Costumes: Babies & Kids

Skip the Halloween costume store and dress your little one in a Halloween costume you make yourself. We have countless ideas for homemade Halloween costumes for kids of all ages (from babies and toddlers to elementary school-age kids), including projects that require little to no sewing and costume ideas for a group of kids. Our easy-to-make kids' Halloween costumes are creative takes on classic ideas -- turn your kid into a rock star, artist, mad scientist, and more with just a few simple steps. If you want to fashion a creative costume (and have a bit of time to sew), check out more Halloween kids' costumes, where we show you how to sew cute and clever costumes for your little ones, including an ice cream cone costume, a baby bird costume, and a candy machine costume. For tiny toddlers, our baby mermaid costume is perfect for anyone who wants to live under the sea. If you're still looking for kids' costume ideas, we have detailed instructions for any costume you or your child can think up, including a construction costume, an adorable bird costume, and a caveman costume.

As king of the neighborhood jungle, your lion will be the pride of the pride.

Let a child's imagination soar with this lofty costume.

A costume that's cute as a bug and ready in a flash.

This realistic tree exhibits barklike fleece, artificial foliage, nests, and...

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Your little one will create quite a buzz wearing these bold stripes.

It's the revenge of the veggies -- be a bad broccoli this Halloween.

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A forgotten side table becomes a full-out destination when you stock it with a...

Keep a group of friends inseparable with this costume for four.

Show off your kid's strength this Halloween with a muscle man costume that's...

Each of these cute and clever Halloween costumes includes detailed how-to...

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Go wild -- as a wise owl or rascally raccoon -- with these paper-plate masks...

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For a smart alternative to a mask, this little mouse has a painted face made...

Introduce your little one to Halloween with an adorable costume that's...

Fashion this flashy circus girl costume from a pair of satin pajama pants, a...

You've never seen such a sweet-smelling skunk as your little mademoiselle in...

Slip on a tempting banana split costume.

Turn a sweet-looking child into a space alien in eight easy steps.

Your kids may not eat their vegetables, but they can be their vegetables.

There's a cute Halloween costume here to please any toddler or younger child.

Forget frightening rats and opt for these sweet mice costumes for Halloween...

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