Homemade Halloween Costumes

Creative Homemade Halloween Costume Ideas For Kids:

I simply love Halloween, it’s one of my holidays. it’s a chance to get truly creative. Everything from the homemade costume designs, candy and spooky party planning. I’m not sure if my son enjoys more or I do. Last year I didn’t do much in the way of a costume for my little one, (I ended up buying something from the store) so I feel this year I really need to step it up, my son is almost 3 and I feel that it’s time to start my creative Halloween traditions. Costume making, party planning and everything else that makes that makes this such a fun holiday. Now all that being said, I love being creative but often don’t have nearly as much time as I would like, I’m sure most people with a growing family feel this way, so I have tried to create a resource for some of the simple, homemade creative ideas I have found online and at the end I have added some of the best of the best -  maybe most creative, detailed costumes I have ever seen.


Peacock Tutu

From the Train To Crazy – Check out how to make this costume by clicking here!

homemade kids costume


Up Costume

I love the movie up, so I couldn’t help but add this one to the list. Here’s the link.

UP Kids costume

And this one just is also great.

up kids costume


Super hero

A cute super hero costume that I thought looked good, all kids want to be super hero’s and this seems simple enough to do from Parents.com

super hero costume


Spaghetti and Meatballs

This is a cute idea. So good for little ones that make a mess.

spaghetti meatballs costume



This costume is done really well. Check out how to make it here.

 Halloween Costume Cupcake


Alice in Wonderland

This is a cute take on the regular Alice costume. Check it out here!

alice costume



This is another cute simple idea from Parents.com. I’m going to creat this for my toddler using a hooded sweatshirt, similar to the shark below, with the teeth around the face.

dinosaur costume



I love simple costumes like this as I know my son will be wearing it long after Halloween. Lisa Storms who created this also created several other very simple costumes that look great. See below and check out how to make them here.

costumes shark



Bee costume also by Lisa Storms.

costumes bee


Lamb Costume

Another great Idea from Martha Stewart Living – Check out her site for details on how to make this costume.

lamb costume


Masked Owl

Great for the little ones. Click here for details on how to make this costume.

masked owl baby costume


Scuba Diver

This is simple idea that I think works well. For info on how to make it click here.

scuba diver


King And Queen

Simple idea from Parents.com

king and queen costume


A Pair of Dice For info on how to make this click here.

pair of dice



I love this. For more info click here.

chicken costume


Flower Pot

This is cute and simple. From the Dollar Store Crafts

flower pot costume


Come Clean Costume

This is a great idea from Spoonful.com. Click here for the how to make this guide.

costume halloween


Paper Doll

I love this idea from Spoonful.com. Click here for details.

paper doll costume idea


Corn on the Cob

Cute idea. For details how to make it check out Parenting.com

Corn on the cob costume



This is a cute idea for Halloween considering all the candy children get.

homemade pinata costume


 Ice Cream Truck

This child’s father built his costume around his wheel chair. Very cool.


Best of the Best Halloween and dress up costumes.

So here are some of the most amazing costumes I have seen, these maybe home made, but they are definitely made by people who have serious design and costume and model making skills. Please let comments below and let me know what you think or if I have missed


Wild Things

Ok, so these costumes are just amazing – They don’t fit into are easy to make category but they are just so good I wanted to share the find. They were created by a fashion designer for her four boys. Click here for more photos.

Wild Things Costume



I had to add a couple of costumes in the transformers section, mainly because these are juts unbelievable.

My son would love this, but this is definitely a costume that took some serious time and skill. Picture from dollarstorecrafts.com

optimus prime costume


Transformers Bumblebee

Ok, so this isn’t just a Halloween costume, this was created as part of a Cosplay event. Cosplay, which I learned more about while researching this article, is short for “costume play” and is a type of performance art where participants create and wear costumes to represent a specific character, which differentiates it’s self from Halloween or Mardi Gras costumes which tend to represent the Holiday or are symbolic of the culture. Cosplayers take costume creating to the next level and create some amazing works. Check out this Transformers costume, this must have taken weeks of work.

Bumblebee transformer costume



Grim Hammer created this awesome costume for his daughter. For details of how her made it click here.

Voltron Girl Costume


MVP Trophy

This is such a great original idea. Very cool and probably not that hard to recreate with a little work.

mvp trophy costume



Rainbow Costume at Modern Kiddo. This is definitely made by someone with some sewing experience and definitely out of my skill level, but this is a very cute homemade design. Love the socks.

rainbow costume


Cruella Devil

She looks great. Love it. From Costume Works

cruella devil


The Grinch

This obviously took some work. I love the make up. From Costume Works.


the grinch

Edward Scissor Hands

I’m not really a fan of scary costumes for kids but these next couple are done really well.

Edward scissor hands





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