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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!
Easy paper ball garland - DIY quick party decor
This colorful paper ball garland craft is perfect as a Christmas decoration and it will also look absolutely adorable at any (birthday) party (any time of the year). Simple paper garlands (and paper chains) make the prettiest decorations if you ask me and they are frugal! You can make a pretty colorful paper ball garland like they did or even turn these into Christmas tree ornaments! You can make the paper balls in any size and color, it will be super fun and gorgeous in any form! But beware:  this paper ball garland can be quite addicting!
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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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Simple DIY Disco ball - stylish party decoration from paper
With At Charlotte's House's step-by-step tutorial ( and a sturdy hole puncher ) you can enhance any party decoration with this gorgeous paper-wrapped styrofoam ball. If you love making DIY party decor, you have to check out this one! We love the way it's easy to make, but also how you can customize it with any color of paper you'd prefer! Just use a color that fits into your party ! ( Imagine one giant ball in silver, beautiful pearl-white or rose-gold or even in mermaid colors! Isn't it super fun? ) This disco ball style party decor is so simple to make, and the outcome is so gorgeous and sparkling!
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DIY Monarch butterfly wings from garbage bags
If you looking for a gorgeous and affordable halloween or fairy/woodland dress up party costume with the help of this great video craft tutorial make this monarch butterfly costume from garbage bags ! All you need is some plastic garbage bags in black, orange and white.
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No-sew spiderweb cape
With this creative halloween craft idea you can create a versatile halloween accessory. She has made it into a witch accessory, but you could totally just be a spider web for Halloween and put a huge plastic spider on your back! :)
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Last minute DIY Halloween costumes
It’s the time of year when the holidays start creeping up on us and you might find yourself scrambling for a costume last minute for a Halloween party or other event. All For The Boys has some easy (and funny) DIY costumes for you! For example: you can make this super fun stick figure Halloween or dress up party costume! In this nice last minute DIY costume collection you will find 5 hilarious & super easy DIY costumes for your kids or yourself. All of them can be made with ordinary household items and everyday clothes, so you can easily make it even without any crafting skills!
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DIY Bubblegum machine Halloween costume - sewing tutorial
This DIY Bubblegum machine Halloween costume can be tackled by just about anyone. It doesn’t require much sewing at all (only a tiny bit on the skirt) and is a perfect costume for the tween/teen age who don’t know what to be for Halloween. But let’s be real, adults will love this too.The skirt is made with felt, which is nice and stiff and stays in place really well. Go to makeit-loveit.com and learn how to make your very own pretty DIY gumball machine costume!
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Easy DIY yarn ball ornament - how to make yarn balls
Looking for a super simple and gorgeous winter/ Christmas decoration? Here's a quick, simple and budget-friendly yarn decor you can try out for this Christmas season! Make festive yarn balls with Thoughts for Happy Minds' simple instructions to add some flash to parties or your home decor. Although this yarn ball ornament takes a day to dry, these colorful yarn balls can be great last-minute Christmas decorations. Or, in vibrant or elegant colors, it can be also a great party decor for any special occasion! ( Yarn balls are colorful, versatile and suitable for so many holidays and occasions. ) Watch the video and learn how to make them:
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Tissue paper pom pom monsters
Tissue paper pom-poms are one of her go-tos for inexpensive , simple party decorations with big impact. This is the Halloween version of a tissue pom-pom: the fun tissue monsters. Aren’t they cute?
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DIY cardboard box tractor
In this nice detailed ( and funny ) papercraft video tutorial Øistein shows you how to make a cardboard tractor out of one big cardboard box. Use a box as big as your kid so he can fit inside! In the end of the video tutorial he gives you other advices to design other cardboard vehincle s ( firetruck, bulldoser and forklift ). Your kids will enjoy it! You can spice up the truck with some aluminium foil ( for the more metallic look ) , or with flashlights! If you cut out the front window of the tractor , your kid can sit inside ( just attach a steering wheel somehere inside for maximizing the fun ) !
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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 Ruffled tissue paper garland - easy party decor
Pretty Providence sharing with us this frugal but festive DIY ruffled tissue garland ! Gorgeous isn't it? If you had nothing in your stash but scissors, this garland would cost you $3, one for the string, one for the needle and one for the tissue . If you wanted to have more than one color- add a dollar for another pack of tissue. Awesome, right? We are such a fans of easy DIY party decors ! Crepe paper ( or tissue paper ) garlands are not just fun for parties ,but they will bring a bit of joy into your home on a daily basis! This easy crepe paper garland can be a great addition to your birthday party, wedding party, baby shower or any other occasions!
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DIY Moana's flower headband - costume for kids
If you love the Moana movie, and pretty DIY costumes this gorgeous and oh-so-easy to make flower headband will be a great craft  project for you! Just a few sheets of green fleece , a bouquet of faux flowers and you will be able to create baby Moana's beautiful flower headband in no time!  At Ollie's craft blog you will find a nice step-by-step video tutorial on how to make this beautiful  flower crown! Of course this fun lower headband can be used as a part of other DIY costumes as well so it's a perfect addition for quick Halloween or dress up party costumes.
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DIY fleece dino hat (with sewing pattern)
For this year winter or halloween/ dress up party sew this adorable and warm fleece dino hat. In this nice craft website you can find the sewing pattern and a nice detailed sewing tutorial. Fleece is a perfect material if you are a beginner in sewing because it doesn't fray, that means no finishing seams! This hat is super cute, the dino look is perfect for a little boy and it should keep his head and ears warm this winter.
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Easy DIY cardboard box dinosaur costume for kids
With this fun free DIY Cardboard dinosaur costume tutorial, you can make this super cute DIY Cardboard dinosaur in no time! This DIY Cardboard dinosaur can be a great addition to any dress-up box or for that next costume for Halloween . Once you have made the base you can decorate it however you like, either using paints,felt, paper scales,and other fun stuff. Read this tutorial to learn how to make your own cardboard dinosaur costume ! This Cardboard dinosaur costume can be great for kids even just for play!
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Crochet black cat slouch hat (free crochet pattern)
This black cat slouch hat has chunky ribbing and cute cat ears. This simple and free crochet cat hat pattern works up quickly and makes a great gift! If you want to crochet your own cat hat, Alexis has written up the pattern for you! Winter is the perfect time to cuddle up with your yarn and crochet hooks and make something cozy. This crochet cat hat pattern is great for beginners, and simple enough that a more experienced crocheter could whip up a hat in just a couple of hours. You can crochet this easy cat hat in any color and size which mean you can customize and personalize this crochet hat pattern pretty easily – perfect for the  holiday gift giving!
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DIY Little red riding hood Halloween costume (with sewing pattern)
I your kids love the Little red riding hood story they will love this beautiful Red riding hood costume! In this nice craft blog you will find a step-by-step sewing guide and a free template for making this gorgeous Red riding hood costume, and as an extra you can find here the big bad wolf anf granny costumes as well! So this idea can  be a perfect group or family Halloween / dress up costume! Well, this Little red riding hood costume is not the easiest DIY costume in the world but if you love to sew  it will be a piece of cake! Or alterantively you can use ordinary girl clothes similar to this design and put them together!
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Pascal (chameleon) costume - Disney (Tangled)
If you looking for a fun and cozy Disney costume this Pascal (chameleon) costume (from Tangled) is a perfect choice for you! This halloween / dress up party costume is completely made of fleece, perfect for a cool Halloween night.  The hands and feet are connected to the sleeves and pant legs but are strapped in place with elastic.
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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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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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Granny costume - Halloween costume for kids with sewing pattern
For this year's Halloween or dress up party create a costume that will make you laugh every time when you look at it! The granny costume from Little red riding hood!  There’s just something about that teeny little baby face with all that curly white hair and some reading glasses on a chain. And, well, that granny cap and dress/apron combo finish it off perfectly! If you haven't got sewing machine or sewing skills you  can make this super cute and fun granny costume with combined ordinary girly  clothes and a yarn wig!
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DIY Easy dice costume for kids - costume from cardboard box
Are you looking for a cute, fun ( or last minute ) Hallowen costume for couples / twins ? Try this super cute dice costume ! Everyone who see this in your neighborhood will love it! And we bet that you will be the only one around that have such a unique and adorable costume. Sugar Bee Crafts will teach you how to make this quick, frugal and adorable little boxtume ( box costume ) in no time from simple household materials such as cardboard boxes :
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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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DIY Hamburger costume (no-sew costume)
If you are looking for a really easy and adorable last minute costume idea , we’ve got you covered! Make a hamburger costume that will steal the show at Halloween! This time Stitched by Crystal and Make It & Love It will show you how to make this super fun cheeseburger ( hamburger ) costume literally under minutes! Plus this lovely little cheeseburger costume is a no-sew project which is also super cool. Get the costume making tutorial at makeit-loveit.com and create yours now:
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DIY Chewbacca costume (Star Wars costume)
Today we have a super furry and adorable DIY chewbacca costume to share with you! Chewie, a nickname given by Han Solo to Chewbacca ,occurs to be his best friend and indeed one of the characters known to appear in the entire Star Wars series. You can wear his costume too, only if your height is of 6’9 or something and love being hairy.. Haha! Don’t worry about how to make a Chewbacca costume ,this Chewbacca Costume DIY is what you must go for. The Chewbacca is one of the oldest characters of the Star Wars franchise. His costume is unique and fun to wear at movie premiers and parties. The outfit is washable and very easy to wear
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Woodland fairy costume
If your kids are super CRAZY about fairies make their gorgeous woodland fairy dresses for this year halloween or dress up party with the help of this nice costume craft 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 need sewing.
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Easy DIY mermaid makeup ( face painting tutorial / halloween makeup )
Can't think of a costume ? This Halloween , transform yourself into a magical mermaid! This Halloween mermaid makeup tutorial by RhiannonClaire is super easy to follow. All you need are fishnet tights and a simple makeup color palette. So, grab a pair of fishnet tights , watch the video tutorial for all the tips and tricks and turn yourself into the prettiest little mermaid just in time for Halloween.
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DIY Carousel horse costume for kids
With a little paint and cardboard, a whimsical carousel horse costume can make all your child’s dreams come true! And for under $5, this cute Halloween (or dress up partycostume is a win for parents too. The free templates for the carousel horse can be found in this nice craft blog as well!  Feel free to be creative with the colors and decorations ! And don’t hesitate to make this adorable Halloween or dress up party costume for an adult! It's super easy to size up and carousel horses are NEVER too juvenile :)
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DIY Himmeli drinking straw stars - easy party decor
If you have LOTS of plastic drinking straws , this is the perfect Christmas craft for you! This fun drinking straw dimensional star ornament can be a great Christmas decor, 4th of July decor or birthday party decor both indoors and outdoors so, if you planning to decorate your trees outside this is also a fun way to do it! This drinking straw star ornament is so easy to make , even the smallest crafty hands can create some. Read this step-by-step tutorial by Natalie and create your own drinking straw star ornaments !
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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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DIY tassel garland
We just LOVE these Tassel Garlands by Pizzazzerie! If you are looking for a cute and easy DIY project to add some fun to your parties, shower, wedding, or office, then you must try these cute tassel garlands. You can up-cycle almost any kind of paper ( or fabrics ) to make these fabulous tassels. Visit pizzazzerie.com and learn how to make a tassel garland with step-by-step photo instructions ! String your fancy new garland anywhere you like – on a wall, in a doorway, on the banister, in a tree! You kind of can’t go wrong.
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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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