5 Easy to Make Last-Minute Kids Costumes

by Shari Wargo Stamps

With Halloween fast approaching and most of the costume stock in stores either not up to par or completely wiped out, it’s the time of year when parents hunt for easy DIY costumes that look good and make the kiddos happy without breaking the bank. Here are 5 costumes you can make at home just before Halloween without prior classes at your local craft store.

Ice Queen

Credit: The Kim Six Fix

Credit: The Kim Six Fix

If you have a FROZEN-obsessed child in your house then you may want to peek at how Kim from The Kim Six Fix cleverly created her own version of the Elsa costume using a regular kids dress pattern from the store! This is the perfect DIY for parents with toddlers who crave the princess dresses then cry about how itchy they are — Make your own!

Classic Pumpkin

Credit: Using Our Words

Credit: Using Our Words

A cute little pumpkin costume is surely one of the most classic costumes of all, dating back to well before 1980. It’s usually one of the first costumes parents try out on their infants just so they can say, “Look at my little pumpkin,” but it’s also a super simple costume to make for the big kid in your family. Check out Using Our Word’s quick big kid pumpkin costume tutorial here.

King

Credit: Mama Smiles

Credit: Mama Smiles

Kids love being royalty, and this costume from Mama Smiles makes creating a last-minute king costume attainable. A bunch of felt and kiddo t-shirt really make this costume come to life!

Stroller Friendly iPhone

Credit: Rookie Moms

Credit: Rookie Moms

Finding unique ways to dress up a wheelchair or stroller isn’t easy, which is why this iPhone picture costume idea from Rookie Moms is so awesome — It’s simple and functional!

Fairy Tale Princess

make a princess costume in 15 minutes

Credit: Mama Smiles

Whether your daughter wants to be Cinderella, a fairy godmother, her own made up princess, or Princess Buttercup, this adorable 15-Minute DIY Princess Costume from Mama Smiles will be well worth your time.

Which DIY costume is your favorite?

 

Shari Wargo Stamps is a California-based freelance content creator, event planner/consultant and the creator of savvyeveryday.com, the lifestyle site for parents. Connect with her on Instagram, Twitter, Facebook, and Periscope!