If you're looking to flex your creative muscles with a uniquely made outfit this Halloween, here are 12 great DIY kids costume ideas for you to try.

It’s not all about the kids running around dressed as hobbits and ghouls at Halloween. Sometimes, they’ll appreciate a Halloween costume that’s more whimsical than out and out scary.

What’s better than finding the perfect kids costume for Halloween night? Finding a costume that you can make yourself with relative ease and for a fraction of the cost of regular store bought versions.

If you’re looking to flex your creative muscles with a uniquely made outfit this Halloween, here are 12 great DIY kids costume ideas for you to check out.

DIY Kids Costume Ideas for Halloween

Non scary kids Halloween costumes to DIY - The crayons that quit costumes

1. The Day the Crayons Quit Costume (via The House That Lars Built): Really, could DIYing a creative and colorful costume get any easier than this?

Non scary kids Halloween costumes to DIY - The lemonade and ice-cream stand costumes

2. Lemonade and Ice Scream Costumes (via Love the Day): A surefire way to stand out in a sea of Halloween costumes. And perhaps make some extra pocket money on the side.

Non scary kids Halloween costumes to DIY - The peter pan costume

3. Peter Pan (via Say Yes): Once you’ve conquered this adorable Peter Pan outfit, you might just want to DIY outfits for John and Wendy too.

Non scary kids Halloween costumes to DIY - The egg costume

4. Fried Egg Costume (via My Poppet): Such a simply and eggsellent dress up idea. I know, an awful pun. I just couldn’t resist.

Non scary kids Halloween costumes to DIY - The baker costume

5. Baker Costume (via Delineate Your Dwelling): Love the sheer easiness of this costume. Plus you’ll find another great tutorial a cupcake counterpart right here.

Non scary kids Halloween costumes to DIY - The swan costume

6. White Swan Costume (via A Pumpkin and a Princess): This doubles as a swan and a ballerina outfit. Perfect for all year dress up attire.

Non scary kids Halloween costumes to DIY - The air mail costume

7. Air Mail Costume (via Studio DIY): The wonders of the cardboard box. You want a a super easy costume idea to DIY? This is it.

Non scary kids Halloween costumes to DIY - The Needle and Thread costume

8. Needle and Thread Costume (via Creating Really Awesome Free Things): Another great way to turn a piece of cardboard (and a needle and thread) into an impressive kids costume for Halloween.

Non scary kids Halloween costumes to DIY - The penny costume

9. DIY Penny Costume (via The Merry Thought): For something totally unique, you might want to break out the copper spray to DIY this penny outfit.

Non scary kids Halloween costumes to DIY - The wind up doll costume

10. Wind up Doll (via The Sewing Rabbit): There’s nothing like a last minute costume idea to save the day. Seriously. You’ll put this outfit together in next to no time.

Non scary kids Halloween costumes to DIY - Clark Kent costume

11. Clark Kent Costume (via Taking Care of Monkey Business): Because every adoring kid secretly wants to rip open their shirt and pretend to be Superman. It’s that simple!

Non scary kids Halloween costumes to DIY - The tin man costume

12. Tin Man Costume (via Make It Love It): How much fun would it be to dress your Mr Man or little Miss in this getup? It may not be the easiest DIY for the craft novice, but it’s one of the coolest.

About the author 

Mena Joseph

Editor, publisher, big kid, auntie to several munchkins and finder of cool stuff for little people. Her first ever 'job' was working in a children's toy store after school. She's been hooked on all things child related ever since. Mena volunteers at a local school, holds two degrees in psychology and has an interest in child development.

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