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71 DIY Halloween Costumes for Kids and Adults

Discover creative Halloween costume ideas you can make yourself.

By: Chelsea Scarnegie, Editor,
71 DIY Halloween Costumes for Kids and Adults

It's never too early (or too late, for that matter) to start planning Halloween costume ideas, especially if you would like to make them yourself. These DIY Halloween costumes are just what you need for a creative and inexpensive holiday. With these costumes, you and your children can be whatever they wish on a budget you'll love. Whether your kids want to be something cute (or at least cuter than they already are), or you want to keep it simple, these homemade costumes are suited for everyone.

It seems that Halloween costume prices just keep getting higher and higher. Why spend so much money on an outfit that you or your children will only get to wear about once a year? Everyone will love showing off their handmade costumes, and the loved ones will be impressed. Embrace your silly side and dress as a tasty piece of candy or a yummy bag of popcorn. Show your neighborhood whose kids are cutest and dress them as a friendly pirate or an adorable Frankenstein monster. And you'll be surprised how easy it is to make a cool spider costume or a superhero outfit. Let your and your children's imaginations run wild this autumn and make something that you'll always remember.

DIY Halloween Costumes for Adults

Below, discover some of our top DIY Halloween costumes for adults. We've broken this list down into costumes for women, men, and couples. Of course, don't let the subcategories limit your creativity! Browse all of the adult costume ideas to see what might be the most fun option for you this year.

DIY Halloween Costumes for Tweens

These awesome costumes are perfect for kids who are a bit mature for princess costumes but not totally interested in some of the adult costume ideas featured above. Many of these simple ideas are timeless, such as vampire capes and witch costumes.

DIY Halloween Costumes for Kids

Our biggest selection by far is this list of costume ideas for kids! There are so many adorable ideas to choose from. Many of these costumes can be made with items you already have at home or even in the recycling bin! Best of all, these costumes are relatively affordable compared to pricey store-bought options. Enjoy perusing this list of inspiring ideas!

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