I got sick of buying new $30-50 Halloween costumes every year that my kids wore only once or added to their already overflowing collection of dress-up costumes. They didn’t need any more stuff to add to their cluttered rooms! Enter my desperation to stop spending money and stop adding to the clutter. Now, every year we either recycle an old costume or we make our own easy, homemade Halloween costume from what we have already on hand or from cheap thrift store finds.
I love the creativity that comes from Halloween. For me, a homemade Halloween costume is way better and way more unique than having the same outfit everyone at school or the party went out and bought.
Don’t despair, instead of having to search the internet just days before Halloween, I’ve done the searching for you and found THE BEST and easiest homemade Halloween costume ideas for kids.
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Simple and Super Easy Homemade Halloween Costumes for Kids:
Check out this affordable homemade Halloween costume tutorial. You get step-by-step instructions on how to piece this costume together. Since it is made out of felt, it will be a very budget-friendly costume for your little one.
This homemade Halloween costume is so incredibly cute, and the materials list is short and affordable if you have some swimming stuff sitting around. Even if you don’t, if you can find some goggles on sale after the summer season, it should be pretty easy to put this one together!
This is a no-sew homemade Halloween costume your kids could put together on your own. Red Ted Art has an entire series of costumes kids could put together. Get your kids involved in the process, and save some cash too this Halloween season!
Pulling Curls is a new favorite blog I’ve stumbled on recently. For all you Star Wars fans, this is the cutest little homemade Halloween costume. The hat is the trickiest part of the costume, but you get step-by-step instructions on how to do it, and it is totally doable without spending an arm and a leg on a costume from the store.
This is a great last-minute homemade Halloween costume using an all-black outfit, black socks, black duct tape, and other simple materials. You can really make this whole outfit for less than $15, best guess, even if you had to buy the black shirt and pants. You could also use a black hoodie instead of a t-shirt. (We live where it is pretty cold at Halloween!)
I LOVE this blog. Here is another amazingly simple but clever homemade Halloween costume from Delineate Your Dwelling. I showed this one to my five-year-old, and she was obsessed with being a plant for Halloween now!
This uniform costume will be easy to assemble. Get a matching hoodie and a pair of leggings from a discount big box store. The only other items you need are some pink and gold Olyfun fabric (who knew this existed?!), hot glue, and a sewing machine or large sewing needle. Any little girl will LOVE this costume. They can even wear the hoodie when it is not Halloween! So you get a repeat wear, which is always a win in my book.
This blog has so many cute ideas for homemade crafts. I love this dinosaur DIY hoodie. Kids can wear it to school, and it shouldn’t bother them all day. If you have a dinosaur lover, they could also use the hoodie outside of just Halloween. I love it when you can keep using a costume!
Another hoodie homemade Halloween costume that would not cost much to make. Your little girl can still play dress-up with it after the Halloween season. You can even repurpose a generic Easter basket to go with the outfit!
This outfit is sooooo cute! I had a family member do this with her girls one year, and they were by far the most popular (and probably safest) kids on the street! If you want a little light with your kid’s costume, this one is perfect!
Superhero capes are a super simple homemade Halloween costume idea and they can be used for dress-up any time of the year! They are also great for both little girls and boys. One of my favorite minimalist type costumes given their ability to be worn all the time.
This is an easy to assemble, homemade Halloween costume using a hoodie, some black felt, and black stain. Again, another homemade Halloween costume that can be reused outside of just the Halloween season if your little one is obsessed with it!
These are my favorite, super easy homemade Halloween costumes for kids! No crazy sewing and artistic skills required, and there are lots of great tutorials to help you put together that last-minute costume without breaking the bank!
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