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5 Super Easy DIY Halloween Costumes Ideas For Kids

Let's make Halloween costumes on our own today.

C'mon, we all are creative enough to go crazy in creating our li'l ones the most amazing costumes for their long-awaited halloween fun parties.

Let's go nuts!

1. Here comes My Sunshine


Material Needed

  • Oversize yellow sweatshirt
  • Fabric glue
  • 1 yd 1"-wide elastic
  • Large safety pin
  • 1/2 yd yellow felt
  • Small piece orange felt
  • 1 yd golden-yellow felt
  • Bag pipe cleaners
  • 1 yd yellow rickrack


1. Let's start with the T-shirt.
- Cut sleeves off the shirt, approximately 2" from neck, clean the raw edges by gluing it. - Cut small slit in waistband. Secure one end of elastic to safety pin; insert into slit and work through waistband. Tie ends in knot and cut off excess.

2. Make face: Cut a 12" circle from yellow felt. Create eyes and mouth with orange and golden felt; glue onto circle.

3. Make rays: Cut fourteen 3"-tall triangles and fourteen 6"-tall triangles from golden felt. Cut pipe cleaners into seven 3" pieces and seven 6" pieces. Glue each to the center of a corresponding triangle; glue remaining triangles on top, covering pipe cleaners. Glue triangles around back of circle, alternating sizes.

4. Glue rickrack around edge of circle.

5. Make hat: Cut one sleeve 6" down from top. Glue under raw edges of top. Create three additional 6" rays. Tuck each inside top of hat and glue closed. If necessary, trim bottom of hat to fit.

2. Bubble Bath


Material Needed:
  • Inflatable baby bathtub
  • wide ribbon (measure your child from shoulder to waist and multiply by 2; cut two lengths of ribbon to that size.)
  • 15 white balloons
  • double-stick tape
  • bath poufs

STEP 1- Cut a hole in the bottom of an inflatable baby bathtub. Leave at least 2 inches for the rim.
On the remaining bottom rim, punch two holes near the front and back. To make the suspenders from wide ribbon, Thread through the holes, knotting the ends underneath to secure.

STEP 2- Blow up 15 white balloons and attach them with double-stick tape inside the tub and to the sides to make it look like bubbles are overflowing.

Accessorize with bath poufs as hair accessories.

3. Lightening Costume


Material Needed:

  • Oversize black shirt
  • Fabric glue
  • Two 26" sheets heavy cardstock
  • 1½ yd batting
  • 2 yd silver lamé
  • 1 yd black felt
  • Black gloves

1. Cut the t-shirt
Cut sleeves off shirt about 4" from neck. Glue under raw edges.

2. Make bolts: 
Cut out two large lightning-bolt shapes from two sheets of cardstock. Glue each one to batting, and trim to size.

3. Wrap them silver
Wrap front of each bolt with silver lamé; secure to the back with glue. Attach black felt to back of each bolt with glue, and trim to size.

4. Glue bolts to front and back of shirt, felt side down.

5. Create three 8" bolts in same way, but without batting.

6. Glue one bolt to each glove.

7. Make hat: 
Cut a sleeve about 8" down from top.  Gather top together and glue closed. Add last bolt to top of cap; secure with glue.

4. Mr. Twister Costume


Material Needed
  • Hula hoop
  • 2 large adult-size dark-gray T-shirts
  • Fabric glue
  • 10 yd black tulle
  • Stapler
  • Twigs
  • Dark-gray gloves (optional)

1. Make tornado:
Place hoop inside one shirt, and attach with glue around upper torso. (If hoop is too large, cut it to fit, and secure ends with strong tape.)

2. Cut off body of second shirt, just below armpits. Glue this piece to bottom of first shirt. Place shirt on hanger; hang from clothesline or shower rod.

3. Starting at the top, take one end of tulle and wrap it loosely around shirt, stapling it as you go. Continue in this manner, wrapping, gathering, and stapling, until you've created a funnel. When you reach the bottom, twist tulle tightly, and staple to secure.

4. Tuck small twigs inside tulle.

5. Make hat:
Cut one sleeve from second shirt 8" from top. Glue under raw edges of top, then glue closed. Wrap tulle around, turban style, stapling as you go.

5. Grab That Sandwich Costume


Material Needed

  • 18"- square, 2"- thick cushion
  • three 12" squares of tan or brown felt
  • hot-glue gun
  • red spray paint
  • 24" length of mustard-yellow cord or rickrack
  • green garden gloves
  •  2.5 yards wide ribbon


1. With big, sharp scissors, cut two 18"-square, 2"-thick foam cushion inserts (buy at a large home store or fabric/trimmings shop) into slices of bread.

2. From about three 12" squares of tan or brown felt, cut 2"-wide strips and, with a hot-glue gun, glue around edges of foam bread slices to make crusts.

3. Cut one 18"-square, 1"-thick foam cushion insert into a big circle and cover with red spray paint. Glue tomato to one slice of bread.

4. Glue a 24" length of mustard-yellow cord or rickrack to tomato so it's visible from side.

5. Glue three pairs green garden gloves to inside edges of the other slice of bread, fingers facing out.

6. From 2.5 yards wide ribbon, cut four 18" lengths for side ties and two 6" lengths for shoulder straps, and glue to "bread". He'll be the yummiest baby on the block!

So which one's your favorite?

Do try and share a picture too. 

If you have more DIY Halloween Costumes Ideas, do share.


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