Simple DIY Halloween Costumes ANYONE Can Make

Ode to a Halloween Costume

Halloween, Halloween how do I love thee?

Costumes, costumes how do thee pain me?

What to be? Where to find thee?

And when I finally find thee, how pricey will thee be?

Alas, we agree and the frightful day is neigh

Wait what’s this your final choice you now deny?

Do you feel this way about Halloween costumes? So much fun wrapped up in so much stress. Me too, so here’s a quick fix: sweatsuits! That’s right! Pick up a good, old-fashioned track suit in any color and there’s guaranteed to be a “simplish” costume in your future. Here’s a few I or my friends have tried:

Eagle
Pinned three boas to a black sweatshirt and pulled some dishwashing gloves over the shoes.

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Panda Bear
Bonus same black sweatsuit, with a hole cut to blow out the belly and ears added to the hood.

Simple DIY Halloween Costumes ANYONE Can Make | Twin Cities Moms Blog

Pig (or Three Little Pigs)
Onesies are basically baby sweatsuits. This costume would have taken 10 minutes, but I had to do it three times.

Simple DIY Halloween Costumes ANYONE Can Make | Twin Cities Moms Blog

Big (not so bad) Wolf
Admittedly, I bought the grey sweats and the wolf hat, but you saw the three pigs, right?

Simple DIY Halloween Costumes ANYONE Can Make | Twin Cities Moms Blog

Gum on the Bottom of a Shoe

Simple DIY Halloween Costumes ANYONE Can Make | Twin Cities Moms BlogSkeleton
Kid costumes are PJs, but the adult costumes are sweatsuits made boney with freezer paper and fabric paint.

Simple DIY Halloween Costumes ANYONE Can Make | Twin Cities Moms Blog

Three Amigos (or Mariachi musician)
Amigos needed red sashes, sombreros, and lots of silver puffy paint.

Simple DIY Halloween Costumes ANYONE Can Make | Twin Cities Moms Blog

As with most things, Pinterest is choc-a-block full of additional ideas. So grab your hot glue gun, some felt, and get your costume on (literally, these ideas are so great, why let the kiddos have all the fun?).

  1. Shark, or for a group, Shark Week
  2. Dragon
  3. Dinosaur
  4. Scuba diver
  5. Monster
  6. Care Bears
  7. Flamingo
  8. Bee
  9. Crow
  10. Monkey
  11. Giraffe
  12. Frog
  13. Elmo or Cookie Monster
  14. Cactus
  15. Skunk
  16. Stick figure
  17. Pig
  18. Road
  19. Cow
  20. Dalmatian
  21. Zebra
  22. Cloudy & chance of rain
  23. Unicorn
  24. Pony
  25. Max from Where the Wild Things Are
  26. Moose
  27. Crayons
  28. Spider
  29. Corn on the cob
  30. Condiments
  31. Ninja Turtles
  32. Bat
  33. Lion
  34. Lobster
  35. Elephant
  36. Mouse
  37. Knight
  38. Octopus
  39. Angry Birds
  40. Penguin
  41. Flower
  42. Chicken
  43. Kermit
  44. Tomato
  45. Tiger
  46. Owl
  47. Dog
  48. Ladybug
  49. Fox
  50. Fried egg
  51. Pokemon
  52. Cat in the Hat, Thing 1 and 2

Extra bonus, if you don’t attach anything permanently you can wear the sweatsuit later or use it for another costume.

Happy Trick or Treating!

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