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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 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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Olaf the snowman costume ( Disney - Frozen )
Do you want to build a snowman? Turn your kiddo into a darling snowman with this fun ( Disney - Frozen ) Olaf inspired halloween costume tutorial!  Made from fleece this snowman costume is a quick and easy sew! Throw it on over a brown tee and you’re all set!
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DIY Balloon garland - quick party decor
Do you love those gorgeous and fun balloon garland party decorations ? This time Pretty Providence will teach you how to make this fun party balloon garland with mixed size balloons. This quick party garland is just perfect for baby showers , birthday parties or wedding parties ! And the best: this balloon garland is so much easier to make than it looks! Head to prettyprovidence.com, follow the step-by-step instructions and make yours today!
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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 Paper reindeer antler headband - Christmas hat (free printable)
This super simple and super cute antler headband by Kids Craft Room is our new favorite Christmas hat! This paper reindeer headband is super easy to make and so much fun to wear! We love the idea of kids dressing up in these glittery Rudolf the reindeer antlers and all the Christmas role play they inspire. Now you can make them too with Kids Craft Room's free printable reindeer antler template. Who wouldn’t enjoy being Rudolf at this festive time of year? You can print this reindeer antler pattern onto white card to color in yourself or trace it straight onto colored craft paper.
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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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Cute DIY hedgehog costume with felt - costume for kids
Baby hedgehogs . Could they be cuter? This DIY hedgehog costume may look complicated but it's really not! She made her own hoodie and sweatpants but you can buy any cream/tan colored hoodie from the store and save yourself a lot of work. This costume making tutorial will show you how to embellish an existing hoodie. If you don't sew you can always use a hot glue gun! For this project you will need at least 1/2 yard of each of these colors of fleece : cream, tan, and brown.
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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 Tin man costume for kids (The wizard of Oz)
Remember the lovely tin man from The wizard of Oz? Try this creative costume idea, and make a tin man costume for your kids! This fun and creative DIY costume can be perfect for the next Halloween or dress up party because surely it will be a great (or not the greatest) hit! You’ve probably figured it out by now, but the shoulder, elbow, and knee joints are covered with dryer vent flexible tubing.  And the fabric? It’s vinyl. So it’s stiff and mimics a “metal” look, while still being really comfortable and not one bit heavy, like real pieces of metal would be.
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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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DIY Hot chocolate costume ( simple DIY halloween costume )
This DIY hot chocolate costume by Studio DIY 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 fun hot chocolate costume is an easy and affordable way to stand out at any party! You could decorate your hot cocoa costume with different sprinklers as well: imagine fun colorful candy sprinklers or candy hearts as an extra decoration! The possibilities are so fun!
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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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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 BB8 droid Star Wars costume
BB8 ! Don’t know who he is? He’s the adorable new droid from Star Wars : The Force Awakens. BB-8 is a droid that rolls! If you don't know how to paper mache you could simply use a round paper lantern which is such perfect for a BB-8 Costume . We love this DIY BB8 droid costume ! It’s light weight but durable. And felt is such an easy to handle craft material! To us this DIY BB8 droid Star Wars costume totally screams homemade Halloween costume in a really fun way.
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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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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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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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DIY Bubble bath family costume (costume making tutorial)
Turn your baby into a super adorable and super funny giant loofah ! This DIY bubble bath costume by Studio DIY is a great mommy and me or full family costume if you can convince your significant other to rock a bathrobe! Whether you need a costume to wear to school during Book Week or to go trick-or-treating on Halloween, these bubble bath costumes are just perfect. You can utilize the whole family to be a part of it or you can combine the different parts to create one unique and complex but still super easy-to-make costume for yourself. Head to studiodiy.com and create this bubble bath family costume in no time:
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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 Unicorn costume
If you looking for an easy to make last minute halloween or dress up party costume, this DIY unicorn costume tutorial is a perfect choice for you! Its warm and comfortable, that can be hard sometimes when it comes to handmade Halloween costumes. This unicorn costume is cute, girly, whimsical, and colorful. You can create other characters than unicorns: it can be any my little pony character or a horse/donkey ( just change the base colors) .
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DIY Cardboard spaceship (UFO) costume - free template
With this fun free DIY Cardboard spaceship ( UFO ) template that ZygoteBrown Designs developed, you can make this DIY Cardboard spaceship ( UFO ) in no time! which is 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 metallic paints, old circuits,foil, or other fun stuff. Read this tutorial to learn how to make your own spaceship costume ! This spaceship costume can be great for both adults and kids even just for play!
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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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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 Tight rope walker circus costume (free sewing tutorial)
We love super pretty DIY costumes ! At first glance this DIY Tight rope walker circus costume may looks crazy, but it’s actually a pretty simple costume .To make this beautiful DIY Tight rope walker circus costume you can use ordinary clothes decorated with a few feathers, tissue paper and tulle. Read this nice step-by-step costume making tutorial and create a gorgeous DIY Tight rope walker circus costume for your little girl!
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Penguin halloween costume (from Mary Poppins)
If you love the Mary Poppins stories make this adorable Penguin costume for your little kid. Even if you aren’t using the Mary Poppins theme, you have got to give this penguin suit a try. It’ll make you smile.  Really big. The costume base needs sewing skill, but if you can't sew you can make the acessories from felt or fleece with a help of a little hot glue.
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DIY Swan costume with tulle skirt (Bjork swan dress)
Do you remember that time Bjork showed up to the Oscars in that swan dress and everyone on tv and fashion magazines flipped out? We do. And we loved it! At first glance this costume making tutorial may looks crazy, but it’s actually a pretty simple step-by-step .To make this beautiful swan dress you will need white cotton fabric ( or an unused white stocking / yoga pants ),10-15 yards of tulle ,elastic, wire & cutters, stuffing, black and orange fabric scraps ( felt ),tape measure and scissors.
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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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Easy DIY planet costume for kids with hula hoops
Today Amy shares with us her kiddo’s DIY planet Halloween costumes ! Fun idea, isn't it? We love creative Halloween costumes that the kids can dress up in for the rest of the year. With this nice step by step tutorial you will be able to make this fun costume in no time! And the best: if you have hula hoops at home this easy DIY planet costume is a super quick, frugal and easy costume to make! This DIY planet costume can be great costume choice for both boys and girls.
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