DIY Kid's Costumes that cost less!

Friday 28 October 2016, 10:00 AM

Terry Hawkins
Digital Marketing Executive , LifeSearch

So you have decorated the house, carved the pumpkins and bought a lorry worth of sweets for trick or treaters,

Then you realise you haven’t got the kids Halloween costumes yet! Or maybe you would like something really unique that you will not find in the supermarkets? 

You have come to the right place! An even bigger bonus is that these costumes are super easy to make and won’t break the bank either. 
So have a read through these top ideas with some of the key pieces you need to put them together.


A white sheet will no longer do!  cut up some white voile curtains (very inexpensive if you look in the right place) and add some safe LED lights for a very ghostly effect!  Ghost-Costume


Crepe bandages are sooo cheap from any pharmacy! Buy a few rolls of these and add some spooky face paint and voilà! TOP TIP! Stick the bandages to some old clothes separately as a jumper and trousers otherwise going to the loo will be a nightmare! Mummy 

If the kids get spooked easily or you want a non-scary alternative check these costumes out!!!

Carl from UP

You couldn’t make a costume simpler! Or cuter in fact!
Some helium balloons, old 3d glasses, PVC piping and some tennis balls! The cardigan and bow tie can be used anytime… WINNING!  Fancy-Dress-Carl


A perfect last-minute costume idea! This snail costume can be easily made with craft paper,some masking or boxing tape & ribbon!

This costume most definitely won’t be made at a snail’s pace.


Rubix cube

A box and some coloured card... yep. That’s it!
Let your little ones impress all their friends with this timeless toy costume.
Bonus points if you can make it work ;)



This one is a personal favourite! 
Especially if you can get your child to say “wanna ‘Pizza’ me?!”
All you need for this one is coloured felt and preferably a glue gun, if not you can always sew this together (easy even if you're not a pro at sewing!) pizza-costume

Lego Brick 

All you will need for this is a large cardboard box, some plastic cups, glue and paint.
Simple and really effective. Your kids won't want to ‘Lego’ of this costume - sorry that was awful!Lego-Costume-Kids

The Super Hero 

All you will need for this is some plain material for the cape and some coloured felt for the mask and badge, a glue gun would be useful but again you can sew it on. The kids will be ready to save the world in no time!  Super-hero-costume

There you have it!  Simple ideas that are cost effective and aren’t specifically for Halloween, ideal for any fancy dress parties in the future.

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