5 Easy DIY Halloween Costumes for Kids

It’s almost the end of October, and you know what that means. Halloween is creeping up and will be here before you know it! Are you and your family ready?


No worries! Here are the easiest DIY Halloween costumes you and your kids can whip up the night before Halloween. They’re sure to be “spook”tacular and very Pinterest-worthy!

easy homemade Halloween costumes

Halloween Costumes for Kids

1. Carl from UP – If you’re a fan of the movie, you’re sure to be a fan of this costume! All you need is a vest, some fake glasses, and lots of balloons. Add a fake walker made of tubing and tennis balls and your child will be ready for trick-or-treating! And remember, adventure is out there!

carl from up kids costumeSource: Auburn Soul – goodhousekeeping.com

2. Rubix Cube – These may be a puzzle, but putting together this costume doesn’t have to be! This costume requires a large cardboard box, scissors, and lots of construction paper. Easy and fun!

Rubik's cube costume for kidsSource: designmom.com

3. Bat – What could be more quintessential to Halloween than these flying critters? And now your son or daughter can dress up as one! You’ll need black clothing, extra fabric for the wings, and an easy mask. You can find lots of bat mask templates online that your child can color in on their own for a personalized twist!

Bat kids costumeSource: buggyandbuddy.com

4. Little Red Riding Hood – Who’s afraid of the big bad wolf? Definitely not your daughter this Halloween! She can now embody this wonderful character with only a large piece of red fabric for a cape and a picnic basket full of goodies for Grandma! Bonus: The picnic basket can be doubled as a way to hold their trick-or-treating candy!

Little Red Riding Hood Costume for kidsSource: stitchedbycrystal.com

5. Superheroes – Which child hasn’t dreamed of donning a cape and flying through the city to fight crime? Make their dreams a reality this Halloween with a large piece of fabric for their cape and colorful shirt and leggings. Let your child choose his or her superpower and superhero name to add a creative spin on the felt logo of their cape!

superman kid costumeSource: thediaryofdaveswife.com

I hope you and your family have fun getting in the spirit of Halloween and using these easy homemade Halloween costumes! And if you try them, send your pictures along, I’d love to see how they turned out!