13 DIY Costume Ideas

Want to DIY your Halloween costume but need a little inspiration? Think color, color, and more color! Purple, black, green, blue, yellow or red—use your favorite color as a starting point, then pair it with a handful of accessories to conjure up a look that’s truly unforgettable. These colorful combos will give you the inspo you need to create a costume that lets you be you. Get all the inspo below, then shop costume accessories by color!

1. DIY Unicorn Costume

Make your Halloween legendary! The mythical meets the mystical in this adorable unicorn combo.

2. DIY Butterfly Costume

Spread your wings! Be the monarch of Halloween with the colors of the season. 

3. DIY Cat Costume

You’ll be the cat’s meow in this devilishly dark combo.

4. DIY Dragon Costume

Set the night on fire with this wickedly winged disguise. 

5. DIY Minion Costume

Take all the work out of DIY. We’ve got all the colors to create your favorite characters.

6. DIY Peacock Costume

Strut your stuff! Go loud and proud as a peacock this Halloween.

7. DIY Pineapple Costume

Be seen in yellow and green, and bear the fruit of going deliciously DIY.

8. DIY Strawberry Costume

Go sweet for trick-or-treat! Pick what you need to create your own masterpiece.

Still thinking outside the box? Finding creative ways to DIY your little one’s costume this year is super easy. Spark your imagination by shopping for costume accessories you can pair with items you already have. Figuring out just which character they’ll be is the tough part!

Toddler in cop costume and baby in prisoner costume

9. DIY Cops & Robbers Costume

This little robber has ran away with our heart. Charm trick or treaters this year with a take on cops and robbers. Incorporating things you have around the house or toys, like this ride on car, truly makes this DIY costume a winner!

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Toddler in Cruella de Vil costume and toddler in dalmatian costume

10. DIY Cruella de Vil & Dalmatian Costume

We can think of 101 reasons why this DIY costume is the most perfect idea, especially for siblings. Adding spots to a fur coat or dog costume is easy and a fun activity to get your kids involved. Just simply cut circles from black construction paper and attach them using tape or pins! Now, we just have to practice our barking skills!

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Girl in DIY monster ballerina costume

11. DIY Monster Ballerina Costume

This one is almost too cute to spook. Monster up any character or uniform with a little stage blood and make up! This Monster Ballerina was created by cutting up an every day shirt and pairing with your anything but basic tutu. It’s time to turn this dancing monster loose!

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Boy in DIY bubble bath costume

12. DIY Bubble Bath Costume

This DIY idea is surely the one for all our little (and big!) bath lovers. Just simply blow up some white balloons and attach them to your wagon or stroller. Bring along your bubble machine for some added fun and of course, don’t forget your rubber ducky!

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Girl in DIY fiesta costume

13. DIY Fiesta Costume

This DIY idea is surely the one for all our little (and big!) bath lovers. Just simply blow up some white balloons and attach them to your wagon or stroller. Bring along your bubble machine for some added fun and of course, don’t forget your rubber ducky!

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