75 Cute Homemade Toddler Halloween Costume Ideas

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75 Cute Homemade Toddler Halloween Costume Ideas

Best homemade Halloween costume ideas for toddlers, submitted by moms.



“While I was pregnant with Hudson I always craved california rolls. I know many believe that your cravings get passed on to your baby. Well, for me this is very true. Hudson just can’t get enough sushi! We go to our local sushi joint every month to get Hudson his favorite california rolls. And we can never forget the soy sauce that must come with it. So what better Halloween costume than for Hudson to be what he loves and craves all the time… sushi!!!”


Mandy, Oregon




“Ryan, 16 months, dressed up as a chocolate chip cookie. The idea came to me one day when I realized how much Ryan loves his stuffed Cookie Monster toy. I thought it would be so sweet to dress him up as a cookie so he could carry around his cookie monster on Halloween night!”

Jessica, North Carolina





“My daughter Piper will turn two just a few days after Halloween so we’ve been talking a lot about birthdays and her party and what it means to be a year older. Of course the part she’s most excited about is the cake, so we decided to make this costume out of a plastic laundry basket with the bottom cut out, wrapped in fabric and stuffing, with a glittered tp roll on top for a candle. If only they didn’t have to grow up so fast!!”



Sarah, Maryland



“Irelyn, 15 months, absolutely loves to brush her teeth. It was the first body part she recognized so I thought it was only appropriate to create a toothbrush costume for her for Halloween. Holding two toothbrushes during the photo shoot made her day! She wants to remind everyone to brush their teeth after eating those yummy sweet Halloween treats!”


Lisa, Pennsylvania

“This is Ryan Scarlett!”


Laura, Virginia

“Brooke, 2—my Fly Girl.”


Brett, Illinois

Mollie, Maryland




“Mia and Maycie were ice cream cones. They love ice cream, even though they only get it on special occasions and insisted on wearing their hats most of the day. Overall, a very fun costume to make and for the kids to wear.”


Carolyn, New Jersey








“This is our son Max, 3. We thought it would be fun if he dressed as Max from Where the Wild Things Are since they share the same name and he really loves the book.”



Stacey, California





“Makenzie is 1 year old!”


Alicia, Georgia




“Here is a picture of my good little witch! Who says witches can’t wear sparkles and glitter?”



Andrea, Minnesota






“This is the little Raven bird, Zhen. We are orginally from Maryland and love the Baltimore Ravens and Edgar Allen Poe, so we decided to make a raven costume for our 2-year-old daughter. I cut and hand sewed all of the feathers.”



Erin, Pennsylvania







“This picture is my 5-year-old son, dressed as Elvis. The outfit is all homemade by myself and my mother. His desire to dress this way comes from a lot of years of me listening to Elvis around the house. I even have a room full of Elvis Photos, clocks etc. The greatest part is that he is a blonde headed boy. He looks nothing like himself in this picture. It was so much fun to walk around with him Trick-or-Treating. Everyone got a thrill seeing him. When handed candy he would say, ‘Thank you, Thank you very much!'”



Natalie, Kentucky







“These are my one-year-old twins Zachary and Alexandra, in the ‘Dr. Seuss Thing One and Thing Two’ costumes I made them. Very easy to make. No sew!”



Jennifer, California




“This is Alea the Tooth Fairy! Alea is an outgoing 2-year-old who loves to dress up and take pictures. She decided to be a Tooth Fairy this year because she loves visiting Dr. Perno, who mom works with in a dental office. Her costume lights up the night as she flies around collecting everyone’s missing teeth and leaving behind coins for them to find under there pillows in the morning, from her wand and crown.

She carries with her extra tooth brushes, and has buttons of dental floss to promote good dental hygiene to everyone she meets. Her grandma made her adorable costume and it’s completely handmade and original. Her costume is made from feather boas, clay teeth, dental floss, tooth brushes and real money. Her wings, wand and tooth skirt that wraps around her sparkle with real lights. Always remember to slip your teeth under your pillow at night so this twinkling Tooth Fairy can fly by and leave you a surprise!!”






“This is Zuri. She’s 13 months old and she is a Little Green Monster!”



Nattika, Wisconsin






“Owen the Moose! Grandma made his antlers out of felt ($.50) and attached them to a fleece snowsuit from Old Navy ($19.50). Once Halloween is over we will snip the stitches and it will go back to just being his snowsuit. The costume fits my little guy perfectly—at 11 months, he is already 22lbs—only 4lbs less than his 2 year old sister!”




Cindy, Ohio



“My son Karder, 3, wanted to be ‘Franklin,’ which is a cartoon and is a turtle. So I searched high and low for a Franklin costume, but could not find one. He cried and it broke my heart so even with no sewing experience, I was determined to make this happen for my baby. He would walk around singing ‘Hey it’s Franklin! Come-on over to play!’ So sweet. This is it, and I must say, I surprised myself. He now wears it daily and just LOVES being Franklin!”



Nicole, Texas






“My 2-year-old son, Kelan, is OBSESSED with trash trucks, so we decided to make an exact replica of the one that comes to our house every friday morning—the HIGHLIGHT of his week. It is made from cardboard and actually beeps when the front-loading part is lifted up.”



Jennifer, California






“This is my daughter Ahtum is the one wearing the ‘Litter Bug’ costume. My mother made a similar costume for me and we thought that it would be cute to have her become one too.”



Nikki, Washington



“My youngest sister is a student at Kansas State majoring in Engineering. But we think she should major is Art! She is super creative and made this ‘funky fairy’ costume for my 3-year-old, and she also made the same thing for my 11-month-old! It is amazing what some wire, tulle and hot glue can turn into!”


Hilary, Kansas







Rachel, Texas





“My son Jesse as a LA Dodger Baseball!”


Melissa, California







Sandie, Wisconsin






“This is our daughter Katherina, 2. She is dressed as ‘The Old Lady Who Lived In A Shoe, Had So Many Kids She Didn”t Know What To Do.’ This was the perfect costume for her, because she loves all her little babies. Someday she will grow up to be a wonderful mommy.”



Bernadette, New Mexico




“Jordan will be 3 in December!”


Danny, Ohio



“This is my 3-year-old grandson Carter who wanted to be spooky ghost. Since it is always so COLD here in Minnesota, I needed to make his costume fit over his snow suit and still look good and spooky!


This spooky ghost costume was made out of an old sheet. I cut a hole at the top and then hemmed around it leaving an opening. I pulled elastic thru the hem and then sewed it together. Next, I cut out holes for each arm and zig-zagged around the holes so they would not tear or fray. I put the costume on my little guy and trimmed it to the right length. Then I took the left over sheet pieces and cut them in strips. I also used some cheese cloth and cut it into strips and last, used some tulle and cut it into strips.


Carter is wearing a white turtle neck shirt and white knit gloves with the costume. I spent $4.50 on the stocking cap; $1.00 on the white knit gloves, $4.00 on the plastic chain; $1.00 on the cheese cloth; $3.00 on the glow in the dark paint; and old sheet I already had; the tulle was left over from a baby shower. Total cost: $13.50


Marilyn, Minnesota



“Living near a major construction site, I was not surprised when my 3-year-old son declared that he wanted to be a backhoe loader for Halloween. I searched the internet, but naturally could not find any such costume. Liking a challenge, I decided to make one. It turned out great. My son was dressed as a construction worker—complete with reflective striped shirt, work boots and hardhat—so that when he put on the backhoe, he became the driver. For ease of trick-or-treating in the dark and up and down porches, we removed the backhoe and he could be the construction worker. He loved the costume and still plays with it!”



Jennifer, Washington







“This is Haley, my daughter, and the dogs are, Bella, Abigail, Max and Moe. All the costumes are homemade except for the girl dogs shirts. But my daughter’s, the two boy dog’s costumes and the glasses are all handmade.”



Gina, Arizona







“This is Simon, our little member of the Lollipop Guild. We’ve always called him our little munchkin and decided that is what his costume would be this year. Nearly every item was picked up at a Goodwill. He enjoys running around batting people on the head with the lollipop.”



Rorie, Indiana






“The story behing this costume is that my grandson and his aunt were watching Snow White and he stood up next to the TV, and at that time, Dopey was on the screen and we saw that my grandson looked a lot like him. So we made the costume and he was that for Hallloween.”



Amelia, Oklahoma



“My sister made this costume for my son Rees. A scarecrow is perfect for his age because he has the waddle for it down pat!”



Rhonda, Ohio







Tina, Pennsylvania






This picture is of my almost 2-year-old dressed as ‘the beautiful butterfly’ from The Very Hungry Caterpillar book by Eric Carle. This was her favorite book at the time—we read it over and over again. I dyed a white onesie and tights yellow, made the wings from Eric Carle fabric and made the headband and eyes from ribbon. I made the tutu from tulle. I thoroughly enjoyed making that costume. I even made her a matching trick-or-treat bag from the fabric.”







“My 80-year-old gram made this for my son, Tyler. Not the most original costume, but still one of my favorites. How can you resist a 6-month-old’s adorable chubby cheeks framed by a lion’s mane?”


Liz, Illinois







“Every 3-year-old girl wants to be a princess or a fairy, right? Wrong. Mine wanted to be an armadillo and there was no way to change her mind. Even though we are from Texas, most people told us that she was the first armadillo they had ever seen on Halloween.”



Kelly, Texas







“I wanted to come up with something original for my twins to be for Halloween and came up with Twiddle Dee and Tweedle Dum. They looked so cute!”



Rachel, Virginia






Ingrid, California













“This is my little ‘wolf in sheep’s clothing,’ made from hundreds of cotton balls and a lot of hot glue-gunning!”


Chiara, New York






“My son was given a sock monkey for his birthday, and attached to it immediately. Almost a year later, we’ve gone through three sock monkeys, and his love is never-fading. For Halloween, I decided to make him look just like his best friend!”


Allison, Kansas







“My son is really into firefighters and firetrucks this year. He so wanted to be a firefighter. This was the costume I came up with this year. Complete with working flashing lights and componants of the real deal he is so adorable and happy to wear and play in this costume. We love making costumes every year. They are so much more affordable and better than a store bought costume. Our creativity is tested with each one and we are more than happy with our completed hand-crafted, we-made-it-ourself creation.”


Holli, Illinois







“Dalton as chicken!”









“This is Andrew wearing his first Holloween costume. Andrew is 7 months old, and we picked this costume for him because this was the only one can fit him in the store! He is the size of a 18-month-old baby already.”


Xuan, Massachusetts







Shannon, Wisconsin






“My 20-month-old son, Lao Aquarius, LOVES Yo Gabba Gabba and Mickey Mouse. So this year his costume choices were Mickey or DJ Lance Rock. I decided to go with DJ Lance, not only because it was easier to make, but because he can use it as pajamas. PLUS, he loves that show much more. I know they sell the costume online, but those baby and toddler costumes are certainly not made with SoFla weather in mind. It was made from thick HOT material and it fit big and bulky on the kid online. So anyway, I like making the costumes myself because I’m so picky sometimes.


Everybody loves it and more important, my son loves it, and knows exactly who he’s dressed as!”


Diana, Florida





“This is my adorable 2-year-old son Ayden. We go to Renaissance fairs every year, and this was his costume for it. He looked like such a little man. Everyone loved it, including the King and Queen of the fair.”












“I wanted to show you a picture of my daughter, Aaliyah, as Michael Jackson for halloween this year!”


Valerie, Texas







“This is my son, Jason Zhang, who wanted to be a nice lazy tiger for Halloween. I made it using a sofa cover. It turns out that Jason’s favorite part of this costume is its long tail.”



Liyan, Washington






“The inspiration for my son Owen’s referee outfit came from my husband’s favorite sport: football. When he began teaching our 17-month-old-signing-son the hand signals for football calls, creating a tiny ref costume was the obvious next step. All it required was pulling out an old white polo shirt, a pair of white sweat pants three sizes too small and knee socks left over from a fancy Easter outfit. With a $3 bottle of black puffy paint from Michaels, I created the stripes, cuff, and belt and tied up some fabric scraps into a yellow flag for his waistband. I created a few more accessories, but in true toddler form, Owen refused the wear the hat or hold the whistle. Here he is demonstrating his most favorite signal: ‘off sides!!'”


Brianne, Indiana







“For my twin girls Sophia and Gina’s first Halloween, I made them little hatching chicks! They were so adorable. I used a yellow bodysuit and a sewed feather boa to the tops of the sleeves. Then I cut out the shape of a hatching egg and glued it to the bodice. Then I cut the hat out of foam and glued a smaller feather boa for trim. They also had little chickie yellow booties, and I sewed more feathers around the tops of them. It was fun and simple.”



Jamie, Florida






“This was a simple and fast costume concept that my 15-month-old son could walk in easily. It seemed fitting to make a candy corn costume for my son, he’s very sweet!”



Rachel, California



“This is of my son Brett, age 4 in the picture, as a Bluebird!”




Deanne, Wisconsin



“I made my son Andrew a Ghost costume. He wanted me to make him a pumpkin ghost costume at first, but then changed his mind and just wanted a, ‘Ghost with a hair curl.'”



Sarah, Pennsylvania




Paula, Pennsylvania






“This is our son Gunnar being Davy Crockett. We always thought our son had a special relationship with nature just like Davy Crockett, and you can feel the intensity in his eyes in this picture. We live in North Carolina, and it is one of the most beautiful places to be around Halloween. Here you can find colors in nature you didn’t even know existed.”



Fredrik and Andy, North Carolina




Emma, California





“Quorynn is a banana eating machine! So much so that she was knawling on the fake banana that went with her costume! We had the Chiquita Banana song that she danced to when it played. Too cute!”



Leslie, Kansas





Marlena & James, California




“We live in a state with a thriving fire ant population, so my 3 year old wanted to be a fire ant. This is how it turned out!”



Kimberly, Florida



“Her brother was Buzz Lightyear, so of coarse I had to make a Jessie costume for her!”



Rachel, Idaho





“This is my daughter Reagan, she is 2-years-old and she loves SpongeBob. So her father and I made her a costume with two cardboard box lids and a little felt. She loves it!”



Jessie, Kentucky







“This is my daughter Alexis. She’s 3 years old, and she loves this costume!”



Jacquelyn, South Carolina







“My 3-year-old drew a picture and said she wanted to be an octopus for halloween. It really looks more like a centipus, but anyway, when I found the fabric with little bumps on it (for tentacles) I was sold on the idea.”



Joanna, New York







Candice, Florida





“Our son would not put on any thing that he felt was a costume. So my husband and I had to do some brainstorming to come up with a costume that felt like his own clothing. This UPS man was just about the easiest costume and he got so many comments on Halloween.”


Cari, Wyoming


“This is a picture of my daughter Kyla last year as a firefighter. When I asked her what she wanted to dress up as, she answered, ‘Mommy, I want to be a firefighter, just like Daddy.’ So I used his real gear as a guide to make this comstume—no sewing required.


I used yellow duct tape and made ‘reflective’ stripes on a black jacket and sweat pants. I put a white turtle neck underneath and pinned on red suspenders, which were just ribbons. I completed her bunker gear by cutting our last name out of duct tape and putting it on the back of her jacket—’Just like Daddy.'”


Chelsea, Florida




Margaret, North Carolina





“My grandaughter is 2 and didn’t ask to be a tea bag. I just thought of the idea, and it’s so adorable.”


“Who wouldn’t want to be a tomato for Halloween. As long as she is willing to eat her veggies, I’ll turn her into any veggie she wants!”


Wendy, Alaska


“This is Abigail Spanburgh, she is 2!”


Allison, Pennsylvania



“This is an Oompa Loompa costume that I made for my daughter, Caidence. I made the costume because as a child Charlie and the Chocolate Factory was one of my favorite movies, and now me and my kids watch it together.”



Celeste, Texas

Stephanie, Washington