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Easy and super quick mummy Halloween costume for kids
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. Want to scare everyone as a mummy this Halloween? Try this super easy (and fun) DIY mummy costume! It's really easy to make a great costume from simple items that you might have lying around the house, or can purchase cheaply from a thrift store. Follow this easy how-to to find out how you can have a great mummy costume this Halloween (or this Friday, or for tomorrow's business lunch, or whenever, really).
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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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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 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 DIY felt emoji costume for kids - Halloween costume
Are you looking for a last minute ( Halloween ) costume ? Do your kids love emojis as much as hers do? If so, we have the perfect quick and easy Halloween costume solution for you:a no sew emoji costume! Gather some supplies from the fabric store and the dollar store to throw this no sew emoji costume together. This costume making project costs less than $5 in materials and take about 30 minutes to make! AND the outcome is so funny! Of course you can choose the easier / cheaper way and use simple cardboard circles to create the emoji faces.
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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 flower basket costume - costume making tutorial
Create a super cute flower basket costume ! All it takes is a clearanced-out basket ( or one you’re not using at home ),some flower stems ,a bit of ribbon for the shoulder straps….and you have a cheery little costume that no one else will be wearing! Of course you can use cardboard and paper weaving for a super cheap and eco -friendly basket alternative ,and also you can create pretty flowers from tissue paper! ( You can find lovely DIY paper flower tutorials in our site! )
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DIY Coffee filter mermaid costume
Turn boring everyday items and some junk into a gorgeous mermaid costume and swim gracefully through a Halloween party! ( Mermaids make a fun costume for Halloween, parties and dress up. ) Gather filter papers, paper medicine and souffle cups, cottons swabs and a bunch of plastic straws and turn them into a gorgeous masterpiece with The House That Lars Built's step-by-step costume making tutorial:
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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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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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Quick and easy DIY banana costume (costume making tutorial)
This DIY banana 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 banana costume is an easy and affordable way to stand out at any party! There are so many different types of fruits you can dress up as, such as apples, bananas, strawberries, and grapes, and if there are a couple of you going together, you could even go as a fruit bowl!
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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 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 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 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 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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