45 easy homemade halloween costumes you can make at home, most without sewing or spending money. Easy halloween costumes your kids will love and you’ll love to show off.
45 Easy Homemade Halloween Costumes
My kids came up with a big ask for Halloween this year.
My son told me he wants to be a fighter het pilot with a real jumpsuit, pilot jacket (you know the old-school leather kind with the fur) and helmet with mask just like Maverick and Goose from Top Gun.
Not that he’s seen Top Gun, but this is basically who he’s trying to look like.
I googled, ebayed, craiglisted, and shopped around but the cheapest I could find was $54.95 for all the pieces he envisioned.
My daughter said she wants to be a unicorn, and not just any unicorn.
A full, head-to-toe fur covered unicorn with rainbow sparkling horn. And no, not just any jumpsuit off Amazon was what she had in mind.
The price tag? Unreasonable and not in our budget.
I don’t know where they got the idea I was made of money because we’ve always found our costumes at a second hand store or pre-owned off the internet, but the requests this year were not reasonable, and not cheap.
I’m not a DIYer. In fact, I’m the farthest from that. And that’s probably why I’ve always stayed away from making your own Halloween Costumes.
But this year, I’m invoking three new rules for Halloween when it comes to costumes.
- The kids have to come up with their own costumes
- They have $20 to spend for all their supplies
- It has to be homemade (no buying a full costume at the store for that amount)
- Winner gets a week off of doing their chores
Sounds pretty fun right?
Before I could let them loose at the dollar store, I had to come up with some creative, unique and most of all easy homemade Halloween costumes they can create on their own, without a needle and thread or materials like super glue or glitter.
I was surprised at all the searches I came up with for crafty, and amazing looking homemade halloween costumes the average person can pull together easily and quickly.
I’ve put together a list of my favorite (and their favorite) homemade halloween costumes. I hope you find some good ideas for your little trick or treaters this year!
45 Homemade Halloween Costumes You Can Make Without Being a DIYer or Crafty
Our family dressed up as the Harry Potter crew last year. This was easy and super fun (especially with Dad as Hagrid!) from Costume Works
I am in love with this Raggedy Anne costume from Pretty Little Life
Alice and Wonderland fans will love this Big Alice costume from Misha Lulu Blog
This DIY Pebbles costume is so adorable for little girls from Sincerely Jean
Who says black cats are bad luck? Not this one! Make a black cat costume
for your toddler from Do It Yourself Divas
Dinosaur lover? This DIY Pterodactyl Costume is awesome from Dinosaurs and Octopuses
I Love Lucy Toddler Costume from Coolest Homemade Costumes
This DIY Mermaid costume is stunning from Me Sew Crazy
Monarch Butterfly Costume from Buggy and Buddy
Mmmm Cotton Candy. Turn pillow fluff and a pink shirt into a
homemade cotton candy costume from Costume Works
Paper Doll Costume from Dollar Store Crafts
To Neverland we go with Peter Pan’s escaped shadow. Creative and easy, from Tikkido
A chicken costume is adorable, and super easy to make from Martha Stewart
Shark Costume from Make It and Love It
- Set aside a day a week before Halloween and you’ll have the perfect costume for a little boy with this toy army man costume. via Wild Ink Press
Where the Wild Things Are Max Costume from The Radical Thread Co
Monster Costume from Fiskars
Minion Costumes from One Creative Housewife
Or how about being Mary Poppins herself?! from Mommy Shorts
Peacock Costume from Real Simple
A no-sew pineapple costume is perfect for non-DIYers like myself from Delia Creates
Have some extra duct tape around the house? This skeleton costume is made from duct tape from And We Play
How adorable is this DIY octopus costume from Giggles Galore
The Lorax from Mommy Shorts
White Rabbit from Weisse Guys
Star Wars Costumes from Melly Sews
I’m in love with this one! Being Elliott from ET is simply amazing from Mommy Shorts
A DIY Unicorn Costume sure beats all the stuff you see in stores. Cute and
easy from Craftaholics Anonymous
Alfred Hitchcock’s The Birds costume from Simple Simon & Co.
I’m dying from how cute this costume is. This strongman costume for a
little boy is adorable from Oh Happy Day
I love pizza, but this slice of pizza costume is just too cute to eat from U Create Crafts
This DIY Bubble Bath costume is super easy, but also looks like a
lot of fun from Giggles Galore
Minecraft Costume from Mom Advice
DIY Gnome costume for the win here from Adventure In a Box
Joe Dirt from Mommy Shorts
Dwight Shute from Mommy Shorts
Frida Kahlo from Mommy Shorts
See how easy it is to transform a purple shirt into a bunch of grapes costume using some balloons from Costume Works
Mario Brothers from Brit + Co
Still one of my all time favorites, the Old Man from the Movie Up
Costume gets me every time from Brit + Co
Super cute and looks delicious, this DIY Donut Costume is scrumptious! via Studio DIY
Mom and Me costumes? Where do I sign up! This adorable rain cloud and rainbow duo are picture perfect from Baby Birds Farm
Snails aren’t usually my thing, but this adorable Snail Costume is one I can easily handle from Oh Happy Day
For older kids studying Egyptian times, this Pharaoh’s Mummy Costume
look like a lot of fun to create from Alpha Mom
Army Men from Brit + Co
Superman (source unknown)
More Holiday Resources:
- Halloween Set: Halloween Activity Page & 4 Halloween Coloring Pages
- Free Printable Christmas Coloring Pages PDF / Printable Christmas Placemats
- 48 Elf on the Shelf “Caught You Being Good” Notes
- 35 Funny & Easy Elf on the Shelf Ideas
- Ultimate Guide: 200+ Practical Non Toy Gifts for Kids That Aren’t Junk