Clever Halloween Costumes For Kids

In need of a little inspiration when it comes to outfitting your kids for Halloween this year? Never fear, I’ve got you covered! I did a little bit of recon and pulled together some of the most clever Halloween costumes for kids I could find and conveniently put them all in one handy place. Bonus? Most of these ideas are surprisingly simple and easy to make. Goodness knows we can all appreciate that!

Click through the gallery below for a few good ideas and don’t stress, there’s still plenty of time!


  • Bluebird Cape 1 of 14

    The tutorial for this adorable bluebird costume offers step-by-step instructions with pictures, I think even the most basic sewing skills could handle it!

    DIY here from Pretty Prudent

  • Mini Chef 2 of 14

    Onesies make a great canvas for all sorts of fun costume options, like this little chef for example. So so cute!

    More inspiration here from Poppytalk

  • Where’s Waldo? 3 of 14

    How cute is this guy? And how easy would this costume be to pull together? Red and white striped shirt, beanie, big glasses and you're in business!

    Inspiration via Repeat Crafter Me

  • Garden Gnome 4 of 14

    Is there anything more adorable? I've seen a few different versions but this one is particularly delightful.

    Details here from My Sparkle

  • Mini Moonrise Kingdom 5 of 14

    Kill me dead! One of my favorite movies of the year, brought to life in time for Halloween. It's perfect!

    Details here from Skirt As Top

  • Matador With Baby Bulls 6 of 14

    Stage your own running of the bulls for Halloween! 

    Inspiration via Rae Gun Ramblings

  • Donut With Sprinkles 7 of 14
    donut studio diy

    Let's be real, Halloween is all about the sugar and this donut costume is super sweet! 

    Super easy details here from Studio DIY

  • DIY Snail 8 of 14

    Totally unique and super simple with these fantastic instructions. 

    DIY here from Oh Happy Day

  • Airmail! 9 of 14

    So clever! If you can decorate a box, you can make this costume in a snap. Who wouldn't love a package like this on their front step?

    Details here from Studio DIY

  • Apollo Rocket 10 of 14
    rocket launcher

    An easy cardboard rocket costume that's totally out of this world (sorry, I couldn't help it). 

    Inspiration via Sarah Illenberger

  • Little Frida 11 of 14
    baby frida

    So spot-on it's almost eerie, I love this one!

    See this and several more inspired ideas here from Oh Happy Day

  • Fantastic Mr. Fox 12 of 14
    fantastic mr fox

    Even if you've never read the book or seen the movie, this costume is awesome. I can't imagine that a fox felt mask would be too difficult to re-create, the rest can be improvised if you don't want to sew together anything complicated. 

    Details here from Skirt As Top

  • Needle And Thread 13 of 14
    needle and thread

    Oh my gosh, so clever and simple! 

    Details here from Maker Mama

  • Raining Cats And Dogs 14 of 14
    raining cats and dogs

    Maybe you've seen this one around, but it's such a great last-minute idea I had to include it. 

    Inspiration via Real Simple


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