18+ Creative DIY Halloween Costumes

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Halloween is the perfect time to let your imagination run wild. You can be your favorite character from a movie, book, or video game. You could be Harry Potter, a cactus, a jellyfish or even a pineapple. Store bought costumes are convenient but handmade costumes are fun and creative and they can save you money. If you aren’t sure how to get started grab your scissors and your glue gun and check out these easy and creative DIY Halloween Costumes for the whole family.

Boo from Monsters Inc Costume

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After being told that Aren looked like Boo thanks to her short brown hair and bangs, we decided she should dress up as Boo for Halloween! Some pigtails, an oversized pink shirt, purple leggings and socks were all we needed to make her costume happen.

Of course, Rowen needed to be a Monsters Inc character too, but he was only 4 months old so we just got him a Mike onesie from an Etsy shop.

DIY Harry Potter Costume Accessories (from Julie Measures)

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Harry Potter costumes have been a favorite for years and the fad doesn’t appear to be ending any time soon. Make your own wand and broom with this easy tutorial.

DIY Toy Story Bo Peep Costume (from Simplify Create Inspire)

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This inexpensive and simple to create Toy Story 4 costume ended up being a total hit. This super cute Toy Story Bo Peep costume is easy to put together at home.

Doll in a Box Costume (from Crafts by Amanda)

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We know you get a lot of boxes from Amazon. Recycle some into this cute and totally customizable “Doll in a Box” costume.

DIY Wrecking Ball Costume (from Scratch and Stitch)

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Construction loving kids will love driving their own working wrecking ball crane. A pumpkin treat bucket is used as the wrecking ball, making this DIY Halloween costume perfect for trick-or-treating.

Stick Figure Halloween Costume (from MoneyWise Moms)

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Great for any age! This Stick Figure Costume is easy to DIY with just a few materials.

DIY Ghost Costume (from Handmade Heather)

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Go beyond the simple sheet over the head and make this frighting yet comfortable ghost Halloween costume.

Mario and Princess Peach DIY Costume (from Huckleberry Life)

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Add a few handmade touches to a storebought princess outfit and a pair of overalls for a fun Mario and Princess Peach couples or brother/sister costume.

Pixar’s UP Family Costume (from But First Joy)

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If you’re looking for easy and cute family costumes to throw together at the last minute, check out this Pixar UP costume tutorial!

Jellyfish Costume (from Press Print Party)

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Head under the sea with this DIY jellyfish costume that’s perfect for any age.

Luna Lovegood Costume (from Artsy Fartsy Mama)

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Accio costume! Whether you’re a wizard or a muggle, this Luna Lovegood costume is perfect for Halloween or cosplay!

Head in a Jar Costume (from Chaotically Yours)

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People will lose their minds when they see you in this DIY Headless Man costume! Super easy and super impressive, you can find most items you need at your local thrift store!

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Easy No-Sew Peter Pan’s Shadow Costume (from Tikkido)

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Add a few easy-to-make accessories to a black morphsuit for an easy Peter Pan’s Shadow costume.

Pineapple Costume (from The Diary of a Debutante)

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You can make this adorable DIY pineapple costume for less than $5 – and there’s no sewing required! Just add a pineapple crown to a yellow outfit and you’re ready to go.

If you’re expecting, you’ll want to check out these awesome pregnancy Halloween costume ideas!

Infant Cactus Costume (from Happiest Camper)

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This baby cactus is the cutest Halloween costume ever!  It is super easy to make too. This adorable cactus costume was made from felt and yarn with the help of a glue gun.

Nancy Drew Costume (from Jules Buono)

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Nancy Drew’s style is classic, vintage, preppy, feminine and Americana — all elements I love to incorporate in my own style. Nancy Drew makes for the perfect literary Halloween costume for classy women because you can pull from your own closet and/or re-use the component pieces you purchase.

In-N-Out Burger Group Costume (from Lovely Indeed)

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That’s what a hamburger’s all about! Try a group In-N-Out Burger costume this Halloween and take it up a notch.

Family Firefighter Costume and Accessories (from Prep and Shine)

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One year, my son wanted to be a firefighter. So I took it upon myself to build upon this and make the firefighter costume theme for the family.

Last-minute Mummy Costume (from Red Ted Art)

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If you are NOT prepared, then costume ideas like this Mummy Costume should come in handy. It’s quick and easy, as well as very inexpensive to make.

Pin these DIY Halloween Costumes to Pinterest to save them for later.

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