32 Free Costume Patterns for Kids

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Use one of these free costume patterns to make a fabulous Halloween costume! The costumes are printable PDF patterns that come in either one or multiple sizes.

I love Halloween and all the fun costume possibilities! My kids come up with some many fun and unique ideas that I always have to make DIY costumes to make them happy. This list of free costume patterns is a great place to start when looking for costume ideas!

free costume sewing patterns

Some of these costume patterns come in one size, and some come in multiple sizes. All of them have a PDF pattern to download and print off. Some of them are full costumes and some of them are pieces that can be added to items you already have in your house.

Just show this list to your kids and let them choose one to make your life a little bit easier when it comes to making a handmade Halloween costume. Some of the patterns at the very end are $1, but I noted it in the description. They are good enough to include in this list!

free cat ear sewing pattern

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Free Cloak Sewing Pattern

What is a PDF sewing pattern?

A PDF pattern is a sewing pattern designed on the computer and organized so that it can be printed on several letter or A4 size pieces of paper.

I love using PDF sewing patterns because if the pattern gets ruined or if my children or I changed sizes, I can always print it again. It’ll never be destroyed since I have a digital version!

How do you use a PDF sewing pattern?

Open the PDF on a computer and click print. When printing make sure that the scaling is set to 100% or no scaling so that the pattern prints at the correct size.

Once the pattern is printed it can be taped together to get the full size. Then the pattern can be cut for each pattern piece size or individual sizes can be traced so that the pattern can be used again and again. Learn how to use PDF sewing patterns.

Check out all these free PDF sewing patterns!

free costume robe sewing pattern

Why Make DIY Costumes?

I love to make DIY costumes for my kids for lots of different reasons. I love that I can make something unique that they want and that they’ll love. We live in a cold area so I always have to plan costumes to be warm so that they don’t have to wear a jacket or coat over it.

I almost always save money by reusing fabric and clothing from my stash and around our home, and I have found that reusing clothing saves me time.

Homemade DIY costumes use stronger and more durable fabric that will last through months and years of dress up and play time. I love that the costumes will last longer than one night of trick-or-treating.

25 Free Costume Patterns for Kids

If you make something using this sewing project, I’d love to see! Please share it on social media with the hashtag #heatherhandmade and tag me!

free costume patterns for kids
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I believe small sewing moments can create great joy. Find your own “right” way to sew. -Heather

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