15 Super Creative (& Easy) DIY Halloween Costumes

By Brittni for Momtastic

When the leaves start to fall from the trees, time truly starts to fly by. So, making a handmade Halloween costume for your kids this year may seem out of the question. Who has the time? But, in fact, crafting a costume doesn’t have to take days.
Scroll thorough this slideshow with your kids for creative costumes that are so easy to make, you’ll be glad you unleashed your creativity this year rather than grabbed the latest polyester frock at the store.

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Pay tribute to the great Leonardo da Vinci with this clever (and easy) Mona Lisa costume.
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Photo: The House That Lars Built

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Time for a little pixie dust with a DIY Peter Pan costume made of a modified polo short and a few other basic wardrobe essentials. The handmade felt hat and tiny belt really take this costume to the next level.
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This costume is perfect for the junk food junkies out there. And it has to be one of the most original costume ideas out there. Amazing what you can do with a cardboard box, isn’t it?
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Photo: Instructables

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Super hero costumes are always a hit. And this DIY idea is way to boot. Sounds like a winner!
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In need of a quick and easy unisex costume? How about a mime? With a little makeup, and a few accessories (hat, gloves, suspenders), a basic black and white outfit will have your child looking oh-so-cute. Plus, they’ll love acting out the mime moves.
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Photo: And We Play

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Time for a more royal costume idea, with this sweet ode to Alice and Wonderland. Perfect for a family with a small baby.
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Photo: Say Yes

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Let the sunshine in with a costume that is cute as a button.
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Photo: Studio DIY

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Whip up these outfits for brothers (or friends Trick-or-Treating togther) and you’ll wind up with a happy bat and a moody Dracula.
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It doesn’t get much cuter than this playful lion mask. Right? Create your own version of this Halloween mask with a paper bag, some paint, and raffia twine.
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If you can find a faux fox tail and create a simple fox mask, this Halloween costume idea is a great option. It’s perfect for tiny tots and slightly older kids as well.
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Get cheeky with this cute blogger mini me costume that celebrates Atlantic Pacific. All you’ll need are some big sunnies, a cute trench, and a great bag.
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Photo: The Effortless Chic

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Up, up, and away! A mini hot air balloon costume is an adorably whimsical option for young kids this Halloween. The goggles and XL balloon are the perfect touches for pulling off this look.
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Photo: Maker, Baker, Glitter Shaker

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What little kid doesn’t love their birthday? The cake, the candles, the balloons. It’s all pretty great, which makes this Halloween costume a perfect moment to recreate.
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Try this family of gardeners costume idea, with a garlic baby as the centerpiece. Such a cute way to show off you’re little nugget.
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Photo: Say Yes

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This DIY bird costume is perfectly stylish and great for a mini fashion maven.
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Photo: The Effortless Chic

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