15 Easy DIY Animal Halloween Costumes For Kids

It’s time to start making those Halloween costumes! If you are like me, it’s hard to decide what to dress your little ones up as. There are just too many adorable options! Unless they have an opinion of course, then it’s relatively easy. I remember when I was a kid, my mom was always so awesome about making us some pretty rad get ups. I was always so proud of her and thrilled with the outcome. I think it’s safe to say that kids usually have a favorite animal and the animal costumes are always so popular and really adorable. I especially love the unique and fun DIY animal costumes floating around the internet. These crafty parents are so clever! And their kids are really lucky to have such cool parents. Don’t you want to be a cool, creative parent too? I do! Here are 15 awesome and pretty much perfect DIY animal Halloween costumes for kids to sport this Halloween. The kids will love wearing them and you will be the coolest parent on the block. The envy of the trick or treating neighborhood! Ok, so maybe not that extreme, but you would be pretty awesome. Check these costumes out and get a move on!

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    Click through to see more adorable DIY animal costumes. 

  • Bat 2 of 16
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    It may not be their favorite animal, but it sure is creepy! The wings are so cute. 

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  • Giraffe 3 of 16
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    This is one of my favorites! It's so crafty and that kid just looks thrilled to be a giraffe. The spots slay me! 

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  • Elephant 4 of 16
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    Those ears! I'm pretty tempted to dress up my little guy like this. He would make a great Elephant. 

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  • Little Lion 5 of 16
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    This is perfect for colder weather. Which is almost inevitable. The little lion ears are so, so cute. 

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  • Snail 6 of 16
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    A snail? I love it! The little shell on the back is pure genius. 

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  • Unicorn 7 of 16
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    Another great one for cold weather. Grab their favorite hoodie and add some whimsical embellishments. Bam! Unicorn! 

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  • Bag Animals 8 of 16
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    I really, really like these. A lot. They are more for older kids - not babies, but they are so cute and perfect. 

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  • Lion Hoodies 9 of 16
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    This is a really easy costume. So why not make one for yourself, too! 

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  • Panda 10 of 16
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    Everybody loves a panda! This felt mask is adorable, easy and they can use it for hours of dress up fun after the trick or treating is over. 

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  • Bunny 11 of 16
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    Unbelievably easy and almost too adorable. Dress them in sweats, add a cotton tail and you're done. 

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  • Jellyfish 12 of 16
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    I love this one! It's so fun and so unique. A great bonus about this one, it would be hard to lose in a crowd! 

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  • Dragon 13 of 16
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    What little boy wouldn't love to be a dragon? And how legit is this costume? So cool. 

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  • Little Mermaid 14 of 16
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    Um, seriously? This is adorable! Make the whole stroller part of the costume. Genius. 

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  • Butterfly 15 of 16
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    This butterfly costume would work for boys and girls. And it could be easily made into a fairy. I'm in love with those antennae. 

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  • Bee 16 of 16
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    This one is a bit of work (busy bee!) but it's totally worth it! The wings are my favorite part. So cute! 

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