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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 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 Hooked On Sharing's 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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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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DIY Lawn flamingo costume & baby cactus costume ( Halloween costumes )
This DIY lawn flamingo and baby cactus costume by Studio DIY are perhaps the easiest and funniest costumes you’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 fun lawn flamingo and baby cactus costume is an easy and affordable way to stand out at any party!
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Easy quick last-minute lego halloween costume for kids
Sometimes the easiest costume ideas are the best! Not just because they are super quick, easy and inexpensive but because they're also super fun!  This funny lego costume can be made literally in minutes with a cardboard box and some plastic containers. This fun Halloween or dress up party lego costume is also a nice way to repurpose some plastic and paper trash which is also a great thing! This lego costume can be  a great family or group costume as well because you can make small and large lego blocks in lots of different colors from shoe and cardboard boxes easily!
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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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Quick and easy DIY unicorn costume (last minute, no-sew costume)
Unicorns: WE LOVE THEM! It's no myth that unicorn costumes will never go out of style! Just look at The House That Lars Built's fun unicorn costume ! Isn't it beautiful? Well, ok... technically it’s a "pegacorn", a cross between a unicorn and a Pegasus ! This Pegasus or unicorn costume is so far our favorite last minute Halloween costume! It takes only a few materials but they make such an impact. Make this easy DIY Unicorn costume for girls with just a few items and no sewing involved:
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Easy DIY bunny nose masks - Easter craft for kids
We just love Easter crafts! They’re bursting with gorgeous pastel colors and overflowing with fluffy bunny cuteness. These easy and cute bunny nose masks by Kids Craft Room are no exception and this popsicle stick craft is a fantastic choice if you need a rabbit craft that is quick and simple. You and the kids can make these rabbit masks in minutes and they’re super fun for popping into Easter baskets and sharing with friends. So hop to it and let’s make some rabbit masks with Kids Craft Room:
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DIY Felt flower butterfly antennae headband
Today, Ashley will show you just how simple it is to make a flower antennae headband! Beautiful, isn't it? This DIY Felt flower butterfly antennae headband is actually pretty inexpensive to make because it's mostly made from felt. They are attached to some floral wire that comes covered in brown paper and two little pom-pom antennae . There’s an elastic hairband that holds the wire closed in the back and helps the headband to sit snugly on the head. Click the button below and learn how to make this gorgeous butterfly costume piece for Halloween or for the girls dress up box in not time!
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Easy DIY Deer makeup ( face painting tutorial / halloween makeup tutorial )
Can't think of a costume ? Look in your makeup bag ! Try this gorgeous and crazy-easy Halloween deer makeup by The Makeup Chair, that won't take you five hours to do. Makeup lovers know that a Halloween costume without a full face of makeup is simply just a thematic outfit. The transformation truly begins when the makeup brushes come out, which is why Halloween is one of the best holidays for the beauty-obsessed. So don't hesitate: pull out those makeup brushes and palettes and start practicing!
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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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Easy cardboard box dragon mask - costume for kids
In this step-by-step video tutorial Øistein and Box will teach you how to make a dragon’s head mask from two ordinary cardboard boxes ! You can use this fun cardboard box dragon mask as a Halloween or dress up party costume or simply make one just for fun! This cardboard box dragon costume headpiece is so easy to do, even the kids can make some for themselves! The only things you will need to create this fun cardboard box dragon mask ( head ) are: 2 small cardboard boxes , some ( acrilic ) paint and a little glue, and that's it! This kids craft idea is a perfect way to repurpose some old cardboard boxes and create a fun, inexpensive and last minute costume !
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DIY X-ray cardboard box costume - easy Halloween costume for kids
Who else is having fun planning costumes for Halloween ? For this Halloween dress up your kids as a DIY X-ray machine ! This DIY X-ray costume ( or boxtume ) is so simple to make and the outcome is so adorable! This DIY box costume is perfect for every Halloween lovers looking for a unique,fun and super quick, last minute costume idea. ( You don’t see many X-ray’s walking around, do you? ) Follow Rachael's step-by-step costume making tutorial and create your own super cute and quick x-ray costume from simple household materials:
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Halloween wolf costume for kids (with sewing pattern)
We love to sew fun,cute and cozy Halloween / dress up party costumes and this brown fluffy wolf costume is one of our favourites! In this nice craft blog you will find a free sewing pattern and a nice step-by-step sewing tutorial on how to make one big bad wolf costume (from red riding hood) for your kid.This same wolf concept and costume shape could be used for other animals like a bear, dog, cat, lion, tiger, etc. Just the face would just need to be adjusted a bit. So, if you are trying to figure out something similar, hopefully today’s post will help you out a little bit.
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DIY Tie-dye watermelon swim cover (free sewing pattern)
Crystal  from Stitched by Crystal, shares with us a fun summer project: a DIY watermelon poncho! We love watermelon in the summertime and we have been eating a lot of it this summer! This tie dye watermelon swim cover is a really easy and cheap summer sewing project and we love the end result! To create this fun and super comfy watermelon summer poncho / swim cover you will need: cotton fabric, fabric dye, and fabric paint.  Your kids will love to get in on the fun and help dye the fabric! You can create the watermelon poncho /summer swim cover for your kids or even for yourself! This free sewing pattern will be your guide through the project!
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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 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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