Easy-to-Make Kids' Halloween Costumes

Easy homemade kids' Halloween costumes will make your little fairies or rock stars the talk of the town. These speedy Halloween costumes are perfect for little trick-or-treaters who need disguises in a flash.

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    Gold Heart Robot

    Made from materials you probably have around the house, this adorable little robot is so easy to put together. Three stacked and spray-painted cardboard boxes form the robot's body, and plastic recycleables make arms, ears and antennas. Add a tutu, khakis or white pants to finish the ensemble. 

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    Adorable Elephant

    This elephant costume that is almost too cute for words and it's so easy. Apply matching felt to a gray sweat suit to make this adorable costume; the sweats are perfect for a chilly night of trick-or-treating, and make the costume super budget-friendly!

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    Brave Knight

    This might be the easiest suit of armor ever! With an adorable sword, shield and helmet all made from cardboard, your trick-or-treater will be ready to defend the kingdom. Add an easy fabric cape and a coordinating outfit and your knight will be off to rescue a princess - or some candy!

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    Feathery Bird Costume

    Bright feathered wings pair perfectly with a plain cotten sweatsuit to create this super easy (and super cheap!) kid's costume. And since it's all made from paper, this adorable bird costume won't leave you with a feathery mess to clean up when trick-or-treating is over.

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    Oh, Deer

    Cardboard antlers and ears make for the cutest deer costume ever. Pair with a brown top or a fuzzy vest and dab on white paint freckles to complete the look. So cute!

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    Clown Costume

    Add a few embellishments to a set of kids' long underwear for the cutest clown costume ever! This costume is seriously so easy - and so cheap! Use our instructions to create the perfect trick-or-treating ensemble.

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    It's Magic! Easy Witch Costume

    This costume is so easy, it could be magic! With a few pieces of fabric and some simple stitching, you'll have this easy hat and dress combination finished in no time. Add an adorable broom to the ensemble and your little one will be ready to fly around the neighborhood collecting candy.

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    Little Lumberjack

    A knitted cap and a cardboard axe make for a super easy costume this Halloween. Add a flannel and some eyeliner scruff and your little guy will be ready to start chopping down trees!

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    Shining Star

    All you need for this project is a piece of cardboard, glue, and gold glitter - it's really that easy! Cut a hole for your child's face and cover in glitter; pair the star with a color-coordinating outfit and your costume is ready!


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    Royal Highness

    Crumpled craft paper is the star of this royal costume. Create a matching skirt and floral brooch set by wrapping and crinkling plain brown paper. Add a papier-mache crown to complete this fit-for-a-princess look.

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    Woodland Beaver Costume

    This woodland beaver costume is so adorable - and it's so easy! Stitch light brown felt to a dark brown store-bought sweat suit to make a budget-friendly costume that is almost too cute for words. Plus, with our how-to, you'll be finished in minutes!

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    Tree Costume

    Stitch felt leaves to a plain green sweatshirt and pair with brown sweatpants for this cute-as-can-be tree costume. So easy, it'll be ready in minutes - and since all you have to buy is sweats and a few pieces of felt, it's super budget-friendly!

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    Fantastic Beast

    A black hoodie and wire coat hangers form this spiked fire-breathing dragon. Switch up the ensemble by creating the look wtih a colorful hoodie and multicolored spikes. 

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    Adorable Peacock Costume

    Add an intricate-looking felt tail to a plain blue and yellow combo for the easiest costume ever! And, since the majority of the felt and foam is attached to the tail, instead of the clothing, you can keep the shirt and pants for your little one to wear again!

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    Dolled Up

    This paper doll costume is too cute for words! Dress your child in all black and add flat cardboard cutouts, decoupaged with fabric to create the clothes. Add cardstock or cardboard tags to finish this fun costume. 

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    Knight Costume

    Give your child their shining armor with a storebought sweatshirt and a few pieces of felt! Cut a sweatshirt hood to make the helmet, and add a felt badge to the front of a plain tshirt. Cute, easy, and very budget-friendly. Plus, since it's made from sweats, your little one will be warm on Halloween night!

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