ADULTS: Pinata Costume

A Teaspoon of Happiness crafted up this really awesome handmade pinata costume from a cheap tank dress, crepe paper, and fabric glue! Yep, that’s right, it’s a no sew kind of costume… my favorite!

handmade pinata costume

See a full tutorial about how to make the DIY pinata dress at A Teaspoon of Happiness. I think pinatas would be another really fun group costume idea! And if you liked this costume, check out the DIY dog pinata costume!

ADULTS: Paper Doll Costume

How fun is this paper doll costume for Halloween? Megan from the Brassy Apple crafted up this really awesome paper doll costume for her daughter. She used foam core board, XACTO, spray adhesive, and fabric! Oh and don’t forget the most important part, the tabs!

DIY adult costume

Megan gives a handy tip, “Don’t make the dress too long, it’s hard to walk with a stiff dress hitting your knees!” See all of the handmade paper doll costume details at The Brassy Apple. I think this would be a super fun costume for a big group! Don’t you?

COUPLES: Sun, Constellation, and Galileo Costume

It’s International Astronomy Day! And this costume is out of this world, ha! I couldn’t decide if this should be a couple costume or group, since it is technically for 3 people! Modern Kiddo holds a Halloween costume parade each year and this handmade pregnant Halloween costume was one of many really awesome costumes in the parade. You could use fabric glue to attach a felt sun to your belly. Pain Styrofoam balls to represent the planets and attach to your arms. Galileo just needs a black robe (a black graduation gown would be perfect) and a telescope!

Handmade Pregnant Halloween Costume

Did you dress up for Halloween when you were pregnant?

PETS: DIY Sushi dog costume

Oh my cuteness! Stacie from The Flirty Blog is at is again, and this time with a DIY sushi dog costume. (She is also the mastermind behind the chia pet dog costume!) She made a white dog bib and covered a small cardboard box (a rice or marconi box would work out well for a small pup) with pink-ish paper, add some wasabi, ginger, chop sticks, and soy sauce and your pooch is ready to go!

DIY sushi dog costume

Oh and if you like the sushi dog costume, you’ll love the DIY baby sushi costume made from a onesie!

KIDS: Homemade Scuba Diver Costume

Lindsay at the Artsy Fartsy Mama crafted up a clever homemade scuba diver costume for her little miss! The costume started as a plain black shirt and black pants. Lindsay and her husband made an air tank out of 2 liter soda bottles, spray paint, and cord keeper tube! The pink fins are made of craft foam and taped to her shoes. I love that she even has her weights attached to her waist to help her submerge  She looks ready to scuba dive to me!

homemade scuba diver costume

KIDS: Penguin Costume

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!

DIY Penguin costume

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.

GROUPS: Spice Girls Costume

These handmade adult costumes certainly spice things up a bit, ha! (I’m cheesy and I like it!) I found this picture at Costume Works, and the six girls decided to go as The McCormick spice girls! The spices included:

  • paprika
  • cayenne pepper
  • cilantro
  • garlic salt
  • black pepper
  • cinnamon


Handmade adult costumes

They used cardboard, stencils and crayons to make their DIY spice girls costumes! I’ll tell you what I want, what I really, really want… to talk my girlfriends into being the Spice Girls for Halloween. (No pun intended, ha!)
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KIDS: Mad Scientist Costume

In honor of World Laboratory Day, yep that exists! It’s today April 24th. We are celebrating with 2 different versions of a mad scientist costume. Both, of course, are really awesome and handmade! Nob Hill made her little boy a mad scientist costume with a large white button down, black pants, a crazy wig, and the most important accessory, lab goggles! Check it out:

Mad scientist costume

Real Simple did a preppier version of a mad scientist costume with a plaid button down, khakis, a bow tie and my favorite part a a test tube of gummy worms!

Mad scientist costume

I think a group costume of mad scientist would be super fun too!

GROUPS: Handmade Toy Story Costumes

Valerie from Occasionally Crafty crafted up some really awesome handmade Toy Story costumes for Halloween. Jessie, the cowgirl, started as a plain white button down. Valerie sewed on the fancy details  yellow bib, large round buttons, and fancy cuffs. Of course, Jessie has to have a red cowgirl hat and a long red braid! The baby potato head bib is made of broadcloth fabric with felt pieces for the face!

handmade toy story costumes

The middle sibling  wore a store bought Buzz lightyear costume. They all looked adorable together! See all of the handmade Toy Story costume details at Occasionally Crafty.

KIDS: Hedgehog Costume

Alida from Alida Makes turned her toddler into a hedgehog! How cute is that? All you need is a tan hoodie, fleece, and a sewing machine to make the hedgehog costume… heck you could hot glue if sewing isn’t your thing!

Handmade hedgehog costumeSee the full handmade hedgehog kids costume tutorial over at Alida Makes.