Planning a spot of trick or treating or wondering what to wear to an upcoming Halloween party? Here are our favourite DIY costume ideas for children and grown ups 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, but you’ll also find some ideas for me-made outfits if you’re all grown up too. 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!
1. Sew a DIY kids’ cat cape
2. Quick-sew monster make
Add a patch to trousers to add a spooky update! Our free tutorial by Jess Entwistle shows you how.
3. 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
4. Homemade Halloween Costumes – Superheroes
We can’t wait to get making this fun DIY from Lia Griffith’s website.
5. How to make a Halloween cat collar
Hannah Read-Baldry show you how over on the Mollie Makes blog.
6. 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
7. Easy Spider Crown Tutorial
This no-sew project is quick to create and looks really effective! Thanks for the creepy crawly inspo Delia Creates!
8. 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.
9. 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
10. 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.
11. 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!
12. 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
13. 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!).