Fun Homemade Halloween Costume Tutorials.
Halloween is right around the corner! If you have kids, I’m sure they’re getting more and more excited as it gets closer, and are already thinking up their dream costumes. Nowadays, it’s easier than ever to find fun, unique costumes to buy. Unfortunately, costumes can still be very expensive, especially if you’re purchasing them for more than one child. Instead, how about making your own costumes? It costs a lot less and allows you to create a one-of-a-kind costume that is exactly what your child is looking for! Save money and have a memorable Halloween with these 15 Frugal DIY Halloween Costumes!
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Not that great at sewing? Don’t worry; several of these costumes only require basic sewing skills, or in some cases, no sewing skills at all!
15 Frugal DIY Halloween Costumes
- Start with an idea. I think it is easier to start with an idea of the kind of costume you want to make and then find ways to build it. Think of things your child loves to do, play, watch, read, etc. Then build an idea off of that.
- The simpler, the better. Costumes are only worn for a few hours and then shoved in the back of the closet or thrown out. At my house, they are put in the dress-up bin and played with throughout the year, but not all kids like to play dress-up. Either way, they don’t have to be so elaborate or well constructed because they really only have to last for one day.
- Think about the weather. Halloween night can be chilly, depending on where you live, so think about the under clothes that will need to be layered underneath. Or create the costume out of warm clothes, so kids don’t have to wear coats over their costumes.
1. DIY Mermaid Costume
Isn’t this adorable? Some mermaid costumes require you to sew every scale on, but this one takes a much easier, creative approach. Follow The Hair Bow Company’s tutorial on how to make your own pretty mermaid costume!
2. DIY Batman Costume
A Batman costume is a Halloween classic! Make your child into a superhero with Peek-a-boo Pages’ DIY Batman costume tutorial!
3. DIY Olaf Costume
It’s been almost 2 years since Frozen came out, and kids are still crazy about it. If your kid is like that, then they’d probably love to be Olaf for Halloween! Check out Crazy Little Projects’ easy no-sew DIY Olaf costume tutorial!
4. DIY Lego Costume
The Lego Movie was another movie that was a big hit with kids. And even if your kid doesn’t love the Lego movies, they probably love the Lego toys! Make your Lego fan the perfect costume with Wine and Glue’s easy no-sew DIY Lego costume tutorial!
5. DIY Bat Costume
This costume is simple and easy to make but so fun! Alpha Mom explains how to easily put together your own easy DIY bat costume!
6. DIY Butterfly Costume
Does your child want to be a pretty butterfly for Halloween? Then you’ve got to make them this easy no-sew costume! Follow Lia Griffith’s tutorial to make your own no-sew DIY butterfly costume!
7. DIY Skeleton Costume
If you’re looking for a comfy Halloween costume for your child, this one is perfect! Using regular clothes as a base, Blog a la Cart shows how to easily put together a DIY skeleton costume!
8. DIY Cat Costume
Isn’t this a cute costume? You’ll never find one like this in a costume store (at least not at a reasonable price)! Follow 5 Minutes for Mom’s tutorial to make your own cute DIY cat costume!
9. DIY Snail Costume
This DIY Halloween costume is so cute and very unique! Oh Happy Day explains how to put together this cute DIY snail costume!
10. DIY Shark Costume
This is such a fun costume! If your child likes sharks or just thinks it’d be fun to be one, then you’ve got to try this sweatshirt-based costume! Follow Make It & Love Its tutorial to make your child their own fun DIY shark costume!
11. DIY No-Sew Unicorn
This costume is super simple to make and requires NO sewing! A hot glue gun, yarn, felt, and a few other things, and you can have an adorable and one-of-a-kind unicorn costume! Check out the steps from Craftaholics Anonymous.
Create your very own minion costume to spread laughter everywhere you go! Check out the steps on Craftaholics Anonymous to see how to create this costume.
13. Box of Crayons
Turn your child into a box of crayons! This costume looks relatively simple to make and is perfect for any artist in your home. Check out Costume Works for thousands of costume ideas!
14. Anna from Frozen
Sew Can She has the free pattern to sew a homemade Anna costume! She even has one for Elsa too!
Check out this simple cellphone box costume! So easy to make, and I bet you have almost everything at home already! The Soccer Mom Blog has the idea.
Do you make your own frugal DIY Halloween costumes?
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