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20 Best Halloween Costumes from Etsy

penguin costume

See that little penguin? That’s my little guy on Halloween last year, dressed up in a handmade costume. I just didn’t do the hand-making.

I always grew up with handmade costumes, and although there are plenty of adorable store-bought options out there, I’m determined to keep that tradition going in my own family. The only problem? I’m can’t sew for the life of me. Luckily my sister hand-sewed my son’s penguin costume last year, and then I ordered the penguin hat from Etsy. It’s all handmade, just not by me! And the hat was so cute (made by AmiAmigos), that he continued to wear it throughout the winter.

If you’re not lucky enough to have a handy family member yet would still love a handmade costume, Etsy is absolutely the best source for Halloween — even just for finishing touches, like hats and booties. Check out the 20 best halloween costumes on Etsy:


  • Mickey Mouse Hat and Diaper Cover, $30 1 of 21
    Mickey Mouse Hat and Diaper Cover, $30
    Awwww! Get it from Lady Hudd.
  • Jolly Holiday Mary Poppins Dress, $189 2 of 21
    Jolly Holiday Mary Poppins Dress, $189
    You don't see a lot of Mary Poppins trick-or-treating these days, but I can't imagine a more perfect Jolly Holiday dress. Get it from Tinkerella Creations.
  • Olivia the Pig, $85 3 of 21
    Olivia the Pig, $85
    Olivia the Pig is a popular option for Halloween, and here's a non-store bought solution. Get it from Precision Stitching.
  • Cowardly Lion Hat + Legwarmers, $35 4 of 21
    Cowardly Lion Hat + Legwarmers, $35
    We love the little legwarmers that come with this sweet hand-knit hat. Check out the shop for even more animal costumes. Get it from Bree Lia Boutique.
  • Hogwarts Gryffindor Student Costume, $23.50 5 of 21
    Hogwarts Gryffindor Student Costume, $23.50
    Team Gryffindor! Get it from RaeGun.
  • Pebbles/Bam Bam, $29.50 – $69 6 of 21
    Pebbles/Bam Bam,  $29.50 - $69
    The Pebbles and Bam Bam costumes are sold separately as well as together -- perfect for siblings! Get it from RaeGun.
  • Mad Hatter Costume Dress, $165 7 of 21
    Mad Hatter Costume Dress, $165
    This costume dress is nothing short of magical. Get it from Fairytale Jubilee.
  • Handmade Knitted Royal Guard, $223 8 of 21
    Handmade Knitted Royal Guard, $223
    This shop is one of my absolute favorites for hand-knit costumes. They'll certainly cost you, though! Get it from The Miniature Knit Shop.
  • Traffic Light Costume, $22 9 of 21
    Traffic Light Costume, $22
    Simple yet definitely unique. How many traffic lights will be walking around your neighborhood this year? Exactly. Get it from KiKi Delivery.
  • Owl Halloween Costume, $32 10 of 21
    Owl Halloween Costume, $32
    What a sweet, affordable handmade option for your little one! Get it from KiKi Delivery.
  • Sack of Taters, $45 11 of 21
    Sack of Taters, $45
    We featured this costume last year, but it's available again this year -- and it's too cute to not include! Get it from Tater's Mom.
  • Delicious Nigiri Sushi Baby or Toddler, $50 12 of 21
    Delicious Nigiri Sushi Baby or Toddler, $50
    Mmmm! Adorable! Get it from Not The Kitchen Sink.
  • Child Pirate Hat, $10 13 of 21
    Child Pirate Hat, $10
    Are you looking for a handmade pirate hat? This one is only $10! Just add an eye patch and a parrot, and you're all set. Get it from Her Flying Horses.
  • Ringmaster Halloween Costume, $160 14 of 21
    Ringmaster Halloween Costume, $160
    Another beautiful dress-up costume, especially if you're looking to win some costume contests. Get it from Fairytale Jubilee.
  • Tight Rope Walker Costume, $340 15 of 21
    Tight Rope Walker Costume, $340
    And taking the prize for most expensive Halloween costume of the year, this is sure to be your little girl's favorite dress ever. The good news? The pinafore-style dress is designed to grow with you child. Get it from Fairytale Jubilee.
  • Shirley Temple Child’s Costume, $185 16 of 21
    Shirley Temple Child's Costume, $185
    Hate to waste money on a Halloween costume that gets worn once? This Shirley Temple-inspired dress is perfect to play dress-up year-round! Get it from Fairytale Jubilee.
  • Super Hero Costume, $145 17 of 21
    Super Hero Costume, $145
    Another splurge, considering the cape ($30), head piece ($12) and arm bands ($15) are sold separately. But on the other hand, it's a great source for super hero accessories! Get it from Fairytale Jubilee.
  • Mad Hatter Costume, $289.95 18 of 21
    Mad Hatter Costume, $289.95
    Another intricate yet pricey costume -- perfect for costume contests. Get it from Correen's Creative Designs.
  • Viking Baby Hairdo Hat, $17.95 19 of 21
    Viking Baby Hairdo Hat, $17.95
    Looking for an easy yet memorable baby costume? You're welcome. Get it from The Green Hedgehog.
  • Kids Luxury MAX Size (3T-5T), $175 20 of 21
    Kids Luxury MAX Size (3T-5T), $175
    This is the most incredible Max (from Where the Wild Things Are) costume we've seen. And the one-piece suit makes it as easy as it is impressive. Get it from Katesy.
  • BONUS: Another Picture of My Waddling Penguin 21 of 21
    BONUS: Another Picture of My Waddling Penguin
    Again, you can buy the penguin hat from AmiAmigos.

If you’re thinking about buying an Etsy costume, order soon! It can take up to 4 weeks for a custom-made costume to be completed.

Addicted to Etsy? Check out our top 50 Etsy moms of 2010!

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