48 Easy DIY Halloween Costume Ideas in 4-steps or Less

Check out these fun and funny frocks for boys, girls, infants, families and groups!

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Running out of time for your kids to have the coolest costume on the block? We've got creative, trendy and adorable ideas galore for you or your caregiver to pull together in just four easy steps.

Individual Costumes for Boys and Girls:

Box of Popcorn


Rockstar Princess


Ice Cream Cone

Pumpkin Outfit


Fairy Tale Princess

Gandalf the Grey

Justin Bieber

Kate Middleton

Black Spider

Greg from Diary of a Wimpy Kid

Olympic Swimmer

Lego Brick

Orange Juice Box



Vanilla Frosted Cupcake

Witchy Wicked Witch

Wreck-It Ralph


The Dark Knight (Batman)




Princess Merida from Brave

Rapunzel from Tangled

Fun Infant Costumes
Even tiny tots love to get in the mix of Halloween fun. Here are easy baby costumes that's sure to bring in extra candy and cuteness bonus points.

Candy Corn

Chick Magnet

Deviled Egg

Fifty Shades of Gray


Oscar the Grouch


Pig in a Blanket


Group Costume Ideas
Heading out in a crowd? Here are costumes for families and groups of friends trick or treating together.

      1. Angry Birds
      2. Buzz and Buddy from Toy Story
      3. Chef and Sushi Rolls
      4. A Box of Crayons
      5. Hunger Games' Katniss Everdeen and Gale Hawthorne
      6. Hip Hop Dance Team
      7. Rescue Crew
      8. Lobster and Lobsterman
      9. Rock Paper Scissors
      10. Mario Kart Crew: Mario, Luigi, Princess Peach, and Toad
      11. Jake and the Never Land Pirates
      12. Traveling Circus
      13. Wizard of Oz Characters
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We recently uploaded photos for most of these costumes. Please click on the link to view a photo along with instructions on how to create the costume.
I hope this helps!
Posted: August 06, 2013 at 4:45 PM
Photo of Rebecca M.
Rebecca M.
Such awesome ideas!!! Would love pictures!
Posted: October 26, 2012 at 3:18 PM
Photo of Danielle S.
Danielle S.
This would be a lot more helpful with pictures of each costume.
Posted: October 24, 2012 at 10:06 AM
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