10+ Easy Diy Halloween Costumes

Today, let's see some diy Halloween costumes for your kids! Here are 10+ easy but cute Halloween costume ideas to make that go very well with the 10+ Fun Halloween Sewing Ideas I made a while ago. And spoiler alert: some of the costumes are so easy you won't even need a pattern! Others include a free pattern - how cool is that! Now take a look and choose your favorites this year!

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It's nearly time to dress up your little ones into Halloween costumes. Have you thought about what Halloween costume you would make this year? Deciding on the Halloween costume seems to be the most challenging part of Halloween preparations. I'm here to help! Here's a collection of 10+ easy-sew (and some no-sew!) Halloween costume ideas for your kids you can make in a reasonably short time.

Diy Halloween Costumes

Some of these diy Halloween costumes are really quick to make, like the last-minute pirate or knight cape costume, so if you're running late, take a look! Some of the diy costume ideas include free patterns, so it should make it even easier for you and your kids to enjoy an amazing Halloween this year. Check them out!

1) Last Minute Pirate Costume (FREE Pattern)

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For all the little pirates out there: a Last-Minute DIY Pirate Costume tutorial for kids. Get your FREE pattern here!

2) No-Sew Tutu For Fairies And Princesses 

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Super Easy No-Sew Tutu Skirt - tutorial HERE.
This tutu is so easy to make, involves nearly no sewing and can be turned into a fairy costume, or worn by princesses, witches, cinderellas and the like. So many uses - for years to come! Check out the tutorial HERE.

3) Easy DIY Knight Tunic

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Want to make a super easy knight costume for your kid in a really short time? No sewing involved? Easy and inexpensive? There it is, your easy DIY Knight Costume to try out. You can be sure the homemade tunic will become your kid's favorite piece for pretend play!

4) Quick Dress-Up Knight Cape

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The 10-Minute DIY Kids Knight Cape  is a great and easy addition to your kid's Halloween dress up box. Ideal for a last-minute costume when you'are running out of time!

5) Cinderella Ball Gown

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A lovely DIY Halloween costume for the little princess in your life - the Cinderella Ball Gown by Peek-A-Boo. (Free pattern!)

6) Cute Peacock Costume

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With this tull-based skirt, combined with a little shirt hack, you'll have your little girl ready for Halloween in no time! Peacock Costume by Nap-Time Creations, one of the most creative diy Halloween costumes I've seen!

7) DIY Princess Leia Costume

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Fans of Star Wars? Here, a clever Leia costume idea. Can't go any easier! DIY Princess Leia Costume by Buggy And Buddy

8) Tinkerbell Costume

I love creative Halloween costumes for children, they are so colorful! If you have a fairy fan in your house, this will be a perfect choice: a cute Tinkerbell Costume by Ruffles And Rain Boots. It's an apron-based dress, and this little hack makes it even easier to sew!

9) Native American Costume

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And here's a super simple Native American Girl Tutorial by One Creative Mommy. Quick and easy!

10) Frozen-Inspired Nordic Tunic

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Remember Frozen? Off course! And for boys to join the fun, here is a cute little Kristoff Inspired Nordic Tunic  costume by Peek-A-Boo. (Free sewing pattern and tutorial for this diy costume!)

11) Dino Tail Tutorial

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For all dinosaur fans (yes, I'm looking at you, nearly the entire 3- to 5-year old population on this planet! And some more ;) here's a perfect accessory you won't only be using on Halloween: Dino Tail tutorial at Andrea's Notebook. One of the most creative Halloween costumes for toddlers I've found on the net!

12) Cute Little Witch Costume

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What a perfect idea for an easy Halloween costume: make this cute little witch costume by Red Ted Art without sewing a single stitch!

13) Super Creative DIY Marshmallow Costume

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This marshmallow costume requires you to be a little experienced in sewing, but oh my it's so cute and creative I want to start sewing it right now. What a fun way to go for a trick-or-treat! Get the free tutorial at Heather Handmade blog.

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  1. Oh thank you so much for including us in this lovely round up!

    1. Maggie,

      I love your no-sew version of the cute little witch costume. Thanks for dropping by!

  2. What a fun collection of of homemade Halloween costumes!! Thank you so much for including our little Tinkerbell amongst these fabulous creations.

  3. These are all so cute! I remember making my children costumes when they were little. It was so much fun :) Thanks for sharing!

    1. Lisa,

      hi! I noticed your comment here just now. Thanks for dropping by!