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

    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

    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

    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

    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

    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

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

    Here is a patriotic look that should make any trick-or-treater proud.
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    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

    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

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

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

    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

    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

    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

    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

    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

    This crawly critter is just right for a Halloweener who wants to be a little bit creepy.
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    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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    Your Comments

    • nana

      yall need to shut up at least she or he tryed get a life people or a job if u r broke

    • Pickles

      You can do better I’m so creative I thought of being a hobo or a bowl of spaghetti r u serious I mean come on!

    • Emi

      here’s some more ideas- Jellyfish (put a pillow on a hat w/ same color dress or shirt) Hobo (torn clothes, “will work for candy” sign and brown makeup) Washing machine (cardboard box w/ sox, head and arms cut out) Hippie (long shirts w/ 80′s makeup and leggings) That’s all I can think of off the top of my head. I’m 14, I’m making a grim reaper costume out of a sheet this year so I’m not sure how that will work out. I was a jellyfish last year and it took awhile to make but I had 3 people want to take their picture with me. I was a hobo 2 years ago and it was fun. I made my friend a hippie costume and my brother the washing machine one and they were cute and got a lot of complements. Anyways, I hope this helped.

    • one lap

      REALLY WHY SO MANY HATE COMMENTS!!!! CAN YOU DO BETTER!!!
      look it’s not easy being “creative” plus you only certain materials too use so . . . . .
      SHUT UP!!!!!!!!

    • Christopher Mast

      “Creative”? A princess? A devil? A witch? For certain the word that comes to mind here isn’t “creative”.

    • mariam

      rubbish maybe u shud think u idiots!

    • Emilia

      u cant come up with something better?!?

    • jeani

      seriously that’s all you got come on know I thought
      of being a hersheys kiss and im only 7 yrs. old