5 DIY Kids’ Costumes to Make This Halloween

JUL 20, 2018 updated May 20, 2021

Instead of following the latest movie craze, give your kids a chance to win originality points (and maybe extra candy) on the trick-or-treating circuit with these five adorable cut-and-sew projects. From rainbows and unicorns, to friendly fish and a sweet treat, these clever kid’s costumes will make lasting lasting memories for everyone. 

Featured Designs

1. Russian Nesting Dolls

Outfitted in sweet, matching colors, your trick-or-treaters will have all the grandparents under their charm in cut-and-sew Matryoshka Doll costumes designed by Anda Corrie.

2. Art Palette 

Celebrate your little ones love for art this Halloween with a DIY project by sammyk that requires just one yard of fabric! The only scary thing about this costume is how little space you’ll have left on your phone when you’re done capturing your budding artist in this soft Minky look. 

3. Rainbow Unicorn 

For your unicorn lover this Halloween, we’ve found the perfect cut-and-sew project in Kona® Cotton from Rebecca Propes of Make & Do Studio. Featuring an oversized hanging rainbow and a plushie friend to match, you’ll feel like you’ve found the pot of gold at the end of the rainbow when you’ve finished this DIY Halloween costume!

4. Friendly Fish

There’s nothing fishy about making your kid’s Halloween costume, especially when it incorporates all of your favorite DIY elements like hot glue, felt, foam, a free pattern, and of course, custom fabric! Sara Walk of Tell Love and Party is swimming over to the blog to share a friendly fish costume in Satin that will shine amongst a sea of classroom costumes.

5. Rainbow Lollipop

Using just one yard of Linen Cotton Canvas, see how Kara Whitten of A Kailo Chic Life transforms a popular childhood treat, the unicorn horn lollipop, into a costume that’s sure to be the sweetest look on the block.

Shop all five of these handmade Halloween costumes here and see what other spooky and kooky costumes the community has designed in the Marketplace

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