17 Legendary Last Minute Halloween Costumes for Adults

If you’re in a panic because you waited too long to make your annual homemade Halloween costume, don’t be scared stiff just yet. I am here to help you. You may be just as notorious of a procrastinator as I am, or this may have been the year where you put your energy towards your kids or grandkids’ DIY Halloween costumes and forgot to focus on yourself. We can get through this together! With these amazing last minute costume ideas for adults, you’re sure to find something up your alley.

17 Legendary Last Minute Halloween Costumes for Adults

There are all sorts of creative and fabulous Halloween costume ideas here to choose from. Whether you have a weekend till your costume deadline or literally five minutes, you’re sure to find something to suit your needs!

Easy and Clever Crafts to Make in a Pinch:

Adult DIY Minion Costume

Halloween Costumes for Guys Ideas

Here are some creative Halloween costumes for men you’ll want to try out.

Toy Army Man DIY Halloween Costume

Group and Couples Halloween Costume Ideas

You’re bound to find a great idea among these crafty couple costume ideas and group costume ideas.

Flapper DIY Halloween Costumes

Unique Halloween Costumes

These easy Halloween costumes for adults are slightly more involved, but can still be accomplished in a weekend.

Quick Portrait Costume

Don’t forget to check out more ideas for DIY Halloween costumes in 10 Tips for Making Halloween Costumes.

10 Tips for Making Halloween Costumes

And, this wondrous video will give you some no sew Halloween costume tips:

What’s the best Halloween costume you’ve come up with quickly?

Jurassic Park Dinosaur Crafts and DIY Costumes for Kids

In lieu of the newest installment of the Jurassic Park series, your kids (and most likely you) are jumping up and down in excitement for the improved CGI graphics. As you should be! It’s been a long haul since the first movie came out. Universal Studios still has a portion of their theme-park dedicated to the incredible water ride where a T-Rex ends up eating you; when in reality you feel like you fall to your death, finally being soaking wet. I wonder what they will do to the park with the “Raptor Squad” being a thing with Christ Pratt on his motorcycle. Anyway, I’m sure your child is wanting to go see the movie. At your own discretion, parents, by all means go see the movie. But you don’t want your kid to just go in a t-shirt. No, they need an awesome, easy kid’s costume or dino craft to prepare themselves for an incredible movie.

Jurassic World Inspired Crafts

Honestly, I haven’t even seen the movie yet. Though from the record-breaking box office money made the first weekend alone, I feel like my chances of it being really good are, well, really good. I will also admit that it is not until very recently that I saw the first movie in its entirety. Oh, I know. It’s been on TV for forever and a day, but I never had any interest in seeing it. No, I haven’t seen the other two movies in the series, but I have been advised not to do so. I was told by a little pterodactyl that they were the equivalent to how good Jaws 2 and Jaws 3-D are. To each their own.

You’re going to have a roaring-great time making these dinosaur crafts for kids to do. I love the homemade dinosaur hoodie which would be paired great with the homemade tail that wraps around your child’s waist. You don’t have to make these just for the movie! Dinosaur crafts and dinosaur sewing are super awesome ways to get your child into play time and create their own Jurassic world. (See what I did there?)


Jurassic Park Dinosaur Crafts and DIY Costumes for Kids


Dotty Dino TailDotty Dinosaur Tail

This dino tail is a cute way to get creative with different patterns for “scales.” If you’re looking for an educational standpoint, teach them about reptiles, amphibians, and fish that have scales.



Dino Tail for Dress UpDinosaur Tail for Dress Up

This homemade dinosaur craft is the same as above, only it doesn’t have spots. So if your child wants just a plain tail, here is a tutorial that will go straight to those steps.




Dino Plaster CraftsDinosaur Plaster Casts

You can make these easy plaster crafts of dinosaur toys and have them be “fossils.” Hide them in a sand box, sensory table, or a box of dirt so your child can “dig up” their own fossils.



Printable Dino MasksFree Printable Dinosaur Masks

If you don’t want to get your hands dirty, then you’ll love these free printable dinosaur masks. Your child still gets some fun play time out of them and you don’t have a mess to clean up!



Dragon Dress Up CostumeDIY Dragon Dress Up Costume

I know it says “dragon,” but this easy kid’s costume looks just like a dinosaur’s spiky spine.




Dino Hoodie DIY Dinosaur Hoodie

My movie theater is always cold—I believe that all movie theaters are programed that way because it somehow makes you buy more warm popcorn. Anyways, this modified hoodie will be your lifesaver for when your child gets cold.


We want to know: are you for the original Jurassic Park or do you like the new Jurassic World better?

Be a Hero! Superhero Crafts for Free Comic Book Day

This Saturday, May 3rd, is Free Comic Book Day. On this day, generous comic book shops throughout the country give away comics, completely for free! Since we love superheroes and all things free at AllFreeHolidayCrafts.com, we’re celebrating this super-holiday with superhero crafts inspired by everyone’s favorite comics.

Superhero Crafts

Just because Comic Book Day is once a year doesn’t mean that these DIY projects have a deadline. Celebrate your inner-hero on the daily with decorating ideas, creative recipes, and amazing costumes, masks, and capes! Don’t forget to head out to your local comic book store this Saturday to grab your free comic, perhaps dressed in one of the handmade costumes below.


Costumes and Capes

Comic Book Hero CapesBe the hero on Free Comic Book Day with our favorite superhero costumes and capes. No matter what your favorite comic book is, there’s a simple superhero craft you’ll enjoy below. Put your sewing skills to the test and create a cool cape or mask.

  1. Fantastic Felt Superhero Masks
  2. Captain America’s Vibranium Shield
  3. Superhero Mask
  4. Spider-Man Costume DIY
  5. Superhero Cape Pattern
  6. Dark Knight Bathman Towel
  7. Comic Book Hero Capes
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Comic Book Decorations

Superhero Comic Book BannerGet your home ready for Free Comic Book Day with a few handmade decorations that you’re sure to love. Invite all of your comic-obsessed friends over so you can read your free comics together! A party isn’t a party without decorations, and the ones below are super, man!

  1. Superhero Comic Book Banner
  2. Superhero Storage Jars
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Spider-Man Birthday Cake After your decorations are in place, you’ll need some super-snacks to replenish yourself. From Spider-man to The Avengers, the cute treats below perfectly demonstrate your comic book craze.

  1. Spider Man Birthday Cake
  2. Supercookies
  3. Superhero Cupcakes
  4. Earth’s Mightiest Avengers Cake Pops [break] [break] [break] [break] [break]


What is your favorite comic book?

How to Make a Tutu + More Tulle-riffic Crafts

How to Make a Tutu + 4 Tulle-riffic CraftsThe saying goes that diamonds are a girl’s best friend, but I think when it comes to accessories, the tutu is seriously underrated. Tons of little girls love flaunting their fabulous tutus every chance they get. In fact, I know quite a few that tell me dress up time is all the time!

Whether your little princess doesn’t own a tutu or already owns twenty, you can learn how to make a tutu she’s never seen before with the help of these simple tutorials. Weary sewists, never fear. Scroll all the way through this post to learn how to make a tutu without sewing!



Basic DIY Tutus

1-Hour TutuSo you’ve decided to jump into the tulle-riffic world of making tutus. Congratulations; your adorable adventure starts here! All of these DIY tutu tutorials will teach you everything you need to know to get started, even if you’ve never tried making a tutu before. Dive into these easy sewing projects and learn how to make a tulle tutu:

 How to Make a Tutu for Everyday Wear

How to Make a Tutu DressTutus are more than just a whimsical accessory to add to your child’s outfits. Truthfully, little girls can (and will) wear their tutus any time they want, but if you’re going somewhere with a dress code, their super-poofy tutu might not blend in. Thanks to these easy sewing projects, you can let your child wear their love for tutus on their sleeve….or, rather, on their shirt. Learn how to make a tutu they can wear anywhere:

Homemade Costumes with Tutus

Mystical Mermaid TutuWe’ve already determined that dress up time is all the time, so I’m sure you’ll agree that there’s no need to save your child’s costume tutus for a special occasion. Allow your child to unleash her imagination any day of the week with any one of these adorable DIY tutus:

How to Make a Tutu the Easy Way

No-Sew Fairy TutuIf your sewing skills are a little lackluster, don’t fret; you can still learn how to make a tutu! These no-sew projects will help you outfit your little princess in her own fabulous tutu.



BONUS! Other Tutu-Inspired Projects

Fluffy Tutu and Button Wall ArtFeeling inspired by all these DIY tutu tutorials? Dress your little girl’s room to match her tulle-riffic style with any one of these decorative crafts!


Which one of these DIY Tutus is your favorite?

Halloween How-To: Little Angel Costume

This tutorial is brought to you by Latrice Murphy from Any Occasion.

If you’re like me and have kids, you get a little sticker shock from the price of Halloween costumes. Luckily, my kids have a crafty mom, who will attempt to DIY just about anything for a good price. This year, my daughter said she wanted to be an angel. I went online, researched other ideas and pulled a few thing together very quickly to come up with my DIY angel costume.

Price Breakdown:

  • Tulle (10 yards on sale 40% off = $9)
  • Headband for waistband (Free- from my stash)
  • Wire hangers (Free from my cleaners)
  • White long sleeve t-shirt ($6 Target, but it will get worn a lot)
  • Shoes ($6 from Wal-Mart, but will get worn a lot)
  • Feather Boa ($3 after 40% off)
  • Tights ($3 from Target, but will get worn more)

Total cost- $27 (I bought items I knew would get worn for the rest of the school year, so my cost is actually lower if you think of it that way)


Other Materials:


  • Hot Glue Gun
  • Doilies or coffee filters
  • Glitter
  • Mod Podge
  • Wire snips
  • Adhesive tape
  • Duct tape


To Make the Wings and Halo:

First, you need to snip the curved hanger part off and duct tape the straight parts together. After that, you’ll want to take apart a third hanger and create a halo going perpendicular to the where you attached the wings together.


Next, you want to cover the wings with the doilies using a adhesive tape runner. I folded mine mostly in half and filled in.


Next up, you want to glitter those wings by brushing them lightly with Mod Podge and shaking white shimmery glitter all over. I did this part outdoors.


To finish the wings up, use your hot glue gun to adhere the feather boa along the edge and around the halo. Take your time and don’t burn yourself like I did. This is what the finished wings and halo will look like.



To Make the Skirt:

Cut your tulle down to 3” wide pieces and measure how long you want them to be. You will be able to trim later as well once the child tries it on.


Tie the pieces of tulle through the openings in the headband all around. We ended up with three rows to make a nice full skirt. You can add as much or as little as you would like.


Trim up the ends to the height of the child after they’ve tried it on. This is what the finished skirt will look like.


Add tights, shoes and a t-shirt and you’re done. It took me about two hours to complete this project, but my daughter loves it and can’t wait to wear it this Halloween and use it for dress up at home. Try something fun today and make this year’s Halloween even more special.

Last Minute Halloween Costume Ideas from Our Fans

AllFreeSewing asked our fans what the easiest costumes to make for Halloween were and got some incredible answers! We laughed, gasped, and reminisced over your feedback to us. By the end of the post we realized that when it comes to quick Halloween costume ideas, you guys don’t mess around. In response to your awesome input, we compiled a list of 29 Halloween Costume Ideas to make at the last minute. While we really can’t choose a favorite from this list of easy Halloween costumes, we did pull some stand-out answers for you to breeze through. Take a look and see if you’ve ever been guilty of these quick, but effective, approaches to All Hallow’s Eve. Enjoy this taste of Halloween costume ideas from our wonderful sewing community below, plus 5 new Halloween projects on AllFreeSewing!

Hocus Pocus Halloween Witch Hat

From our 29 Halloween Costume Ideas:

  • Ghost = Sheet with a couple of holes, LOL.
  • Adam & Eve!!
  • Toilet…long skinny box for the tank…smaller square for the bowl glued on the front…cut round hole in bowl box for the candy.
  • Gangrene – it’s a group costume. Participants wear green hefty bags and green socks. Muwahahaha!
  • My son rolled himself in a white blanket & added a sign tied around his neck that said, “Please don’t squeeze the Charmin.”
  • My niece went as a smarty pants once. She pinned smarty candies all over her pants!
  • Find the full list of 29 Halloween Costume Ideas right here!

Looking for More Homemade Halloween Costumes?

Wispy Ghost Halloween Costume

Check out the 5 latest additions to AllFreeSewing for Halloween! These are great ideas if you’ve got little ones around the house in need of easy, quick fixes.

  1. Frankenstein’s Monster Halloween Hat
  2. Wispy Ghost Halloween Costume
  3. Yeehaw Cowboy Costume
  4. DIY Lace Halloween Cat Ears
  5. Hocus Pocus Halloween Witch Hat

What are you being for Halloween?

103 Halloween Sewing Patterns: Your Complete Crafty Guide to Halloween

103 Halloween Sewing Patterns: Your Complete Crafty Guide It’s that time again . . .

What’s the worst part about Halloween?

That’s a trick question. There are no bad parts of Halloween, only good parts and better parts! Halloween is a crafter’s paradise, bursting with reasons to start fun new projects. In fact, there are so many crafting opportunities that the biggest difficulty can be narrowing down the field. Thankfully, AllFreeSewing stepped up to the plate this year to round up the Complete Crafty Guide to Halloween, featuring the very best of Halloween crafts! This guide has everything: Halloween recipes, DIY home decor, homemade costume ideas … if a project is awesome, crafty, and Halloween-themed, it’s here.

 Eatin’ Good: Halloween Treats

Halloween Treat Bags



The best part of Halloween trick-or-treating is dumping your haul on the kitchen floor when you get home and gorging yourself on sugary goodness. This year, help your kids trick-or-treat in true style, with one of these awesome homemade trick-or-treat bags! Then impress all the neighbors’ children by handing out incredible homemade peanut butter cups.




Sittin’ Pretty: DIY Home Decor

Fantastic Fall Pumpkins

Pumpkins are everybody’s favorite part of fall. They look good, they taste good, and they make for some seriously fun carving. Add a little pumpkin spice to your Halloween decorations with one of these unique pumpkin sewing patterns. Whether you opt for the Fantastic Fall Pumpkin or the Pumpkin Wall Hanging, your house will be ready for the season.



Lookin’ Fly: Easy Homemade Halloween Costumes

The Cutest Prince Charming Costume Ever


There’s nothing more charming than a little prince. This collection of homemade Halloween costumes will give your kid an adorable edge over his or her fellow trick-or-treaters. Whether they want to get gussied up like a Disney Princess or are prepared to scare as one of the recently risen dead, like a mummy or a ghost, you’ll be able to find plenty of easy sewing patterns in the Complete Crafty Guide that cater to their Halloween whims.




What’s your favorite part of Halloween?

25 Frightfully Fun Homemade Halloween Costumes for Kids

It’s almost that time of year…the time when ghastly ghosts, soaring superheroes, wicked witches, pretty princesses, and macabre monsters haunt the streets of your neighborhood, intent on their hunt…the hunt for candy! If you want your kids’ sweet tooth to be satiated this year (so you don’t have to endure the mummy-like moans and groans), you better make sure your little ghouls and goblins are dressed to impress. A sheet with holes for eyes isn’t going to cut it anymore. (Just think of poor Charlie Brown and his goodie bag full of rocks.)


Lacking costume creativity? Don’t fear, fair crafters! We’ve gathered up some of the best homemade Halloween costumes for kids so you can help transform your little ones into their chosen alter egos on All Hallow’s Eve, may they be sweet or sinister, cute or creepy, whimsical or wicked. Get in the spooky spirit with these frightfully fun homemade Halloween costume ideas!

Avast, ye maties! Your little swashbuckler will be ready to sail the high seas in this awesome pirate costume! Complete with mustache and eye patch, this homemade pirate Halloween costume will be sure to snag your tike a treasure trove of treats on Halloween night. (No popcorn balls, though, or you’ll have to walk the plank!)

Precious little pixies will love twirling in this fabulous fairy tutu. This whimsical costume is perfect for little girls who dream of fantasy fairy forests filled with dancing orbs of colorful light and shimmering pixie dust floating on the breeze. Whisk your fairy princess away to a land of imagination with this darling DIY costume! (And don’t forget, every fairy princess needs a fairy wand and a sparkly crown!)

Evil villains, beware! With these comic book hero capes, little superheroes and heroines will be unstoppable in the face of injustice on All Hallow’s Eve! Whether Superman or Batman is their preferred protector, your tiny crime fighters can become the champion of their choice with this homemade hero Halloween costume. (Or if your little caped crusader wants a more general look, try these simple starred superhero capes and starry superhero masks.)

Wanna take a walk on the wild side this Halloween? Try a homemade animal costume! It’ll be an absolute safari in the streets on October 31st as ferocious tigers, dotty dinosaurs, and lumbering bears stalk their candy prey. Or if your kid is looking for a loftier option, try an owl mask or some fine-feathered falcon wings. (Their bird’s eye view will give them the advantage so they can zero in on the best houses.)

With one of these creative costumes, your kids will be sure to score a stockpile of sweets this Halloween (enough to keep them sugared up and satisfied until next year). Find even more awesome homemade costume ideas when you check out 25 Homemade Halloween Costumes: Easy Costumes for Kids on AllFreeKidsCrafts.com. Plus, take a peek at our collection of 43 Haunting Halloween Crafts for Kids and Easy Halloween Decorations for even more fun and festive ways to celebrate the spooky season!

Do you prefer homemade or store-bought Halloween costumes? What’s the best Halloween costume you’ve ever worn?

Princess Gloves from Blooms and Bugs: National Sewing Month 2013

It’s Day Seventeen of National Sewing Month! Too see the daily blog posts, projects of the day, and more National Sewing Month details, click here.

National Sewing Month 2013

Princess Gloves

Hello friends, this is Anshu from Blooms and Bugs. I’m sharing a sewing tutorial for princess gloves or fingerless gauntlets, because, well, what princess worth her tiara doesn’t have these posh gloves. These gloves make a great accessory with all those princess costumes and are also a great addition to her dress-up box after Halloween.

Best of all, this pattern is free and takes less than half an hour to make. So lets get started..shall we?

Princess Gloves in size ( 2T – 6T)


Stretch Velvet fabric – 10 inches

Elastic thread

Time: 30 mins

Level: Beginner

Seam Allowance: 3/8 inches ( unless otherwise specified)

Pattern: Self drafted (only rectangles of two sizes are used in these gloves)

Cut out the following pattern pieces:

  • 2 rectangles 11 inches x 7 inches (7 inches part should be on stretchable side).
  • 2 rectangles 1.75 inches x 1 inch (1 inch part should be on the stretchable side).


Princess Gloves

Fill the bobbin with elastic thread and sew two 6 inch seams along the center of the width (7 inches part).

Princess Gloves

Sew two more seams along one side.

Princess Gloves

On the other end, line up the raw edges and sew two inches from one end (right sides together).

Princess Gloves

Line up the one inch side of the smaller piece so that the center of the 1 inch side falls on the seam line. Sew along the raw edges (right sides together).

Princess Gloves

Fold the main piece in half lengthwise (right sides together). Sew a seam starting with the smaller piece all the way to the bottom of the glove.

Princess Gloves

Stretch velvet is a knit fabric which means we don’t need to finish the edges. All we need to do now is snip all the stray thread and try them on over our little fashionista.

Princess Gloves

That was all about making fingerless gloves or gauntlets for your princess costumes. Visit me at Blooms and Bugs for more costume sewing tutorials or my etsy store for buying a custom-made costume for your little girl.

Princess Gloves

What is the first Halloween costume you remember wearing?


19 Halloween Crafts for Kids: Homemade Halloween Costume Ideas and Spooky Decor

Halloween Crafts for Kids free eBook cover“Double, double toil and trouble; Fire burn, and caldron bubble.”  Welcome the spookiest (and most fun) night of the year with witches’ chants, scary movies, and, most importantly, Halloween crafts for kids. Whether you know that spell from Shakespeare’s Weird sisters, from Mary Kate and Ashley’s movie of the same title, or just by hearsay, it’s iconic, bringing memories of Halloweens past rushing back.

Make October 31st a special night for the kids by introducing them to the fun customs of the evening. Show them the best Halloween films, dress them up in their requested costume, and take them from house to house for a sugar rush. It’s simple to stay away from the creepy and keep with the slightly spooky fun when you follow the guide to a happy Halloween: 19 Halloween Crafts for Kids: Homemade Halloween Costume Ideas and Spooky Decor. All of the crafts in this ghoulish guide are appropriate, easy, fun, and thrilling, bringing Halloween back to an innocent celebration of imagination.

This spectacular collection of crafts will give you ideas to keep the anticipation building throughout the fall, culminating in amazing eerie evening. Forget those pop-up Halloween shops and keep the holiday inexpensive by crafting your own costumes and decorations. No one has ever won first prize in a costume contest wearing a store-bought ensemble. These ribbon-worthy homemade Halloween costume ideas are unique, guaranteeing that the judges take a second look.

With this free eBook by your side, you’ll be ready to spook and smile the moment the clock strikes midnight (or when you wake up in the morning). Deck your house out in petrifying projects and dress yourself in clever costumes to make this Halloween the best yet.

Spooky Decorative Halloween Crafts for Kidskooky-candy-corn-softie-kwdpage

Attract trick-or-treaters from near and far with the best Halloween decorations your neighborhood has ever seen. The best part about these dark decorations is that they’re all extremely inexpensive to make, keeping more money in your pocket for important things like candy. Your awesome decorative Halloween crafts will slightly scare guests, and then cause a bunch of giggles when they find out what your projects are truly made of. We’ve got pumpkins, witches, goblins, ghouls, ghosts, and skeletons covered in 19 Halloween Crafts for Kids: Homemade Halloween Costume Ideas and Spooky Decor, so no important Halloween symbol will be left out. Craft all of the decorations in this free eBook, and you’ll be ready to accept the award for coolest house on the block.

menacing-monster-glovesHomemade Halloween Costume Ideas

There’s no way your Halloween will be complete without an awesome homemade Halloween costume. Luckily, we’ve taken care of the hard part: thinking of original ideas that will make you stand out from the crowd. All that’s left to do is assemble your Viking, princess, superhero, or pig, and that’s easy as can be. Simply print out the tutorial and follow the simple steps to Halloween costume contest victory. There are costume ideas for absolutely every type of kid in this great guide, so don’t worry about having to wear the same costume as your brother. Impress classmates, friends, and fellow trick-or-treaters with your out-of-this-world, unique, homemade Halloween costume ideas.

What is the best Halloween costume you’ve ever seen/worn?