Coming up with unique costume ideas is part of the fun of dressing up for Halloween! We’ve rounded up some of the best DIY Halloween costumes for teens, adults, kids, and babies!! Some of these are easy to make and others will take a little more work to create.
If you love getting creative when making your Halloween costume, then this is the post for you! We’ve rounded up 40 fun homemade Halloween costumes adults, kids, and teens! To learn more about each one, just click on the Halloween costume name or image and we’ll send you to the page to get the details! Have fun!
HALLOWEEN COSTUMES FOR KIDS
Ask most kids and Halloween ranks up pretty high as one of their favorite holidays. They love to get dressed up in creative ways. These fun homemade Halloween costumes for kids are pretty simple to make.
DIY Icee Costume. Poster board, felt, and a large plastic bowl are a few things you need to create this homemade costume.
Cupcake. What a simple idea! Turn a lamp shade upside down and add some fiberfill, spray paint it pink and add some construction paper sprinkles.
Salt Girl Costume. Have a yellow dress and umbrella? If so, your child can be a Salt Girl!
Mouse Trap Costume. Turn your little ones into mouse and cheese! You will need to know how to use a saw to cut holes in plywood to make this. I like that the kids are in a wagon making it easier to walk around the block getting candy! 😉
DIY Mad Scientist Costume. You don’t need much to turn your child into a scientist for Halloween! This is one of the simplest costumes you could create.
Garden Gnome Costume. I’m not sure which is cuter – the model or the little mushroom candy bag!!
Biker Baby. You can’t help but smile at this little costume! A black tee and a temporary MOM tattoo complete the look.
Sweet Little Old Lady. There are many versions of this costume available. But, it is basically a skirt and a cardigan. Get some glasses and add pearls as the chain. Top it off with a cute little wig!
Walking Fart. This is fart costume is just too funny! While I can’t find directions, it looks pretty simple. It is brown tulle gathered with small green tulle stuffed inside. Add a brown hoodie and pants and you’ll be set.
Dunkin Donuts Costume. A fun spin on the name of the franchise! Make a donut and have your child dress up as a basketball player and you’ve got your own Dunkin Donut!
Camping Costumes. How cute is this?!?! You have to be really creative, but turn your kids into the marshmallow, campfire, and camper!
Charlie Brown Costume. If your little one has no hair, then this will be the easiest costume to create! Get a yellow onesie and add black stripes. Just make sure you draw the black ‘curly Q’ on top of your baby’s head!
23. Baby Octopus Costume. If you can stuff tights, you can make your baby into an octopus! You’ll need four pairs of the same socks to pull this costume idea together.
Vending Machine. Someone was seriously creative to make a vending machine costume!
Mac and Cheese. You will need construction paper and a yellow shirt to transform your child into a bowl of macaroni and cheese.
Snail Costume. A headband and backpack help create this cute little snail costume.
The Man in the Yellow Hat. What a creative idea! Yellow clothes and hat are needed for this look. You can make your own tie with dots out of felt or fabric.
Peter Pan’s Shadow. Blank nylons can help you pull this look together.
Baby Lumberjack costume. Flannel shirt jeans and stocking cap start the look. Add a pair of muffs, suspenders, and a chainsaw to pull this costume idea together.
Scuba Diver Costume. Who would have thought to turn soda bottles into scuba tanks?!
31. Bathtub and Bubbles. A tub of bubbles!!! Lots of balloons and a tub create this cute costume.
Cotton Candy Costume. Fiberfill and spray paint anyone!? That is pretty much what you’ll need to pull off this idea.
Construction worker. Jeans and a flannel shirt are the main parts of this costume. If the shirt it old, you could cut off the sleeves and layer it over a thermal tee (or just wear the shirt as it is). You can find kids’ work boots, tool belt, and a hard hat and you’ve got a quick and easy costume (with things you can use again).
Zombie Carrying Myself in a Box. Your child can “carry themselves” in a box! This is a costume that takes a little more work, but is lots of fun!
Cereal Killer. Save those mini cereal boxes and attach them to your shirt. Add red makes and some knives to turn yourself into a “cereal” killer.
Pete the Cat. Creat felt buttons and attach them to a yellow tee. Find a headband and make cat ears. How easy is this costume?!
Kissing Booth. Don’t you want to spend hundreds kissing this cutie’s little face?
SIMPLE ADULT HALLOWEEN COSTUME IDEAS
Halloween is not just for kids! It is the time of the year when many adults love to throw a party and get dressed up. We’ve got some of the most creative DIY adult costume ideas below.
Operation Game. A costume like this would be a little work, but is so much fun! Red and white felt make the “bones”. Just cut holes in the sweats and attach them to the backside. And, of course, don’t forget the red clown nose!!!
Human Pop Tart. A simple, yet creative idea!
Identity Thief. Don’t you love a last-minute costume idea?
Kool-aid Man Pregnancy Costume. If you are pregnant, this is a really fun way to show off your belly!!!
Inspector Gadget Costume. Have a trenchcoat? Then you can transform yourself into inspector gadget! A red siren, hat, and a few other gadgets make the look.
Jelly Belly Costume. You’ll have to blow up a lot of balloons to make this look!
CREATIVE FAMILY HALLOWEEN COSTUMES
Sometimes, you want to dress up as a family to head out trick-or-treating. These easy costumes are not only creative but lots of fun!
Lobster Chef Baby Wearing Costume. A costume that serves double duty!! You are a chef and get to wear baby making trick-or-treating easy.
S’mores Family Costume. Is this a creative idea?
EASY HALLOWEEN COSTUMES FOR TEENS
Even teens love to dress up for Halloween!! Their costumes are usually not as wild as those kids and adults will wear, but they still like to look the part.
Darla from Finding Nemo. It is easy to create this costume. A simple plastic tube can be used to create the headgear.
Paper Doll Costume. I loved paper dolls when I was little! Isn’t this costume idea darling?
Ash & Pikachu Costumes. A simple costume you can put together with things you may already own.
Black Eyed Peas. This is a perfect last minute costume. Just draw two black “P”s on your eyes and your set! The only cost – black costume make up!
Google Map. Teens are all about their apps, so this one just makes sense. Grab yellow tape and add signs. Then, make your marker out of red posterboard.
Brawny man. Forget the shave and grab a flannel shirt to become the Brawny man.
Smarty pants. A simple last minute costume idea! Pin some smarties candies onto your pants and you’ll be done!