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6 Homemade Halloween Costumes for Kids

If you’re looking to save a few bucks on this year’s Halloween costume, look around your house. You’ll be surprised to learn that you have a perfectly viable costume tucked away in the back of your closet! Here are six homemade Halloween costumes for kids that will save you money, and draw plenty of smiles! You may have to get some parts at a store, but you’ll still save plenty of money.

Lady Bug

Ladybugs are the one crawly creature that that many kids find fun, cute, and friendly. They’ll feel the same wearing this simple, striking costume. Get instructions!

What You Will Need:

  • Black turtleneck top
  • Pair black tights
  • Black headband
  • 2 pieces (12 x 18 inches) stiff red felt
  • Piece (12 x 18 inches) black felt
  • Square (12 inches) stick-on black felt
  • 2 hook-and-loop stick-on buttons
  • 2 large chenille pipe cleaners
  • Regular black pipe cleaner



Firefighters are universal heroes; so many youngsters – boys and girls – are likely to choose this costume. You can buy a firefighter’s hat at a party store. Everything else you should be able to find in your house. Get instructions!

What You Will Need:

  • Black turtleneck or T-shirt
  • Pair black pants
  • Firefighter’s hat
  • Black plastic tablecloth, 54 x 54 inches
  • Roll 3⁄4-inch black electrical tape
  • Roll 3⁄4-inch yellow plastic tape
  • Roll 3⁄4-inch yellow reflective tape
  • Hook-and-loop self-stick buttons


Furry Lion

This furry lion costume feels soft and snuggly because it uses a thin, very soft type of fleece available at most fabric stores. Get instructions!

What You Will Need:

  • Yellow sleeper
  • Yellow baby cap with ties
  • Square (12 inches) yellow felt
  • Square (12 inches) brown felt
  • Square (12 inches) tan felt
  • 1⁄2 yard (18 x 60 inches) lightweight brown-and-tan-patterned fleece


Ice Cream Cone

Your child will love this ice-cream cone costume: a scoop of vanilla covered with sprinkles and, of course, a red cherry on top. Get instructions!

What You Will Need:

  • White turtleneck shirt
  • Pair black pants or tights
  • Roll non-adhesive tan shelf liner for china
  • Red plastic cereal bowl
  • Fuzzy green pipe cleaner
  • Package multicolored pompoms
  • Orange marker
  • 14-inch embroidery hoop
  • Yard 1⁄8-inch black elastic
  • Scrap of red stick-on felt or red tape



Whatever your child’s temperament, this Halloween he or she is guaranteed to be a snow-white angel, complete with wings and a halo! Get instructions!

What You Will Need:

  • White sleeper
  • White pipe cleaners
  • White 6-foot marabou feather boa
  • Package of feathers
  • Foam sheet (12 x 18 inches)
  • String or white shoelaces


Bouquet of Flowers

Turn your tiny trick-or-treater into a bouquet of flowers and no one will be able to resist her or him. Get instructions!

What You Will Need:

  • Yellow shirt
  • Pair yellow pants
  • Bunch fabric flowers from a craft store
  • 6 fabric leaves from a craft store
  • Yard green yarn
  • 12 yellow felt circles, 1⁄2-inch diameter (optional)
  • Soft headband

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