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est. 2007
  1. 23 Amazing DIY Kids Halloween Costumes

    DIY baby bat costume by MerMag.

    Do your kids love dressing up for Halloween? If they fancy wearing something other than their shop-bought Elsa or Spiderman costumes, there’s plenty of incredible DIY costume inspiration to be found online.

    Here, I’ve rounded up 23 of my favourite creative homemade costumes for kids, all lovingly crafted from an assortment of cardboard, fabric, pom poms and other bits-and-bobs. Some costumes are very simple, no-sew projects that you can throw together at the last minute. Others require a bit more time and effort. Dig in, scouts.

    Pictured above: DIY baby bat costume by MerMag.

    DIY Birthday Cake Costume by The Effortless Chic.

    1. DIY Birthday Cake Costume by The Effortless Chic.

    DIY Iris Apfel costume by Oh Happy Day.

    2. DIY Iris Apfel costume by Oh Happy Day.

    DIY rocket astronaut costume by Oh Happy Day.

    5. DIY rocket astronaut costume by Oh Happy Day.

    DIY Peter Pan costume by A Beautiful Mess.

    6. DIY Peter Pan costume by A Beautiful Mess.

    IY cardboard dinosaur costume by Hello Wonderful.

    7. DIY cardboard dinosaur costume by Hello Wonderful.

    DIY Cotton Candy costume by Costume Works.

    8. DIY Cotton Candy costume by Costume Works.

    DIY green toy soldier costume by Wild Ink Press.

    9. DIY green toy soldier costume by Wild Ink Press.

    DIY lollipop costume.

    10. DIY lollipop costume by Oh Happy Day.

    DIY Jellyfish Glow-in-the-Dark costume by Pink Stripey Socks.

    14. DIY Glow-in-the-Dark Jellyfish costume by Pink Stripey Socks.

    DIY Pretzel costume by Oh Happy Day.

    16. DIY Pretzel costume by Oh Happy Day.

    DIY Edward Scissorhands costume by Little Inspiration.

    19. DIY Edward Scissorhands costume by Little Inspiration.

    DIY gnome costumes by Brooke White.

    20. DIY gnome costumes by Brooke White.

    DIY Airplane costume by Oh Happy Day.

    22. DIY Airplane costume by Oh Happy Day.

    DIY balloon head-dress by OhhhMhhh.

    23. DIY balloon head-dress by OhhhMhhh.

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    • http://kraftmint.com/ Ursula Rosien

      BEST round up 🙂 I want to be a pink cotton candy ball 😉

      • wearescout

        Thanks so much Ursula, it was a fun job curating so much adorable creations. I’m sure I’ve seen a grown-up cotton candy costume! – Rebecca X