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Awesome Ideas for Homemade Halloween Costumes

By Joanna Gordon

Halloween is approaching fast but you still have time to make a costume (or a few). Here is a fun roundup of some fabulous DIY costumes! Some are more involved than others, so choose your adventure and most of all be inspired!

1. Kristoff from Frozen

This adorable no-sew costume from Sara delivers a perfect Kristoff so get ready for some singing "Reindeer(s) Are Better Than People." Read the full costume tutorial for Frozen's Kristoff at

2. Daisy

This pretty and classic costume is as charming as a secret garden filled with flowers. We love the buzzing bee pin detail. Follow the tutorial at


3. Olaf from Frozen

Do you want to build a snowman? Such a cute and clever idea from! This DIY looks fairly easy to make too.


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4. Bird Wings

Do you have excess scrap fabric waiting to be turned into something lovely? Be inspired by Eri from with her tutorial on making these charming bird wings. I can imagine you can also use fabric glue if sewing is not your thing.


5. Jet Pack

This clever tutorial from brings you the coolest jet pack in town. Looks like a fairly quick project too, so your adventurer need not wait too long!


6. Cinderella

From the cinders to the Belle of the Ball! This (slightly more advanced) tutorial from can help you bring to life a beautiful ball gown fit for Cinderella herself.


7. Jedi Knight

No doubt your little Jedi already has command of a light saber, so help complete the look with a Jedi worthy frock. As, "a Jedi must have the deepest commitment, the most serious mind," and the proper outfit. Find the complete details and tutorial for a Star Wars Jedi Knight costume at


8. Princess Leia

Even if your cutie is a little short for a stormtrooper, she can be a perfect Princess Leia. Here are great DIY instructionsfrom


9. Robot

This no-sew costume is perfect for those who love to tinker. A big bonus is that it is made from mostly recycled elements. Read the full tutorial at


10. Oompa Loompa

Halloween means lots of CANDY and when we think of candy, the one and only Willy Wonka comes to mind. Transform your shorty into an Oompa Loompa and build your own chocolate factory. Follow this fairly easy tutorial from

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11. The Man with the Yellow Hat and Curious George

A children's classic, Curious George and the Man with the Yellow Hat, will delight your tots! Get the details from


12. Tinkerbell

Chances are you already have plenty of tutus but are missing that perfect Tinkerbell Skirt. Here is a wonderful tutorial from on creating Tinkerbell's petal skirt to transform your curious little girl into the famous tinker fairy.


13. BoxTrolls

This one doesn't require a tutorial. Have fun decorating your own box... i.e. Eggs, Fish, Shoe...then add a little face paint and presto: a unique little (or big) Boxtroll.

We would love to see your creations too! Show us the amazing costume(s) you put together by sending a photo to our Editorial team ( and we'll add your creation to our story!

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