With Halloween right around the corner, we have to ask the question: Have your toddlers made up their minds about what they want to be for Halloween? The party store will be picked over, but you don’t want a store-bought costume anyway. What you want is one of these 62 DIY costumes that you can whip up in the next two days. No tricks here!
1. Jon Snow from Game of Thrones: Dress up your little one as GOT‘s arguably most epic (male) character for some BIG time cuteness. Mini-Jon Snow is the ultimate manly-man and is our fave choice, with painted-on facial hair and a furry cloak that’s positively *wild.*
2. John Deere Tractor: A tiny tractor costume will take playtime to the next-level for your little outdoorsman this Halloween.
3. Chanel Handbags: These days, divas start their training young. Get your little princess on track to her fashionable future by making her a classic Chanel girl. SOMUCHYES.
4. Moon Child: This free-spirited little gal has boho style that’s on-fleek. From her colorful, handmade wings, to that itty-bitty headband, we have star eyes for this wild, moon child.
5. DIY Dino Tails: These adorable dino tails are easy to craft at home for your tiny T-Rex. Dress a whole dino herd to run amok and see how 100 percent photo-worthy these kiddos are. (via Running With Scissors)
6. DIY Needle and Thread: This OG choice is super basic to make and will be fun for your little seamstress to trick-or-treat in. Here’s to keeping it crafty this Halloween. (via Creating Really Awesome Fun Things)
7. DIY Monarch Caterpillar: This monarch caterpillar get-up can be DIYed at home using just cardboard and paint. This costume is sure to be a total hit for years to come. (via The Cardboard Collective)
9. Bunch of Grapes: This healthy costume is totally green gal-friendly. Use balloons and a homemade grocery label, and you can put your cutie’s all-organic sweetness on full display.
10. Fireman: If your kiddo has his heart set on being a firefighter, this will set his heart ablaze. We can hardly handle the fire because this costume is LIT.
11. Starbucks: Do you really love Starbucks? We’re not judging. Future coffee-sippers will look the ah-dorable part in this pop culture-savvy guise.
14. Mummy: Just because a costume is last minute doesn’t mean you need to wrap yourself in toilet paper and call it a mummy. Cut up an old white sheet. Then let those strips discolor in a sink full of tea bags for that “I’ve-been-sitting-around-for-thousands-of-years” look. (via Kelly Gorney Photography)
17. Lion: By using clothes already in your kid’s closet, the only thing you’ll need to do is take a quick trip to the craft store for some faux fur. Add a little eyeliner for the whiskers, and you’re ready to go! (via Captain and the Gypsy Kid)
18. Shark: Your little trick-or-treater will be warm and toasty in this sweatsuit-turned-ferocious shark, perfect for those of us living in chillier climates. Use felt and a hot glue gun for the eyes and then put your simple sewing skills to good use for the fin. If you don’t know how to sew, cardboard will do! (via Make It Love It)
19. Sushi: Maybe goblins and scary witches just aren’t your thing. Dress up as your favorite food instead! Made from simple and easy-to-find materials like cardboard, felt, and balloons, the execution is spot on. (via Style Me Pretty)
21. Up: We’ve seen a lot of costumes inspired by the adorable Disney movie Up, but the attention to detail makes this stand out among the rest. We love that Dad got dressed up too. (via Mitch and Mickey)
22. Snail: There’s no fussing with masks or itchy wigs. This costume is basically just a backpack and should help keep complaints to a minimum (hopefully). Just try not to leave a snail trail on your way through the neighborhood. (via Oh Happy Day)
24. Rosie the Riveter: Yes we can… make an adorable costume from thrift store finds. This revamped jumper is the perfect backdrop for a Rosie costume, but a jean jacket and pants would also work if you’re not having much luck at the thrift store. If you’re all about the “Rosie” on the back, we think some iron-on patches oughta do the trick. (via The Little Ballroom)
26. Robot: This robot costume is seriously awesome. Think we can pull off an adult version? Yup. Just make a trip to the hardware store and skip all the gadgetry if you’re really short on time. (via Paging Fun Mums)
28. Raincloud: Does it get any cuter than these hand-painted raindrop leggings? This is probably the only time you won’t mind having your own personal raincloud following you around. (via Andrea’s Notebook)
29. Hot Air Balloon: We swear this one isn’t as complicated as it looks. If you want to make a big impact and have a costume that’s so memorable you’ll talk about it for years, go with this one! (via Style Me Pretty)
31. Alice in Wonderland: Can we all just agree that cardboard boxes make for some last-minute-costume salvation? Reimagine a costume that’s been done before by focusing on a specific scene, like this take on Alice in Wonderland. (via Misha Lulu Blog)
32. The Little Mermaid: You do need to know some sewing basics to bring your favorite mermaid out of the ocean for a special night of trick-or-treating. And how great would she look riding in a wagon made to look like beach rocks or a giant clam shell? (via Two Bobbins Later)
37. Edward Scissorhands: Grab a black sweatsuit and gloves and a whole lot of belts with a whole lot of hardware on them. With plastic knives as the scissors, this costume is as kid friendly as it is amazing. (via Mommy Shorts)
38. Princess Merida: If your little one is dead set on being a princess for Halloween, maybe you can convince her to be one of the coolest, toughest princesses there is! If she already has red hair, she’s basically there. (via Sew Can Do)
44. Butterfly: Spread those wings and let your little one fly… around the neighborhood for candy, that is. If you don’t have time to hand-stitch your own felt wings, grab the glue gun. (via Martha Stewart)
51. Hipster: Let your little one borrow your favorite beanie for just one night and have them pick out their own (temporary) tattoos. Just don’t be surprised when they think they’re just too cool to hold the candy bucket. (via Oh Happy Day)
52. John Lennon + Yoko Ono: Anyone can be a hippie for Halloween, but how many people will dress up as the most iconic free-spirited couple? Got a couple extra kids coming along for tick or treating? Why not have Paul, Ringo, and George too? (via Truly Sanctuary)
55. Scuba Diver: Grab those two liter bottles back out of the recycling bin and give them a second life with this clever diver costume. The whole thing only takes one to two hours, including drying time, so this one is great for those very last-minute Halloween parties. (via Design Dazzle)
57. Donut: You can transform into your favorite sweet treat with an inner tube and foam hair curlers (genius, we know!). If sprinkles aren’t your thing, you can always go with chocolate glazed. (via Studio DIY)
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