Sign up here to get our free newsletter

Sign up here to get our free newsletter


The 12 best DIY toddler Halloween costumes ever

Sometimes the best things in life are handmade! Making your child’s Halloween costume is the best way to ensure that no one else will have the same costume, which makes it so much more fun. It’s also a great way to save money. If you’re crafty and your toddler wants to be something totally original, construct a DIY Halloween costume! Your babies or toddlers will love dressing up in one of these. From movie and television characters to animals to professions and even food items, these are the cutest and most creative costumes ever!

Some of these are super simple and others are more challenging, but you and your kids will have a blast making them together.

Doc McStuffins Costume

Doc McStuffins toddler Halloween costume
Photo credit: The Tasteful Life

You likely already have all the supplies needed to transform you child into Doc McStuffins. A few clothing pieces, your kid’s Doc McStuffins toy medical kit, and voila! Here’s how to make it.

Curious George Costume


Curious George and Man in the Yellow Hat toddler costume
Photo credit: Elsantuariodelamariposa

All kids love Curious George and his mischievous manner! With a yellow outfit, hat, and boots, you can pull this homemade costume together in no time. Don’t forget to grab your stuffed monkey on the way out the door. Here’s how to make it.

Sushi Roll Costume

Sushi roll Hallowee costume for toddler
Photo credit: Kristi K./Coolest Homemade Costumes

Does your child have sophisticated taste in food? Show it off with this hilarious sushi roll costume for toddlers! She’ll be the cutest walking sashimi anyone has ever seen. Here’s how to make it.

Kool-Aid Man Costume

Kool-Aid toddler Halloween costume
Photo credit: Coolest Homemade Costumes

Cute and colorful, let your kid be the Kool-Aid Man for Halloween! This one is complete with ice cubes even. What’s more fun is that you can make this in any color and flavor you want. Here’s how to make it.

Carl from “Up” Costume

How freaking adorable is this toddler costume?! Carl from the movie “Up” is such a lovable character–with this costume you have a cuteness explosion. This couldn’t be easier to pull off either. Here’s how to make it.

Minion from “Despicable Me” Costume

minion DIY toddler halloween costume
Photo credit: Wine and Glue

The movie “Despicable Me” is a current favorite. And it’s so easy to dress up your child like a plump little minion! You pretty much just need denim overalls, a yellow shirt, and a cute hat! Here’s how to make it.

Elmo Costume


Photo credit: Girl Loves Glam

All 12-18 month olds love Elmo. This no sew Elmo costume makes it easy for you to dress up your toddler as his favorite Sesame Street character. With a little felt, a lot of fleece, and some glue, you can be Elmo in no time. Here’s how to make it.

Big Bird Costume

If your child is a Big Bird fan, this is the cutest, easies homemade Big Bird costume ever! How cute will your feathered friend be in this?! And literally, this thing is made primarily of yellow feathers so it won’t cost a fortune to make. Here’s how to make it.

Howling Owl Costume

This is the prettiest owl we’ve ever seen. You can easily sub the pinks and creams for grays and blacks too for a boyish version. And the clever thing about this costume is that it will keep your little bird warm while trick-or-treating. Here’s how to make it.

Black Cat Costume

black cat toddler Halloween costume
Photo credit: Do It Yourself Divas

Black cats aren’t spooky anymore with this lovely DIY feline costume for toddlers. A wire clothes hanger, some tule, ribbon, and feathers make up this costume. Draw on a cute nose and whiskers to pull it all together. Here’s how to make it.

Fireman Costume

DIY toddler fireman Halloween costume
Photo credit: Plain Vanilla Mom

Construct your child his very own rideable firetruck for Halloween! All you need is a box and paint. And your little one will have a roaring good time trick-or-treating in his new fire engine. Here’s how to make it.

Iron Man Costume

If you’re super creative and crafty, give this Iron Man costume a try! Your child will be over the moon about donning this homemade super hero costume this Halloween! And you can rest assured no one else will have anything like it. Here’s how to make it.

Join the party

See original, joy-evoking articles & videos to help you celebrate the everyday, and take your holiday traditions to the next level!

Subscribe now to get

our free newsletter