Halloween will be here before you know it – have you figured out your (or your kids’) costume yet? You should consider making your own Halloween costume this year – it’s much easier to do than you may think with this list of easy homemade Halloween costumes!
If you have thought about making your own costume this Halloween, check out these awesome Halloween DIY costume ideas below.
We found a fabulous mix of adult and children’s outfits and overalls so you can make homemade costumes for every single person in the family (and even one or two group costume ideas).
There are also some fun couples costume ideas too! I love the idea of matching with a partner, and these couples’ costumes will get some fun reactions, for sure!
You will find a wide variety of ideas below, or they might give you inspiration for a totally different idea altogether (at least one idea mentions a possible alternative).
But most of all, have fun making your costumes and getting dressed up to hand out candy or go trick or treating yourself!
Adorable, Fun, & Easy Homemade Halloween Costumes
One thing all of these costume ideas have in common is that they are easy to make. When you make your own costume, you can use your creativity to make them frugally too.
These ideas are so fun, you’re gonna love every one of them!
Cute Toddler Homemade Giraffe Costume | A Crafted Passion
This homemade giraffe costume is really cute and very affordable to make. A perfect, easy, no-sew, last-minute costume idea for any toddler kid to wear. That tulle tutu skirt, and giraffe headband and tail are too cute for words! It will definitely bring a happy day for the little ones.
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DIY Knight in Shining Armor Costume | Savings Lifestyle
This “Knight in Shining Armor” costume is really creative, and I think any little boy would love to dress up as a knight for a night out trick or treating.
If your kiddo would prefer to be a robot, check out this costume too because it could easily be adapted into a robot costume.
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DIY YouTube Halloween Costume | Playtivities
Many kids enjoy watching YouTube videos. If your kiddo is a fan of YouTube, this DIY YouTube costume will be a perfect fit!
It’s also a simple DIY Halloween costume that can work great for both kids and adults.
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Mike and Eleven from Stranger Things | Shrimp Salad Circus
If you are a fan of Stranger Things movie, then check out this Stranger Things couples costume- striped shirt for guys and dress for girls. I have no doubt that this costume will be the talk of the holiday season – and will get quite a few fun comments from visitors!
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DIY Mummy Costume | Red Ted Art
Dress your kids or even adults up as mummies for this Halloween party. Minimal supplies are needed (just a bedsheet, really) for this classic costume idea, and it’s so simple to make that even the kids can make it!
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Homemade Batgirl Costume | Cutesy Crafts
Another adorable option that may also be worn on a birthday is this Batgirl costume. Since it uses 2 t-shirts and black pants, it’s very inexpensive to create (you can find the shirts at a thrift store or in your closet), making it a very appealing option compared to buying an expensive costume!
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DIY Olaf Costume | Desert Chica
Olaf is here to steal the show! Your child can dress up as this super popular character with just a little work on your part. He’s so adorable – who wouldn’t want to be a snowman?!
Since this costume is made from a white sweater, you don’t need much to make this really cute kid’s costume.
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Make a Toddler Astronaut Costume | Swoodson Says
Off to space, you go with this DIY astronaut costume! Grab the complete tutorial for this toddler costume that’s too cute for words. Let’s just say it is out-of-this-world fun!
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DIY DuckTales Group Costume | Suburban Wife City Life
Dress up as Ducktales this Halloween! This costume made of blue, green and red shirt could be fun for the whole family or a group of friends to join in with a themed costume.
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DIY Peter Pan’s Shadow Costume | Tikkido
Looking for a simple but creative, no-sew Halloween costume? This Peter Pan Shadow costume comes together in just minutes! You can use the black dress and black gloves of your mom! I bet there won’t be many kids dressed the same.
I love creative and unique costumes.
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DIY Minnie Mouse Costume | The Diary of a Debutante
Dress up as Minnie Mouse in a sophisticated yet adorable way for adults! While the tutorial is geared towards an adult, the same technique would work well for kids too.
This would be a great costume for school or even work.
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Cards Against Humanity Couples Costume | Do-It-Yourself Danielle
If you enjoy playing games, you might like this Cards Against Humanity costume idea! What a fun idea for an adult party. All you need is a black and/or white t-shirt! It also works well for friends and, since you’re making it, can be kid-friendly.
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DIY Pineapple Costume | The Diary of a Debutante
Aren’t costumes that highlight ordinary, everyday objects the best? Transform into a pineapple in minutes and this costume is under $3 to make!
It’s terrific for kids and adults looking for last-minute halloween costumes for a night of Halloween fun!
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Uno Card Game Costume | Suburban Wife City Life
My family loves to play UNO! Make this easy peasy UNO card game for a family-themed costume. This could work however many people you want to include in one big costume group.
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No-Sew Witch Costume | Red Ted Art
Check out this easy witch costume that you might have almost all the items needed already on hand. If not, just head out and purchase a small amount of fabric to complete the look.
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Old Lady Halloween Costume | The Country Chic Cottage
This little old lady costume is totally epic. Head to the thrift store for some clothes, and grab a walker and you’re set! Lots of laughs and fun accompany this silly costume.
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DIY Halloween Bride Costume | Red Ted Art
A Halloween bride is always a classic and look a little bit of a spooky look to go for. Some people really enjoy the spooky aspect of Halloween so this costume might be a perfect fit.
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There you go! With this list of easy homemade costumes, you can not only save some money but have a super fun night too!
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Which of these homemade Halloween costumes is your favorite?