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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!
10 Different fun & quick DIY Halloween costume
This week on Kamri’s YouTube Channel she featured 10 adorable Halloween Costume Ideas . We thought you might like to see her 10 Food Inspired DIY Costumes . This video was so much fun! Which is your favorite? Each of these DIY costumes looks perfect as last minute DIY Halloween costumes for girls. These fun food costumes will make perfect DIY Halloween costumes for kids, for teens, and even adults. The costumes: Gumball Machine, girly and cute Cotton Candy, fun Candy Buttons, super-cute Donut, bubbly bunch of Grapes, adorable bag of Jelly Beans, perky Pineapple, perfect Slice of Pizza, fun box of PopCorn, and a beautifully-ripe Strawberry! . . .
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Adorable ice cream costume with fabric pains
Some Halloween costumes are just too complicated, especially when you need a costume last-minute and don’t want to do anything over-the-top when you’re just going to work for the day. With the right paint products, you can simplify this cute Halloween costume using just a painted shirt and a headband and create a DIY simple ice cream t-shirt to pair with a honeycomb cherry headband! Wear your t-shirt with pants, jeans or a skirt of your choice and still feel as festive as everyone else for Halloween ! . . .
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Super cute DIY granny costume for kids (old lady costume)
For Halloween ( or the upcoming dress-up party ) dress up your ( little ) girls as a  granny ! This cute DIY granny ( old lady ) costume is SUPER quick to assemble, and doesn't requires special craft skills. We love that girls can wear this cute DIY granny costume all the time, not just on Halloween ,so that’s a huge bonus! The glasses were an old Happy Meal toy, but you can also find some online. ( Or create one from a cardboard box ) . Such a simple and affordable costume ,that is absolutely adorable. . . .
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DIY Cardboard spaceship (UFO) costume - free template
With this fun free DIY Cardboard spaceship ( UFO ) template that ZygoteBrown Designs developed, you can make this DIY Cardboard spaceship ( UFO ) in no time! which is a great addition to any dress-up box or for that next costume for Halloween . Once you have made the base you can decorate it however you like, either using metallic paints, old circuits,foil, or other fun stuff. Read this tutorial to learn how to make your own spaceship costume ! This spaceship costume can be great for both adults and kids even just for play! . . .
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DIY Balloon candy - fun birthday party backdrop ( birthday decor)
This DIY Balloon candy photo booth backdrop is every little ( and big ) kid’s dream. It uses bright and colorful wrapped candies that are made out of balloons ! Find out how to make a sugar-filled dream world that would make even Willy Wonka envious! This DIY Balloon candy backdrop is perfect for birthdays and dress up parties even in the last minutes, because it's so easy ( and fun ) to make! Who knew the way to make any colorful object was to just wrap it in cellophane? It works, and it’s awesome! . . .
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DIY Space alien headband - quick Halloween costume for kids
This DIY Space alien headband is super easy and you can buy all the bits from a craft shop. This costume is also great to make with kiddies. This funny DIY Space alien headband can be made literally in minutes with a few styrofoam balls and pipe cleaners. This fun Halloween or dress up party costume is also a nice way to create something fun with the kids ! This DIY Space alien headband can be a great family or group costume as well because it will look great in any color or size! This great last minute costume idea is perfect for both boys and girls ( adults and kids as well ) ! . . .
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Easy DIY Clown costume - last minute costume for kids
Sometimes the easiest costume ideas are the best! Not just because they are super quick, easy and inexpensive but because they're also super fun! This sweet clown costume can be made literally in minutes! You can easily put this costume together in time for Halloween if you need a last minute costume . Basically just make a few oversized pom-pom’s and pin them to a fun striped shirt. For the hat you can just use poster board or felt, or even a pre-made cone found at your local craft store. Add some fun silver boots to top it all off! . . .
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Easy DIY Shooting star costume for kids - last minute costume
Make your child a shining star with bhg's oh-so-easy costume instructions ! This DIY Halloween costume is e asy and inexpensive . This easy DIY costume will make your child shine bright through an adorable star cutout. This costume is a quick and easy costume solution because it uses things you probably have around the house, and doesn't require any special clothing! . . .
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Easy DIY hippie costume - funny Halloween costume
Grab an extra large youth shirt, fabric dyes and turn your daughter into a little flower child. It's no princess costume, but it's colorful AND you can turn the shirt into a dress for later use! Wanna make one for the little hippie in your life? Read this nice costume making tutorial and create one for her ( and four yourself, because being a hippie for Halloween is just pure fun! ) . . .
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DIY Pizza costume - funny Halloween costume for kids
We are so excited to share this fun pizza costume! Homemade costumes are much sweeter than most store-bought ones! This DIY pizza costume is a fun costume you and the kids can make together this Halloween . Plus it's made from just recycled cardboard and a few items so you don't need any difficult tools or materials to make one.Beyond a costume ,you can make it as a giant party decor for a pizza night! You can create other fun DIY food costume s with this idea: imagine circle shape biscuits or doughnuts! . . .
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DIY Swan princess costume from a cardboard box
This DIY Swan princess costume is so simple and and so fun! With a little paint and a cardboard box ,this gorgeous swan princess costume can make all your little girl's dreams come true! And for under $5, this cute Halloween ( or dress up party ) costume is a win for parents too. The free templates for the swan body piece can be found in this nice craft blog as well! Feel free to be creative with the colors and decorations ! And don’t hesitate to make this adorable Halloween or dress up party costume for an adult! It's super easy to size up . . . .
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DIY Houseplant costume for kids - Halloween costume idea
A house plant costume for Halloween? Kinda random, yes. Which is exactly why you should make one! Also, can we take a moment here to reflect on how ridiculously cute this kid looks in it? This adorable, fun and super easy to make Halloween (or dress up party) costume  doesn't require sewing or special crafting skills so it can be a perfect Halloween costume choice even if you aren't a craft goddess! The kids will love this  funny costume even more if you attach some colorful flowers to the costume! . . .
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Easy DIY planet costume for kids with hula hoops
Today Amy shares with us her kiddo’s DIY planet Halloween costumes ! Fun idea, isn't it? We love creative Halloween costumes that the kids can dress up in for the rest of the year. With this nice step by step tutorial you will be able to make this fun costume in no time! And the best: if you have hula hoops at home this easy DIY planet costume is a super quick, frugal and easy costume to make! This DIY planet costume can be great costume choice for both boys and girls. . . .
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DIY Popcorn costume
This popcorn costume project is easy and fun to create and after it’s few hours of glory ( if you don't have the heart to throw it away ) ,you can just hang it up as a fun ceiling lampshade! And, it can be easily taken down and used again next year. What's so great about this popcorn costume is that it's really easy to make ,cost less than $20, and not only looked like real popcorn ,it also smelled like butter-flavored popcorn ! . . .
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DIY Carrot costume - costume for kids (free sewing pattern)
We just love fun costume ideas! We know your average 10/11/12-year-old kid isn’t going to beg you to be a carrot for Haloween this year….but it’s a fun DIY costume idea for babies, toddlers, or even high school aged kids who are past dressing up like super heroes and princesses but want something a little more unique and kind of hilarious to wear! Or hey, this would be an awesome adult costume too! . . .
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DIY Giant troll hair - fun costume for kids
This troll hair DIY is perfect for giving the look (and height) of that amazing troll hair. This troll hair DIY Halloween costume is easy to make and we love how BIG it is. Perfect for getting that troll look.  This easy to follow tutorial will show you how to make this costume piece step by step. With a few materials this troll hair will help you (or your little one) stand out in a crowd. . . .
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DIY Mandrake costume for kids (Harry Potter)
A Mandrake, also known as Mandragora, is a plant which has a root that looks like a human (like a baby when the plant is young, but maturing as the plant grows). When matured, its cry can be fatal to any person who hears it. Whenever unearthed, the root screams. The scream of a mature Mandrake when it is unearthed will kill any person who hears it. If you know a kid with similar hysterical / unearthly crying , this will be the perfect Halloween costume for her / him! Besides of it's fun meaning, this mandrake costume is super easy and quick to make. . . .
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Last-minute DIY scuba diver costume for kids
Need a simple, last minute Halloween costume for your toddler? Try this fun, last minute, super easy to make scuba diver costume!  We love the pacifier regulator! It’s our favorite part of the whole costume! This DIY scuba diver costume is an excellent costume on the cheap that really got some great use out of.  So next year be sure to keep DIY scuba diver Halloween costumes high on your list! . . .
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DIY Tin man costume for kids (The wizard of Oz)
Remember the lovely tin man from The wizard of Oz? Try this creative costume idea, and make a tin man costume for your kids! This fun and creative DIY costume can be perfect for the next Halloween or dress up party because surely it will be a great (or not the greatest) hit! You’ve probably figured it out by now, but the shoulder, elbow, and knee joints are covered with dryer vent flexible tubing.  And the fabric? It’s vinyl. So it’s stiff and mimics a “metal” look, while still being really comfortable and not one bit heavy, like real pieces of metal would be. . . .
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Funny DIY Clark Kent (Superman) costume
For Halloween (or the upcoming dress-up party) dress up your (little) boy as a superhero! This DIY Clark Kent costume is SUPER quick to assemble, and doesn't requires special craft skills. We love that boys can wear this DIY Clark Kent (Superman) costume all the time, not just on Halloween, so that’s a huge bonus! The glasses were an old Happy Meal toy, but you can also find some online. (Or create one from a cardboard box). Such a simple and affordable costume, that is absolutely adorable. . . .
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Easy DIY wind-up doll Halloween costume for kids
Turn your little one into a real life vintage wind-up doll for Halloween. All you need is a bit of cardboard, spray paint, elastic and glue. Dress your child in an old-fashioned doll-like outfit, then slip the keys' elastic around their shoulders like a backpack and voilá' you have a super cute wind-up doll costume! This DIY dress up party or Halloween costume can be a great choice even in the last minutes because it's so easy and quick to make! And of course it can be great as an adult costume as well! . . .
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DIY Funny  fried egg costume for kids (free sewing tutorial)
Emma from MyPoppet.com went to her school's dress up party as an egg because it was an egg-ceptional egg-cuse for punny egg jokes! If you want to make a fried egg costume of your own for Halloween or a party, read on, the instructions are pun free. This DIY Funny  fried egg costume is  certainly a lot of fun to make and even more fun to wear! . . .
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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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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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DIY Spinning fidget spinner costume from cardboard
We are so excited to share this fun giant fidget spinner cardboard costume! If your kids got in on the fidget spinner craze this past year, they will love dressing up as one this Halloween. What's amazing is that this giant fidget spinner actually spins ! Plus it's made from just recycled cardboard and a few items so you don't need any difficult tools or materials to make one.Beyond a costume ,you can make it as a giant fidget spinner that kids ( and even adults ) will love spinning just for fun ( check out the video to see it spin in action as a costume, in the air and on the floor! ) . . . .
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DIY Strawberry costume for kids (sewing tutorial)
We love super adorable,fun and quick costumes ! Look at this cute DIY strawberry costume ! How sweet is that? However it requires a little bit of sewing this DIY strawberry costume is definitely a quick one! The arm holes are very basic ( no sleeves! ) and the whole thing is stuffed loosely with some fluffy batting. Because a happy berry is a plump and juicy berry! Definitely a fun DIY costume to make! If you can't sew ( or you don't want to ) you can easily swap the strawberry 's body part with simple red clothes . . . .
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Easy DIY Mary Poppins costume ( no-sew)
Are you on a hunt for a fun and super easy costume? Try this DIY Mary Poppins costume ! We are super excited about this homemade costume because Mary Poppins was our all time favorite movie when we were child. Plus,we are huge Disney fans! As if that isn't enough, this Mary Poppins costume is super easy to make, so win win win ! One of the things we like the most in this DIY Mary Poppins costume is that you can made it using pieces from your own closet. So this would definitely make an awesome last minute costume ! . . .
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DIY No-sew star wars costumes - felt craft
Freda designed these adorable Star Wars costumes for a Star Wars-themed party. They are too fun not to share! At Sophie's word you will find the free! templates to make your own Star Wars costume tunics, or, you can just use the basic tunic template and design your own!  Grab some felt and create a BB8, a Darth Vader,a stormtrooper,a Jedi,a Luke Skywalker,a Leia, a Rei or a Chewbacca costume in no time! This fun no-sew star wars costume can be a great last minute costume at Halloween or a star wars themed dress up party! . . .
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DIY Dinosaur hat - easy costume for kids
For our super fun kid-made dinosaur crafts, we added this awesome DIY Dinosaur hat for kids to our arsenal of preschooler cutting practice projects!  We love that this craft uses felt as a cutting material and gives preschooler some practice with the scissors! If you'd like to make your own Dinosaur hat, check out the tutorial below. This can be made with or without your child. If you make it together please provide full supervision and use your discretion when it comes to using scissors and glue guns! . . .
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Cardboard box viking helmet (free template & video tutorial)
With this fun free downloadable wing template that ZygoteBrown Designs developed, you can make this winged viking helmet as well as the horned version! All which are great additions to any dress-up box or for that next costume for Halloween. Once you have made the base cardboard viking hat you can decorate it however you like, either using wings or even horns. Watch the video at the end of the tutorial to learn how to decorate it with fun wings! If you want to add horns you can find them in Zygote's site with many other fun cardboard costume ideas! ( You can find a  free viking helmet pattern >> here . . .
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DIY Cardboard box Minecraft (Creeper) mask - easy costume
Making masks is fun, especially if they are pixelated! Today, you can learn how to make a Minecraft mask out of a regular paper bag (or cardboard box) and colorful paper. To create your very own Minecraft (Creeper) mask you will need: a paper bag, green paper in different shades, glue and a pair of scissors. ( Do not forget to leave a few blank spaces for the eyes! ) Of course this fun mask making technique is perfect for creating another pixelated (Minecraft) characters as well! This DIY mask is a perfect last minute costume  for Halloween or Minecraft parties! . . .
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Easy DIY party photo background - sequin photo booth
Happy New Year ! New Years Eve is the perfect occasion to make something from your giant sequins or from some of your leftover gold Christmas wrapping paper! This easy DIY party photo background will look so glamorous in your living room at your New Years Eve Party. We think this sequin wall would work great as a photo booth backdrop but besides that it could be cool decorations for a party or wedding . It’s pretty hard to be in a bad mood in the presence of so many sparklies! This party decor project is actually pretty easy but of course goes faster and better with helpers. . . .
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