Check out this list of Halloween costumes for kids, All Hallows' Eve is fast approaching! Left it to the last minute? Don't worry, I've got you. We're all busy… the easier the costume, the better right?!
As I make more costumes for my own children, I keep adding to this list. We're up to 28 costumes however I have at least 3 more that I need to write up for you! I'll be sure to update this post again. For inspirational purposes, be sure to keep in mind that many of these costumes would suit babies, boys, girls and even adults.
This looks amazing, take a close look – it would be so simple to recreate. Such a clever, quick costume from Melissa at Winter Daisy.
How adorable is bub in this cow costume, I love the hat! Ashley at Make It & Love It gives you the tutorial on how to make this costume.
I love that this lights up! You can use gift wrap ribbon, crepe paper or regular ribbon and trims. Catch the tutorial at Almost the Real Thing.
If there are balloons involved, I'm going to love it. I really want to try this one for myself! Via Pinterest.
Megan at Do It Yourself Divas has a DIY tutorial on how you can make this adorable little costume quickly and easily, even the day before! Perfect for the little ones and the older ones too!
This would make a cute costume for all ages. Modest Effort Mama gets out her hot glue gun and a lot of cotton balls!
As Kimbo from A Girl and a Glue Gun describes this costume… it's for those who don't really want to dress up yet still have to! She creates the spiders and prints them onto temporary tattoo paper. I think my kids will be covered in temporary tattoos now I know that this is a thing! If you need a more in-depth tutorial on printing on your home inkjet, check out this printing temporary tattoos tutorial on Instructables.
When my son told me that he wanted a kid's biker costume for Halloween, I instantly went dreamy-eyed thinking of Jax Teller. Of course, I encouraged the making of a Sons of Anarchy costume! You will find my tutorial on the Sons of Anarchy (G-Rated version) costume here.
Now this would suit me to a tee. So simple and easy plus kids have heaps of stuffed toys laying around! Michelle at Crafty Morning gives a quick rundown on how she did it.
Oh my! Words just escape me on this adorable aerobics instructor… sweatbands and lycra are the winning combination to any costume as far as I'm concerned! Via Pinterest.
Cute licenced condiment twinsees! Licensed Ketchup & Mustard costumes available from Buzz Bear Studio
This is a great one for bubs and bigs kids too if you're stuck on time! Ashley at Make It & Love It whips this costume up in less than an hour.
Give them all a giggle with this fun Captain Underpants costume, you'll find the DIY from Jessica at The Mom Creative.
Anything Frida Kahlo and I'm in! Jordan from Oh Happy Day put together three last-minute artist costumes including Frida, Andy Warhol and Vincent Van Gogh.
Now what kid wouldn't want to wear a (clean) toilet seat on their head??! Check out some Harry Potter inspiration at Kate Johns Musings.
This is monochrome cool for sure. So easy, just put some tape on black clothing for the skeleton. Then either paint or cover a cardboard box in coloured paper. Via Pinterest.
This DIY Dog Man costume is one of my creations and it's great for older boys. It was incredibly easy and last minute. Most of the items I had laying around the house and the other items are fairly easy to get hold of. You'll find my tutorial on how I made a Dog Man costume here.
This is another quick and easy DIY costume, you may even have most of it around the house already. Check it out on Seeker of Happiness. If you're after a hat to make for your cat, use some card or try this cute tutorial over on Party Delights.
Oh my boys loved Curious George as little ones! What a cutie with his pet monkey too. Check out Haute Apple Pie for how it's done.
I made this Bingo costume for my son for Book Week. It was an easy one to whip up at home. The mask was key and is also available (for free) in a Bluey version. You could adjust the design for Bluey or a sibling costume set. Find my tutorial (along with the link to the mask) for how to make a homemade Bluey costume here.
I love the idea of getting everyone involved. Sometimes for the wee little ones (when they're stuck in things like strollers), it's just easier to work with what you've got! Via Pinterest
How cute is this bub?! Just stick a couple of felt vegetable shapes to a baby beanie. Even try these Duktig toys from IKEA which I know many people have! I'm sure your local Subway would give you a couple of extra sheets, especially if you send them a pic! Via Pinterest.
Forget leaving things to the day before, this costume from Maggie Woodley of Party Delights is quick and easy enough for the morning of!
It's difficult to find things for older boys who still want to dress up, this is simple and not childish. Alicia at Zygote Brown Designs has the template and instructions.
The face painting for this costume is quite simple… what girl doesn't own a tutu?! Via Pinterest.
How chic does this costume look? I love it! Delia from Delia Creates has the DIY tutorial, check out the apple version she also made.
I've seen a few of these Froot Loops costumes but this one from Kelly from Studio DIY is one of my favourites. I also like the idea of attaching some Froot Loops to a hat or beanie.
Definitely one of the cheaper costumes… a packet of purple balloons and some felt and you're good to go. Via Lovin Dublin.
I hope you've found some Halloween costume inspiration for your kids. I let my five-year-old loose on Pinterest and now we need to narrow down the costume ideas! I'd love to see your costumes, tag me @avisualmerriment on Insta or Facebook.
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