20 Creative Homemade Halloween Costumes

"What are you going to be for Halloween?" It’s the question that animates kids’ conversations every October. Here are 20 low-sew and no-sew homemade Halloween costumes for kids that you can pull together along with your homemade Halloween decorations.

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Skunk Costume

Skunk Costume
A six-foot marabou feather boa creates this skunk’s stripes, while its head and tail are a soft fake fur. If you can't find baby-size black pants and shirts, use black tights and a T-shirt instead.
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Lion Costume

Lion Costume
This furry lion costume feels snuggly because it uses a thin, soft type of fleece, available at most fabric stores.
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Ladybug Costume

Ladybug Costume
Ladybugs are one crawly critter that are more "aww" than "eww" -- guaranteeing your little creature will look adorable while making the treat-or-treat rounds.
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Firefighter Costume

Firefighter Costume
Firefighters in recent years have become universal heroes, so many youngsters -- boys and girls -- are likely to choose this costume. You can buy a firefighter’s hat at a party store.
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Dalmatian Dog Costume

Dalmatian Dog Costume
Everybody loves Dalmatians, and everybody loves to play the puppy now and then. This dog costume is spot-on!
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Bouquet of Flowers Costume

Bouquet of Flowers Costume
Turn your tiny trick-or-treater into a irresistible bundle of blossoms.
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Statue of Liberty Costume

Statue of Liberty Costume
Here is a patriotic look that should make any trick-or-treater proud.
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Turtle Costume

Turtle Costume
A favorite animal for Halloween costumes, this slowpoke character is fast to make using throwaway turkey roasting pans from the grocery.
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Knight Costume

Knight Costume
You’ll need to visit a hardware store, a sports store, and a party shop for the components of this costume.
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Vampire Costume

Vampire Costume
Inspired by the always popular spooky story, this Dracula costume is ghoulish fun.
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Jester Costume

Jester Costume
This cheerful look is easy to whip together. Best of all, after Halloween most of the components can become part of your kid's regular wardrobe.
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Angel Costume

Angel Costume
Even if your kid's a little devilish sometimes, she'll look perfectly angelic in this outfit.
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Dinosaur Costume

Dinosaur Costume
Grab a few sweat clothes and some colorful dusting tools to put together this dino-mite look.
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Princess Costume

Princess Costume
Your girl can morph into a dazzling princess with a little netting and a touch of trimmings (let her help pick them out).
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Bluebird Costume

Bluebird Costume
Bluebirds are a rare sight in some parts of the world, but this costume will bring them back to life on October 31.
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Ice-Cream Cone Costume

Ice-Cream Cone Costume
She'll look scrumptious enough to eat in this ice-cream cone costume: a scoop of vanilla covered with sprinkles and topped with a red cherry.
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Devil Costume

Devil Costume
You may already have enough red and black felt scraps to make this cunning character. Hint: You can substitute scraps of felt for the fiberfill.
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Pretty Pink Pig Costume

Pretty Pink Pig Costume
Once you've got a pink sleeper and a bare pink headband, all you have to make is a nose, ears, and a curly tail.
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Spider Costume

Spider Costume
This crawly critter is just right for a Halloweener who wants to be a little bit creepy.
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Witch Costume

Witch Costume
This super-easy version of the classic Halloween look can be put together in a snap (no spells required!).
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