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17 Last Minute Halloween Costumes For Kids

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Halloween costumes for kids aren't that hard to put up; that is if time is on your side. With trick-or-treating right around the corner, you need these ensembles you can DIY fast!

Halloween Costumes for Kids to Make at the Eleventh Hour


1. Minion Costumes

Who doesn’t love these despicably cute little guys? Check out how you can make the protective goggles and then decide if you’d like to be a good or bad minion.

2. iPhone Costume

Looking for funny baby Halloween costumes for your kiddo? Since a selfie is always on trend, why not make a costume out of it! All you need for this trendy Halloween costume is a black poster board and a little creativity.

3. Rain Cloud Custome

This rain cloud costume is ingenious and super easy to make. Simply cover a plastic hat with some cotton wool to make the cloud. Cut out some felt rain drops, string them together, and stick to the hat. It goes perfectly with an all-black outfit and yellow gumboots.

4. No-Sew Teenage Mutant Ninja Turtle Costume

I love the thought of no-sew costume but still coming up with a DIY Halloween costume that looks store-bought. If you're looking for boys Halloween costume ideas, this is it! Easily transform your kid into his favorite TMNT character and he will surely have a blast.

5. Kiddie Gumball Costume

A limited budget will always bring out your creative side! This adorable kiddie gumball costume for kids is made out of dollar store supplies.

6. Mini Cat Lady

This mini cat lady must be the easiest homemade Halloween costume yet! If your little girl has a bathrobe, just throw in some rollers and stuffed cats, and that’s it.

7. Golden Medusa Headband

Anyone will turn to stone when your little goddess goes trick-or-treating in this easy Halloween costume. Recreate this golden Medusa headband to complete a mythical ensemble.

8. The 15-Minute DIY Harry Potter Costume

Upcycle an old over-sized shirt and turn it into a DIY Harry Potter costume. Don’t forget the wand to complete the look. I'm sure your little wizard will have all the fun roaming around the whole wizarding community.

9. DIY Flower Pot Costume

It would be a bit scary if the flower pots in your garden suddenly moved and sprouted hands and feet. But when it’s this adorable, I'm sure you won’t be able to resist the cuteness.

10. Easy-to-Make Wyldstyle Costume

If your little girl loved Wyldstyle from The Lego Movie, you can make it your kid’s Halloween costume or have them do it themselves. It’s super easy!

11. Homemade Pizza Costume

Isn’t it a great idea to dress up like a pizza and ring people’s doorbells this Halloween? No one can resist pizza! This homemade pizza costume is really simple to make. Grab some rigid material, like felt or any upholstery material. Create your pizza toppings from colored felt and have your kids stick it on. Don't forget the cheese!

12. Little Bandit Costume

When you’re looking for last-minute Halloween costumes for kids, this little bandit costume is one of the easiest costumes to create for kids of any age! I'm sure every kid has a pair of black shoes and black pants. All you might need to purchase is a striped shirt and a black cap, and you’re all set to complete this cool Halloween costume. Make sure to let your kiddo carry a gunny bag with a picture of dollar bills or gold coins to complete the bandit look!

13. Duct Tape Skeleton Costume

Simply adorable! This duct tape skeleton costume is great for little kiddos who don't want to cover their faces. Simply stick pieces of duct tape to a black long sleeved t-shirt and pants, and voila — your child's costume is ready.

14. Mickey Mouse

I love Mickey Mouse! I'm sure every kid dreams to wear a Mickey Mouse costume. This cute Mickey Mouse costume doesn't need much, although you may be required to look for yellow shoes! You can even use surgical gloves if you don't have fabric gloves. Make sure to include Mickey's nose to complete the look!

15. Snail Costume

If you have some kraft paper, then you’ve got yourself a snail costume. You only need to do some scrunching and twisting to complete this adorable animal costume for girls.

16. Quick and Easy Artist Halloween Costume

This ingenious artist costume is a quick and cool combination of a few props, but what you mostly need is a plain white apron – one you can easily DIY. Grab a long paintbrush, a beret, and create a palette out of cardboard – voila, your artist is all set.

17. Spider

Looks creepy! Your child will enjoy giving others a spook with this creepy spider Halloween costume. All you need to complete this crawly look are a few pairs of black socks, a black hoodie, and googly eyes from the dollar store. Grab black gloves for extra mobility, but black socks will do just fine. Then, stick the googly eyes on the hood to add a ghoulish effect.


Can't get enough of last-minute Halloween costumes for kids? Check out this video from FashionByAlly:

Most of these last-minute Halloween costumes for kids can be done in just a few hours at most. Some won't even take 30 minutes. And, the best part is, supplies are mostly available at home, and if not, it's something you can easily find at the dollar store.

Which of these last minute Halloween costumes for kids caught your fancy? We'd love to hear it. Let us know in the comments section below!

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Editor’s Note: This post was originally published on October 31, 2014, and has been updated for quality and relevancy.


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