Over the years as an elementary school teacher I’ve been able to see all sorts of Halloween costumes. The fancy, expensive costumes are always a hit with the kids and fun to see, but here’s a secret from my observations: the most liked, talked about, fun- basically the most spook-takular- costumes of all are homemade and inexpensive. Move over fancy Pottery Barn costumes… creativity and imagination have you beat out on this one! Here are 10 DIY Halloween costumes for kids.
1. Mesmerizing Medusa
If having snakes coming out of your head isn’t scary, I don’t know what is! This Medusa costume will certainly inspire some Halloween fright! See more costume photos here.
2. Happy Hallo-Christmas!
There’s nothing wrong with getting into the Christmas spirit a little early when it comes to Halloween costumes! Get ready to see some hearts grow three sizes as your little one makes an appearance as Cindy Lou Who from The Grinch. Photos.
3. Under the Weather
When is the only time your child will want to be under the weather for Halloween? When it’s raining cats and dogs, of course! It won’t take much to pull this hilarious costume off… just grab an umbrella, a rain poncho, and some plush cats and dogs. Love it!
The new live action Mary Poppins movie is getting a lot of hype lately. This adorable costume will have your little girl well ahead of the trend. The accessories are what really make this costume great!
Glue some colorful pom poms to a white t-shirt, pull on a pair of red pants, and add a $.25 label around your waist and you’ll have this popping gumball machine costume. So easy and super fun!
6. Finger Lickin’ Good!
Colonel Sanders would be proud of this fantastic costume! To get the look, add red stripes to a white apron, paint on a white beard and mustache, carry an empty KFC bucket, and top it all off with some old glasses and a red ribbon. Source.
7. Everything is Awesome!
Everything is awesome with these great Lego costumes! Learn how to make your own here. Which Lego character will your kids wants to be?
How super is this Superman costume!? There will undoubtedly be a lot of Supermans out there this Halloween, but Clark Kent is the real hero after all. Source.
9. It’s The Great Pumpkin-Head, Charlie Brown!
Join Charlie and Linus in waiting for The Great Pumpkin this Halloween with this great Charlie Brown and Snoopy costume! Look at those little socks and booties! Image source.
Your kid will have one fiesta of a time this Halloween dressed up in this pinata costume! Use felt to make the layered paper look. See more photos here.