10+ Easy DIY Kids Halloween Costumes

Today, let's see some DIY Halloween costume ideas for your kids! It's nearly time to dress up your little ones into costumes for Halloween. Have you thought about what costume you would make this year? If you need inspiration, here are 10+ easy but cute homemade costumes to make. 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 have a look and choose your favorites this year!

here are 10+ easy but cute homemade costumes to make. 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!)

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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 dress-up costumes for your kids you can make in a reasonably short time.

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

1) Last Minute Pirate Costume

For all the little pirates out there: a Last-Minute DIY Pirate Costume tutorial for kids. (And you don't even need a pattern to make it!)

2) Cinderella Ball Gown

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

3) Cute Peacock Costume

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

4) Easy DIY Knight Tunic

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!

5) DIY Princess Leia Costume

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

6) Tinkerbell Costume

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!

7) Native American Costume

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

8) Frozen-Inspired Nordic Tunic

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!)

9) Dino Tail Tutorial

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.

10) Cute Little Witch Costume

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

11) Quick Dress-Up Knight Cape

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!

Want More Free Patterns?

Feel free to check out some of my FREE PDF patterns on Craftsy. They are all linked to my free tutorials on the blog, so it will be super easy for you to use them to sew something cute for yourself:

Click here to get to my other PDF patterns on Craftsy.

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Check out my newest (and cutest) addition to Craftsy patterns:

DIY Mini Fabric Bin - just the cutest little bin to sew! It's an easy beginner sewing project. Get your PDF pattern on Craftsy.


  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!


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