A random day in October, 6.30 Am – The alarm is ringing incessantly and I want to hurl it across the room. I have been blogging up to the wee hours again and I’m seriously sleep deprived.
It’s time for Miss P to get ready for school and I grumpily sleepwalk over to her room. As I
drag lift her lovingly out of bed, she gives me that excited smile only a child at that time of the day can and she excitedly says, “Maaaa!! I know what I want to be on Halloween –A super girl“.
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This has been going on for a week. Every morning, it’s a different story. One day it was Elsa, one day Barbie and one day she wanted to be the Titanic. Yup! the ship. Cos Mom, It was the strongest ship in the world. Unbreakable. But, it broke and it sank,I sigh wearily and the idea is quickly dropped.
Like any good mom, I
ignored got busy with important stuff and forgot all about actually making the costume. Now, I find myself on the eve of Halloween, costume-less and panicking!
Since you are here and reading this post, I assume you are a woman after my own heart. High five, sister! But don’t worry; it is exactly for moms like us that we’ve put together this list of really cool last minute (and in some cases, last-second) Halloween costume ideas for kids.
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They require very basic supplies, are quick to make and still look impressive! So, let’s not waste any more time; jump right into the list!
21 Creative And Easy Last Minute Halloween Costumes for kids
Note: When we talk about supplies, we’re not mentioning basics like glue, scissors, sharpies etc. Just specific supplies for the costume in question!
Felt Owl Halloween Costume
Owls are perfect for Halloween, but making an owl costume can feel intimidating. However, this felt owl tutorial from MOM ALWAYS FINDS OUT breaks it down to very easy steps that’ll make you want to start making one pronto!
Supplies: Felt in White, Grey, Black & Blue
Time: About 2 hours, more if you’re not used to crafting with felt
DIY Itsy Bitsy Spider Baby Costume
Baby costumes are the sweetest, aren’t they? Make a DIY Itsy Bitsy Spider Baby Costume, with a little help from Hello Wonderful. This easy, inexpensive DIY makes a darling stand-alone costume.
Supplies: Baby Onesie , Tights, Felt and Hot Glue Gun
Time: 1 hour
DIY Pizza costume
It’s real fun to dress up as food, and they’re usually recognizable without much effort. And one of the easiest among them is a pizza! This DIY Pizza costumefrom U Create Crafts is so easy; you’ll wonder why everyone else isn’t doing it!
Supplies: Brown/beige thick fabric, felt/foam/thick fabric pieces in different colors
Time: About an hour
Wyldstyle Lego Movie Costume
If your child is a fan of the Lego movie, then this is the perfect last minute costume for her! Channel Wyldstyle’s attitude with an unbelievably easy DIY from Kids Stuff World that will leave no doubt about who you are!
Supplies: Black hoodie, pink and blue duct tape, hair chalk in pink and blue
Time: 30 minutes
Bird Costume for kids
One of the best parts of making a costume by yourself is ending up with a gorgeous creation, much like this bird costume from Creative Bug. You can use any combination of colors; just get the paints and felt to match.
Supplies: Paints, thick fabric, felt sheets in several colors, ribbon
Time: 2-3 hours; doing it as a group will take less time!
Bumble Bee Halloween Costume
Cut strips of a black tee and hand sew a long running stitch, pull to ruffle, pin to the shirt, and machine sew.A simple set of antennae is made by drilling two holes in a black headband using the craft drill, feeding a yellow and black pipe cleaner through each side, twist, and sticking into foam balls painted yellow.
Supplies: yellow sweatshirt, black felt, black pipe cleaners and pom poms, black headband
Time: 1 hour
DESPICABLE ME MINION COSTUMES
You can’t help it, the minion craze is still going strong! If your kids are in this phase, then these DIY minion costumes from One Creative Housewife are perfect. You can skip the optional DIY to make this costume really quick.
Supplies: Yellow hoodie, denim overalls, plain glasses, black pipe cleaners, black shoes
Time: Under an hour for the basic costume, an extra 30 minutes for the optionals
HOMEMADE MERMAID COSTUME
Make a no-sew, easy-to-make homemade mermaid costume for kids. Idea via mama papa bubba
Supplies: Lots of Sparkly Foam sheets, Scissors & a LOT of patience
Time: About three hours