19 Easy Homemade Halloween Costumes You Can Make For Your Kids

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Bring your A-game this season by making homemade Halloween costumes! We’ve rounded up the best and cutest Halloween costume ideas you can have fun making in the comforts of your home!

Fun and Easy Homemade Halloween Costumes You’ll Love

Let’s get one thing straight: Halloween is not complete without the costumes. Half the fun of the season even comes from creating costumes (okay, making Halloween treats too) for yourself and your little one! Brainstorm with your kids and make the costumes with them. It will surely be a great activity to bond with the kids at this time of the year. Don’t worry, whether you’re a beginner sewer or a pro, you won’t have any problem making these adorable homemade Halloween costumes!


1. Wonder Woman

Wonder Woman | Easy Homemade Halloween Costumes You Can Make For Your Kids

Move over Gal Gadot, because a little Wonder Woman is taking your crown! Your little girl deserves to feel every inch powerful this Halloween so let her channel Wonder Woman in a cute blue tutu skirt that matches her red Wonder Woman tee.

2. Prince Charming

Lots of little girls will be wearing Princess costumes this season. Don’t let your little guy miss out on the fun! Create this really sharp and dashing prince charming costume for your little man and let him be the dashing prince that he really is!

3. Little Red Riding Hood

If you want to go for something really simple but distinct, try Little Red Riding Hood’s costume! With a red dress on hand, you only need to make the hood! This really brings back great memories back when I was doing my own Halloween costumes with my mom. I used to wear this costume for three years in a row!

4. Peter Pan

Fly away to Neverland! The classic Halloween costume, Peter Pan, is always a delight to see on little boys! Everyone loved Peter Pan because of his spirit, and the boy knows how to have fun! So let your little boy enjoy Halloween and be the boy who never grew up just for a day.

5. Unicorn

Unicorn | Easy Homemade Halloween Costumes You Can Make For Your Kids

Unicorn homemade Halloween costumes are all the rage these days. Make your own version of this cute and magical creature with your little one. We’ve got tons of unicorn costume ideas that can help you decide which is the perfect look for you or the kids this Halloween!

6. Valiant Knights

Chivalry is definitely not dead with these cute knight costumes! Let your boys enjoy and run around with their swords and shield. Knights are courageous and brave, and I’m sure the boys will love walking around town looking like a tough soldier from the Medieval days.

7. Rey of Star Wars

Despite her vague origins, we all love Rey and believe she’s one powerful role model for our little girls. Channel your kid’s inner Rey by letting her wear Rey’s costume from Star Wars: The Force Awakens! This costume idea isn’t just easy peasy, it’s very budget-friendly too!


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8. Spring Chicken

Babies are really sensitive to cold air. And with the slight nip of the fall breeze in the air, we highly recommend this adorable way of keeping your little nugget bundled up! But please be cautious with this costume, especially if your child has allergies to feathers.

9. Little Fox

Not a dog and not a wolf, but the fox gets the best of both worlds! This little fox costume is so cute and simple. Your child will wear a hat and a tail ensemble and that’s that. We love the simplicity of this costume and how it’s still adorable despite the minimalism!

10. Harry Potter Robes

Harry Potter Robes | Easy Homemade Halloween Costumes You Can Make For Your Kids

Prepare your kids for Hogwarts with these easy-to-make robes! Your kids will surely love this whole wizard and witch ensemble, complete with the wand! We can tell that their Halloween will be such a blast! What about you, who will you be in the world of Harry Potter?

11. Elephant Onesie

Onesies are super comfy and with this costume idea, you’ll be sure your little one won’t be squirming uncomfortably all night. What I like about onesie costumes is that they protect the kids from the cold air and they’re easy to make!

12. My Little Pony

If you’re the type to schedule goals each day, maybe this sew along project might be for you. Each day, a certain part of the costume is made. This way, you know you wouldn’t have to panic at the last minute.

13. Dinosaur

If your kids are obsessed with dinosaurs like mine (they absolutely love dinosaurs!), then this Halloween costume idea is perfect for you! You won’t have to shell out a lot of money to fulfill your kids’ dream of being a dinosaur for a day!

14. Wise Owl

Here’s another cute animal costume for your little one: an owl! What’s even better is you can definitely make this one just in time for the Halloween festivities. Calling all the moms out there who just don’t have enough time to sew before Halloween, this is the project to check out.

15. Mermaid

Mermaid | Easy Homemade Halloween Costumes You Can Make For Your Kids

Mermaids are definitely one of the prettiest costume ideas your kids will surely love to wear this Halloween! Almost every little girl dreams to dress up as a Disney princess once and Ariel is definitely a popular pick.

16. Pikachu Costume

Pikachu is one of the cutest and easiest Pokemon to turn into a costume! If you’re up for a little challenge, you might want to recreate this one. Hey, I got a cool suggestion for you, why not dress up as Ash and be the Pokemon catcher?

17. Minion Tutu Dress

A million kids this season will rock the minion costume for sure. So make a costume that will make your kid stand out from the crowd without foregoing the well-loved minion aesthetic! Truth is, your little one can look like a minion but still be a princess at the same time, right?

18. Frozen’s Anna and Kristoff

Dress your babies up with all-time favorites Anna and Kristoff! We know how much kids adore Frozen (even after all these years). If you have one little boy and one little girl, this homemade Halloween costume idea is just perfect!

19. Adorable Witch Costume

Adorable Witch Costume | Easy Homemade Halloween Costumes You Can Make For Your Kids

The cute tutu skirt witch costume is beyond us right now since we’ve seen it so many times in the past years. However, when I came across this witch costume that’s more Addams Family-like, I think I’ve found a great candidate for my little girl. The witch hat is a perfect match too!


Halloween is costume time for everyone and that means mommies too. Here are awesome DIY costume ideas to make for yourself from WhatsUpMoms:

Halloween is one of the most awaited seasons for sewing hobbyists! Not only do you get to flex your sewing muscles, you also get to exercise and stretch your creativity! With all these homemade Halloween costumes, we’re feeling more excited to make our kids’ Halloween costumes this year!

Which one is your favorite from our list of homemade Halloween costumes? Let us know in the comments below!

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Editor’s Note – This article was originally posted on October 17, 2016, and has since been updated for quality and relevancy.

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