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20+ Cutest Homemade Costume Ideas for Babies, Infants, and Toddlers

| September 14, 2018

You don’t have to be a superhero to make the perfect costume for your little one this Halloween! Our collection includes simple step-by-step instructions that’ll make your tot the cutest little treat on the block!

Babies / Newborns (0-28 days) Costumes

This costume is udderly adorable and SO easy to make – all you need is a onesie, a white cap, bottle nipples and black felt.

DIY Baby Cow Costume with an Udder by Ashley Johnston

DIY Baby Cow Costume with an Udder by Ashley Johnston

 

Grab a grey sweatsuit, a little felt, and you’ve got the cuddliest baby koala on the block! Fast, inexpensive and no sewing needed.

 

DIY Koala Baby Costume by Jamie Dorobek

DIY Koala Baby Costume by Jamie Dorobek

 

It’s never too early to share the love of gaming with this classic game boy costume. Grab your glue gun, some felt and play away!

 

Gameboy Tetris Baby Onesie Costume by Jamie Dorobek

Gameboy Tetris Baby Onesie Costume by Jamie Dorobek

 

Mummy's Munchkin Baby Onesie by Jennie Larsen

Mummy’s Munchkin Baby Onesie by Jennie Larsen

 

Take your cute little kernel and turn them into a bucket of popcorn – no sewing needed!

 

Baby Popcorn Costume by Kate at This Place is Now a Home

Baby Popcorn Costume by Kate at This Place is Now a Home

 

Pick the perfect pineapple with a yellow onesie, some felt and a hot glue gun – sweet as ever!

 

No-Sew Baby Pineapple Costume by Rachel at Lines Across

No-Sew Baby Pineapple Costume by Rachel at Lines Across

 

Make your baby one in a minion! All you need is overalls, a yellow shirt and cap and a little imagination – there’s so many minions to choose from.

 

Baby Minion Costume by Despicablememinions.net

Baby Minion Costume by Despicablememinions.net

 

Bring your little flower out in the sunshine! Sweet and simple using items you’ll find around the house.

 

My little flower DIY costume by Kerri W.

My little flower DIY costume by Kerri W.

 

Infants (1-12 months) Costumes

Mary had a little lamb and so can you with this simple costume idea. Start with a black outfit, a hat, your glue gun, and a bag or 2 of cotton balls for a fleece that’s white as snow!

 

Homemade Baby Lamb Costume by Ashley Johnston

Homemade Baby Lamb Costume by Ashley Johnston

 

Lollipop Munchkim Wizard of Oz Costume

Lollipop Munchkim Wizard of Oz Costume

 

Your princess will sparkle like ice with this sweet little Elsa costume. All you need is a crocheted headband, and tons of blue tulle.

 

Elsa Frozen Tutu Dress Tutorial by Sarah Westover Mckenna

Elsa Frozen Tutu Dress Tutorial by Sarah Westover Mckenna

 

You won’t need 101 supplies to make this costume! Just buy some tulle, feathers and pom poms and the rest of the list can be found at home!

 

Cruella de Vil Costume by Jacque at the DIY Village

Cruella de Vil Costume by Jacque at the DIY Village

 

Just wave your magic wand and bring little Harry Potter to life! All you need is a black cape, knit scarf and a lightning bolt tattoo.

 

DIY Infant Harry Potter Costume by Love & Lion

DIY Infant Harry Potter Costume by Love & Lion

 

Felt, faux fur and a fabulous onesie are all you need to create Max, king of the wild things! Fast and simple to create – perfect for the novice crafter.

 

Where the Wild Things are Infant Costume by Kimberly Sneed

Where the Wild Things are Infant Costume by Kimberly Sneed

 

You’ll need a little pass protection when you start throwing this little football around! Get your brown onesie, beige felt and sew your way to a touchdown!

 

Infant Football Onesie by Lines Across

Infant Football Onesie by Lines Across

 

What’s fabulous about this little chicken is that it looks complicated, but isn’t. 2 white onesies, 2 feather boas and a little felt are all you need for the cutest little dixie chick ever!

 

DIY Chicken Costume by Jessica Kesterson

DIY Chicken Costume by Jessica Kesterson

 

Meeeeeoooooow! This simple little kitty cat costume may already be in your little one’s closet! Just add a headband with ears and a black nose with whiskers and you’re ready to go.

 

Kitty Costume by the Wayfarer Family

Kitty Costume by the Wayfarer Family

 

Looking for a fancier kitty cat look? This one includes a black tutu, furry tail and ears, but it will take a little more time to make.

 

DIY Cat Costume by Do it Yourself Divas

DIY Cat Costume by Do it Yourself Divas

 

 

Toddlers (1-3 Years) Costumes

If you love sewing, your little waddler will make the perfect penguin in this soft, fleecy costume.

 

DIY Mary Poppins Penguin Costume for Toddlers by Ashley Johnston

DIY Mary Poppins Penguin Costume for Toddlers by Ashley Johnston

 

No sewing needed with this itsy-bitsy spider! Just get some furry pipe cleaners and a couple of giant googly eyes and your costume is complete.

 

DIY No Sew Spider Costume by Ashley Johnston

DIY No Sew Spider Costume by Ashley Johnston

 

If you’ve got some basic sewing skills, this cute carrot should be easy. A little orange fleece and green tulle are all you need.

 

DIY Carrot Costume by Ashley Johnston

DIY Carrot Costume by Ashley Johnston

 

This costume is the bee’s knees! No sewing required..Just put your toddler in all black, grab some yellow and black tulle and buzz right through it!

 

Last Minute (No Sew) BumbleBee Costume by Mandy Beyeler

Last Minute (No Sew) Bumblebee Costume by Mandy Beyeler

 

Super sweet candy corn costume needs just 3 colors of felt and a little sewing to complete!

 

Simple Candy Corn Costume by Randi Dukes

Simple Candy Corn Costume by Randi Dukes

 

You’ll score a touchdown and extra point with this costume! This football field costume is perfect for little boys (and moms on a budget).

 

Football Field Dollar Store Costume by Toni Roberts

Football Field Dollar Store Costume by Toni Roberts

 

If you’ve got an hour, you can make this incredibly creative octopus. Grab 4 pairs of tights, a matching shirt and top and some cotton batting. Your tot will be the best dressed sea creature on the block!

 

DIY Octopus Costume by Mariah Leeson

DIY Octopus Costume by Mariah Leeson

 

No job is too big, no pup is too small! Let your tot pick their favorite pup and get to work. Items can be found around the house, and masks can be printed from templates found online.

 

DIY Paw Patrol Marshall Costume by Amy Latta

DIY Paw Patrol Marshall Costume by Amy Latta

 

DIY Paw Patrol Chase Costume Tutorial by Britni Vigil

DIY Paw Patrol Chase Costume Tutorial by Britni Vigil

 

Whether you sew or just want to glue, your daughter can shimmer and shine with this cute little genie costume!

 

Genie from Shimmer and Shine Costume

Genie from Shimmer and Shine Costume

 

Whoooooo’s got the most spectacular owl costume? Your kids do when you make one of these truly special costumes. We recommend substantial sewing skills and a little extra time to get the best results.

 

Owl Halloween Costumes by Amy Christie

Owl Halloween Costumes by Amy Christie

 

Who knew that a couple of toilet seat covers could be transformed into something so clever! Easy to follow instructions and a couple of items from the toybox turns your child into a viking warrior.

 

Viking Costume by Cheri at I am Momma Hear Me Roar

Viking Costume by Cheri at I am Momma Hear Me Roar

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