Believe it or not, Halloween is right around the corner! I have to say I’m pretty excited about it, because I just love Halloween! While I’m not the biggest fan of candy eating, I’m all about the trick or treating, the costumes, the scary movie marathons and the pumpkin carving. There’s something about Halloween that just always makes me feel like a kid all over again, so it’s pretty easy to see why kids are also just crazy about the festivities.
Around here we’ve been brainstorming ideas for costumes since, oh, August, so it’s safe to say kids take the costuming business pretty seriously. So why not get their help this year in crafting their Halloween get-up? With basic supplies like cardboard, tin foil, paint and kraft paper, you’ll be amazed at what you can make. Costumes that are fun, nostalgic and just plain cool. Click through for 10 amazing DIY halloween costumes that your kids will love!
10 Amazing DIY Halloween Costumes 1 of 10
Click through for 10 fun and inspired DIY Halloween costumes!
DIY Airplane Costume 2 of 10
I'm going to come right out and admit that I want this costume for myself! Made largely with cardboard and basic supplies like a styrofoam ball, paint, glue and tape, it's a project the little ones can definitely help you with, making it as fun to make as it is to wear.
Get the how-to at Oh Happy Day | Photo by Paul Ferney
DIY Toy Soldier Costume 3 of 10
I don't care what anyone says, this toy soldier costume is amazing! Inspired entirely by the plastic toys of childhood, create your own with loads of green spray paint, a bit of cardboard and painted nylons for perfectly green face and hands.
Get the how-to at Wild Ink Press
DIY Eiffel Tower Costume 4 of 10
I've been obsessed with all things Paris since I was a kid — it was my favorite city long before I ever traveled there! So, needless to say, this Eiffel Tower costume made with cardboard and tin foil is just amazing. Your little one will love helping wrap everything up in foil, too!
Get the how-to at Oh Happy Day | Photo by Sarah Hebenstreit of Modern Kids Photography
DIY Little Red Riding Hood Costume 5 of 10
Storybook inspired costumes are always favorites among the littles, and I'm particularly partial to this interpretation of Little Red Riding Hood. This costume is also really easy — simply pair the perfect little dress with a bright red cape and boots and voila! (I love how the basket doubles as the perfect catch-all for candy, too.)
Get the shopping sources at Blog A La Cart
DIY Snail Costume 6 of 10
Words really can't even tell you how adorable I find this costume! It's especially perfect for those little ones who are obsessed with critters and bugs. Make it with a roll of inexpensive kraft paper, styrofoam balls an a hot glue gun.
Get the how-to at Oh Happy Day | Photo by Karen Cline of Pretty Simple Productions
DIY Cloud Costume 7 of 10
Eeek! There's so much cuteness going on with this fluffy white cloud costume that it's almost too much to handle. It's also really fun to make! Create a cloud-like form with paper mache and cover it in cotton batting. The kids will love getting their hands messy with this one!
Get the how-to at Oh Happy Day | Photo by Aubrey Trinnaman
DIY French Chef and Croquembouche Costumes 8 of 10
Can we all just agree that these costumes are hilariously awesome? Originally designed for adults, I love the idea of a pair of little kids going out for Halloween as a French chef and his croquembouche creation. It's easier than you think to do, using coffee filters and tissue paper for a good portion of the look!
Get the how-to at Studio DIY
DIY Halloween Costume Headbands 9 of 10
Sometimes a great headband paired with a few well chosen wardrobe pieces make the very best costume of all! Take this witch, black cat, sunshine and magic dragon as proof. These headbands are adorable and they're made with wool and free downloadable templates.
Get the how-to at Pretty Prudent
DIY Waldo Costume 10 of 10
Ahhh! How much fun is this Waldo inspired costume? A great red and white striped shirt, oversized round frames and a homemade crocheted hat come together for one pretty amazing costume.
Get the how-to at Repeat Crafter Me
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