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This craft category is a huge collection of DIY costumes! DIY costumes for kids and adults ( DIY Halloween costumes for kids, DIY Halloween costumes for adults, dress-up party costume ideas ), free costume sewing patterns, free printables ( Halloween masks and other costume accessories ), easy Halloween costumes & last minute Halloween costumes, costumes without sewing, cosplay tutorials, pet costumes ... and many more DIY costume ideas!
DIY Miss Valerie Frizzle costume ( The Magic School Bus )
Did you love the Magic School Bus when you were little? Then dressing up as Miss Frizzle is the perfect idea for you! This DIY Miss Valerie Frizzle costume by Angie from The Country Chic Cottage is super easy to make and will really wow your friends! And the best part is: this DIY Miss Frizzle costume is perfect for adults as well as kids! Angie will show you how to make this fun and quick Miss Frizzle costume in no time, so head to thecountrychiccottage.net and let the fun begin:
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How to make a balloon tower - DIY party decoration
We love balloon towers ! But sometimes you simply can't afford to pay $200 for something that will last 1 day. This is where Sandi Masori's balloon tower making tutorial comes in handy! Making your own balloon towers are not as hard as it seems. You will be surprised how easy is to make one! And the best part? You can make every party look like you’ve spent a fortune when actually these balloon towers can be made under $20. Balloon towers are perfect for birthday parties, baby showers , and wedding parties.
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DIY Paper plate bunny mask - fun Easter craft for kids
This cute whiskered paper plate Easter bunny mask by Kids Craft Room is a really easy spring craft and something children of all ages will enjoy having in their dressing up box all year round. This paper plate bunny mask is super easy to make and so much fun to wear! We love the idea of kids dressing up in these adorable bunny masks and all the Easter role play they inspire. Now you can make them too with Kids Craft Room 's step-by-step tutorial. Who wouldn’t enjoy being an Easter bunny at this time of year?
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DIY Cardboard box Minecraft (Creeper) mask - easy costume
Making masks is fun, especially if they are pixelated! Today, you can learn how to make a Minecraft mask out of a regular paper bag (or cardboard box) and colorful paper. To create your very own Minecraft (Creeper) mask you will need: a paper bag, green paper in different shades, glue and a pair of scissors. ( Do not forget to leave a few blank spaces for the eyes! ) Of course this fun mask making technique is perfect for creating another pixelated (Minecraft) characters as well! This DIY mask is a perfect last minute costume  for Halloween or Minecraft parties!
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Giant silver starburst ball - easy DIY New Year's decoration
If we had to pick a favorite kind of DIY , it would of course be the ones that involve minimal difficulty but provide maximum wow factor. View this step-by-step video tutorial by DekoKitchen and learn how to make a gorgeous starburst ball literally in minutes! This starburst ball party decor can be a nice addition to your New Year's party, birthday party or it can be a great Christmas ornament ( in a smaller size ) . You can cut your skewers to make smaller starbursts , or buy extra long thicker skewers or use larger styrofoam balls. ( A larger ball will give you a denser starburst with more skewers ) Have fun!
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DIY Tinkerbell costume for kids (sewing tutorial)
If your girl is super CRAZY about fairies and Tinkerbell make this gorgeous Tinkerbell fairy costume for her with the help of this nice costume making tutorial ! The costume itself needs a little sewing experience, but you can change the sewn parts with normal clothes or a no-sewn tulle skirt. You can also use fleece or felt because it doesn't fray at the edges. And even if you already have a costume for this year Halloween consider creating one of these for your dress-up box . ( Everything purchased for this costumes was under $3 a yard! )
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Sewn dress up butterfly wings for kids (with template)
These dress up butterfly wings are one of the sweetest things for little girls! These butterfly wings are great for all those little girls that love spending their day dressing up and imagining. They would also be a great costume idea for school plays or even halloween. With just a few simple supplies and some minor sewing skills you can have a set of these butterfly (or fairy) wings done in no time! Just copy the pattern and adjust the size. Of course you can create other character / animal wings with this nice and easy sewing tutorial as well!
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DIY Paste Costume - last minute costume idea
Turn yourself into a bow-tie pasta or a cute ravioli by following along Studio DIY's easy-to-follow costume making tutorial ! These DIY pasta costumes are great show-stopper costumes , because, well.. just look at them! Who doesn't love pasta ? And look at that tiny ravioli ! Isn't it super adorable? This pasta costume is such a great group costume because you could be all sorts of pasta. Plus this costume is super simple and doesn’t take much time at all, too. Head to studiodiy.com and learn how to make them:
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DIY magic wands easilly with glue gun and beads
Ever wondered how you can make your own magic wizard wand that is easy to make and is super cheap as well? In this nice video tutorial she will show you to make your DIY magic wizard wand ! This gorgeous and super inexpensive wand can be a perfect addition to your Halloween or Dress up party costume ! You can make magic wands in different stlyes: it can be a fairy wand , an Elsa ice wand or a Harry potter themed wand , it will be perfect in any form!
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Cardboard box viking helmet (free template & video tutorial)
With this fun free downloadable wing template that ZygoteBrown Designs developed, you can make this winged viking helmet as well as the horned version! All which are great additions to any dress-up box or for that next costume for Halloween. Once you have made the base cardboard viking hat you can decorate it however you like, either using wings or even horns. Watch the video at the end of the tutorial to learn how to decorate it with fun wings! If you want to add horns you can find them in Zygote's site with many other fun cardboard costume ideas!
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DIY Family weather costume (sun,rainbow and rain costume)
Today, Studio DIY will teach you how to make a super fun, last-minute weather costume for the whole family out of simple clothes and household materials. There are so many options for expanding this DIY family weather costume : just add a lightning bolt, a sky, a cute tornado, a snowflake or even a blizzard! So if you got more kids ( or friends ) , you’ve got options. But to start, Studio DIY will show you how to make these three: the sun costume , the rainbow costume , and the rain costume:
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DIY Balloon animal costume - funny no-sew costume
If you love unique and funny ( Halloween or party ) costumes , you will LOVE this balloon animal costume by StudioDIY! How FUN would it be to create this balloon animal costume for your kiddo ( s ) ? If you felt really ambitious you could do a whole zoo’s worth of balloon animals too! But of course, you could make the classic balloon dog as Studio DIY did. This costume is not just super funny, but also super easy to make and cost-effective! This no-sew costume is just perfect for kids and adults as well, even in the last-minutes! You could use this google search as an inspiration for various balloon animals and be super creative!
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Simple handprint paper masks - fun kids craft idea
Are you looking for a simple, fun paper craft idea which doesn't require fancy craft materials and crafting skills? Try these super fun handprint paper masks! These handprint paper masks can be perfect additions to a spring carnival costume or you can make some with the kids just for fun! In this nice craft site you will find 3 different paper mask designs and a few ideas about how to decorate them! These fun colorful paper handprint masks also can be great keepsakes! These colorful paper masks are super simple,super quick and also super fun so even the smallest crafty hands can create some in no time!
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30 Last-minute couple costume ideas ( Halloween costume ideas )
Dressing up for Halloween or a dress-up party can be a little tedious when you have no idea what to dress up as. If your partner is also struggling to find a Halloween costume , why not try a couple's costume ? In this video, Cloe will show you 30 last-minute bur still brilliant couples costumes. You could either pay homage to some of the greatest love stories, like Romeo and Juliet, or try a funny costume, like the Netflix & Chill costume - there are so many fun possibilities! Watch the video and create the best couples costume ever!
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DIY Unicorn paper lantern - fun & quick kids party decoration
Children need no excuse to have fun, and with Persia Lou's children's birthday party decor ideas you can make their parties even more special! It does not matter how old you are, everyone loves a themed birthday party ! But a fun celebration doesn't need to cost a pretty penny. For example, you could create pretty unicorns ( or other adorable animals ) out of simple rice paper lanterns ! Isn't it super fun? Only your imagination can be the limit of variations. You can create various lovely decors from those round rice lanterns such as adorable pets, magical creatures, sea critters or even planets! So many possibilities! get the tutorial and learn how to make a unicorn :
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Simple no sew Jedi costumes (Star Wars)
Having a Star Wars Party? Need an easy Star Wars costume for the premiere of Star Wars: The Force Awakens? Or maybe you have young Padawans that would just love a simple costume just to play dress-up in? No matter what the Star Wars occasion, these DIY no-sew Jedi tunics are SO easy to make and will help make your younglings feel strong with the Force.
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DIY Felt owl mask tutorial
Felt is by far our favorite material for sewing! It is perfect for fun creative projects, especially for beginners. There is no need to worry about frayed edges or seam allowances! She created this gorgeous Owl Mask with extraordinary looking– but easy to re-create– details. It’s a project that looks like a masterpiece but it’s easy to create in an afternoon. It's a perfect halloween costume addition!
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Adorable ice cream costume with fabric pains
Some Halloween costumes are just too complicated, especially when you need a costume last-minute and don’t want to do anything over-the-top when you’re just going to work for the day. With the right paint products, you can simplify this cute Halloween costume using just a painted shirt and a headband and create a DIY simple ice cream t-shirt to pair with a honeycomb cherry headband! Wear your t-shirt with pants, jeans or a skirt of your choice and still feel as festive as everyone else for Halloween !
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DIY music instruments from junks - drums and castanet
Feeling musical ? You won't beat todays Art Attack as Lloyd teaches you how to make a funky music set ! And the best is in this fun kids craft idea is: it's almost consists of only household "junks"! With these fun homemade instruments your kids can develop their musical skills and learn rhythm in a playful and fun form! You can use mason jar /glass lids or beer caps to create a castanet with more metallic sound, and make a bigger drum set with more tones ( or by adding larger buckets ).
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Easy DIY Waldo costume for kids - Halloween costume idea
We know many of you will be doing the last minute scramble, to find a simple costume idea to attend that Halloween party at work, school, church, your neighborhood, etc. We have something really simple to wear on Halloween. This idea will take you less than an hour to make. ( right before the party! ) Grab a white T-shirt, a little bit of red/white fleece and felt, some round glasses ( the plastic Harry Potter ones at party stores work great! ) and you’ve got yourself a super cute ( Where is ) Waldo costume !
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Jet pack from plastic bottles - fun costume for kids
Here's a step by step tutorial on how to create your very own rocket jet pack from plastic bottles! This quick and inexpensive recycling craft project promises to make you the best parent in less than 20 minutes!  The instant joy in your little boy's eyes is worth every minute! This plastic bottle jet-pack is perfect for halloween or dress up parties or just for everyday fun!  To make one fun jet-pack costume you will need: plastic Coke bottles, silver acryllic (spray) paint, and some felt (or paper) for the flames. Brilliant idea, isn't it?
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DIY Strawberry costume for kids (sewing tutorial)
We love super adorable,fun and quick costumes ! Look at this cute DIY strawberry costume ! How sweet is that? However it requires a little bit of sewing this DIY strawberry costume is definitely a quick one! The arm holes are very basic ( no sleeves! ) and the whole thing is stuffed loosely with some fluffy batting. Because a happy berry is a plump and juicy berry! Definitely a fun DIY costume to make! If you can't sew ( or you don't want to ) you can easily swap the strawberry 's body part with simple red clothes .
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DIY Aladdin magic carpet costume - free pattern & sewing tutorial
This DIY Aladdin magic carpet costume by Fleece Fun is perhaps the easiest and funniest costume we’ve ever seen! Fun, colorful and instantly recognizable! Deciding on a costume for a party or Halloween is never easy. Buying or renting costumes can also be an expensive investment, especially if you go to a lot of themed parties. This super DIY magic carpet costume is an easy and affordable way to stand out at any party! get the free sewing pattern and the step-by-step tutorial at fleecefun.com and let the magic begin:
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DIY Eros (Cupid) costume - mythological costume
DIY Halloween costumes are so much more fun than buying one in! Steal the show at your party with this laugh out loud, entertainingly funny and super adorable Halloween Eros ( Cupid ) costume by Make It & Love It ! Isn't is super adorable? In classical mythology, Cupid is the god of desire, love, attraction and affection. He is often portrayed as chubby little kid with a bow and a torch. ( He is also known in Latin as Amor or Eros in Greek mythology ). Cupid is winged, allegedly because lovers are flighty and likely to change their minds, and boyish because love is irrational. His symbols are the arrow and torch , "because love wounds and inflames the heart."
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Free Halloween printable masks
Cute and simple printable Halloween paper masks for young kids! Black cat, skull, spider, strange green monster with blood-shot eyes, Jack-O-Lantern and moth make for quick disguises for Halloween day fun. Aren’t they cute and scary? Well, bigger kids who want more gross versions may not be impressed, but these would be perfect for the cute little ones. Mr Printables always gives you tons of high quality free printables, absolutely worth to search the site for other (Halloween) printables as well!
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DIY Easy Greek goddess costume
Are you looking for a gorgeous still super simple , last-minute Halloween or dress up party costume ? Try this Greek goddess costume ! This DIY costume is really super easy , you can make it literally in minutes! Watch this nice step-by-step video tutorial on how to create your own beautiful Greek goddess Halloween or dress up party costume easily with a simple plain white curtain ( or bedsheet ). The Greek goddess costume can be a perfect choice for adults and kids as well!
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150+ Different printable masks
In this super website you can find 150+ different free printable halloween / dress up party masks! There are many colorable masks for extra fun! These masks are perfect  halloween on dress up party additions, and you can find soo many designs I'm sure you will find a nice one for your costume! There are animal masks, monster mask and also superhero masks in the collection among many others.
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DIY Flamingo costume - free sewing tutorial
Simple Halloween costume ideas are the best! This lovely flamingo costume could be made in an hour or two. Nice and simple! This costume making tutorial hopefully will be helpful to some of you who would like to make your own costumes! Sewing costumes ,you can really let your imagination go crazy and create something over the top, sometimes the crazier the better! Make this quick and easy flamingo costume that would be great for Halloween ,but are also fun for any day dress up play . The best in it: it can be any type of birds! You can make an owl,a chicken, an eagle or anything that you want just alternate the colors and the beak.
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DIY Diamond ring costume  - costume making tutorial
Turn yourself into a gorgeous diamond ring or a delicious ring pop with Studio DIY's fun ring costume tutorial ! This DIY diamond ring ( or ring pop ) costume is a great show-stopper costume which also can be a part of a fun family costume ( imagine it coupled with other wedding-themed costumes ) ! Whether you need a costume to wear at a dress-up party or to go trick-or-treating on Halloween, this fun ring costume is just perfect. Head to studiodiy.com and create this diamond ring or ring pop costume in no time:
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Rainbow paper dahlia flowers
If you’re looking to COLORIZE your Easter, then she has the perfect Easter paper craft for you! Paper Dahlia Flowers are easy to make, look fantastic on any wall, and they are an easy craft to get the kids involved in making!
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