10 DIY Costume Ideas for Kids

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OMG! These are some of the best DIY costume ideas for kids I have ever seen. I especially love numbers 1, 5 and 9! Can't wait to show these to my kids so we can pick out their Halloween costumes!

Let these adorable homemade costumes for kids inspire you to DIY this Halloween! Your little ones will look great in these cute & simple options. 

Hi friends! It's almost October, so it's time to start thinking about Halloween costumes for the kiddos! Last year I shared this roundup of DIY costume ideas for kids and it was such a hit, I decided to put together another one for you this year. If this list of DIY costume ideas doesn't get your creative juices flowing, nothing will. So, without further delay, here are 10 DIY costume ideas for kids!

10 DIY Costume Ideas for Kids

DIY Scarecrow Costumes from I have to admit this first one is a personal favorite of mine because it's my DIY scarecrow costumes that I made for my twin girls 2 years ago.  I'm not sure I will ever love a Halloween costume as much as I loved these and they were easy to make.  Just click here for the full tutorial.

DIY kids costume ideas

Dragon Tails from How adorable are these DIY Dragon tails via Tatertots and Jello?! I bet kids would play with these dragon tails year round.

DIY dinosaur tails
DIY Nesting Dolls Costumes Tutorial from I seriously can't get over how clever these DIY Nesting Dolls Costumes Tutorial from Andrea's Notebooks are. SO CUTE! This is actually a great option for my twin girls since one is 2 inches taller than the other, but it's also perfect for siblings of different ages, and even an entire family!

DIY nesting doll costumes

DIY Paint Brush Costume from As someone who is constantly painting something, I absolutely adore this DIY Paint Brush Costume from Dukes and Duchesses!

DIY paint brush costume

Easy Octopus Cardboard Costume For Kids from Since Finding Dory came out this year, the Octopus has almost certainly gained popularity!  After all, who doesn't love Hank?! Well this DIY Octopus costume by Hello, Wonderful looks so easy and is absolutely precious.  If you have a boy, just change the colors up!

DIY octopus costume

Felt Monarch Butterfly Wings (tutorial) from So many little girls are obsessed with butterflies (mine certainly are) and would LOVE this simple costume. Put them in a leotard and some leggings and throw these gorgeous DIY monarch butterfly wings from Buggy and Buddy on and you have an awesome costume on your hands.

DIY butterfly costume

No Sew Pineapple Halloween Costume from OMG, I almost cannot handle the CUTENESS of this incredibly genius DIY pineapple costume from Delia Creates!  Totally showing this to my twins in the hopes that one of them chooses this.  I especially love that no sewing is required :)

DIY pineapple costume

Lemonade And Ice Cream Stands By Love The Day from OMG, how creative are these DIY lemonade and ice cream stand costumes by Love The Day?! I swear, sometimes I feel really creative until I see something like this which blows any of my ideas out of the water.  Love this idea!

DIY ice cream and lemonade stand

DIY Bat Costume For Kids from Yet another adorable DIY costume from Buggy and Buddy!  This DIY bat costume is precious and looks pretty easy to make!

DIY bat costume

No Sew Prince Charming Costume from If sewing isn't your thing but you have a chivalrous boy on your hands, why not make this no-sew Prince Charming costume by Desert Chica for him? All the Cinderellas out on Halloween night will be swooning!

DIY prince charming costume

Which one of these DIY costume ideas is your favorite? They are all so clever and cute!


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