Store-bought costumes are great, but they can also be pricey and hard to find. DIY costumes are a great way to save money and get the exact costume your kids are looking for. They can also be so much fun to put together and give you and your kids and opportunity to get creative and crafty. Not only that, but making your own easy homemade Halloween costumes can be a fun way to practice upcycling. Use old clothes and accessories you already have at home or take a field trip to a local thrift store. The whole family can get in on the action and work together on making family costumes.
Whether you’re looking for last-minute Halloween costumes or an easy costume you can make yourself, we’ve rounded up some fun and adorable costumes for inspiration.
12 Easy Homemade Halloween Costumes
This year, skip the costume shop and try one of these easy DIY Halloween costumes instead. You can recreate these looks for the perfect costume with items you already have at home, or a quick trip to the dollar store. You don’t have to be Martha Stewart to pull off these crafty looks. A hot glue gun and some craft supplies can go a long way.
This lovable aardvark makes for a super simple costume. Simply pair some blue jeans with a sweater and red shoes and add some felt ears to a headband.
Talk about scary Halloween costumes. Is there anything more frightful than COVID? All you need is some red balloons and latex gloves.
Do You Know the Muffin Man
With an apron and some fabric markers you can whip up this adorable costume in not much time at all.
A blue dress, tutu or t-shirt is all you really need to recreate this cute Halloween costume. Make some cookies with felt from a craft store and stick them on with a glue gun and you’re ready for fun.
Rub a dub dub, all you need is a white shirt or leotard, white balloons and a rubber ducky to DIY this costume.
Orange shorts and some black duct tape will swiftly transform your little one into a cute caveman for this easy Halloween costume.
Fight for justice in this easy last minute costume. Use a black dress or cloak and add a lacy scarf for a collar. Accessorize with fake glasses and a toy gavel and you’re ready for order in the court.
We All Scream for Ice Cream!
A t-shirt, felt and glue gun are all you need to create this sweet dessert.
This great costume is a fun idea that doesn’t require more than a pair of solid color pajamas and paper. Draw or print out the images and pin them to the outfit. Complete the look with some kitchen tongs.
Scooby and the Gang
Looking for a fun group costume idea for a large family? Scooby Doo to the rescue. You can probably recreate this costume idea with clothes you already have at home.
Pete the Cat
Recreating a favorite character doesn’t have to be complicated. A shirt, some felt buttons and cat ears are all you need.
You Are My Sunshine
Baby carrier costumes are always a fun way to include your little one in the big day. Pro tip: extend the costume with a themed onesie, like this rainbow outfit so your baby can still look the part out of the carrier.
There are so many awesome Halloween costumes that you can put together quickly without spending a lot of money or creating waste. We can’t wait to see what you come up with. Share your homemade Halloween costumes with us in our Local Anchor Facebook group.