This year we’re featuring a roundup of our favorite DIY Halloween costumes for kids. Along with lots of creative costume ideas, don’t miss tutorials on how to make masks, wings & tails!
It’s October and the whole Artful Parent team is excited for Halloween! We have lots of ideas for great Halloween decorations, fun Halloween arts & crafts for kids, and of course, creative DIY Halloween costumes for kids.
Today we are sharing some of our favorite handmade kids costumes, both from the Artful Parent and from some great Instagram accounts. And for extra fun, we wanted to share some favorites from our own families!
As you know, I love a good Halloween costume, especially a homemade one. It’s fun to brainstorm the perfect costume, gather materials and make a handmade kids costume–the end result always expresses so much creativity!
A fun way to get into the Halloween costume-making spirit is to host a costume-making party for kids (maybe an outdoor version this year?)!
If your kids’ costumes have masks or wings, check out How to Make Paper Plate Masks, Cardboard Wings, and More!
And don’t miss her post on fabulous DIY kids costume from recycled materials as well. They’re amazing!
If you’re stuck for a great costume idea or just like looking at other folks creativity as much as we do, you are going to love this roundup of our favorite DIY costumes for kids from Instagram.
DIY Halloween Costumes for Kids
These gorgeous butterfly wings from Mini Mad Things are made with recycled materials and are totally customizable!
This stunning swan princess costume from Merrilee Liddiard at Mer Mag is lovely for Halloween, or anytime your child wants to dress up.
We love these amazing cardboard dinosaur masks from Alicia Brown of Zygote Brown Designs. Your dino lover will feel like a real T-Rex wearing one!
This is a perfectly spooky and very easy costume to put together. Simply wrap your child in webbing and attach as many spiders as you’d like!
If you’ve got an Alice In Wonderland lover, you’ll want to check out this amazing Queen of Hearts costume from Laura and Tia at Little Button Diaries!
We love this yummy costume from Morgan Holley of the Holley Homemaker. All you need to become a box of popcorn is some cardboard, a paper bowl and some crumpled up paper!
If you’ve got siblings who love to dress up together, this spaceship and sun pair from Fynn at Happy Tot Shelf is an easy option. All you need is cardboard and paint, and two little faces!
This baby dressed as an ice cream cone is the cutest thing we’ve seen! If you want to get crafty with fabric paint, this costume from Liz and Sam at Pretty Life Girls is perfect for you!
Continuing in the food category, the crew at Pretty Life Girls also have a hot dog, mustard, and ketchup trio, if you need an idea for a fun group DIY costume.
Here’s a fun costume to invite parents to join the costume fun. Rebecca from R&R at Home has the perfect family costume idea–– the Very Hungry Caterpillar, all the food the caterpillar eats, and the beautiful butterfly it turns into!
All you need for these magical masquerade masks from MakerMint are paint stirrers, black cardstock or paper, and some fun decorations.
If you’ve got an airplane lover in your family then this pilot and plane combo is for you! Pair a pilot’s uniform with a wearable plane made from recycled materials and you are all set!
More DIY Costumes for Kids
- How to Make DIY Kids Costume from Recycled Materials
- How to Make Paper Plate Masks, Cardboard Wings And More!
- A Costume Making Party – DIY Costumes Made With Kids Clothing
- How to Make DIY Paper Wings for Kids
Autumn Arts & Crafts Ideas & Supplies
Download our FREE printable idea list of 31 Halloween activities for kids & families! Or just check out the blog post with the links. So many fun ideas for Halloween!
And be sure to check out our FALL family fun list in our Amazon store! It includes supplies for fall arts & crafts, autumn toys, Halloween ideas, and picture books about autumn.
PLUS: We’re offering 50% OFF and MORE on our Kids Art Spot Halloween workshops, Fall workshops and bundles. (Sale ends October 31, 2021 at 11:59 pm EST)
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