10 easy DIY Halloween Costumes for Kids

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What’s Halloween without costumes, right?! well, the good news is now you’re going to be spoilt for choice. This article will guide you through 10 super creative and kid-friendly DIY Halloween costumes that you can make for your little Halloween-ers!

Halloween is getting close and it’s time to start prepping…and that means, costumes! Halloween is the perfect time for you to take your imagination to new heights and create the perfect look for your kids. Dress as creepy or funny, freaky or cute or anything you like, to bring that ultimate character to life and have lots of fun while at it.

With all of the hustle-bustle, homework, and activities, have you had the time to pull costumes together? Not sure where to start? Don’t worry, a great Halloween costume does not have to break the bank. Check out the budget-friendly Halloween party costumes for babies, toddlers, tweens, and everyone in between.


You only need a few basics to pull off this last-minute Kitty-cat costume for your munchkin. If you already have a black shirt, pants and socks, you are half way there to having this costume made. You will need a few craft supplies to complete the look. All you need is a hairband and cut out cardboard ears painted black/pink. Use a glue gun and voila! Your cat ears are ready. Draw a set of little whiskers on your child’s nose and you are ready to go trick or treating!

The Rockstar

Does your little bub feel like she’s made for stardom? Channel her inner Beyonce with a rockstar costume. Get the rockstar vibes going with this chill musician costume. All you need is a jazzy onesie/pajamas/top.  Take inspiration from my little pint-sized model by adding tiny tiara and a toy guitar to complete the look. P.S. It is one of the easiest DIY costume ideas out there!

Little Ballerina

Dressing up your little boo as a ballerina is so simple and so cute. Little girls adore the colourful tutu skirt. Add a matching headband with flowers or frills. Keep it pink and fluffy. Simple and foolproof!

Little Cattitute, Rockstar, Ballerina DIY Halloween Costume

Little Devil

If you are looking for age-appropriate fun over a horrifying fright night, we’ve got you covered! This Halloween your little one will feel devilishly dapper in this Devil Costume. This little devil costume will just steal your heart. To make it, you can use comfortable basics or even your child’s everyday clothes. The best part? You may already have what you need lying around the house, a pair of black or red pants and shirt! Add a headband with horns glued in and a bowtie to complete your little devil’s Halloween look.

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Ninja Warrior

Do you need a last minute costume idea for your kid? Dressed head to toe in all black is an easy costume to create from everyday clothes. Make your little tot’s ninja dreams come true with this one-of-a-kind costume. Grab the basics from your child’s closet, black pants, black long-sleeved shirt, black socks and a black monkey cap or a beanie. Get your little warrior ready with a toy sword.


Order the wire-framed wings and a wand online to pull off this angelic ensemble. They are lightweight and comfortable and your little cherub will be playing and fluttering with ease in it for hours. This low effort Halloween accessory is perfect for dressing play up in angel, fairy and butterfly costumes.

Little Devil, Ninja & Pretty Fairy DIY Halloween Costume


Who is that hopping around the house? A big cuddly bunny rabbit! This adorable instant costume is a breeze to pull together from pieces that you already have in your kid’s closet. Pick up all whites from the closet and add a headband with floppy white ears glued in. This will fit your little tyke comfortably and make him look adorable! Throw in a carrot and watch yourself go…awww!


A witch’s costume is a timeless classic for a reason. Get your sweet witch ready to cast some serious spells on Halloween night. A black dress with a black cape and a pointed hat is all you need. You can sew a cape with a yard long black fabric and order a witch’s hat online! (lose the hat and replace it with a sword and you have a warrior!)

Bunny, Witch or Warrior DIY Halloween Costume

Twinning with Mom/Dad

This smartly dressed costume is one of our favourite ideas for the kiddos. Are you thinking of coordinating outfits with your kid this Halloween? Then this debonair costume should be your move. You can match in sleek white button-down shirts, black and red bowlers hats and suspenders. We promise you this, you will treasure these twinning photos forever!


Feeling pressed for time before the Halloween party? Whip up this last-minute costume. Dress up like daddy! The costume has all the little details like a white shirt with a black necktie. Throw in a briefcase, if you want to add a bit of extra fun to the costume. Daddy dear is going to be so proud!

Halloween Twinning with the baby

These unique, creative, and easy to whip-up-in-a-flash costumes will not only help you save money but also create lifetime memories. No tricks here! You can also make your own trick or treat bag: check out these easy DIY steps.  Not to mention, these costumes can be used well beyond the Halloween night.

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