25 DIY Halloween Costumes

| August 31, 2012 | 72 Replies


With Halloween being less than 2 months away,  I have been thinking of costume ideas for my girls.  I’ve made a few costumes in the past, and always like those better than the ones they sell in stores.  I think they’re cuter and more unique!  I’ve been doing some browsing and have compiled a list of 25 DIY Halloween Costume Ideas.  Most seem pretty simple.


Here are some of the costumes I’ve made.


1. Tinkerbell



2. Angel 



3. Witch



 4. Bumble Bee



5. Mermaid (i did NOT make this, It was custom made for my daughter)



6. Kitty


More DIY Costume Ideas I found Online:

7. Scuba Diver - Photo

8. Paper Doll- Tutorial

9. No Sew Cupcake - Tutorial

10. Candy Corn- Tutorial

11. Coppertone Girl- Photos

12. Girly Ghost- Photos

13. Gumball Machine- Tutorial

14. Pizza- Tutorial

15. Lumberjack- Tutorial

16. Crayon- Tutorial

17. Little Lambs- Tutorial

18. Peacock- Tutorial

19. Jelly Beans- Photos

20. Oreo Cookie- Tutorial

21. No-Sew Popcorn- Tutorial

22. Spider- Tutorial

23. Owl  – Tutorial

24. Horton- Tutorial

25. Bat- Tutorial


Take a look at Last Year’s Halloween HERE



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  1. DIY Halloween Ghost Costume : Livin' the Mommy Life | October 29, 2012
  1. What precious children and costumes! There are so many easy and awesome ideas for costumes! Thanks you!!

  2. I love the costumes! Great pictures too!

  3. Sharon says:

    what cute ideas! When my youngest was in the snuggly still, I dressed him in all black, wrappped the snuggly in a yellow towel and then put tape around teh yellow towel.. He was an adorable bumblebee and I was able to carry him while I held the other toddlers hands. What fun memory!

  4. Jessica says:

    Adorable!!! The cat is my favorite!!

  5. Crystal Irvin says:

    I love tinkerbell, my niece would flip

  6. Susan Bewley says:

    Those are some very cute costume!

  7. MamaBreak says:

    Fun, fast and easy! I love it!

  8. Tamara says:

    What adorable ideas, thank you for sharing

  9. Emilee says:

    Those are cute costumes!! Thanks for the other ideas as well!

  10. Patty A says:

    Awesome list of DIY costumes! Thanks for sharing.

  11. jessica says:

    excellent list of ideas!

  12. Super cute ideas! I totally learned how to make a tutu this past May! If I had a girl I’d totally tutu her up! LOL

  13. michelle says:

    omg these are great ideas! so creative I love tinkerbell.

  14. lucyking says:

    wow,it’s so cute.I like the costume~~

  15. Sue Invegas says:

    The costumes are so cute!

  16. Bridget Lavin Patterson says:

    These costumes are adorable i need to get started. I like the witch costume.

  17. Jessica Cali says:

    I LOVE LOVE LOVE the Angel costume!! Gorgeous :)

  18. Kelley @Kelley's Passion for Nutrition says:

    Oh my goodness, so cute! I am sharing on Pinterest! Thanks for the ideas, I need to get started NOW!

  19. Jessica Dunn says:

    Those are the cutest costumes, I wish my kids were still that young.

  20. Sam Stamp says:

    Great costumes!! My mom used make mine and my sister’s costumes! I went as a pig one year (my favorite animal)

  21. Sally says:

    I wish I had seen your article 4 days ago. I found some costumes on Childrens Place and left it open and my daughter saw it. I caved since the oldest had gotten a fancy costume at that age (but I made it). Now I wish I had stuck to my guns about making something.

  22. Melinda Dartmann says:

    Those are all really great! I especially love the little one with the wings!

  23. amber says:

    Great list. I’m thinking about doing a robot or tin man this year. Undecided though.

  24. Callee S. says:

    fun! i’m dressing my daughter up as princess leia for halloween this year…i have a star wars diaper and a princess leia knit hat…i’m going to repurpose a sheet to make a dress for her (well or try to make a dress…i really can’t sew, so this will be interesting :D

  25. Elizabeth Rostan says:

    Oh, how cute! I Heart the Tinkerbell costume! :)

  26. jheylo says:

    aawwww what a cute little fairy tinkerbell :)

  27. Shayla Burks says:

    My daughter was Tink last year- I made the tube top with the signature triangled hem, and covered her in glitter. She never noticed the lack of wings. No one did. lol

  28. Anna Johnson says:

    Great ideas and they look even better

  29. Jennifer Hokanson says:

    Love all the ideas!!

  30. Nita says:

    Great ideas! A great way to save money on Halloween costumes :)

  31. Sheila says:

    You are full of creative and bright idea and very resourceful too. Imagine how much you save with that DIY costume. I like the mermaid you have have a very cute and charming model.

  32. Bless says:

    Great ideas and so timely that I’ve seen this as Halloween is just around the corner.

  33. Becky VanGinkel says:

    I absolutely LOVE the Mermaid costume!! I’ve been looking at a lot of costumes on Etsy this year for our 3 year old daughter and I’ve been debating between a pirate and a Mermaid:) Last year I bought her costume at a craft fair.. I would definitely rather go the homemade route but I am not crafty with a sewing machine so I look to other people to help me out! Your kids are adorable!

    • malia says:

      Thank You! I love the Mermaid one too. I’m debating if I should have my younger daughter use it this year. Unfortunately the shoes don’t fit her, but the costume does!

  34. Mary Walker says:

    what adorable outfits and so easy to make.

  35. Kelly Kendall says:

    Those costumes are so cute!

  36. carol roberts says:

    those are done good thanks for the help

  37. toptally bookmarked this page!! thanks for shariong

  38. Shelly Johnson says:

    LOVE the scuba diver!! Think we found a winner for my 20 month son! Sooo adorable!

  39. Kelly C says:

    What a great list of diy halloween costumes. Costumes can get so expensive but these are great.!

  40. Stephanie Phelps says:

    I don’t know what is the cutest the kids of the costumes. You are so good at this and I love them all.

  41. artsy_momma says:

    How stinkin’ cute! I added it to my Tutu Cute Board on Pinterest- tutus costumes are irresistable..lol! I especially love the Tinkerbell & Angel. Thanks for sharing our Horton Craft :)

    I just posted the Homemade Black Cat Tutu Costume I made my daughter last year http://craftsandartforchildren.blogspot.com/2012/10/homemade-black-cat-tutu-costume.html

  42. artsy_momma says:

    Did you make the angel wings? I want to make Bee Wings but have no idea how…lol!

  43. Very cute… I made my daughters last year and she loved it. This year we are going to try again.

  44. beach robes says:

    These are all really lovely, but my personal favourite image is the cheeky kitty cat. It must be wonderful to be so creative.

  45. I like that these ideas are easy because I am def not a sewer!

  46. I definitely need to do something like this this year! The costumes are getting so boring at the store.. I’d like to spice my kids’ costumes up for this year!

  47. soo cute can’t believe Halloween is right around the corrner!

  48. Jennifer Bay says:

    Such cute ideas

  49. Those are so cute, I need to find some for little boys. Will share this with my neighbor.

  50. These are so adorable!!

  51. Erin K. says:

    I found this just in time for Halloween! I love the Kitty outfit. So adorable!

  52. Great costumes! Thanks for the round-up! : )

  53. Novie Gupta says:

    Awesome ideas, thanks!!!!

  54. Lorraine Stewart says:

    I love all the costumes… I’m going to try to make my kids costumes this year

  55. Danielle F says:

    Super cute! I will have to look at this when my daughter decides what to be!

  56. Michelle F. says:

    the angel is so sweet.

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  57. mindy cole says:

    I love these ideas they look better then if they got bought

  58. Lynnette Watkins says:

    I really like your ideas. I am going to try a make the Tinkerbell costume. Tinkerbell is HUGE in my house!

  59. Cassandra Kelton says:

    Those costumes and your baby girl are adorable! Thanks for the great ideas!

  60. Kristi Brandon McDowell says:

    wonderful ideas thank you for sharing!

  61. Ashley Pate says:

    Halloween is almost here and these are sooo cute

  62. Shy'rell says:

    I’m making a bat and a spider this year!

  63. Deb E says:

    I was caught short on time this year, so filing these cute ideas away for next. Maybe I should get started now, lol.

  64. Danielle says:

    We love making our own dress up outfits here! These are going to help with our inspiration for Halloween as well as everyday dress up! :) Thank you!

  65. Lara Clinton says:

    Oh my gosh, these are genius! The Horton costume was just too stinking cute.

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