Homemade Halloween Costumes are the best! I’m partial though… growing up, my mom always made our costumes – or let us make our own. We laugh now about how she dressed me in a pillowcase one year and a trash bag another year. That’s what childhood memories are made of, right?!
In Halloweens past, I’ve made my children into yard gnomes and unicorns and even though it’s sometimes hard work, it’s always worth it in the end. So whether you love crafting and sewing, want to save some money this year, or waited until the last minute, we’ve rounded up a whole bunch of easy homemade Halloween costumes for kids that you both will love!
20 Easy Homemade Halloween Costumes for Kids
A center part, some goofy glasses and a tie and your little kid is ready for The Office.
Cut some holes in a red checkered table cloth, paint some Styrofoam balls brown and add the yarn for the noodles and you have one very cool costume. Tasty looking too!
Do you have a couple of boxes laying around? Head to the store and purchase some red glossy pain and red Solo cups and you have “LEGO Man”!
This is just brilliant and cute and inexpensive! A trash bag, some small balloons and ribbon and you have yourself a very cool costume.
You could either make Red Riding Hood’s cape with felt, like it mentions in the instructions, or you could improvise with a red coat or sweater. Add a basket, some cute leggings and maybe a wolf and you’re good to go.
I love everything about this costume! From the fact that it’s no sew and completely original. The neighbors will love seeing this costume arrive at their door for some treats.
7. Paper Doll
This idea for Homemade Halloween Costumes for kids only requires some white poster board, clothes to trace, markers and a few other craft supplies. Easy peasy.
You can whip up this adorable Monkey Business costume with a few craft supplies, office clothes and face paint.
With the provided templates, a blank t-shirt and material for a cape, you can create an original superhero costume.
Does this Hot Air Balloon Costume look hard? It’s easier to put together than you might think!
This adorable snow cone costume only requires a blanket and a rainbow wig.
12. Bed Bug Costume
Your child can creep and crawl around the neighborhood in this Bed Bug Costume.
13. Spelling Bee
This costume requires a black leotard, yellow tape, tights and wire hangers. It’s SO cute!
14. Russell from UP
You might need to do a little bit of shopping for this Halloween Costume – unless your little boy is a boy scout and then you should be good to go!
15. Baby Super Man
All you need is a super man shirt for your little guy! Add a white button up shirt, cape and glasses and you have a mini Clark Kent/Super Man.
16. Crayon Costume
Grab a solid color t-short and pant set (or sweat pants), add some lettering and extras with either black felt or duck tape and a cheap party hat.
Does it get much cuter than this? No. It does not.
18. Jet Pack
Here’s a cool, easy to make accessory for a Halloween Costume.
19. Flower Pot
This is super affordable, super easy and super cute. That’s 3 supers!
20. Scuba Diver
Break out that summer swimming gear and put together a very fun costume!
There you have it! Twenty Easy Homemade Halloween Costumes for Kids. Which one will you try?