DIY Halloween Costume Tutorials

Halloween Costume Tutorial List

It’s October already!  If you are anything like us, you are just starting to think about Halloween costumes.  One of the problems we have had in the past are children that keep changing their minds about what they want to be.  Of course Rachel and I have both slaved over costumes in the past and then sometimes you just need to go to the local big box store and pick one up for $5.99.  The trick is to know that it’s ok to do that sometimes too.

Here is a collection of great Halloween DIY tutorials!

Animal Costumes:

This little one’s head transformed into a beehive from Flax and Twine. 

Make your little one into a Dragon from Swoodson Says.

One of my most favorite me-made costumes was the year I made the giraffe.  You can read about it HERE.


A really quick Flamingo costume from Make it and Love it. 

Super quick cat costumes from See Kate Sew

A full tutorial on these quick dino tees. Easy to do with any tee pattern you own. 

DIY dino shirts

And a Dino hat to top it off.

Fairies, Mermaids, and Princesses. 

This fairy dress we made using a favorite dress pattern. 

This mermaid skirt would be easy to pair of heavier pants if you needed.

Belle Dress. This pattern is gorgeous! 

This dress would make a good Belle, Cinderella or even Rapunzel.  

How about Baby Elvis from Sew Much Ado

Were doing Unicorns this year- here is the full tutorial for Unicorn legs.

How to sew Unicorn legs for Halloween or dress up.

Hopefully, this will inspire you to get sewing on your Halloween costumes.   Do you have a child who keeps changing their mind?  Maybe your child knows exactly what they want to be.  Remember its always ok to go to the big box store when life really gets crazy!

Want even more ideas? We’re always pinning DIY Halloween ideas and even more costumes here,

Happy Sewing, Donna

{ 2 comments… add one }
  • Jess Abbott October 5, 2016, 8:38 am

    those dino tops are way too cute!

  • Peggy October 5, 2016, 4:44 pm

    Thank you for the link…love your giraffe costume!

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