30 of the Most Creative and Cheap Halloween Costumes For Kids in 2020

It is ALMOST October and we all know what that means… HALLOWEEN! I love Halloween! It is such a fun holiday and my kids LOVE deciding what they want to be each year. I always cringe at how much people are charging now-a-days for halloween costumes! It is ridiculous! I saw a Finding Nemo costume that costs $200! FOR ONE NIGHT OF FUN, $200! And chances are, they will get candy, dirt, or whatever else they find on Halloween, all over it! There is no need to spend that much on a costume!

So, as my kids told me what they wanted to be this year, I started to get online and look up DIY Halloween Costumes. I found SO many great ideas that I wanted to create a post where you can go and find all the best ideas in just one place. These ideas are going to be kids, but with some adjustments to size, you could make it work for anyone.  Just keep your mind open and be creative with it. You don’t have to do it exactly like the picture. Add your own little twists to it and make it fun! I just found the best ideas out there so that you won’t have to spend hours researching and can just pick your top pick right here in this post. Now, just spend all your time creating that perfect costume.

Some of my greatest memories with my kids have been prepping Halloween costumes. It is so much more fun to go out, go shopping for pieces, find things around the house, and throw it all together into a Halloween costume than it is to just buy online and find it in your mailbox. It will not only save you money, but it will also build memories! I am DIY all the way when it comes to costumes!

I don’t want to make you wait any longer, so are you ready?

The Best DIY Halloween Costumes for kids

1. Rain Cloud

Isn’t this awesome? I can guarantee that they would be the only rain cloud in the neighborhood! No need to have the same costume as everyone else! This would be so fun to make and it is so simple! You child will love this! And think of how affordable this one would be!

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2. Hot Air Balloon

This is so creative! And honestly, it wouldn’t take too long to make! Just buy some balloons and the rest can just be things you find around the house. Talk about an inexpensive halloween costume! And I am sure EVERYONE will love just how cute this is.

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3. Peter Pan & Mr. Smee

Isn’t this great? Your sweet babes can be their favorite characters USING CLOTHES THEY ALREADY HAVE! This is brilliant and they will love it!

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4. Jellyfish

Although they might not be able to see so well, they will adore this fun little costume! I mean who doesn’t want to be a jelly fish? Just use an umbrella you already have and BOOM, costume finished before you know it! Also, I saw this super cute glowing jelly fish idea on Pinterest, although there aren’t any instructions for making this cute DIY glowing jellyfish costume, you can add some battery-operated lights to the first idea and use a clear umbrella.

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5. Dragon

This costume is so easy, yet so adorable. There is absolutely no sewing involved. It is made out of cheap material and it is so simple, your child could even do it by themselves (with supervision of course!)

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6. Scuba Divers

Aren’t these the cutest! And hey, you’ll be recycling when you make this costume too!! This one is super cost effective and so adorable.

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7. Unicorn

Almost every little girl wants to be a unicorn at least once for halloween! This is the perfect, easy, DIY tutorial to follow! You little girl will never forget this halloween costume!

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8. Pac Man

I had to end with this one because isn’t it just hilarious?! Your kids will love this! And think, you could make this a family event. Each member in the family could be a different ghost and one of your kids could be the pac man! It could be epic!

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9. Toy Story’s Forky

Forky is such a fun character in Toy Story 4. You can make this costume 4 different ways. Each version are great easy and inexpensive Halloween costume ideas.

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10. Wings

With these easy homemade Halloween wings, your child can be just about anything this Halloween. Try Batman, Batgirl, or a Vampire Bat.

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11. Mario and Luigi

If you know two little Boys who love Mario and Luigi, then this is Halloween costume is a must! There is a chance you or someone you know has all the supplies needed for this cheap Halloween costume!

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12. Mummy

This homemade DIY Mummy Halloween costume is a classic and it is super easy to make.

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13. Skunk

Here is a super adorable homemade skunk costume that your toddler can wear this Halloween. Now just imagine him crawling across the floor with his bushy tail… SO CUTE!

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14. A Penny

This is a super creative and fun Halloween costume idea. If you have multiple kids, each kid could be a different coin. Wouldn’t that be adorable?

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15. Tinker Bell

This easy DIY tinker bell costume would be perfect with the Peter Pan and Mr. Smee costume! All it takes is little bit of crafting and sewing and then an awesome family Halloween costume.

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16. Elsa

Frozen might’ve come out a couple of years ago, but what girl still doesn’t want to be Elsa? Instead of buying an expensive costume, try making this simple DIY Elsa costume this Halloween.

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17. Stick Figure

This Stick figure Halloween costume is so perfect and creative. If you need any last minute costume inspiration, this is it!

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18. Gumball Machine

What a super cute and fun costume for Halloween! While this gumball costume looks intricite, it is actually easy and you can make it in minutes!

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18. Cotton Candy

This cotton candy costume is my favorite! You kinda just want to gobble her up it is so cute and fluffy!

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19. Construction Wrecking Ball

What a fun way to go trick-or-treating! Try this construction wrecking ball costume for your kids you love to build and destroy!

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20. Birthday Candle

Another super creative and simple Halloween costume, perfect for kids! It doesn’t take much to make this Birthday candle. It would also be so adorable and fun to do with a group of friends.

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Check out these other super cute DIY Halloween costume ideas for 2020.

Most of these ideas we found didn’t have clear instructions on how to make it, but they are pretty simple and can mostly be made with household items.

21. Toilet and Toilet Paper

This DIY toilet paper Halloween costume is great for 2020. Because what doesn’t say 2020 like toilet paper? And if you have another child, you can make a toilet costume to go with it.

22. Easy Mac and Cheese

All I have to say is, brilliant! Why have I never thought of this? This would be the greatest costume! And think of how fun it would be to create! You child would remember the time he was mac and cheese for halloween forever!

23. Baby Things

Thing 1 and Thing 2 is another classic and perfect Halloween costume idea that is so easy to make for best friends or siblings.

24. Lumberjack and Librarian

This Librarian and Lumberjack costume is a perfect last minute Halloween costume idea.

25. Scarecrows

Aren’t these scarecrows the cutest? You can easily sew this Halloween costume together with some old material and clothes.

26. Harry Potter and Hermione

This costume is perfect for your Harry Potter fans. You don’t need to buy a fancy Hogwarts robe to do this one. You can find any black robe and make a wand using chopsticks, hot glue, and paint! And don’t forget the glasses!

27. BB-8

This Star Wars BB-8 costume is so cute. Check out these instructions as the original author gave a little direction for what she did to make this awesome kids Halloween costume.

28. Groot

I think one of my kids will dress up as Groot from Guardians of the Galaxy in our home as we are avid Marvel fans. You can make this costume using old cardboard and a lot of creativity!

29. Stoplight

What a fun idea! This super cute stoplight Halloween costume can be made out of just paper or paint on top of a cardboard box. This will entertain your kids for hours as they make it and then they will feel so proud to wear it on Halloween Night!

30. Old Ladies

This old lady costume is the most adorable thing! Two is better than one here! If you have a little playdate friend or cousin, dress them up alike! Hey, maybe you could get a group together to recreate the golden girls?? Now that’s an idea!

Final Thoughts

I’ve given you 30 awesome options of different DIY costumes that can be used for your babies, your toddlers, your teens, or even yourself! Just remember that you don’t have to make it exactly like the photo. Do it your own way and make the perfect costume for you or your kids! Halloween is supposed to be fun! It shouldn’t drain your wallet though. So get to making your super awesome, super affordable costume!

 

 

Types: Crafts, Sewing, Baby, Kids
Categories: Clothing, Halloween

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