Create Your Own Halloween Costume

Try these easy and inexpensive ideas for making children’s Halloween costumes at home–no sewing required!

Whether you waited to the last minute, are feeling crafty, or don't want to splurge on an expensive costume-store getup, there’s still time to create your own Halloween costume this year. We’ve gathered four of our favorite DIY kids costumes that are inexpensive and most importantly, require no sewing. From a budding artist to a cheery teapot, these easy-to-make Halloween costumes require just a few household materials, like an empty tissue box, a hot glue gun, and ribbon. Cardboard and spare fabric transform into a fanciful wedding cake costume. Leftover construction paper and felt get a second go-round as a playful flower costume, complete with accessory butterflies. Tip: see what old leotards, leggings, and tees your child already has and work from there—just make sure they’re not ones you would mind a little glue or paint residue on. This year, keep things simple and quick with these fun Halloween costumes.


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