DIY Kids’ Halloween Costumes

Halloween is right around the corner and that means it’s time to get those costumes ready. Whether you are taking the kids to a fall festival, trick-or-treating, visiting Zoo Boo, or going to any of the other fall events in Houston {we’ve listed almost all of them here}, dressing up the kids can be so much fun. Especially if your kids are young – take advantage, mamas! Soon they will have strong opinions on what they want to be and will not be so easily persuaded to wear what you want them to wear. If you are still trying to come up with costume ideas, here are some creative DIY kids’ Halloween costumes from our team of contributors. Hopefully this will inspire you!


With a few yards of fabric and a little sewing {or fabric glue and safety pins!}, you can easily include the whole family into this theme – Fred, Wilma, Pebbles, and Bam Bam.


Who would have thought you could turn a jacket into an adorable fox costume by adding ears and a tail? This could be done for lots of different animals too.



You might be surprised at what you can pull together from your closet! Add the right accessories and you can create the character you want.



Cut neck and sleeve holes in a white pillow case, grab some fabric for a headpiece, add a swaddled baby Jesus, and you have an adorable mother Mary.



This may take some time and patience, but the end result is stunning!


Peter Pan

This is perfect for a boy/girl sibling theme. Start with what you have – a green leotard or top or green leggings, then add some felt to complete the look for Tinkerbell, Wendy, and Peter Pan.

Thomas the Train

How adorable is this? Next time you get that big Amazon box in the mail, don’t toss it! Just think of the possibilities that could come from a cardboard box and some creativity.


Houston Marathon Runners

Create printable iron on transfers to put on plain white shirts or onesies. These are the cutest little marathon runners!



If you have everything you need for a cowboy costume, then all you have to do is buy some cow fabric and cut it in the shape of a vest! Buzz Lightyear would make a cute brother costume too.



These matching princess costumes are adorable. You can never have too much tulle and ribbon! Get the kids involved in the fun by making their own crowns.


We would love to hear of other DIY costume ideas you have done and how you made them. Please share!

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Jana M
Jana is wife to Greg and mom to Cambry {December 2011} and Lainey {October 2013}. She has the best job in the world as a stay at home mom. She enjoys spending time with friends, crafting, trying new recipes, taking pictures of her daughters, and working out. She and her husband also love working with the youth kids at their church. She believes you can never have too many bows or headbands for little girls. Read all about her family life over at Meet the Matterns.


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