21 Do-It-Yourself Halloween Costumes for Kids

It’s that time of year again. School is back in session, the weather is cooling off, the leaves aren’t such a bright shade of green anymore, the grass isn’t growing as quickly (thank you, Mother Nature!)…and it’s time to get the kids’ Halloween costumes planned. If you make your own costumes, it’s time to get started!

Now, I don’t know about you, but sewing machines scare me. I bought one for myself years ago, convinced I was going to become a Martha Stewart wannabe who made everything by hand. I literally looked at the instructions once, put them back in the box, and the machine then sat in my closet for NINE years before I finally accepted the fact that I was never going to learn to thread a bobbin and I gave it away. Needless to say, when my kids were younger and Halloween came around, I could DIY with the best of them, as long as sewing machines were not involved. I like my projects to be quick, cheap, and simple.

Looking around the interwebs at handmade costumes, I decided to compile a list of some of the cutest, easiest, and cheapest tutorials I could find. Here are 21 costumes I think you’ll enjoy. If you have any of your own tutorials, please feel free to drop a link in the comments! The more, the merrier. I love seeing the costumes, but also all the smiling kiddos.

Take care and be kind to one another! <3

21 DIY Halloween Costumes for Kids

Frankenstein | Crafts by Amanda
Construction Worker | Making of a Mom
Bumble Bee | Creative Green Living
Cookie Monster | Life is Sweeter by Design
Greek Goddess | Uncommon Designs
Skeleton | Freshly Completed
Pokemon Go Bellossom | Tikkido
Despicable Me Stuart Minion | Cucicucicoo
Lumberjack | Little Inspiration
Pokemon Team Rocket Grunt | Joy’s Life
Little Artist | Lines Across
Hot Air Balloon | Aww, Sam
Rainbow (with Video!) | Smitha Katti
Bucket of Popcorn | Make It & Love It
Teenage Mutant Ninja Turtle | Crafts by Courtney
Minecraft Steve | Morena’s Corner
Star Trek | Tried & True
Jellyfish | Giggles Galore
Jack Sparrow | The Country Chic Cottage
Mega Bloks | Raising Whasians
Monsters University PNK Sorority Girl | Club Chica Circle