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Costume Ideas - DIY & More!

Updated: Oct 29, 2020

Halloween is officially 13 days away and this year isn't exactly what we had planned. So, if you're wondering what to dress up as or how to celebrate, we have you covered. We're sharing a few of our favorite DIY costume ideas + where to shop if you want one already made. We've also rounded up a few great deals, so make sure to read till the end!


I was never a mom that ever thought of making a DIY costume for my kids, but this year it kind of randomly happened. We received the cutest tutu dresses from our friends at Lenny Lemons and since Sofia wanted to be Belle this year, I figured this would be perfect. I added a few accessories and created matching outfits for both of the girls. Here's what they look like:

Here's what's included in each of the girl's outfits:


Dress: Elsa tutu dress from Lenny Lemons size 5T

From Amazon: Gloves, Bows, Shoes, and Cape


Dress: Elsa tutu dress from Lenny Lemons for 12 -18 months

From Amazon: Bows and Shoes

It was the first year that we had the girls matching and the costumes were super easy to put together. If your little ones want something a bit more "Halloween-ish" here's another fun costume idea that siblings can enjoy. Plus, it's great if you have a little one under 12 months.

The spooky witch and black cat sibling costume was pretty easy to put together and I am including all of the accessories below. Plus, the cat onesie is on sale right now!


Dress: Black leotard from Target

Broom from Party City and tights at Amazon

Hat: Target

Shoes: Target


Onesie: Shop Grace and Joy *ON SALE*

Headband at Old Navy and shoes too

Socks are from a local boutique in Georgia but you can find the same look at Walmart

If you're looking for another cute look for your little one, try this kitty costume.

It was super easy to put together and you can change the color of the ears or tutu depending on the color you prefer. Add some cat-inspired makeup to finish the look.


Tutu: available at Party City for kids!

Leotard: available at Macy's

Headband: a few different looks are at Target right now.

Makeup: now available at Party City and works for adults too!

If you're looking for some more DIY inspiration, especially for siblings or families, we've included a fun roundup on our Pinterest!


Lately, the stores have some great options available and some fun decor too, if you're planning on celebrating with a few friends instead of trick-or-treating.

Here's where we have found some great options + make sure to opt for pick-up or shipping if you can't get off. Many of them are offering it!


If you waited till the last minute to get a costume, it's actually a good thing. Here are some of the deals we've found that are going on right now!

- Target costumes for the family starting at $15

- Save 30% off costumes with the code FLASH30 at Party City

- 50% off costumes + accessories on Amazon *deal of the day

- Shipping discounts on all costumes at Spirit Halloween (use the code 4HLWN)

- 30% off or more on kid and adult costumes at HalloweenCostumes.com

How Do I Celebrate This Year?

If you're wondering how to celebrate Halloween safely this year, we are sharing a few of our favorite ideas with you below.

  1. No Grab Bowls - Consider bagging treats and leaving them on a table on your driveway for children to take as they walk by.

  2. Host Zoom costume parties and a pumpkin carving contest - Host a Halloween-themed costume or dance party on Zoom for friends and family. Create a spooktacular playlist for everyone to shake their boo things to, and have attendees show off their costumes on camera.

  3. Attend a Trunk or Treat - You can host this in your neighborhood, too, with neighbors setting up trunk displays in the driveway and passing out candy. Note: Consider having designated adults (who commit to applying hand sanitizer) give out the candy rather than encourage lots of little hands to reach inside the bowl.

  4. Boo a neighbor - Spread anonymous cheer by dropping a Halloween goodie bag or pumpkin on the doorsteps of friends and loved ones as a contact-free way to celebrate.

  5. Celebrate at home with your family - We've linked here a ton of fun ideas you can do!

  6. Host a movie scare-a-thon outdoors - If you have a projector and screen, share your favorite spooky films that night for the family to enjoy.

  7. Decorate your house to the max - Consider upping the decorations this year and make your house extra spooky! Let the kids help too.

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