15 DIY Halloween Costumes That Are So Much Better Than Store-Bought

It’s certainly easy to run to the nearest costume shop to grab a witch-in-a-bag, instant costume. That’s why we have to hand it to these incredible makers for the time and talent put into their DIY Halloween costumes.

To ensure you and your child will really stand out this year, grab the hot glue gun and an abundance of fabric or cardboard and go nuts! Oh, and if all else fails, you can always run to your nearest costume shop. So, if you’re feeling ambitious this year, we hope you’ll get inspired by these 15 impressive DIY Halloween costumes.

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15 Picture-Perfect DIY Costumes That Are So Much Better Than Store-Bought

Yummiest Pasta

How adorable is this little pasta dish with extra meatballs?!

DIY Jellyfish

We feel like we’ve taken an exploration under the sea with this creative jellyfish costume.

This cool costume even lights up in the dark with glow tape!

Keeping it Clean

How appropriate is this hand sanitizer costume for 2020?

No Tricks, More Treats

These sweethearts are making us want all the jelly beans.

Baby Gnome

This might be the happiest garden gnome we’ve ever seen.

Snail Sweetheart

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Although Covid-19 has put a twist on halloween festivities this year, young ones can still dress up to keep the fun going! As Riley Revallier and I have been reviewing the research for my upcoming book on toxins in our homes, we have been shocked to see the level of serious poisons that are in items made for children, such as their bedding, baby bottles, and costumes. Be aware that a majority of mass produced and packaged Halloween costumes like those found at places such as Walmart, Costco, Target, and Amazon are treated with fire retardants that cause genetic damage, effect hormones, and act as neurotoxins. avoiding pre-made costumes. Avoid all pre-made costumes due to this risk. Studies linked as the last photo in this series. Homemade costumes are such a fun and creative project to do with kids and by making them at home you control the materials and can make sure nothing harmful is used. Use items you already have around the house which is a very eco-conscious way to approach this holiday. I adore these little sweet, natural, thoughtful costumes that don't take a lot of time to construct and give children that feeling of transformation and play. Happy Halloween! Mushroom Costume from @clematc blog ‘Clem Around the Corner’ Explorer and Doctor Costume from @thetampabaymoms blog ‘7 Easy DIY Halloween Costumes for Kids’ #diy #diycostume #diycostumes #diycostumeideas #happyhalloween #cute #adorable #safety #health #healthylifestyle #lifestyle #wellness #wellnessjourney #homemade #fun #funforkids #funforthewholefam #dressup #familyactivities #familyactivity #kidactivities #kidsactivities #holiday #holidays #holidayattire #dressingup #community #healthconcious #healthconsciousness #healthconciousliving

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This mama went the extra mile by creating this adorable snail costume herself.

Pumpkin Spice Latte

We’re pretty sure this is the sweetest thing ever served up at Starbucks.

Grandmother Time

We especially love this look because it was put together with things that you likely already have around the house.

Woodland Creature Trio

We are blown away by this mama’s Halloween costume creation talent.

Dino Showdown

We’re in love with these DIY dino costumes made with cardboard and paints.

Color Wheel

How fun is this cheerful rainbow couple?!

Rocket Girl

This rocket girl’s costume was made out of recycled paper and is simply out of this world.

Sushi Rolls

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This babe is going to steal the Halloween show in this sushi costume.

Bubblegum Fun

We’re pretty sure even we could pull of this super cute gumball machine costume.

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