The window of time during which you can choose how to dress your kid is a finite one. It’s not long before making matchy-matchy outfits that you find utterly adorable is replaced with doling out allowance for them to buy and wear what they want… and Halloween’s no different. Last year we dressed Phoebe up as a pineapple because we wanted to, and just one year later she’s already expressing strong desires to choose her own costume (flamingo — totally respectable). Even if you’re not a parent, the idea of making wee costumes that tickle your fancy is always a fun indulgence this time of year. So crafters rejoice! We’ve rounded up 20 of the best, most clever do-it-yourself Halloween costumes for kids…


Fluffy White Cloud costume, Oh Happy Day

Birthday Cake Costume, A Subtle Revelry

Toy Soldier costume, Wild Ink

Little Llama Costume, Oh Happy Day

Carl from Up, Auburn Soul

Baby Octopus Costume, Mer Mag Blog

Juice Box Costume, Mer Mag Blog

Pippi Longstocking Costume, Nuestros Hijos

No-Sew Pineapple Costume, Camille Styles

Cardboard Dino Costume, Linna Xu

Madeline Costume, Erica Holland

Bubble Bath Costume, Style Me Pretty

Cardboard Mermaid Costume, The Cardboard Collective

Willie Nelson Costume, Oh Happy Day

Hipster DJ Costume, A Subtle Revelry

Air Mail Costume, Studio DIY

Max from Where the Wild Things Are, TheRadicalThreadCo

Flower Bouquet Costume, Aesthetic Outburst

French Macaron Costume, Studio DIY

DIY Peter Pan Costume, Babble

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15 comments
  1. 1
    celine @aquahaus | October 16, 2014 at 1:46 pm

    Oh wow. That Carl from Up costume is one of the cutest things I have ever seen.

    Reply
  2. 2
    Jordan Fronk | October 16, 2014 at 2:24 pm

    Make all of these for me? Please and thank you.

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    • Chanel Dror | October 16, 2014 at 3:42 pm

      I think T was born to be Peter Pan.

      Reply
  3. 3
    Jessi Afshin | October 16, 2014 at 4:30 pm

    So cute, Chanel! Love the llama

    Reply
  4. 4
    Buff | October 16, 2014 at 8:34 pm

    Get our of town-Carl from Up is hysterical!!

    Reply
  5. 5
    Ananasa | October 19, 2014 at 4:13 am

    These are great ideas! Lovely creations that are so original. We love your blog, keep up the great work.

    http://www.ananasa.com/blog

    Reply
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