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82 Cute + Easy DIY Halloween Kids' Costumes

Break out the craft supplies and enlist the kiddos to help make these creative, funny and budget-friendly homemade costumes.

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DIY Halloween Costumes Your Kids Will Love

It's that time of year again when you have to choose between spending a small fortune on a store-bought Halloween costume for your kiddo (or kiddos) or spend hours of precious free time crafting something they'll actually want to wear. Well, stress no longer! We've pulled together the ultimate list of cute, clever costumes that are easy to make, take minimal time and look like something you bought off the rack. Grab our step-by-step tutorials for a variety of kid-friendly outfits like this scuba diver costume made from leftover soda bottles and much, much more.

First up, a scuba diver. Make this adorable costume in a pinch from items you would normally toss in the trash, like 2-liter soda bottles and a laundry detergent cap.

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Watercolor Artist Costume

Create a trick-or-treating masterpiece by turning your little artist into a classic watercolor paint tray. Top it off with a handmade French-inspired beret and a jumbo paintbrush made from a pool noodle and pipe cleaners.

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Queen of Hearts Costume

The Queen of Hearts may be the antagonist in Lewis Carroll's children's book classic Alice in Wonderland, but this sweet costume will make the villainous queen look downright adorable. There is minimal sewing involved and the sewing can even be skipped if needed. Best of all, this costume is easy to customize to fit children of any age or even an adult.

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Train Conductor Costume

All aboard! Reduce, reuse and recreate this charming choo-choo from discarded cardboard boxes and some craft supplies you likely already have on hand.

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