloween. You can find a premade costume and add to it with a few cotton balls and face paint.

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12. Snail Costume

If your little one loves snails, this is one of the cutest Halloween costumes for kids. You’ll need a few items, such as packing paper for the shell and foam balls. This is an easy costume to make, but the tutorial below makes it even easier.

13. Snowy Owl

A cute, wise owl is a great costume for kids with an old soul. You’ll find plenty of crafting features that you can use to make the true owl look and feel. You’ll also need a white cloak to get started, and we really like this one on Amazon.

Heather Handmade has a fabulous tutorial that walks you through making a snowy owl costume. You can watch it below:

14. Jellyfish

Dressing up as a jellyfish is a fun and quirky costume idea. You’ll need to have a few lights, clear umbrella, construction paper and a few other items to match this look perfectly. Due to the complexity of this type of costume, we highly recommend watching the tutorial below because it will make recreating this costume much easier.

15. Lamb

A little lamb is an adorable costume idea, and with a black shirt, cotton balls and a little glue, you can make this costume for your little one. If you’re not someone who considers themselves “crafty,” you’ll find that anyone can recreate this costume.

We found a really amazing, 3-minute video that shows you how to make a very similar sheep costume for kids. Watch it below:

16. Snowman

A snowman is a fun costume to make. You’ll find a complete costume of Olaf, but it’s a lot better to create the outfit yourself. A snowman can be created with just a bit of:

You’ll find a tutorial below to help you create this look:

17. Cupcake

What a fun costume for kids. He or she is a little cupcake. The costume will require a pool noodle and a few markers to make the sprinkles. Gluing red fabric to a headband will help you make the cherry on top.

Instead of taking on this DIY project alone, watch a tutorial here that will walk you through a similar cupcake costume step-by-step:

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