Discover: 30 Quick DIY Halloween Costumes For Kids

October has arrived and it’s almost time to costume up the kids and get out for trick-or-treating! But, it doesn’t have to take tons of time, supplies, a sewing machine, or expensive shopping trips to have the best costumes on the block.

We scoured the webs to find 30 of our favorite easy, inexpensive, or upcycled DIY kids’ Halloween costumes – babies, toddlers, older kids – they’re all accounted for. With just a little imagination, an inspired idea, and a sweep of your closets and home supplies, it IS possible to make a quick costume your kids will adore and you won’t have to break a sweat over…

Looking for fresh October craft ideas to try with your kids this year? We’ve got you covered with this list of totally original Halloween kids crafts!

Adorable and Easy Halloween Costumes for Babies

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Circus Lion Stroller Costume via Style Me Pretty

Paddington Bear via Instagram

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Rosie the Riveter via Instagram 

Risky Business Baby via Babyology

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Where’s Waldo Family Costume via Say Yes

Presidential Candidates with Secret Service Carriers via Parents

Cute Handmade Halloween Costumes for Toddlers

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Bluebird via Martha Stewart

Candy Corn via The Mom Creative

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Lumberjack via The Hills Are Alive

DIY Madeline Costume via He and I 

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Peter Pan via Babble

Garden Gnomes via Better Homes & Gardens 

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Max from Where the Wild Things Are via Tell Love and Party

White Swan via Kelli Murray

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No-Sew Pineapple via Delia Creates

Toddler Taco via Wayfarer Family

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Ferris and Cameron from Ferris Bueller’s Day Off via Skirt as Top

Clever DIY Costumes for Kids

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Raining Cats & Dogs via Real Simple

Weatherman in a Hurricane via Costume Works

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Dragon via Hello, Wonderful

Carmen Miranda via Oh Happy Day

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Moth via Oh Happy Day

Spaceman via Oh Happy Day

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Indiana Jones via DecoPeques

Dr. Who via Modern Kiddo

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Fried Egg via My Poppet

Sushi via Mayuk Blog

Looking for more last-minute Halloween makes? Find a genius themed costume for the whole family, skip the sharp tools and try one of thes fun no-carve pumpkins with your kids this year, or settle in for a night of classic family Halloween movies with perfect craft pairings!

And if you’re a Pinterest user you can’t miss our Halloween crafts + food, kids DIY Halloween costumes, and autumn fun boards!

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Amanda E.
With a passion for cultivating imagination, Amanda aims to help kids and families discover their creative potential through art, play, adventure, activism, conservancy, and community. Amanda has a background in graphic design, environmental design, and art curation. When not playing with ideas and designs for barley & birch, she enjoys working in freelance design, art, and illustration.

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