How To Make Your Kids Halloween Costumes From Scratch

If you want to save a little money this Halloween, making your kid’s costumes can be a great way to do it.  Not only that, it’s a nice little creative project for you to have! Here are some tips to help you:

Decide What to Make

Decide with your kids what costumes to make. Try to come up with something creative, but something you’ll definitely be able to make from scratch. Some things might not be possible, but then again, where there’s a will there’s a way. You might just have to think outside of the box!
Here Are Some Ideas:
  • A transformer.
  • Dracula.
  • A pirate.
  • A Fairy.
  • A wookie.
  • A princess.
  • A Disney character.
  • A clown.
  • An animal or imaginary creature like a unicorn.


Check Out Tutorials

There are all kinds of tutorials online, from regular blogs to video blogs. Look at multiple tutorials so you have lots of different ways to create the costume and pick a way that suits you. Make sure you do this before you get your materials together so you have everything you need.

Gather Materials

Find a reliable supplier to get your materials. Make sure you shop around to get the best deal so you don’t spend more than you’d like to. You don’t want it to end up more cost effective to buy a costume ready made! Set a budget for your materials. You might need cardboard, faux fur, silky materials, cotton, and more. You might even need a sewing machine if you don’t want to do things like that by hand. If you can think of materials that will really enhance the costume, do that too. Don’t be afraid to put your own spin on the tutorials you’ve watched to make this costume your own.

Practice Halloween Makeup

Halloween makeup will help to enhance your costumes, so start practicing. You could use regular makeup or specially made Halloween makeup. Some is more expensive than others; if you really want to go all out, you can buy prosthetics and things to put on. Make sure you don’t just leave it to chance on the day, in case it doesn’t turn out perfectly. Practice first. You can even use things like temporary tattoos to enhance the look.  

Start As Early as You Can

Try to be organized and begin making these costumes as early as you can. Then you can have a trial run in them, make sure they fit your kids and that they are comfortable. Don’t leave it until the last minute unless you’re doing something fairly easy, like a robot costume made with cardboard boxes.

Halloween is one of the most exciting times of the year for children, so make sure you make it special for them by making them a costume and taking them out. They might also get invited to parties and things like that. You could even let them help you make the costume if they are old enough and able! Have a great Halloween with your kids!


  1. growing up we always had to make Halloween costumes, it is fun to be creative


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