Enjoy this list of DIY costume ideas that are perfect for Halloween or just playing dress up. My kids never need an excuse to imagine, play, and dress up.
I love Halloween, and I love making costumes. I’ve made costumes for my kids every single year, but only some of those years had actual tutorials to follow. Here’s a list of all the DIY costume ideas I’ve made that you can also make!
Some are sewn and some are no-sew. Some are classic Halloween characters and some are characters from books or movies. If you just want to start with a pattern instead of making it up, you can use one of these free costume patterns!
Make a fun mermaid costume that is sparkly and fun! It's great for warm or cold weather!
Wear regular clothes and then make some pirate costume accessories to finish it off!
This Vampire costume is scary and easy! Make the cape and match it with clothing in your closet.
These DIY felt wings are great addition to any costume. Turn a dinosaur into a dragon or a black outfit into a bat.
Ghost costumes are popular at Halloween but the sheet always fall off. Use this ghost idea instead for a much better and easier costume!
Be a witch with this fantastic spider web skirt! It's made out of felt so it's really easy to sew!
Magical creatures are just so fun, and the rainbow colors make this costume so fun! Add the horn, ears, and wings with a free sewing pattern.
One of the easiest costumes ever is a werewolf costume. Wear regular clothes and add some faux fur!
I've never seen a skeleton mermaid before, but I came up with the idea for my daughter and I just love it. It's a refashioned dress with added iron-on vinyl.
Make summer dreams come true with this marshmallow roasting on a stick. You can buy the brown clothes and add the fire and the marshmallow.
If you have book lovers in your house, a Harry Potter costume is the best. You could even choose a different house or character instead of Harry Potter!
For a warm costume make a bunny costume and add ducky from Toy Story 4. This would be even easier by starting with blue pants and a blue sweatshirt!
I love this no-sew costume because Duke Caboom is the best character. The mustache is optional!
Make the lovely and strong Bo Peep into an easy and cute costume! Just turn a dress into a simple romper!