20 DIY Halloween Costumes

October has hit. Panic has set in at the Just Us Four house because the kids don’t have Halloween costumes picked out yet.  Typically, we have our costumes in hand by early September so we get the pick of what is available.  I am totally blaming PBK for this lapse in Halloween preparation since their catalog is usually what prompts me to order costumes.  This year, I am thinking our late decisions on what to be will leave us with a lot less choices.  So, like any good mom/blogger, I went cruising the interwebs and found 20 DIY Halloween costumes that could serve as back-ups…or first choices if DIY Halloween costumes are your thing! Halloween Costume Collage  
In this collection, you’ll find something for adults and kids alike :)  Even though so of them have been shown on adults, I think you could easily transform most of them into kid costumes too.

Modern Kiddo - Jelly Bean  Bag of Jelly Beans from Modern Kiddo

The Chirping Mom - Curious George  Curious George and the Man in the Yellow Hat from The Chirping Moms

Dukes and Duchesses - Colorful Lego Man Costume

Colorful Lego Man Costume from Dukes and Dutchesses

The Berry - Forest Gump and Lt. Dan Forest Gump and Lt. Dan from The Berry

Costume Works - Cruella DeVil Cruella DeVil from Costume Works

GW Goodstuff - Minion Despicable Me Minion from Goodwill’s Goodstuff

Wait Til Your Father Gets Home - Clark Kent Clark Kent from Wait Til Your Father Gets Home

A Night Owl Blog - Gator Boys Gator Boys from A Night Owl Blog

I am Momma Hear Me Roar - Thor Thor Costume from I Am Momma Hear Me Roar

The Train to Crazy - The Birds Alfred Hitchcock’s The Birds from The Train to Crazy

Make It and Love It - Pregnant Skeleton Pregnant Skeleton from Make It and Love It

Keiko Lynn - Mary Poppins Mary Poppins from Keiko Lynn

C.R.A.F.T. - Fred and Wilma Fred and Wilma from C.R.A.F.T.

This Mama Loves - DIY Glow in the Dark Skeleton Costume Shirt Glow in the Dark Skeleton Shirt from This Mama Loves

Nellie Bellie - DIY Mummy Costume Super easy Mummy from Nellie Bellie

Black and White Obsessions - DIY Lego Man Costume Lego Man Costume from Black and White Obsession

Acasarella - DIY Jellyfish Costume DIY Jellyfish Costume from Acasarella

R and R Workshop - DIY Charlie Brown Costume Homemade Charlie Brown from R and R Workshop

30-Minute-Rockstar-Costume 30 Minute Rock Star from 30 Minute Crafts

The Benson Street - Homemade Rubiks Cube Rubiks Cube from The Benson Street

Ok, so time to share: Do you dress up for Halloween?  Do you typically buy or make the costumes for you or your kids?

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  1. Great list! I am amazed by their creativity! Since I started sewing I make my daughter’s costumes, but I can never be that creative.
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  2. Cutest collection of costumes I’ve seen so far! Sharing on G+, twitter, Pinterest, and Facebook!
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  3. Awe, love the Flintstones and the Jelly Fish! My daughter wants to be a superhero this year and my son still has no idea what he wants to be. My kids like the getting candy aspect more then they do the dressing up bit, lol.
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  4. Really cute costumes, I love the rubix cube its a really good idea i have never seen before, i don’t think it should be complete though lol. also he should cover the face with a mask like in shadow art to complete the effect

  5. Shannah, what a great list of costumes and I’m sure a lot of moms will totally appreciate the inspiration and ideas! Thanks for sharing and pinning! Have a great Thursday! :)
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  6. This list is awesome. Great pictures and ideas! Thanks
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  7. OMG! I can’t tell which ones I like better! The Lego characters are great. I dress up with the kids. It’s always a bit of both- homemade and store bought!
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  8. I love, love , love these ideas! If want to give out more candy if I saw them!

  9. how fun!! Some of these are just hilarious :o) and a bit freaky :o) Pinned!!! Emily
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  10. So cute, pinned for you!
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  11. The bag of jelly beans is so cute~
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  12. love these ideas. we always make our costumes. This year I have a cowgirl and ninjago ninja.
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  13. Some of these made my chuckle. Love them!

  14. That little Cruella de Vil look is just impossibly cute!
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  15. AWESOME post- Cruella DeVil is my fav!
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  16. These costumes are amazing!! I have always wanted to try making our own costumes but when it comes down to it, I can’t seem to think of anything good! Here is some real inspiration!
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  17. Those are some really great costumes. I think next year I will make my kids their Halloween costumes.
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  18. I have to admit, I buy the kids costumes and don’t wear one when we go out. It takes so much time to get them ready that I just don’t have the energy for me!
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  19. These are all such great ideas! Thanks for sharing! Stopping by from the Daily Blog Boost :)
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  20. So many awesome ideas – thanks!!
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  21. OMGosh I LOVE these!! I think my favorite is the mummy.
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  22. What fun ideas!

  23. These are so cute! Such great imagination!!!
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  24. Awesome list!
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  25. Omg. Lieutenant dan. Dying laughing.

    Ps thanks for including mine!!

  26. I was that same exact Rubik’s cube back in 1985! Made it myself, too.

    And I love that bag of jellybeans!

  27. These are just adorable! I especially love that little Clark Kent! Thank you for the great collection and Thank you for linking up to Twirl and Take a Bow! xo
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  28. Do you dress up for Halloween? Usually No!!!
    Do you typically buy or make the costumes for you or your kids? It depends on my time I try to make my kids costume and I like using stuff that can be reused in another outfit later.. but I have bought store costumes before..

    I love the Jelly fish costume it looks so cute.. and easy to do…
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  29. Cruella DeVille is about the cutest thing I have ever seen!!! <3
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  30. We do not celebrate Halloween, but I did enjoy seeing these creative costumes. I really liked the jellybean costume.
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  31. We don’t celebrate halloween but these look really cute :)
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  32. Shannah, these are so cute! I can’t even pick a favorite…
    I hope that your Halloween costumes are all in order at this point!
    Thanks for linking this up at Twirl & Take a Bow! Hope you’ll come back this week!
    ~ Brooke ~
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