Have you found the best Halloween kid costume for this year’s party? If the answer is no, take a look at our 54 proposals and choose now.
Whether you or your child has changed your mind about your initial Halloween costume, or you’re not thinking about any costume ideas until now, don’t worry – you’ll be fine. With limited time and supplies, you just need to get creative with what you have. And you know what? Sometimes homemade costumes look better than their in-store counterparts.
You will find that most of the supplies are already around your house and if not, a quick trip to the craft store can help! Involve your child in the costume making process; it might take longer, but it will be a good memory for both of you. After all, that’s not what holidays are!
1. Halloween child costume: Owl
Owls are great for Halloween, but making an owl costume can be tricky.
Materials: Light brown, dark brown and gold felt
Time: about 2 hours, or more if you are not used to making with felt
2. Wind-up doll costume for the Halloween party
You see a lot of Barbie dolls around Halloween, but when was the last time you saw a wind-up doll??
Supplies: cereal box, cardboard tube, gold spray paint
Time: 1 hour (easy go on makeup for kids)
3. Pizza costume
Dressing up as food is really fun, and these costumes are usually recognizable without much effort. And one of the easiest of them is the pizza costume!
Supplies: brown / beige thick fabric, felt / foam / thick fabric in various colors
Time: about an hour
4. Wyldstyle Lego Movie Costume
If your kid is a fan of the Lego movie, then this is the perfect last minute costume for them! Channel Wyldstyle’s attitude with a DIY costume will leave no doubt who your child is!
Supplies: Black hooded sweatshirt, pink and blue tape, chalk in pink and blue
Duration: 30 minutes
5. Bird costume
One of the best parts of making a costume on your own ends with a gorgeous creation, much like this bird costume. You can use any combination of colors. Just take the paintings and match them well.
Supplies: paints, thick fabrics, felt sheets in several colors, ribbon
Time: 2-3 hours; doing it in a group will take less time!
6. Halloween child costume: Bee
Cut strips of black t-shirt and hand sew a long stitch, pull to ruffle, pin the shirt and machine sew. A simple set of antennas is made by drilling two holes in a black headband using the drill and a black pipe, twisted and with yellow painted foam balls.
Supplies: Yellow sweatshirt, black felt, black pipe cleaners and pom poms, black headband
Time: 1 hour
7. Like the Minions
You can’t help it, the madness around minions is still going on! If your kids are in this phase then these minion costumes are perfect.
Supplies: Yellow hooded sweatshirt, denim overalls, plain glasses, black pipe cleaners, black shoes
Time: Less than an hour for the basic costume.
8. Bearded man
Ok, this bearded man costume has to be the easiest costume to make! And the best part is you can customize this bearded man to be anything – a lumberjack, a fucker, a farmer – anything!
Supplies: light and dark brown felt
Time: about an hour
9. Cardboard emoji
What’s cuter than an emoji? An emoji costume of course! Pass on your cute kids with this adorable costume that is guaranteed to win you smiles and hearts,
Supplies: Cardboard, yellow spray paint and markers
Duration: 1 hour including drying time.
10. Statue of Liberty
This “monumental” costume is another last minute option – a trip to the store and that’s it. You will find there this Statue of Liberty costume without seam, without glue; it doesn’t get any easier than that!
Supplies: foam, sheet, polystyrene cone, flashlight
Time: 20 minutes
11. Halloween child costume: Little bandit
This bandit costume is perfect for the younger ones, who can’t (and won’t) handle the more complicated costumes. To make it even easier, buy a black beanie and a white bag instead of crafting them. To make it more fun, paint a black styrofoam ball and tie it to the pants with a black paper chain.
Supplies: Black and white striped t-shirt, black beanie, white muslin bag, black felt
Time: less than an hour (with a cap and bag ready to go)
12. Little pink flower
This is one of those costumes that are guaranteed to look adorable! We bring you an ultra-simple last-second Halloween costume! This is perfect for young children.
Supplies: hot pink / magenta felt, satin ribbon, headband
Time: one hour; maybe less if you have someone to help you!
13. Olaf from Frozen
A simple seamless suit using white tracksuit and free pattern pieces.
Supplies: white t-shirt, hat and pants, pipe cleaners and construction paper
Duration: 25 minutes. All you have to do is cut and paste the parts of Olaf!
14. Halloween child costume: Sugar donut
It’s one of those costumes that will earn you that “Genil!” you dream of. This donut costume needs very little, but the result is surprisingly realistic – they even put some nuggets! Tip: skip the ring “hole” if you run out of time.
Supplies: Inflatable pool tube, foam curlers, paint in various colors
Duration: 1 hour (excluding drying time)
15. Pineapple costume
We have donuts and pizzas, but also fruit? No, we’re not talking about bananas, but this cute pineapple costume! Trust us; it’s easier than it sounds!
Supplies: yellow and green felt, stick material, elastic
Duration: 2-3 hours (depending on your sewing skills)
This costume takes a little more effort and time than the others, but is still achievable at the last minute! You just have to make a diver, with realistic fins and an oxygen tank!
Supplies: soda bottles, white styrofoam, blue foam sheet, goggles, spray paint
Time: 2-3 hours
16. Black and white skeleton
You can’t have Halloween without a skeleton or two! This is a super cute and easy skeleton costume! Tip: Use a black hooded sweatshirt instead of a t-shirt with gloves for a fuller look and try simple face makeup.
Supplies: Black hoodie, pants and gloves, white duct tape, white duct plate.
Time: less than an hour (more if you do skeletal makeup)
18. Halloween child costume: Snail
This snail costume is anything but gooey! This is a costume with a great concept, but very simple to perform. Just take a LOT of brown paper!
Supplies: Cardboard, brown paper, straps, polystyrene balls
Time: 1 hour
19. Halloween Child Costume: Unicorn
This whimsical unicorn costume is cute, girly, whimsical, and colorful. Your daughter and her girlfriends will definitely like it very much !
Supplies: felt, wool, a towel and lots of love
Time: half a day
20. Halloween Child Costume: Cloud
If you are looking for a totally original costume, this is about as unique. Chances are you probably won’t see another cloud roaming around on Halloween..
23. Halloween Child Costume: Hipster
Let your child borrow your favorite beanie for a night and have them choose their own (temporary) tattoos. Don’t be surprised when he thinks he’s too cool to hold the bucket of candy.
24. Mr. Rogers
Accessorize with a few puppets or splurge with the store’s puppets.
25. Halloween Child Costume: Bath Time
Cotton balls and a rubber duck are found in each well-stocked bathroom. Adorable kid not included!
Time to reuse those gym tights and leotards and get creative with the sponge brushes.
27. Lana Del Ray
Take a summer dress and add a colorful flower wreath. It’s immediately spectacular and looks a lot like the famous singer.
28. Halloween Child Costume: Shooting Star
Dig deep into the closet for party attire and add gold cardboard stars.
29. Sesame Street
You can DIY the whole duo. It all depends on how much red faux fur you have access to.
30. Old lady
You’ve been dying to try this ever since you’ve seen Up all these years. Now is the time to do it.
31. Moonrise Kingdom
These two costumes look great either way, but paired together they’re downright perfect. Then you can choose as many as you want …
With just a yard of fabric, you can turn your little one into the city’s most stylish superhero.
33. The Morton Salt Girl
All you need is a trip to the grocery store to buy a cheap umbrella and some salt.
34. Halloween child costume:Nemo fish
The best part about it is that he has the ability to be gender neutral. It’s a story between you and your child.
35. Little astronaut
While the suit does its best, a good sweater will do, too. For the patches? You can watch on Amazon.
36. The Dory Fish
Fire through this stock of craft felt and add big blue eyes and fins to a well-used t-shirt.
37. Three blind mice
There is no better band set for your little one’s birth band. The concept works as the little ones grow up.
38. Halloween Child Costume: Danny
Looking to pair up with your little guy when you knock on door to door? Jeans and Converse will save the party. Jacket is probably needed anyway.
39. Fidget Spinner
All you need is a onesie and a small covered cardboard box.
40. The heroes of the movie Beetlejuice
Family costumes are the best costumes. Wrap your child up in this gorgeous costume.
41. Halloween Child Costume: Dr. Seuss
Bring this literary classic to life with a little prep and a little orange fabric. You have your disguise too.
42. Imitate the flight crew
All flight crew on deck! Code 9! Code 9! Superb costume for the whole family !
Turn your fur bits into a stunning Star Wars ewok costume.
44. True work of art
Look at the classics for inspiration and choose paintings that you can easily recreate with what you have on hand.
45. Saved by the party
Thank goodness you saved the tropical shirts from your last vacation because now anyone can put them on to complete their look.
46. The Incredibles
Your Christmas presents have been waiting all year round. All that’s left to find are black underwear, gold belts, and rain boots. It’s for the whole family !
47. Mr. Potato
A quick walk to the store will help you find everything you need to make all the additions.
48. Halloween Child Costume: Dinosaur
This is the kind of costume that will become a playroom staple, so you might as well do it and save some time for later..
49. Snack movies
You can really create something with enough hot glue and paint. Use your imagination !
50. Halloween Child Costume: Trolls
It’s time to rummage through your club friends’ wig collections. Have fun painting them in different colors.
51. A brand of coffee
Your chalk paint collection and access to a large color printer has never been more important. Logistics aside, what flavors will you be?
52. Halloween Child Costume: Rosie The Riveter
Yes, she can! Perfect costume for your little girl who will become an independent woman in… 20 years !
53. Khaleesi from Game of Thrones
Although your blonde wig is too big, a carefully placed headband will keep you in the game. A great character for girls !
54. Halloween Child Costume: Little Aviator
He’s cute isn’t he? You can certainly find glasses and a hat at the last minute.