33 of the Best DIY Kid Halloween Costumes

Halloween is my favorite! Candy and DIY costumes… what is not to love? A few years ago, I accidentally made my baby 6 Halloween costumes. That’s how much I love making DIY costumes! Here’s a list of 33 cute DIY kid Halloween costumes to get everyone in the Halloween spirit!

33 Cute DIY Kid Costumes

Easy Cardboard Costumes for Kids

DIY Cardboard costumes are my favorite for a lot of reasons, one of those being the costume material is free! Put those Amazon boxes to good use and turn them into everything rom tractors to trains to chocolate chip cookies! Don’t miss this post for more DIY cardboard costumes.

1. LEGO Costume

Do you have a LEGO lover in your house? All you need is cardboard, plastic cups, spray paint, and a hot glue gun to make family LEGO costumes! See the complete DIY LEGO costume tutorial at C.R.A.F.T.

2. Thread and needle

This Halloween costume is sew cute! Amy turned an old lampshade into the most adorable needle and thread you’ve ever seen! The “yarn” is old t-shirts cut into strips. See the full DIY needle and thread costume on C.R.A.F.T.

DIY needle and thread costume

3. Raisin Box Costume

If you have a raisin lover on your hands, this DIY cardboard box costume is perfect!  Best part? All you need is a box, paint, red bonnet and a basket! Oringially from Bear Rabbit Bear.

DIY Raisin box costume

4. Chocolate chip cookie

If you need a last minute costume, this DIY chocolate chip cookie costume is easy! All you need is a cardboard box, pant, and black ribbon. Don’t forget the milk candy bag! Find the detailed DIY cookie costume tutorial at C.R.A.F.T.


How to make a chocolate chip cookie costume

Halloween Costumes for Toddlers

Any of the DIY costume ideas on this list could be made for toddlers, but the following ideas can only be used for toddlers because they utilize a diaper box. An older child can not fit in a diaper box, but you could certainly use a larger box to accommodate an older child.

5. Tractor

If you’re on the hunt for a toddler costume, this DIY tractor is a winner! Turn a diaper box into a tractor and add a little cowboy or cowgirl with a plaid top and denim pants. See the step by step for this easy cardboard box turned tractor costume at C.R.A.F.T.


DIY tractor costume

6. Toddler train costume

Turn a diaper box into a choo choo train for your toddler. The diaper box train costume works best for kids ages 2-4. Check out this post for the complete cardboard box turned train tutorial.
Cardboard box train costume

DIY Food Costumes for Kids

The chocolate chip costume above doubles as a DIY food costume plus an easy cardboard costume for kids! This  DIY food costume lists also includes a cheeseburger and my personal favorite, an organic carrot costume.

7. Cheeseburger

Who doesn’t love a cheeseburger?  Check out the complete cheeseburger Halloween costume tutorial on C.R.A.F.T. Whip up a DIY french fry costume and a ketchup for a family trio.


DIY baby hamburger costume

8. Organic carrot

A carrot a day keep the Dr. away, or is that an apple? Either way, this organic carrot costume is scrumptious! See the complete DIY carrot Halloween costume tutorial.
Homemade halloween costumes for babies: DIY carrot costume!

9. Candy Corn

Candy corn is typically a love it or hate it candy, but there is no denying that this DIY candy corn costume is adorable! Hop on over to Dukes & Duchess for this candy corn costume tutorial greatness.

DIY Candy Corn Costume

10. Pineapple

I mean that pineapple topper hat is the best! How about a whole family of fruit? Get the complete pineapple costume tutorial at Delia Creates
DIY Kid Halloween Costume Ideas

11. Morton Salt Girl

This might be the best toddler Halloween costumes idea! My friend, Taylor, crafted her little girl the cutest Morton salt girl costume! Check out Taylormade Creates for the complete tutorial.
DIY Morton salt costume

12. Slurpees

Slurpees are always a good idea and how cute to be twin slurpees with your bestie? Get the DIY slurpee costume tutorial at Crap I’ve Made.


homemade kids halloween costume ideas

13. Colonel Sanders

Hollie turned her toddler into the cutest Colonel Sanders you’ve ever seen complete with an extra large bucket of fried chicken from Kentucky Fried Chicken.

Halloween costumes 2019

DIY Animal costumes for kids

If you have your heart set on an animal DIY Halloween costume, don’t miss this list of 37 DIY animal costumes for kids and adults. Below are a few of my favorite DIY animal costumes.

14. DIY Flamingo costume

All you need for this adorable flamingo costume is a few pink boas and a sheet of pink felt.


Flamingo costume DIY

15. Peacock

This peacock costume is spectacular! Find the peacock costume details on Creatively Christy.

16. Bee and a bee keeper

Looking for a parent/kid costume combo? How about a bee and a bee keeper?
DIY Halloween costumes

17. Fish and Shark

Cut out a shark shape from cardboard and add arm straps for a DIY shark costume! Of course you’ll need a few fishy friends to trick or treat with you. More DIY shark costume details on C.R.A.F.T.

DIY Fish and shark costumes

18. Panda

Everyone loves a panda bear! Use a few pieces of scrap felt and fabric to make this simple panda costume. Get the easy DIY panda bear costume details on C.R.A.F.T.
DIY Panda bear baby Halloween costume

Handmade Movie & Book Costumes

19. DIY Troll Costume

How cute is this tiny Troll? All you need is a tan onesie, tan tights, and hair dye to turn any kiddo into a DIY troll!

DIY Troll costume

20. Regina from Mean Girls

Miranda turned her cute kiddo into Regina from Mean Girls at the prom.


DIY Mean Girls costume

21. Wizard of Oz

Megan turned her adorable crew into Dorothy, Tin Man, Scarecrow and a Lion from Wizard of Oz.


Wizard of oz costumes diy

22. DIY Wizard of Oz costumes

I love the addition of the cardboard yellow brick road costume and mom as wicked witch of the west in this DIY Wizard of Oz family costume.


DIY Wizard of Oz costumes

23. Where’s Waldo

Where’s Waldo works for the whole family! I love that you can buy the red and white striped t-shirts and where them again and again. See the complete DIY Where’s Waldo costume tutorial at C.R.A.F.T.
Where's Waldo! Group Halloween costume ideas

24. Willy Wonka costumes

Find all of the DIY Willy Wonka kid costumes details on C.R.A.F.T.


Willy wonka family costumes

25. Bob Ross

If your child loves art, inspire their inner Bob Ross with a giant curly wig and a cardboard paint palette. For all of the DIY Bob Ross costume details check out C.R.A.F.T.
DIY Baby Bob Ross costume

26. Doug

My high school friend, Kim, turned her adorable son into Doug from the beloved 90’s cartoon on Nickelodeon. Side note: Can you believe that Doug premiered 28 years ago in 1991?


Doug Costume

27. Snow White and the 7 Dwarfs

How cute is Snow White and her seven dwarfs? These costumes are combination of store bought and DIY. For more details check out C.R.A.F.T.
Snow white family costume

28. Dwight

I couldn’t love this Dwight costume more! My friend, Katie, of Sweet Rose Studio, turned her son into the best Dwight I’ve ever seen. All you need is a yellow button down shirt, striped tie, slacks, glasses, and you must part your hair down the middle!


Dwight Schrute Costume

29. Dumb and Dumber Costumes

Hollie made the Mutt Cutts van out of a giant stuffed teddy bear purchased from Costco. She wrapped a cozy coupe car in the fur form the teddy bear and secured with a hot glue gun. Impressive! She purchased the orange tuxedo from Amazon.


Dumb and Dumber costumes

30. Little Mermaid

Aerial was my favorite Disney character as a child! Petit a Petit crafted this gorgeous mermaid skirt full of shimmer and  layers of tulle semi circles.


DIY Mermaid costume

31. Magic School Bus costumes

Ms. Frizzle and Liz lizard could not be cuter! Add a cardboard Magic School Bus cut out to a wagon for extra points.


Ms Frizzle costume

32. Minecraft

Do you have a Mine Craft lover in the house? This awesomeDIY Minecraft costume is from Morena’s Corner.
DIY Kid Halloween Costume Ideas


33. DIY Flower costume

This is not exactly a video game, but it is the cutest little flower in the history of ever. This costume is perfect for a tot or an adult! All you need to make this flower costume is a green dress and colorful foam sheets!


DIY Flower costume


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