Simple Last Minute DIY Cute Halloween Costumes


I have been gone for 5 days and Halloween is on Saturday. I need to get going on my kid Halloween Costumes. Personally, I love having the kids come up with something creative we have at home.

One year my youngest was Huck Finn and another Cereal Killer. We used things we already had at home or bought things he could reuse. Here are 5 Easy Kids Halloween Costumes you can make with clothes and items you already use.

Simple Last Minute DIY Cute Halloween Costumes


Simple Last Minute Halloween Costumes

Easy Elf on the Shelf Costume

Who says you can’t dress for Christmas at Halloween. This year our last minute DIY costume was Elf on The Shelf. You simply need red onesie PJ’s, a Santa Hat and White Felt.

Simple Last Minute DIY Cute Halloween Costumes

Care Bear Costumes:

Most adults remember the Care Bears. Create a family of Care bears with simple Sweat Pants and Felt. This should only take a few minutes and you have a great family costume.  This Could not be easier. 

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DIY Cat Lady Costume

Most kids have plenty of stuffed animals for this cat lady costume. All you might need is a fuzzy robe.  and some stuffed cats.

Simple Last Minute cute simple halloween costumes

Last minute Scuba Diver Costume

Ask your neighbors for some extra 2 liter bottles, paint and electrical tape to create this adorable DIY Scuba Diver Halloween Costume. 

Simple Last Minute DIY Cute Halloween Costumes


Create a Superman Costume in minutes

Not all superheroes need capes. Make Clark Kent with a t-shirt and some men’s wear. 

Simple Last Minute DIY Cute Halloween Costumes



Rain Cloud Costume

I am sure you can find an umbrella that no longer works. Transform it into this Raincloud Costume. 

All kids love the Minions. By transforming some simple winter hats, you have these easy DIY Minion Halloween Costumes. 


How to make last minute crayon costumes:

What a simple but creative way to dress up as a group. Each kid picks their favorite color in this last minute Crayon Costume idea. 

Simple Last Minute DIY Cute Halloween Costumes



Grab a cute yellow dress your daughter can wear again and then add a canister of Morton salt and an Umbrella. Ta Da you have an instant kids costume. 

Simple Last Minute DIY Cute Halloween Costumes

Grab some inexpensive t-shirts and some face makeup to create a Frankenstein Costume for your kids. 

source: Joanne’s Fabric

Stick Figures are seen on some many back windshields these days. Dress up your child with some simple clothing and duck tape. 

Easy 2 minute Cereal Killer Costume

Here is my son last year in his 4:30 pm creation for a 5pm Halloween Party. A pun on words Cereal Killer costume. 

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What is your go to last minute halloween costume idea? What do you think of the 10 Simple Last Minute DIY Cute Halloween Costumes?

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  1. these are such cure ideas! I love the salt girl

  2. Such a cute post! I wish I had this to read as my daughter was growing then I wouldn’t have had to buy those expensive costumes. Great post!

  3. Great collection and easy too! I especially love the cat lady – totally made me chuckle. My kids love to dress up as minions. I have dressed as a purple crayon before 🙂

  4. These are so great! I especially LOOVE the salt girl one!!!! So cute!

  5. These are all so cute. I think the scuba divers are my faves!

  6. All great ideas for last minute costumes! I love the stick figure one especially and the crayon one would be easy to make, too!

  7. I love the hair on the crayons – it’s adorable – and the cereal killer is quite clever!

  8. I love all of these! Such cute idea!

  9. Oh my goodness those scuba divers are adorable! Adults could do these as well!

  10. these are REALLY good costumes!! I love a lot of these. My kids are always changing their minds. The decide on something and then see something better and want that one. It drives me bonkers

  11. Great ideas! I love the crazy cat lady!

  12. How creative! This is the first year I dont need last minute ideas, HA

  13. My favourite is the raincloud costume it is so creative and different from the normal witch or devil Halloween costume that people tend to wear.

  14. Haha what some awesome idea, I am loving the cereal killer costume what a great idea! x

  15. The cat lady one is sooo cute! I may use that one for myself this weekend!

  16. That cat lady costume is adorable. She just needs a blue ‘old lady’ wig!

  17. These are great costumes, very creative and fun and easy too 🙂