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20 Easy DIY Halloween Costumes You’ll Love

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Hey Friends, it’s finally fall! I don’t know about you, but I’m kind of over the summer heat and I’m ready to start the fall festivities. My only issue is that I could never think of enough costume ideas for Halloween.
My friend, Keegan Kraemer, stepped in to help me and you out! For this post, she is sharing 20 costume ideas that you’ll love.
In case you don’t know my friend, Keegan, she’s a blogger who blogs full-time at ​​, a site dedicated to empowering women to take control of their finances through frugal living and savvy side hustles.
As a wife and mother of 6, she knows a thing or two about living frugally and making extra income through side hustles.
Be sure to get your free copy of Keegan’s ​Savvy Girl’s Guide to Financial Freedom​.Her website is all about empowering women to take control of their finances through frugal living and savvy side hustles. 
So, without further ado, let’s jump right in! I hope you enjoy!

Halloween is pretty much the official “start” of the holiday season!

Isn’t it great?

If your a fall lover like myself, you get that warm, fuzzy feeling when you see the stores putting all their summer stuff on clearance and stocking up on just about everything pumpkin spice you can possibly imagine.

This is also a great time of year to unleash your creativity!

And the first thing on the list?

DIY Halloween costumes!

I don’t know about you, but I don’t think I have EVER bought a Halloween costume at full price. Every year after Halloween my husband and I would stock up on costumes for the kids or hit up rummage sales.

It’s amazing how much stores discount costumes when Halloween is officially over. At one point we had costumes for our son for the next five years!

So plan ahead people!

However, if you want to save even more and let your creativity shine, why not try your hand at a DIY costume?

Here, I have compiled a list of 20 DIY Halloween costumes for both kids and adults. Well, mostly for kids because let’s face it, kids costumes are cuter, however many of them could be resized for an adult costume.

1. Dr. Seuss-Star Bellied Sneetches Costume From ​Organized 31

Here is a great costume you can put together in about 20-minutes or so. Perfect for a BFF or couples costume.

2. DIY Sparkly Fairy Wings From ​Craftify My Love.

We could all use a little extra sparkle in our lives, right?! Why not give these DIY fairy wings a try? The best part is that you can customize them anyway you want; butterfly, fairy, blinged out bat, it’s just a matter of changing the paint colors!

3. DIY Butterfly Antennae Headband From ​Craftify my Love

Of course if the wings you deicide to make will turn out the be a butterfly, you have to have antennae!

With only 2 supplies, you might not even need to get anything from the store to make these! Just make sure you are picking a comfortable headband (especially if you wear glasses!)

4. Baby Lamb Costume From ​Spaceships and Laserbeams

This DIY costume is just too cute to pass up! It’s so simple, (age permitting) your little lamb can even help put it together! Although I would be the parent who also covers a pair of pants in cotton balls too!

5. DIY Luigi Costume From ​Craftivity Designs

What little kid doesn’t love the Mario Brothers? This costume is so simple to make and is sure to be a hit at the school Halloween parade! ​Don’t forget the classic green hat!

6. Stick Figure From ​Money Wise Moms

I have to admit, this costume is probably one of my favorite Halloween DIY costumes! I am constantly amazed with the ideas that people come up with. Virtual high-five for the mom that came up with this one last minute!

7. DIY Spider Costume From ​One Crazy Mom

I bet you probably already have most of the supplies for this costume in your craft room already! Just some black clothes, black socks, batting and a few other things and your little spiders will be all set to mozy up the water spout.

8. Baby Gumball Machine From ​The Darling Days

I have see the adult version of this where you put the pom-poms on a shirt. Admittedly, this is WAY ​cuter!

9. Baby Gameboy Costume From ​Cutesy Crafts

This one is for all the gamer parents out there. This simple costume only requires a onesie, felt, and some heat and bond. Game on little one!

10. DIY Minnie Mouse Costume From ​Leap of Faith Crafting

This would make the cutest little mother daughter costume. This design can easily be sized up for down to fit a child or adult. Don’t forget the classic ​Minnie Mouse Ears!

11. Cute Scarecrow Costume From ​Dream a Little Bigger

Rummage through your closet and pull together a few things from the craft store and you have yourself a super cute and frugal scarecrow. This would also make an adorable mother daughter or mother son costume.

12. DIY Sophie the Giraffe Costume From ​Shrimp Salad Circus

This is just the cutest baby’s first Halloween costume idea! Keep them warm and snuggly while giving everyone you pass baby envy!

13. Ladybug Costume with Reversible Mask From ​Chicken Scratch NY

My kids play dress up year round, so making a costume that is reversible is double the fun! This super simple ladybug costume is made with a reversible mask for a quick cat costume. It’s purrr-fect.

14. Batgirl Costume From ​Cutesy Crafts

Even if you are not great at sewing, you can totally rock this costume! The idea of making a cape from an adult t-shirt is genius!

15. DIY Crayon Costume From ​One Crazy Mom

It so great when you can find DIY versions of expensive, mass manufactured Halloween costumes. You can make these DIY Crayon Costumes for as little as $5 per crayon, which is great if you have a couple of kids and can make a whole box!

16. $5 Owl Costume From ​Money Wise Moms

Another great costume for the little ones in the family! What makes this costume even better? It doesn’t require any sewing so you don’t even have to break out your sewing machine!

17. No-Sew Ninja Costume From ​Craftivity Designs

Another great no-sew option where the boys can even help put it together. Throw in a foam sword from the dollar store and your little guy will be ready trick or treating, stealth mode.

18. Race Car Boxtume From ​Spaceships and Laserbeams

I LOVE the creativity of this costume. Although this is one of the more labor intensive costumes on the list, it is pretty much free if you have a bunch or cardboard laying around. Just make sure your little one has enough room to walk about and doesn’t get in any fender benders!

19. Bunny ear headband From ​Craftify My Love

These are so fun and cute! Plus they are so customize-able with different colors of pipe cleaners and flowers.

20. Spaceship Costume From ​Suburban Wife City Life

Great for those kiddos that love all things space! This would also make a super cute sibling costume with an astronaut.

What great ideas Keegan! I love them all, can’t wait to share with my kids so they can choose their costumes this year.

Okay friends, I’d love for you to share any Halloween costume ideas you have up your sleeve, for kids and adults alike.

Leave a comment with all your creative ideas so our tribe can all be inspired!

Until next time frugal friends,

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