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37 Last-Minute DIY Halloween Costume Ideas for Kids

With Halloween on the horizon, we have to ask the question: Have your toddlers/children made up their minds about what they want to be for Halloween? While Halloween might look a tad different this year there are still ways to make it fun for kids with treats, crafts, and their favorite characters/animals/foods/things in DIY costume form. Just choose from any one of these 37 DIY kids costumes that you can whip up in a flash. No tricks here!

Toy Story

A quick trip to Target will sort you out for everything you need to make all of the add-ons. (via Brit + Co)

You can DIY the whole duo's ensemble with your faux fur stash to whip up these muppety, feather-filled family costumes. (via Brit + Co)


While the jumpsuit totally makes the look, a good jumper will do the trick. For the patches? Amazon for the win. (via Lovely Indeed)

Top Gun

All flight crew on deck! Code 9! Code 9! (via Brit + Co)


You can transform into your favorite sweet treat with an inner tube and foam hair curlers (genius, we know!). If sprinkles aren’t your thing, you can always go with chocolate glazed. (via Studio DIY)


There’s no fussing with masks or itchy wigs. This costume is basically just a backpack and should help keep complaints to a minimum (hopefully). Just try not to leave a snail trail on your way through the neighborhood. (via Oh Happy Day)


If you’re looking for a totally original costume, this is about as unique as it gets. Chances are you probably won’t see another cloud walking around on Halloween. (via Oh Happy Day)

<em>Moonrise Kingdom</em>

These getups look great on their own, but paired together they are complete perfection. (via Oh Happy Day)


Show your love for the sweet tropical fruit with this simple no-sew costume. (via Delia Creates)

Super Girl

With just one yard of fabric, you can turn your toddler into the most stylish superhero in town. (via Brit + Co)


Let your little one borrow your favorite beanie for just one night and have them pick out their own (temporary) tattoos. Just don’t be surprised when they think they’re too cool to hold the candy bucket. (via Oh Happy Day)

Mr. Rogers

Accessorize with a few hand puppets or splurge on vintage ones from Etsy. (via Oh Happy Day)

Bath Time

Cotton balls and a rubber duck are in every well-stocked bathroom. Adorable kid not included! (via Brit + Co)


It's time to repurpose those gymnastics tights and leotards and get creative with the sponge brushes. (via Brit + Co)

Little Lana Del Rey

Grab a summer dress and add a dramatic and colorful flower crown. (via Brit + Co)

Constellation Costume

Dig deep into the closet for the snazzy party outfit, and add some cardstock cut-out stars to your little space lover

Old Granny Costume

You've been dying to try this since you saw Up all those years ago. The time is now to finally do it. (via Brit + Co)

Morton Salt Girl

All you need for this one is a trip to the grocery store for a cheap umbrella and some salt. (via Brit + Co)

School Supplies Family Costume

Any onesie can be pink with some dye packets, and a permanent marker will cover the rest. (via StudioDIY)

Finding Nemo

The best part about this one is that it has the option of being gender neutral. The tutu is between you and the kid. (via Week99er)

Finding Dory

Bust through that supply of leftover crafting felt, and add big blue eyes and some fins to a well-used T-shirt. (via Brit + Co)

Three Blind Mice

HOLD. THE. PHONE. There is no better group ensemble for the gang from your birthing group. The concept works as they got older as well. (Mom Ali Hynek via The House That Lars Built)

Sandy + John

Looking to match your little man while you hit the 'hood going door to door? Jeans and Converse will save the day, and the jacket is likely needed anyway. (via Brit + Co)

The Giving Tree

With five mins left before they head off to school, throw some overalls on them and whip up this sign. (via The House That Lars Built)

Fidget Spinner

All you need is a onesie and a little covered cardboard. (via Brit + Co)


Family costumes = the best costumes. Rope your kid into this seasonal fave. (via Brit + Co)

Cat in the Hat + Goldfish

Bring this literary classic to life with a little prep time and some orange fabric. (via Brit + Co)

Return of the Jedi Ewok

Turn your furry scraps into a fuzzy costume. (via Brit + Co)

Frida Kahlo

Look to the classics for inspiration, and pick a tableaux that you can easily recreate for the 'gram. (via Brit + Co)

Saved By the Bell

Thank goodness you saved the tropical shirts from your last vacation, because now everyone can get in on the look. (via Brit + Co)

The Incredibles

Your Christmas onesies have been waiting for this all year. All that’s left to find are black undies, gold belts, and some rain boots. (via Brit + Co)


This is the kind of costume that will become a playroom staple, so you might as well do it and save yourself the time later. (via Brit + Co)


It's time to raid your club kid friends' wig collections. (via Brit + Co)


Your chalk paint collection and access to a large color printer have never been more important. Logistics aside, which flavors will you be? (via Brit + Co)

Rosie the Riveter

Yes she can! #girlpower (via Brit + Co)


While your blonde wig might be too big, a carefully placed headband will keep you in the game. (via Brit + Co)

Amelia Earhart

Surely you can find some goggles and a hat at the last minute. (via Brit + Co)

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