10+1 No Sew Costume Craft Ideas

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We do love getting dressed up and I do love making the kids’ some fancy dress costumes myself. Halloween Fancy Dress is a great time to get creative with the kids. Don’t invest in expensive costumes, that they quickly grow out of, but make some of these easy No Sew Costume Ideas many of which “grow” with your child….

easy halloween costumes to make last minute
Making DIY costumes since 2013!

In the UK, we like “scary Halloween costumes”, but I know in the US that ANY fancy dress is great for Halloween – a bit like the Italian Mardi Gras or the germanic “Fasching”. So you will find a mixture of dressing up ideas the kids can make here.

No Sew Costume Ideas:

Many of these no sew costume ideas are perfect for kids to make themselves. They are relatively simple, quick and easy.. and aim to use every day materials (ok.. not all of them.. but the first three are my absolute favourite and they are easily created last minute!).

These three crafts features in the The Times Halloween Special pull out section for kids!

Halloween Bride – you just need some white bin bags! There is a similar version for our Halloween Witch too!

2. Easy Skeletons (+ free printable)

3. Mummies

Tutu Ideas – ok, for this one you will need some Tulle, but they really are cute and you can wear the DIY tutus all year round!

4. Tinkerbell

5. Witch – if you don’t have materials for a tutu, try this Witch Costume instead.

6. Pirate

Paper Bag Dress Up – great for that “reluctant” Fancy Dress Child. I don’t know about you, but my kids seem to always change their mind last minute. So I found masks/ paper masks work really well for them – they can feel “normal” in their every day clothes and pop a mask over their heads!

Where the Wild Things are Paper Bag Masks

Frankenstein Paper Bag Mask

9. Minions Costume

Also for the reluctant dresser upper… or a great party activity

10. Superhero Masks (incl. Free Template)

11. Paper Masks

12. Boxtroll “Eggs” Costume

DIY Unicorn Horn & Costume Idea for Halloween

13. Unicorn Costume (paper bag horn)

And finally.. a cheeky “Sew” Costume


And … if the SEWING machine does wink at you wildly… and you have a pair of Hubby’s suit trousers to recycle, try your hand at this Batman Costume outfit!!

I do hope that these no sew costume ideas have inspired you to get dressed up!!! 

Another cool no sew Skeleton Costume:

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A take on the Dead Bride Meets No Sew Tutu:

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