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This craft category is a huge collection of DIY costumes! DIY costumes for kids and adults ( DIY Halloween costumes for kids, DIY Halloween costumes for adults, dress-up party costume ideas ), free costume sewing patterns, free printables ( Halloween masks and other costume accessories ), easy Halloween costumes & last minute Halloween costumes, costumes without sewing, cosplay tutorials, pet costumes ... and many more DIY costume ideas!
DIY Poseidon costume (Greek god costume)
Make It & Love It created a great picture tutorial for you on how to make your own Poseidon ( Greek god ) costume ! Isn't it wonderful? Poseidon is the mighty god of the sea , water, earthquakes, and horses. Just imagine yourself walking into the party wearing this super cool DIY Poseidon costume ! You'll look like you've just finished winning the battle of gods and now you're ready to celebrate! This super cool costume is absolutely a perfect choice for both kids and adults as well! ( It's also perfect as a part of a group mythology costume )
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Last minute DIY bandit costume
If you are still looking for some halloween/ dress up party costume ideas, she has a quick and easy costume you can whip up for a boy or girl of any age. With just a few quick sewing tutorials and some things you might already have on hand, you can put together this last minute little bandit costume! his costume requires very little sewing and it is great for beginners. It looks adorable on a toddler, but would work for older kids or tweens too. Or maybe you just got invited to a Halloween party and have no costume to wear? Make one up for yourself too!
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DIY Moana's flower headband - costume for kids
If you love the Moana movie, and pretty DIY costumes this gorgeous and oh-so-easy to make flower headband will be a great craft  project for you! Just a few sheets of green fleece , a bouquet of faux flowers and you will be able to create baby Moana's beautiful flower headband in no time!  At Ollie's craft blog you will find a nice step-by-step video tutorial on how to make this beautiful  flower crown! Of course this fun lower headband can be used as a part of other DIY costumes as well so it's a perfect addition for quick Halloween or dress up party costumes.
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100 Easy DIY last-minute halloween and dress up costumes
In this nice video tutorial you will find 100 different halloween/dress up party costume ! Unbelievable, isn't it? Each of these DIY costumes are super easy, quick and doesn't need special craft equipment or skills to make! The most of the costumes can be made with simple everyday household objects / outfits. If you haven't got any costume ideas for this year's halloween or dress up party for yourself or for the kids, watch this nice DIY costume collection video ! Absolutelly worth the time! In this collection you will find simple movie character outfits, animal costumes , cartoon character costumes , pun costumes and a lot more!
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DIY Balloon garland - quick party decor
Do you love those gorgeous and fun balloon garland party decorations ? This time Pretty Providence will teach you how to make this fun party balloon garland with mixed size balloons. This quick party garland is just perfect for baby showers , birthday parties or wedding parties ! And the best: this balloon garland is so much easier to make than it looks! Head to prettyprovidence.com, follow the step-by-step instructions and make yours today!
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DIY paper accordion flowers - paper folding
These gorgeous accordion folded paper flowers are perfect gifts for any ocassion ( mother's day, father's day, birthdays.. ) or you can use them as fancy party decors ( at weddings, dress up parties, birthday parties etc ). With this nice video papercraft tutorial you can create the paper flower rosettes easily from a little colorful ( scrapbook ) paper. You can spice up the paper rosette flowers with other embelishments ( buttons, ribbonts.. ) or simply attach delicious sweets to the flowers centers to create a perfect and fun gift !
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DIY Artemis costume (Greek goddess costume)
This elegant and ethereal Artemis costume by Make It & Love It is an ideal look for your young historian and lover of goddesses. As you may already know, Artemis is the goddess of the hunt, the wilderness, wild animals and chastity in the ancient Greek religion and myth. It's time to crown your little one the goddess of Halloween and huntress of her dreams, letting her live out her destiny in this super pretty costume. This gorgeous toga and these divine accessories have her feeling like a Greek divinity faster than she can say "Aphrodite." This costume is perfect for Halloween and imaginative play as well!
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DIY Greek goddess costume (Demeter costume)
Are you looking for a gorgeous but still simple to make Halloween or dress up party costume? Try this one! Today, Make It & Love It is going to show you how to make this simple and elegant handmade Greek goddess costume. In ancient Greek religion and mythology , Demeter is the goddess of the grain , agriculture, harvest, growth, and nourishment, who presided over grains and the fertility of the earth. This gorgeous goddess costume can be a great choice for both kids and adults!
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DIY Eros (Cupid) costume - mythological costume
DIY Halloween costumes are so much more fun than buying one in! Steal the show at your party with this laugh out loud, entertainingly funny and super adorable Halloween Eros ( Cupid ) costume by Make It & Love It ! Isn't is super adorable? In classical mythology, Cupid is the god of desire, love, attraction and affection. He is often portrayed as chubby little kid with a bow and a torch. ( He is also known in Latin as Amor or Eros in Greek mythology ). Cupid is winged, allegedly because lovers are flighty and likely to change their minds, and boyish because love is irrational. His symbols are the arrow and torch , "because love wounds and inflames the heart."
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How to make a balloon tower - DIY party decoration
We love balloon towers ! But sometimes you simply can't afford to pay $200 for something that will last 1 day. This is where Sandi Masori's balloon tower making tutorial comes in handy! Making your own balloon towers are not as hard as it seems. You will be surprised how easy is to make one! And the best part? You can make every party look like you’ve spent a fortune when actually these balloon towers can be made under $20. Balloon towers are perfect for birthday parties, baby showers , and wedding parties.
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DIY Satyr costume (faun costume) - mythology
Whether you're aiming to be scary, funny ( or a combination of the two ) this cool Satyr costume from Make It & Love It is a wonderful choice! The faun is a mythological half human–half goat creature in the Greek-Roman mythology. The goat man, more commonly affiliated with the Satyrs of Greek mythology or Fauns of Roman, is a bipedal creature with the legs and tail of a goat and the head, arms and torso of a man and is often depicted with goat's horns and pointed ears. These creatures, in turn, borrowed their appearance from the god Pan of the Greek pantheon. They were a symbol of fertility, and they were also capable of guiding humans in need.
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Simple handprint paper masks - fun kids craft idea
Are you looking for a simple, fun paper craft idea which doesn't require fancy craft materials and crafting skills? Try these super fun handprint paper masks! These handprint paper masks can be perfect additions to a spring carnival costume or you can make some with the kids just for fun! In this nice craft site you will find 3 different paper mask designs and a few ideas about how to decorate them! These fun colorful paper handprint masks also can be great keepsakes! These colorful paper masks are super simple,super quick and also super fun so even the smallest crafty hands can create some in no time!
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DIY Ruffled tissue paper garland - easy party decor
Pretty Providence sharing with us this frugal but festive DIY ruffled tissue garland ! Gorgeous isn't it? If you had nothing in your stash but scissors, this garland would cost you $3, one for the string, one for the needle and one for the tissue . If you wanted to have more than one color- add a dollar for another pack of tissue. Awesome, right? We are such a fans of easy DIY party decors ! Crepe paper ( or tissue paper ) garlands are not just fun for parties ,but they will bring a bit of joy into your home on a daily basis! This easy crepe paper garland can be a great addition to your birthday party, wedding party, baby shower or any other occasions!
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DIY Tinkerbell costume for kids (sewing tutorial)
If your girl is super CRAZY about fairies and Tinkerbell make this gorgeous Tinkerbell fairy costume for her with the help of this nice costume making tutorial ! The costume itself needs a little sewing experience, but you can change the sewn parts with normal clothes or a no-sewn tulle skirt. You can also use fleece or felt because it doesn't fray at the edges. And even if you already have a costume for this year Halloween consider creating one of these for your dress-up box . ( Everything purchased for this costumes was under $3 a yard! )
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DIY Little red riding hood Halloween costume (with sewing pattern)
I your kids love the Little red riding hood story they will love this beautiful Red riding hood costume! In this nice craft blog you will find a step-by-step sewing guide and a free template for making this gorgeous Red riding hood costume, and as an extra you can find here the big bad wolf anf granny costumes as well! So this idea can  be a perfect group or family Halloween / dress up costume! Well, this Little red riding hood costume is not the easiest DIY costume in the world but if you love to sew  it will be a piece of cake! Or alterantively you can use ordinary girl clothes similar to this design and put them together!
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DIY Black cat Halloween costume for kids
Do you need a simple – but super cute – kids costume for Halloween or the next dress up party ? With items you probably already have in your home, you can make this easy DIY kids’ black cat costume in less than an hour. You can make an adorable black cat costume from a black jacket, black jeggings, and a furry scarf in minutes! Along with some pink felt, a headband, a glue gun, and a plastic duo-tang you can create a super sweet kitten headband of your own as well. And the best is in this super easy diy halloween costume is: you don’t have to worry about sneezing!
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DIY Hamburger costume (no-sew costume)
If you are looking for a really easy and adorable last minute costume idea , we’ve got you covered! Make a hamburger costume that will steal the show at Halloween! This time Stitched by Crystal and Make It & Love It will show you how to make this super fun cheeseburger ( hamburger ) costume literally under minutes! Plus this lovely little cheeseburger costume is a no-sew project which is also super cool. Get the costume making tutorial at makeit-loveit.com and create yours now:
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DIY Poison Ivy costume - Halloween costume for girls
Need a gorgeous costume? Try Poison Ivy : a DC Comics Super-Villain and Batman adversary! Poison Ivy is a botanist and notorious Eco-terrorist who uses plant toxins and mind-controlling pheromones for her criminal activities, usually aimed at protecting endangered species and the natural environment. Overall the DIY Poison Ivy costume is fairly straight forward to put together, maybe the only challenging part will be gathering the materials. This DIY costume involves a little hand sewing but besides of this, this is a fairly easy but still gorgeous costume suitable for both little girls and adults.
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Easy DIY 3D paper star - Christmas decoration
We love the magic that Christmas decorations can create. Especially paper stars ! These easy DIY Paper stars by Elizabeth Joan Designs can instantly transform a ho-hum space into something truly magical. These DIY paper star lanterns make pretty decorations with cut out patterns or even without lights inside. ( You could make a gold star to put on your Christmas tree! ) Elizabeth will teach you how to make these super simple but also super gorgeous paper stars in no time with a few simple steps:
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Easy hanging paper flower - party or spring window decoration
This nice step-by-step video craft tutorial will show you how to make this beautiful paper flower. This spring flower craft is not just super easy ( suitable for kids of all ages ) , very quick but it's also versatile! It can be a great fun party decor at Easter/spring, birthdays , or a hanging clover decor at St Patrick's day ! To make some gorgeous hanging paper strip spring flowers you will need: colorful construction paper ( or magazines, wrapping papers etc ) , scissors, glue and that's it! You can hang them almost everywhere, they will look gorgeous in your classroom or home windows, or you can make a colorful paper spring garland with them!
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DIY gorgeous spring flower lantern (or gift box) - free pattern
For you upcoming wedding or spring party create a delicate paper flower lantern which can be used practically as well as aesthetically. The House That Lars Built came up with a gorgeous paper flower lantern that you can place an electric tea light in. She also added some delicate florals on it and voila : a perfect spring party decor was born! We love inexpensive , easy, but still gorgeous party and home decors ! These floral paper lanterns are one of the most beautiful paper decors we seen so far, and it's almost costs nothing! You just need a sheet of construction paper and a hobby knife to create one. Isn't it gorgeous?
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DIY X-ray cardboard box costume - easy Halloween costume for kids
Who else is having fun planning costumes for Halloween ? For this Halloween dress up your kids as a DIY X-ray machine ! This DIY X-ray costume ( or boxtume ) is so simple to make and the outcome is so adorable! This DIY box costume is perfect for every Halloween lovers looking for a unique,fun and super quick, last minute costume idea. ( You don’t see many X-ray’s walking around, do you? ) Follow Rachael's step-by-step costume making tutorial and create your own super cute and quick x-ray costume from simple household materials:
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DIY Bubblegum machine Halloween costume - sewing tutorial
This DIY Bubblegum machine Halloween costume can be tackled by just about anyone. It doesn’t require much sewing at all (only a tiny bit on the skirt) and is a perfect costume for the tween/teen age who don’t know what to be for Halloween. But let’s be real, adults will love this too.The skirt is made with felt, which is nice and stiff and stays in place really well. Go to makeit-loveit.com and learn how to make your very own pretty DIY gumball machine costume!
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Quick and easy DIY banana costume (costume making tutorial)
This DIY banana costume by Studio DIY is perhaps the easiest and funniest costume we’ve ever seen! Fun, colorful and instantly recognizable! Deciding on a costume for a party or Halloween is never easy. Buying or renting costumes can also be an expensive investment, especially if you go to a lot of themed parties. This super fun banana costume is an easy and affordable way to stand out at any party! There are so many different types of fruits you can dress up as, such as apples, bananas, strawberries, and grapes, and if there are a couple of you going together, you could even go as a fruit bowl!
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Jet pack from plastic bottles - fun costume for kids
Here's a step by step tutorial on how to create your very own rocket jet pack from plastic bottles! This quick and inexpensive recycling craft project promises to make you the best parent in less than 20 minutes!  The instant joy in your little boy's eyes is worth every minute! This plastic bottle jet-pack is perfect for halloween or dress up parties or just for everyday fun!  To make one fun jet-pack costume you will need: plastic Coke bottles, silver acryllic (spray) paint, and some felt (or paper) for the flames. Brilliant idea, isn't it?
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DIY Fleece unicorn hat (free sewing pattern)
This cozy little fleece unicorn hat helps a creative young fashionista make a bold fashion statement! This time Fleece Fun teaches you how to make this super adorable fleece unicorn hat ! And, as an extra, she will provide you a free fleece hat pattern to go along with. You can easily sew this cozy little unicorn hat as part of a fun unicorn costume , winter coziness or just for fun! This fleece unicorn hat is fun to make and a great activity to do with a child.
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