Fun and Easy to Make Halloween Costumes for Kids and Adults
So, I’m not great at sewing. I mean I can do it if I really have too, fixing an inseam here and there, but It is not my strong suit. Therefore, DIY no-sew Halloween costumes are top on my list of crafty things to tackle this season.
I remember when I was younger my grandma make me this elaborate Belle from Beauty and the Beast costume. You know, the yellow one she wears when they are dancing in the ballroom? It was my favorite Halloween costume of all time! (Unfortunately, I don’t have a picture of it 😞).
Now, my mother and I, on the other hand, did not inherit my grandmother’s amazing sewing skills. My mom wore the same cat costume for years! And all it was, was a black sweatsuit with a black pantyhose stuffed with batting for the tail and a headband with ears. (And this was before Pinterest was a thing!) So props to her for coming up with that. But as I got older and I had my own kids, I either bought costumes (on clearance of course) or had to get creative!
One of the costumes for my daughter a few years ago was just one of my old Homecoming dresses sprayed with fake blood and some bad makeup, bam! DIY zombie bride!
Isn’t she so cute?!
From what I can recall, the zombie bride was my first attempt at a no-sew Halloween costume.
I mean I felt kind of bad ruining a perfectly good dress, but let’s face it, I was never going to wear it again!
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Now it’s not to say that I am always cheap on Halloween.
The year after the picture above, Lydia (my oldest daughter) was Lydia from Beetlejuice as a homage to her namesake.
I really wanted to make an attempt at sewing the Lydia costume, but again, I am not that great at sewing. I was also afraid it would turn into one of those projects that I started that never got finished, which I would have felt terrible about. So I splurged and bought a FULL PRICE costume! Although it was totally worth it!
And yes, that is the same kid. I can’t believe how much different (and creepy) she looked in this costume. IT WAS AWESOME! Plus my husband went as Beetlejuice!
But, I am trying to get back in touch with my creative side…and be frugal at the same time!
So in an effort to get a little more creative on the cheap, I have compiled a list of 20 no-sew Halloween costumes that are not only easy to make but also easy on the wallet!
Non Crappy DIY No-Sew Halloween Costumes
From Desert Chica.
Literally every time I see a wacky inflatable tube guy I hear Peter Griffin from Family Guy in my head saying “wacky inflatable tube guy!” Is it just me? LOL. Although I would opt for the obnoxious lime green colored laundry baskets. I so want to make this for my son this year…now to talk to into wearing it!
I have seen a lot of Halloween costumes, but I can honestly say this is the first time I have ever seen this cotton candy-inspired costume. This is such a fun and easy costume! I also love the idea of making this a couple or sibling costume and adding a cotton candy man (or girl), otherwise, some people might not get it.
3. UNO Card Costume
Time to break out the hot glue gun! This is a great costume either by itself or as a larger group costume. Don’t forget to check around at rummage sales and thrift stores from a used pack of UNO cards.
From Hello Wonderful.
Are fidget spinners still a thing? I know last year my kids had them all the time (and they drove me nuts!) This costume is made with frisbees, however, you could also use sturdy plastic plates and paint them if you are fresh out of frisbees.
From Hello Splendid.
My kid would totally wear these any day during the year! These are great because you don’t have to worry about your little mermaid tripping over a tail or dress.
From Studio DIY.
This is such a cute idea! The sprinkles are made from foam rollers, but you could also use toilet paper rolls. I love the little, accessorized bucket too! Now only if there was a cup of coffee to go with it!
From Andrea LaBeau.
And here is the coffee for the donut! This is just adorable! It can also be used as a sibling or couples costume pairs with another frappe or barista!
From Bombshell Bling.
This costume is great for those colder regions, like here in Wisconsin. We either get a great day or trick or treating where it is fairly warm out or a day where it is cold and rainy. Therefore, I am always on the lookout for costumes that can be worn with or without a bunch of layers. This one certainly does the trick!
From Hey Wonderful.
Who doesn’t love a unicorn costume?! Although I would totally add some glitter and bling to this costume!
From Mom Endeavors.
So this costume was actually designed for a Star Wars themed birthday party, but it would also work great for a Halloween group costume.
From This Lovely Life.
I just love little kids dressed up as animals, they are just too cute! This fun costume takes some clothes you probably already have laying around your house and a bunch of cotton balls.
12. How to Train your Dragon Costume
From Bren Did.
I love the How to Train your Dragon movies. I can’t wait to take the kids to see the new one next year! These costumes are also great for everyday dress-up play. There is also a tutorial for a complimentary set of wings that are also no-sew.
13. Prince Charming
From Desert Chica.
Although this costume looks rather complicated and detailed, it is not very difficult to put together. I could hardly believe it was a no-sew costume when I clicked on it! This could also make a very cust couple or sibling costume with a princess. Props to you my lady *takes a bow.*
From Delia Creates.
Ok, so technically there is a bit of sewing involved in this costume with the hat, but you could probably get away with just using a glue gun. There is also another tutorial on this page for an apple costume with the same kind of design.
From Atkinson Drive.
This is such a cute and easy costume to make, even the little guy (or girl) can help glue the pieces on!
15. Festive Pinata
From Camille Styles.
Although this costume is pictured on an adult, this would make SUCH a cute kids costume. I love the little horns on the top also. I know my kids would have a blast making this, just make sure the person wearing it is holding the stick!
From Oh Happy Day.
I absolutely love this costume! The use of craft paper for the snail back is such a light option, it won’t even slow them down!
From Wild Ink Press.
This is such an awesome costume. I bet everyone was asking to take pictures of this little guy!
From Giggles Galore.
I am always amazed at the costumes that people come up with using just balloons! Packs of jelly beans, bunches of grapes, and now a bubble bath! Genius!
From Make it-Love it.
This is such a fun and simple costume for kids or adults. Plus you can throw this costume together in about 15 minutes and be out the door.
From Hart and Sew.
I can not get over how adorable the little girl in this photo is! She makes the perfect wind-up doll! This is such a cute and easy costume. Just come cardboard and paint and you are good to go!
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