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?

Crazy-Cute Celebrity Pumpkin Patterns

Unique pumpkin patterns can be hard to come by, but we’ve done our research over at These celebrity pumpkin patterns are as unique as the stars they’re modeled after. Whether you’re looking for your favorite reality star, internet sensation, or heartthrob, we’ve found fun and creative ways to create the perfect pumpkin. Trust us, you’ll be famous with your neighbors when you pull off one of these crazy-cute celebrity pumpkins!


Grumpy Cat Pumpkin

Grumpy Cat Painted Pumpkin

It’s hard to resist the adorable charm of Grumpy Cat. That precious frown quickly quickly became an overnight internet sensation. Whether you have a Grumpy Cat shirt or you just love to share his many memes on the web, you can’t deny his appeal. Now you can bring Grumpy Cat home with the Grumpy Cat Painted Pumpkin. It’s one of the best painted pumpkin ideas we’ve seen this season. With some paint and felt ears, you can bring that famous face to life. This frowning pumpkin will give everyone a smile.


Honey Boo Boo Pumpkin

Honey Boo Boo Pumpkin


Whether your a fan of the show or not, everyone knows who Honey Boo Boo is. This cute little kiddo seemingly became famous overnight! If you can’t get enough of the reality show this simple pumpkin tutorial will have your front porch glittering like Honey Boo Boo herself in no time! Let your fan flag fly with the adorable Honey Boo Boo Pumpkin pattern, it’s sure to catch the attention of your guests this season.



Justin Bieber Pumpkin

Justin Bieber Pumpkin
Be honest, no one is a stranger to Bieber Fever! Show off your love for The Biebs and his awesome tunes with this hilarious pumpkin parody. The Justin Bieber Pumpkin uses a voluptuous wig to bring that infamous hair swoosh to life right in front of your eyes. It’s sure to be a memorable pumpkin! If you’re looking to do something different with your Halloween pumpkins this year, this is the pattern for you. Plus, what better surprise can you present your favorite Bieber fan with this fall?




Snooki Pumpkin


Dedicate your autumn decor to everyone’s favorite new mama, Snooki of the popular MTV show Jersey Shore. When it comes to celebrity pumpkins, this pattern is the queen of them all. Add a fun poof to the top of your Snooki Pumpkin and add a pair of dangles to show off the diva in her. It will have all your friends and family laughing, and quickly become one of more memorable painted pumpkins you’ve ever created.



Which celebrity pumpkin will you make first?

Easy Halloween Treats for Kids: 16 Copycat Recipes and More

Ding dong! It’s that time of year again. Trick-or-treaters are preparing their best Halloween costumes, parents are decorating the house, and everyone has candy on the brain. You want to make this Halloween better than the rest…but how? Copycat recipes for candy of course!

AllFreeKidsCrafts teamed up with AllFreeCopycatRecipes to make this list of the best homemade candy recipes for a Halloween everyone will remember, including edible Halloween crafts for kids. These copycat recipes mimic some of the best name-brand candies, so these Halloween treat ideas are great for impressing friends and family at Halloween parties. From excellent candy bar recipes to yummy Halloween crafts for kids, there’s something for everyone to love. Don’t worry; this list also includes sealed-candy ideas for trick-or-treaters, so everyone can get in on the fun.

Trust me; if you give out these awesome Halloween treats, you won’t get a single trick played on you this Halloween.

Copycat Candy Bar Recipes

Homemade Snickers Bars

Chocolate lovers will be in heaven with these awesome candy bar recipes. These Halloween treats are delicious homemade versions of all your name-brand favorites, like these Homemade Snickers Bars. Your kids will love bragging to their friends that the best candy on the block came from their house. Check out more of our homemade chocolate candy recipes:

Trick-or-Treat Ideas for Kids

Trick or Treat Party PoppersGet the whole family in on the candy-making fun with these edible Halloween crafts for kids. Even the youngest family members will love making easy Halloween treats as a family. But instead of just dropping candy into visitors’ trick-or-treat bags, make some Trick-or-Treat Party Poppers to add a little surprise. Trick-or-treaters won’t know if they’re about to get a trick or a treat! Here are more trick-or-treat ideas for a fun Halloween:


Copycat Recipes for Candy

Candy Store Gumdrops

Homemade candy recipes make the best Halloween treats! Everyone in the neighborhood will think you got these sweet treats from the candy store, especially if you make these Candy Store Gumdrops. If you’re looking for more Halloween recipe ideas without chocolate, these copycat recipes for candy are for you:

Healthy Halloween Treats

Apple Candy Monsters

Halloween treats for kids can be healthy, too! If your kids need a break from their trick or treat candy but still want something sweet, they’ll love Halloween snacks like these Apple Candy Monsters. Your kids can even help make these Halloween recipes. Don’t miss the last of our copycat recipes for Halloween:


Still hungry for more? You’re in luck! Get more delicious copycat recipes for candy with a free ebook from AllFreeCopycatRecipes, or download more Halloween crafts for kids with a free ebook from AllFreeKidsCrafts:

19 Halloween Crafts for Kids

13 Best Homemade Halloween Candy Recipes


What’s your favorite Halloween treat?

10 Totally Festive, Wearable Pumpkin Crafts

Dress up for Halloween this year…and not just with a costume.

It’s Halloween time again. It’s the season of pumpkin spice lattes, scary movies, trick-or-treating, and orange-colored Oreos. There are so many things to love about Halloween. For all Halloween’s scariness, not much about the holiday frightens me, except picking out a Halloween costume. I have so much trouble deciding on a costume, but I still want to be festive on Halloween day! Well, I found a solution for myself with these DIY pumpkin crafts.  Below, AllFreeJewelryMaking has complied a list of  10 wearable crafts that you (and I) can sport throughout the season.

Neat Pumpkin Homemade Necklaces

Pumpkin and Ghost Clay Necklace

You won’t miss out on the Halloween spirit with these homemade pumpkin necklaces. These wearable pumpkin crafts are a simple way to  add some festiveness to your outfit. Even if getting dressed up in a costume is not your cup of tea (or apple cider), this Happy Halloween Necklace still lets you delight in participating in the holiday. If bats are not your fancy, try this Pumpkin and Ghost Clay Necklace instead.


Beware: Awesome DIY Wearable CraftsPrecious Pumpkin Beads

There are plenty of other pumpkin crafts you can use as accessories this holiday. I just love these Precious Pumpkin Beads! You could use them to make all sorts of DIY jewelry, such as necklace pendants, bracelet charms, DIY earrings, or even cute pumpkin pins. They are such a versatile pumpkin craft!

Here are some other wearable craft options:


Frightening Festive Earrings

Cute as a Pumpkin Homemade EarringsNot a fan of necklaces or bracelets? Not a problem. The easiest way to add pumpkin jewelry into your wardrobe is DIY earrings. There are so many great tutorials on how to make earrings for Halloween, but my favorite are these Cute as a Pumpkin Homemade Earrings.

Dare yourself to try these other DIY earrings:

Baby Pumpkin Crochet Beanie


And if you have a little pumpkin in your life….try out this adorable Baby Pumpkin Crochet Beanie from FaveCrafts!

Be sure to try out these festive, wearable pumpkin craft ideas this Halloween! If you are interested in more Halloween jewelry projects (maybe skeletons and witches are your favorites), check out AllFreeJewelryMaking for more ideas.


What is your favorite Halloween accessory?






Halloween Party Guide: Recipes, Decor, and More!

9 Halloween Crafts and Halloween Recipes for PartiesAre you planning to throw a Halloween party this October? Go big when it comes to your party decorations and recipes and grab your free copy of our latest holiday eBook, 9 Halloween Crafts and Halloween Recipes for Parties. From Halloween party recipes to handmade Halloween decorations, this go-to holiday guide will show you how to plan the perfect bash without breaking your budget! Learn how to make peanut butter cookies that look like bats or to create edible ghosts that the kids will love. No matter what type of treat you’re sharing over a trick, these yummy Halloween recipes will be an instant hit. Don’t forget to work on that haunting ambiance and add a few Creepy Yarn Spider Eggs or a holiday-themed table runner. No matter what you need for your Halloween party, 9 Halloween Crafts and Halloween Recipes for Parties will have you covered!

Creepy Yarn Spider EggsDecorating for Halloween

From table runners to votives, these handmade Halloween crafts will have your house looking sinfully spectacular. With the help of our free, printable Halloween eBook, you’ll be able to start on you Halloween home décor ahead of schedule. Free up some of your spare time to start making Halloween décor, it’s a sure fire way to make your house the scariest one on the block. Ensure that you don’t get skipped by Trick or Treater’s this year and download your copy of 9 Halloween Crafts and Halloween Recipes for Parties.

Party Crafts for Halloween

Grown Up Halloween Party

Hang fake spider eggs from the ceiling, add bloody votives to the bathrooms, and use a creepy witch hat centerpiece at your party table. With Halloween craft ideas like these, your party will be one howlin’ good time! Have a group of kids that are all grown up and out of the house? Have your neighbors over for a grown-up Halloween party, our latest Halloween eBook has just the right about of inspiration you’ll need to pull it off. There’s no reason not to celebrate while you wait for Trick or Treater’s to approach your door, so get crackin’ on these creepy crawling Halloween party crafts.


Halloween Peanut Butter Treats

Halloween Recipe Ideas

Grab your favorite ideas out of our free eBook, 9 Halloween Crafts and Halloween Recipes for Parties and get started on some of these tasty treats. These delightful and delicious treats are devilish enough to die for, and what would suit the holiday better? Whether you are a chocolate addict, a fruit fanatic, or a cookie monster, the crafty and cute selection of Halloween recipes included in this eBook will have something to satisfy your sweet tooth. Plan the perfect Halloween party yet with some of the cutest, and most clever, Halloween dessert recipes on the web. We’re sure you won’t regret making any one of these fun sweets.

How would you plan the perfect Halloween Party?

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 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? Giveaway: Glitterville’s Handmade Halloween

Glitterville's Handmade Halloween

Glitterville’s Handmade Halloween is a collection of funky Halloween holiday projects with a fun-house feel that will have you crafting right up until the end of October. Fill your Halloween party with these frighteningly festive decorations. The book includes instructions for 20 Halloween craft projects that you can make with the simplest of materials. Just some glitter, clay, pipe cleaners and imagination are all you need to make these fun-filled crafts.
 Glitterville’s Handmade Halloween is the creation of Stephen Brown, the designer behind the Glitterville gift and decoration line and a judge on TLC’s Craft Wars. The whole book is infused with Brown’s unique and quirky sense of style. Each project is introduced by a wacky poem about the craft, and all of the decorations in the collection have a cohesive feel. Brown loves bright colors, goofy faces, and skinny limbs made of materials like florists’ wire and chenille sticks. This gives his projects a bright, zany look that can be a little unnerving–perfect for Halloween!
If you’re bored by the same old spooky Halloween decorations you can find in any party store or craft book, Glitterville’s Handmade Halloween is for you! These crazy, whimsical craft projects will keep Halloween cheerful and fun. is giving away one copy of Glitterville’s Handmade Halloween to one lucky winner. You could win!

Learn more and enter to win here.

Contest ends September 14, 2013. You can enter once daily, return often to improve your chances of winning!


Cinema Saturdays: Halloween Treat Boxes

Make a customized homemade goodie bag for your Halloween party guests, grandchildren, or even trick-or-treaters. This video tutoria from will show you how to make completely handmade Halloween treat boxes. These treat boxes are made with die-cut candy jar chipboard shapes with windows cut in the center so you can see all the goodies inside. To hold the candy inside the box, you can recycled plastic packaging to make transparent windows for the treat boxes. Alternatively, you can slip a cellophane bag of candy inside the treat boxes. Embellish the boxes however you like using scrapbook paper, flowers, stamps, and more. Find out how to make these adorable treat boxes with this video tutorial:

Link Love: Glitter Crafts

No other topic can divide a group of crafters quite like glitter. Some people love it and use it as often as possible, while others consider it “the herpes of crafting” (the originator of this quote will remain anonymous). Whether you love it or hate it, glitter seems to be the great equalizer in the craft world. Anyone can go out and buy some, and you can use it for both basic and complicated crafts. Lately, it seems glitter is everywhere – it’s used to upcycle old clothes, update thrift store finds or even decorate rocks. You can find glitter crafts for Halloween, Christmas, Easter and everything in between.

Add a little sparkle and fun to your life with glitter. It adds a whimsical, girly touch to even the more basic crafts. If you’re new to crafting, start by upcycling an item you already have and simply add a little glitter here and there. To create Party Glitter Pumps, you only need a pair of shoes and some gold Glitter Blast. If you’re feeling more adventurous, you can create your own Glitter and Rhinestone Rings and sprinkle loose glitter onto a Cool2Cast mold.

If you can’t get enough of these projects, be sure to check out 15 Crafts that Shimmer, Glitter, and Sparkle. This crafty collection is filled with crafts you can wear and display.

Whether you like it or not, glitter isn’t going away anytime soon. In fact, it seems that glitter crafts will continue to get more and more popular.



  1. Festive Glittering Clothespins from Valley & Co.
  2. Glitter Striped Top from A Splendid Assemblage
  3. DIY Glitter Cupcake Stand from The Sweetest Occasion
  4. Acid Zombie Banner from Let’s Go Sunning
  5. Glitter Trays from Paper & Cakery
  6. Glitter Paper Weight/Vase Fillers from La Vie en Rose
  7. DIY Heart Jumper from Tulle & Trinkets
  8. Glitter Slime from The 36th Avenue
  9. Origami Glitter Cranes from Zakka Life


Glitter: love it or hate it?

Spooky Spiders, Wiggle Eye Trees, Glittery Snakes and more on Cool2Craft TV!

Cool2Craft TV - Happy Halloween

This week, the Cool2Craft design team is going spooky! Watch your favorite crafters create super cool projects and join in the on-line live chat. Join EcoHeidi Borchers, Tiffany Windsor, Candace Jedrowicz, and Savannah Starr for this week’s online episode.

EcoHeidi is crafting a Sparkly Spider Repositionable Applique, Tiffany Windsor is crafting an EEK! Tabletopper, Candace Jedrowicz is going steampunk with a Bat Necklace and Savannah Starr is glittering slithery Snake Barrettes.

It’s easy to watch the Cool2Craft TV Channel right from your computer. Watch craft demos and join in the live chat at showtime at Monday October 15, 2012 – 9 am Pacific/11 am Central/noon Eastern.