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DIY Halloween costumes for kids

Halloween is just round the corner, and it’s time to start thinking about costumes for your kids. Yes, you could go out and buy one, but making your own is all part of the magic of the scariest night of the year.

In a national US survey, 57% of participants said they preferred DIY Halloween costumes to package ones (stat via Goodwill Industries), and if there’s one thing Americans know about… It’s Halloween!

Here are some DIY Halloween costumes that will guarantee to be a hit on the 31st October:

Mario and Luigi go kart costumes 

If you want your kids to be scooping up the best costume award this Halloween, this homemade show stopper is the only way to go. The only downfall with this design is you’ll need to make two costumes… Mario and Luigi are as popular now as they were in the early 90s and this costume design is set to win the compliments of all other kids this Halloween. See the full set of instructions here.


Top army man costume

If there’s one thing boys love, its army men toys! This costume is easy to make, but does require a lot of spray paint and a child that will stand still every now and again to pose as a figurine, which can be tricky with the excitement of Halloween. See the full set of instructions here.


Batman costume

It wouldn’t be Halloween without at least one Batman running around, would it? From Adam West to Christian Bale, each Batman has had his own unique identity, so your first job will be deciding what kind of Batman you want to be. Whether you want to be an outlaw vigilante or the classic friend of Gotham Police, you can find the instructions on how to make the perfect costume here.


Rag doll costume

Everything about rag dolls scream DIY and this easy to make costume will ensure your daughter has the cutest costume this Halloween. And, if you want to join her in fancy dress while she goes trick or treating, this costume works great as a mother / daughter combination. See the full set of instructions here.


Little Red Riding Hood costume

How are your sewing skills? This one may be slightly trickier, but we’ve got faith in you. Little Red Riding Hood has been a popular for girls for decades, with the magic of the story leading to parents everywhere either buying or making the costume for Halloween. See the full set of instructions here.


Although finding the time to make Halloween costumes can be difficult, it can be turned into a weekend activity to keep your kids busy and gets them to use their imagination.

With these fantastic costumes, your kids will look great this Halloween, and you’ll have the satisfaction of knowing that it’s all because of your hard work.

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