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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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Funny DIY Clark Kent (Superman) costume
For Halloween (or the upcoming dress-up party) dress up your (little) boy as a superhero! This DIY Clark Kent costume is SUPER quick to assemble, and doesn't requires special craft skills. We love that boys can wear this DIY Clark Kent (Superman) costume all the time, not just on Halloween, so that’s a huge bonus! The glasses were an old Happy Meal toy, but you can also find some online. (Or create one from a cardboard box). Such a simple and affordable costume, that is absolutely adorable.
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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 felt Robin Hood and Friar Tuck costume for kids
If your little one loves the Robin Hood story they will adore this super cozy and easy to sew felt Robin Hood and Friar Tuck costume ! Today Jen from jenspends.com will teach you how to make the perfect Robin Hood and Friar Tuck Halloween or dress up party costume. You can sew this felt Robin Hood and Friar Tuck costume it in any size: it can be a perfect toddler or adult costume because it's not only easy to make but also comfortable to wear it all day long!
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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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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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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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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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Easy & quick DIY rockstar costume - Halloween costume idea
We are so excited to share with you this super cool costume idea by 30 Minute Crafts !  For this year's Halloween (or dress up party) create a super fun and easy rock star costume! Seriously, how cute is he? And this costume is SO easy to make! This easy & quick DIY rock star costume is perfect for every  Halloween lovers looking for a unique , fun and super quick, last minute costume idea.( You don’t see many rock stars walking around, do you? ) You can create a guitar from cardboard if you haven't got a real one. Get the tutorial at 30minutecrafts.com:
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DIY Strong man circus costume with muscles (free sewing tutorial)
Are you looking for a super funny and easy to sew halloween or dress up party costume? Make this strongman costume !  This strongman suit complete with fabric muscles and fake barbells. The strongman will impress everyone with his amazing feats! You can draw a fake mustache with a black eyeliner for a more manly look. Your kids will rock in this outfit!
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DIY Circus clown and bear piggyback costume (sewing tutorial)
Oh. My. Word. We haven’t laughed so much at a costume,maybe EVER! Want to give this DIY Circus clown and bear piggyback costume a whirl?  Almost everything you need can come from stuff you have around the house.  And if you don’t have some of the items needed…..head to the thrift store! Put your DIY Circus clown and bear piggyback costume on with a white button up shirt and cinch up your suspenders to help hold the pants up.  Add some face paint, a red nose, and hat….and you’re ready to go!
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DIY lion costume for kids with a Circus crib (sewing tutorial)
An another super cute Halloween costume by Ashley is ready to share, and it’s totally adorable! Make this cute fluffy circus lion costume for your little lion . But what is a lion ,without his traveling circus cage! Ha! The DIY circus lion cage makes it easier to carry your little lion baby , and he can sit and hang out while you are at a Halloween party or out for Trick-or Treating !
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DIY felt Peter Pan costume (sewing tutorial)
If your little one love Peter Pan he will adore this super cozy and easy to sew felt Peter Pan costume! Today Ashley from makeit-loveit.com will teach you how to make the perfect Peter Pan Halloween or dress up party costume. You can sew this felt peter Pan costume  it in any size: it can be a perfect toddler or adult costume because it's not only easy to make but also comfortable to wear it all day long!
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DIY Knight costume with dragon hobby horse
A dragon hobby horse ! Can you believe he’s made from an old cereal box and a plastic rubbish bag ? Kids Craft Room has also made a knight armor and a shield from an old cardboard box too. We love it when you can create something with so much play value out of nothing! Children will have great fun bringing their dragon to life and developing its personality. Dressing up and puppet props are a great way for children to develop their imaginative story telling and improvisation. They promote language and communication and offer a safe way to explore a huge range of emotions and scenarios!
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Easy DIY prisoner costume - last minute Halloween costume
If you are looking for an easy, last minute Halloween costume, this is it! All you need is some black duct tape and a white shirt and pants. While this prisoner costume will probably be favored by boys this Halloween more than girls, it works for either one! A prisoner costume is one of the most common Halloween costumes . There are lots of ways to dress it up too.Amanda's going to show you how to make a ball and chain ,but you can also paint your child’s face to give them a beard and even a few bruises.
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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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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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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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DIY Poseidon costume (Greek god costume)
Make It & Love It created a great picture tutorial for you on how to make your own Poseidon ( Greek god ) costume ! Isn't it wonderful? Poseidon is the mighty god of the sea , water, earthquakes, and horses. Just imagine yourself walking into the party wearing this super cool DIY Poseidon costume ! You'll look like you've just finished winning the battle of gods and now you're ready to celebrate! This super cool costume is absolutely a perfect choice for both kids and adults as well! ( It's also perfect as a part of a group mythology costume )
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DIY Satyr costume (faun costume) - mythology
Whether you're aiming to be scary, funny ( or a combination of the two ) this cool Satyr costume from Make It & Love It is a wonderful choice! The faun is a mythological half human–half goat creature in the Greek-Roman mythology. The goat man, more commonly affiliated with the Satyrs of Greek mythology or Fauns of Roman, is a bipedal creature with the legs and tail of a goat and the head, arms and torso of a man and is often depicted with goat's horns and pointed ears. These creatures, in turn, borrowed their appearance from the god Pan of the Greek pantheon. They were a symbol of fertility, and they were also capable of guiding humans in need.
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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 Yoda costume ( free pattern and sewing tutorial )
Create your own baby Yoda : make a super comfy Yoda costume for your kids ! This lovely fleece Yoda costume by Fleece Fun could be made in an hour or two. Adorable and simple! By sewing costumes , you can really let your imagination go crazy and create something over the top, Make this quick and easy Yoda costume that would be great for Halloween , but are also fun for any day dress-up play. Get the step-by-step costume making tutorial and the free Yoda costume pattern at fleecefun.com and create your very own adorable Yoda costume now:
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