15 Easy DIY Halloween Costumes for Kids
Looking for Halloween inspiration? Halloween is huge in the US so we asked our friend Annabelle from across the pond to put together some spooky ideas of what to wear when trick or treating!
Do you have an old white sheet laying around the house? Just cut it into strands and wrap it all around your child – tying it where necessary to keep it on. They will look like they came straight from the pyramids of Egypt in no time.
2. Raining Cats and Dogs
What kid doesn’t love their furry little friend? If your child is an animal lover, this is the costume for them!
Grab some cutouts of cats and dogs then glue them to a clear umbrella. Stick your kid in their rain jacket and rain boots and voila! It is raining cats and dogs, now.
3. Casper the Friendly Ghost
This is another great costume if you have an old white sheet laying around… Simply cut holes for their eyes and drape it right over them.
4. My Only Sunshine
You are my sunshine, my only sunshine, you make me happy, when skies are grey…”
Let your child’s light shine bright by dressing them from head to toe in orange, then cut out a big sun from felt and glue it to their shirt.
Grab a pointy hat, their favourite dress, and your kitchen broom and your little witch is ready to cast some spells.
6. Somewhere Over the Rainbow
Simply grab a rainbow striped t-shirt and some leggings, then make a rainbow tutu by tying some tulle around a piece of ribbon (acting as a belt).
Paint your child’s face green, use black paint to draw a scar on their forehead, then dress them in older dress clothes and send them on their way.
Don’t forget to show them how to do the Frankenstein walk!
8. Cute Cat
Not much is sweeter than a cute little kitty.
Sew a small tail for your child, dress them in a solid color (whichever kitty colour they choose) and put them in a ski mask or something that resembles one. Add some hand-sewn ears to the top of the mask and they are ready to “meow” through the neighbourhood.
9. Moo-Moo Cow
Take an oversized white t-shirt and glue black felt cutouts on it that look like spots. You can even add an empty milk jug to their hand if you really want to seal the deal!
10. Feisty Devil
If your child is the feisty type, they might just want to embrace their personality and go as a fiery devil! You can use cardboard to cut out a pitchfork then paint it red. Dress them from head to toe in red, add the pitchfork and you are ready to go!
11. Scrub A Dub-Dub
Grab an inflatable baby bathtub (preferably one that looks like a duck) and cut a hole in the bottom of it so your child can wear it around their waist.
Blow up some white balloons and stick them around the inflatable tub to look like bubbles.
You can even accessorize by putting bath poufs in their hair.
12. Pretty, Pretty Princess
I bet you never thought you would get your use out of all those dress-up clothes… Think again.
Have your child dress up in their favorite princess dress-up dress, then simply add a matching hat and a wand.
13. 80’s Rocker
This might just be one of my favorites because you probably have most of the stuff at home:
Grab your child one of your old rocker t-shirts or even buy one from your local charity shop for a few pounds, grab their favourite toy guitar and an old wig and they are ready to rock and roll!
You could even accessorise with black fingernail polish and eyeliner if you're really feeling theatrical.
14. Tomato Costume
You might not be able to get them to eat their vegetables, but surely you can get them to wear them!
Give your child red leggings and a red oversized t-shirt, then use green felt to cut the strands that sit on top of the tomato – sew or glue them around the collar of the shirt. Then, grab a plain red beanie and do the same thing with the green felt on the top of it.
15. Scuba Diver
Do you have a little swimmer on your hands?Put them in black trousers, a black long-sleeve shirt, and black gloves and shoes. Then, add a pair of goggles to their head and your little swimmer is ready to hit the water!