Halloween is a fun time of year for children of all ages. It is the ultimate dress-up party resulting in free candy, games, and lots of memories.


Buying a Halloween costume at the store can be expensive. This year, find a cute DIY costume for your children to save some money, build unique costumes, and spend time together!

Start with these 20 ideas to get your creative Halloween juices flowing!

Hit the thrift store. Give your child the freedom to run free and see what they find on their own. It will free their creativity, and you will spend some great bonding time together.










B0o-tiful Ghost Halloween Costume or another simple ghost. Both of these outfits will take your standard ghost costume to the next level, and they will be cuter than any ghost you can purchase at the store.


It’s Raining Cats and Dogs Costume. Grab yourself a raincoat, rain boots, and an umbrella. You will need to cut out silhouettes of cats and dogs to finish up this one.




Waldo Costume. Waldo is a classic, this is a costume a child of any age would love. This tutorial includes a crochet pattern for Waldo’s hat, but if you are not interested in crocheting, you can purchase a cheap hat from Amazon.

Bubble Bath Costume. Balloons, a rubber duck, and white clothing — no costume is as cute and easy as this one!


Rain Cloud Costume. This costume will involve a little sewing and a little paint, but it should not take you more than an hour or two to complete. Your toddler will be comfy and cute, and if you have older children, they will love to get involved with sewing their own costume this year.


Lego Costume. Boxes, paint, and glue will complete this costume for your Lego lover. Let them pick their favorite color.


Needle and Thread Costume. This costume is the ultimate DIY activity for a crafter, and your child will stand out as a needle and thread. You need a lampshade for this one, so stop by the thrift store and see what you can find!


Paint Brush Costume. Your little artist will love this one! Use some old brooms for the brushes and get foam to cut your paint pallet.


No-sew Bee Costume. If you prefer not to sew, check out this cute option. You will need to pick up a few extra supplies, but it is definitely worth it to see your little one bzzzzzz around.

Rogers Costume. If your child loves Mr. Rogers, dress them like their little idol. This is a simple costume, and you can pick up the pieces from thrift stores or online shops like Etsy.

Scuba Diver Costume. Save 2-liter bottles to help you with this costume. You can use your own swimming goggles and black pants/shirts to round it out.


Rosie the Riveter Costume. Celebrate the women of the 1940s by dressing your little one like Rosie the Riveter. You can dress like her, too! It will make a great family photo.

Mummy Costume. Swap out the toilet paper for an old white sheet you no longer need. The crafter uses black to make the white look older, so your little mummy will look terrifying.

Grape Costume. This costume uses green balloons to great a bunch of grapes. You can also use purple if your little one prefers!


Vet or Surgeon Costume. Pick up a cute pair of child scrubs and let your child decide who they want to be. If they want to be a vet, carry a stuffed dog or cat with you trick-or-treating. If they prefer a surgeon, give them some plastic surgery tools!

Earth Costume. Hair dye, hair spray, and plastic bugs will make this costume spooky and unique.


Little Minion Costume. Fleece and felt make this costume complete. Your Little Minion will love dressing up like one of their favorite costumes.

Little Artists Costumes. This is a lot of fun…try dressing your little one like Andy Warhol, Frida Kahlo, or Vincent Van Gogh.

Statue of Liberty Costume. Go patriotic this year for Halloween. Your little can be proud of where they come from while also filling their basket with tasty candy.