21 Creative And Easy Last Minute Halloween Costumes for kids

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A random day in October, 6.30 Am – The alarm is ringing incessantly and I want to hurl it across the room. I have been blogging up to the wee hours again and I’m seriously sleep deprived.

It’s time for Miss P to get ready for school and I grumpily sleepwalk over to her room. As I drag  lift her lovingly out of bed, she gives me that excited smile only a child at that time of the day can and she excitedly says,  “Maaaa!! I know what I want to be on Halloween –A super girl“.

This has been going on for a week. Every morning, it’s a different story. One day it was Elsa, one day Barbie and one day she wanted to be the Titanic. Yup! the ship. Cos Mom, It was the strongest ship in the world. Unbreakable. But, it broke and it sank, I sigh wearily and the idea is quickly dropped.

Like any good mom, I ignored got busy with important stuff and forgot all about actually making the costume. Now, I find myself on the eve of Halloween, costume-less and panicking!

Since you are here and reading this post, I assume you are a woman after my own heart. High five, sister! But don’t worry; it is exactly for moms like us that we’ve put together this list of really cool last minute (and in some cases, last-second) Halloween costume ideas for kids.

They require very basic supplies, are quick to make and still look impressive! So, let’s not waste any more time; jump right into the list!

21 Creative And Easy Last Minute Halloween Costumes for kids

21 CREATIVE AND EASY LAST MINUTE HALLOWEEN COSTUMES FOR KIDS 1

 

Note:  When we talk about supplies, we’re not mentioning basics like glue, scissors, sharpies etc. Just specific supplies for the costume in question!

 

  1. Felt Owl Halloween Costume

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Owls are perfect for Halloween, but making an owl costume can feel intimidating. However, this felt owl tutorial from MOM ALWAYS FINDS OUT breaks it down to very easy steps that’ll make you want to start making one pronto!

Supplies: Felt in White, Grey, Black & Blue

Time: About 2 hours, more if you’re not used to crafting with felt

  1. DIY Itsy Bitsy Spider Baby Costume

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Baby costumes are the sweetest, aren’t they? Make a DIY Itsy Bitsy Spider Baby Costume, with a little help from Hello Wonderful. This easy, inexpensive DIY makes a darling stand-alone costume.

Supplies: Baby Onesie , Tights, Felt and Hot Glue Gun

Time: 1 hour

  1. DIY Pizza costume

DIY Pizza Halloween costume for kids - Try these 21+ Last minute Halloween costume ideas that are both creative and easy and you can pull off in less than one hour. Minions, bandits, dolls and more

It’s real fun to dress up as food, and they’re usually recognizable without much effort. And one of the easiest among them is a pizza! This DIY Pizza costume from U Create Crafts is so easy; you’ll wonder why everyone else isn’t doing it!

Supplies: Brown/beige thick fabric, felt/foam/thick fabric pieces in different colors

Time: About an hour

  1. Wyldstyle Lego Movie Costume 

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If your child is a fan of the Lego movie, then this is the perfect last minute costume for her! Channel Wyldstyle’s attitude with an unbelievably easy DIY from Kids Stuff World that will leave no doubt about who you are!

Supplies: Black hoodie, pink and blue duct tape, hair chalk in pink and blue

Time: 30 minutes

  1. Bird Costume for kids 

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One of the best parts of making a costume by yourself is ending up with a gorgeous creation, much like this bird costume from Creative Bug. You can use any combination of colors; just get the paints and felt to match.

Supplies: Paints, thick fabric, felt sheets in several colors, ribbon

Time: 2-3 hours; doing it as a group will take less time!

  1. Bumble Bee Halloween Costume

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Cut strips of a black tee and hand sew a long running stitch, pull to ruffle, pin to the shirt, and machine sew.A simple set of antennae is made by drilling two holes in a black headband using the craft drill, feeding a yellow and black pipe cleaner through each side, twist, and sticking into foam balls painted yellow.

Supplies: yellow sweatshirt, black  felt, black pipe cleaners and pom poms, black headband

Time:  1 hour

  1. Despicable Me Minion Costumes

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You can’t help it, the minion craze is still going strong! If your kids are in this phase, then these DIY minion costumes from One Creative Housewife are perfect. You can skip the optional DIY to make this costume really quick.

Supplies: Yellow hoodie, denim overalls, plain glasses, black pipe cleaners, black shoes

Time: Under an hour for the basic costume, an extra 30 minutes for the optionals

  1. Homemade Mermaid Costume

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Make a no-sew, easy-to-make homemade mermaid costume for kids. Idea via mama papa bubba

Supplies: Lots of Sparkly Foam sheets, Scissors & a LOT of patience

Time: About three hours

  1. Easy DIY Cardboard EMOJI Costume

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What is cuter than an emoji? An emoji costume of course! Send your cute kids off trick or treating with this adorable costume via Hello Wonderful that is guaranteed to win grins, smiles and hearts

Supplies: Cardboard, Yellow spray paint and markers

Time: 1 hour, and that includes drying time.

  1. Statue of Liberty costume for Halloween 

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This ‘monumental’ costume is another one of those last second ones – a trip to the store and that’s it. The Sewing Rabbit gives you a Statue of Liberty costume that is no-sew, no-glue; it doesn’t get easier than this!

Supplies: Foam, sheet, Styrofoam cone, flashlight

Time: 20 minutes

  1. Little Bandit costume for Halloween

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This bandit costume from Make It & Love It is perfect for the younger ones, who can’t (and won’t) handle the fuss of more complicated costumes. To make it even easier, buy a black beanie and white bag instead of making them. To make it more fun, paint a Styrofoam ball black and attach it to the pants with a black paper chain.

Supplies: Black and white striped Tshirt, black beanie, white muslin bag, black felt

Time: Under an hour (with a readymade cap and bag)

  1. DIY Octopus Costume

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Make this adorable DIY Octopus Costume for your sea loving creature in under an hour and for less than $25!

Supplies: 4 pairs of tights, Matching long sleeve shirt, Matching hat & Cotton Batting

Time: An hour; maybe less if you have someone to help!

  1.  Olaf Halloween Costume

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A simple no-sew costume using a white sweat suit and the free pattern pieces.

Supplies: white t-shirt, cap & pants, pipe cleaners & construction paper

Time: 25 minutes; all you need to do is cut and stick on the features of Olaf!

  1. Flower Pot Costume 

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We’ve already featured a flower costume, so why not a flower pot? With supplies that you can count on one hand, this is ideal for the very last minute when you don’t have much time or stuff on your hands!

Supplies: Large plastic tub, plastic flowers

Time: 1 hour

  1. Donut Halloween costume 

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This is one of those costumes that’ll make you go ‘Genius!’ This DIY Donut costume from Studio DIY requires very few things, but the result is surprisingly realistic – they’ve even put sprinkles! Tip: skip the donut ‘hole’ if you’re short on time.

Supplies: Inflatable Pool tube, foam hair curlers, spray paint in different colors

Time: 1 hour (excluding drying time)

  1. Pineapple Costume for kids

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We have donut and pizza, how about some fruit now? No, we’re not talking about balloon-grapes, we’re talking about this lovely pineapple costume from Delia Creates! Trust us; it’s easier than it looks!

Supplies: Yellow and green felt, batting material, elastic

Time: 2-3 hours (depending upon your sewing skills)

  1. Scuba Diver Costume for kids

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This costume requires a little more effort and time than the others, but is still doable at the last minute! Design Dazzle gives easy instructions to make a scuba diver, with realistic flippers and oxygen tank!

Supplies: Soda bottles, white Styrofoam, blue foam sheet, goggles, spray paint

Time: 2-3 hours

  1. DIY scarecrow costume

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Learn how to create a cute DIY Scarecrow Costume! It works great for toddlers, kids, and adults & it’s so easy to make, especially with thrift store finds!

Supplies: Denim overalls, Plaid shirt, Scraps for patches

Time: Under an hour (more if you’re doing scraecrow face makeup)

  1. DIY Snail costume for Halloween

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This snail costume from Oh Happy Day  is anything but slimy! This is a costume with a great concept, yet very simple to execute. Just get LOTS of brown paper!

Supplies: Cardboard, brown paper, straps, Styrofoam balls

Time: 1 hour

  1. DIY Unicorn costume for kids 

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This whimsical unicorn costume is cute, girly, whimsical, and colorful. Love this super cute tutorial via craftaholics Anonymous.

Supplies: Felt, wool, a towel & lots of love

Time: Half a day

21. DIY Bubble Bath Halloween Costume

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This bubble bath costume is super easy. via Giggles Galore

Supplies: Latex Balloons, White Shirt & Pants

Time: one hour

You’ll find that most of the supplies are already lying around your house, and if not, a quick trip to the craft store can fix it! Get your child involved in the costume making process; it might take longer, but it’ll be a great memory for the two of you. After all, isn’t that what holidays are all about!

Try these 21+ Last minute Halloween costume ideas that are both creative and easy and you can pull off in less than one hour. Minions, bandits, dolls and more

Now that my shortlist is ready, it will be a late night once Miss P makes up her mind about what she wants to dress up as. Inspired by Miss P, I feel like Super Mom. I’ll probably be out wearing this –

Try these 21+ Last minute Halloween costume ideas that are both creative and easy and you can pull off in less than one hour. Minions, bandits, dolls and more

T-shirt via zazzle.com

 

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