30+ Awesome Homemade Halloween Costumes

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Halloween is a time to let your creativity shine! I love making costumes, and creating things for my kids to wear. Growing up my mom created homemade Halloween costumes, and I think it was special to wear something crafted with love. Other crafters certainly appreciate the hours you spend putting together the final look!

It is always so fun to see what creative things people used to make their costumes. The possibilities are endless. I hope someday my kids will look back and have great memories of all the fun things we put together. Trick or Treat fellow crafters!

Put your thinking caps on to plan the perfect DIY costume and get ready for a fabulous Halloween! Hopefully this list of more than 30 ideas for homemade Halloween costumes will help!

Get inspired by this great list of 30+ ideas for homemade Halloween costumes! How will you dress up this year?

30+ Homemade Halloween Costumes

Baby Knit Sock Monkey Costume Tutorial // Make and Do Crew

DIY No-Sew Maleficent Costume // Pink When

DIY Jelly Bean Costume // The SITS Girls

Skully Parrot Costume // Mom Endeavors

The Perfect DIY Swan Costume // The Forever Teacher

Captain Hook & Peter Pan // Classy Mommy

Easy Baker Costume // Delineate Your Dwelling

Rosie the Riveter and Uncle Sam Poster Costumes // The SITS Girls

LAST MINUTE Spider Costume // Mad In Crafts

DIY Frozen Halloween Costumes // A Night Owl Blog

DIY Superhero Baby Costume // White House Black Shutters


Caps for Sale Costume // Blue I Style

Fred and Wilma Flintstone Costume // The SITS Girls

Helicopter Mom Costume // From Wine To Whine

DIY Katy Perry Costume // Ugly Duckling House

Charlie Brown Baby Costume // Simmworks Family Blog

Toy Army Man Costume // The SITS Girls

Mummy Costume // Nellie Bellie

Pinocchio Costume // Eclectic Momsense

DIY Hashtag Halloween Costume // Capturing Joy with Kristen Duke

Audrey Hepburn Costume // The SITS Girls

Easy DIY Incredibles Costumes // Fresh Mommy Blog


DIY Infant Mermaid Costume // The Pinning Mamma

Scarecrow Family Costumes // The Vintage Modern Wife

DIY Thomas the Train Costume // Little Red Window

Grease Lightning Costume // The SITS Girls

DIY Lego Movie Costume // Umbrella Tree Cafe

DIY Scuba Diver Halloween Costume // Delineate Your Dwelling

Nacho Libre Costume // Good Morning Loretta

HawkGirl Halloween Costume // Terrell Family Fun

Homemade Paint Brush Costume // Duke & Duchesses

DIY Astronaut Helmet // The Java Mama

Last Minute, No-Sew R2D2 Costume // Savoring The Good

We are also (still) loving these two homemade Halloween costumes our kids wore a few years ago. All you need to make both of these is paint and cardboard boxes!

The circular part of the train was made using a circular cement form found at Home Depot. You glue it all together and paint! To make the steam, use a wire hanger and cover it in quilting batting! It is such a fun memento to keep!



Who doesn’t love a Cabbage Patch Kid!?  We had an entire collection growing up, but this real life version is ten times cuter!



I will admit I did not knit the cabbage patch doll hat, but I did paint the box. I bought the hat, and received many giggles and compliments! If you love to knit, this would be a super fun DIY for Halloween!

Do you have a great tutorial for a homemade Halloween costume? Share it in the comments below, so we can check it out!

About Leah Leatherby

Hi! My name is Leah Leatherby. I graduated from UC Davis with a BS in Textiles Marketing and Science. Since then, I have had four little ones – three boys and a girl. My life now consists of planning parties, baking cookies, and watching my kids. My husband has 75 first cousins alone, so we pretty much have an event every weekend! It keeps us busy, and lets me get my creative juices flowing.