While DIY costumes may have started as a means to pinch pennies, the craft has evolved into one of the most thoughtful and creative ways to put a personal spin on the holiday. Kids will love the freedom to dream up their own unique trick-or-treat attire, and your family will cherish the memory of designing and creating the costumes for years to come.
Not Your Average Fairy Princess
Whether it’s a variation of a princess costume or fairy outfit with matching wings, most girls’ costumes are centered around the same premise: tulle and sparkle. Why not put a more expressive spin on a classic trope? A feathered bird costume is an unexpected take on the girlie costume options in the Halloween store. Flamingo, swan, peacock – the possibilities and color schemes can vary. Plus, this step-by-step DIY requires no more than 5 items!
An Adventurer’s Heart
If your kids are fussy about scratchy clothes and costumes, check out this DIY scuba diver costume. Seriously, this is one of the cutest family costumes we’ve seen, and you surely own all three of the needed components. With a comfy top and bottom, this costume will allow any trick-or-treater the freedom to run around all night long!
It Really Is All Unicorns and Rainbows
We love this Unicorn Costume and Hoodie DIY look because (like the example above) it balances cuteness with comfort. The supplies include felt, yarn and hot glue, and while it may require a bit more time than a pre-made option, the end result will be worth it. And you’d never believe it’s half the price of a store-bought unicorn costume! The idea can also be tweaked into a dinosaur or dragon costume with the same materials and different colored felt.