Last-Minute DIY Halloween Costume Ideas

costumes diy halloween Oct 23, 2023
Easy DIY Halloween Costumes

Between busy schedules and the ever-growing list of Halloween preparations, it's not uncommon to find yourself scrambling for costume ideas at the last minute. Fear not! This year, we've got you covered with some fantastic last-minute DIY Halloween costume ideas for kids that are not only creative but also budget-friendly.

Classic Ghost

When in doubt, go with a classic! The ghost costume is a timeless Halloween favorite that's incredibly easy to make. All you need is an old white bedsheet or a large piece of white fabric. Cut out two holes for the eyes, and you've got yourself a spooky ghost costume. You can even let your child get creative with some fabric markers to add a spooky face to the ghost. It's simple, quick, and always a hit.


All you need is some fabric and a pair of scissors. Tear the fabric into strips and wrap them around your child, leaving enough space for them to see and breathe comfortably. Add some faux cobwebs or dirt for extra effect, and you've got a classic Halloween costume that's both spooky and fun.

Bag of Jellybeans

Grab a clear garbage bag and cut holes for your child's arms and legs. Fill the bag with colorful balloons or inflated small balloons to resemble jellybeans. Secure the bag around their neck with a ribbon or string, and they'll be a sweet bag of jellybeans!

Superhero in Disguise

Is your child a fan of superheroes? No problem! Raid their closet for solid-colored clothing, and then cut out a superhero emblem from construction paper or felt. Attach the emblem to their chest, and voila, they're a superhero in disguise! Throw on a half-zipped jacket or hoodie to make it look like they are truly trying to hide their superhero identity. 


Turn your child into a friendly scarecrow with some old clothes and a little creativity. Dress them in overalls, a plaid shirt, and a straw hat. Use makeup to create a cute scarecrow face with rosy cheeks and a stitched smile. Stuff some straw into the cuffs and pockets for that authentic scarecrow look.

Bubble Bath

This costume is as cute as it is clever! All you need is a white T-shirt, some white balloons, and a shower cap. Attach the inflated balloons to the t-shirt using safety pins to create the appearance of soap bubbles. Top it off with a shower cap, and your child becomes a delightful bubble bath.

DIY Animals

Does your child love cats? Dress them in a black leotard and leggings paired with a tail and cat ears. Are dogs more of their type? Dress them in all brown or tan clothing with floppy felt dog ears attached to a headband (don't forget to add face-painted whiskers to these lovable pets). You can do similar looks for any of your child's favorite animals: bunny, butterfly, ladybug, frog...these costumes are not only cute but also versatile.

Remember, it's all about creativity and having fun. So, grab those bedsheets, safety pins, and some imagination, and get ready to create some unforgettable Halloween memories with your little ones.

Happy Halloween!

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