If you’re a ’90s kid (or if your kid watches the recent reboot), you’re very familiar with the Teenage Mutant Ninja Turtles. The lasting popularity makes sense. I mean, what’s cooler than turtles-turned-ninjas that love munching on pizza?? Show your allegiance to these radical dudes by making your own DIY Ninja Turtle costume this Halloween.
DIY Ninja Turtle Costume Ideas
These DIY Ninja Turtle costume ideas are perfect for groups or those looking to fly solo.
Now the hardest decision you’ll have to make is which turtle to be — Leonardo, Donatello, Raphael or Michelangelo! Or, if you’re the wise one of your friend group, opt to be Master Splinter, the Sensei Rat. Whichever character you choose to be this Halloween, I’m sure you’ll rock it out with any of these DIY Ninja Turtle costume ideas! Cowabunga!
1. TMNT Adult Homemade Costume
Teenage Ninja Mutant Turtles (TNMT) aren’t just for kids! Turtle power defies age. This can be your ultimate squad goals this Halloween. Good idea, right?
2. T-shirt Ninja Turtle Costume
Super easy, super cute, super subtle. Can be worn on Halloween or any day you feel like having a bit of fun. Do it yourself idea here.
3. Ninja Turtle Costume Idea for Boys
Your boy is going to love trick or treating in this Turtlerific get-up. Depending on what color or who he’s dressing up as, don’t forget the weapon of your little turtle.
4. Pajamas Ninja Party Costume Project
Based on the old school Ninja Turtle cartoon, these costumes are easy to sew, even for the novice seamstress. Can you imagine, it came from some plain green pajamas? Genius!
5. DIY Maternity Ninja Turtle Costume Idea
Just because he isn’t born yet, doesn’t mean he won’t enjoy dressing up for Halloween! This is such an adorable idea for all pregnant women out there.
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6. Ninja Turtle Stitch Costume for Babies
Calling all knitters! It doesn’t get much cuter that this… Depending on your skill level, it may take some time to complete this. So better get started if you want to have this darling TMNT costume in time for Halloween.
7. Sparkly Toddler Mutant Ninja Turtle Costume
TMNT aren’t just for boys. This glittery girls adaptation of the classic turtle look is sure to delight. She’ll still feel like a princess, a princess who’s capable of kicking a lot of a**.
8. Ninja Turtle Tutu Costume
More turtle girl power! All you’ll need is the shell and the best part, a green tutu. This is a great alternative in case your little girl doesn’t want it shiny.
9. Family Ninja Turtle DIY Costume
Family of four = group TMNT costume waiting to happen. Just decide who’s going to be who.
10. Crafty Ninja Turtle Costume
Why buy an expensive store-bought costume, when you can make a better version yourself? Follow the step by step instructions here.
11. Quick DIY Ninja Turtle Costume
Quick, cute and colorful! You’ll be done in no time. If it’s a last minute TMNT costume, this is the one for you.
12. DIY Teenage Mutant Ninja Turtles Costume for Kids
Made from sweats, fabric and basic craft materials. Watch the easy-to-follow tutorial here.
13. Thrifty Homemade Ninja Turtle Costume
This DIY TMNT costume won’t break the bank. Moms will love this tutorial and any kid will surely be happy they’re a TMNT.
14. Ninja Turtle No-Sew Costume
Nunchucks really tie the outfit together, if you’re playing Michaelangelo. This no sew tutorial will save you a lot of time and thread.
15. Ninja Turtle Costume for Teens
Easy and edgy. Perfect for tweens and teens. Just have your green shirt, green tights, green tutu and boots ready so you can have the base of your costume.
Phew! So many good DIY ideas! Now it’s time to rock out to the Teenage Mutant Ninja Turtles anthem from EKhan33!
These DIY Ninja Turtle costume ideas are just perfect when you’re going out as a group or when you just want to be a green ninja with a half shell. As always, any costume will be perfect this Halloween as long as you’re having fun. Be one of the Ninja Turtles… Turtle Power!
Are you going out as Leonardo, Donatello, Raphael or Michelangelo? I’m dying to know. Share your thoughts below in the comments!