10 Easy and Creative Halloween Costume Ideas for Kids Better Than Buying



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Are you rolling your head thinking about a Halloween costume for your kids? To buy or not to buy? Of course, you do have the option of renting a costume but then there’s your little one standing next to the Bumble Bee costume with a sullen face that screams no.

Worry not, let us inspire you with these 10 creative Halloween costumes that you can do at home with little to no effort! And you get to make precious memories building a costume together! That’s a 2 for 1 deal!

1. Dragon

Items Needed: Cloth, sweatshirt, hanger

Easy and Creative Halloween Costume Ideas for Kids Better Than Buying - Dragon
Photo credits Tried and True

Apparently, hard scales are not mandatory for transforming into the mythical dragon, soft sweatshirts will do just as well too! You can find out the details on how to make the dragon costume for your little fire-breathers at Tried & True.

2. Unicorn

Items Needed: Fake hair, hair spray, hand cuffs, leg warmers, hot glue gun

Easy and Creative Halloween Costume Ideas for Kids Better Than Buying - Unicorn
Photo credits Costume Works

Another mythical creature you can go for, especially if you have very little time, is this unicorn. Find out how the creator of this costume put it together at Costume Works.

3. Cotton Candy

Items Needed: Cotton, paint, wig, adhesive spray

Easy and Creative Halloween Costume Ideas for Kids Better Than Buying - Cotton Candy
Photo credits Costume Works

A whole lot of cotton, glue and paint, you could transform your little tots into an adorable sweet treat! You can get the details on Costume Works.

4. Potted Plant

Items Needed: Paint, shirt and pants, artificial plant, pot

Easy and Creative Halloween Costume Ideas for Kids Better Than Buying - Potted Plant
Photo credits DIYDekoideen

Dye your little kiddie's clothes brown, strap on a pot and pull over a hat glued with an artificial plant on their head, and voila, you've got your very own moving live plant! You can get more such novel ideas (a washing machine maybe?) from DIYdekoideen. It's a German site but the pictures are quite enough to give you an idea on how to craft the costume.

5. Rocketship

Items Needed: Cardboard box, scissors, ribbon, marker, tape

Easy and Creative Halloween Costume Ideas for Kids Better Than Buying - Rocketship
Photo credits diy network

Turn a wagon into a vehicle for your little astronauts and make it a part of their costume. This way you can transport them in the spacecraft when they tired! Find out how at diy network.  

6. Wind-up Doll

Items Needed: Utility knife, glue, cardboard, paint

Easy and Creative Halloween Costume Ideas for Kids Better Than Buying - Wind-up Doll
Photo credits diy network

Literally all you have to do is cut out a key from a cardboard and attach it to a vintage dress to transform your little girls into little wind-up dolls. It’s adorable and most importantly, almost no time to make. You can get a more detailed how-to at diy network.

7. Zeus

Items Needed: White sheet, cotton balls, paper

Easy and Creative Halloween Costume Ideas for Kids Better Than Buying - Zeus
Photo credits Cyndi Monaghan/getty images via Woman’s Day

Why be a measly human when you can be a grandiose god? Wrap a white sheet around your little kiddo, stick a bunch of cotton balls together in a shape of a beard and attach it to their fact with a band, and equip them with a thunder weapon (or a cardboard shaped like a thunder would do)!

8. Little Cloud

Items Needed: Pillow stuffing, balloons, flour, water, paper

Easy and Creative Halloween Costume Ideas for Kids Better Than Buying - Little Cloud
Photo credits Oh Happy Day

Oh, all the things you can do with pillow stuffing! If Cotton Candy is a little too sweet for your taste how about a fluffy little cloud? Oh Happy Day teaches you how to bring the cloud alive for your little fluffs.

9. Frankenstein

Items Needed: Cardboard, paper, utility blade, paint, hot glue gun

Easy and Creative Halloween Costume Ideas for Kids Better Than Buying - Frankenstein
Photo credits Zygote Brown Designs

If your little ones are more inclines towards monsters then they might like this Frankenstein costume by Zygot Brown Designs. They even show you how to make a giant robotic hand!

10. Little Sheep

Items Needed: Hooded shirt, cotton balls, black tights and shirt, glue gun 

Easy and Creative Halloween Costume Ideas for Kids Better Than Buying - Little Sheep
Photo credits modest effort mama

You can make a team work out of this with your little tots by getting them to stick the cotton balls to the black shirt to make a little sheep out of it. (via modest effort mama)

 






This article is prepared by

Malini Pannirselvam
Dedicated writer by day, avid reader by night, language fanatic all the time, and aunt to nieces and nephews every day

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2 comments


  • Flame_Girl53

    i wish i had one of those!!


  • Flame_Girl53

    so cute!!!!!


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