26 Halloween costume ideas for kids (easy to buy or DIY)

My daughter has been asking me to decorate the house for Halloween since July, guys.  JULY.  I held her off until September but eventually caved because I couldn’t take it anymore.  So, now we’re on the topic of the perfect Halloween costume.

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I think (think, being the focal word here) we’ve come to a final decision – Doc McStuffins seems to be the top contender.  But, being that 4-year-olds can almost never make up their minds, I’m pretty sure we’re going to end up changing her get up at least 50 times more.

Since I’ve been gathering easy(ish) Halloween Costume ideas as back up, I thought I’d share my faves here in case you’re in the same boat as me.  These costumes are adorable and seem pretty easy to DIY if you’re crafty like that.  I am not so crafty so I’ve also included some easy buys as well.

26 HALLOWEEN COSTUME IDEAS FOR KIDS

Crazy cat lady This is super easy to throw together with stuff you have from home and it’s absolutely adorable.

26 Halloween costume ideas for kids easy to buy or DIYScuba diver  What’s up Scuba Steve? Genius idea and not too tough to DIY.  Just spraypaint an empty bottle, pull out your ski goggles, some felt and pick up a little tubing. Done and done.

26 Halloween costume ideas for kids easy to buy or DIY
Rockford Peaches  There’s no crying in baseball!  Seriously though, can you even?  I wish my daughter would wear this Halloween costume so that I could wear it too. Wah. If you don’t want to grab it on Etsy, you can pick one up on Amazon too.

26 Halloween costume ideas for kids easy to buy or DIY

Rockford Peaches for your Teen!  She gets to wear a skirt (that’s not too short) and you maintain some level of sanity.

26 Halloween costume ideas for kids easy to buy or DIY
Rainbow Girl All you need is a little felt and some mustard tights:)  Can I wear this every day, please?

26 Halloween costume ideas for kids easy to buy or DIY
Rainbow Girl and Mom Make it a Mom and Me costume by throwing on your fave pair of hunters and a yellow raincoat.  Open an umbrella, fill it with cotton and attach some felt raindrops to string and you’re winning at Halloween.  I wanna!

26 Halloween costume ideas for kids easy to buy or DIY
Bunnies!  I always feel like a good Halloween Costume has to be over the top.  Could be because my husband starts ordering costume parts from China in January and legit sets up science and stuff in my kitchen to make the most elaborate things (I’ll pop in some pics below).  Point is.  It doesn’t.  You can create simple costumes with a little time, some clothing basics and creativity!

26 Halloween costume ideas for kids easy to buy or DIY
Robot Family  Just in case you wanted to make it a family affair and have a bunch of cardboard boxes at home 🙂  Beep, boop, beep.

26 Halloween costume ideas for kids easy to buy or DIY

Dragons Love Tacos This is the cutest for a sibling costume!  My daughter just had a Dragon Birthday Party this year and Dragons Love Tacos has been read on repeat ever since.

26 Halloween costume ideas for kids easy to buy or DIY
Madeline DIY Does this little girl come with the costume?  Bonjour!

26 Halloween costume ideas for kids easy to buy or DIY

Captain America  I absolutely LOVE that Captain America is a girl here.  There’s no better time to be empowering our littles, always!

26 Halloween costume ideas for kids easy to buy or DIY

Strong Man Another awesome Etsy find.  So many great, handmade costumes for those of us who are not crafty enough or don’t have time.  Ha. Ha. Ha. That mustache and chesthair kills me.

26 Halloween costume ideas for kids easy to buy or DIY
Spaceman Dish gloves are a great accent to any DIY costume (just ask me about that time, I gathered a million and one random objects from my house – including dish gloves – and dressed up as a kid who dressed up as a superhero).

26 Halloween costume ideas for kids easy to buy or DIY
Wednesday Adams Perfect for an older girl who really wants to rock a skirt with her Halloween costume, but needs to keep it clean.  Simple, easy and doesn’t show too much leg.

26 Halloween costume ideas for kids easy to buy or DIY
Mother of Dragons   Winter is coming! If you asked me (which you didn’t, but let’s just pretend you did), this Mother of Dragons T-shirt and her awesome braid is what makes this Mama and me costume. I wonder if I could get my cat in one of these dragon suits…

26 Halloween costume ideas for kids easy to buy or DIY

Audrey This costume is NOT cheap, but I feel like you could DIY it pretty easily?  Right?

26 Halloween costume ideas for kids easy to buy or DIY

Robot I love how they paired a girly tutu with this adorable little robot costume!  Another great DIY that’s pretty easy to assemble and totally versatile for any girl or boy.

26 Halloween costume ideas for kids easy to buy or DIY
Unicorn.  Because when you have a small child, your life is basically unicorns  (and also, they have an adult version which I actually purchased and am wearing this Halloween).  Both of em’ are yours for the taking at Target.

26 Halloween costume ideas for kids easy to buy or DIY
Cotton Candy Babe Don’tcha just want to eat her up?

26 Halloween costume ideas for kids easy to buy or DIY
Wind up Doll  Such an awesome throwback costume and totally cute!  Pretty easy to DIY – you just gotta figure out how to attach the key 🙂

26 Halloween costume ideas for kids easy to buy or DIY

Snail I saw this costume last year and totally saved it for this year, but Doc McStuffins happened and now nothing else will do – You can do it though!  And, I mean, who doesn’t have ten thousand wads of craft paper in their garage (Amazon Prime has my soul).

26 Halloween costume ideas for kids easy to buy or DIY
Wild things I just adore everything about this little guy and this sweet DIY.  You can also purchase one here on Etsy!26 Halloween costume ideas for kids easy to buy or DIY
Butterfly.  You may think I’m over butterflies (if you follow me on Instagram we were growing butterflies all.Summer.long), but I’m not.  She’s the cutest.

26 Halloween costume ideas for kids easy to buy or DIY
Chicken If you have a baby, please dress them up as a chicken and send me all the pics.  OMG, this just makes my heart split in two!  This one is just as cute, but WAY cheaper then the one pictured below if you’re looking to buy.

26 Halloween costume ideas for kids easy to buy or DIY

I feel like I could add 50 more costumes to this post!  But, I’m tired and hungry.  So, if you have an amazing Halloween costume idea, drop the link in the comments below. I’m happy to add it!

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I'm always looking for great Halloween costume ideas for my kiddo and rounded up a great list of adorable costumes to buy or create yourself.  Trick or treat!

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