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25 Homemade Halloween Costumes: Easy Costumes for Kids

By: Katherine Filippo, Editor,

Bear EarsIt's a dark and windy night, and the moon is casting eerie shadows across the street. A black cat slinks through the shadows, eyes glowing. Then, slowly, gradually, they begin to appear. Monsters emerge and walk the streets. Vampires and bats appear, hunting for their next victims. Ghosts drift down the sidewalk. Each one is unique, but they all have one common purpose: to feed... on candy! That's right, it's time for the trick-or-treaters to start making their amazing homemade costumes for Halloween. Whether they wish to dress up as knights, dinosaurs, astronauts, or bats, any kid can find the perfect costume in this great collection of 25 Homemade Halloween Costumes: Easy Costumes for Kids. You'll find kid-made Halloween costumes that are fun to make and wear!

When they’re ready to head out on Halloween night, you’ll be ready with these frightfully fun homemade Halloween costumes that are easy to make, but look authentic and realistic. Kids will love making easy Halloween costumes for themselves because they will have a completely original design. Kids can become Vikings, fairies, pirates and more with these great homemade Halloween costumes for kids. Join the monsters and madmen prowling the streets for sweet treats and make these fun kids’ Halloween costumes for a particularly chilling evening. From tiny cute costumes to bigger kids’ spookier outfits, this collection of easy homemade Halloween costume ideas is a great way to unleash a child’s creativity and help them create a truly unique look for their costumes. You’ll find easy accessories and complete DIY Halloween costumes in this great roundup.

25 Homemade Halloween Costumes: Easy Costumes for Kids Table of Contents

Wild Things: Animal and Bug Costumes

Your kids will love dressing up as their favorite members of the animal kingdom this Halloween. They'll be the kings and queens of the jungle in these critter costumes.

Foam Animal Masks

  1. Willow the Owl Mask
  2. Dotty Dinosaur Tail
  3. Foam Animal Masks
  4. Wild Tiger Tail
  5. Fine Feathered Falcon Wings
  6. Lucky Ladybug Costume
  7. Bear Ears


Saving the Day: Easy Superhero Costumes

It's a bird, it's a plane, it's an awesome homemade Halloween costume! Kids can be superheros for a day in these comic book-inspired costumes.

Comic Book Hero Capes

  1. Comic Book Hero Capes
  2. Captain America's Shield
  3. Easy Superhero Capes
  4. Starry Superhero Masks


Take a Dive: Ocean and Pirate Costumes for Kids

Ahoy mateys! These homemade Halloween costumes will have your kids ready for the high seas.

Pirate Costume

  1. Pirate Costume
  2. Adventurous Viking Costumes
  3. Scurvy Pirate Outfits and Swords


Famous Faces: Homemade Halloween Costumes from Books and Film

Kids will have a blast dressing up as their favorite movie or book character. Whether your child wants to be a wizard or a Wild Thing these costumes are sure to make their dreams come true!

Where the Wild Things Are Costumes

  1. Where the Wild Things Are Costumes
  2. Harry Potter Wizard Wands
  3. The Hat of the Cat

Fanciful Fairtyales: Fantasy, Prince and Princess Costumes for Kids

With these easy costume ideas your kids will feel like a king or queen for the day! Little girls can be a pretty princesses and boys can be dashing knights with these fun costumes.

Fabulous Fairy Tutu

  1. Fabulous Fairy Tutu
  2. Fairy Princess Wand and Tutu
  3. Knightly Shields and Helmets
  4. Giant Jewel Bracelet
  5. Regal Pipe Cleaner Crown

Mix and Match: More Easy Halloween Costumes for Kids

No homemade Halloween costume is complete without some great accessories.  Make your werewolf these furry gloves, equip your astronaut with a jet pack and award your athlete with some medals. Add the finishing touches to your kid's costume with these fun crafts.

Menacing Monster Gloves

  1. Menacing Monster Gloves
  2. Rocket Blaster Jet Pack
  3. Olympic Medals
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