Make and Takes blogged how to make this DIY Minion Costume for your kiddos and it’s adorable! She used a yellow knit beanie (snow hat) and black pipe cleaners to make the main part of the hat then used a paper towel tube, silver paint and black elastic for the goggles. This is a great way to make a quick and easy costume for your kids if you’re running out of time and you can even get them to help in the creating process!
Foster to Forever put together this super easy and cute Handmade Mickey Mouse costume. All you need is a black turtle neck, red shorts, yellow felt, white gloves, and of course… mouse ears! Any round animal ear would work! Then, just add a nose and big smile and voila.. an adorable Mickey Mouse!
See the full DIY Mickey Mouse Halloween costume tutorial at Foster to Forever!
Jessica from Mom 4 Real used mis matched pieces from her and her daughters existing wardrobe to create this really awesome DIY Pippi Long stocking costume! The colorful striped socks, cute freckles, and those braided pip tails definitely complete the look! Jessica even shared the braided pig tails sticking straight out secret… I’ll give you a hint, you can find the secret ingredient in your back yard. You can also use floral wire, but that’s not free, ha! Just for fun, did you know that Pippi Longstocking was first a series of children’s books that was turned into a movie in 1949!
See more pictures and the full tutorial over at Mom 4 Real.
Here’s another really awesome handmade costume that was a serious labor of love! While They Snooze created this DIY minion costume! What a Minion you ask? Minions are the wide eyed stars of the movie series, Despicable Me! Sarah has a complete supply list along with a full tutorial to teach you how to make your very own Minion costume. The eyes are made out of 2 pint cans of paint… genius, huh?!
See lots more pictures and the full tutorial at While They Snooze.
I super love the movie, Annie. OK, fine I love anything Annie… broadway, songs, Sandy… it’s such a sweet, optimistic show! Anyhow, how fun would it be to dress your little up in a homemade little orphan Annie costume? All you need is a red t-shirt, white paper collar, white belt, and of course you’ll need a crazy red wig. Oh and some cute little freckles would be awesome too. See all of the orphan Annie costume deets at Theatre Mania!
Chels from Buy me Love, crafted up these fun Wizard of Oz inspired costumes and even created a yellow brick road scene in the trunk of her car! Pretty dang cute, huh?! She said, “I made the hub’s costume from sweats, raffia and elastic. I sewed the hat with fleece scraps, and painted his face.” The Dorothy costume dress was bought and she added lace to the hem for length. The yellow brick road and rainbow trunk scene was made from papers, glitter glues, fake poppies, paint, and a plastic tablecloth.
If you want to see more deets about the DIY Dorothy and Scarecrow costumes, check out Buy me Love.
I wasn’t sure if I should file this one under pets, kids, or groups! So, it’s officially under all 3 labels! Sherry from Young House Love made her beloved kids, Clara and pup, Burger a DIY Jesse and Slinky dog costumes from the movie, Toy Story. A pair of jeans got some white duck tape cow spots and Sherry made a simple giant yarn braid and attached it to a cowboy hat for Jesse. Burger the pup got a felt, no sew slinky wrap.
See all of the Jesse and Slinky dog costume deets over at Young House Love. Oh and if you’re looking for more handamde Toy Story costumes, here’s another version of Toy Story Jesse and Mr Potato Head.
Be prepared to be amazed!
Although, I’ve never seen the movie, Alien, I’ve got a pretty feel for what it’s about ; ) Claudia’s husband turned their 7 year old boy into the main monster from the movie, The Zenomorph! Claudia said, “We bought a surfing outfit as the base and glued various things onto the suit. The head was molded from plastic and set on a helmet. There were also gloves and shoe covers made from felt with pieces glued to the felt.” her husband worked on this masterpiece for 40+ hours! This is one really awesome handmade alien Halloween costume!
What do you think? Could you re-create this really awesome costume? See more details at Claudia’s blog, Casa de Berry!
Happy World Penguin Day! Learn something new everyday, right?! In honor of World Penguin day, we’ve got an adorable handmade penguin costume for a kiddo. Make It and Love It sewed this really awesome handmade, fleece penguin costume for her baby girl. The best part, big brother was Bert and big sister was Mary Poppins! Tagging this post as a group costume, thank you very much! See the full penguin tutorial at Make It and Love It!
Oh and if you want a family costume, here are handmade Bert and Mary Poppins adult costumes! Happy World Penguin Day, friends!
Psst… here are 36 more handmade animal costumes for kids and adults.