What are your kids dressing up as for Halloween? I know my kids start thinking about Halloween costumes as soon as the school year begins. They also like to help create their own DIY Halloween costumes.

Cartoon and movie characters are always popular Halloween costumes, as are dark and scary figures… my kids are into anything that will scare the living daylights out of people, including zombies, vampires, skeletons and the Grim Reaper.

Here are 30 DIY Halloween costumes for kids. If your kids are still searching for the perfect DIY Halloween costume, Netflix characters provide inspiration for kids too!

Netflix Inspired Halloween Costumes

 30 DIY Halloween Costumes for Kids

1. Astrid from Netflix’s Dragons: Race to the Edge on RedHeadedPatti.com

2. Ty from Netflix’s Dinotrux on RedHeadedPatti.com

3. Lego Batman Costume on Wholesale Halloween Costumes

4. Mailman on Making of a Mom 

5. Construction Worker on Making of a Mom

6. Elmo on Do Try This at Home 

7. Mad Scientist at Simply Being Mommy 

8. Greek Goddess at Uncommon Designs

9. Gumball Machine at Costume-Works 

10. Elsa from Frozen on WhatsupFagans.com 

11. Football and player on Barefeet on the Dashboard 

12. Knights and Princess on Barefeet on the Dashboard 

13. Poison Ivy Fairy on Mission to Save 

14. The Riddler on Mission to Save

15. Princess Leia on Mission to Save 

16. The Incredibles on C’mon Get Crafty

17. Medusa on The Tip Toe Fairy

18. Baby Shark on At Home with Sweett 

19. Police Officer at DIY Danielle 

20. Cute Little Bee at At Home with Sweett

21. Minnie Mouse at Embracing Beauty 

22. Emmet from Lego at How I Pinch a Penny 

23. Gingerbread at The Coupon Challenge

24. Sons of Anarchy at Where the Smiles Have Been. 

25. Cutest Chicken at Coolest Homemade Costumes 

26. Cabbage Patch Doll at Costume Works

27. Zombie at Coolest Homemade Costumes

28. Thing 1 and 2 at Coolest Homemade Costumes

29. Mummy at Nellie Bellie

30. Owl at Alpha Mom 

30 DIY Halloween Costumes for Kids

In the spirit of Halloween falling on the 31st day, I give you one more costume idea – one I handmade myself! I sewed/glued together this Scream and Zombie costume for my boys. As you can see from their poses, they are taking their roles very seriously!

30 DIY Halloween Costumes for Kids


Maria Lianos-Carbone is the author of “Oh Baby! A Mom’s Self-Care Survival Guide for the First Year”, and publisher of amotherworld.com, a leading lifestyle blog for women.


  1. Robin (Masshole Mommy) Reply

    Some of those are just too cute. I love the gumball machine one – it’s absolutely hysterical!

  2. Elizabeth O. Reply

    I love DIY costumes, it’s affordable and it give the family a time to bond with each other! These are definitely cool ideas, not just for kids, it can be used by adults too!

  3. These costumes would all be so cute on the kids. My grands are getting too old to dress up for Halloween, or so they think, but my dtr and SIL are dressing up as walking dead characters. My daughter is going as a zombie (love the one up there).

  4. What a great list of Halloween costume ideas. Typically I like to DIY my costume but buy my son’s costumes from the stores. This year I am going as sweetie pie–candy taped to my shirt in the shape of mathematical pi.

  5. Melinda Dunne Reply

    Oh my gosh the gumball machine costume is SO SUPER cute! I absolutely love that one.

  6. Those are all cute costumes for kids my son would loves a batman costume. Thanks for sharing

  7. DIY can be fun. I love the gumball machine, that’s pretty amazing and fun. 🙂

  8. Very creepy costume! This is perfect for my kids. They really love DIY’s especially this one.

  9. Super fabulous ideas here, and I’m totally loving that gumball machine. I could see an adult even doing something like that, lol

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