For all my money-savvy parents, in this post you’ll find super adorable and incredibly cheap Halloween costumes that you can DIY with items found at your local discount or dollar store.
If you need some inspiration, check out these amazing homemade costumes for kids below!
DIY Dollar Store Halloween Costume Ideas for Kids
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1. Pumpkin Costume
via Unexpected Elegance
With a little bit of orange tulle and a sleek pair of shorts, you can create the cutest pumpkin costume ever!
2. Water Color Paint Costume
via DIY Network
This is a creative costume that’ll make your little artist beam with joy. Just top off the look with a simple black beret.
3. DIY Flower Pot Costume
via Clumsy Crafter
Create this cute and simple flower pot costume with just a plastic pot and a few artificial flowers.
4. DIY Gumball Machine Costume
via Dukes and Duchesses
This gumball costume is sure to bring lots of giggles on Halloween! All you need is a few items such as plastic balls and a handy glue gun.
5. DIY Ghost Busters Costume
via Projects in Parenting
Ghostbuster costumes will remain a timeless classic. Create your own proton packs using cardboard and a little bit of spray paint.
6. DIY Bumblebee Costume
via Creative Green Living
A simple yet very cute bumblebee costume will always be a fan favorite. Grab a yellow tee and make it awesome with black stripes. Don’t forget the wings!
7. DIY Pineapple Costume
via Delia Creates
A little bit of felt can go a long way especially when making a super cute costume such as this! No sewing required!
8. DIY 1920s Flapper Costume
via Dollar Store Crafts
Dollar stores are a great place to grab cheap feather boas which, with your glue gun in hand, can make creating a flappers costume quick and easy.
9. DIY Garden Gnome Costume
via Food Folks and Fun
He’s literally one of the cutest garden gnomes I have ever seen! This is a fun and absolutely adorable costume idea for toddler boys.
10. DIY Teenage Mutant Ninja Turtle Costume
via A Night Owl
This costume is both cute and fun! Just imagine your little guy wearing this on Halloween!
11. DIY Mario and Luigi Costume
This is a great costume for siblings! Mario and Lugi are the perfect team for the Halloween.
12. DIY Sushi Costume
via Really Risa
No need to break the bank to recreate this simple yet adorable Halloween costume! A little bitorange and white fabric and a head band with pink and green bows is all it takes to turn your cutie pie into a smiling piece of sushi.
13. DIY Jelly Bean Costume
via The Sits Girls
Turn your sweet little one into a delicious bag of Jelly Bellys! How cute is this?
14. DIY Bandit Costume
via Make It Love It
The only thing she’s stealing are the hearts of those who sees this insanely adorable costume!
15. DIY Caillou Costume
Caillou makes the perfect costume for toddler boys on Halloween!
16. DIY Curious George “Man in the Yellow Hat” Costume
via A Butterfly’s Haven
If your toddler is a serious fan of Curious George then I am sure he would love this costume for Halloween!
17. DIY Despicable Me “Minions” Costume
via Wine and Glue
This costume is super affordable and extremely cute. Grab a sweet pair of overalls and a pair of red sneakers to complete this look.
18. DIY Mickey Mouse Costume
via The Chirping Moms
What is Halloween without Mickey Mouse? I’m sure your little one will have tons of fun dressed up as Walt Disney’s classic character.