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21 of the Most Clever Halloween Costume Ideas for Kids

If you’re still on the hunt for some clever handmade costume ideas for your kids — never fear! I’ve put together 20 completely unique and absolutely awesome DIY Halloween costume inspirations (like that amazing Alice in Wonderland costume pictured above) for you in the gallery below, click though and get inspired!


  • Bat Wings 1 of 19
    Bat Wings
    These bat wings require some super simple sewing skills.
    Find the full tutorial at My Poppet
  • Fluffy Chick 2 of 19
    Fluffy Chick
    Come on, how cute is this little chick?!
    See all the details over at Me Oh My
  • Puffy Cloud 3 of 19
    Puffy Cloud
    Cotton batting is the main component here and it looks so great, don't you think?
    Find the full breakdown on this unique costume over at Oh Happy Day
  • Mushroom 4 of 19
    Mushroom
    Make this for your kid and I guarantee no one will show up wearing the same thing.
    Details here from Kickcan & Conkers
  • Happy Rainbow 5 of 19
    Happy Rainbow
    Dying over this delightful rainbow costume.
    Spotted over at Modern Kiddo
  • Tiny Turtle 6 of 19
    Tiny Turtle
    Made from paper mache, this turtle costume is perfect for your crawling babe.
    More details here from Parenting
  • Pint Sized Piñata 7 of 19
    Pint Sized Piñata
    Grab some felt, scissors, and a glue gun and get ready to go crazy!
    Full breakdown here from Costume Works
  • Rain Cloud 8 of 19
    Rain Cloud
    Oh my ... DARLING! This little rain cloud get-up doesn't look to tough to make.
    Details here from The Train To Crazy
  • Army Guy 9 of 19
    Army Guy
    Wow, so spot on!
    Find the details here from Wild Ink Press
  • Cuddly Caterpillar 10 of 19
    Cuddly Caterpillar
    Love this idea! Another great costume for the non-walking crowd.
    Spotted over at Hart and Sew
  • Madeline 11 of 19
    Madeline
    One of my very favorite children's books ever, Madeline!
    See more here from Erica Holland
  • Mr. Fredrickson 12 of 19
    Mr. Fredrickson
    Be still my heart! Who doesn't love Mr. Fredrickson from Up?
    Spotted at My Favorite Things
  • Frida Kahlo 13 of 19
    Frida Kahlo
    What a great excuse to give your kid a unibrow (if they don't have one already!)
    Another delightful costume idea from Oh Happy Day
  • Pot Of Gold 14 of 19
    Pot Of Gold
    Pack along your own perfect pot of gold on Halloween!
    Spotted at Hello Lucky
  • Warrior Princess 15 of 19
    Warrior Princess
    I've been wanting to make a headdress for a while now (don't ask why...) and this costume idea seems like the perfect excuse!
    Spotted over at Pretty Little Things
  • Fantastic Mr. Fox 16 of 19
    Fantastic Mr. Fox
    I don't even know what to say about these costume creations except WOW!
    Find the details here from Skirt as Top
  • Clark Kent 17 of 19
    Clark Kent
    Superman on the DL: Mr. Clark Kent!
    Spotted over at We Heart It
  • Gumball Machine 18 of 19
    Gumball Machine
    True story, a friend of mine just bought one of these off Amazon. The gumball machine, not the kid, hah!
    DIY Info here from Inchmark
  • Ventriloquist + Dummy 19 of 19
    Ventriloquist + Dummy
    Babies in wigs will never stop being funny.
    Spotted over at Inchmark Journal

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