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, kids homemade halloween costumes are top on my list of crafty things to tackle this season.
I remember when I was younger my grandma made 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).
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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!
Kids Homemade Halloween Costumes
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! (It was my sophomore homecoming dress)
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!
If you are looking for even more awesome Halloween ideas, check out our Halloween Pinterest board here!
Stupid Easy Homemade DIY Halloween Costumes for Kids
Easy Inflatable Tube Man Costume
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 him into wearing it!
Cotton Candy Costume
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.
DIY- UNO Costume
Time to break out the hot glue gun! This DIY-UNO costume is great 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.
DIY GIANT FIDGET SPINNER CARDBOARD COSTUME
Are fidget spinners still a thing? I know last year my kids had them all the time (and they drove me nuts!)
This giant fidget spinner costume is made with frisbees, however, you could also use sturdy plastic plates and paint them if you are fresh out of frisbees.
DIY Mermaid Leggings
My girls would totally wear these any day during the year! These DIY mermaid leggings are great because you don’t have to worry about your little mermaid tripping over a tail or dress.
DIY Giant Donut Costume
This giant donut costume 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 matching donut bucket too! Now only if there was a cup of coffee to go with it!
No-Sew DIY Starbucks Cup Costume
And here is the coffee for that donut! This DIY Starbucks cup costume is just adorable!
It can also be used as a sibling or couples costume pairs with another frappe or barista!
No-Sew Ghost Costume
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 no-sew ghost costume will certainly do the trick!
DIY NO-SEW FELT RAINBOW UNICORN COSTUME
Who doesn’t love a unicorn costume?!
While this no-sew, DIY felt unicorn costume is pretty simple to make, I would totally add some glitter and bling to this costume to kick the magic up a knotch!
Simple No-Sew Star Wars Jedi Tunic Costumes
So this costume was actually designed for a Star Wars-themed birthday party, but it would also work great for a Halloween group or individual costume.
If your child is a fan of Star Wars, then these Jedi tunics are a perfect fit.
DIY NO-SEW SHEEP COSTUME
I just love little kids dressed up as animals, they are just too cute!
This fun DIY sheep costume takes some clothes you probably already have laying around your house and a bunch of cotton balls.
How to Train Your Dragon Easy Baseball Hat DIY with Printable Pattern
My kids love the How to Train your Dragon movies. I can’t wait to take the kids to see the new one next year! These How to Train Your Dragon themed 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.
No-Sew Prince Charming Costume
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 Prince Charming costume when I clicked on it!
This could also make a very cute couple or sibling costume with a princess. Props to you my lady *takes a bow.*
No Sew Pineapple Halloween Costume
Ok, so technically there is a bit of sewing involved in this no-sew pineapple 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.
DIY Great White Shark Costume
This is such a cute and easy shark costume to make, even the little guy (or girl) can help glue the pieces on!
The mom who put this together was on the Baby Shark trend before it was ever even a thing!
DIY Pinata Costume
Although this costume is pictured on an adult, this would make SUCH a cute kids costume. I love the little horns on the top of this DIY pinata costume also.
I know my kids would have a blast making this, just make sure the person wearing it is holding the stick!
I absolutely love this costume! The use of kraft paper for the snail back is such a light option, this snail costume won’t even slow them down!
Live Toy Soldier
This is such an awesome costume. I bet everyone was asking to take pictures of this little live toy soldier boy!
I just wonder how he walked with that platform on his feet...
DIY Bubble Bath Halloween Costume
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! This is another one of those costumes that you can layer on a bunch of clothes underneath and not look too funny.
Quick & Easy RAIN CLOUD COSTUME
This is such a fun and simple costume for kids or adults.
Plus you can throw this rain cloud costume together in about 15 minutes and be out the door.
Wind up doll costume
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!
Look pretty cool and spooky. In the day of Halloween, this spooky ghost costume will be very charming to look and it will add extra decor at home. It looks very simple to make to me. Hope will try in the next Halloween with my loving kiddo. Thanks a lot for sharing such great stuff.
I look forward to Halloween every fall—not just for the candy and treats that come with it, but because of the costume making. Oh, how I love to get creative with costumes!
Thanks for sharing these tips with us. It was really helpful and full of information. Definitely, I will try for my princes.
Whether you re the type who counts down the days until Halloween or the sort who rushes out to buy candy an hour before sundown, it s never too early to start planning the costumes. These creative ideas for kids costumes (and a few for the whole family) will inspire you to DIY it this year. And, don t worry if you can t sew, with 75 different kid-friendly costumes, we have something for every skill level!
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