Happy October! Halloween is the perfect time for families to get creepy, and creative, together! Sure you can buy a premade costume at a big box store, but with a little creativity you can pull together a money-saving, not to mention memorable, costume. Here are 10 fun and simple DIY Halloween costumes for everyone in your family, including the family dog. Don’t forget to share your DIY costume success on your Families Connect page!
Cute Cast Away
Remember Tom Hanks’ character’s beloved volley ball in Cast Away that helped him maintain sanity while stranded on a deserted island? Transform a long-sleeve onesie with fabric markers purchased at a craft store into your own personal Wilson!
Cabbage Patch Kid
Have a throwback to the 80s with this fun idea that incorporates your baby’s stroller. Your little one will be the hit of neighborhood trick-or-treating!
This is a fun and easy idea for both kids and adults! Rubber duckie, you’re the one.
Source: Costume Works
How fun is this Energizer Bunny costume? This ensemble takes a little bit of effort to make the “drum,” but if you have pink yoga pants and a pink t-shirt, your costume is half-way complete!
This is a fun last-minute idea that just takes a few gardening and craft or dollar store items to pull together. Look for large, plastic gardening planters on Amazon! If they don’t have what you need, your local home improvement store should have what you’re looking for.
Paintbrush and a Palette
Here’s a fun idea for any age. Grab a paint brush and channel your inner Bob Ross!
Campy Not Creepy
Couple costume ideas are always fun to pull to come up with and this camp counselor costume would be fun to pull together from your favorite thrift store or your own closet (no judging here if you own tube socks…ahem).
Need to unleash your inner geek or find a new use for yellow duct tape? This Google maps idea is fun and frugal.
Source: Urban Cashmere blog
Sometimes you want to get the entire family involved in the Halloween costume process. This fun DIY S’mores idea is perfect for mom, dad, and kids!
Source: Cheerios and Latte
My dogs are a big part of my family and lots of people include their family pet in the costume fun. I love this Mario and Luigi Nintendo inspired little boy and dog duo. The hats are available online and everything else can probably be found around the house.
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Jamie Reeves is a Nashville-based writer, editor, and lover of all things social media. She and her husband Alan have two daughters, two dogs, and too much laundry. This busy soccer mom can typically be found cheering from the sidelines or in her car on the way to school or sports practices. She loves traveling with her family and exploring fun things to do in Middle Tennessee. Jamie has been pontificating about poop and pinot noir at Blonde Mom Blog, since 2005.