Homemade Halloween Costumes

| October 16, 2013 | 19 Comments

I was surfing the net to find interesting homemade Halloween costumes for kids that would not break the bank and be easy to make for them.  Homemade costumes are far more original than the ones you can purchase at a store. At least, you won’t find 2 alike at a party!

This is also a great opportunity for the kids to get involved in purchasing the supplies or finding the materials at home, and making the costumes.  Most supplies can be purchased at a Dollar Store.  To view on how to make them, please click on the links.

It’s a good idea to make sure our kids are seen on Halloween by motorists so give them a flashlight, add reflective tape on their costume or have them wear something that glows in the dark like a glowing necklace.

Be sure that the costume or mask does not cover the eyes, and make the wholes big enough. Makeup is always a better alternative to wearing a mask for younger children.  Also, keep costumes short to avoid tripping and falling.

Happy Trick- or-Treating!

Spider Halloween Costume

Photo credit: Readers Digest
You Will Need:
  • 1 black hooded sweatshirt
  • 1 pair black pants
  • 13 extra-thick chenille pipe cleaners
  • Heavy-duty black craft thread

    Devil Halloween Costume

    Photo credit: Readers Digest

    You Will Need

    • 1 red shirt
    • 1 pair red pants
    • 1 red hat with ties
    • 1 piece (9 x 12 inches) black stick-on felt
    • 1 piece (21⁄2 x 18 inches) red felt
    • 1 square (12 inches) black felt
    • Fiberfill or scarp of felt

Meatballs and Spaghetti

Photo credit: Parenting

You Will Need:

  • red-checkered tablecloth (or 1.25 yards of 45-inch-wide red-checkered fabric) 
  • white yarn 
  • hot-glue gun 
  • large, sturdy paper plate 
  • 8 small Styrofoam balls  
  • brown acrylic paint  
  • red acrylic paint 
  • small pot 


 Here Comes the Sun Costume

Photo credit: Parenting

What you will need:

  •  an over-size yellow sweatshirt
  •  orange and yellow felt
  • elastic
  • rickrack
  • pipe cleaners
  • fabric glue
  • a large safety pin


Photo credit: Spoonful

What you will need:

  • Template provided for sign & legs
  • pipe cleaner
  • craft foam
  • duct tape
  • poster board and ribbon
  • robe and pillowcase
  • headband



Little Bearded Gnome


Photo credit: Spoonful

What you will need:

  • 15-inch square of red felt
  • Marker
  • Glue gun and glue sticks
  • 11-inch square of white fake fur
  • Beard template (optional)
  • 28-inch length of white elastic cord
  • Blue pullover top or blue jacket
  • Sweatpants or legging
  • Wide Belt
  • Boots



Sunflower Costume

Photo credit: Spoonful

What you’ll need:

  • Green long-sleeve shirt
  • Brown pants
  • Sneakers
  • Yellow poster board
  • Black permanent
  • Pencil
  • Scissors
  • Black make-up

Ghost Costume

Photo credit: Spoonful

What you’ll need:

  • Old white sheet or plain white fabric (at least two yards)
  • Scissors
  • Dark crayon/permanent marker
  • Black face paint
  • White gloves
  • White socks and shoes
  • White long-sleeved shirt
  • Baseball cap
  • Large safety pin

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Category: Crafts, Halloween-crafts, Ottawa

About the Author ()

Lyne is a Certified Infant Massage Instructor (CIMI), Certified Professional Wedding Consultant, and an Event Planner. It has always been her dream to create a website dedicated just for Moms since her children were young. Thus, after 10 years, she finally accomplished it, and the Ottawa Mommy Club was born in May 2011. She loves all things Disney and is an avid chocoholic. She was also the Queen B of the BConnected Conference, Canada's Digital Influencer and social media Conference in Ottawa and Toronto. She coordinated the Annual Infant Information Day/Early Years Expo for the City of Ottawa for 8 years. She was also the co-chair of the Navan for Kraft Hockeyville 2009-2011 committee that organized five community events within 6 months, and helped Navan reach the top 10 finalists in Canada. In April 2011, she received the City of Ottawa Mayor's City Builder Award.

Comments (19)

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  1. Holly says:

    These are cute!! I love the gnome costume, lol.

  2. tina krauss says:

    my friends son insists on making his own costumes, even when i have offered him some. last year he went as frankenstein and made little pegs out of paper coming out of his neck. it’s pretty cute.

  3. Victoria Ess says:

    I love these! They are so creative!

  4. Brenda A says:

    Those are great. Even better, achievable! Love the spaghetti and meatballs. I will have to remember that for next year!

  5. Judy C (Cowan) says:

    Love some of these ideas and will have to remember them. Love the gnome!

  6. amy lovell says:

    thanks these are all awesome! But I especailly like the here come the sun outfit!

  7. Rene says:

    OMG thank you! These will be a lifesaver on our first ever celebrated Halloween! So cute, and so easy, from things we already have around!

    • Lyne Proulx says:

      You are welcome. Great ideas that you can get the kids involved in preparing the costumes too! Glad you like them.

  8. kathy downey says:

    Its almost time to start thinking about Halloween,thanks for the ideas

  9. Suzie M says:

    I guess its time to start thinking of this love the meatballs & spagetti

  10. fionpu says:

    awesome….my kids will have a special costumes…hope they will like it

    thanks for sharing

  11. DARLENE W says:

    GREAT IDEAS, I also like to come up with costumes ideas

  12. kathy downey says:

    I love the Little Bearded Gnome

  13. kathy downey says:

    Thanks for the ideas,trying to get a head start this year

  14. kathy downey says:

    My grandson wants to be a bug,thanks for the Spider Halloween Costume.

  15. kathy downey says:

    The time spend together making Homemade Halloween Costumes are memorable

  16. Julie says:

    We love making homemade Halloween Costumes! Thanks for the ideas and inspiration!

  17. Debbie White-Beattie says:

    This is a great way to do a costume especially when store bought costumes can cost a lot

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