10 DIY Halloween Costumes for Kids

It’s the time of year when ghosts and goblins come out to play. Of course, they aren’t real ghosts and goblins…they’re our children dressed up for trick-or-treating and Halloween partying! And, if we’re really cool parents, we dress-up with our kids!

My kids ask to be something different every year. And every year I secretly hope they’ll ask to be something I can make myself. A good DIY costume is second to none. This year out of five kids I get to make three costumes. Not bad odds. {The five-week-old baby doesn’t get a say so. Ha!} My oldest son wants to dress-up as a nerd. {Awesome!} My four-year-old daughter wants to dress-up as an angel. {Easy enough!} I’m glad they chose easy costumes to create.

When your kids tell you they want to dress up as something or someone do you immediately think on how YOU can make it yourself? You can. Today I’ve found ten amazing costumes that you can totally make yourself!

DIY Kids Halloween Costumes
{Clockwise: Fantastic Mr. and Mrs. Fox, The Wolf from Little Red Riding Hood, Peter Pan’s Escaped Shadow {or regular Peter Pan}, Pom Pom Clown Wig}

DIY Kids Halloween Costumes
{Left to right: Owl, Bee, Shark}


DIY Kids Halloween Costumes
{Left to right: Jolly Holiday Mary Poppins, Jolly Holiday Bert from Mary Poppins, Cameron Frye from Ferris Bueller’s Day Off}

These are just a handful of the DIY costumes that can be made. And some of the most FUN! How about Cameron Frye from Ferris Bueller’s Day Off? That guy was a hoot! {You children of the 80’s totally get it!}

What are your kiddos going trick-or-treating dressed up as? Do you dress-up? Do you ever dress-up as a family? Will you share your past Halloween pictures with us on our Facebook page? We’d LOVE to see them!

About Melissa Hillier

Melissa lives in Florida with her husband and five kiddos. She writes about her family life at jonahbonah. When she isn’t chasing children you can find her behind her sewing machine or her camera. Connect with her on Twitter, Instagram and Pinterest.

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