10 Easy, Handmade Kids Halloween Costumes (No Sewing Required)
What happened to October? It seems like we blinked and Halloween was at our doorstep, with a bag full of candy. Now the panic starts to set in because you still need a costume for your child and you have like zero time left on your calendar.
“We have such busy lives, and sometimes the last thing we think about is a Halloween costume for your kids,” says Lisa Wilson, a physician with Novant Health Providence OB/GYN. “Thankfully, there are some amazing costume ideas that you can make in no time!”
So back away from the white sheet, aka, the go-to ghost costume. We have found some fun ideas that your kids will love and you won’t have to work all night putting them together.
Costume #1: Raining Cats and Dogs
Hopefully, it won’t be raining cats and dogs on Halloween. But if it does, your child will be ready.
Take an umbrella, stuffed cats and dogs, string and some safety pins. Tie and pin some of the stuffed animals to hang from the umbrella. You can also pin the rest of the stuffed animals to the top of the umbrella. All your child has to wear is a raincoat and rain boots, and there you go… the costume is complete!
Costume #2: Stop Sign
STOP! This is adorable!
Take cardboard and cut out an octagon shape. Paint it red, then draw a white outline around the sign with big white letters S-T-O-P on it. Grab some string so the sign can hang around your child’s neck. Finish up the costume by dressing your little one up in a red top and black pants.
Costume #3: A Beehive
You will be “buzzing” over this costume for your kid!
Take five or six yellow pool Noodles, hopefully, you have some from this past summer, or you can find some at a Walmart or a toy store, and wrap them around your child to fit their body. Glue the Noodles together in order to make the shape of a beehive. We suggest adding some string to the Noodle beehive so that it can hang from your child’s shoulders.
Top it all off by gluing little toy bumble bees to the hive. Your little beehive can dress in all black, and if you have shipping time, maybe buy some black and yellow bumble bee tights or leg warmers.
Costume #4: A Unicorn
Unicorns are so trendy these days, and it makes a great costume.
Some of the costumes can look over the top, but if you don’t have a lot of time, all you have to do is get a long sleeve white or pink top, white or pink leggings and a colorful tutu.
For the unicorn, get a styrofoam cone at a craft shop and glue it onto a headband. This is where you can get your little one involved and have them paint and glitter up the unicorn however they want it. You can also have them tie some pretty ribbon to the headband to make it look even more mystical.
Costume #5: Bubble Bath
Scrub a dub dub!
This one is simple and fun. Dress your child up in an all-white outfit, blow up several white balloons and stick them either with tape or safety pin the ends to your child’s shirt and pants. Top off the costume with a shower cap and a rubber ducky and you’re ready to go trick-or-treating.
Costume #6: A Fisherman
Your little fisherman will be casting out a line for some sweet treats this Halloween.
You will need some khaki shorts or pants, a white shirt, a khaki vest, a little bucket hat and some fishing lures to pin on the vest. You can find the fishing lures in the Sports and Outdoor section at Walmart. Then head over to the Toy section and get a little fishing rod.
If you have a beach bucket, that can be used as the fishing pail, aka, the candy bucket.
Costume #7: 80s Rockers
Have your child channel their inner Bon Jovi or Slash.
First of all, the hair is everything, so head to a Halloween store and find the coolest rocker wig. Dress up your little rocker in a black shirt and jeans (if it’s an old pair, maybe rip them up a little bit). You can accessorize it with some black eyeliner, some temporary tattoos and a blow-up guitar or some drumsticks.
Costume #8: Yellow Duck
This is “quack”-tastic!
You will need a yellow long-sleeve shirt, yellow sweatpants and a yellow hat to get this costume started. Then get a yellow feather boa and glue it along the sleeves and chest of the shirt. Be sure to save some of the yellow feathers for the hat, because you’ll want to glue some of those on the hat. Take a black marker and make some eyes on the hat and your little duck is ready to go.
Costume #9: Minions
Who doesn’t love those goofy little Minions from Despicable Me?
A yellow hoodie, overalls, glasses and some black pipe cleaners are all you’ll need for this quick costume. The round, black-rimmed glasses can be found at a dollar store, and you can find black pipe cleaners at a craft store. Just cut a small hole through the top of the hoodie where you will stick the black pipe cleaners to create some hair for your little Minion.
Just add some black gloves and black shoes to round out the costume.
Costume #10: Spider Kid
Turn your kid into a little creepy crawly.
This costume can be made with some Halloween decoration leftovers in your house. Your little one will need to be dressed up in all black. Then take some fake webbing that many people use to decorate their houses (it can be found at Halloween stores) and then stretch the webbing all around your child.
There doesn’t have to be a rhyme or reason to your webbing madness. Maybe even put some around their hair to create a cute headband. Take a few plastic spiders and glue them on the webbing and VOILA… you’re done!
We here are Novant Health Providence OB/GYN hope you and your family have a safe Halloween. Make sure your children are supervised, use the sidewalk and have a flashlight so that they can be seen by cars passing by.
Our friendly physicians and staff at Providence OB/GYN will answer any questions you may have about packing your hospital bag before labor. We can also help you from pregnancy confirmation to post-delivery care. Please call our Providence office at 704-372-4000, our Steelecroft office at 704-384-7900 or our SouthPark office at 704-372-4000. We look forward to serving you and your baby during your pregnancy.