For those with a love for handmade costumes but the lack of DIY skills, we have Etsy.com.
And thank goodness for Etsy.
Here are some of the best, most impressive handmade kids’ Halloween costumes that you can buy. (Or, for those crafty types, draw inspiration for your own DIY halloween costume.) Due to the over-abundance of quality Etsy costumes this year, I separated the list into two batches: one for girls and one for boys, although there are plenty of gender-neutral costumes sprinkled in.
So here is the first edition of the Best Handmade Halloween Costumes for Kids (at all price points):
Little Red Riding Hood Tutu Costume 1 of 21A girlie, glam take on the classic Little Red Riding Hood idea — and odds are, she'll be wearing it for many dress-up days after Halloween.
Sizes: 12 months 5T
Buy from Etsy/Ava Belles Closet, $59.95
Alice in Wonderland 2 of 21The Etsy shop Lover Dovers Clothing has a variety of fancy homemade Disney princess dresses — including the lovely Alice.
Sizes: 6 months 6 years
Buy from Buy from Etsy/Lover Dovers Clothing, $55
Unicorn Cape 3 of 21An easy, versatile costume cape that can be worn over any type of clothing for any type of Halloween weather.
Sizes: 2 years+
Buy from Buy from Etsy/Pip and Bean, $49
Majestic Clown Costume 4 of 21The fanciest clown on the block.
Sizes: 12 months 5 T
Buy from Etsy/Izzy's Couture, $110
Lala Loospy 5 of 21Inspired by the popular doll, this handmade costume is a sure prize winner.
Sizes: 12 months 8 years
Buy from Etsy/Fairytale Jubilee, $145
Circus Performer: Tight Rope Walker 6 of 21The costumes from Fairytale Jubilee are certainly on the pricier end of the Etsy costume spectrum, but they really are unmatched.
Sizes: 12 months 8 years
Buy from Etsy/Fairytale Jubilee, $155
Marionette-Inspired Costume 7 of 21Another extravagant Halloween splurge, but we couldn't not include this professional-quality costume.
Sizes: 12 months 8 years
Buy from Etsy/Fairytale Jubilee, $240
Tangled/Rapunzel Princess Tutu 8 of 21Coming back down to the more affordable range, the Etsy shop Kiddie Wink Designs makes a variety of affordable dress-up tutus, including Tinkerbell, Cinderella, and Merida from Brave. But I especially love the Tangled-inspired princess tutu.
Sizes: 2 7 years
Buy from Etsy/KiddieWinkDesigns, $28
Pocahontas Dress 9 of 21Inspired by the Disney movie, this Pocahontas costume is one of many Disney princess costumes from Made for Mermaids.
Sizes: 6 months 8 years
Buy from Etsy/Made for Mermaids, $54
Posh Witch 10 of 21The prettiest witch costume for glam girls.
Sizes: 2T 5T
Buy from Etsy/PoshPinkTutu, $139
Affordable Basic Cape and Mask 11 of 21These basic cape-and-mask sets (for girls AND boys) make the perfect easy handmade costume as is, or embellished at home.
Sizes: One size (approximately 2T 8 years)
Buy from Etsy/Super Kid Capes, $14.99
Limited Edition Rainbow Bird Wings and Mask Set 12 of 21A unique, creative, intricately designed wing-and-mask set.
Sizes: One size to fit approximately 3T 8 years
Buy from Etsy/The Tree House Kid, $60
Fairy Tale Mermaid Costume 13 of 21Pretty, easy-to-wear mermaid costumes that any little girl would love for Halloween and beyond.
Sizes: 3T 8 years
Buy from Etsy/A Rainy Day Play, $30
Ladybug Tutu Costume 14 of 21This adorable ladybug set comes with a handmade tutu, cotton leg warmers, and wings.
Sizes: 0 7 years
Buy from Etsy/A Little Birdie Boutique, $50
Boutique Pinocchio Costume 15 of 21This Pinocchio costume can be adapted for a girl or boy by switching out the bow tie and white shirt.
Sizes: 12 months 6/7 years
Buy from Etsy/Lisa's Little Stitches, $48
Owl Costume 16 of 21Beautiful, beautiful, beautiful design in a variety of colors schemes.
Sizes: 18 months 5 years
Buy from Etsy/Savage Seeds, $74
Merida Brave Dress 17 of 21This year's newest Disney princess is making a big splash in the costume world, but there are few as well made as this Merida costume from Playful Princesses. (And it's one of many Disney princess costumes offered.)
Sizes: 2T 12 years
Buy from Etsy/Playful Princesses, $70
Pocahontas Knitted Babygrow Costume 18 of 21The costumes from The Miniature Knit Shop are some of the most expensive on Etsy.com — but they're also the most well made and creative.
Sizes: 3 9 months or 9 18
Buy from Etsy/The Miniature Knit Shop, $299
Purple TinkerFairy Costume 19 of 21Another costume splurge, but just try prying this fairy costume off of your little girl.
Sizes: 2T - 16
Buy from Etsy/Enchanted Fairyware Couture, $99.99
Curly Sue 20 of 21Easy, adorable, and hilarious.
Sizes: One size (baby)
Buy from Etsy/Sweet Pea Toad Tots, $55
Turquoise Parrot Costume 21 of 21The Etsy shop Thumbelina Workshop has a variety of animal costumes — but I especially love the parrot.
Sizes: 6 36 months
Buy from Etsy/Thumbelina Workshop, $55
Also check out more adorable HANDMADE HALLOWEEN COSTUMES FOR BABIES.
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