2018 halloween costumes: 11 ideas to make and sew

2018 Halloween costume ideas to make and sew

Planning a spot of trick or treating or wondering what to wear to an upcoming Halloween party? There’s no need to rush out to the shops – make your own! Here are our favourite DIY costume ideas for the spooky season…

Before you dive in: we’ve focused mainly on kids’ costumes to make here and included a mix of no-sew and easy-sewing projects. If you think we’ve forgotten to include a must-make blog post or tutorial, tell us about it and we’ll add it to this round-up!

How to sew a cat cape

Sew sweet for mini trick-or-treaters or adapt Kirsty Hartley’s design for big wannabe cats in the family

1. Sew a DIY Cat Cape Tutorial: by Kirsty Hartley

Easy no-sew DIY unicorn costume

Oh what’s that? Rainbows + unicorns? Let’s go! Image © www.hellowonderful.co

2. DIY No-Sew Felt Rainbow Unicorn Costume for Kids: Designed by John Lavelle. Unicorns + rainbows + so quick to sew, you don’t even need to reach for your sewing kit? Tick, tick, tick! Find out how to make it over at hello, Wonderful

Lia Griffiths Super Hero costume tutorial

Image © Lia Griffith – find this DIY outfit tutorial over at liagriffith.com

3. Homemade Halloween Costumes – Superheroes: we can’t wait to get making this fun DIY from Lia Griffith’s website.

Bat wing costume

Image © Merrick White/She Knows – find this DIY over at www.sheknows.com

4. Easy 10 Minute Bat Wing Halloween Costume: why should children have all the fun? Fly away with this batwing DIY by Merrick White at sheknows.com

How to make a spider crown

Image © Delia Creates. Find this easy spider crown DIY at www.deliacreates.com

5. Easy Spider Crown Tutorial: this no-sew project is quick to create and looks really effective! Thanks for the creepy crawly inspo Delia Creates!

How to sew a dragon halloween costume

Girls and boys alike will love showing off their sparkle in Kirsty Hartley’s DIY dragon project

6. Dazzling Dragon costume: add a little sparkle to your plans with our step-by-step guide to making this mask and dragon wings. Also a good option for sizing up for Game of Thrones parties.

Pumpkin outfits DIY

Image © Sugar Bee Crafts, tutorial at sugarbeecrafts.com

7. Pillowcase Pumpkin Dress: we love this idea – so simple and all you need is a couple of pillow cases and some basic sewing supplies! Tutorial by Sugar Bee Crafts

How to sew an octopus costume

image © Giggles Galore, tutorial at gigglesgalore.net

8. How to make a DIY Octopus costume: This under-the-sea costume is giving us all the Love Actually feels. Mariah over at gigglesgalore.net shows you how to make it.

Image ©mamapapabubba – find out how it’s done at mamapapbubba.com

9. Easy Homemade Mermaid Costume: Who says Halloween costumes have to be scary? Whip up this no-sew project in just an evening with Mama. Papa. Bubba. Glue guns at the ready!

SS47 Halloween sewing projects

Put the DIY in trick or treating with this me-made sweets bucket – find the tutorial in issue 47 of Simply Sewing magazine

10. Make your own trick or treat sweet bags: find out how to make this fun project by Kirsty Hartley in issue 47 of Simply Sewing

How to make a Ghost costume

Image © Super Mom Hacks,  read more over at supermomhacks.com

11. How to make a Ghost Costume (It’s Harder Than You’d Think!) To end with a bang, this round-up wouldn’t be complete without a shout out to the awesome Super Mom Hacks for this post about How to Make a Ghost Costume (It’s Harder Than You’d Think!). Thank you for sharing possibly the most honest portrayal of how sewing up our little ones’ halloween outfits actual goes (as opposed to how we THINK it will go!).