Do you have your Halloween costumes yet? If not, keep reading. These No-Sew Halloween Costumes may be just what you need to see right now!
Halloween may look a little different this year, but that doesn’t mean it is cancelled. We can still have fun. What about getting together with family and friends online and doing a virtual costume parade?
Are You a Planner or a Last Minute Fly by the Seat of Your Pants Type?
It seems to me like there are two types of people when it comes to Halloween costumes. There are the ones who made (or ordered) their costumes weeks ago and are good to go by the middle of September. And then there are the ones who are still scrambling.
How well I remember being up into the wee hours of Halloween day a few times, sewing and gluing my heart out to finish my little one’s (or my own!!!) costume. Never again! We start talking about our costumes early and get the ordering or making started.
Still, life gets in the way sometimes and suddenly, it’s October 25th and you have no costumes ready to go at all. OR maybe you went looking for something and they were all picked over by October 1st. Been there, done that!
20+ No-Sew Halloween Costumes for the Whole Family
DIY Frankenstein Halloween from Mommy’s Bundle
Easy & Adorable DIY Scarecrow Costume from Where the Smiles Have Been
DIY Sophie the Giraffe Baby Halloween Costume from Shrimp Salad Circus
Easy No-Sew Butterfly Family Costume from Craftily My Love
DIY No-Sew Mr Potato Head Costumes for Kids & Adults from Arts & Crackers
Homemade Lego Costume from Crystal & Co.
DIY Stranger Things Halloween Costume for Couples from Shrimp Salad Circus
Easy Princess Leia Costume from Buggy and Buddy
DIY Tardis Costume from Dr. Who from Slap Dash Mom
How to Make a Despicable Me Minion Costume from JDaniel4’s Mom
DIY Wild Style and Emmet Costumes from Sippy Cup Mom
Poop Emoji from 5 Minutes for Mom
How to Make an Easy Unicorn Costume for Kids from 5 Minutes for Mom
No-Sew DIY Bird Halloween from Fantastic Fun & Learning
Olaf Costume from Crystal & Co.
Rainbow Dash Costume with DIY Wings from The Inspired Home
Skein of Yarn Halloween Costume from Dukes and Duchesses
Stick Figure Costume from Moneywise Moms
The Good Dinosaur from April Go Lightly
Wednesday Adams Costume Tutorial from Slap Dash Mom
More Simple No Sew Costume Options – start with a trip to your local thrift store!
These are a few of our favorite no-sew options from when my daughter was little. The pictures are a bit grainy but I think you can get the idea. In general, we began with a trip to the thrift store to try and find the main pieces for her costumes and then supplemented with simple DIY additions.
For the popcorn box, we painted an appropriate sized box while and cut the arm and neck holes in it. The red stripes were duct tape and the popcorn symbol was made from a simple piece of poster board.
To add that final touch, we glued real popcorn (plain, no butter) to the top of the box and onto a plain baseball cap we picked up at a thrift store. Use white glue and let it dry well between layers of popcorn.
Do not use a hot glue gun – even the cool ones made the popcorn sort of shrivel up and disintegrate.
I’ve also seen people use pieces of Styrofoam or scrunched up tissue paper to simulate the popcorn instead of the real stuff. My daughter won first place at the town Halloween costume contest for this one!
Dorothy from Wizard of Oz
For the Dorothy costume, we started by scouring secondhand clothing stores for an appropriate dress. It doesn’t really match what Dorothy wore, but being a bit old-fashioned, it got the idea across.
We made her a wig from black yarn but you could certainly just buy one and put it into pigtails. She wore red sneakers (we wanted her to be comfy!) that we covered in red glitter.
The final touch was adding a basket for her to carry with one of her stuffed toy dogs in there to represent Toto. Another hit!
For this fairy princess costume, once again we began with a thrift store purchase for the dress and tights.
We used simple materials like poster board, pieces from jewelry we also found at the thrift store, a wooden dowel, and some Mylar paper to make her a crown and wand.
When it came to Sailor Moon, we found a sailor dress at a thrift shop. This formed the major part of her costume, with the addition of a simple red scarf.
My mom bought some red vinyl and glued together some simple “boots” that we could pull on over her real shoes. Finally, we used some glitter puff paint and a piece of white vinyl to make her a headband.
The wand was something my daughter already had in her toy box but it would have been simple enough to put together with some simple supplies from the craft store.
I hope these no sew Halloween costumes ideas have given you some inspiration! What Halloween costumes are making an appearance in your home this year? We’d love to see photos in the comments below.
TONS OF OTHER GREAT HALLOWEEN IDEAS:
Halloween Bark Recipes <<<<< one of the MOST POPULAR posts on my blog!
Spooktacular Halloween Party Recipes
Halloween Monster Brownie Recipe
15 Non-Spooky Halloween Crafts for Kids
Jaclyn Anne says
Those Mr. Potato Head costumes are so cute! And such a flashback to childhood! Love the idea 🙂
These are SO FUN! No sew is a must for me. I think my faves are the yarn skein, Mr. Potato Head and the poop emoji.