Easy DIY Halloween Costumes for Kids

Why DIY?

DIY Halloween costumes are a fun way to get the whole family involved. And with a little creativity, they can be just as stylish and impressive as any store-bought costume. For kids, DIY costumes offer the opportunity to be anyone or anything they want to be. So whether they’re dreaming of being Bob Ross or a martian, there’s a DIY costume that will let them bring their vision to life. For adults, making your own costume provides an opportunity to unleash creativity, and you’ll be sure to get way more compliments! Here are some of my favorite DIY Halloween costumes for kids:


With a little help from an adult, even the littlest princess can transform into royalty with a DIY costume. A simple white dress can be embellished with lace, sequins, and feathers to create a stunning gown fit for a princess. Add a tiara and some sparkly shoes, and your little one will be ready to trick-or-treat in style. Click here for some great ideas for DIY princess costumes from Country Living.


Every kid wants to feel like a superhero on Halloween, and with a DIY costume, they can! Start with a basic bodysuit in their favorite color, then add some felt or fabric details to create a unique costume that’s all their own. Add some face paint or a mask, and they’ll be ready to take on any villain that comes their way. Click here to see examples of DIY Superhero costumes from The Spruce Crafts.


Roar! Your little one can become their favorite prehistoric creature with this easy DIY costume. Start with a green bodysuit, then add some scale details using felt or fabric. Don’t forget the tail! To really bring the costume to life, add some face paint or props like cardboard dinosaur claws. Check out these adorable DIY dinosaur costumes from Good Housekeeping.

Star Wars

Kids love dressing up as their favorite characters from the movies, and there’s no shortage of options when it comes to Star Wars costumes. Choose their favorite character, then add some DIY details to create a unique and impressive costume. Add a lightsaber or blaster for an authentic touch, and your kid will be ready. Check out this post from Frugal Fun for Boys and Girls for tutorials on DIY Star Wars Costumes.

These are just a few of the many great DIY costumes that you and your family can enjoy on Halloween. And when your costume is done, check out our Halloween projects like this Spooky Lantern and Mask. With a little creativity, the possibilities are endless! So get creative and have fun! Happy Halloween!

What are your favorite DIY Halloween costumes? Share in the comments below!